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Comment: Re:Rewarding the bullies... (Score 1) 696

3) Alpha males who think they have something to prove, since they were alpha males, I generally didn't bother trying to make friends out of these guys, they always turned me off anyways

I never had much trouble with the alpha males. The ones I knew had better things to do than push around geeks half their size. Most of my problems were with the wanna-bes. They weren't big enough or strong enough to compete with the alphas, but they were bigger than I was.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1202

by Attila Dimedici (#46771803) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
I agree with the idea of the Mission being in multiple languages. I just think that some thought should be given as to whether Latin and Ancient Greek are the correct alternate languages. Really, which languages are used is the only part of your idea I think is open to question. A question which I am guessing you are open to debating.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 1) 696

Well, perhaps you should have read my very first sentence. The one where I listed the reason the charges should have been dismissed and then in my second sentence where I stated I had a problem with the judge ruling that the students and teacher DID have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 1) 696

You may want to read the article again. The police officer contacted the DA thinking that the charge should be felony illegal wiretapping, but decided to only charge the boy with disorderly conduct. This went before a judge who found the boy guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1202

by Attila Dimedici (#46770781) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Actually, that does not require an entire new constitution, just an amendment. I will give that some thought, because at first blush it seems to me that it would be a good thing (the languages part is where I want to think about it).
I would like a constitutional amendment requiring that all federal laws state what provision of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to pass such a law and that if the courts found that that provision did not support what the law did, the law would get thrown out. I would like another amendment that requires that when Congress amends existing legislation, the law making the amendment must contain the entire new form which the law now takes so that all future attempts to understand the law need only look at the most recent version of the law to know everything which is covered under said law.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1202

by Attila Dimedici (#46770637) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
The U.S. Marine Corps was disbanded in April of 1783. It was re-formed by the Act to Provide a Naval Armament of 1794. So, the person you replied to is, more or less, correct. However, when one considers that the men who wrote the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights), for the most part, objected to the idea of a standing army, it makes it clear that they believed it was important that nothing interfere with all able-bodied men possessing the weapons necessary to make war.

Comment: Re:Dear Stevens (Score 1) 1202

by PortHaven (#46770329) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

"your oath to support and defend the Constitution would obligate you to honor this amendment, properly enacted, just like any other part of the Constitution"

Yes, if they actually fairly passed this as a Constitutional Amendment rather than their present means. We would be obligated to uphold it.

But crap like the NSA violating the 4th Amendment in no unquestionable ways. They're a clear and present threat. And all servicemen are duty bound to oppose. Presently, I still feel I can do so through the system. I believe every service person is bound by their oath to oppose any incumbent who supports the NSA's blanket monitoring.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 4, Insightful) 1202

by PortHaven (#46770249) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

"Terrifying. Unaccountable quasi-military organizations that tend to be high on ideology and low on reason."

I'm confused, are we talking about Nevada or the NSA & TSA?

"just allowing a freeloader to not pay for grazing rights?"

Please note this was not about freeloader grazing, this was about the Feds demanding he shrink his herds (and all other ranchers their herds) by 90% so that precious water would not be used for agricultural reasons and more can be diverted to urban California residents (larger voter pool).

Go read....you'll learn that if this was just about the $1/head of cattle, there would be no issue. But it wasn't. And if you think it was, you need to STFU because you haven't read enough of this to even have two bits worth of awareness about what is going on.

"Managing land to keep it from being destroyed like it was during the Dust Bowl is important and costs money."

That is NOT what they're doing. In fact, ruminant grazers are important for preventing the dustbowl type scenarios.

"but your rationalizations are arbitrary and capricious"

My rationalizations are far less arbitrary and capricious than .gov

"somehow you use that to justify murdering people (or at least threatening to.)"

No, you seem to have things reversed. I'm arguing for people's rights to defend themselves against arbitrary and capricious government thugs who are threatening to murder people.

Capiche?

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 5, Informative) 1202

by PortHaven (#46770175) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Then you need to read more sir.

If I told you that in order to file your next W2 you had to sign a form. That form stated that from henceforth, you can only earn 10% of what you are currently earning. You refuse to sign, cause that's ridiculous.

Then I claim the reason we're arresting you is because you failed to pay taxes. BS. You failed to basically be put out of business.

And please realize this has NOTHING to do with tortoises, just like California Central Valley issue had nothing to do with a tiny fish. This is ALL about water for urban Californian cities. That is why the Federal government used an environmental law to shutdown ranching in a huge portion of Nevada. In order to reduce the water usage so more was available to California.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 4, Insightful) 1202

by PortHaven (#46770151) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Regardless, the Declaration of Independence not only affirms one's right, but admonishes one's duty to do so. No it is not law.

Rather it is the one document higher than the Constitution, the document that affirms that none of these rights are provided by laws. And that one always has the right to replace the government or constitution when it fails to work.

Which may be very soon...

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 1) 696

But they were not committing that crime during the recording. You seem to be overlooking the fact that there is another exception to the "all-party consent" law. That exception is that it ok to record a conversation which occurs where none of the parties to the conversation have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Such would be the case here.

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