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Comment: Re:Awkwardly enough... (Score 2) 259

by Shakrai (#49496895) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

If TFA is to be believed, his craft wouldn't meet the requirements of an ultralight aircraft:

103.1 Applicability.

This part prescribes rules governing the operation of ultralight vehicles in the United States. For the purposes of this part, an ultralight vehicle is a vehicle that:


(e) If powered:


(2) Has a fuel capacity not exceeding 5 U.S. gallons;

From TFA: According to court documents, Hughes rented a car and towed his gyrocopter from Florida to an airfield in Gettysburg, Pa. He chose the location for its proximity to the Capitol -- about an hour away and reachable on the aircraft's 10-gallon fuel tank -- and the fact that it was an uncontrolled airport, according to a criminal complaint.

Comment: Re:Awkwardly enough... (Score 1) 259

by Shakrai (#49496875) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

You do realize the link you offered lists about twenty things that he did wrong? Here's the big one:

103.19 Operations in prohibited or restricted areas.

No person may operate an ultralight vehicle in prohibited or restricted areas unless that person has permission from the using or controlling agency, as appropriate.

Comment: Re:Another load of Federal B.S. (Score 3, Informative) 259

by Shakrai (#49496763) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

But banning him from setting foot in the District of Columbia and talking about YEARS of prison time?

The banishment is part of his conditions of release and will expire whenever the criminal case is concluded. Nothing to see there. As far as "YEARS," well, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines don't have a specific section for this offense, so it falls under the other felony offenses section, which says that 18 U.S. Code 3553 is controlling.

Assuming he has no criminal record, my educated guess would be he stands a decent chance of doing no time. If he gets a prison sentence it will be 366 days, which is SOP is the Federal system because it gives the defendant a chance to earn early release. He'll also be required to forfeit the gyro-copter and any other property used in the commission of the offense, pay court costs, and possibly a fine.

Comment: Re:Typical Misdirection From White House (Score 1) 259

by Shakrai (#49496499) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

Quite the contrary. He sent them a message a full hour in advance, saying that they should expect him.

The White House knew he was coming and expected him

You've got a lot of faith in Uncle Sam if you think the left hand (whomever reads talks to the right hand (FAA, NORAD, USSS, and a few other agencies in the alphabet soup)

Heck, it's not even a Government address, it's BHO's campaign organization's address.

Comment: Re:Is banishment legal? (Score 5, Informative) 259

by Shakrai (#49496419) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

It's not a "ban" per say, it's a condition of his release pending trial. No different than the Judge telling you that you can't leave your house except for work, must submit to drug testing, or the myriad other requirements that are imposed on people who don't get pre-trial confinement. The alternative to accepting the conditions of release is to go to jail and sit there for a few months while the wheels of justice grind forward.

Comment: In Other News (Score 5, Insightful) 166

by MightyMartian (#49495993) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

And in other news, MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom will receive a bazillion dollar bonus, and another ten bazillion dollars in stock options. It's predicted he will end his term as CEO by urinating and defecating and the smoldering corpse of MakerBot before seeking greener pastures to assrape and pillage.

When asked for comment, Mr. Jaglom replied "I'd just like to say fuck you all very much!"

Comment: Re:Why a single place? (Score 1) 149

That was a pretty interesting study, and does show that the underlying behaviors of canids and humans have some degree of compatibility and overlap, and it does not require a large amount of breeding to produce domesticated canids. The fox experiments (I think they were done in Russia) demonstrate that the domestication of wolf progenitor populations into dogs was probably fairly rapid, which also raises the likelihood (strongly hinted it in the molecular data) that there were multiple wolf domestication events. And even for all of that, dogs still remain simply a number of subgroups of C. lupis, and still enjoy interfertility with other members of genus Canus.

Comment: Re: And once this school fails to get women intere (Score 1) 584

Feminists should try to solve woman's supression by religion (be it sharia or the church), and end practices like child prostitution or genital cutting. People who call themselves feminists should be ashamed that they dont solve these problems first. What do you think is morr important: forcing a womam into a physics course, or stop her from being crippled because some religion requires her to?

What do you think feminists (or anyone, for that matter) can realistically do about women living in oppressive conditions outside of the West? Are you willing to enlist for the army of occupation we'd need to send to the Middle East and Africa? I'm not. I doubt many feminists are either.

If you don't have time to do it right, where are you going to find the time to do it over?