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Comment: Re:Not really needed anymore. (Score 2) 354

Affirmative Action is ultimately a futile gesture in that by the time a student reaches college, it's too late. Essentially, A.A. is closing the barn doors after the horses have fled.

Assuming two children with the same abilities, the primary indicators of academic success will be the Primary and Secondary schools and parental involvement, irrespective of economic situations, the vast majority of the time.

Efforts should be focused on improving the Primary and Secondary schools...variables that government can influence. Note that Improving does not automatically mean more money. School Choice, Teacher accountability, better discipline ( I favor laws that would immunize teachers from prosecution in self defense situations and intervention in altercations and also vastly increased powers of teachers to discipline students), to name a few.

I have no idea how to improve parental involvement.

But in the end, letting them go through the Hell that is our Elementary, Jr, and High school systems and THEN being concerned about them getting into college is just plain stupid.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 2) 1613

by sycodon (#46770143) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

I guess the millions killed with Zyklon B would disagree.

I also guess you have never heard of the term, "inciting a riot".

You say that it would take guns to achieve this. Well, these guns were in the hands of the State, precisely the ones you insist should only have access to guns. And you cannot deny that it was the writings and rhetoric that fueled the Nazi's rise to power and that is was the propaganda and incitement that enabled the murder of millions. Joseph Goebbels would have been hanged for his use of words.

So the words of a man had a much deadlier affect than any one loon with a gun at an elementary school.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.