We in the US spend more than most of the rest of the world combined on our military.
True, but given how much of it we waste, we actually get about 1/3 of what the rest of the world spends...
The annual death rate drops from 10k to year to 500 people per year.
Not to belittle your point, but in 2008 (the last year for which figures are available) traffic deaths were 37,313 -- the lowest since 1961.
Huh. Olympus Mons on Mars is the tallest known mountain in the solar system with the peak being 17 miles above the mean surface level on Mars.
Yea, um, we're planning on going around it...
How is java's cross platform ability a myth?
Java: Write once, pray many.
If I sold you a car and it had a cupholder with a lock on it, and you had to pay me any amount of money at all for me to take that lock off so you have a place to conveniently set your drink, would you feel right about it?
There is a simple explanation of this behavior. People who have, for whatever reason, paid this extra money for nothing must rationalize their justification. We all do it. For many of us, it's better to defend a stupid decision than to admit to a stupid decision.
Yup. This guy is an idiot. How does he know government can always be trusted with the information, among other things.
Not to be pendantic, but he is not an idiot -- he is naive. When he gets old enough to shave, he'll understand that just because his intentions are pure does not mean that those who run the agencies that would own this data are pure. They aren't. Nobody in power is.