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Comment Re:Road to hell... (Score 1, Informative) 483

And that, is a bunch of bull. I am a Libertarian and, in my experience, the Libertarian point of view is more along the lines of "It's my (and your) personal decision on whether or not to share". *Enforced* sharing, under threat of duress, punishment, fines, jail sentences, etc. *is not* sharing. Taxes for things that pay for things or services that a particular individual never uses falls into the category of *enforced* sharing. Get the government out of things it not constitutionally mandated to do, cut the size of government, put more money in people's pockets (as a result) and let them decide where and how they want that money spent. The U.S. Federal government, in particular, is and has done a piss poor job spending your and my money. Oh, and our kid's and grand kid's money too.

Comment Re:The fact is, US is just as bad as China (Score 1) 536

Uh, no. The U.S. Constitution does not protect us from "Dickhead Politicians", not even close. The "Dickhead Politicians" swear a solemn oath to "support and defend" (Senators and Representatives) and to "preserve, protect and defend" (President) the Constitution. The Constitution is just words written down, it does nothing. What *does* protect us from "Dickhead Politicians" should be the other branches of government, which in the case of the Supreme Court sometimes occurs. The only other protection we "the people" have is demanding that the "Dickhead Politicians" stop violating their oaths of office and that they stop creating laws that create problems or make existing problems even worse. The economic disaster this country is experiencing was caused by these "Dickhead Politicians", either by laws that created or made existing problems worse OR through neglect (not doing a damn thing to correct existing problems at all). And now, these same "Dickhead Politicians" that created or exacerbated the problem(s) by direct action, or inaction, are telling the U.S. tax payer that WE (not them) have to pay more collectively in taxes to clean up THEIR mess. This is injustice on a massive scale and why more responsible representatives and senators are just going along with it, makes no sense at all.

Comment Re:Obesity? (Score 1) 698

Wouldn't it be a better idea for people to walk those short distances, given how fat people are these days?

It's all relative. For a fat person, a "short distance" for a walk might be from the couch to the fridge to get another ice cream sandwich and back to the couch. Whereas, for a non-fat (or low fat) person, a "short distance" for a walk might be walking five blocks to local restaurant to get a hand made malt or milk shake.

Comment All this is... (Score 1) 833

... is a cost cutting measure. Very few people, in their right minds, would post on the forums when forced to reveal their real first and last names. As a result, less server overhead, maintenance, admin time, etc. As a result, this will make the forums more efficient and give moderators and admins more time to respond to their actively posting customers.... No, really.

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