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Comment Re:Change the law (Score 1) 1424

Be serious. That thing is a total sham. Look who is in it - all the big states that normally vote the same anyway. Since it is practically impossible to win the popular vote without winning those states they have nothing to lose by being in this 'compact'. But, just in case, they stick in that little 'but only if enough other states do it' clause, which they know will never happen (because the other states DO have everything to lose).

If you think NY would EVER convert votes for democrats into votes for republicans just because other states did, I'll have some of what you are smoking. If that were to ever actually happen the legislature and governor would be replaced so fast it would make your head spin, and that would be the end of the 'compact'.

Comment Re:Still not ready for cities (Score 2) 177

First of all, fatalities aren't the only accidents. Secondly, you don't have to drive them a hundred million miles to get a statistically significant sample. Thirdly, it's not just trucking companies, but their insurance carriers and all of their customers who will want to see this legislation.

-jcr

Comment Re:Still not ready for cities (Score 1) 177

The government isn't going to let fully automated trucks run around with nobody to watch them any time soon,

I give it a couple of years, tops. Once the data are in showing a significantly lower accident rate than human drivers, those rules requiring a human on board will look like the rule about all cars having to be preceded by a man on foot carrying a red flag.

-jcr

Comment Re:What's a Trump voter to do ? (Score 2) 177

high school graduates who have been coasting through life thinking their whiteness entitles them to a middle class lifestyle are toast. The number of jobs they're intellectually capable of performing is set to dwindle.

I can say the same thing about anyone with a (whatever) "studies" degree. Making coffee's pretty easy to automate.

-jcr

Comment Re:Change the law (Score 5, Insightful) 1424

It will never happen because the Constitution specifies that the president is to be elected by the states. The only way to change that is to change the Constitution, which would require 38 states to decide they should have no say on who is President, that whatever a handful of northeastern and west coast cities decide is fine with them. Ain't gonna happen.

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