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Comment Re:An unfortunate use of technology (Score 1, Insightful) 482

First you said

But isn't this meddling with peoples' choice of cars. Yes! We're encouraging people to make choices that cost us less. But we're still giving them a choice. That's more than you get under a system where you're forced to pay the consequences of other peoples' selfish choices.

then you followed it with

.... people are still driving more gas guzzzlers than is offset by the income, the answer is to raise the tax.

so obviously you are more concerned with using a Government proxy to bully people into behavior that fits your personal agenda than you are for people paying for their choices.

Seems in your universe, people are free to choose, as long as they chose what you want.

Comment Re:Winning (Score 1) 606

Trump has no Constitutional authority here. He can only use the authority Congress gave him, which is subject to Constitutional restrictions.

Congress delegated authority through 8 U.S. Code 1182 (F).

(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. 8 U.S. Code 1182 - Inadmissible aliens

Comment Re:Winning (Score 1) 606

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The countries listed in the travel ban are essentially non-functional and in anarchy, and the reason those countries are in anarchy is totally about religion. Trying to keep genocidal maniacs out of the country isn't establishment of a religion and it isn't being done by Congress.

Comment Re:Enlistment is not forever (Score 1) 541

Summary is bullshit. Enlistment is not forever. The military can only hold him in service until the end of his enlistment term. Once his enlistment term is over, the military can't do anything to him.

Officers are another story. Being an officer *is* forever, and you can be called back at any time.

Wrong there is always an "At the Government's convenience " clause in your contract; ETS means Estimated Termination of Service, Estimated being the operative word.

Comment Re:remain an active duty? so this he she will get (Score 1) 541

remain an active duty? so this he she will get VA! This trader should have life and be happy that they did not get death by firing squad!

"Hi Chelsea, I'm your VA surgeon assigned to preform your gender reassignment surgery; don't worry, even though I've never done this before, I looked at the pictures in my old text books and watched a couple youtube videos. Now if something goes wrong, do you wish to be an organ donor?"

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