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Comment Re:America has been put in a bad position. (Score 1) 303

The problem is illegal immigrants do not get visas, since they are illegal by definition.

You're not paying attention. The topic at hand are the people who enter the country legally with a visa, and then decide to illegally overstay their visa, becoming illegal immigrants, by definition.

Comment Re:Unnecessary (Score 2) 303

There's a minor problem with this plan. The ones who come here illegally? They don't have visas. That's what makes their coming here illegal. If they have a visa, then they came here legally.

You're completely missing the point. He's addressing the large number of people who legally enter (with a visa), but illegally overstay their visas, this becoming illegal immigrants. The people who illegally enter are a related, but different specific problem.

Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 578

Well, before you start foaming, let's try to find out what these laws entail and how these laws came into existence, shall we?

Germany actually has replaced its "original" Anti-anti-semite law with a more encompassing law against Volksverhetzung. Which is basically an anti-hate crime law. Sounds familiar? Maybe? Just in case it doesn't, you might want to read this.

Austria, on the other hand, didn't bother to invalidate and modernize its Verbotsgesetz. There you still have the original one in effect. It may be a little known fact that after WW2 it was not just Germany alone that was considered the criminal. Austria was in it too. Kinda like the junior partner. And just like Germany it was separated into 4 areas, split up between the four winning Allies, the USA, Soviet Union, England, France.

Another little known fact is that Austria, just like Germany, could not really issue any meaningful laws without the express consent of those "victorious powers". More often than not, laws came into existence on behalf of the four powers.

Austria was occupied from 1945 to 1955. That law came into existence in 1947. Now take a wild guess whose idea it was.

Comment Re: Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 578

So wars are just some kind of entertainment for you? Because that sure has to be the reason, if you retreat (oh, sorry, "advance in a different direction") without actually getting anything out of it, it sure is a hobby, but not a viable source of income.

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. -- David Jones