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Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 873

by dryeo (#49345077) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

It's a border line case but from the article I think the photographers were in the right to limit their business to traditional weddings.
When the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that denying gay marriage was unconstitutional they also stated that priests and such can not be forced to perform them but marriage commissioners, JPs, etc can be fired for refusing.
It's always hard when rights conflict, I'd hate to be a judge in those kind of cases.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 873

by dryeo (#49341027) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

You're never forced to do business with people who you consider evil. Just like the vegan who turned down a job, you can turn down a job where you might be forced to serve someone you consider evil, which includes opening a public business.
As for the photographer, if he is freelance, he should be able to pick and choose, but if he works in a wedding chapel and sells wedding pictures, well he should photograph anyone who gets married in his place of work.
Printers can refuse to print objectionable material but if the West Baptist Church only wanted some parking signs printed or some such innocent material printed, you should have to print it as you are open to the public and the WBC is part of the public
It's pretty simple, the choice to serve the public means serving all the public

Comment: Re:Nuclear Disarmament is Idiotic (Score 4, Insightful) 228

by dryeo (#49337911) Attached to: How Nuclear Weapon Modernization Undercuts Disarmament

Trying to have wars in a world with nuclear weapons is like trying to have gangs of roving banditos in a nation where everyone carries around rifles and handguns. It's just not possible, and anyone who tries won't last very long.

I guess that is why places like the middle east and Afghanistan are so peaceful.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't it be nice (Score 2) 147

by dryeo (#49333687) Attached to: Draconian Australian Research Law Hits Scientists

And yet not once has the second amendment stopped your government from ignoring the Constitution that you referenced up the page.
The British Monarch could assert her supremacy if she was doing it with the support of the people, eg an unpopular government that refused to call an election when their term ran out.
The American people could assert their supremacy just by sitting down and refusing to serve the rich, not much need for guns though handy if the government sicked the troops on the strikers, which historically has failed to stop the government and the rich's hired goons.
Back when the Constitution was written it was generally considered that a standing army led to tyranny and a militia was a better choice, so what used to be a requirement (free men owning and being proficient in arms) became a right.

Comment: Re:The moon (Score 1) 72

by dryeo (#49325047) Attached to: World's Largest Asteroid Impacts Found In Central Australia

Congratulations, you figured out why I mentioned 1 mile crater rather then 800 ft crater.
While it is true that certain types of meteorites burn up or disintegrate, many are chondrites, stony or iron. Lots of small iron meteorites have been found, along with slightly bigger stony and chondrites. The biggest difference between the Earth and Moon is that the smaller meteorites hit at terminal velocity and don't create much more then a pit.
The Earth, while obviously not getting many micro-meteor hits, does get hit by a fair amount of meteorites.
Consider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

Comment: Re:Metric (Score 1) 72

by dryeo (#49324625) Attached to: World's Largest Asteroid Impacts Found In Central Australia

When did the US army start using Imperial units? Imperial gallon = 160 fl ozs = 4.54 litres, one of many English gallons= 128 fl ozs = 3.78 litres. IIRC you used a weird sized inch as well which after switching to the Canadian inch of 25.4 mm back in the '50's, lives on as the surveyors inch.
Besides everyone knows it was the Russian army that kicked the Germans arse.

Comment: Re:asdf (Score 1) 107

Are you really saying that the UK implemented income tax to help some Federal government, perhaps Australia as they have States.
Income tax was implemented in most western countries to pay for war at a time when war couldn't just me magically paid for, how it has evolved since varies from country to country but it is used mostly to raise funds. Most federal systems have federal income tax as well as state, province etc income tax.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 1) 573

by dryeo (#49314229) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

Hillary is quite a ways to the right herself. Only in America are a party such as the Democrats considered left wing socialists.
You can tell how socialist they are by how they nationalized the banks after the fiscal meltdown in 2008 rather then rewarding them and how they introduced Romneycare to reward the insurance companies instead of a single payer system.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 1) 573

by dryeo (#49311117) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

The Democrats are still quite a ways to the right of the political spectrum, you just have to look at Obama's master piece, basically Romneycare renamed and designed to take money from the people and give it to the rich in the form of insurance companies.
Anyways the real problem is not left vs right but authoritarian vs non-authoritarian and generally in democracies the right is also highly authoritarian, at least those who are successful.

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