While I certainly agree that more guns equals less crime and that private gun ownership prevents many shootings. I don't agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence."
"Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America, meaning a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets."
I've taken some time to read some of your past postings on Slashdot.
It wouldn't be wrong to describe you as being brilliant. You don't just appear to understand many things; you really do understand. And especially, human nature. You use common language with great dexterity.
Question: In your adult life, have you sustained any healthy, long-term, intimate relationships with anybody that wasn't characterized by by a highly unequal dominant/subordinate positioning in which you were the dominant party? (Let's not count those brief moments of humility you felt when they told you why they had to get away from you.)
Yours is the voice of a highly skilled manipulator. Your emotional supremacy is as impenetrable as it is essential to your sense of self. (I only do your kind of thing during momentary demonstrations at somebody's request; lord knows I'd never want to live all the way up there in your parts, nor to view people from that vantage point; it's too cold and lonely.)
My speculative presumption here could be very wrong. But your overbearing psyche speaks so crisply in your writings that I feel that if I were a psychiatrist, I would be able to cite a DSM diagnosis for which you would be archetypal. (I suspect you know what that diagnosis would be; care to share?)
i was talking about minimizing the money taken after corruption has already decided it wants a specific task accomplished that someone will certainly be paid money that doesn't need to be spent to give them.
i suppose you believe the moral thing to do in that case is overthrow the government?
Does it apply when you witness an accident and are not involved? I thought not.
Yes, it's actually a crime to not help someone in need in France. You thought wrong.
Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"