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Predicted Famine
by benbaer on Mon, Dec 3rd, 2007 11:01:01 PST
Not to frighten anyone, but if you see that this is even remotely possible, you may wish to get yourself prepared ahead of time.

I sure will.

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    Re: Predicted Famine
    by benbaer on Mon, Dec 3rd, 2007 11:01:01 PST
    Not to frighten anyone, but if you see that this is even remotely possible, you may wish to get yourself prepared ahead of time.

    I sure will.

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The Fundamental Flaw of American Politic
by atvsamala on Sun, Dec 2nd, 2007 05:01:06 PST
(extraneous material removed version)
The Fundamental Flaw of American Politics

There is something fundamentally wrong with the American process of electing a president. It’s that the candidates are running on platforms and espousing solutions that they know little about. And then we, the people, are voting on those ideas when we too know little about them.

Even if our candidates were Einstein’s, even an Einstein is an expert only in his chosen field, such as physics. He’s not an expert in economics; he’s not an expert in social development; he’s not an expert in immigration.

Why are we electing people who are running on a platform they are not experts at? And why does the entire country listen to their ideas and vote whether their good or not, when we neither are experts?

If you run a business and you are going to develop a new product, or you need to find a solution to a particular problem, you go out and you hire the best brains in that field. You then put them in a laboratory where they experiment, where they try many solutions, until they see what works. And then only do you implement it and build your business upon it.

We are not doing that. Rather, we are swayed by a charismatic person who has a good sounding idea that they can speak persuasively about. The ideas sound good; but they’re not necessarily the best ideas. They haven’t been tried it in the laboratory of experience. And then we’re electing that candidate and their idea and immediately committing our national course of action to it. This is wrong. This is flawed. This is a recipe for mistakes on a colossal scale.

What we need to do is instead of electing a president based on a platform, we need to elect a president who says, “I will elicit the best minds of the country. I will draw upon the brainpool, the immense intelligence that’s there in the American people, to find the best ideas. Then, I will find a way of experimentation, a laboratory of trial and error, to try these ideas. And only then will we commit the nation to them”.

This is a fundamentally different approach to the American presidency and to leadership in general. Now the American president is not the leader touting a platform. Rather they are an executive managing resources, finding brainpower and creating experimentation. Then, when solutions emerge and are proven, they become an executive in the fullest sense of that word, meaning they execute upon the direction that has been chosen. They manage it, they implement it, they build it, but they don’t come up with it on their own.


We need to tap the brainpower of the American people. We need to find a mechanism of communication and dialogue where the best ideas rise to the top. And even the experts don’t always have the right answers. Sometimes the best ideas come out of left field, from unexpected sources; from the young guy in the mailroom who seems to knows nothing but has a fresh perspective, has an insight.

We need to elicit the experts, and we need to elicit more; we need to elicit the creative intelligence and spirit of the American people far and wide, educated and uneducated, experienced and inexperienced. And even wider, we may need to tap, we should tap, the brainpower of the world, for many of our problems have effects and causes that are worldwide. Many of “our” problems, such as the immigration problem, have their roots in other countries. We need to look for solutions there too.

And then we need to experiment upon these ideas in relative zones of safety to see if the solutions really work. Only then we should act. What we are doing now in electing a president is not only dangerous, but it’s stupid. We have all bought in to a collective decision making process that is flawed, that is wrong, and is recipe for making wrong decisions.

Lets wake up from this illusion. Lets get smart. Lets use the smarts of the entire nation. Great things are possible when we all put our heads together.




The Fundamental Flaw of American Politics

There is something fundamentally wrong with the American process of electing a president. It has nothing to do with the various parties, or the quality of the candidates, though there is much that could be said about that too. Rather, it has to do with the fact that the candidates are running on platforms and are espousing solutions that they know little about.

The issue is that, even if these people were Einstein’s and brilliant, and none of them are, though there are some very intelligent and good people in the politic race, even an Einstein is an expert only in his chosen field, such as physics. He’s not an expert in economics; he’s not an expert in social development; he’s not an expert in immigration.

So the problem is that we’re electing people who are running on a platform, “I will do this to solve that problem”, when these people are not experts at that. It’s good they’ve come up with ideas. And there are many good ideas they are having, yet who are they to espouse an idea and a solution, of which they are not an expert? And then, the whole country listens to that idea and decides whether that’s good or that’s not good, and then vote on it, when we neither are experts.

