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Comment Re:What about this. (Score 1) 1059

Continuing waste under the premise that there won't be enough money to waste is just another catch-22 military-types have gotten us into.

The problem is that the investment in destruction machines is destructive rather than constructive.

There is plenty of money the government should be spending for constructive purposes if it freed up funds from killing machines. For example investments to lower the cost of living and increase the standard of living could always go to companies like Boeing and Cessna.

One thing that comes to mind as an example is the horrid condition of all american airlines and their aging fleets and terrible service. Just look at airlines like Emirates or Etihad which are heavily subsidized by the UAE government. Their economy class is like flying first class and people working for the airlines are proud of it. Of course, in America for some reason that expenditure is seen as wasteful while a new stealth killing machine with no real purpose at all wouldn't.

Comment Re:it tells you one thing, at least (Score 1) 1719

From my observation, Asperger can make people pretty impulsive and violent for no reason. Not bat-shit crazy, just very impulsive and driven. That would mean that his mental condition could have led him to the massacre even if he rationalized his actions.

One thing for sure though, he did have a lot of pent up anger at his mother.

Really sad for those children, what did they have to do with anything? There is nothing that can be done for them anymore and none of the knee-jerk reactions our politicians are about to have for political gain will help this in any way.

Comment Re:This changes nothing. . . (Score 3, Insightful) 449

"the average American family probably owns close to a quarter million dollars in assets (including their house)"

You must be one of the people that the quarter-millionaire advertising has gotten to. That was BS made up to get people to refinance their homes to take out solid invested money to spend on doodads like boats, race cars, trophy chicks with big fake boobs, over-priced McMansions made out of wood which are nothing more than more liabilities which just increase people's debt.

Yeah, the average American is probably half a million in debt by now but their doodads seem like assets to the outsiders.

Weed is probably the only true asset left because it can't be bought on credit.

Comment Re:Crooked cop (Score 4, Informative) 286

Did you ever see how they "sign" the citations? They are printed signatures in low dpi meaning noone really reviews them on a case by case basis.

I got a ticket once and tried to dispute it based on the fake signature but the judge was as crooked as the cop who showed up in court because he admitted the case even though the fake printed signature should have invalidated the complaint to begin with.

Someone high up in position of authority is filling up their pockets and the pockets of their cronies with money from those shotgun-approach speeding tickets.

Meanwhile, those freeway speed cameras are gone as they were ruled illegal but I did not see a dime back and I still had to deal with my insurance rates going up because of the points.

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