Skip to comments.Daily Kos Wants Us All to Fly the Friendly Skies for Free
Posted on 03/31/2013 11:35:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The socialists at the Daily Kos are idealists, not pragmatists. For example, the blogger known as Troubadour thinks everything must be public and enable and promote the rights and access of each individual citizen, since otherwise government merely functions as a monopolistic private entity rather than a representative of all.
In Kos-land, everything is public. Nothing is really privately owned. Take this example: this blogger not only thinks that every health procedure should be free, but there should be free airline travel:
Public transit has to be free of charge, and access allocated only by the non-market economic mechanismsqueue, lottery, or command, or some combination thereof. Moreover, there needs to be public air travel. We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it's ours, and we each have an absolute right to use it. It should be practical to travel from one corner of this country to another without paying a single dime toward transit.
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“Troubador” deserves life in 1500 BC.
“We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it’s ours, “
You mean “we”, including those lazy leeches who use EBT, who don’t want to work, and those illegals who never pay taxes?
We built the air infrastructure, we own it, its ours,
You mean we, including those lazy leeches who use EBT, who dont want to work, and those illegals who never pay taxes?
I have no idea why you’re asking me.
“We built the air infrastructure, we own it, its ours,
I wonder if this moron has ever flown on a plane.
He is likely too dumb to even find the airport.
I also doubt that he owns much of anything in his miserable
If he wants to fly for “free” would he mind the higher taxes to fly for “free” air flights?
TANSTAAFL - its a rule in life! Either you pay or someone else foots the bill. Nothing is free.
He definitely believes in the Obama "you didn't build that" mantra.
Airlines are public transport.
But someone has to pay for skilled pilots, top-flight mechanics and ground personnel.
I don’t think even the moron wants them to work for “free.” That’s why they have airline tickets, stupid.
But. it is...
Troubador deserves a life that is nasty, brutish and short. They had that in the stone age.
DailyKos contains some of the most insane arguments from people I’ve ever seen in my life. They live in a perpendicular universe full of pink and blue unicorns with giant federally subsidized lollypops.
The writer considers himself a deep thinker and the originator of the concepts he espoused in the article. He would likely become very incensed if you were to point him toward the writings of Marx and Engels.
...and all the airline mechanics work for free, especially if their illiterate and muslim
Yes, but they are also very dangerous, as these are the types of people who feel entitled to take away your property, and whose predecessors gave us Soviet despair, reeducation camps, and gulags.
From the article: Recognizing this, of course, means “No Fly Lists” are illegitimate, but if you seriously think someone is a terrorist, deport them, charge them with something, or accept the risk like a citizen of a free society.
The No Fly List is a list, created and maintained by the United States government’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or out of the United States. The list has also been used to divert away from U.S. airspace aircraft not flying to or from the U.S. The number of people on the list rises and falls according to threat and intelligence reporting. As of 2011, the list contained about 10,000 names. The list along with the Secondary Security Screening Selection, which tags would-be passengers for extra inspection was created after the September 11 attacks in 2001.
The No Fly List is different from the Terrorist Watch List, a much longer list of people said to be suspected of some involvement with terrorism. The Terrorist Watch List contained around 400,000 names as of summer 2011, according to the TSC.
The list has been criticized on civil liberties and due process grounds, due in part to the potential for ethnic, religious, economic, political, or racial profiling and discrimination. It has also raised concerns about privacy and government secrecy. Finally, it has been criticized as costly, prone to false positives, and easily defeated.
The No Fly List, the Selectee List and the Terrorist Watchlist were created by the administration of George W. Bush and retained by the administration of Barack Obama. U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said in May 2010: The no-fly list itself is one of our best lines of defense.[11
The writer obviously believes that the no fly list is for domestic use. There may be some people on the list living domestically. In a way, he has a point. If somebody is living domestically and theyre on the list, then perhaps they should be investigated and either cleared or charged. When Im not certain about a particular policy I look at who supports it. In this case Senator Dianne Feinstein is a supporter. Its time to take a closer look at the no fly list policy.
So if I extend this retarded child’s “logic” forward, I’m sure he/she/it would agree that I should be “free” to bring my side arm with me on all flights. After all, I paid for it and it’s mine.
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