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Oct 18, 07, 2:30 pm
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Views: 3,365
Posted By Texas_Dawg

So... government failure rates: 60-75%. ...

So... government failure rates: 60-75%.

Private company (working with heavy interference from the government) failure rate: 20%.

Without the government, who will protect us (...from the...
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By Texas_Dawg

If this threat is that real, that is all the more...

If this threat is that real, that is all the more reason not to be entrusting our defense against it to a government monopoly.
Jul 24, 07, 3:04 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 14,185
Posted By Texas_Dawg

It's not very different than it is in slower...

It's not very different than it is in slower American airports (i.e. SAV).

If TLV saw the level of traffic that JFK/LAX/LGA/ATL/etc. see, it would be the same bureaucratic, inefficient,...
Jul 24, 07, 2:56 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Less need than a full nationalization of an...

Less need than a full nationalization of an entire industry as has happened?

Umm, yes. Absolutely. The TSA dramatically overrates the need for and the difficulty of providing airport security....
Jul 23, 07, 2:49 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Do you know what "overrated" means? It doesn't...

Do you know what "overrated" means? It doesn't mean "unnecessary", fwiw.
Jul 23, 07, 2:48 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Making him no different than any other politician...

Making him no different than any other politician or government employee.
Jul 23, 07, 2:45 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Pre-9/11 rules were that there wasn't a federal...

Pre-9/11 rules were that there wasn't a federal government monopoly on airport security.

Neither you, nor I, nor anyone not operating an airport should have any say in how airport security is...
Jul 23, 07, 10:23 am
Replies: 47
Views: 8,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Scary? :rolleyes: Yeah, maybe if you...

Scary? :rolleyes:

Yeah, maybe if you believe there are just thousands of people waiting and ready to blow up planes but being stopped by airport security measures.

This story just illustrates...
Jul 19, 07, 1:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Texas_Dawg

This story is a great example of why focusing...

This story is a great example of why focusing solely on Kip Hawley and TSA gurus is misguided (and an easy out, imho).

The problem with the TSA is every single person that freely chooses to work...
Jul 10, 07, 8:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,839
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Because it faces no competition in this industry...

Because it faces no competition in this industry it has forcibly monopolized.
Jul 10, 07, 8:39 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,839
Posted By Texas_Dawg

The state, like any coercive gang, is based on...

The state, like any coercive gang, is based on violence and theft. It therefore naturally attracts people with much less concern than others for the damage done by such behavior.
Jul 10, 07, 8:34 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,289
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Yeah, right. If another attack happens,...

Yeah, right.

If another attack happens, people will wave miniature flags, and sing Toby Keith songs, and cheer our brave leaders. Same as always.

Kip Hawley isn't the problem. The problem is...
Jul 10, 07, 8:29 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,289
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Well you should fault them. They are not...

Well you should fault them. They are not required to work those jobs, nor should they. They willingly act like idiots (as commanded) for the paycheck.
Jul 10, 07, 8:26 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By Texas_Dawg

This is a very positive sign. The fewer...

This is a very positive sign.

The fewer people willing to work for the US government the better. The greater stigmatization attached to working for the TSA, the DHS, the IRS, the US military,...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,143
Posted By Texas_Dawg

We are scanning the scene in the city tonight ...

We are scanning the scene
in the city tonight
We are looking for you
to start up a fight
There is an evil feeling
in our brains
But it is nothing new
you know it drives us insane

Running,
Jul 9, 07, 11:28 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,289
Posted By Texas_Dawg

I bet the workers still gots paid though,...

I bet the workers still gots paid though, girlfriend...
Jul 2, 07, 10:04 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By Texas_Dawg

The problem isn't screening passengers. The...

The problem isn't screening passengers. The problem is the government screening passengers.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By Texas_Dawg

How dare they do what they want. We should put...

How dare they do what they want. We should put them in camps.
Replies: 37
Views: 2,576
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Yes. I think you should cancel the trip and hide...

Yes. I think you should cancel the trip and hide under your bed until Fox News and the US government say it's safe to come out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTfvCK1ZCRg).
Jun 22, 07, 7:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Talking Homeland Security admits to over 800 computer break-ins...

The only solution to this government failure (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152AP_DHS_Computer_Security.html) is more government, of course.
Jun 15, 07, 8:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Surge. Surge. Surge...

Surge. Surge. Surge (http://www.denverpost.com/ci_6134972?source=rss).
Jun 15, 07, 8:27 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,502
Posted By Texas_Dawg

The government could do all sorts of stupid...

The government could do all sorts of stupid things and people would still be generally more free today than they have been in the past, fwiw...
Jun 14, 07, 9:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,401
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Or, allow for free competition in providing...

Or, allow for free competition in providing airport and airline security services.

I wonder what he would have said to that, given that most of his problems there would be gone almost immediately...
Jun 14, 07, 9:25 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,502
Posted By Texas_Dawg

Then decline the paycheck. "Servants" don't...

Then decline the paycheck.

"Servants" don't force the people they are "serving" to pay them money or ask their bosses to do so for them.



With your boot firmly in place of course. Like I...
Jun 13, 07, 8:51 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,502
Posted By Texas_Dawg

TSA workers and you are not debating from a...

TSA workers and you are not debating from a position of equal standing. You are debating with your boot on the chest of your debate opponents. Even were they to conclusively prove the problems with...
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