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Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 16

by smitty_one_each (#48901803) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson
So let me get this "straight": are you advocating pure amorality as the only means of escaping a kind of "we will enforce what we want to enforce" moral singularity?
It may shock you, but I'm quite content to view the federal Constitution through a purely libertarian lens. But we need to prevent leaky abstractions in the object model. Individual, private citizens should be opaque above the 57 States, and we should offload the non-Enumerated, Progressive aspects of our Federal government.
However, it's highly doubtful that you have the intellectual fortitude to carry the thought through to conclusion, much less the fortitude to support its implementation.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 21

by khasim (#48901777) Attached to: Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

I'm sure that they have the best of intentions. The problem is with the underlying assumption that there is some kind of conspiracy.

Once you accept that there is a conspiracy, there is no end to it.

If they were just interested in cataloguing the various cases then that could be done by scripts and Google news. If something is not getting media exposure then it is more likely to be because of lazy "journalists" than because someone is trying to bury the story.

Comment: Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (Score 1) 91

by rtb61 (#48901697) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

You want to know who also agrees with you, terrorists agree with you, which is why they use terror to force people to do things that the terrorists want them to do. Democracy ie representing the majority and informing them sufficiently so that they can make sound decisions was all about putting an end to the rule of the minority who kept power and maintained power via terror, the terror of public executions. Whether they call themselves kings or emperors or gods, we just call them all terrorists today and their descendants are just narcissistic ass hats or worse psychopaths who should be behind bars.

Comment: Re:not honest (Score 1) 290

by PopeRatzo (#48901617) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Please explain how universities churn out paper after paper after paper sounding the alarm on climate change in the face of the multi-trillion dollar oil/gas industry that lobbies hard against said research,

Why do you think climate change became so "controversial"? It's because it wasn't supposed to happen. That's why you have enormous butthurt on the part of the oligarchs. They just can't believe that all these scientists went off the reservation.

Comment: Re:He'll win in a landslide (Score 1) 91

by TWX (#48901519) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky
Until government-issue ID is completely free and requires almost no effort on the part of the individual to attain it, then the mandate for that ID in order to vote is a form of disenfranchisement. The right to vote predates the mandate to have ID.

I think that voting should be mandatory, and to get an exemption one needs to file to be a voting-equivalent of a conscientious objector.

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 7

by damn_registrars (#48901491) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

Well, truly: a full-on Civil War, itself, would be as welcome as Lincoln's Constitutional freelancing.

It occurs to me that every state whose governor has encouraged secession has been a conservative-led state. Meanwhile any time a non-conservative suggests that maybe things might be better elsewhere (with or without their state) they are methodically labeled as "Un-American" and formally told to STFU. So it would appear that the conservatives are far more interested in Civil War than anyone else.

That said, haven't you previously used terms similar to "Constitutional Freelancing" to describe the current POTUS (who you keep pretending to be not enormously conservative)?

But I can't go expecting a valid, balanced approach

Well, I've tried to be fair and balanced, but I keep being told I'm not "American" enough to use that terms as it belongs to someone else who is somehow more "American" than I, and I'm afraid of his teams of lawyers.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.