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Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 209

by cold fjord (#48200307) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

Government thugs have no business deciding what recreational drugs people put into their own bodies.

If the government is going to have to pick up the pieces from your bad choices that leave you a drooling vegetable, insane, a criminal addict, or dead, the public is probably going to want something done about it since you seem to lack the capacity for sound decisions.

We're supposed to be 'the land of the free and the home of the brave,' so freedom should take priority over safety (false or otherwise); bodily freedom, especially.

America is the land of the free and home of the brave, but that isn't a synonym for land of the fool and home of the debouched. Your nonsense ideas about how things should be are mainly a collection of bad ideas contrary to the philosophical underpinnings of the country, ... threadbare as they appear at times.

Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 209

by cold fjord (#48200241) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I think a lot of people miss the point; I'm not really referring to how things are, but how I think they should be.

Yes, in a morally insane universe. I get it.

So yes, the status quo is that government thugs infringe upon people's individual liberties. I'm aware.

Little of what you claim as "people's individual liberties" has much support in general society. The reason you are confused about this and receive so much support on Slashdot is you talk in glittering generalities and effectively deceive people. Do you get that too?

Comment: Re:good (Score 1) 282

by cold fjord (#48196583) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

The National Guard clearly is a militia as both the history and law show. Nothing I quoted claims that it is the only militia. Nothing about the existence of the National Guard as a militia implies that the 2nd Amendment is about hunting. Even your own post recognizes that the National Guard is under the control of the states unless called into Federal service. (Do you think they would obey in the event of a coup?) The National Guard is focused on military missions just as the colonial militias were. There are many defects to your post that invalidate it. Its like you put facts, history, and nonsense in a blender and hit frappe.

Comment: Re:"makes people FEEL less safe and secure"? (Score 1) 209

by cold fjord (#48194907) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I think this was unintentionally revealing. It's the feeling of safety and security that Facebook is frantic to defend. Actual safety and security? Well, that's... complicated.

Dealing with the sensibilities of Facebook seems to be like that.

Facebook Finally Deletes the ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ Page

Background: Facebook pulled down the hunting photos of Kendall Jones citing a violation of the social-media site's "community standards," but they allowed the page titled "Kill Kendall Jones" to remain stating that it did not violate their policies. A tad hypocritical, to say the least.

Comment: Re:good (Score 2) 282

by cold fjord (#48194483) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

How indeed?

Army National Guard
Air National Guard

Army National Guard Vision 2010

A Full Spectrum Land Force
The Army National Guard is fully committed to implementing the joint operational concepts of dominant maneuver, precision engagement, focused logistics and full-dimensional protection. With 34 percent of the Army's strength, more than half of the combat power, nearly 70 percent of field artillery, and more than a third of its combat support and combat service support capabilities, the Army National Guard is a full partner in rapid strategic mobility, tailor-to-task organizational flexibility, and, ultimately, a key component in a seamless joint force that can be committed cross-dimensionally along the entire spectrum of contingencies.

Army National Guard Combat Power

A visual representation of the Army National Guard's brigades. This represents the National Guard's Infantry and Heavy brigades but also includes Engineer, Field Artillery and Aviation brigades as well. .

Comment: Re:good (Score 1) 282

by cold fjord (#48194395) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Britain, France, and the US are all nuclear power states that have armies equipped with the most modern weapons systems. Why are they still fighting the Taliban after 13 years? How is it that ISIS defies them?

Is it possible that there are factors that you aren't considering? It would seem so. Not even the apartheid state of South Africa which was a nuclear state for a period of time was ultimately willing to use nuclear weapons on its own people.

The dismissive statements that the two of you have made take no recognition of the facts of the matter. Do you think that the Swiss government could impose a tyranny on the Swiss? Hardly. Nearly the whole of the army is composed of reservists that keep arms at home. Israel? Once again, unlikely. The US? Unlikely, at least in a coup. Half of the total combat power of the US military is in the reserve forces composed largely of state militias. Much of the support is also in the reserves. To that you add the factor of the unformed militia which is legally defined as:

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

  (b) The classes of the militia are—
  (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

  (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

So you see, those weapons are in the hands of the unformed militia which is responsible to defend the US Constitution again all enemies, foreign and domestic. That is a very useful addition to the state militias.

The case in many European countries is not as favorable. About 100 years ago in Britain free men and women owned large numbers of firearms, and bobbies pursuing criminals could appeal to the public for aid or arms. Those days are long gone, as is the mentality. The right of even self defense against attack has become endangered in Britain.

It appears to me that you aren't successfully identifying what is foolish, and there is plenty of that going on in Britain.

Comment: Re:good (Score 2) 282

by cold fjord (#48193685) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

It's quite obvious that guns should not be freely available to just anybody.

They aren't in the US.

Distrust of the government is fine but the view that having everyone have guns as a defence against the government is just an absurd rationalisation of testosterone-driven desire to own firepower.

Shall we ascribe your rant to estrogen-driven fear of guns? Or are you simply bereft of an understanding of the relevant philosophy, history, and current events?

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