I've heard this before, but have there been any examples of knives protecting against the "tyranny" of a Government with advanced weaponry? Or at all?
Knives cannot kill 50 people in an outing since you need to be so close. It would seem as though technology has allowed any disgruntled or religiously conflicted latent homosexual to go on a pogrom, and be more successful than ever before in history.
1) Iraq was one of the most heavily armed Nations per capita in the world, and that prevented neither tyranny under Saddam nor the US invasion and subsequent occupation.
2) We later gathered their guns and outlawed the buying and selling of guns in Iraq, because the gangs, thugs and ne'er-do-wells were killing citizens, and posed a danger to coalition troops. It would seem as though we didn't believe that more guns would make citizens, law enforcement or the military safer.
also the fact that too many males are assholes that piss all over toilet seats without any consideration for someone that might need to sit
FWIW, anecdotally, word on the street is that women are even bigger pigs than men. My intrepid investigator spotted shit on the BACK of a toilet recently, she being amazed at how one could position themselves to achieve that.
Of course it is. Do you think the country has moved leftward since the 60s? Since the 80s? Was Clinton a DLC Democrat? Liberalism has been so discredited that the Republicans ran more rightward and the Democrats meet them in "the middle" every cycle.
The result is compromises with the right and they keep pulling the football.
That was before anyone thought Bernie might have a chance of winning. Also, that was before Benghazi redux redux redux. And the email server whatsit. And I think Travelgate. And before the bombing of the barracks in Beirut. Also, Zionism and Obamacare.
About the data...much of what Trump has said is an exaggerated take on a real issue. Therefore while being technically false, it's still mostly true, or designed to call attention to a problem. He's had his share of stating lies as truth, mostly I believe when he's badly misinformed. Which he is pretty misinformed on a lot of issues, so When he talks about them he says a lot of things that are untrue. This gives great grist for the media mill to cherry pick data for misleading charts.
This actually sounds like a smarter version of what comes out of Trump's mouth. :)
That's because the Dems moved in YOUR direction! After losing so many campaigns, they moved right --cozied up to corporate cash, minimized labor's influence, gutted welfare, embraced deficit hysteria and all kinds of free trade agreements.
Once we got two conservative major parties, the wheels came off fairly quickly.
I agree with Aspergers, although I would give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven't actually called the guy a liar
I haven't, at least not explicitly (meaning, only in my head). Although these scenarios might turn into a high rate, from experience I see most people think they pay the rate of the last dollar, which they view as a badge of honor (or at least a way to imply they have a rich man's burden). They likely are adding their top marginal rate, property, FICA and whatnot.
It's funny how when you suppose you begin to sound like a Republican economist
Perhaps, but if the 1099 type work is being hit by high taxes, they don't seem to be handling deductions very well. Even if it's hair cutting or snow plowing, they should have tools, mileage, or gear to deduct. Truth is, aside from a few extreme situations it doesn't seem plausible. I guess to slice it another way, what percent of the US population pays more than 50% in taxes?