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Comment Re:A slap in the face to all American veterans. (Score 4, Informative) 426

Why are there so many cases where there is a reversal

To a great extent it's because Federal appeals court judges are political appointees, more often than not chosen because of their partisan politics rather than any sort of legal knowledge. No experience as a lower-court judge is necessary, for that matter a number of them have been appointed after spending all of their post-Bar Exam years lobbying or politicking rather than practicing law.

Comment Re:Well, this seems subpar. (Score 1) 452

You know what else would cost the government $0? Passing a law that says that your workplace has to pay to pave the roads and build bridges from your house to your office.

And yet for some reason they don't do that. Weird, isn't it? Maybe it's because with a system like that, small businesses would have a much harder time bootstrapping themselves due to the crippling cost of implementing their own road infrastructure, and entrepreneurs would have to use some pretty shitty roads because they left their last job.

It's almost like roads are something that is considered part of the infrastructure of a modern society, and thus something the government should be in charge of maintaining for the general good. Weird huh?

Comment Re:Idea (Score 3, Informative) 404

Actually it's not surprising. Hospitals are amongst the "cleanest" environments, due to necessity. Lots of people with open wounds that infect easily, lots of people with failing or failed immune systems. So they use more antibiotics and cleaning agents than even the most overprotective mother ever could (which, btw, is about the worst thing you can do to your kids, right after the opposite and having them play with infected needles).

Killing off most germs means that you kill off the weakest of the herd. The ones that are easily affected by aggressive cleaning agents. What you do this way is simply building a better home for the ones that survive, because you never kill them ALL. By the very nature of bacteria, it is virtually impossible to kill them off for good. You will even find a few in intensive care, and one is already enough to create a new culture. They multiply FAST.

The ones that survive the aggressive cleaning agents and the whole antibiotic bombardment are the ones that are toughest, strongest and most resistant. And when they get to multiply, you have a strain of supergerms at your hands.

So, in a nutshell, if you want to kill off your family fast, buy some antibiotic cleaning agents today!

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