Seeming isn't always correct, and espionage is not something I feel tolerant about. But is this really espionage, or is this trumped up military hysteria over well known information?
I know the military. They exaggerate. They would like to make everything, and I do mean everything, into a secret. There is no downside to doing so. If unsure about some information, the default is to stamp it as secret. Covers their asses that way. This includes basic facts of nature that are well known, stuff that is taught in high school science and math classes. They are total suckers for Security Through Obscurity. That this strangles cooperation and collaboration is less important to them because they don't get into as much trouble if a project fails than if a "secret" gets leaked.. At the same time, they demand that their collaborators have no secrets, and go so far as to enforce this by insisting that work be done on a military base, on computers belonging to the military, and that encryption can't be used anywhere on the hardware without lots of permission. That means of course that the contractors have to get security clearances and permission to be on the base. They also want to be in control, and despite not knowing what the heck they are doing, will periodically make off the wall demands to which the contractors can't easily say no. Can really hamstring a project, so much so that it makes the difference between success and failure. It's so bad that many refuse military funding because it comes with all sorts of unreasonable strings attached. Many years ago, OpenBSD spurned military funding, and I'm sure it was because of that sort of thing. I know universities have turned them down, knowing that the money would not make up for their interference.
Counterpoint: people who have the most to gain from racist propaganda and muckraking are black "leaders."
And the ones who have the most to lose are the racists.
It's gotten so bad that you can hardly use racial slurs for sports team names any more. Thanks a lot, Obama.
Yup driven one and raced one. My old pontiac Fiero when I had it utterly destroyed my buddy's 2005 viper at track days on the corners. (Note: I did have an LS engine in the back of mine.... that was a fun project for a winter)
A 1986 sporty looking commuter car utterly destroyed a 2005 "supercar" on a track. On the straights he owned me, but I owned him on the hairpins easily.
There isn't any. It's more as a statement and civil disobedience art piece than anything else.
Afraid of? Low IQ people like you mostly.
Both of my AR's were obtained without a background check. I bought both from a private seller. 100% legal.
Honestly this is all mental masterbation. You can easily build an AK47 lower without a milling machine and just some hand tools and a old shovel.
In fact.... here you go....
The AR15 is not the best platform in the world, it's just popular. if you really want a gun that can take insane abuse and easily built with hand tools.... AK47 is the gun to build to be subversive..
We restrict access to certain drugs for (mostly) very good reasons.
All the evidence shows that this is nonsense, that you always cause more problems than you solve because you drive addiction underground and people wind up taking drugs of varying quality because of their illegal nature.
If you can explain to me the upside to society of someone having a cocaine or heroin addiction then I'll concede the point.
If prohibition prevented use, you would have a point.
We have to make the laws that are reasonable to our time. The Constitution allowed slavery, for instance, and no vote for women.
Yeah, and when times changed it got amended. But the right to bear arms hasn't been amended, and until it does, it still stands as the law of the land that all arms are included.
Does it make sense now for individuals to buy and sell full-auto weapons? "Assault rifles"? Flamethrowers? Surface-to-air missles?
Absolutely! How else is the public supposed to support a revolt against tyranny? (That is what the 2nd Amendment is for, you know... it's a rule written by violent revolutionaries for violent revolutionaries.)
[I]n a time when most sane people [believe] that the power of the police, the SOPs of the police, and the hiring practices of the police need a makeover it is yet another black eye
Indeed: "fuck the police" is now something even middle-class white men say!
Even so, unless it hits the colony we should be ok.
Everyone's so afraid of a "deep impact" strike. But face it, we're 8 billions. Total annihilation is unlikely. Sure, a few billions thereof would die, but that's not the end of the world.
What did the poor Australians do to deserve suffering?
We need to move people to Mars to save humanity. I'd say investment bankers and stock analysts would be a good start.
Thinking about it... why bother flying all the way to Mars just to get rid of them?