If you run a business and you are going to develop a new product, or you need to find a solution to a particular problem, you go out and you hire the best brains in that field. You then put them in a laboratory where they experiment, where they try many solutions, until they see what works. And then only do you implement it and build your business upon it.

We are not doing that. Rather, we are swayed by a charismatic person who has a good sounding idea that they can speak persuasively about. The ideas sound good; but they’re not the best ideas. They haven’t been tried it in the laboratory of experience. And then we’re electing that candidate and their idea and immediately committing our course of action to it.

This is wrong. This is flawed. This is a recipe for disaster. What we need to do is instead of electing a president based on a platform, we need to elect a president who says, “I will elicit the best minds of the country. I will draw upon the brainpool, the immense intelligence that’s there in the American people, to find the best ideas. Then, I will find a way of experimentation, a laboratory of trial and error, to try these ideas. And only then will we commit the nation to them”.

This is a fundamentally different approach to the American presidency and to leadership in general. Now the American president is not the leader touting a platform. Rather they are an executive managing resources, finding brainpower and creating experimentation. Then, when solutions emerge and are proven, they become an executive in the fullest sense of that word, meaning they execute upon the direction that has been chosen. They manage it, they implement it, they build it, but they don’t come up with it on their own.

This is a different approach to government. It’s different approach to handling the problems that we face as a nation. We need to tap the brainpower of the American people. And even wider, we may need to tap, we should tap, the brainpower of the world, for many of our problems have effects and causes that are worldwide.

We need to create a mechanism to gather in the wisdom of the brainpool. We need to find a mechanism of communication and dialogue where the best ideas rise to the top. And even the experts don’t always have the right answers. Sometimes the best ideas come out of left field, from unexpected sources; from the young guy in the mailroom who seems to knows nothing, but has a fresh perspective, has an insight. We need to elicit the experts, and we need to elicit more. We need to elicit the creative intelligence and spirit of the American people far and wide, educated and uneducated, experienced and inexperienced.

And then we need to experiment upon these ideas in relative zones of safety to see if the solutions really work. Only then we should act. What we are doing now in electing a president, is not only dangerous, but it’s stupid. We have all bought in to a collective decision making process that is flawed, that is wrong, and is recipe for making wrong decisions.

Lets wake up from this illusion. Lets get smart. Lets use the smarts of the entire nation. Great things are possible when we all put our heads together.








Original don’t edit

The Fundamental Flaw of American Politics

There is something fundamentally wrong with the American process of electing a president. It has nothing to do with the various parties, or the quality of the candidates, though there is much that could be said about that too. Rather, it has to do with the fact that the candidates are running on platforms and are espousing solutions that will solve many problems.

The issue is that, even if these people were Einstein’s and brilliant, and none of them are, though there are some very intelligent and good people, even an Einstein is an expert only in his chosen field, such as physics. He’s not an expert in economics; he’s not an expert in social development; he’s not an expert in immigration.

So the problem is that we’re electing people who are running on a platform, “I will do this to solve that problem”. When these people are not experts at that. It’s good they’ve come up with ideas. There are many good ideas out there, yet who are they to espouse an idea and a solution, of which they are not an expert, and then for the whole country to listen to that idea and think that’s good or that’s not good, and then vote on it, when we neither are experts.

If you run a business and you are going to develop a new product, or you need to find a solution, you go out and you hire the best brains in that area. You then put them in a laboratory where they experiment, where they try many solutions, until they see what works. And then only do you implement it and build your business upon it.

We are not doing that in America. Rather, we’re finding a charismatic person, who has an idea that they can speak powerfully about, that may sound good; but they’re not the best brains, they haven’t tried it in the laboratory of experience. And then we’re electing them.

This is wrong. This is flawed. This is a recipe for disaster. What we need to do is instead of electing a president based on a platform, we need to elect a president who says, I will elicit the best minds of the country. I will draw upon the brain pool, the immense intelligence that’s there in the American people, to find the best ideas. Then, I will find a way of experimentation, a laboratory of trial and error, to try these ideas. And only then will we commit the nation to them.

This is a fundamentally different approach to the American presidency and to leadership in general. Now the American president is not the leader touting a platform. Rather they are an executive managing resources, finding brain power, creating experimentation, and then, when solutions emerge and are proven, then they become an executive in the fullest sense of that word, meaning they execute upon the direction that has been chosen. They manage it, they implement it, they build it, but they don’t come up with it on their own.

