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Comment: No sir. (Score 3, Informative) 152

by fishthegeek (#46294369) Attached to: ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy
The governement does not own the highway, the public owns the highway in common. The government is nothing more than a steward of the public's property and if the public decides to change that they certainly may. As a matter of fact the public doesn't need the governments consent to change how our highways are managed either; the public can vote and make it happen.

Comment: Re:Coming Soon (Score 1) 223

by fishthegeek (#44873893) Attached to: Robots Join Final Assembly Line At US Auto Plant

I'll go so far as to say that 95% of people are probably biologically capable of going to college.

With all due respect you're about 70% too high. If you honestly believe that all we need to do is "straighten out" our education problems by fixing only the educators you will be very disappointed by the results.

Comment: Re:Stop watching Fox (Score 1) 1719

by fishthegeek (#42324251) Attached to: Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Australia and Europe both got lower crime rates.

You're a little bit ill informed my friend.

http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/Australia/United-States/Crime

http://io9.com/5933173/three-strange-theories-about-why-americas-crime-rate-is-so-low

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/08/crime-in-europe-and-the-u-s.html

Comment: Re:Get homeshcooled (Score 1) 743

by fishthegeek (#42053613) Attached to: Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order
I think he meant public "owned" as opposed to public place. The school is required by law to know the whereabouts of minors in their care the exact same way parents are. Imagine needing to know where several thousands kids are in a decent sized high school? This isn't about privacy, that is a stupid argument. Everyone in that school knows where she either is, or supposed to be, without that badge. She is also a minor, and like it or not she does not have any expectation of privacy during normal school functions such as classes. I am all about protecting private things that are supposed to be private. She does not have a right to be anonymous in going to and from class.

Comment: Re:And as a white parent who knows the realities . (Score 1, Insightful) 622

by fishthegeek (#41969869) Attached to: With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

For most, setting aside luck, regardless of what you do, the class you were born in is the class you die in.

I can't bear to think about how horrible your world must be to live in. The outcome of ones life is by-and-large a result of the choices one makes. If you want to double your chance of success you have to double your rate of failure. To quote someone who might know about things like this.... "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." --Henry Ford

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