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Bad Laws Lead to Bad Cops

James64 Wrote: Dec 06, 2014 11:13 AM
No. It's those who insist "there oughta be a law" who are to blame. These are the ones who whine about everything being unfair and keep pressing for laws to fix perceived shortcomings, which are actually enforcement penalties the whiners disagree with.
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Bad Laws Lead to Bad Cops

James64 Wrote: Dec 06, 2014 9:38 AM
Bad laws and regulation force the police to create procedures that simplify the response actions in such a way as to - mostly - protect the organization. Thus, the inability of the individual policeman to vary their approach is severely restricted (of course, some really don't want to have to think for themselves). Taking someone by force is not always necessary. In this case, collecting data and evidence would be sufficient, then the process could, if necessary, call for forced collection later. It would have worked much better to have taken the tobacco into custody
ALL public education/indoctrination is "in line with the administration position". One of the reasons education has gotten so poor, is the ascendence of the subjective and politically correct over the objective. As for anthropogenic climate change; if humans have such an effect and that effect is so well established (according to the "settled science" crowd), shouldn't we already be able to control the weather? Then again, it has never really been about weather. It is about money and political clout.
Watch that Siberian high pressure system. It' size and duration are likely more important than the snowpack, which is an effect rather than cause. Sustained and stationary high pressure area will eventually lead to longer snowpack duration and if it lasts long enough, we'll start the next ice age. Or not.
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An Obama Defeat? Well, Maybe Not...

James64 Wrote: Nov 06, 2014 4:19 PM
To defeat the Obama machine and legacy, the Republicans need not "work with him", but perform in accordance with the will of the People - for the good of the greatest number - and let Obama veto what the People want, or get all unilateral in spite of the People. Putting it all up front and open - and with proper process - will show who is really obstructing.
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Wow! Just Wow!

James64 Wrote: Nov 06, 2014 4:12 PM
Yeah - "wow". Too bad that, for the GOP future, this was the easy part. If the established GOP does not embrace their base - and their more conservative New blood, they will undoubtedly throw this all away in '16. At this particular point, we may have only progressed to liberal-lite - and the last thing we need now is "less of the same".
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The Proper Theology Of Voting

James64 Wrote: Nov 02, 2014 8:59 PM
Don't vote? Don't whine! Only players have the right to critique their game, the rest are just background noise.
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Why You Shouldn’t Vote

James64 Wrote: Nov 02, 2014 7:23 AM
To many, a vote is expected to be a fix, when it is really just a step. The biggest problem with "all-or-nothing" is impatience; a hallmark feature of liberal "progress". Unfortunately, that leaves you nothing at least half the time - -and ALL might just be less than you need.
Remind them: those who don't vote have neither cause, nor right, to complain. After all, they got what they chose.
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The Democrats' Achilles' Heel

James64 Wrote: Oct 31, 2014 3:59 PM
Democrats (liberals) need the fantasy and lies to rule, because ruling is their arrogant self-perceived place among their lessers. To rule, they must control the ignorant peasants using all the tools at their disposal, from fantasy to eugenics, and lie about the origins. They must be pretty good at it, too. They perpetually convince large segments of the population to support historically failed positions on nearly all subjects.
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