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Comment Re: How do you take a turn? (Score 1) 176

I also live in Colorado (but spent most of my life in the Midwest). I have to say that Colorado drivers are horrible. I see Colorado plates doing the exact thing you describe above, as well as a myriad of other idiotic things all the time. And for a state that gets a fair amount of snow, it is unforgivable how bad people here drive in the snow.

Comment Re:Hooray (Score 4, Insightful) 122

I don't remember a time when iTunes was ever a respectable music manager and player. I remember trying it in the early days, but soon went back to just using WinAmp and organized folders in Explorer to play and manage my music... Unfortunately now with iDevices, I'm forced to use the abomination that is iTunes...

Comment Re:Wow, they really are stuck in the past (Score 5, Insightful) 486

The funny thing is that this is almost a reflection of the West's understanding of how Al Qaeda works. How long did we focus on going after Bin Laden or any of the other top guys, as if taking out those guys is sufficient to wipe out an entire ideology. Likely the mis-targeted drone strikes and other operations undertaken to eliminate these figureheads only served to bring more to the extremist ideology.

Comment Re:Too many close calls (Score 1) 349

There's an interesting sci-fi book on this very subject. "The Canticle for Leibowitz" ( was written in the '60s and takes place at a Catholic monastery in the Southwest US at some unknown date in the future after a nuclear war wiped out civilization. The monks of this monastery are charged with preserving the knowledge of the previous civilization until the world is again ready for it.

Comment Re:No push for teacher education? (Score 1) 657

With that logic, I recommend we take away your car, computer, cell phone, gas grill, laptop batteries, lighter fluid and anything you own that COULD be used as an explosive device, a trigger for an explosive device, a delivery method for an explosive device or a tool to make an explosive device, until the authorities can firmly establish what your intent is with those items.

Comment Re:Get used to it, this is the future (Score 1) 279

Sounds like someone isn't looking hard enough for good music. There are seriously so many good groups out there now, whatever your tastes are, that its hard to believe anyone when they claim that all the 'good music' come out in the 60s-80s. That to me says they are either very closed minded, or just listen to the crap on the radio.

Comment Re:Return, Reload, Repeat as necessary. (Score 1) 843

Everyone needs to remember that the F35 is not the military's primary air superiority fighter. The F22 is meant for this role. Which means that in a combat situation, the F22s would come in first, or along with the F35s to establish air superiority and knock down any enemy fighters. F35s would likely be tasked with taking out any SAM, ground radar or other ground-based threats.

Comment Re: Whats wrong with US society (Score 1) 609

Because they have a lot of guns, but no ammo. The majority of the guns are militia issued weapons. Most men between 20-30 years old are conscripted into the militia, and thus have a firearm in their house. Before 2007, limited ammunition was issued with these guns in sealed cans which were periodically inspected to make sure the seals were not broken. Since 2007, militia issued ammunition is no longer allowed to be stored with the guns.

However, ammunition can be bought privately at shooting ranges, however, such ammunition typically has to be used at the range.

Also, unlike the US, all guns have to be registered, and there are background checks for purchases of all weapons.

Finally, Switzerland's gun homicide rate isn't as low as you'd think. They have 3-10 times as many gun homicides as other nearby European countries (France, Germany, Netherlands, etc). They're just very low compared with the US.

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