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Comment: Re:What? (Score 4, Insightful) 440

by HBI (#48610011) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

This all misses the point. The way most illegal immigrants come into and stay in the US is not by sneaking through the desert. It's by passing in on a tourist visa and then just not leaving.

Figure out a way to fix that problem that doesn't involve house to house searching and random checkpoints, and you get a gold star.

Comment: Re:Zoning laws are tyranny (Score 2, Informative) 594

by HBI (#48605071) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

In the US, urban areas were ruled out by most whites as a result of the riots of the late 1960s and the subsequent white flight. It has nothing to do with zoning laws and everything to do with pants shitting as a result of armies of black people coming to their cities and waging war against police barricades. After that, everyone who could packed up and left for the suburbs, sensing that life preservation was more important than the old neighborhood. You couldn't talk most of them into ever coming back after that.

If you don't know that this happened, your education was affected by politics.

Comment: Re:Call me racist and evil and bigoted and everyth (Score 1) 158

by HBI (#48602043) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

yes, those with mod points do suck. I've been refusing to mod for almost 15 years now, due to the suckage. The points were useless if all I was able to do was to undo a little bit of the damage by the abject retards who use every mod point as "I agree" or "I disagree".

Comment: An entirely typical argument (Score 2) 1050

by HBI (#48582149) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

I'd even have sympathy for this argument if it were anything but ignorant of how the world works.

If the government wants you to have something injected into your body for a public health reason, laws already exist requiring quarantine and treatment. What this means is that in practice, people with guns will come in moon suits and escort you away to be dealt with as they please.

The only illusion here is your illusion that you have a choice.

Comment: Re:3GPP (Score 5, Informative) 148

by HBI (#48525329) Attached to: How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

No they weren't.

Total US population in 2000 Census: 281421906. Total US-origin casualty count for 9-11: 2604. 1 death in 108072.93.
Total US population estimate 2013: 313914000 Total motor vehicle fatalities: 33561. 1 death in 9353.5354.

So you have 10 times the likelihood of dying in a car wreck every year than the worst year ever for terrorism. That's worth giving up all our rights for.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 3, Insightful) 167

by HBI (#48510735) Attached to: Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

I don't think even-handed coverage is possible, when journalism as a whole is essentially paid trolling for one agenda or another. People just want to read stuff that reinforces their preconceived notions, and I am no exception.

Find me a story with no slant, and i'll show you a story (virtually) no one read.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten