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Comment: Re:Only Two Futures? (Score 1) 609 609

Actually we need do to reset the upper tax rate to 90%, graduated and of course adjusted for inflation. Back when this was the case large incomes actually paid around 50% tax after deductions and credits, while today they are well under 20%. And they make the vast majority of the income and should pay the majority source of the income tax.

The Republican party has problems finding voters to support policies that benefit just .01% of current citizens. Fear-mongering and extremism is feeding on itself so that its "leaders" argue against each other about who is more authentically extreme, making it difficult or impossible to move to the middle and appeal to more voters. Its "leaders" are paid/financed by the .01% to espouse radical right-leaning ideas in public forums so that uninformed voters might find them attractive. Seems like that snake has finally ate itself.

Comment: Re:Fast track (Score 1) 355 355

If the professor has issues, they are issues with setting limits and issuing consequences.
No student who swore at the professor or disrespected him in class should have been allowed to continue, they should have been thrown out on the spot and possibly readmitted pending appeal and review. If they threatened him he should have called security.
And the same goes for cheating - he should have terminated anyone's right to continue in the class as soon as he had evidence that they cheated.
Perhaps the situation was not so clear cut, that it was not obvious who was cheating or who was disrespecting, but if so I'd like to hear it.
It looks like he missed several opportunities to put management techniques into practice.

Comment: Re:They don't know who Snowden is (Score 1) 686 686

I saw that John Oliver show, and I can't agree that "most people think Snowden is Assange". However, it sure seemed, from their impromptu sampling of people in the street somewhere, that most people they talked to had either no idea or a very inaccurate idea of who Snowden was and what he did.
If in fact most people don't like Snowden, and most people also don't really know what he did, then maybe it's just an issue of getting proper information.

Comment: Re:Three easy methods (Score 1) 1081 1081

Agree. I can't understand how Oregon allows a doctor to write a prescription for something that will kill you, yet some state can't obtain drugs to execute people. Which is fine by me, since I don't think they should be executing anyone anyhow.
And as you said sufficient morphine, or propofol, or other strong narcotics will kill you, and that stuff is available from any pharmacy supplier. Perhaps their ethics prevents them from supplying executioners.

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