Reality according to US Congress:
- A psycho decides to murder children / shoot up a mall full of people
- The psycho gathers firearms, ammunition, and/or explosive devices
- The psycho heads out to the school / playground / mall (full of nicely unarmed victims, no potential resistance)
- The psycho sees a sign that says "Gun-Free Zone"
- The psycho says to himself, "Oh noes! No guns! What am I going to do? Well, I guess I'll just go home now."
- The psycho goes home & goes back to watching TV
the language of the law is so amazingly vague
Vague laws & variable enforcement = pathway to tyranny.
You can be arrested for even being suspected of having illegal gun parts - high-capacity magazines, silencers & fittings, automatic sears (yes, Citizen, a cube of metal 1/2" on the side can equal 5 years in jail...), even rubber O-rings that can be qualified as being "potential parts of grenade launcher attachments". Vague definition = arrest, fine, jail time, and a ruined life... for a piece of metal or an O-ring.
Meanwhile, David Gregory can wave around a highly illegal high-capacity magazine on public TV, and the DA will "decline to prosecute". Because the law that will land YOU in jail doesn't apply to the Ruling Class. Variable enforcement = some people are above the law.
It wasn't necessarily that the information was misleading, but that it would lead patients to make decisions about their own care without necessarily consulting a doctor, which the FDA thinks is not a good idea -- and I totally see their point, frankly.
So, by the same logic, let's shut down:
- wikipedia.org - plenty of medical information there
- Merck Manual at www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/
- ...and about 1000 more
Oh noes! Medical information out in the open! How dare those peasants make decisions for themselves! We must protect them from themselves!
Yeah, let's deny information (however flawed it may be, it's better than nothing) to people with a capacity for independent thought, for the sake of coddling & protecting the morons.
But noooo, we can't have that, let's shut down the information for EVERYONE because SOME people might misinterpret, or because there's a TINY error chance in the testing process.
Typical American attitude - "this might annoy/damage some morons, so let's shut it down for everyone".
Just as they've held up the approval of 15-minute DIY HIV test kits (Orasure et al), now they're blocking access to this information. Same principle: "Because we're worried that a few morons can't understand the data, we're going to screw EVERYONE indiscriminately".
Same result: 100,000's of potentially preventable HIV infections occurred in the years the quicktests were delayed, now 100,000's of people will be denied the knowledge of potentially life-threatening illnesses and the possibility of preventative maintenance.
Way to go, FDA. Let more people get sick & die so Big Pharma profits. Motive couldn't be more transparent of it was made from Trivex.
On a larger scale, I wonder if the age of "tyranny of the moron over the intellectual" will ever come to an end.
Now, on average we get 1 phone call (with serious questions or something not covered by the website info) per every 100-200 site visitors. Even taking the lower end of the scale, and dividing by 2 to be on the safe side, I can extrapolate that there are at least 50 people / day who fall prey to this deceptive display of ads. That's 50 people who wasted their time - and $ 120 - $ 150 in lost advertising expenses for us. Thanks, Google!
What it leads to, is people searching for one thing, Google throwing in ads for something only-somewhat relevant, and the user clicking on the ad thinking it's an actual search result.
The user loses because they just wasted time looking at a site that doesn't offer what they wanted, the advertiser loses because they just paid anywhere from $ 0.05 to $ 3.00 (or more). Only Google wins, because it's just made an extra $ 0.50 - $ 3.00 in that fraction of a second.
It's bad for the user experience, it's bad for advertisers, and it damn well should be regulated.
"Bonuses for you and PS4 consoles for your kids, all around! Good work, team!"
"Hey taxpayers, you know how we promised you 'transparency'? Sure, you can haz. Here's a bill for a few million."
Just as a reminder, these are the same guys who just had a "press briefing" about Benghazi (anyone keeping track of how many months it's been since the event?) - BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/10/White-House-Benghazi-off-the-record
There's no such thing as a "term prison sentence" for anything even remotely resembling a "sex crime". Take a piss on a playground at 4AM, even though there are no kids within a mile, ZOMFG pedo = 10 year sentence + permanent, endless, interminable persecution.
Can't have a decent job - who's going to hire a convicted sex offender?
Can't live in a nice neighborhood, or if you do somehow manage to buy a house there, since you have to inform everyone, you'll be shunned.
Can't walk down the sidewalk of a school, playground, etc., etc, so your freedom of movement is restricted.
Forget about buying a gun legally.
Forget about participating in chatrooms, etc.
And now, they can't even play videogames.
What kind of existence is that?
I'm not defending "pedophile-pedophiles", but considering that a sizeable percentage of sex offenders didn't really do a damn thing that has to do with sex, the punishment is ridiculous - and the interminable nature of it is really inexcusable.
I honestly don't understand why more of them don't just completely snap from all the persecution, get an assault rifle & some ammo, and Lanza out in style. Seriously. If I was told that my life will be a living hell from here on out, and there is no expiration period, and I will be ostracized forever & ever & ever, I would either be on a plane getting the hell out of here permanently, or stocking up on ammo.