This is another approach to government. It’s another approach to handling the problems that we face as a nation. For we do face problems – large problems, tremendous problems. We need to tap the brain power of the American people. And even wider, we may need to tap, we should tap, the brainpower of the world, for many of our problems have effects and causes world wide.

We need to create a mechanism to gather in the wisdom of the brain pool. We need to find a mechanism of communication and dialogue where the best ideas rise to the top, and then where we experiment upon them in relative zones of safety. To see if the solutions really work. Then we should act. What we are doing now, in electing a president, is not only dangerous, but it’s stupid. We have all bought in to a collective decision making process because that’s the way its always been done, that is flawed, that is wrong, and is ultimately a recipe for making wrong decisions.

Lets wake up from this illusion of behavior. Lets get smart. Lets use the smarts of the entire nation. Miracles are possible when we all put our heads together.



And even the experts don’t even always have the right answers. Sometimes the best ideas come out of left field, from unexpected sources; from the young guy in the mailroom who knows nothing, but has a fresh perspective, has an insight. We need to elicit the experts, and we need to elicit more. We need to elicit the creative intelligence and spirit of the American people far and wide, educated and uneducated, experienced and inexperienced.

Kabir Jaffe
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Wiki Government
by atvsamala on Sun, Dec 2nd, 2007 03:02:00 PST
Immediate Participatory Government
The concept of “Wiki Government” is a model of citizen participation in the activities of government. To create a context for these ideas, it is valuable to start with one of the foundational statements of the Declaration of Independence, “Government of the people, by the people and for the people”, and the forms of government that ensue from it.

In the times of our nations founder’s the government was based in Washington while the people lived in many far-flung locations. We therefore needed someone to represent us; and a representative is what we called our elected members.

But representatives are individuals with their own agendas. They are easily swayed by the influences of money, power, the press, and many other forces. The result is that they may not so perfectly represent the people who’ve they’ve been charged to represent.

In addition, our elected officials are dealing with an overwhelming number of complex issues, very few of which they are deeply knowledgeable about. So their decisions are not always based on sound facts or unbiased logic.

Immediate Participatory Government
Due to the advances in computers and telecommunications, there is the possibility today to address these issues in a different way. We do not need representatives in the same form as we did in the past. We now have the ability to involve the intelligence of great numbers of people in a form of immediate participatory government.

The goal of government of the people, by the people and for the people gets a whole new meaning through the interconnectedness of the Internet, the participatory nature of the software that we call wikis, and the ubiquitous penetration of the cell phone and text messaging. These tools can allow people to be involved in an immediate and comprehensive level.

The power of hundred of millions of minds creating together
What these tools do is allow issues to be put on the table and brought to the collective intelligence of our nation. We can draw upon the vast experience of millions of people. Ideas can be brainstormed, discussed, and looked at from many sides. We can create the means for facts, ideas and diverse experience to meet in constructive dialogue.


Secondly, we can immediately take the pulse of collective feelings through instant messaging, internet polling and voting. Today’s cumbersome process of collective decision-making can change into a continuous and immediate dialogue and feedback process. This process of dialogue and two-way communication is essential. Due to the predominance of TV, communication has become more of a one-way street. People’s voice needs to be heard. We need to talk together rather than be talked at.

The concept of Wiki government creates a new role for our political leaders. In our current political model a politician campaigns by standing for or against particular issues. They may have good ideas about how to deal with the issues. But this is exactly the problem; they are ideas, not necessarily deeply thought-through or tried in the furnace of experience. The real problem is that the model of a politician coming up with solutions to issues is fundamentally wrong. None of these individuals are experts and certainly not experts at the many complex issues they must deal with. Though they are applying their intelligence and coming up with solutions, these are the solutions of an individual or a small subset of individuals trying to deal with a large and complex problem.

Leaders as facilitators of social dialogue and implementers of the collective will
The model of Wiki government provides another way to deal with this. Imagine a politician who does not campaign on the issues but rather starts with the expression the more honest expression, “I don’t know.” One who has the humility to say, “The solution to this problem we face is too big for me to come up with a quick solution, one that I am then going to commit our nation to. Rather, I would like us to brainstorm. I would like us all together to apply our intelligence to the issue, to look at it from all sides, to hear the voices of many. And through that dialogue process, to allow a direction and decision of action to emerge.”

