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Comment Re:You don't own common sense (Score 1) 847

So when one is presented with a model that works better then ones own one shouldnt try to emulate the more effective model?

A culture isn't "one", a culture is "many". Cultures don't try things, individuals do. I don't get to decide what the culture does. You don't either. The culture does what it does.

If you don't like it, go ahead and say so and see if it helps. I don't think it will help. One new aspect of the US culture is that we collectively seem to be about done listening to lectures from people who don't like us.

Comment Re:Dont THINK for your self - ITS a CRIME (Score 1) 16

I can tell you've never been in the military. Google Douglas MacArthur for an example of people in the military and how they feel about obeying presidential authority. He's just one in a long line of Generals and Admirals that had problems with Presidents. Ultimately the US military answers to the president as Commander in Chief but it's hardly a lickspittle relationship.

Comment Re:Monopolies hurt everyone but (Score 1) 64

Yeah, cable company screwing you over? Just switch providers!.Oops, New York City has a Cable Franchise Agreement giving one company a cable service monopoly. Until that sort of thing stops, there won't be much competition there. A little bit of working around that using phone infrastructure and/or wireless, but even those have similar licensing issues and/or technical issues.

But don't worry, the politicians in NYC are there looking out for the people...

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 847

Change (or reinterpret) the law to be something less permissive than "guns for everyone!"

It's the Constitution. You can't change it without overwhelming majority support. And gun rights have majority support in the US.

You can't "reinterpret it" either -- it means what it says, and you won't be able to enforce a "reinterpreted" meaning on an unwilling population.

Then reeducate the public to change peoples' opinions and provide a safe way to surrender weapons for disposal.

We have government "by the people". Government "by the people" doesn't "reeducate" the people.

Comment Re:Rose tinted glasses (Score 1) 497

Vegetable aren't exactly pricey. What costs most is meat. It wasn't that long ago that meat was a thing for Sunday Dinner or special occasions. Meals cooked at home are not expensive if made from scratch. What costs is prepared "ready to eat." You can live on minimum wage if you don't live in an area with an exorbitant cost of living. You wont eat at Applebee's and TGI Friday's every night but you can do well enough.

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