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Comment Re:Whew... So there is hope for a cure? (Score 1) 841

Hmm, if only there were a way to be able to judge a company by it's balance sheet. Oooh, I know, let's not subsidize the tickets, or the company. The company is forced to either lower it's expenses or raise ticket prices in order to survive. We can then judge the benefit to the people's lives by how willing they are to pay for the service. I think that's a great idea, oh wait that is free market capitalism. We can't have that, it works every time it's tried (including companies going bankrupt). Instead we have to judge on our feelings and service to the community, that is liberalism and it fails every time it is tried. People keep trying it thought because they think they just haven't found the right liberals yet that will make the flawed system work. (I.E. Obama statement, "We are the people we have been waiting for.")

Comment Re:I abstain (Score 5, Informative) 794

I am an election judge, I would be happy to provide the number of spoiled ballots. In my last election, there were 3. They were the results of either stray marks where the voter rested their pen in a box before checking a different box, and the machine wasn't sure which they meant, so they got a new ballot. The other case was where there were multiple candidates for 1 race (more than 2 candidates) and the voter chose more than one. If you would like I will post again next week with the spoiled ballot count for this election. We have to keep track of every single ballot, so knowing the number of spoiled ballots is trivial.

Comment People can use guns to shoot people (Score 1) 338

Oh really? Has anyone ever seen someone has shot someone with a gun? Well yes. Just because it hasn't happened yet, (if it hasn't) it will happen. Go wave your credit card at the gas pump, while the guy on the other side of the pump grabs your rfid signal and uses it to pay for his gas too.

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