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Comment: Re: Once Again (Score 0) 93 93

Uh, liberals have been very much at the forefront of this risk aversion. Liberals dreamed up the CPSC and use it to remove all manner of "danger" from our lives. Trial lawyers donate almost exclusively to liberal politicians and their main source of income is lawsuits claiming that not enough was done to remove risk.

Comment: Re: Easy. (Score 1) 148 148

Not only do we have to respect her life choices, we need to make sure that once she does choose to go back to work, she starts off with pay not equal to where it was when she left but equal to where she would be had she not left and continued to receive COLAs and promotions, etc. Or are you really stupid enough to believe that the woman sitting next to you doing the same work as you at the same level as you who has never had children and worked reduced hours and taken maternity leave, etc. really is being paid less than you?

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 3, Insightful) 148 148

Or you can look at the reverse... Those of us having children are the only ones helping you have all the social welfare programs (pensions and Social Security, etc.) after you stop working.

So, yes, I am getting a raw deal because I am raising kids that will contribute to me and to you and you are getting a free ride by having no kids.

Comment: Re:And what about the infrastructure issues? (Score 1) 294 294

Why did you leave out Salt Lake City, UT and Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Gallen, Luzern, Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland and probably every other major city in Europe for having "light rail systems run in the street parallel with cars." That is probably a more common situation that having subway or elevated rails.

Comment: Re:And what about the infrastructure issues? (Score 1) 294 294

Why the hell should Amtrak receive any federal funding if it is a private corporation as people claim. Amtrak should raise their rates enough to operate in the black like all true private transportation companies are eventually forced to do or cease operations.

Comment: Re: US rail system (Score 2) 294 294

Nascar Race? You mean because they "raise" the flag and sing the National Anthem before the race and usually launch fireworks after it? Nearly every sporting event in the US starts with raising the flag and singing the National Anthem. I've been told Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Blue Jays (Major League Baseball) games are preceded by two national anthems. I see a few Canadian flags here in Wisconsin along with some Swedish and Norwegian ones as well. Plenty of Mexican ones flying in early May. I haven't heard of anyone getting to upset by it.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein