OpinionIn the United States of America, we have enough laws. We need to be repealing the bad laws, not creating new ones.
      – DigitalBoss, 2009-09-14 at 03:47:28   (23 comments)

On 2009-09-14 at 03:48:23, DigitalBoss wrote...
I would start with the tax code. http://fairtax.org
On 2009-09-14 at 03:59:37, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
We do have too many laws.
On 2009-09-14 at 04:02:41, DigitalBoss wrote...
Hi Scarlet.
On 2009-09-14 at 04:45:31, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
@DigitalBoss: Hey DB, what's up?
On 2009-09-14 at 16:45:59, Thelevellers wrote...
I think I could probably say somethign similar about the UK - there have been a lot of knee jerk laws put in place in the years since the war on terror started...
On 2009-09-14 at 21:08:06, Melchior wrote...
The response to terror threats has been ridiculous both in the US and the UK. What happened to not giving up our freedom for safety?
On 2009-09-15 at 01:37:47, DigitalBoss wrote...
But you would give up your freedom for someone else to pay for your healthcare.
On 2009-09-15 at 01:48:07, DigitalBoss wrote...
The thing I like about the war on terror, and the way George Bush handled the terrorist attacks, is the way he elevated the whole thing to a new level. Before 9/11, terrorist attacks were treated strictly as a law enforcement activity. The attacks are planned, sponsored, and trained in other countries, most of which do not have diplomatic relations with the United States. Law enforcement is good when you have diplomatic relations with the other involved country, but if not, law enforcement comes to an end. George Bush decided to take the terrorists to the military level. And to the countries that do not cooperate, you are with us, or you are against us. Damn, we have needed that kind of guts for a long time. I still think that he spent too much money, and grew the size of government too much, but you gotta love him for the "with us, or against us" statement.
On 2009-09-15 at 01:50:21, DigitalBoss wrote...
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.
On 2009-09-15 at 02:34:30, BorgClown wrote...
I agree, the law code must be purged. Laws tend to rot, the more specific they are, the faster they become rubbish.
On 2009-09-15 at 02:37:51, BorgClown wrote...
Right now we have a backslash of the world recession in Mexico, mostly because the state owned companies are incapable of progress. There has to be some form of cooperation between private and public institutions, otherwise they'll just fall apart, but out laws forbid that. Those were reasonable laws when USA was encroaching on our oil industry two centuries ago, now those same laws are obsolete.
On 2009-09-15 at 05:07:07, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
@DigitalBoss: I think the 'with us or against us' statement is an example of a terrible way of thinking. There's almost no situation in life that constitutes a true dilemma; Option C is almost always there.
On 2009-09-15 at 16:15:58, DigitalBoss wrote...
Except when you are being attacked.
On 2009-09-15 at 16:25:11, DigitalBoss wrote...
No one has any comments on the quote from the movie "Pulp Fiction"? I love that movie.
On 2009-09-15 at 16:59:54, Thelevellers wrote...
Surely it is in fact a bible quote? It's been a while (too long) since I watched Pulp Fiction, it is indeed a great film :) I have toi say that of all the thing Bush did, saying 'you are with us or against us' is one of the worst for exacerbating the whole problem with terrorists. While I don't want to excuse them, one of the major reasons they hate 'The West' is that they feel misunderstood, so trying to understand them is one of the only ways to reduce thenumbers of NEW recruits to their cause...
On 2009-09-15 at 17:03:07, DigitalBoss wrote...
I don't misunderstand them, if they kill Americans, they must die. That is all I need to know. You can kiss their ass if you like, not me.
On 2009-09-15 at 17:03:49, DigitalBoss wrote...
The quote is partially from the bible.
On 2009-09-16 at 04:37:04, BorgClown wrote...
Did the hundreds of thousands of civilians USA has killed did even remotely harm an american? When Bush Jr took the war machine onto civilians he became nothing but a mass murderer. I deeply despise that disdainful attitude toward innocents, just imagine what do the people who lost a relative feel about your saturday morning cartoon hero of a prez.
On 2009-09-16 at 04:38:56, BorgClown wrote...
Fortunately he's gone. Considerably wealthier and with a mantle of impunity, but at least he doesn't command the biggest war machine available.
On 2009-09-16 at 09:36:18, DigitalBoss wrote...
I will call bullshit on the "hundreds of thousands" number. Back it up.
On 2009-09-16 at 10:09:55, BorgClown wrote...
When USA tells the media that deaths have been close to 100,000, you know the real number is 10 times that. You can find numbers between 100,000 and a million, but obviously no one is carefully keeping count. But your rebuttal is even more to my favor, as the number of deaths is irrelevant to my point. If that's the only flaw you see in my rant, I'm pretty fine with that.
On 2009-09-16 at 10:13:32, BorgClown wrote...
I'd start with the sources of Wikipedia, since they go through reasonable efforts to contrast different counts, and to explain the methods. The discussion is interesting too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War
On 2009-09-16 at 16:58:09, Thelevellers wrote...
*applauds Borg's point*