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  •  Let me build on that (6+ / 0-)

    This is similar to the mine data to find the terrorist logic problem.  Terrorism is rare.  Sifting massive data sets to locate terrorists results in a huge number of false positives that 1. result in a waste of public safety resources and 2. violate people's rights.  

    Likewise murder is rare enough that tracking firearms won't do much.  

    Under capitalism man exploits man, under communism the roles are reversed.

    by DavidMS on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:42:22 AM PST

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    •  No today, or tomorrow (1+ / 0-)
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      but give it twenty or thirty years and it will make a massive change.

      Doing nothing will make no difference, and that is the only thing that will make no difference.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:34:22 AM PST

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