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Comment Re:so trade bills (Score 2) 413 413

RTFM, this isn't TPP or any of those treaties. This is some other small sacrificial lamb so everyone stops paying attention.

What this would have aloud is for Obama to submit the TPP to congress and all they can do is yeh or nay. No debate, no amendments. Since the TPA did not pass, when it is proposed to congress, it is open to debate, amendment and the public.

Comment Facts behind the aspartame controversy (Score 1) 630 630

Aspartame does change to formaldehyde due to body heat. However, formaldehyde is required for proper metabolism and our body produces two enzymes which can break down the formaldehyde. The dangers of aspartame involve consuming aspartame faster than your body is able to break it down. To begin to suffer the effects of aspartame (formaldehyde poisoning) would require the consumption of approximately 50mg of aspartame per kilogram of body weight. So for me, I would have to consume about 60 cans of diet cola ) per day to feel the effects of formaldehyde poisoning. (1 12oz. can of diet coke: 125 mg) Results may vary based on metabolism speed and body weight.

Comment Re:This seems appropriate (Score 1) 163 163

Congress extends copyright every time Disney throws money at them.

The Mickey Mouse Protection Act will reach its end in 2018. You can bet that Disney will dump millions into another extension. One potential source of influence against Disney and other supporters is software publishers. Present copyright terms for software copyright is pointless because of how quickly the programs become obsolete and unusable due to lack of hardware and OS support. Software publishers have no valid reason to extend copyright. Who will still be using Windows XP in 2096 when the copyright expires? Who will be using it in 2066? 2036? No one! The hardware to run the OS will be long gone with exception to a technology museum.

Comment Re:This seems appropriate (Score 3, Interesting) 163 163

Unfortunately, the Senate has to approve both of those and when they figure out it means they can't accept bribes any more, they will kill it faster than patent reform.

Incorrect. The states can open a constitutional convention to create an amendment to ban financially influencing politicians. If 3/4 of the states approve of the amendment, then it by-passes congress and becomes part of our constitution.

Comment There is one answer (Score 1) 163 163

There is one answer that can work. It is a constitutional convention. If 2/3 of the states demand an amendment, then Congress is obligated to open a constitutional convention for the proposed amendment to the Constitution. If 75% of the states approve of the amendment to the Constitution, then that by-passes the US Congress. This is the only way we can create term limits for the US Congress. They will not slit there own throats. Ever since Obamacare, the idea of opening a constitutional convention has been growing among the states to propose a balanced budget amendment. Term limits for US Congress would not be far behind.

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