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  1. agrestic

    agrestic said, 3 days ago

    Oh, Chris Christie, you and your wacky ideas. Actually, it smacks of a desperate attempt to gain some relevance in the Republican presidential field by doing the only thing that seems to work these days: sound as crazy as possible. Bonus points for playing to the xenophobic crowd.

  2. netizen_james

    netizen_james said, 3 days ago

    @agrestic

    Christie is far too rational. The xenophobe crowd doesn’t care about some blue-eyed blond-haired Swede or Norwegian overstaying their student visa. It’s THEM dark-skinned people that are the ‘problem’….‘dey took r jobs!’

    N_J

  3. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, 3 days ago

    Or, maybe he’d rather go back to this:

    Tatts

  4. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 3 days ago

    Or maybe just wear a scarlet I on everything.

  5. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, 3 days ago

    This is actually something I’m very afraid of happening in the end…especially if Trump has his way.

  6. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Who’d use bar codes these days. Chip implants are the modern way to go, and those can be read from many feet away, and send automatic alerts to the “concerned” citizen.

    Chip the aliens, and the citizens, and all the world. Lets get that “mark of the beast” thing in full swing you Republican goofs.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Apparentlly the pimps are now branding their imported sex workers as property.

  8. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I’d say his “days” are numbered.

  9. Gresch

    Gresch said, 1 day ago

    @agrestic

    Your link sez:

    “Mr. Christie did not say specifically how a system would track people the same way packages are tracked by FedEx”

  10. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 18 hours ago

    @Gresch

    And yet somehow Christie thinks FedEx would be able to come up with some way to do it. Which tells me that he has a profound misunderstanding of the fundamental differences between packages and human beings. Why not ask, oh, I don’t know, some company or agency that has expertise in keeping track of human beings rather than inanimate objects? Truly, the silliness is strong with anyone who would defend Christie on this one.

  11. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 17 hours ago

    @agrestic

    Company or agency that has expertise in keeping track of human beings…

    maybe because there is not any…

    Example IRS

    “Over the course of a year, the Internal Revenue Service processed and paid out $12.1 million in fraudulent tax refund claims submitted using the stolen names and Social Security numbers of 5,108 dead people.” -FORBES

    Defend Christie??? from what a lame attempt to link a discussion on technology to the Holocaust?

  12. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 12 hours ago

    @Gresch

    Company or agency that has expertise in keeping track of human beings…
    maybe because there is not any…


    Exactly! You got it in one!


    And yet Christie thinks a package company that slaps barcodes on packages could do better.


    “Over the course of a year, the Internal Revenue Service processed and paid out $12.1 million in fraudulent tax refund claims submitted using the stolen names and Social Security numbers of 5,108 dead people.” -FORBES


    Oh my goodness gracious! That’s going to do us all in! It completely overshadows the $600 billion (yes, with a “b”) the IRS doesn’t collect each year. And who are the main offenders? Well, according to that aforementioned left-wing rag Forbes, it’s the wealthy! Bet you didn’t see that one coming. Oh, bonus question: what’s a large part of the reason the IRS isn’t able to collect this money that, by law, the wealthy owe? If you chose “because the Republicans have been steadily defunding the IRS,” you’re spot on! Congratulations!


    Leaving aside your penny-wise, pound-foolish focus on the IRS (actually, more like penny-wise, $500 foolish, when you calculate the actual proportions—yep, that’s a 50,000:1 ratio), you’ve just demonstrated that folks who are arguably experts at tracking people (though the hapless IRS is hardly the best example) are not terribly good at keeping track of folks who don’t want to be kept track of. And yet Chris Christie thinks an outfit that only ships inanimate objects (yes, for the pedants out there, it ships animals—in crates and boxes) can whip up a surefire way to keep track of everyone. An outfit that, I might add, loses 1 in every 200 packages it ships.


    Defend Christie??? from what a lame attempt to link a discussion on technology to the Holocaust?


    What exactly makes it lame? Maybe you don’t realize that the Holocaust was a hotbed of technological application, including bureaucratic technologies used to keep track of people (tattoos included). Aside from the Holocaust, there are any number of dystopian works of fiction that envision tracking through tattooed bar codes and the like. But maybe you’d rather go the implanted chip route. The optics aren’t as bad, right?


    And after all is said and done, you’re still defending a man who has proposed to go to a package shipment company to figure out how to keep track of humans. And have made no argument whatsoever for why this is anything other than a crackpot idea.

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    I doubt even the most rabid “conservative” on GoComics can’t support this latest bit of whacky.

  14. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 4 hours ago

    @agrestic Re: “the reason the IRS isn’t able to collect this money”

    Never miss the chance to change the subject…

    collecting money from some one is different from keeping track of something…

    Ignoring the old “the rich are not paying their fare share” portion of your post

    That leaves

    Re: “loses 1 out of 200 packages” which means they know they have lost it….

    BTW

    Re: " any number of dystopian works of fiction that envision tracking through tattooed bar codes and the like."

    Should we not reserve references to the Holocaust for actual Human right abuses.

    In summary, looking at technology from an logistic company is thinking out of the “box”….

  15. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 2 hours ago

    @Gresch

    Never miss the chance to change the subject…


    Wait, who was the one to bring up the IRS? And if we’re on the subject of effective government, then we need to be honest about what’s impeding it. For instance, if for some reason you really want Christie to track every. single. immigrant, you’re going to need effective government, aintcha?


    which means they know they have lost it….


    But they don’t know where it is, now do they?


    In summary, looking at technology from an logistic company is thinking out of the “box”….


    No, it’s thinking about boxes. But hey, let’s play the “out of the box” game. Why not ask FedEx to tell us how to deliver bombs to their targets? Or let’s have the ice cream truck man tell FedEx how to run its delivery routes.


    Should we not reserve references to the Holocaust for actual Human right abuses.


    You don’t think the sort of tracking Christie is proposing falls under human rights abuses. Well you know, by the same logic, wearing a yellow star wasn’t a human rights abuse either. And see where that got us.


    But what all this is telling me is that you actually like Christie’s 1/8-baked idea of somehow constantly physically tracking every person who comes across our borders. So, how you gonna do that without violating at least three or four constitutional amendments in the process? Because you know, the Constitution doesn’t just apply to citizens within our borders, much as some people might wish. Oh, and by the way, say goodbye to the over 65 million foreign tourists that come here every year, because none of them are going to want to visit a place that requires a chip in their shoulder or a tracker locked around their ankle. Yep, let’s just kill an industry that employs about eight million people because the GOP has let itself go to the xenophobes. Nice.

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