Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

 Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

Phony speed limits lead people to believe that the law is bendable

Efforts to manipulate driving behavior by setting speed limits artificially low may have had just the opposite effect, eroding respect for speed limits, a US researcher reported on Thursday. More than a third of the people surveyed believed it was safe to drive 20 miles an hour above posted speed limits, and 43% thought it was safe to drive up to 10 miles an hour over, said Fred Mannering of the department of civil engineering at Indiana’s Purdue University.

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The Opposite of War is Not Peace

The Opposite of War is Not Peace

Thomas Frey: In 1976, President Gerald Ford issued an executive order forbidding the assassination of any foreign head of state. This order was issued when word leaked out that the CIA had made several attempts on Castro’s life as well as other “enemies” of the US. 

 

This is a topic that I’ve often struggled with because today’s solution to global conflict is often measured in the destruction of the many as opposed to the destruction of the few.  Not that I was in favor of assassinating Castro, but placing boundaries on the fighting of a war nearly always insures a larger, longer military engagement than simply removing a few problem people at the top.

 

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