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Comment: Re:And what about the infrastructure issues? (Score 1) 294 294

Why did you leave out Salt Lake City, UT and Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Gallen, Luzern, Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland and probably every other major city in Europe for having "light rail systems run in the street parallel with cars." That is probably a more common situation that having subway or elevated rails.

Comment: Re:And what about the infrastructure issues? (Score 1) 294 294

Why the hell should Amtrak receive any federal funding if it is a private corporation as people claim. Amtrak should raise their rates enough to operate in the black like all true private transportation companies are eventually forced to do or cease operations.

Comment: Re: US rail system (Score 2) 294 294

Nascar Race? You mean because they "raise" the flag and sing the National Anthem before the race and usually launch fireworks after it? Nearly every sporting event in the US starts with raising the flag and singing the National Anthem. I've been told Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Blue Jays (Major League Baseball) games are preceded by two national anthems. I see a few Canadian flags here in Wisconsin along with some Swedish and Norwegian ones as well. Plenty of Mexican ones flying in early May. I haven't heard of anyone getting to upset by it.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 114 114

No, not all contexts. The contexts where it is not unreasonable are the contexts where the person losing property is actually charged and convicted of a crime. you know, the case where civil forfeiture does not need to be used because criminal law is in play.

The 4th amendment was put in place mainly to stop stuff like civil forfeiture from happening.

Comment: Re:Excellent for another reason (Score 1) 114 114

Not really. It would not be a 4th amendment violation because you would be agreeing to have it installed as a condition of having your car registered which we have already agreed, society as a whole, is not a violation of any rights. This is much clearer an issue than we can force you to buy health insurance or tax you for not doing so because your not having insurance might negatively affect interstate commerce.

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