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Police should be required to place a blank round as the first round shot in their gun, intended to be a warning shot. This would let anyone know they are serious, and avoid possible accidental fatalities.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:18:05  Criminal System
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A jury should not be instructed to determine if laws are or aren't broken, as the intent of a jury is to decide if the common person would deem an accused offense as right or wrong.
Laws are not always constructed to take every situation into consideration, which is why we're allowed to have our peers review individual cases.
As some times laws are written incorrectly, or purely for political reasons.
Fedup — 2017-07-12 22:21:30  Criminal System
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All elected officials should be overseen by representatives from the body of people they represent; especially politicians.
There should be an agreement before elected as to what expectations are required and what the salary will be if the expectations are or are not met.
There should be perks for exceptional performance; and there should be disconnected service for bad performance.
Fedup — 2016-08-18 18:12:00  Politicians
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CEOs should not be board members, especially chairman.
Fedup — 2016-07-08 01:35:07  Employers
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Petroleum deposits have existed for millions of years. The price of oil fluctuating so dramatically over the past few decades is not due to the normal laws of supply and demand. Allowing oil prices to fluctuate in the free market instead of long-term negotiated contracts has allowed greedy oil companies to sell oil at a much more volatile and inflated rate.
The only real supply change comes when a supplier cuts or increases production, or production speculation changes based on region instability (political turmoil or war), or refinery or supply problems.
Either way, the commodity that has existed for millions of years has been manipulated to benefit energy companies and Wall Street. The cost to extract oil has usually been around $20/$25 per barrel. Long-term contracts would keep the price around there. Yet letting the free market manipulate the price has driven up the price near $120 before.
When industry can manipulate and steal so much money from consumers, the government should step in. Unfortunately there is too much money and influence in control by energy companies. Under Bill Clinton and George Bush's rules, more energy companies were allowed to merge (1998-2002) and the price of oil has never returned to where it should be.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 12:38:27  Market abuse
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Well I wanted a site that would allow anyone (not needing to sign in) to vote on subjects, and found after some time that web robots bombard the votes.
Fedup — 2019-10-03 17:55:26  Voting
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The president of the U.S. is the top position in the military but is not required to complete any military training. There should be some requirements that once elected, some rapid military training is completed before office is assumed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 22:34:07  Political ProcessElections
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As the government works for us, and we fund the government in various forms, we should be appalled at the way the government spends our hard earned money and the debt laid on us and our progeny.
Our contributions include taxes paid directly, but also include the trade deficit, the national debt, inflation, under-funding of social security, and higher interest rates; most of which affect our children.
Fedup — 2016-10-01 09:40:26  Political ProcessEconomy
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Gun ownership is just as much about our right to defend ourselves from our own government as it is to protect ourselves from any other threat. Our government would like nothing more than to disarm it's people so that it has complete control of us. They have slowly been trying to do just exactly this.
Look what happened when the Germans disarmed the Jews, as the best example of why there needs to be a clear distinction of who works for who (government works for the people).
Fedup — 2016-07-14 15:08:04  Political Process
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It's not about Democratic Party and Republican Party, it's about representing the people that elected you, and voting for the right thing based on who you represent, and what you represented when you asked to be voted for. All this party line voting is bull####, and not what government representatives were intended to do.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 12:07:40  Political Process
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The government should fund an independent group to run a website or other form of information sharing that can be used by candidates to submit their platform, ideals, stances, issues, promises, etc. The site should then allow for side-by-side comparison of each, and track the changes made during office and whether promises were fulfilled.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:40:05  Elections
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No lawmaker, politician, or elected official should decide on the benefits they're paid; including perks like vacation, retirement and health.
Fedup — 2016-08-18 18:14:19  Politicians
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Presidential pardons should first be reviewed by a congressional task force, and any signs of impropriety or clear injustice should nullify the pardon and result in criminal charges against the president.
Past pardons should be investigated with the same results.
Releasing terrorists is treason; Bill Clinton should be in jail.
Fedup — 2016-09-28 23:19:59  Politics
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Hillary is ineligible to be president due to term limits - she's already had her 2 terms. Bill was a puppet president.
Fedup — 2016-09-09 18:37:35  Politics
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Justice isn't adequately satisfied by prison sentences. Not taken into account partially or at all are:
1. restitution to the victim(s).
2. the cost to the victim to recover mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.
3. consideration to the families of the accused and victims (sometimes they're both).
4. the cost to the authorities to prosecute.
5. the cost to the authorities to patrol, investigate, pursue, catch, etc.
6. the cost to the authorities and the accused to rehabilitate and reengage with society.
Etc.

Too often the prosecutors only look for a conviction without consideration for other compromises that will satisfy some of the above issues.
Fedup — 2016-09-01 12:59:31
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Police should never be expected that ignored verbal commands are a physical threat, given the many possible reasons. These include:
1. A person may be deaf.
2. A person may be wearing headphones.
3. A person may be visiting from a different country and does not understand English.
4. A person may have a learning disability and not understand well.
5. A person may be having a medical distress, like a seizure.
6. A person may not have heard or understood that your command was directed at them.
7. You never properly identified yourself as a police official.
8. Even if you claimed to be a police official, it's not enough to claim you are until you've shown proper credentials. What a bold opportunity for a criminal to blurt out command after claiming to be the police.
9. A person just doesn't trust you based on the wild command you've given.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:06:59  Criminal SystemPolice
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Before "resisting arrest" can occur, it needs to be clear that a person is being arrested. During the intent to arrest, a person must immediately be given a reason for the arrest: "You're under arrest for ...".
If police begin struggling with someone that hasn't been told they're being arrested, there can be no "resisting".
Fedup — 2016-08-19 17:51:09  Police
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The electoral college does not represent voters fairly, and should be discontinued. Officials should be elected by popular vote.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:54:29  Political ProcessElections
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Many people are unaware that the tiered pricing for gas and electric by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is a way to charge more for the same thing and put ALL of the profit back into the company.
Many assume the extra charges go towards conservation efforts. They don't. The California Public Utilities Commission has allowed PG&E to abuse it's monopoly and cheat customers for years. No other company has been able to get away with such abuse, and it's amazing a lawsuit wasn't filed years ago. A glaring indication of the amount of power such a large company has over the government and all who would oppose.
Fedup — 2016-12-19 09:10:01  PG&E
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We should have a fund for candidates of each elected position, that is funded according to the number of citizens they'll represent, and that is divided equally among the candidates to use for supporting their campaign.
All other campaign funding should be illegal.
This could solve special interests, and level the ability for each to get their message out.
It could also encourage more than just two parties.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:47:24  Elections
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