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Comment Re:Discriminate by age and other characteristics (Score -1) 213

Politicians (mainly Democrats) want a permanent black underclass in order to foster dependency which leads to an easily exploitable constituency. What do Democrats gain from this? Lots of social programs for their buddies to administer, and a lifetime of votes from the dependent underclass. After I moved to Chicago I learned all about this, as Chicago is the home of Jesse Jackson the master race baiter.

Comment Re:non violent offenders in prison = overcrowding (Score 1) 263

Although I'm all in favor of marijuana decriminalization, I also don't believe that prisons are full of people who have done nothing more than get arrested with a little bit of weed. Groups like NORML tend to exaggerate this a lot. They claim someone is locked up "just for pot" when in fact they had enough to be considered a dealer along with an illegal firearm. Quite a bit of difference.

Comment Re:stop whining and... (Score 1) 692

To add to this: interviewers asking lazy questions (What is your greatest weakness?) should expect lazy, canned answers (I work too hard). If you want to gauge someone's critical thinking skills, ask a creative question requiring original thought to answer. Not some question that can be found on a list of 50 top interview questions.

Comment Re:Drive less? Hell yes I do, every chance I get. (Score 1) 635

The Chicago area has this problem worse than anywhere. Roads here are always "work zones" yet the quality of the road never actually gets any better, and there's rarely any actual work being done.

I can only assume the politically connected road contractors use the cheapest possible materials so they can do the same work again just a couple of years later.

Comment Re:If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (Score 1) 1038

Are you fucking serious? Lethal injection is your idea of cruel and unusual? How about drawing and quartering?

OK look, there is NOTHING in the constitution that says that punishments must be completely free of pain or discomfort. Nothing. Cruel and unusual would mean that the government is going out of its way to punish someone in an especially barbaric method, which in no way shape or form happened with this execution. If the inmate happened to suffer a bit, so what? The state was attempting to carry out the punishment in the most humane and effective way available to them at the time. They never did anything for the sole purpose of causing additional suffering.

If you're going to say that the constitution requires all punishment to be completely painless and free of unplesantries, that would mean eliminating the penal system altogether. Cruel and unusual != any amount of suffering.

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