The only way to disarm criminals is arm citizens. And let the police do their damn job instead of whining about another thug being shot.
You can't even guarantee most guns can even consistently fire (except for Glock), this looks like more of the tech-solves-everything blind faith.
That's the most retarded thing I've read on this topic. Citizens can be criminals (or not), and arming citizens by definition includes arming criminals. If you have come up with some fascinating way of identifying criminals vs everyone else, please do start Minority Report Inc and I'll invest.
I thought it was the promise of pensions to all and retirement at 50. Hint: you need to balance your books, whether you're a mom-and-pop store or a nation.
On a different note, I'm voting NO on my next CC bill. That will work, right?
Man - people without any inherent understanding of economics need to shut the fuck up about these things. A country is not a household, and there is no rationale which makes it so. A country, unlike an entity that doesn't tax itself for revenue or have a currency, is ok as long as it grows fast enough to service its debt. The problem now, quite simply, is that unlike every other country this has happened to, Greek creditors are insisting on not taking a haircut an making this about morality.
The banks (from France and Germany) were repaid in full by the EMU in 2010, instead of telling them that they need to take a haircut, which was idiocy #1. Now they're trying to force Greece into agreeing to cut down their growth even further, after a 25% reduction in GDP already, which means the country is under extreme stress, negative growth and huge social unrest. Which actually stops Greece from actually repaying its debts. It's asinine to think this is smart, even more asinine to think this is some kind of a morality play of bad loans and screwed bankers.
This is fairly straightforward, and mostly political with a veneer of morality and debt being used as negotiating tactics. And in the end, this has fuck-all to do with your credit card, so stop bringing this up !
The tax headache comes with the green card itself. Take it from someone who is going through it!
Because the supermassive black hole is spinning, and when it spins the force it exerts isn't equal everywhere.
Oh and even in the giant tidal wave planet, the humans walked around okay without getting ripped apart.
Maybe they were scared, scared I say, over the terrible spelling.
"Can" is not equal to "is", or "is likely to be", or even "there's a high probability that"
Your confidence in the 3% is not very scientific either. I shudder to think of the p-value at which that gets confirmed!
What if you weren't educated enough because your parents were drunk douchebags? That your fault too? What about if the rents in your area went up 200% because IT idiots moved in, and you have to move to a place that requires a 3 hour commute?
Blaming everything on the individual assumes that everything that happens in an individual's life is under their control. It's the biggest fucking mistake on the planet to assume this
What industry offers consumers a perfect combination of freedom of choice and customer service?
Pretty much any that doesn't involve government-enforced monopolies. Just imagine how much worse buying gasoline would be if certain companies purchased rights to supply all gasoline to individual cities, locking out competition.
Usually any industry which requires a massive investment upfront has some component of regulation attached to it, because otherwise the self-interested private companies don't feel the incentive to go ahead and put in that kind of money. Laying down fiber across a country is one of those. As is, by the way, the ability to drill for oil, where your freedom of choice and customer service have combined to give you the BP spill, amongst others.
Some monopolies are useful, some aren't. Has very little to do with government, as can be seen by any cross-sectional analysis across industries and other countries.
In contrast, some of the other religions (Judaism, Christendom, Hinduim, Buddhism) seem to have started out as attempts to understand the world and fill out holes of their knowledge... and then it grew from there.
Should be mentioned here that Buddha was fairly insistent on people thinking for themselves and not worshipping anyone, including him. Didn't quite work out that way though. As soon as he was gone, up came the laughing buddha statues and a whole lotta hymn-ing.
A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce