No-one actually stated that they were actual real live ammunition, as opposed to pure dummy rounds or metal in the shape of a bullet. As numerous other posters have said, it's unlikely that an actual live bullet would be encased in acrylic, although knowing how insane US Gun Nuts are it wouldn't actually surprise me if they did it out of some misplaced attempt at machismo.
I think NI just equated the idea of utopian socialism (i.e. Karl Marx's leftist ideas, rather than Nazi rightist ideas) as an unworkable system with the idea of the original Church as an unworkable system - he didn't directly equate them. So two reading fails there!
He's ridiculing who he was and what he stood for, NOT what he did or who he hurt. Ridiculing dictators, tyrants and general pompous idiots should be mandatory, comrade! ;) Certainly an essential component of free speech.
Isn't it usually the conservatives complaining about the 'crap and liberal bias' of American public school teaching? Oh wait, they're usually the ones pulling the revisionism (we won the war single-handly and the slaves loved plantations) crap.
This would work if the cameras took pictures of every car, but in practice, if any car going too slow probably (95%?) doesn't trigger the camera, then you'd only have, say, 5% of your 990, meaning that 99 out of 2000 drivers would be wrongly ticketed, compared to 20 speeders, of whom 2 are incorrectly done.
Of course, if the camera has an even lower error rate for below it's set limit, then the discrepancy is less bad. But there really would be two error rates here.
Then they need to start competing on what they can offer - such as brand recognition. It's all very well saying India can market drugs at 95% less, but that still takes effort - and if the brand name is associated with your company you can take a leaf out of the free-software companies and make more money in after-sales support. There will always be those who would rather trust a slightly more expensive product from Bayer rather than a cheaper knock-off of doubtful providence, especially if Bayer offer further services or support with the product.
I'm pretty sure 'socialised' healthcare (as practiced in non-US Western countries) actually keeps drug prices down, as governments have the size and muscle to 'encourage' drug companies not to gouge too much.
Certainly in the UK, the evaluation agency NICE looks closely at cost/benefit ratios, and just will not fund any drug seen as too expensive. That in turn means that companies wanting to supply the NHS have to be more realistic in their pricing. On the other hand, the US seems to be more of a free-for-all rush-to-the-trough for pharma companies.
It's not that "all Irish are terrorists", although that is pretty much equivalent to what a lot of people say involving Muslims. However, the IRA was definitely a terrorist organisation (as were many of the 'Loyalist' groups), and for such a prominent supporter of them to be whining on about 'terrorism' fears is rather hypocritical.
Where was Rep. King when the IRA were firing mortars at Downing Street, and trying to blow up Ronnie Raygun's soulmate, Maggie Thatcher?
The IRA murdered children and women, bombed Armistice celebrations (i.e. veteran celebrations), and public transport hubs. That's when they weren't knee-capping, gun-running, and hob-nobbing with Libyan terrorists. Didn't you guys have a bit of a beef with Libya back then?
Well, they got bored of looking for all the terrorists with bombs that aren't there, or even cooking up their own fake plots, so they obviously have to do something, or someone might decide they are 'non-essential' next furlough!