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Comment Re:Bernie Madoff (Score 2) 173

Too many still have a cartoon version of morality, with the top-hatted, moustache-twirling villain. They focus on punishing evildoers, rather than prevention and rehabilitation. Maybe that's why we have so many people in prison.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 600

For those that say "but they will not see in the dark or with rain" there is a simple solution: adapt to the speed you can travel, so slow down. That is the whole purpose.

Similar to what I said earlier in the discussion, you could also fill the road with potholes to make people slow down. You are making the road less safe to scare people, while also completely disregarding their need to get somewhere in a timely manner.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 600

No, it's not. You could also fill the street with potholes. That would slow people down (and damage their cars) with no benefit. Not having the lines to guide people, keeping them in safe lanes, could cause them to slow down to a speed that wasn't needed before you did it.

Yes, accidents are more severe at high speed. But we still have high speed expressways, right? You're reminding me of that Bloom County cartoon from the 1980s, where Milo accused Opus of wanting 30,000 people to die on the highways because he didn't support a 15 MPH speed limit over 55.

Comment Re: Ok. (Score 2) 667

Well, just because you can make ads that fill up the entire page and can't be skipped, move around the screen, play videos and sound, or redirect the browser to another page, doesn't mean you should. That's abuse.

It's annoying how much space is dedicated to advertising in a print magazine, but at least it doesn't do those things. If it did, print would be dying even faster than it is.

Comment Re:Tax Returns??? (Score 1) 176

A lot of people simply don't understand how the system works. One of my in-laws convinced her husband to put in 0 withholding allowances (or maybe 1; I forget) for years, ending up with a huge refund. Mind you, they had several children, so it was a relatively immense check. I think she thought somehow this was a hack that got them free money. Meanwhile, he had to borrow money from his own kids sometimes, because his cash flow was so bad.

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