[–] thantik 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Of those, I'm a little iffy on abolishing the FDA. They'll put lead in your food if it's cheaper than NaCl.

[–] carlip 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

then ill start a company that certifies food has no lead.

[–] hang_em_high 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm about halfway through a new book called "Death by Regulation" where she examines how the FDA affected healthcare. Most of worst catastrophes were AFTER the FDA began. It also completely stifled research as much of their resources shifted over to meeting regulations. Also she mentioned how important brand names and buying from a company you can trust were before the FDA.

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[–] thantik 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, not willing to bet my life on it.

[–] mynewaccountagain 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Public schools? Why?

[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Look up the Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto.

It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials, this programming is similar to the television; it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again.

It teaches them to accept their class affiliation.

It makes them indifferent.

It makes them emotionally dependent.

It makes them intellectually dependent.

It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts (provisional self-esteem).

It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised.

A better system would be to fill your child's early life (2-7) with as much experience as you can. Give them serious things to do, like find their way home from a street two miles away. Have faith in the little things and watch them grow to meet your expectations.

IQ is 80% genetic, but 80% of human communication is nonverbal and possible to emulate. Teachers are consistently the bottom of their class. Kids learn to emulate the worst students year over year.

[–] Dsciexterminationist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Now I don't regret smoking weed in the parking lot all day in high school

[–] mynewaccountagain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Huh. Public school taught me none of that.

[–] Eualos 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Private schools give you a better education and just because it's public doesn't mean you aren't already paying for it

[–] mynewaccountagain 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's my point. I'm already paying for it.

What makes private schools "better"?

[–] TheGreatRoh 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

They are the reason why Communism is being normalized.

[–] mynewaccountagain 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No they aren't. What's your proof?

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[–] idunnome 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The fact that CIA is listed is why it wouldn't work.

JFK was going to break up the CIA, and look where it got him.

[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I mean, we can add a few more to that list, can't we?

[–] TheKobold 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hmmm seems like I started with most of these ideals to begin with. Maybe it's the so called "leaders" that have changed, we need representatives, not "leaders"

[–] carnetarian 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

Not if we ever want to actually get a candidate elected. We need to focus on appealing to a broader audience.

[–] ImOnAVoatSon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The most effective start is just abolishing the military, social security and medicare/medicaid. It's a good start, not quite as controversial, and gets the vast majority of the tax burden cleared on just those three items.

[–] piratse 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

"Abolish the military." LOL you guys are a meme of yourselves.

[–] ImOnAVoatSon 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You know, if you understood anything at all, like the fact that the United States' military is what, bigger than the next 10 countries combined by spending, you'd realize how wasteful and unnecessary it is. By abolish, I mostly meant dramatically reduce. But by all means, keep allowing a system that you pay for to oppress you, shows how smart and controllable you are.

[–] hang_em_high 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How are government agencies even formed? I have been searching for information on this but I am under the impression that an amendment would need to be ratified in order to form an agency.

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