This is a new kind of leader operating in a new form of government. A leader does not have to try and be a know-it-all with solutions for everything. And people do not have to just trust and follow. Leaders need to become facilitators of social dialogue. Through dialogue there emerges a course of action. The leader then implements and manages these collective decisions. And through the ongoing and immediate involvement of large numbers of people, we can continually adjust our strategies as we learn from our experiences. After all, does not a business first research and test a new product before committing itself to it? Why does government not first test the many solutions to issues before we commit to them?

I believe that when several hundred million good minds and passionate hearts focus on a issue that not only will we generate a creative insight that is immense beyond anything that we have yet experienced, but that we will come up with the best of solutions. And not only will we come up with the best solutions, but we will all be involved in the solution. As each individual is more knowledgeable and feels that he or she has a hand in them, we become more committed to playing our part in making it work. Not only would Wiki government generate the best ideas, but it would bring back in to the collective decision-making process a great many creative individuals.

Kabir Jaffe
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THE NEW RULERS OF THE WORLD
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NEW WMD FILM ONLINE
by republicanfilms on Fri, Oct 31st, 2003 21:01:04 PST
There were no WMDs found in Iraq. Bush lied and rushed to war. Iraq has nothing to do with terrorism. You've heard it all. Watch this short film, and please forward to every one you know.

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    Re: NEW WMD FILM ONLINE
    by tomh on Sat, Nov 1st, 2003 02:00:08 PST
    Bush has learned from the best politicians. Like all others before him and those who come after him, he has learned to mix fact with fiction. So, to say he has lied maybe accurate. To accuse him of lieing about everything would be inaccurate. But don't expect anything to change if Kerry gets elected. You can expect the ingredients to change somewhat, but not the proportions of truth and lies.

....More Than We Can Chew
by Stephen on Mon, Dec 9th, 2002 23:01:02 PST
It is my belief that the US could be on the edge of major, full-scale war. After invading Afghanistan and Iraq and finding none of these so-called "weapons of mass destruction" (keep in mind that I am not against the Bush Administration; on the contrary I am very anti-Liberal), I believe that several other up-and-coming world powers will come to see this as a "bullying" scenario. Russia, the Great Empire, for one will almost certainly play a major role if war was to break out in the Asia area. They have been accussed several times of hiding these weapons of mass destruction and have been embarrassed and humiliated by the press repeatedly on this matter. Furthermore, the Russians feel how they have been, how do you say..."cheated" out of their position of power in the modern world and will soon strike to regain the "honor they deserve."

    Re: ....More Than We Can Chew
    by tomh on Tue, Dec 10th, 2002 02:01:02 PST
    Hmmm, I don't have a sense for the "Russian Factor" but I am leaning toward a position that it is less significant than you speculate. Only because I feel they have enough problems in their own backyard right now to keep them busy. Nobody else in the world arena seems to like policing everyone else as much as we do and that definitely can make more enemies than friends. I think the average American is feed the prescribed information to endear their support for whatever military action is underway at the time. I don't think the "prescribed information" is always accurate or the whole story. Nowhere was this more predominate than during the Clinton administration.
    I'm more concerned about the ecomomic wars we will be facing from countries like China. We're already engaged in some of those and don't even know it. See my rant column:

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Political Moderator
by Raphaela on Mon, Dec 9th, 2002 11:00:01 PST
we need a co-moderator for our political forum- any one with a good knowledge of current events and politics please contact me.

What now?
by witsend on Sat, Dec 9th, 2000 12:02:02 PST
There is much talk about rebuilding the World Trade Center. I would propose that if we are to learn from these attacks we shouldnt. With modern communication technologies why dont we work toward a less centralized way of living? If we rebuild the WTC we would be putting up a new target. The Pentagon also, when it was built communication meant phone or face to face. Let us face reality, old style war is going away, targeted attacks like this will become more likely. Let us reduce our concentrations of people and industry, this will make it harder for a repeat of an incident of this magnitude. Id like to see some discussion of this.

    Re: What now?
    by tomh on Sat, Dec 9th, 2000 13:00:07 PST
    I will agree that our technology allows us be less centralized and such makes us less vulnerable. It is unlikely that the WTC will be rebuilt. The insurance for it has been nullified by the declaration of an act of war. And, I can't imagine the replacement cost of that structure in today's US with all the new safety requirements, ADA, insurance costs and the inflated dollar since
    the last WTC was built.

