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Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 539

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:Sad loss of a co-worker (Score 1) 539

It is the same in Olathe, they will employ any US citizen with suitable skills ahead of a foreign worker as it is less hassle but they can not get enough staff with right skills, in part because Garmin set the bar quite high when it comes to skill levels.

In my experience, this is what actually happens:

People will be interviewed for a position, and they'll decide who they want to hire. If that person needs an H-1b, they'll change the job description to match that person perfectly, so no locals will be qualified. Then they'll advertise the revised position for the legally required amount of time and hire the H-1b guy they had already decided to hire.

It can be a little extra effort to hire the H-1b guy, but the benefit is that H-1b employees can't leave employment without jeopardizing their residency. That's a huge benefit to an employer, and it more than outweighs the extra paperwork that the HR staff has to deal with.

I'm sure there are other situations. But this is what I've seen.

Comment Re:You don't own common sense (Score 1) 539

The US isn't China or Europe or Australia or Britain. We have our own unique culture. It has pluses and minuses like any other distinct culture does. And, like any other culture, our choices may seem somewhat alien to outsiders. It requires a certain perspective to understand and appreciate other cultures. Perhaps you may develop that perspective someday.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 539

In other words my coworker is dead because millions of innocent gun owners haven't been arrested, how is that a good thing?.

How many thousands of people would die trying to enforce gun control on a population unwilling to surrender their guns? We tried alcohol prohibition because so many people died In relation to the consumption of alcohol. It turned out to be a mistake.

Comment Use a real shipping company (Score 0, Redundant) 126

Next time he should use a company that knows what the fuck it's doing. Never use the USPS unless there's no other choice. Their tracking is something from the nineteenth century and their employees simply do not care about doing a good job.

USPS - when it absolutely, positively has to be there sooner or later (or not at all).

Comment Re:Not that expensive (Score 4, Interesting) 234

I just wait until the movie is shown on one of the premium networks that I pay the cable company $$$ to watch. I haven't been to a theater in years - big flat screen television, great sound system, bathroom mere steps away (and CLEAN), no idiots around me talking or using their phones, and snacks bought at much lower prices.

I don't understand the need to be one of the first people to see a movie. When I see people lined up around the block to see a movie the first day it's released, I have to fight back the urge to tell them that the damned movie will be shown tomorrow and the next day and the next day, etc.

Fifty bucks? Count me out.

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