Comments by biwemple
Posted on May 16 at 2:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
We're reaching a real point of diminishing returns here. If the BAC limit is set so low it can be triggered by someone who just used mouthwash, you may see a lot of DWI cases just get bounced out of court. Need to go after the repeat offenders and if you get convicted for DWI, automatic revocation for several years, a massive fine, and perhaps confiscate the driver's vehicle (another huge monetary loss).
Posted on May 7 at 4:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Pension reform will simply not occur until communities start declaring bankruptcy and judges start invalidating these contracts in the bankruptcy process perhaps. State workers are surely entitled to a pension when they retire, but the OT padding, double-dipping, and other manipulations need to stop. I do not look forward to that day because some real honest workers will get hurt financially, but I have a strong feeling that these bankruptcies will start occurring and changes will have to occur. I think the tipping point has already been reached. Those who gamed the system are going to cost others a lot of money when this unsustainable system caves in.
Posted on April 24 at 2:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hackers get through some of the best firewalls, encryption, compromised passwords, use social engineering, you name it, to gain access to information. So if a company uses multiple barriers and still gets hacked, you still think they ought to get punished? Are you one of those people that think that if their kid trespasses, scales a fence around a dangerous area with warning signs, then gets hurt in the area afterwards, the property owner should still be sued for negligence? I'm no defender of big business, but I do work in the IT world and the methods that are used to hack into systems are very difficult to defend against even with the best security measures.
Posted on April 19 at 1:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I believe in the 'Rule of Five' regarding flies for fishing: Presentation, Presentation, Presentation, Size, and Color.
Posted on April 17 at 9:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Not allow backpacks to be carried by anyone anymore? Seriously?
Posted on April 10 at 4:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I wish the President would tell North Korea that if they launch ANY missile (test or not) we would shoot it down immediately.
Posted on April 8 at 2:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There's actually a movement to get Atlatls legal for hunting in more states. They hunt feral hogs with them in Texas and other places down south. In case you're not familiar with this spear thrower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl
Posted on March 21 at 4:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
When the Saratoga county clerk and several other clerks around the state told NY State they would not issue ID's to illegal immigrants when that bill was on the table, the legislature backed off real quick. Wished this could've happened before this SAFE law was passed so hurriedly. Sometimes the local gov'ts need to tell the state to 'go pound sand' once in a while when they create such bad legislation. NY could've crafted a better law here and taken the appropriate amount of time to do it right.
Posted on March 19 at 10:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)
War Powers Act ought to be amended to have a requirement that after XX days, if Congress acts to declare war, a draft immediately goes into effect with it. Either make sure the crisis is over quickly, or the country goes all in. Even if draftees never make it to deployment, the enormous cost of simply calling them up and interrupting their lives should give pause to Congress to go quickly into a war. Those 'sons (and daughters now) of affluence' should have to shoulder the same burdens without exceptions. Even if declared 4F, or whatever medical reason is used now, they can still serve in national service as a non-combatant role (medical, transport, logistics, etc). Educational deferments should be prohibited as well.
Posted on February 28 at 9:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I had a grad student loan with no co-signer as an adult student, no collateral, nothing except my promise to repay, nothing to collect, should I have passed away before repayment. There are a lot of others like me who surely had same situation. Basically there was nothing to collect from a non-existent estate then if I had passed away before I paid it off. Either require insurance as had been repeatedly stated above or loaner has to take it as a loss as this bill proposes. If the bill passes it's not going to be used much for certain as its really not a great way to get out of debt. It's a risk the loaner takes, but you can't get blood from a stone here.