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Comment: Re:Inevitable escalation of a broken philosophy (Score 1) 609 609

If a militia could not keep the government in check, it's only because the oppressive government has made it a self-fulfilling prophecy. I assure you, if there were no restrictions on military weapons, everyone would have them. In the 18th century, private citizens had cannon. Where do you think the militia got them from?

Comment: Re:Inevitable escalation of a broken philosophy (Score 1) 609 609

What the hell does the second amendment have to do with Macroland killing its citizens?

Your people are under constant surveillance, have no property rights, can have your speech silenced at any moment by a mere stroke of the pen, and you meekly accept all this. The government has no need to kill any of you because you are already dead. You are all subjects, and your liberty is an illusion.

Comment: Re:Too big to care. (Score 1) 96 96

by operagost (#49930617) Attached to: Bank's IT Failure Loses 600,000 Payments
A credit union isn't a bank. They are regulated, and deposits are insured, by the NCUA. My company is well aware of the fact that the NCUA regularly audits our clients, so I assure you that such a debacle will not go unnoticed. If you haven't received redress for this incident, you should pursue it.

Comment: Re:I do not consent (Score 1) 851 851

by operagost (#49924109) Attached to: FDA Bans Trans Fat
The taxes weren't "too low". There were something like 20 people paying for 1 person, early on. Should they maybe have been a little higher to pump up the "trust fund" for the future? Yes, but the progressives knew this wouldn't fly. They needed to make sure most Americans were behind it, so they had to keep the tax low and make big promises.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries