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Comment Re:Why such paranoia ? (Score 1) 299

If video is recoverable then the bricking process is defective.

IANAL, but it would seem to me that all you would need is one instance of them wiping video evidence to make it's way through the courts, for that practice to be banned. ..."Yes, your honor, several of us took video of these officers beating down that poor defenseless grandmother. Then one of them got on the radio, and we noticed that all of our phones went dead."

Comment Re:Easy, India or China (Score 0, Troll) 303

So why has every environmental initiative in the past 40 years been pushed by the Democrats and resisted by the Republicans?
You mean like this one?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
Odd. I didn't know Bush was a Democrat.

What about this one?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
Where are the Democrats pushing this bill and Republicans opposing it?

And although I'm stepping outside your 40-year limit, who created the Environmental Protection Agency in the first place? I'll give you a hint:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

Comment Re:This is a civil case (Score 1) 231

That's simply the difference between a criminal case, and a civil suit. The burden of proof in a criminal case is "beyond a reasonable doubt". In a civil case, it's much lower, only requiring a "preponderance of the evidence". I'm sure this is what you were referring to, but people are frequently unaware that there's a big difference.

Comment Re:Grades vs IQ (Score 2) 391

I don't think the Onion originated that. Though they may have co opted and slightly modified this from back in the mid 80s. But then, there may be predecessors to that as well.

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