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Comment Well, I see the point. (Score 1) 3

It _is_ unfair to the arrested and unconvicted to forcibly take their DNA samples.

That is why I advocate the State taking DNA samples voluntarily at birth, and as a condition of first use of any tax-payer subsidized goods or services.

And I am not for releasing the tiger, either, in the case of unauthorized use of taxpayer goods or services. I think deportation is sufficient, to a country of their choosing, or with a taxpayer-supplied raft in international waters.

Same deal for not paying taxes, after first use of any tax-payer subsidized goods or services.


A Libertarian - no free-loaders on my taxes, get it? I grant you freedom from taxation.

Comment Re:Hum. (Score 1) 20

Ha ha! Trick question.

"Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Pander when karma is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... " (falls over dead...)

wicktionary: 4. conforming to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc., as in behavior or speech.

dictionary (yeech) 1. conforming to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc., as in behavior or speech.

A reasonable person would recognize that your rant does not have a "decent basis", because it is not conforming to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc., as in behavior or speech... or writing.

I suspect your opinion differs, but in such case, you likely need to recognize the difference between the objective and the subjective.

I notice you had to switch dictionaries as well. Which do you use most often?


Comment Re:Hum. (Score 1) 20

Please, please, no need to apologize!

Hum. Which definition of "decent" are you using?

Apparently the obsolete one... not the second one, as in "a decent person".

Party? I thought you were having a rant, like you wrote. Just thought you could benefit from a little objectivity and reality, or a mirror, so you can see your situation and your pride as others can see it.

Glad to read your reasons for doing things, thanks for sharing. Thought provoking writing is one of the things I like about /.

Even though you and I are quite different, the journey with you is bracing.


Comment Hum. (Score 1) 20

Hum. Late for a wedding. That is always MY fault, not the fault of the other drivers, who have every right to expect me to drive with traffic while on our roads.

Hum. Lowering speed limits lowers death rates- I can die on the roads, you know, through no fault of my own. (well, I would have to assume some fault, if I were speeding... and maybe a person like you assumes I would have to assume some fault, if I got into an accident with a speeding driver...)

Hum. They do it to make money? Seems to me, he cut you a huge break. Not only did he lower the fine, but he lied about your speed, which could save you a bunch when your insurance rates go up. You do have insurance, don't you? You do expect your rates to go up, don't you? If not, your should google about how insurance works.

Hum. Did you make a risk/benefit analysis? I mean, for example, when you started your trip, determined to speed to save time, did you assess how much this would change your lateness? In other words, I assume you could have produced an estimate of how much you would be late, traveling at the speed limit, how much you would be late, speeding, and how much you would be late, speeding and being pulled over by an Officer of the Law (an obvious risk). Factored against those scenarios (good and bad), you would obviously add the risks and benefits of raised insurance costs, your death on the highways (that might make you even later), the deaths of others on the highways (that _could_ make you later, if you stopped), etc.

Hum. My annual rate of speeding citations is about 0.04. What is yours?

Ciao! A Pennsylvania Driver

Comment meaningless? (Score 1) 46

I do not find it meaningless. Like you, I take it as a sign. When someone as smart as a Cheney gives their name to something as bad as this, the hackles go up on the back of my neck. The acorn does not fall far from the oak, I always say.

But then again, I find subtlety in places others can not.

And, some would call me (CJP) a libertarian, but I get what you are saying- I see looters, and they are not the SOCIALISTs. I see Luddites, and I see the masses are pretty scary, and I see who really has change I can believe in. Perfect, no- better, and believable, yes.

Our founding fathers were members of a quite different tea party than we have today.

Just saying.

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