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 Title:  Climate change and Volcanoes
 Author:  rvicker
 Dated:  Friday, April 23 2010 @ 05:40 AM +06
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Current notesThey say that an asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. The impact threw so much dust into the air that it blocked the sun and the earth cooled.

Recently the Icelandic volcano raised concern that the ash cloud could cause as much as a one degree cooling.

Has any of the climate change scientists compared the temperatures to the volcanic activity over the same time period as they claim they have raised? Perhaps, instead of man causing the reported increase it has been a lack of volcanic activity.

 Changes to Corporate Tax Laws - 10/09/2005 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
 Author:  rvicker
 Dated:  Sunday, October 09 2005 @ 10:21 PM +06
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Change the tax laws.
Remove corporate income taxes and change Capital Gains.

Their have been several press articles lately proposing that corporate incomes taxes be removed in order to encourage business growth in the United States. There are more very good reasons to support this.

First is that corporations are not people. They are a legal contrivance that seems to create a legal individual. Even bankruptcy refers to the "estate" of the company as if it was a deceased person. There are valid and good reasons to the creation of these corporate individuals but taxation is not one of them. Part of the problem is the so called double taxation of income. Once when the corporation reports the profit and again when a true individual (the stockholders) reports the dividend (which is the profit transfered to them) to the IRS. While most everyone believes that double taxation is illegal it isn't in practice and that is the subject of another discussion. 


 Photo Traffic Enforcement - 09/04/2005 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
 Author:  rvicker
 Dated:  Sunday, September 04 2005 @ 07:57 PM +06
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Current notesPhoto Traffic Enforcement
Big Brother or Sound Practice

The Council Bluffs area recently saw the start of the use of cameras to catch those that run red lights.
Opponents quickly claimed that this was going to create more serious problems because the cameras would cause an increase in the number of rear end collisions. They claimed that there would be a bigger increase in rear end crashes then there would be a reduction of crashes from someone running the red light.

 Confiscate the vehicle for drunk driving - 02/25/2005 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
 Author:  rvicker
 Dated:  Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 09:30 PM +06
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In the United States a person can be repeatedly convicted of drunk driving and continue to drive. I've been told that in many European countries that not only is the cost of any drunk driving conviction many many times that in the US but that it is also an automatic revocation of the license.

There have been various proposals in several state legislators that any vehicle used while driving drunk should be confiscated.


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 License Alcohol. - 02/11/2005 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
 Author:  rvicker
 Dated:  Friday, February 11 2005 @ 09:45 PM +06
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Current notesYou have to get a license to drive.

You have to get a license to sell insurance.

You have to get a license to pratice medicine.

Why not require a license for alcohol?


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Is Traffic Photo enforcement a legitimate tool?

Is Traffic Photo enforcement a legitimate tool?

  •  Yes and should be widespread
  •  Yes, but on a limited basis
  •  Not sure
  •  No
  •  No and should be outlawed everywhere

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Should there be a license for alcohol?

Should there be a license for alcohol?

  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  Not Sure

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Should the car used when driving drunk be confiscated.

Should the car used when driving drunk be confiscated.

  •  Yes - Permenantly
  •  Yes - For a long period
  •  Yes - For at least as long as license is suspended
  •  Maybe
  •  No
  •  Not Sure

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