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Comment Band-Aids Won't Work (Score 1) 334

The entire distribution grid needs to re-engineered and rebuilt from the ground up. Hare-brained politically/financially-driven motivated patch schemes are like applying kluges to legacy code; yeah it might work for awhile, but eventually you'll need a newer system. Why buy buckets and plugs for a leaky boat when you need a new boat?

Comment Re:Only Republicans are too stupid... (Score 1) 84

In essence I agree with everything you say. Do try to understand, though, that the U.S. Government has given people ample cause to be suspicious of their intentions and skeptical of their performance. I don't think they see .gov as the only bogeyman, just the one that happens to have an army and taxation authority.

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"