Thread: Super Tuesday
02-08-2008, 12:46 PM #131“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
02-08-2008, 12:51 PM #132OberonGuest
02-08-2008, 12:53 PM #133
Sure- I might not always come across as the brightest one out there- but I'm not stupid by any means and a triple major with a quadruple minor should mean that I know some about things (poli sci/soc/spanish with minors of econ/psych/portuguese/history)“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
02-08-2008, 12:56 PM #134OberonGuest
02-08-2008, 12:56 PM #135
02-08-2008, 01:00 PM #136“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
02-08-2008, 01:02 PM #137
and think of how unpleasant society would be if that occurred on a large scale someone would end up shooting thier own teenage child coming in late, or the intruder and the homeowner would end up in some sort of gunfight and things just wouldn't go all that well. People are stupid- you're best off having someone professionally do your dirty work for you so that they get the blame if things go wrong instead of you!
(also a note for you, since you seem unaware- I'm going through a few law enforcement hiring processes at the moment )“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
02-08-2008, 01:11 PM #138OberonGuest
Operator: Nine one one, what is your emergency?
Caller: Oh my God! Somebody's breaking into my house! HE'S GOT A GUN!!!
Operator: We'll have an officer there right away. Can you get out of the house?
Caller: What I really need is someone to take my name and address, and file a report!
Caller: Can your guys take a lot of crime scene photos too?
Operator: Ma'am, it's a misdemeanor to misuse the 911 service...
Caller: And yellow crime scene tape! They'll need a lot of crime scene ta... [BOOM BOOM BOOM!]
Operator: Ma'am? Ma'am? Are you on the line? Ma'am?
The moral of the story is, while cops do serve a necessary function, they're not enough. Officers serve with honor and distinction, but they cannot protect everyone. Individuals who are capable also need to know how to protect themselves.
02-08-2008, 01:13 PM #139
02-08-2008, 01:15 PM #140
In the end, (relatively) free market capitalism helps all of us, by ensuring the success and growth of the economy as a whole. See all former socialist republics for an example, including France under Mitterrand.
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle" - Winston Churchill
you get what you pay for.... unless you're rich, then others get what you pay for...or you're poor, and you get what others pay for"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
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