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Comment Grant the same rights? (Score 1) 698

The premise of the question is false. The Bill of Rights does not GRANT rights to the people. It places specific LIMITS on what the government may legislate. In addition, the Ninth Amendment says that the rights of the people are NOT limited to those that are explicitly enumerated in the Constitution and its amendments.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 4, Informative) 1197

Kentucky is a "Castle Doctrine" state. Under Kentucky law, to invoke the Castle Doctrine, an intruder must be making (or have made) an attempt to unlawfully and/or forcibly enter an occupied home, business or car; the occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to inflict serious bodily harm or death upon an occupant of the home; and/or the occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to commit some other felony, such as arson or burglary. There are other, more specific conditions and constraints. The law (in Kentucky) also includes a "duty to retreat". So, no, you can't simply shoot trespassers, even in Kentucky.

And yes, you have a right to privacy, but you don't enforce that by taking the law into your own hands.

Comment PowerPoint is not the point (Score 1) 327

First, I've never used PowerPoint, because I've never used Windows any more than absolutely necessary, but I've used similar tools.

Second, when preparing for a presentation, I make sure that someone could get the gist of my talk from the materials, even if they were not there to hear it. That means I write very succinct statements on each slide, not vague one-word "bullets".

Third, I never read from my slides. I assume that you can read them, yourself. Instead, I paraphrase a point, and then add value by offering insights, providing examples and analogies, and exploring implications of the ideas presented.

All of that is "wrong", according to some self-proclaimed experts. Fine. My presentations are not boring and I became a DMTS with my approach.

Comment Re:Sharing Economy? (Score 1) 215

For comparison, a typical gasoline-powered vehicle has a storage capacity of about 500 kWh and a recharge rate of 15,000 kW. The average driver consumes the gasoline equivalent of 57 kWh per day. Taking into account the fact that gasoline engines are about 25% as efficient as electric motors, each electric car needs about 14 kWh of charge per day, on average. While a gasoline dispenser can refuel as many as 100 cars/day, a charger can only supply 3 cars/day. So, you need at least 30 times as many charging stations as gasoline pumps to support the same number of cars.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."