“That's not really thanks to Obamacare, but instead thanks to corporations and companies that could easily afford to insure their workers-- and would actually save money in the long run since fewer workers would have health problems get in the way of productivity.
But since that's a scary and highly-logical thought, perhaps instead people should be advocating for the reinstatement of slavery? Businesses would be making FAR more money if they owned workers and never had to pay them. Everything can be exported.”
“Wouldn't privatizing the roads mean slowing down traffic and having to ensure you have the pass to drive on each and every road, as well as understanding the rules and layout of each and every individual road, at that? Toll roads make money but they also badly increase traffic jams.”
steveo5150 on Jul 30, 2013 at 02:03:48
“There other ways for freemarket roads to generate revenue. Traffic is essentially a shortage of supply and an excess of demans ie not enough roads for the people that want to drive them”
“To be fair, religions-- at least, the older ones-- are the collective understanding of culture and knowledge in the era in which they were written, simultaneously designed to be both easier to digest and easier to pass on.
So we can't really harp on them for that, since we've only gotten this far in science thanks to the cooperation(and antagonism!) and drive of religion.”
PlayTOE on Jun 17, 2013 at 04:42:46
“Religions, particularly Christian and Muslim, have contributed to the destruction of knowledge and thwarted the progress of science. The drive of religion is to promote ignorance.”
“Or, if you learn some of that "science" stuff, like "ana-tomy", you can learn that bone structures are shaped by use and purpose. You don't need to see the feet of a hominid to be able to figure out how it walked-- limb length, specific weardowns in the bone, etc.-- all contribute to figuring it out. This can also be seen a bit with motion capture, where you primarily take joint and limb data, and use that as the skeletal basis for model placement and finer animations.”
Brianv76 on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:35:14
“Imagine that! You'd have to.”
Geri46 on Jun 17, 2013 at 08:12:51
“Gee, you are smart. Thank you for the explanation. I got it. Must be a girl thing.....”
“Well, minus the part where this wasn't the EPA themselves, but instead a contractor receiving money from the EPA.”
Mscommonsense on Jun 9, 2013 at 20:15:24
“I agree that the contractor is guilty of doing a negligent job. The EPA is guilty of giving this money out, evidently with no oversight. Another case of the government wasting our money. They lost respect quite some time ago for how they spend our money and the waste only continues to grow worse.”
Cool, but then how do we go back in time and impeach Bush for the numerous consulate attacks that happened during his administration?”
pacrowderholyoke on Jun 10, 2013 at 04:37:29
“Rena - this is the HERE AND NOW -- please try to stay in the present.”
ch3n02junkie on Jun 9, 2013 at 20:06:56
“we don't. the difference between the two is bush had full support of congress...including that of reid, Pelosi, and Clinton. Obama went around congress and entered Libya on his own. no support = impeach!!!”
“The problem as I see it was that the Tea Party came to power, and alongside an audience captivated by Fox News's fast and hype-filled misleading information, made for a GOP that outright believes that the whole point of politics is to be against what the other dood is, rather than acting as a blend of what you and your constituents desire, while remaining as informed as you can.”
“Well, at least now it'll be easier to shoot up the school.
Oh, right, for anyone bringing up everyone carrying a gun being able to take out the shooter, answer me this: When police and SWAT teams are on a manhunt, do you know why the entire police force does not swarm in at once, besides needing to protect other areas? It's because while you gain strength in numbers, too high a count will be detrimental. Friendly fire is real, and cannot be turned off, thus every individual is another possible casualty at any moment. Effective squads operate in just that-- squads.
Having all students carry firearms(or any) means that anything opposite the end of the gun may be hit. As in, you may aim for the shooter, but end up killing someone else. Or you may be confused as to who the shooter is, and rush in, getting yourself or the non-perp killed.”
waaboos on May 12, 2013 at 05:23:52
“So you have no firearms training or experience with guns. Great. The police do not swarm in all at once because they have no desire to place themselves in a dangerous situation. But when some maniac starts killing, the people there are already in a dangerous situation that they must deal with. The typical lib response to stand in line waiting for their turn to get killed.”
Warpath2198 on May 12, 2013 at 04:31:22
“Yes you can shoot other people while shooting at a bad guy, this is why the 4th rule of shooting exists. "Be sure of your target, your surroundings, and whats beyond the target". If you fire a bullet, you own it.
I also do have this logic. A bad guy attacks me and your stupid enough to stand around, I'm not going to die so you don't get hit by bullets. Its better to be judged by 6 than to be carried by 6.”
gsfu on May 12, 2013 at 04:25:58
“I don't think anyone is talking about arming students.
“There's still caffeine in it, but only enough to equal to a bit of coffee(~a single cup, however small or large that may be). You'd be better off paying for a similar brand at 1/4th of the price, and doubling up if you want a better boost.”
“It likely won't last for five hours, but 5hr Energy does work, in that it contains caffeine equivalent to a single cup of coffee.
Stuff's nasty-tasting, though, so if you can stand the taste of coffee, you're better off with that.”
Black Adder II on Jan 27, 2013 at 11:14:41
“What's bad about 5 hour energy is that an 8 oz. cup of coffee contains between 95 - 200 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. cup while you have the same amount in a 1 oz. bottle with 5 hour energy. Not event espresso has that much caffeine in a 1 oz. cup. Espresso has up to 75 mg in that same 1 oz.”