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2012-10-30 11:21:10 PM

Cubicle Jockey: mark12A: Big organizations are inherently dangerous,

Who certifies the quality and strength of materials and fasteners that hold virtually everything together? A private organization called ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials)

Why can't the functions of the FDA be provided by a similar organization? Who pioneered consumer safety? Not the government. Underwriters Labs (UL) did. Yeah, the little UL tag on your toaster cord.

We don't NEED the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It's a government boondoggle.

ASTM members = ~30,000
UL employees = ~10,000
CPSC employees = ~500


I'm snapping in a Z formation.
 
2012-10-31 08:16:16 PM

Skeptos: I'm going to echo what others have said recently: if this slimy, glad-handing bullsh*tter wins the election, the country deserves what it's going to get.


This this, a million times this.

I really think Mittens would shank his grandma if it advanced his personal goals, finances, or those of his wealthy friends he wants to please so badly.

O man hasn't been the golden boy I hoped, but maybe his domestic policy get kicked up a notch in term 2...
 
2012-11-01 08:47:20 PM

Skeptos: Noam Chimpsky: If Yellowstone goes off, we won't be financing a rebuild. The fact that disasters can happen everywhere is non sequitur since no one ever claimed they couldn't happen anywhere. If I say an alcoholic with 10 DUI should pay more in auto insurance than a careful driver with no DUI, the fact that "anyone can have a car accident!" would be a liberal and very lame response.

While 9/11-scale terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, they are more likely to happen in places with large concentrations of people, i.e., cities. Why should I, living in a rural area, have my taxes go to fund counter-terrorism operations, post-attack relief and reconstruction, or legal/military action against the perpetrators? Cities can surely afford these things on their own. If not, then cities fail the cost/benefit equation. People who don't like it can move to the country.


This is what teatards actually believe. Traitors to their republic, and ignorant of the social contract they benefit from, as well as short sighted and narrow minded.
 
2012-11-02 04:09:35 AM

Skeptos: Noam Chimpsky: If Yellowstone goes off, we won't be financing a rebuild. The fact that disasters can happen everywhere is non sequitur since no one ever claimed they couldn't happen anywhere. If I say an alcoholic with 10 DUI should pay more in auto insurance than a careful driver with no DUI, the fact that "anyone can have a car accident!" would be a liberal and very lame response.

While 9/11-scale terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, they are more likely to happen in places with large concentrations of people, i.e., cities. Why should I, living in a rural area, have my taxes go to fund counter-terrorism operations, post-attack relief and reconstruction, or legal/military action against the perpetrators? Cities can surely afford these things on their own. If not, then cities fail the cost/benefit equation. People who don't like it can move to the country.


Go back to 1870 Mr. Bootstrappy. I'm sure you can defend your patch of dustbowl from enemy attack with your assault rifle. You don't need clean air/water regulations, fire/police departments, roads, county hospitals or doctors, building codes, furniture, clothing, gas/oil/electricity, GPS, cell/landline/internet service, appliances, vehicles, mail service, building codes, FDA, USDA, FAA, etc. Anarchy solves all problems.

You're so special you don't need the trappings of civilization.

Welcome to The Congo.

Go build it yourself.
 
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