"Im against this unless records can be retrieved and reviewed in cases of alleged police misconduct."
I'm pretty sure that's the entire point. Did you even read the summary? Use of force down by 50%, citizen complaints down 90%. This is AWESOME.
oh quit whining, and quit repeating talking points. I am starting a business. There are no huge tax burdens, and no oppressive regulations. It's minimal paperwork for a business license, and frankly, as a citizen, I WANT restaurants to have to meet health code, fire code, and I want their waiters to go through the stupid little class to get their food handlers permits. There should be regulations on how to treat employees, how to pay them, etc. Basic legal infrastructure is just as important as physical infrastructure.
I will agree that preferential treatment for the Big Guys is killing us. Stop giving them tax cuts that make it hard for me to compete. Use the money on basic infrastructure that we all need to do business.
P.S. I'm happy for the ACA. I WAS worried about insurance when I eventually quit my day job.
right. Free. Tell that to the 3/5s of People.
While I'm at it... only 100 years? You know the USA is older than that, right? So, are you saying that we lost our Freedom around 1914? I'm very curious, what was happening then? Well, there was the build up to the Great Depression. I'm probably giving you too much credit. You probably just don't know how old our country is.
The Free Market is a lie. It has never existed, and it never will. Any time you get three people together, two of them collude to screw the third. Your freedoms HAVE been chipped away, but it's usually our completely shitty response to Terrorism that does it, not great boogeyman of the Left. Mind you, the CIA and the NSA have been doing this shit for decades now in our own country and abroad. You should read up on what the US did in South America, while we were spreading Freedom by deposing democratically elected leaders that got in the way of Profits.
If you don't want to help the needy, fund basic education for the betterment of all, (I don't know where you got shelter and telephone service from...), etc etc, go live in fucking Somalia. With my taxes, I buy civilization. I'm going to bike my hippy ass to work tomorrow on publicly funded roads and I'm going to APPRECIATE the basic infrastructure that REALLY makes my country great.
Go read a history book. Start with something by Howard Zinn. "A People's History of the United States" is a great book.
"Tell that the the families of passengers on Flight MH370"....
Would this device have stopped the plane from crashing? No. It would have told us what happened... So, in other words, it wouldn't have helped at all. We'd still be telling the families that their loved ones died. We'd just be able to tell them what happened. Which we'll be able to do once we recover the plane (and we will, be patient, sheesh) and find the black box.
In other words, this device does nothing that we need. It just tells what happend in time for the news cycle to remember there was this plane crash.
Safeway has a homeopathy isle too. I can buy needlessly overpriced vitamins just as easily at Safeway as at Whole Foods. Big Whoop.
And frankly, probiotics are pretty useful. So I think this little story has more to say about the preconcieved notions of the author (and half the people in here complaining about whole foods as a Hippy Store) than about Whole Foods. Some people just gotta hate.
I like whole foods. That atmosphere is pleasing, the selection is nice, they actually stock Really Good Chocolate, etc etc. I'm a conscious consumer, and they provide better selection for me. Example, I love chips. Yum! I can get Doritos (yuck!) at Safeway, or I can get chips with an ingredient list I can understand at Whole Foods. What's not to love?
I think everyone here hating on Whole Foods are just using it as a proxy to hate on Libs. Hey, sorry I care about what I put in my body and try to shop accordingly. Sorry I care about the people that farmed my food, and want to shop accordingly. Yes, the Homeopathy isle in ANY store is stupid (Unless you're an expectant Mother, then load up on Folic Acid!)
Trying to equate shopping at Whole Foods to a belief in creationism is just
Look up Free Geek. I'm in Portland, and I do volunteer work with them. Perhaps the point of the story is to raise awareness and get you to make sure your e-waste is reused or recycled properly in your own community. Perhaps you'll start a Free Geek where you are.
There is a problem. The first step is to acknowledge that there is a problem. The second step is to do something about it, and your Logical Fallacy (black and white) about giving up tech is... Apathetic. Apathetic is a polite word. Your complete lack of empathy for other people is
This is full of libertarians who keep saying that we wouldn't be having problems with these corporations if government would just get out of the way. Now, I do get the frustration with moronic city governments who gave a defacto monopoly to one company to roll out service in their city..... and later of course the company keeps the monopoly and never quite gets around to doing the infrasctructure work. I get it. But...
No, things won't magically get better if we take government out of the picture. Why not? The free market would fix it!
Except that The Free Market is a myth. Any entity, be it government or corporate, immediately starts tinkering with the Free Market to make it Less Free. It Happens, and we need an entity that is responsible to US, the people, to keep everyone on a level playing field. Yes, i realize we don't have that in the U.S. Mainly because our reps are so busy dialing for dollars so they can get reelected. That buys influence.
Getting rid of government doesn't make companies magically behave better. Freedom Industries is going bankrupt instead of paying the price of their actions. They'll be back with a new name in a few months, and no one will be the wiser. There are no appreciable downfalls to bad corporate behavior.
Lest you think I'm a fan of government.... Well, I kind of am. That's because I don't take for granted all the roads, power, water, sewer, organization, building codes, blah blah blah that I get from my government. I like my civilization. I just think they're let the corps run amok. I'm not a fan of government for that reason alone.
If you want better broadband in the U.S., we need to get money out of politics. Call your reps, complain, get involved at a city level, Get Off Your Ass.
wolf-pac.com. I'm working on a solution, and we're doing Very Well. I'll be saving our country, and enabling a fix to our broadband woes (by getting money out of politcs and allowing anything useful to happen) while you're complaining to random strangers on the internet.
Ah, and then you one upped yourself with a spineless fairy comment. Dude, take it down a notch. You're being a bit of an ass, and your own biases are showing a bit. You're also displaying the exact behavior that you're accusing them of. After all, only spineless fairies rush to silence criticism of yourself or others, right? I realize this might offend people like you who can't handle criticism, but that's not their problem.
I don't even know why you brought politics into it.... Anyway, what they said wasn't that bad. What you said was over the top. I'm just some random dude reading through posts. Theirs was.... mildly inpolite. Your response was off the charts.