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Comment Re: Yahoo = Verizon (Score 1) 88

Polar extreme positions are bad. Having the government take over everything is just as bad as having no regulations on anything. Why don't we just let corporations poison our air, water and food? It's all for profit right!

I used the words: reasonable restraints

There is probably some reasonable middle ground that reasonable adults can find consensus on between no regulation and total regulation.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple (Score 5, Insightful) 272

This common measuring stick you speak of would enable consumers to make an objective comparison of products' energy use. Fair comparisons tend to put one product, the inferior product, at a disadvantage. This affects profits and jobs. And people will say OMG! the government is involved in the market so it must be bad.

Both Hershey Chocolate and Prestone Antifreeze are very sweet to the taste. But the safety of each should be subjectively measured in a way that doesn't put either product at a disadvantage when marketed as a snack treat.

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