    As such is it a loss not only of its important function but its loss to all of us a monument and a national treasure of our achievements.

    But let me rant about the STUPID policies recently implemented at airports. NO PARKING STRUCTURES within 300 feet - I would assume this is to prevent terrorists from parking bombs close to terminals. That's nice, lets make things really difficult for people and... force the terrorists to use other targets like shopping malls, schools, churches, any structure where there are concentrations of people is a target, not just airports. There are no shortage of targets here - should we remove or disallow all parking structures from any places where people congregate? WHAT ABOUT THE PRECIOUS ADA? Oh, maybe anyone with a handicap plate will be able to park within 300 feet of such a structure? A terrorist will never be able to acquire one of those! And then the Knife issue! Ugh! This is ridiculous! No plastic knives in restarants, or on the planes? What's next? No Pencils? I can show you how to slit someones throat with a credit card, are we going to ban those too? I think arming every person on board with a hand gun is less ridiculous than this!

    Let's not let them win! Let's quite trying to PREVENT these things with STUPID implements. When someone behaves this way - they should be taken out. We will never prevent these things from ocurring - we will only sacrifice our freedom for the false feelings of security. We live in a dangerous world, get over it.

    Re: What now?
    by Stephen on Mon, Dec 9th, 2002 23:01:03 PST
    Witsend:
    You are both correct and miserably wrong. The World Trade Center is a highly controversial matter for which you attempt to put into laments terms only to give one side of a multi-viewed prediciment. You are correct that this attack was partially of our own fault for being so blind and concentrating industry on a specific point, but rebuilding the World Trade Centers would bring out much resilience in the American people, which is much needed in comparison to our current attitude towards world events.

    In turn, I also disagree with you on your idea of modern warfare. The style and ignorance in the manner you right leads me to believe that you were neither alive for Vietnam, Gulf, or WW2. This lack of experience works against you in this current situation. The attack on the World Trade Centers was a display of guirilla warfare, not a sophisticated, strategic offensive charge. It was merely an act of aggression, if you will. The way the world has advanced today has proven to be deadly for us all. Despite the fact that no one has had the nerve to break out in nuclear war is beside the point. Even without nuclear power we still have several means of destroying on another; it just means that we will have to do this by the thousands, not the millions.

    As I have written in my previous post and will not repeat but this one time, war is upon us. Full scale, strategic, no rules, war. Let's just hope we don't have men as closeminded and foolhardy as you commanding our troops if the time does come.

    Respectfully,
    -Stephen

Japanese company consoles US partner.
by tomh on Sat, Dec 9th, 2000 12:00:08 PST
Below is an email exchange between myself and a Japanese customer of ours:

Dear Mr.Hoops :

We are so much shocked to know the terror for the U.S.A. yesterday morning mainly through CNN TV.

All the common Japanese are keeping sincere sympathy in this disaster with deep sorrow for the numerous victims and wishing to support the U.S.A., we are the allied powers each other during more than 50 years.

Japan & the U.S.A. have been constructing the solid reliance as the powerful countries of freedom & liberty.
Although we have also been fighting together in the economic area as the best competitor, we, both countries & both people, should cooperate with in protecting such terrors and begin to fight off
the terrorists until the end of such kinds of atrocity.

It is impossible to restrain our strong anger & hatred for the devilish scum with no human mind.

We are praying that all the persons of Technology Associates,Inc. are safe from the ugly terror.

God save you,

Uemura Masaaki

(I responded)

Dear Mr. Masaaki,

Thank you much for your kind words and sympathy. If you have been to America and talked with the general people, then you probably know that many people here do not agree with what our government does in foreign policy. Most Americans want to make the world a better place for everyone and wish to protect the innocent. But many Americans also feel we shouldn't be sticking our noses in other peoples business. Whoever is responsible for this has a deep hatred of Americans and probably because of our foriegn policies. And, appearently so do his followers.

