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Comment: Re:Tough call (Score 1) 1037

by Kohath (#48582761) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

They already forcibly herd all the kids together in the government schools to infect each other with diseases and bring them home to infect the adult population. If you want to keep the government out of your body, then you need to get it out of your family, away from your children, and out of your business.

Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 717

by Kohath (#48543925) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

In the US, the employer would be sued because defending against lawsuits is expensive. So you sue anyone with money. Then you make a deal to drop the lawsuit in exchange for some money -- more than the $0 you deserve, but less than it costs the employer to have his lawyers fight you in court.

You don't need to have a winning case.

In the US, the employer probably has liability insurance that will pay most of the money. I would guess the liability insurance company probably requires the employer not to hire felons -- or charges a much higher premium to employers who hire felons.

Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 717

by Kohath (#48543245) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

We could make it harder to sue or less profitable to sue if you lose. But that would mean some companies could escape liability even though they knew they were hiring felons. What does the anti-corporate crowd on Slashdot suggest for this?

One possible answer is a government funded liability pool. Governments could insure against these lawsuits as a way to help felons keep out of trouble in the future. Of course, this would (correctly) be called a taxpayer giveaway to companies and ex-cons.

It seems like the only solution is for the culture to be less punitive. Against felons and companies and everyone else. Look for that to happen when US politics stops being primarily about "us vs. them". Not soon.

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 602

by Kohath (#48526307) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Did you use due process? What standard of evidence? What's "cause"? Is there a law that has charter revocation as a punishment for violating it, or are you just making up ways you'd like to hurt people? Are you justly compensating the innocent people when you take their property -- their ownership in the corporation?

Comment: Re:Mobile police stations (Score 1) 218

by Kohath (#48525107) Attached to: 'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Centralizing police around other police seems counterproductive and inefficient. If police are going to protect and serve citizens, they should be distributed near the citizens. If they're going to catch criminals or patrol to deter criminals, they should be distributed near the crime areas.

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