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Comment: Re:About right (Score 3, Interesting) 241

So, armed robbery isn't a violent crime because they were only pretending that they would kill me? I know that the weapon in this case was a BB gun, but someone who uses the threat of violence to get money isn't in the same category as a common thief. If someone pulled a BB gun on me during a robbery, I would attempt to shoot them to save my own life.
1> I have no idea that the BB gun isn't a real gun.
2> Regardless of the criminal's words, I have no knowledge of their real intentions or capabilities beyond what they present to me.
3> I can't take their word that they only want my money, since they've already shown (by threatening my life) that they value life below property.

Comment: Re:Origin of *Species* (Score 1) 249

by Libertarian_Geek (#49075915) Attached to: Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question

except it's the selfish assholes who equip themselves to guard what they have against anybody else getting it. The selfish assholes survive because they have the keys to the grain silo, everybody else (read: who hasn't got a copy of the key) can go die in a field. Selfish asshole (=selfish gene) survives, the meek inherit the Earth. From six feet beneath it.

Help me understand why it's selfish to protect your stuff but it's compassionate to give away someone else's.

Comment: Re:Everyone who blamed Bush for everything... (Score 1) 379

Why would either party stop it? Imagine the political power of a party that can eavesdrop on their opposition.

This is a corrupt game of musical chairs.

I'm surprised the music hasn't stopped for the last time.


If only we had real journalists and uncorrupted law enforcement to hold them accountable.

Comment: Re:Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats ... (Score 1) 379

... cares for the nation ... works for the people

As long as we still rely on the Republicans and the Democrats to steer this country, USA is going nowhere fast

If we were truly going nowhere, it would be less worrisome. Make no mistake, we're moving and the ultimate destination is frightening.

Comment: Executive orders aren't "bigger on the inside." (Score 1) 379

No, it's not "currently allowed under an Exec Order".

Neither the constitution, nor the laws bound by it, nor the orders bound by the law are "bigger on the inside"... They're not TARDISes. They may not exceed their legal limits.
Laws must not exceed the authority routed to them by the constitution. Orders must not exceed the authority routed to them by law. That's how the system is designed.

Comment: Re:It's what you do with it that counts (Score 1) 184

by Libertarian_Geek (#48333125) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists
Letting any member of government ignore the reasonable constraints placed on them by their society because they might do what's right for their country instead of what promotes their own career is like letting a rabid dog free in a shopping mall because it might bite a shoplifter.

Comment: No right to be forgotten. It's a tyrannica demand (Score 1) 257

You can't demand to be forgotten without demanding that another person give up their rights to remember.

The so-called "right to be forgotten" is not a right. It's a demand that others limit their rights of free speech and freedom of expression.

Even if there was such a right, it would not promote a healthy society.
Such a "right" would mean prevent others from learning through the experience of others.

C for yourself.

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