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  • Nov 1st, 2014 @ 2:02pm

    public utility

    broadband service is nearly as vital to existence, for businesses and individuals as well, that it needs to be regulated under section II as a public utility. it's that simple.

  • Aug 20th, 2014 @ 1:22pm

    police/public interaction

    you'll probably find some on youtube if you haven't seen them on tv: police in other countries refraining from firing a lethal weapon when obviously provoked to do so when dealing with a violent and armed suspect. i've seen how foreigners do their protesting by throwing firebombs at the police who may respond with fire hoses or teargas but rarely with lethal force.
    our domestic police should not have full military body armor and automatic weapons when dealing with the public. the police all too often escalate the potential for violence too quickly and should be better trained in how to interact of everyone they contact and with backup contain a suspect as well as possible until a resolution can be reached without gunfire. finally, part of police training should emphasize that they are obliged to a higher standard of tolerating erratic behavior and verbal abuse.

  • Oct 10th, 2013 @ 5:40pm

    cops

    they are no more than self righteous and arrogant gangs and organized criminals with badges.

  • Oct 9th, 2013 @ 8:58pm

    streaking

    i must be out of touch with the times because a streaker in my day would have a hero at school especially if he got suspended as a badge of honor.

  • Sep 26th, 2013 @ 11:55am

    Re: The insurance industry survives, so will cars

    i can buy my insurance online from geico or progressive confident that i can call customer service anytime and get immediate customer service. i see allstate ofices around but i tried to buy insurance from allstate online and they sent me a large envelope full of forms so i guess if i went to their office i'd face the same cumbersome process. they even wanted something filled out by the dmv. ridiculous.
    dealers provide the constant authorized service to maintain the cars under warranty. i'm thinking tesla cars need very little maintenance and therefor one of the main reasons for dealerships has been eliminated.
    the hypocrisy is so obvious when corporasts have fought against regulations that prevented them from running amok but now they're all for crushing a tiny competitor that produces a great car.

  • Jul 3rd, 2013 @ 12:26pm

    "civil" war

    i get a distinct feeling that everything going on in this country is based on a divide between confederate and federal ideals which were not settled even at the loss of 660,000 military deaths during the first civil war.
    many people are too ignorant or to unwilling to accept the concept of a federal, constitutional, presidential republic.
    what kind of fascist police state is the texas republic that wants to charge a 74 year old woman with felony assault on some pansy cop?

  • Jun 25th, 2013 @ 2:39pm

    waste

    the real criticism is that it is a huge, inefficient and costly venture that yields a tiny amount of dubious information while collecting and storing everything available to it, or in other words a government make work program.
    snowden broke the law but a public discussion could bring needed changes to our over reactions that infringe on our rights far beyond keeping us secure.