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  •  There's a germ of a good idea in this. But the (5+ / 0-)

    devil will be in the details. Maybe someone has some ideas about such a policy would be implemented? Maybe if you fail your crazy test, your guns go to the police station where they are locked up until you can demonstrate competence again?

    But I can see where someplace like Alabama someone might be more likely to fail their crazy test the darker their skin color. Anyway, it's a good start- maybe someone can design a way to make it fairer etc.

    "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

    by pengiep on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:45:45 AM PST

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    •  Or how you do a crazy test in the first place. (0+ / 0-)

      With vision it's easy, you can either read the letters or you can't but how do you do that with a crazy test unless you are willing to require a week long (6 hours a day for 5 days) fMRI study/test to check the functioning of different areas of the brain responsible for craziness?

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:01:39 PM PST

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      •  Past history, recency of history, realtime (0+ / 0-)

        observation. Would you loan a few thousand dollars to a guy who gambled away a few thousand last month? How about last year? Or how about 10 years ago, but who has no recent history of gambling addiction? We make these decisions all the time in the area of economics and health care. It is what civilisation is run on. Keep your credit good, and you will get more if you need it. Be an asshat with others money and you will find yourself impoverished. Pretty simple.

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:55:53 AM PST

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