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If the technology could be developed to the point where it was reliable enough to trust (and that may never be possible), what's the harm there? Seems like responsible gun owners would want to be able to buy guns that could only be fired by approved users.Look at that neat assortment of red herrings.The US manufacturers a shit ton of guns and makes a shit ton of money doing it. Why rely on the rest of the world to develop the technology? We have enough accidental...
Your personal beliefs are not the summation of people who are focused on this issue. I don't think it's a coincidence that the BUILD THAT WALL people are the same ones who are gung-ho on the Muslim immigration control issue.Whiteness aside, if it's about culture, then it's about culture. Terrorism is a tiny little piece of the discussion, but gets the vast majority of the attention. Trump and his supporters were all over this after the Paris and Brussels attacks, like...
The responses from the pro-gun lobby about biometric sensors are incredible. A proposal to spend more money on developing biometrics turns into this whole rant about how it's going to imperil lives and lead to government registration and confiscation and obviously there's no way any President who wasn't a gun-hating fascist could possibly even consider it. They're just trying to develop new technology FFS. If you can't even stand to see people study a concept, you might...
People are wildly overemphasizing the risk of terrorist attacks in general. We're really talking about altering our entire immigration policy over a handful of incidents of mass violence that involved Muslim immigrants? Why aren't these same people talking about gun control for Americans, if this is such a HUGE deal? Some white autistic fucker shooting 20 school children is no big deal, just the cost of doing business, but a Muslim shooting 14 is a BIG FUCKING DEAL. ...
I think as long as we continue to be selective about who we accept, the religion thing largely shakes out. Highly skilled people aren't all that likely to become radicalized and have major incentives to adapt to US norms. There's a middle ground between an outright ban and open borders. It's not exactly trivial to get into the US right now if you're not coming from Central/South America, so we can pick and choose to a much larger extent. Some doctor from Iran isn't...
Trump has this same problem. The vast majority of his "solutions" are predicated on the fact that Trump is the most awesome leader and negotiator in the known world. He never says HOW any of this stuff is going to get done, just that it is because he's awesome.Take the Rust Belt problem. Trump gives us the teaser, he's the only one with a solution and he's going to renegotiate trade deals to get jobs back in the Rust Belt. Well....how? Nobody with an economics...
Interesting perspective on Ted Cruz, from his college days and time as the Texas Solicitor. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/05/i_was_on_the_college_debate_circuit_with_ted_cruz.html
Bernie's not being nuanced or giving specifics though.You can tell Hillary is serious about policy, but has made the perhaps questionable decision to not get into it as much as possible. She's a wonk, but is trying to hide it and be the folksy endearing person she really isn't. Wonks don't necessarily make the best President, but it's better than the alternative of no policy knowledge or understanding.
Go look up "statistically valid sample size" and get back to me. Amazingly you don't need to ask an entire population to get valid results.If you want to say the CNN poll is an outlier based on other data, fine. Show some contrary evidence. Simply crying "BIAS" is the lazy way of discounting data that you don't like.Ataturk posted a poll showing somewhat smaller margins, but similar trends. Throw a couple more polls in there and something reliable could be extracted. ...
When you don't have evidence to support your claims, cry bias.CNN loves Trump. He's printing the news media money.
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