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Comment Re:this possibly means one of two things.. (Score 1) 160

I'm assuming you weren't referring to DHS when you mentioned increasing homeland defenses. DHS is a useless money pit.

As for the military being able to take and hold things, does Somolia ring a bell?...Black Hawk Down? We couldn't even handle that little piece of shit, so don't be so sure about our capabilities. If you were talking about wars with tanks and ships and planes, it's all good, but then you're referring to the types of enemies we worried about during the Cold War. Times have changed, and an insurgent war on their turf ain't so easy a nut to crack.

Comment Re:this possibly means one of two things.. (Score 4, Funny) 160

=As a former soldier, I don't want them to cut funding for air conditioning. Operating in climates with 120 F for months at a time is pretty hard, and the computers and equipment starts failing.

If US soldiers were not deployed in places they have no business being in the
first place, the need for air conditioning would drop drastically.

You mean places like California?

Comment Re:Germany sells nuclear tech to Iran (Score 1) 280

Fraud is the only viable reason for fighting against voter ID laws. Your opposition proves the need for such laws.

Does this level of ignorance come naturally for you or do you havve to try hard to achieve it?

I can give you at least one mor viable reason for fighting against the kind of voter ID laws that are implemented now:
They very clearly prevent the poor and less educated people from voting. Voter ID laws lead to more eligible voters not being able to vote than the amount of fraudulent votes prevented.

Politicians may claim that the implement these laws to stop voter fraud, but it's obvious they to it to prevent potential votes for the other party.

ID's for the purpose of voting are free if you can't afford them, and they'll even register you to vote at the same time. So tell me again how they stop the poor from voting?

Comment Re:Do Some Homework Allison (Score 1) 545

You're letting your bias get in the way of seeing the point I was making.

There's some bias here, all right, but it's not sribe who's exhibiting it. You seem bizarrely determined to find fault with a completely accurate statement.

I see that reading comprehension is not your strong point. I defy you to point to any bias in it. I sided neither for or against daylight saving time.

Comment Re:Do Some Homework Allison (Score 1) 545

You're letting your bias get in the way of seeing the point I was making. You at least attempted to utilize some unreferenced "facts". She didn't. I'm not implying that you or Allison are actually wrong, but if you're going to spout off and call it journalism, at least don't be so god damn lazy.

Comment Do Some Homework Allison (Score 3, Insightful) 545

"The actual energy savings are minimal, if they exist at all."

Blah, blah, blah...She obviously doesn't know if they're minimal, because she doesn't know if they exist. You can love or hate it, but at least if you're going to argue for one side or the other, present some fucking facts.

Comment Re:Big deal (Score 1) 201

Letting the market work it out is only fair when all participants are on a level playing field. When the cost of living in some other country is much lower than ours, people from there are likely to be willing to work for wages that we would consider to be poverty scale. Exporting (or importing workers) those jobs may help the companies, but is screwing over the public, and forcing lower wages. Eventually, you'll end up with a public that is unable to afford the products that companies are sell, or the education required to fill open positions.

I'm generally pro-business, but I see this as short sighted, and harmful to the nation.

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