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Comment: Re:When will this apply to medicines? (Score 1) 648

by tiptone (#43215139) Attached to: Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

If a frog had wings it wouldn't bump its ass when it hopped.

If grandma had balls she'd be grandpa.

We don't have effective border control, so this did little to nothing to stem the availability of meth. It doesn't matter if it's worse than crack or PCP, this was legislation that didn't do what was intended which is a hallmark of knee-jerk legislation.

Comment: Re:The guy in Germany could be driving too (Score 1) 800

by tiptone (#42798947) Attached to: Leaked: Obama's Rules For Assassinating American Citizens
Congress declared war on Germany. If Congress declared war on Yemen/Afghanistan/Pakistan, this discussion wouldn't be happening. These are American citizens living in a county against which we haven't declared war. Have Congress pass legislation to make it harder to become an American citizen. Have Congress pass legislation to make it easier to remove citizenship from an American. Both of those would be considered due process of law.

Comment: Re:Opportunity (Score 1) 279

by tiptone (#42273531) Attached to: Revamped Google Maps Finally Available On iOS
Apple wanted Google to add turn by turn navigation to the Maps app. Google wanted to the terms of the contract between them renegotiated since the original didn't include turn by turn navigation, even though Google had added it to their own Maps app in Android. Apple wanted new functionality added under the terms of the old contract, and Google wasn't willing.

Comment: Re:Newsflash: they have drug dogs at Mexico-US bor (Score 3, Informative) 578

by tiptone (#39367289) Attached to: George "geohot" Hotz Arrested In Texas For Posession of Marijuana
I would not be surprised to find out, because there are many of them, that this "border" checkpoint was nowhere near a border. Most people not aware of its location would not be expecting a border checkpoint since there is no border in the vicinity. Surprise!

Comment: Re:Perfectly reasonable (Score 1) 220

by tiptone (#35143458) Attached to: US Seeks Veto Powers Over New TLDs

"Why is the latter so much better, America?"

Because that's what the propaganda says. Seriously, Americans are consumers driven by marketing and America is marketed as it exists, and not how it was supposed to exist or could exist, and that marketing is, and will be, consumed as long as there continues to be breads and circuses. Gotta go, almost out of DVR space and don't want to lose American Idol...

Power corrupts. And atomic power corrupts atomically.

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