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Comment 70 laptops and 70 guns (Score 1) 168

I find it amazing that people have forgotten 70 laptops. That fact does make it a plausible excuse that the same amount of people could have forgotten they were carrying firearms when going through screening. I'm not saying its ok to forget you have a firearm in your possession, but to "face a penalty as high as $11,000" and a possible felony seems a little excessive. I'd like to see how many of those people are given a warning at sent home, and how many are arrested on the spot and convicted.

Comment Re: Finally, the gloves will come off! (Score 1) 1054

"homosexuals and heterosexuals differ because they are engaging in sex for completely different reasons. Heterosexuals are participating in the family tradition of procreation"

Wrong. Both mostly have sex for recreational purposes. Most heterosexuals do not want to procreate everytime they have sex. Not even every 1/100 times. Most heterosexuals are not the Duggers and do not want 25+ children over their lifetime.

Comment Re:Two issues that need to be addressed (Score 1) 230

"Why should we have cell phones that work for days when they should work for months on a charge or cars that only go a couple of hundred miles when they should be able to go thousands of miles on a single charge?"

You are confusing "should" with "I'd like to have". If we're going that route, then cell phones should have a charge the life of the phone. Cars should have a charge that will go 200k or the life of the car.

Comment Re:They're magic regulations, also evil (Score 3, Insightful) 471

"What are these mythical regulations?"

They can't dump all that industrial waste into the US waterways anymore like they can in China. That gives them a competitive advantage.

Also, they have to pay those whiny workers a minimum wage. And meet OSHA requirements. Also, causing them to lose a competitive advantage.

Comment Re:The Man Who Would Be King (Score 1, Insightful) 471

The housing market, - As of 2015, home prices have returned to near their historical highs (
the job market, - 4.9% seems pretty low (
the middle class, - the nation’s aggregate household income has substantially shifted from middle-income to upper-income households. This seems like a good thing (
our civil liberties, - The Patriot Act isn't a good thing, but those great 1940s and 1950s had US Japanese detention camps and red scare tactics from the likes of Joseph McCarthy.
and just about everything else - Right after Obama took office (3/6/2009) the DOW was at 6626. Today it closed at a record high of 19,083. The NASDAQ and S&P have had similar results. Its a stretch to give a president credit or blame for stock market results, but those are the kinds of results most Americans like to see. Even if they don't directly invest, their 401Ks and the companies many work for are likely performing much better.

Comment Re:Blame the news websites. (Score 1) 624

"Over 50% of the voters outside of CA found Trump hopeful."

So California doesn't count? The latest figures for 2014 from the World Bank show that Brazil claimed seventh place with a gross domestic product of $2.346 trillion. California's gross state product, which is comparable to GDP, was $2.448 trillion in 2015, according to a report released last month by the U.S.

But sure, they are a bunch of pot smoking hippies whose opinions are instantly voided.

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