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Comment Re:Considering it was the Bush Crime Family... (Score 2) 128

You obviously don't understand how a bureaucracy functions. It's function is to grow. Whenever tests are done that find inadequacies the answer is more TSA agents. Bureaucracies never die. They must be killed piecemeal. Completely destroyed and salt sewn in the barren remnants. Often they are just reborn with a new name.

Remember. Politics is 2 words joined together. Poli = many and tics = blood sucking parasites.

Comment Due Process??? (Score 1) 983

The ability for police to remotely kill suspects raises due process concerns.

Really? "due process concerns." Why all of a sudden? The police aren't concerned about due process or most of the rest of the Bill of Rights. (Try reading it sometime.) Unless of course they somehow get charged with a crime themselves.

Basically it's back to the 1920's where they "Shoot first! Ask questions later." Unless of course you have been rendered unable to speak, or even breathe. It seems like the police don't even bother to drop a knife or gun on a dead suspect anymore to justify the murder. All they need do now is say, "I felt threatened."

Black lives matter. Cops lives matter. ALL lives matter. Come on... We can do better than this.

Comment Re:This is a result of the welfare state (Score 1) 496

My apologies. I wondered later if you were being sarcastic. I'm glad you cleared that up. Had I read your sig I would have been more able to guess where you were coming from. Mea Culpa.

Corporations, being an artificial persons, which enjoy a corporate shield by the state as well as having influence on politicians which money enables, are a special kind of evil.

Comment This is a result of the welfare state (Score 0) 496

In a welfare state, the people are paid whether they work or not. The people who do work get taxed to support those who don't so they stop working.

Taxes are also applied to businesses at a usually much higher rate (progressive taxation) so in order to stay in business they have to automate as much as possible and layoff older workers who are less productive who then go on welfare.

There is little incentive to train workers in the sometimes very high skills needed to service the automation of the remaining businesses. Those who have the incentive, those who are naturally curious and learn high skills in spite of the educational obstacles put in their way by the public school system, will see the landscape and escape to other places where the pay is better and the tax burden perhaps isn't as high.

This leaves the welfare state without the people who are still needed to service the automation of government. Business can't find qualified workers who are willing to work for the meager wages that the business can pay after the state extracts its taxes so the business will eventually go out of business.

To carry this progression to it's final end, even the government will run out of people and businesses to tax and it will finally sink into collapse.

If you don't believe me just take a look at the result now playing out in Venezuela.


Comment Re:Perfect for Jury Nullification (Score 1, Insightful) 258

I would say that nowadays just about every case is about trampling upon the Bill of Rights which in my humble opinion is exceptional and deserves nullification. The Ballot Box has proven over and over that it doesn't work because people, by and large, have been trained in the public school system that makes them into good little sheeple.

I'm just your average asshole who's seen the destruction of and government nullification of the people's rights.

Comment Re:Wow the car knowledge here is bad (Score 1) 238

Exhaust valves are usually very hot and any water touching them will probably warp them to the point that the engine will stop running due to lack of compression. I once had a motorcycle which got warped valves because the exhaust pipes came off while driving and the cold air entering the short distance between where the pipe attached to the hear and the valve warped it.

It's not a fun thing to repair.

I/C engines run on heat. any excess cooling causes them to run badly, if at all.

Comment Re:No User Serviceable Parts inside (Score 2) 224

If the device is in warranty then it's the manufacturers responsibility to repair or replace it assuming it hasn't been subjected to abuse which would void the warranty.

If the device is out of warranty due to expiration or abuse then the owner has every right to attempt repair. The manufacturer no longer has a say and the owner has all the power/responsibility for resulting "fire, explosion, radiation, hearing or vision loss, or children swallowing small parts."

The manufacturer has no obligation to supply repair procedures or to repair the product but the owner may repair or contract with a third party to repair. Caveat Emptor.

Any law which tries to force a manufacturer do anything it has not freely contracted to do is just plain wrong.

Comment Re:One question that is never addressed (Score 1) 1116

It is printed by the Federal Reserve and loaned to the government to pay for the nearly 2/3 of federal expenditures is will soon have. The federal budget will never be balanced. The amount of spending that isn't covered by taxation is made up with debt money which ensures that every man, woman and child is a slave to the Federal Reserve and it's owners.

Freedom and Liberty are illusions. You are owned.

Comment Re:The problem of facts vs dogma (Score 0) 1116

OK. Here's a fact for you.

Virtually ALL of the studies that "prove" that vaccines are safe and effective are done by the pharmaceutical companies that produce the vaccines. There is an incentive for them to emphasize positive results and to suppress negative results. This is a FACT.

Whenever independent studies are done that find some vaccines are just a teensy bit more dangerous or less effective that what the pharmaceutical company says the data is largely ignored because they don't have the media companies as stockholders.

Comment Re:So, so opposed to this (Score 1) 1116

I think you're on to something.

Basically it's just a further increment of creeping socialism which will eventually end in revolution and ruin and decline of everything that made America great to begin with. Anyone with half a brain that wasn't schooled in what passes for education in the public school system will instantly recognize this as a silly idea. I'm nearly 66 years old so I grew up when the public school system actually taught people something useful. However education now teaches garbage and rewards failure as much as success. More welfare schemes such as Basic Income will simply reinforce the idea that honest work is for suckers.


Comment Re:Anti-Discrimination and Hate laws are stupid. (Score 1) 584

Libertarians believe in the Non-Aggression Principle. (Look it up) In one case, my car my rules as long as I don't employ violence against patrons it's my business. In the other case it's simple violence of a man against his wife. Actually even the concept of the language is wrong. A man cannot own a woman nor vice versa. Nor can a man simply rape his wife anytime he likes. Rape is violence.

Your example is just silly.

Forcing somebody to pick up somebody against their will is simple slavery. Just because I may be operating on public streets doesn't make it not slavery.

Forcing a business that caters to the public to bake a wedding cake for a gay wedding is slavery. Just because the business caters to the public doesn't make it not slavery.

Those who would initiate violence to force somebody to do something they do not wish to do is a criminal. It doesn't matter if it's in a private home, on a public street on on the moon.

Comment Anti-Discrimination and Hate laws are stupid. (Score -1, Troll) 584

Except in the case of Government which constitutionally cannot discriminate, laws which attempt to regulate how people regard each other will always fail. Eventually people wake up and realize that these laws are stupid and that in a lot of cases discrimination is rational and should be protected. Having male and female public rest/locker-rooms just makes common sense. A company having female drivers and catering only to female riders just makes common sense. Trying to legislate against common sense is stupid.

I have no problem with having male/female/whatever restrooms however. It's up to the owner of the property how he accommodates his/her/whatever customers.
If it's MY car I can decide who and what sex, color and/or what part of town I operate(period) Just as I can decide whether or not to work with a taxi service that discriminates. You can't fix stupid.


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