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Comment: Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (Score 1) 421

by gfxguy (#48926603) Attached to: Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'
I don't know if it's gotten to SCOTUS yet, but several state supreme courts and federal judges have ruled that you must give the password to decrypt your device if they have a warrant. What happens if you don't? I don't know.... contempt of court, I guess.

Comment: Re:physical access (Score 1) 369

by Sycraft-fu (#48925467) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

"Of course, this comparison is also patently unfair -- Windows 7 was written in the 2000s, X11 was written in the 1980s. Expecting them to be comparable in terms of security is pretty ridiculous."

Which could be a good argument for replacing X. It is rather old technology, perhaps it is time to update it to something newer, rather than clinging to it and claiming it is all one needs.

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 23

by smitty_one_each (#48922155) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

Please clarify

OK. Question:

why this particular type of freedom of association should be banned

Answer:

the IRS, and the general expansion of the administrative state, offer literally hundreds of thousands of [pages of] reasons why

Regret lateness of last night's reply resulting in an incomplete thought.

And neither do unions. Unions work for their members.

Thank you for making my argument for me. Private sector unions are an obvious extension of freedom of association. But public sector unions, as you note, work for their members. The inescapable conclusion is that a public sector union, over time, is going to serve its members, to the detriment of the public.
We understood that the Commies were attacking the culture, subverting academia and Hollywood. One must offer props to them for infiltrating the IRS. The suppression of the Tea Parties leading up to the 2012 election, with a wink from the GOP, and to the surprise of Mitt the Milquetoast, was a brilliant bit of work.

Comment: No (Score 1) 43

by smitty_one_each (#48922125) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson
I have faith in God and confidence in the basic principles upon which the country is founded.
The Constitution is an expression of a lack of faith in people, irrespective of their labels du jour.
Your bogus rate of fire argument is a (perhaps not deliberate) attempt to distract from the 2A's absolute right of self defense.
The NRA is so strong, and the blowback against gungrabbers so strident, because nobody is buying the 'boil the frog' argument. The Left is understood to argue in bad faith, because the Left ultimately hates liberty and wishes to reduce a free people to livestock.

And why is it that on other matters you are fine to leave the states and jurisdictions to pass their own laws, but on this particular situation you want the federal government to step in and tell the smaller governments how to do their jobs?

Let's flip that around, and inquire why the 14th Amendment has been used to incorporate the entire Bill of Rights except the 2A, against the smaller governments?
Hint: "educe a free people to livestock" is the ultimate goal.

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 23

by smitty_one_each (#48920359) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

which goes well with your general disdain for organized labor. What you have not answered though is why this particular type of freedom of association should be banned when others are not.

I think the IRS, and the general expansion of the administrative state, offer literally hundreds of thousands of reasons why.

If someone choses of their own free will to be part of a union how is that different from choosing of their own free will to be a member of a specific church?

Crazy thing is, we don't have churches making decisions about how to regulate the lives of random people. I really don't know how to make this distinction more obvious to the oblivious.

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