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Comment: Re:Who watches the watchers (Score 1) 210

by fustakrakich (#46803035) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

You won't know until you try. Eh, better to stick with the devil you know and trust.. I mean really, the human race is flourishing in spite of it all.

Political connections can only be nurtured by lots of time and money. There won't be time for either when you don't know who your next pansy is going to be.

The funny thing is that the people you elect don't run the show, bureaucrats and staffers do. Nobody elected them, and some have been there over 40 years. All that has to go, if you are serious about reforming your government.

Like I said, if a kid can be drafted to shoot a rifle at strangers, then he is just as qualified to sit in congress.

Comment: Re:Okay (Score 1) 15

by fustakrakich (#46802927) Attached to: Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die

Ah, you claim lack of difference, and dismiss everything thereafter.

Everything what? You are star struck by every republican that falls off the truck, and you never ask where the suitcase of money comes from. What is different about that? What "thereafter" are you talking about? What makes you think you can bring ideology into Vegas? I mean, yeah you can work the crowd with that stuff, and you can still attract them to the bearded snake woman at the roadside carnival, but you should be much more suspicious of anybody who is attracted to the job. And the people you reward with it, well, obviously what I have to say about them you can't say in church, not out loud...

And this Walker guy... He's gotta open his books... all of them do... if they don't, you would be suckers to vote for any of them. I mean, that's if you want "reform"... The money is their leash, that's a simple fact. When a person, or group of persons invest in a politician's and/or party's campaign, they expect a return on that investment, or it evaporates and moves on to somebody more compliant. The best example I can remember is Ned Lamont's 2006 senate campaign.

Comment: Re:Who watches the watchers (Score 1) 210

by fustakrakich (#46802633) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

So now you have neither capable politicians nor capable bureaucrats and staff, but a bunch of newbies every year.

Sounds like you have a problem with your educational system and raising children in general if they aren't capable of anything when they grow up. Well, if you're happy with today's bullshit, then carry on, but your complaints will only draw ridicule from me.

Comment: Re:Who watches the watchers (Score 1) 210

by fustakrakich (#46800247) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

Not at all. Bureaucrats and staffers go out the window also, all of them, with each cycle. The idea is to turn our elected officials into the servants they are supposed to be. The present system does not allow that.

If a kid fresh out of high can be taught to fire a gun without killing himself, and you can depend on him to guard that wall, he can be given a proper education in governance. By the way, no careerism in the military is permitted either. We don't need a bunch of desktop generals who have proven nothing other than being efficient paper pushers

If you want to slog along with the same old same old, be my guest, but it makes all your complaints sound rather silly, and you will be mocked :-)

Comment: Re:Okay (Score 1) 15

by fustakrakich (#46800133) Attached to: Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die

I'm waiting for you to resolve the contradiction between the impossibility of change within the system and the need to change the system.

The is no contradiction. The system needs to be tossed, as there is no possibility of change within it. It is working as designed. Read the sig, Luke...

How is it that we're clamoring for something different, then crushing every attempt to vote in anyone different?

Because you are not clamoring for something different. You're still being strung along by republicans

Walker (so far) hasn't sold out.

You're not following the money...

To make change possible, the voters have to change. That includes you. That is where the only possibilities lie.

Comment: Re:Who watches the watchers (Score 3, Interesting) 210

by fustakrakich (#46799777) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

To paraphrase: The best argument against democracy (and yes, even democratic republics) is a five minute discussion with the average voter.

Toss it all out, it is corrupt by nature, and appoint everybody by lottery for one term only. Only then can we get the turnover needed to eliminate the careerism and mitigate the corruption.

Comment: Re:Texas needs water, not oil (Score 1) 183

by fustakrakich (#46799525) Attached to: Obama Delays Decision On Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

Why can't we have a pipeline that brings fresh water, instead of oil?

No money in it... It would saturate the market. The system doesn't work without scarcity, and contented people are hard to motivate. Every shortage we experience now is only due to a disagreement over the price.

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