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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:39 PM
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Unrealistic, but two things I would LOVE to see Kerry propose
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:40 PM by mot78
1. Mandate that all new cars made in the US be hybird cars by 2010 or 2011 and provide tax breaks. Also, allow for bio-mass fuels, like canola oil and hemp to be used tin cars, and help pump capital into small business involved in these industries. We would kill two bird with one stone by doing this. I would like to see a fuel cell economy, but due to hyrdrogens current problems, we need a more short term solution.

2. Take on the RIAA and any other group that exploits copyright laws. I'm sick of seeing such a "permission" culture in America. It is NOT fair capitalism to allow these people to restrict people's rights to sing songs at Girl Scout functions, or to force message boards (like this one) to remove avatars and anything pertaining to their product (although I still believe they have a right to stop for-profit piracy). New laws should be made that restrict the power of the copyright holder, especially so they don't do a Diebold and launch frivolous lawsuits on the basis of copyright infringement.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:43 PM
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1. Nothing "unrealistic" about these at all
especially considering gas prices lately, and the stifling effects of the Patriot Act and DMCA. I would love to see a Democratic party (and presidential nominee) take stands like these, which would show the country that we actually stand FOR something, not just "against" the Republicans.

Be reasonable: demand the impossible
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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:57 PM
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2. Unfortunately it would be hard to pass either of these proposals
The second gas prices go below $2.00, then everyone will forget about this conflict and continue to guzzle cheap gas in their SUVS. Unfortauntely, both parties seem to ignore the issue of the RIAA and the abuse of copyright laws, even though there are people on all sides of the political spectrum who are fed up with this.
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