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Comment Re:Wrong people to strip (Score 5, Insightful) 523

I work in the construction industry, an industry especially notorious for the employment of illegal immigrants, so I have some personal experience in regards to illegal immigration. First of all, this picture Donald Trump has been painting of violent criminals and Mexican citizens coming here in droves to live off government welfare programs is just not true. These are blue-collar, hard-working, decent people who have come here to escape ruthless violence (fueled by American demand for illegal drugs) and extensive poverty. They have become the foundation that several sectors of the US economy are built on. What people like Donald Trump and his ilk need to realize is that the violent criminals, for the most part, have no real inclination to pack up and move themselves across the Rio Grande. It's much easier for these drug gangs to operate on their side of the border, where widespread corruption has enabled them to operate with near impunity, than it is for them to "invade" America, where they have to deal with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies that are more motivated by arrest and seizure statistics than a personal bribe. Speaking from my own experiences, the career criminals that do come across the border end up being arrested over here, which results in their deportation back across the border. 99% of Mexicans here illegally are ordinary people simply trying to support themselves and their families. As things are now, these people live in constant fear that any encounter or interaction with police or government officials will end up with them sitting in a holding cell, awaiting deportation, while their wife and children remain in America. These families are torn apart, with wives and mothers suddenly finding themselves with 3 children to support and no source of income. One woman I know of has resorted to collecting scrap metal to support a 5 year-old son and infant daughter. The sight of a 5 year-old kid helping his mother load an old water heater into a truck so that they might be able to keep a roof over their heads is something that those arguing for tougher immigration enforcement never have, and probably never will, experience. The truth of the matter is that those working here illegally are not much different from the people who comprise our own working-class. In fact, Mexican workers that are paid "under-the-table" (as in they don't have anything taxes taken out of their paycheck) are relatively rare. Meaning they financially contribute to a system under which they are considered as faceless statistics and under which they have no voice. This has gotten long enough, so I'll stop here. Just remember, that just because someone is labeled "illegal" does not make them a criminal. P.S.: Before somebody decides to get pedantic with that last statement, I am aware that being here illegally means they are in violation of the law, and technically a criminal. What I was trying to illustrate was the absurdity that people are criminalized for simply providing for themselves and their loved ones.

Comment Car should fit the driver (Score 1) 961

I haven't yet read the article, but offhand it seems that the problem isn't so much with the car itself as it is the person driving it. The problem, to me, seems to stem from people with more money than driving skill. You wouldn't go out and buy a McLaren F1 if you can't drive a Camaro, for instance. This isn't a great analogy, but hopefully you understand my meaning. Porsche seems to have become associated more with status than with performance and racing these days. A great deal of the blame lies with Porsche themselves for taking this idea and running with it (Porsche SUV anybody?).

Comment Re:Not concerned (Score 1) 459

I was born when all 5 Beatles were still alive

I am assuming you're refering to Pete Best, the original drummer, when you say "all 5 Beatles." It's not something I've ever heard said before or anything, but what do I know, I was born 4 years later than you. Back to the original point of my reply, you were born in early 1980 and John Lennon was shot in December of that year. You were so young you didn't even know who he was or that there was a world outside of your mother's tit, for that matter. So please don't go around trying to identify yourself via historical events that you were in no way capable of comprehending when they happened. Just because you were alive then, doesn't mean anything if you weren't even a year old yet.

Comment Re:Vigilante Justice (Score 2) 156

If the legal system doesn't provide a way to bring the fight to the door of the powerful....

We have one. It's called the Second Amendment. Sadly most people fail to realize that the right to bear arms was included in the Bill of Rights mainly as an insurance against tyranny. The writers of the American Constitution knew that an armed populace is one that is capable of rebellion.

Comment Why is this news? (Score 1) 227

I was under the impression that the Nazi party, including it's symbols and literature, were already banned in Germany and had been since the end of World War II. The fact that a Neo-Nazi group's twitter account would be inaccessible from within Germany seems like a no-brainer to me. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, please.

Comment Re:You'll learn to like it. (Score 1) 343

Don't like Gnome Shell or Unity? Tough fucking shit, they don't owe you a damned thing and don't give a shit WHAT you think. its their personal playtoy and if you don't like it you can go piss off.

All you can do in FOSS is play the distro shuffle and hope the part you have a problem with isn't a core component everyone uses because again, they don't owe you a damned thing, its free, like it or lump it.

Fedora, along with Debian and many other Linux distros, gives you several options when it comes to desktop environments and window managers at the moment of installation. Fedora actually has several different Live CD's that you can choose from, depending on what DE you prefer. I know Debian's DVD image also lets you choose which DE or window manager you want installed at the boot menu. I just wanted to point out that us Linux users aren't as restricted as you'd lead people to believe when it comes to our desktop options.

Comment Re:People should pay for their choices (Score 1) 842

People are too protected from bad decisions because they live in a society. If they living "in the wild", they would have died long ago.

You make me wish I had mod points. One of the biggest gripes I have with our (American) society is that we spend so much time and effort trying to save stupid people from themselves. We need to just step back and let natural selection take over. I believe that if we would let people who make decisions that are harmful and/or potentially fatal to themselves simply suffer the consequences of their poor judgement, then America might not be in such a state of decline.

Comment Re:So you want a "you pay for your cost" system? (Score 1) 842

By that logic we could also kill babies with birth defects or pre-screen for defects before they are born (you know like the Nazis did), they need expensive, constant care for their whole lives, but serve no practical use to society except to soak up resources.

You are the winner of this thread's Godwin award! Congratulations!

Comment Re:Only the rich should have health care? (Score 1) 842

If you're so gung-ho on having all of us support it. How about you dedicate all your money, etc. to supporting it? If you're so big on it, be willing to step up to the plate and do it all the way. No? Then SHUT UP about it because it's nothing more than self-serving, feel good hypocrisy to say these things you are.

If it weren't for your signature, I'd assume that you were trolling. This argument is completely illogical and comes across as nothing more than an admission of defeat on your part.

Comment Re:it's just a bit of moldy old paper (Score 1) 69

The constatution does not EXPRESSLY make couterfetting a crime, nor does it EXPRESSLY allow the siezure of domain name's without due process.

This is therefor by definition an illegal tax on competition.

(roman_mir, can't login for some reason)

Your argument would have greater weight if you could spell "Constitution" and "counterfeiting" and "therefore" and "seizure". Also, if you understood the proper use of apostrophes. I'm not usually such a spelling and grammar nazi, but, dude, this is just painful to look at.

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