Anyone who owns and carries a firearm has a responsibility to demonstrate iron-clad self-discipline and sound judgment.
Well said. This is why I am a staunch supporter of gun ownership, but own no guns myself. As a service to society, I have judged myself unable to bear the heavy responsibility.
But I am very happy other private citizens, who have stronger character, own guns.
Science WILL progress regardless of idiotic laws and politics.
I hadn't heard about the scientific progress of the Cambodians under Pol Pot. Progress must have occurred since mere LAWS could never stop it.
Sarcasm aside, I think you meant "regardless of idiotic laws and politics, as long as they are not TOO idiotic. " Unfortunately for all of us, it is very difficult to determine the exact location of the "TOO idiotic" line, and current politicians seem to be pushing as far as possible.
First of all, if they wanted to track you; then they'd sure as hell do it no matter what.
This is a weak argument. If they wanted to track YOU, this is certainly true. But if they wanted to track EVERYONE, then they'd need the kind of system described here. There is a fundamental difference between the 2 situations.
And now there's 200 comments where the people are proud of their kilowatt server arrays which are powered 24 hours a day for their PHOTO ALBUMS? Are you people shitting me? I mean, you're putting me on, right? You don't really use up 10,000 kWH per year storing your family photos, do you?
Hey, I've just invented the electric elevator-button-pusher. I save a TON of finger wear and tear.
Sometimes, humanity makes me sad.
"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain