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Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 268

by sumdumass (#46793603) Attached to: VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

You might actually want to look up that McCain claim as you are wrong on it.

Of course if you did that, you might appear as if you know what you are talking about. But then your racism argument falls apart until you invent something else.

Here is a hint, McCain's eligability was challenged at the same time Obama's was by a hillary supporter. McCain put it all on the table and it was dropped quickly. Obama resisted and created useful idiots. And yes, i'm lumping you into the same group of manipulated tools as the birthers

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1571

by sumdumass (#46775977) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

I guess there are a few things that should be cleared up for you..first, the government land in question has always been used to grazr cattle. Thats how blm land works- its open range granted to the government by the state to ensure it can be used. Typically, several people graze their cattle on blm lands and they have two round ups a year to brand their calfs and take market cattle out. Litterally think old wild west eith modern tools.

Next, this guy and his family has used this specific land for this specific purpoee since before the state was a state. What changed was the feds demanded he cull his heard so water rights can benifit farmers in California. Some people claim there is a connection to a solar plant that just went up about 30 miles away. Next, a 1975 or 76 law waa supposed to deed the land back to the states but this plot had been skipped. He paid his fees for the use of the land except he paid it to the state instead because the feds wouldn't accept the amount over the set number of cattle they demanded he reduce the herd to.

The only unfair advantage this guy got was due to not letting the feds dictate the terms of his making a living. You can argue if that is or is not an advantage but the change of rules and quotas is a bit arbitrary and shouldn't be made by the government.

You did hit up a good point. Farmers in a libersl state do greese yhe pockets of ppliticians where ranchers likely do not. If the reason of the day is true, someone chose to send water to another state verses keeping it in state and being used how it traditionally has been.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 2) 1571

by sumdumass (#46775323) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

How many times did a law officer knock on the door and ask for those they had warrants for?

You see, even if you are not defending the dividians, the entire law enforcement part was still wrong. They tried to storm the house insead of the front door. Google man dead after cops goto the wrong house. Its unreal that shit goes on. The fbi used a combination of nerve gasses on the compound knowing what it would do. There were innocent people inside that they killed on purpose.

And that was from the politics of we don't need to invade iraq because saddam was contained. But they couldn't wait out the dividians. We just had snipers and paramilitary suround a ranch ready to kill with a council man warning people to have their funeral plans while we let russia didle around with other countries and syria is using chemical weapons again. You would think a show of force would be better served elsewhere.

Comment: Re:Well, If the NSA Can't Crack It, Ya Right (Score 1) 170

by sumdumass (#46770893) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

IE, firefox, opera, chrome, all do it. Unless you have no script or something like it running. I suppose it can be turned off in the browser settings somewhere.

Not sure what the security issue would be. You still have to click the link. It would be no more insecure than having a link present.

Comment: Re:The NSA is becoming a new God for "True Believe (Score 1) 170

by sumdumass (#46761121) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Lol.. not only that, man in the middle, and that point about the NSA complaining so it isn't them strikes me odd. A lot of gay bashers are closet homosexuals complaining about the gays in order to stop you from thinking they are gay. It's one of the oldest forms of deciet- fake outrage while being behind it.

Comment: Re:Poor poor bigot (Score 1) 1111

by sumdumass (#46749431) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

No one has to buy the judge off. The judge is only allowed to consider evidence presented so if no one said this is good law and defended it, the judge could only consider the evidence challenging it. Its a done deal.

Also, people with injured kids would not have standing. They can petition a new law but the challenge would be done and over with. You cannot challenge a court ruling on just any grounds. Once the ruling is made, there has to be some sort of error or prescribed circumstance to challenge the ruling. They may however be able to sue the state if it doesn't claim soverein immunity.

Comment: Re:A few ideas on detecting drivers vs passengers. (Score 2) 184

by sumdumass (#46738299) Attached to: The Case For a Safer Smartphone

A better way would be to just use the phone's blue tooth and pair it to the car. Allow the driver to enter a code and use the phone for keyless entry and such as an incentive. But just have the car tell the phone when to go into a relaxed mode or whatever when the vehicle is in gear and going over a certain speed.

There can be an override on the phone so if your a passenger, it doesn't matter and of course you can cancel the pairing. Most people will forget about the phone's features unless they want to make a call or text or whatever. But they won't feel the need to answer texts or phone calls so it will largely be transparent to them and avoid the most usages.

Comment: Re:Depends on the apocalypse (Score 1) 731

by sumdumass (#46737667) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

if a large portion of the population is killed, food won't be an immediate concern as the canned goods on the shelf of homes and super markets will last for years while production gets sorted out.

But as others have pointed out, if the clothing isn't stored properly, it won't last as long. Before air conditioning and modern insulation, cedar chests were the bees knees in providing protection for clothing and papers. so all is not lost and it won't be all that bad.

"If value corrupts then absolute value corrupts absolutely."