You will hear our politicians calling this a "cowardly act". I think we should call a spade a spade. If someone hates us so much that they are willing to give up their lives to take ours and send us this message, this is hardly the act of a
coward. And, to confront our military directly is just stupid. Clearly the person who masterminded this is not stupid, but is very hateful. The cost of lives of this incident is world-war scale. The financial burden will be felt throughout the world as well. I estimate the total cost of this incident will reach a trillion dollars if the towers are restored. Our government says "we will not be afraid, we are still free and they have failed." I disagree. Our airports are shut
down, public events and business are shut down - our government caused this in the name in security. When they open again, the government will push to further remove our freedom by instilling new laws and procedures in the name of "security" - thus taking away more freedom. To me the loss of lives is horrific. The loss of money is monumental. But if our governement takes
more of our freedom in the name of security, that is spit on the graves of all those before us who gave their lives to make this country and protect it. And that, could be the worst - then the terrorists have not failed at all. They will
have further helped our government empower itself.

I hope that you and your friends and families will all enjoy safe, prosperous and free lives.

Best regards,
Thomas Hoops

malco wrote:

Dear Mr.Hoops :

We are so much shocked to know the terror for the U.S.A.
yesterday morning mainly through CNN TV.

All the common Japanese are keeping sincere sympathy in this
disaster with deep sorrow for the numerous victims and
wishing to support the U.S.A., we are the allied powers each
other during more than 50 years.

Japan & the U.S.A. have been constructing the solid reliance as
the powerful countries of freedom & liverty.
Although we have also been fighting together in the economic area
as the best competitor, we, both countries & both people, should
cooperate with in protecting such terrors and begin to fight off
the terrorists until the end of such kinds of atrocity.

It is impossible to restrain our strong anger & hatred for the
devilish scum with no human mind.

We are praying that all the persons of Technology Associates,Inc.
are safe from the ugly terror.

God save you,

Uemura Masaaki
Malco Co.,Ltd.



--
Thomas Hoops
Technology Associates, Inc.
"Makers of the world's most technologically advanced flashlights!"
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Welcome
by tomh on Fri, Dec 2nd, 2005 09:00:08 PST
In the next few weeks or months, we intend to release all our DOS software. You can see the beginning of this now under Products/DOS software - FREE!

More important than these products is the underlying development system used to create them which we shall make available too. This is a powerful applications development system which is still very useful today, especially in light of the immortality DOS has been given by products such as Free DOS, DOSBOX and QEMU.

    Re: Supreme Court
    by tomh on Sun, Dec 8th, 2002 01:00:09 PST
    Unfortunately, I was out of state when this
    finally came to a head and was decided. I
    could spew reams about corruption (and I have -
    see
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    but the fact is that we ourselves are to blame
    for letting things get this bad. We have
    allowed decades of legislators to sell us
    security and fixes for problems which we should
    have taken responsibility to handle ourselves
    as individuals instead of trying to get fix-all
    laws, committees and agencies which apply to
    everyone.

    These laws and their infrastructure
    are so thick, so compounding and confusing that
    leagues of experts can not agree on their
    meanings anymore. When that happens, your have
    what I call "corruptable interpretation". In
    other words, since no average citizen can
    understand the totality of the laws, we appoint
    experts to interpret those laws. Those experts
    are corruptible either by direct lobby,
    threatening influence or through misleading and
    deceptive information. The governor was quite
    clever, using Nevada's balanced budget law, he
    got the legislature to approve the budget
    before they thought about funding it. Then, he
    threw that gap back on them. I noted,
    according to the RGJ, that a majority of
    expense in the budget was allocated to police
    and fire. It's a shame that the public accepts
    these expenses without question. There are so
    many laws which need no enforcement. So many
    laws in which we are better off without
    enforcement. And, so many laws which were
    designed to prevent events which are
    statistically irrelevant. Were I on the
    legislature, I would have proposed a
    significant cut in police funding. To offset
    that, I would propose an increase in citizen's
    policing rights. And then give the police
    departments more opportunity to use volunteer
    citizen help. Many policing duties do not
    require the intense training police officers
    undergo. Cell phones and eyes for watching go
    a long way. As for laws which they try to
    enforce, for example, I don't feel that most
    citizens need protection from prostitutes or
    more so, the "johns" they service. The
    "stings" they set up are a waste of taxpayer
    money and destroy peoples lives who are
    otherwise productive citizens.

    I am quite sure there are many other such
    opportunities for cuts in other agencies and
    departments which do not affect schools or
    educational services.

    The puppet masters are so arrogant these days, they could care less whether or not their audience even likes the show.

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