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Comment: Re:Once again, somebody misses the point (Score 0) 713 713

by hldn (#40374137) Attached to: David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

Anybody making arguments for the ethics of vigilantes or the benefits of human rights is yelling at the clouds. It doesn't matter if murder is unethical. It doesn't matter if it harms families. It doesn't matter if it hurts the economy. The benefits of guns are much more important.

finally, someone posts something on this shitty site that i can agree with.

Comment: links (Score 4, Informative) 544 544

by hldn (#40186585) Attached to: What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

Comment: Re:Wow (Score 1) 229 229

by hldn (#39573721) Attached to: Federal Court Tosses Colorado's Amazon Tax

wickard v filburn is probably one of the most well known abuses of the commerce clause, but it's certainly not alone. it also leads directly to the case of gonzales v raich above, re: growing marijuana.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Raich

"growing your own X instead of buying it effects interstate commerce, so we can limit how much X you grow"

Comment: Re:Plan B. (Score 1) 619 619

I'm pretty sure there isn't that disaffected youth "gang culture" that glorifies basically rejecting honest work, education, and trying to better oneself that seems to be pervasive with the poor within the US's densely populated cities.

this is a much bigger contributor to increased crime than poverty itself.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."

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