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Comment Optical scan (Score 1) 140

What's wrong with optical scan? We use it in my country and its great. Just fill in the line. What's nice is you can 50 people in a room filling out the forms and one or two scanning machines that read then in a second and depot the paper in a locked box. Instant check to make sure you votes and o dublicates and easy to rescan later or manually count.

Comment Did they collect risk and damage data? (Score 4, Insightful) 314

Young men are charged more for car insurance because they are a higher risk. When there was a free market in healthcare women were charged more because they use it more. Smokers were charged more as well.

If they really wanted to show that discrimination was unfounded they would post the data proving that African American Airbnb users are no more likely to commit crime or cause damage than other renters.

Comment Get rid of FDA, Drug Laws, and Patents. (Score 1) 416

What ever happened to my body, my choice? Is it only true when you are killing the unborn?

Maybe we don't need to get rid of the FDA but just change it so it can't prohibit drugs. It can give the FDA "Seal of Approval" for drugs that meet it's standards. You should be allowed to sell any compound. As long as it's labeled properly and accurately the drug maker shouldn't be liable for any side effects. After all Peanuts are a great, cheap source of protein. But they also kill some people. It's should be up to the patient and doctor to figure out what effects particular drugs will have.

Intellectual monopolies need to end. Without the FDA there is no justification for them anyway as you can bring a drug to market quickly and the competition to manufacture them cheaply will drastically lower prices.

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