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Comment: Oversight (Score 4, Insightful) 461

by gatfirls (#48909211) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Police want to be able to (without warrant or cause) track you, record you, search you, go through your cell phone, and whatever else the fancy at the moment but once there is the slightest attempt at any monitoring or oversight of the police they go apeshit about their rights and their safety.

It's so backwards it's almost a parody of the intent of the constitution and government accountability.

Comment: Re:Required vaccine? (Score 1) 178

by gatfirls (#48891589) Attached to: New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

You may be the stupidest registered user I have had to deal with.

Those headlights coming at you at 11PM might be a smoker, drunk person, or drug addict. Pick one.

Fight your tobacco cause you idiot, BTW a lot of really hardcore smokers are ex drug and alcohol users, tell those horrific people they should go back to alcohol and/or drugs because "ewww it stinks".

And someone modded you up? WTF?

Comment: Re:Required vaccine? (Score 1) 178

by gatfirls (#48886645) Attached to: New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

Alcohol? Great as long as you don't drive, don't urinate in public or start a drunken brawl.
Drugs? Great as long as you don't end up sitting in the ER on public dollars, or don't go on a lunatic stabbing rampage.
Smoke is probably the worst of the lot in terms of the number of people it affects. It smells foul (opinion) and it's bad for your health just being in the same room or general vicinity as someone who's doing it (fact).

Did you type that with a straight face? The sociological and economic impact from alcohol and drug abuse is so massive and ubiquitous it's pretty much impossible to be quantified.

What you are saying is: "I'm ok with these things when I remove the horrific aspects of them, but not with smoking."

There's like a million arrests per year for DUI (just the people who get caught), but let's focus on that terrible smoker doing things that you don't like.

Comment: Re:Not just self-employed.. (Score 1) 450

That's a good question. I would think it wouldn't be a large percentage.

Sure like 50% of Americans have 401k's etc, but actual capital gains/losses? I would guess that number is pretty low and probably a large part of the development for the software since it can be so complex versus your straight 1040a/ez filer.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos