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Comment: Re:Why Force Your Children to Live in the Past? (Score 1) 734

by easyTree (#49195063) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

You forgot to mention that visitors may have their laptops and other electronics stolen on entry or when straying close to the border; that they can then be legally molested; that when driving around, anyone may be stopped by the police and have their money and valuables stolen without recourse; that when they arrive home their house may have been taken by the state without their being accused of a crime - likewise their bank accounts may be frozen; that should they actually be accused of a crime, there's a high chance that additional charges will be levelled so-as to encourage an out-of-court settlement; that people in other countries have had their freedoms removed as a result of pressure via your government from your entertainment cartels.

Comment: Re:The electorate's - our - fault. (Score 1) 538

It's a shame that the rest of the world don't get a vote. That seems fair given that your filthy and corrupt system allows politicians to be put into power by corporate interests and then pressure the rest of the world's governments to further those mundane financial interests.

Comment: Re:Perhaps a change in law is needed ... (Score 1) 207

by easyTree (#49102373) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers

As far as I know, it's very very rare that such a widget is of such clever design that you freeload on someone's hard work. What I think is the case (on basis of a thoroughly non-scientific survey, sample-size 6, personal observation) is that any ingenuity in the design is spent in making sure the widget in question can't be second-sourced without infringing on some sort of patent. E.g. by adding a special notch, a special hole, or simply making the dimensions so that the widget is unlike any other on the planet (and any other widgets won't fit) and that regardless of extent of use, environmental conditions, time zone.., the widget dependably develops a fatal fault one nano-second after the warranty elapses.

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