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This is the typical result of over-regulation: the government unintentionally makes many things to be technically criminal, but then says to those who might break the law, "Don't worry, we won't prosecute". Nonsense. Why make otherwise innocent people and institutions criminals needlessly? A better way is to write the law to actually function as intended. That is clearly not the case with I-594. Simply a poorly written law, it should never have been passed as-is. It should be repealed.
So now the "scientific vote" is valid because the government is voting in favor? And that is evidence of impartial validity? Really?
I would like to add a couple of points:
I have been commuting by sneakers to work for about 3 years now, and many times have nearly been hit on the crosswalk between Super 1 and Jefferson Park. Drivers turning left onto 9th tend to focus on cars coming out of Super 1 rather that who is between the white lines. Fortunately, I have been nimble enough to leap out of the way.... so far.
Perhaps that was the problem in the incident at Main/Palouse- the driver simply didn't scan the crosswalk before turning.
It seems something should be done to increase crosswalk awareness on the part of Walla Walla motorists. Old dogs need to learn new tricks, or more pedestrians will get hurt.
Downhillracer- "The current administration is actually reducing the deficit... " Question is, relative to what?
The following are the annual budget deficits:
2011: $1,300 BB
So you are correct, the deficit is cooling down relative to the President's first year, when he pushed to spend huge bucks on "stimulus". But Obama deficits are still muliple times the deficits of all previous administrations, even if they are going down.
But don't tell me- ".. it's Bush's fault...". Riiiiiight.
Good start to the discussion. Those familiar with airplane guidance and communication technology, cellphone and wireless network technology already know that there is no way for tangible interference to occur. Now, all Delta flights in the US offer wireless internet service. So, with VOIP technology, I have used the telephone during a number of flights. And I recently flew on Egypt Air, where a cell phone "tower" signal was on board- I was texting my daughter in Spokane while flying 30,000 feet over the Mediterranean.
Anyone who claims there is an issue, or even that they are "not sure" are either not fully informed, or have a hidden agenda.
Sounds like Mr. McFarland is giving up on prevention of Newtown-type incidents, instead focusing on reduction of casualties. As if 20 casualties would be a great deal better than 25. Seems to me that prevention should rather be the focus. Just one death is horrific- and clip size has nothing to do with that.
Interesting, PeggyJoy. Labeling, name-calling and gneralized accusations might not be your most effective means of rebuttal. Might want to try some sound reason, logic and facts.
I must say I identify with what I see to be the main purpose of the Tea Party- to object to spending more of our money on stuff that is far beyond the constitutional duties of our government. That's it, nothing more.
The rest seems like so much noise.
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