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Comment Re:First, deport all the Canadians (Score 1) 342

Only one parent has to be a US Citizen to bestow natural born citizenship. His mother was born in Delaware, and she met the residency requirements with ease. He is in fact eligible. The question is not up for debate the law and requirements are clear. Being born in Canada does not change his status.

Not everybody on the right is a birther. Although I despise his politics was born in Hawaii and even had he been born overseas his mother is a citizen as well. His eligibility was never in question.

Comment Re:Fundamentals (Score 1) 342

Actually Mr. cowardly AC, Cold fjord has it exactly correct. We have solid evidence to support their detention. But that evidence is classified. If we let them onto US soil they gain automatic right to the civilian court system which would demand that evidence or set them free. As the evidence is classified for a reason (and not to hide war crimes), we will not release the evidence and thus they would be set free.

These individuals chose to take up arms against us without being part of an actual national military, this puts them outside the protections of the Geneva and Hague conventions. We would have been fully justified to just line them up and execute them for their war crimes. We have chosen not to do so and thus we need a way and place to detain them.

Comment Re:What could go wrong (Score 1) 405

Why roads, think to the recent story (a few weeks ago) about a town fighting a solar installation because three of the four routes into town were already surrounded by solar. Or the possible impetus of the federal actions around the Bundy standoff in 2014 being regarding getting land for a solar plant.

Land is finite, but the roads are already publicly owned, no need to buy up the land or force owners out, or install more ugly construction, Just pave the roads with panels, let the roads generate power (which can then wirelessly charge EV's driving over them) rather than fields and fields of mirrors or panels. It's not the only solution but it is one worth trying if the panels can be made to stand up to the abuse.

Comment Re:Responsible enough to carry a loaded weapon, (Score 1) 500

No, he did not forget the gun was in that case. The gun is always in that case. In his rush and having to grab that case at the last second to not miss his flight when his travel case broke, he forgot to move the gun that is always in that case to another location. That is the point, there was a degree of complacency. But he did not forget where the gun was. There is a difference.

Comment Re:Responsible enough to carry a loaded weapon, (Score 1) 500

As I said, I don't care for off body carry. But if the work case goes from his Home office, to his office and is secured at those locations (even if just behind a locked door) then it is not in fact irresponsible. It is not an uncommon form of carry for those who do have to go through the security to get into courts. They are known to the Courthouse security forces, and the bag is expected to have the firearm in it, while letting the individual quickly go through the magnetometer without setting it off as the security team sees the well known bag and it's expected and authorized firearm.

Yes he made a mistake, but not a criminal or really irresponsible one. There was no intent, and it really was a last second, have to grab another bag issue. I do prefer on body carry, but this kind of carry is not irresponsible or wrong. Contrary to popular belief, if you train your kids a firearm does not have to live in a safe anytime it is not on your body. Many of us grew up knowing what firearms were and that they were not to be touched and they could in fact be safely left unlocked.

Comment Re:Responsible enough to carry a loaded weapon, (Score 2) 500

Well one case locally this last year was a prominent local attorney who normally uses a different laptop bag specifically for travel, but it broke as he was getting ready to leave and in his rush he grabbed his daily carry bag and forgot to remove the weapon he keeps in there for self defense. Not that I advocate off body carry, but the mistake is understandable in that example. In a rush, something goes wrong, has to grab a different bag. Forgets in his rush to remove the firearm. It happens, it does not make one irresponsible, maybe a bit too complacent, but not necessarily irresponsible. And it takes a felony conviction to lose the right to buy/possess.

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