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Comment Re:Suicide? (Score 1) 1343

ANYONE that knows anything about firearms already knows that you store unloaded, with a trigger lock or in a locked box and with the safety on.

Sorry, I have to disagree with your broad generalization here. Expecting someone to be able to unlock and load a gun in a high stress self defense situation is unreasonable.

Granted, keeping a unlocked, loaded gun where a three year old can get to it is a disgrace, but I really disagree with your broad generalization.

Comment Re:Grad student with huge loans (Score 1) 1259

I would also like to propose a distinction between "whining" and anecdotally highlighting a situation that is both unfair to individuals who decide to pursue an advanced education and harmful to the intellectual and scientific health of the country.

It isn't unfair, you knew when you decided to pursue a post-graduate education that you had loans and that the interest would accrue on them. You weighed your options and decided to continue with your education and let the interest accrue. There is nothing wrong with that, but don't call it unfair.

Comment Re:Contracts aren't what they used to be... (Score 1) 300

I don't believe in free market anymore.

There's just too many loopholes, lobbying being the biggest. And I think the U.S. government has a lot of corruption to stamp out before it can be as flexible as the EU has been hitherto.

If they gain an advantage by lobbying, then they aren't really competing in a free market, are they?

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