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Comment Re:Democracy needs smart people (Score -1, Troll) 1138

Let me guess, you went to a liberal arts school? Or all your teachers were Marxists?? And you now believe nonsense such as man-made global warming, unions are responsible for the increased standards of living in this country, redistribution of wealth will make us all better off, diversity is strength, the economic problems in the US and Europe are due to capitalism and not the welfare/cradle-to-grave socialist states. Good for you, from one wonderland to another.

Comment Re:Can someone explain to me .. (Score 5, Insightful) 473

I guess it's much better to outlaw it and make these compulsive gamblers go underground, likley run by organized crime. And prohibition has worked out fantastically well every time it's been tried in the US. Look at how much safer we are thanks to the war on drugs, compared to say Holland or Canada.

Comment Can someone explain to me .. (Score 5, Interesting) 473

why "Republicans" are against this?? Aren't they supposed to be in favor of small goverment and fewer regulations? This is exactly why the tea parties are becoming so big, we should be able to do what we want with our own money in a free society, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson Who cares? "It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."

Comment Of course (Score 2) 303

This will not likely reduce carbon, what will likely happen is coal plants in other states to will increase capacity while the ones in Minnesota will likely shut down. This is the same thing that is happening with the US and China. Companies in the US can't afford to meet all the environmental regulations, so they move to China, and continue to pollute. The end result is the same amount of pollution, and increased unemployment in the state/city/country with the strict regulations.

Comment Progressivism (Score -1, Offtopic) 408

Big Brother is slowly limiting the activities they allow you to do. We already have a decent legal system, there is no need for more laws, if someone is found to be doing something dangerous, then let the legal system work. It starts with something simple like talking on the phone, or seat-belts, but it won't end until the gov't dictates everything you do!

Comment Very Easily (Score 1) 899

Americans will become interested in Science again if they know they or their children can have a future perusing it.
That will only happen if America stops outsourcing its R&D and limits the number of scientists it imports.

Dropping no child left behind, and actually promoting achievements instead of preventing failures wouldn't hurt either.

Comment Except (Score 1) 834

The number of swedish women hasn't really increased much, but the number of women from the rest of the world has increased substantially, so the ratio of beautiful women to average is much much much lower than 20 years ago

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