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Comment: Re:DailyWail (Score 1) 371 371

She claimed that she wrote for the Daily Mail, so its sort of bizarre that you're blindly defending her.

BTW, the Daily Mail checked with their accounting department and other internal record searches and she had never written for them. If the Daily Mail is lying, wouldn't you be able to produce an article?

Comment: Re:London born & bred (Score 1) 410 410

London is unique in the fact that it has everything from every place you could ever imagine. London evolved as a series of smaller villages ("hamlets") that all had their own unique characteristics that slowly grew to merge together. Combine that with the British empire and the way the country was in essence founded over many centuries of immigration..

How is that "unique"? New York evolved in the exact same manner.

Almost all major western cities evolved by smaller units merged together as immigration swelled the population. That's why larger western cities tend to be more diverse than smaller ones.

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 1) 830 830

Depends on who you're buying from. My Father purchases his lumber from an Amish lumber yard. They cut all their own lumber and anything you buy from them will be the size it is labeled as, if not slightly larger, and frequently cheaper than you can get elsewhere. My Father loves it and goes at least 40 minutes out of his way to do business with them

That is not a benefit as it makes the lumber a non-standard size.

Comment: Re:Hobbit (Score 1) 278 278

A cold near-vacuum is far different than a cold environment with high air pressure though. Keeping warm is not nearly as big of a challenge in a cold near-vacuum as heat transfer is minimized. Wind chill is a huge factor in Antarctica and almost non-existent on Mars.

A much better "proving grounds" location would be a very arid, high altitude desert like the Atacama Desert in South America.

Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 1) 232 232

I'm sure the entire department will get a kick out of my trip to Niagra, pictures of my cats and memes.

Never record or write anything that you don't want somebody else's lawyer holding up in court.

Ah, the "if you have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide" boot licking.

Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 1) 232 232

Parallel construction is still subject to fruit of the poisonous tree, and evidence obtained from clues given from illegally obtained evidence will also be thrown out.

You're not really understanding what parallel construction is. If it is done correctly, there is no way for the defendant to ever know that any information was ever illegally obtained.

For example, if an illegal wiretap reveals that a person will be carrying illegal items on a certain date, the police can make a point of stopping that person's car for some other reason.

Comment: Re:Inherent 4th amendment problem... (Score 1) 232 232

The question is not is them searching your phone legal? Its how long before they do it anyway. Remember the way it works is the police use a new tool quietly for a while, and slowly make it more and more common. Soon enough you will never be able to get it rolled back because it is an "essential tool".

"Parallel construction" is a prime example of this.

Comment: Re:This has been going on for a while (Score 3, Insightful) 232 232

That's terribly naive. The SCOTUS has ruled that the public can video record police officers, yet the police will still stop you from doing it.

The ruling only has teeth if the cops search your phone and then try to use it directly as evidence. There is nothing stopping them from using the information for parallel construction or just keeping the private photos that you took of your girlfriend/wife.

Comment: Re:Children are not property. (Score 1) 297 297

No, there's no easy definition for where the line between parental rights / belief dominate and where child abuse begins should be.

There's no reason to even step into that minefield. Communicable diseases are a public health issue, not a parental rights issue.

Comment: Re:conscientious beliefs... let's break that down. (Score 1) 297 297

Except for the "science deniers" in this case would have to be the physicians themselves.

Which will be easy enough to find - especially if they don't want to face liability issues for going against the will of the parents.

Expect a huge influx of "child is allergic to all vaccine" reports from Mississippi doctors in the near future.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"