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Comment Re:/. editors: why do you maintain this shit hole? (Score 1) 969

That's the natural result when you tell yourself a story where a politician is essentially a comic book supervillain. There's no room to coexist with others who don't believe the story. They're all dupes or sheep or collaborators in supervillainy, and the world around you seems to be filled with darkness.

The way out is to stop telling yourself scary stories and try to objectively, dispassionately observe the facts and events.

Comment Re:You don't own common sense (Score 1) 969

So when one is presented with a model that works better then ones own one shouldnt try to emulate the more effective model?

A culture isn't "one", a culture is "many". Cultures don't try things, individuals do. I don't get to decide what the culture does. You don't either. The culture does what it does.

If you don't like it, go ahead and say so and see if it helps. I don't think it will help. One new aspect of the US culture is that we collectively seem to be about done listening to lectures from people who don't like us.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 969

Change (or reinterpret) the law to be something less permissive than "guns for everyone!"

It's the Constitution. You can't change it without overwhelming majority support. And gun rights have majority support in the US.

You can't "reinterpret it" either -- it means what it says, and you won't be able to enforce a "reinterpreted" meaning on an unwilling population.

Then reeducate the public to change peoples' opinions and provide a safe way to surrender weapons for disposal.

We have government "by the people". Government "by the people" doesn't "reeducate" the people.

Comment Re:Sad loss of a co-worker (Score 1) 969

It is the same in Olathe, they will employ any US citizen with suitable skills ahead of a foreign worker as it is less hassle but they can not get enough staff with right skills, in part because Garmin set the bar quite high when it comes to skill levels.

In my experience, this is what actually happens:

People will be interviewed for a position, and they'll decide who they want to hire. If that person needs an H-1b, they'll change the job description to match that person perfectly, so no locals will be qualified. Then they'll advertise the revised position for the legally required amount of time and hire the H-1b guy they had already decided to hire.

It can be a little extra effort to hire the H-1b guy, but the benefit is that H-1b employees can't leave employment without jeopardizing their residency. That's a huge benefit to an employer, and it more than outweighs the extra paperwork that the HR staff has to deal with.

I'm sure there are other situations. But this is what I've seen.

Comment Re:You don't own common sense (Score 0) 969

The US isn't China or Europe or Australia or Britain. We have our own unique culture. It has pluses and minuses like any other distinct culture does. And, like any other culture, our choices may seem somewhat alien to outsiders. It requires a certain perspective to understand and appreciate other cultures. Perhaps you may develop that perspective someday.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 969

In other words my coworker is dead because millions of innocent gun owners haven't been arrested, how is that a good thing?.

How many thousands of people would die trying to enforce gun control on a population unwilling to surrender their guns? We tried alcohol prohibition because so many people died In relation to the consumption of alcohol. It turned out to be a mistake.

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