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Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by neoritter (#49531887) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

Man, swing and a miss.

As AC said, just because you're an American, doesn't mean you can't be anti-American. But you'll notice General Motors is there as well as something called the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.


The trade group formed on January 13, 1999 to replace the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, which had represented only American manufacturers. As of 2009, the Auto Alliance members are:[3]

BMW Group
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
Jaguar Land Rover
Mercedes-Benz USA
Mitsubishi Motors
Volkswagen Group of America
Volvo Cars North America

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 3, Informative) 649

by neoritter (#49515087) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

Because you actually need to RTFA.

This is linked in the article: http://copyright.gov/1201/2015...

Relevant section:

In comments submitted so far, automakers have expressed concern that allowing outsiders to access electronic control units that run critical vehicle functions like steering, throttle inputs and braking "leads to an imbalance by which the negative consequences far outweigh any suggested benefits," according to the Alliance of Global Automakers. In the worst cases, the organizations said an exemption for enthusiasts "leads to disastrous consequences."

You'll see "Global" in that quote mind you. But if you look at some of the organizations, they include companies like Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo, etc. I'm gonna just chalk this up to anti-American bias.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 700

by neoritter (#49481327) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

In a living document, the interpretation does not or should not change. If something needs to change, then the document must be amended. Supreme Court decisions regarding the First Amendment will reference Jefferson's Statute here, because it had major influence on how the First Amendment was written, particularly the Establishment Clause. The Constitution is a holy document, that's the point of it. It is above the power of any single person. If a statute, law or, ruling contradicts the Constitution then the former is invalid. If you have a problem with the historical understanding of a portion of the Constitution you need to push for an amendment.

Science and religion are in full accord but science and faith are in complete discord.