Source: Chicago Tribune
quote: It's the government which resists using COTS parts. They're not happy with a 3/4" bolt from Home Depot. They want to know the 3/4" bolt has been tested to 350 degrees F, can withstand immersion in salt water for 48 hours, has a head 1/8" thinner than the standard model so it won't mess up the pretty lines. They don't like ceding control and being forced to choose from only what's available. They like being able to dictate what gets made and how.
quote: Got no problem with people coming here just do it through the proper system, How the hell are we supposed to plan and build infrastructure to support growing population if we don't know how many people are here!