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Comment: What an idea! (Score 1) 54

by ai4px (#49386353) Attached to: Man-Shaped Robots Harass Britain Once Again
If I ever decide to wage war on a country, I will do it on April 1, not September 1st like the 3rd reich. No one will expect that! I'll have 10-15 days of free reign before anyone figures out it's not an April Fools prank. 1)invade the EU on April 1. 2)something something something 3)mumble mumble... 4) profit?

Comment: Maybe once the white house fence is complete.... (Score 0) 175

Once they get the prototype fence tested maybe they can finally implement the same fence along the southern US border? A little more serious.... how about we stop mucking around in the affairs of other countries and stop defying the US Constitution so that people don't want to attack the white house?

Comment: Pre crime? (Score 1) 55

by ai4px (#49137745) Attached to: US Govt and Private Sector Developing "Precrime" System Against Cyber-Attacks
We seem to be doing a good job of catching people before they join terrorist groups lately. http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/26/... Oh and don't forget about the Newburgh Four. Those paid FBI informants are the nuts. Imagine how much safer we'll be once they expand this to cyber crime! /sarc Nothing like creating straw man criminals to justify the budget of an entire department of the government.

Comment: Re:More of this ridiculous (Score 1) 134

by ai4px (#49118933) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone
because in other countries, the bad guys have never, ever coerced people into doing things like, say letting drug dealers move into their government subsidized housing. It will be no different in this case.... bad guys will make good people get the sim cards for them. This ultimately will do nothing except create a database of all the good people in the country.

Comment: Im not terribly familiar with epilepsy ... (Score 1) 327

by ai4px (#49037193) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use
When your wife has a seizure, does she fall to a horizontal position? if so you may be able to use a man down type tilt sensor on her waistband or upper arm. It would seem a simple tilt switch oriented properly could sense when a person has fallen. Man, I'd hate to make a 2 year old responsible for mommy.... if something went wrong (ie *really* wrong), it could do emotional harm to the child.... the guilt of knowing you didn't do what you were supposed to to save mommy for example. Tough spot.... de ai4px

Comment: Re: Yay for "zero tolerance" (Score 1) 591

by ai4px (#48970893) Attached to: Texas Boy Suspended For "Threatening" Classmate With the One Ring
I fail to see the correlation between the girl being abducted and killed and zero tolerance policies. How would a zero tolerance policy have anything to do with the tragic death of this girl?

What have seen over the years is that the administration does not follow it's own policies and forces the school board to make them do their job by passing one more rule... the zero tolerance rule. Guess what happens then? The administration doesn't like being forced, so they apply the zero tolerance rule with zest. And what of the bad apples they should use it on? They don't now and didn't before. CASE IN POINT: My daughter was punched on the playground by a young black classmate while playing four square. The kid was "suspended" for the rest of the day. I confronted the principal about it and she said they'd suspended him for the day. When I pointed out that their policy said they had to give parents 24 hours notice for a suspension, she clammed up. I took it to the district superintendent, then to the school board. Each stood by what the principal had done - against written policy. So we went back to the police. 5 months later it was adjudicated in juvenile court. The poor kid didn't even remember what he'd done! I actually felt sorry for him. And ... even better.... his mother asked me why I had pushed this so far, why I hadn't tried to just talk to her. I told her I had asked the principal to give her my number and she wouldn't.

ANOTHER CASE: a student at the same school brought her brother's ping pong ball shooter which was broken to school for show and tell. They expelled her. After 2 months, it made the news. I looked her dad up and met with him. I showed him the definition of a firearm in SC state code of laws. She was literally back in school within 45 minutes. This school, for those interested in Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter SC.

So fuck the schools.

Comment: Re:The DEA is just doing their job (Score 1) 577

How're those gun free zones in France working out? Did you see the video a few weeks ago of a guy standing in the street calming reloading? My goodness, how on earth did he get an AK47? In france? really? The falsehood here is that the dreamers think that the bad guys will give up their guns (and -gasp- even have faith that the government can lock them up if they are caught). In case you didn't know it the trend these days is for the prisons to reclassify violent offenders as nonviolent so they can be released. The prison system is full of non-violent offenders and to ease overcrowding, they want to release the ones they can. This leads to the public scratching their heads wonder why the recidivism rate is so high. So do you actually think putting people in jail for having a gun is going to work?

At the other end of the judicial process, do you actually believe that a DA will charge a person with all the applicable crimes? It is much more likely that the DA will want a plea bargain and agree to lesser charges. So tell me again how you think a tough gun law will work.

The truth is, as posted earlier in this thread, that no government can defeat armed civilians.

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