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Comment Re:He's just a populist, it's just rhetoric! (Score 1) 925

Unfortunately guys like Trump really do embolden people and cause an increase in hate crime.

Massive increase in hate crime, all right. Let's see. We have one (1) murder confirmed by a drunkard since The Donald got to be The Pres.

On average, we have somewhere around 750 murders nationwide in any given month. and ONE (1) of them attributed to "hate" (presumably, the rest of them were just "extreme dislike"?). So, 0.14% increase in murder due to "hate crimes" since The Donald got to be The Pres....

Somehow, I can't find it in myself to see a massive epidemic in "hate crimes" in a drunkard doing something stupid....

Comment Re:An allegation has been made. (Score 1) 904

I'm expecting that whoever does this investigation is going to act in the shareholders' best interest, which among other things means not exposing the company to massive liabilities in court. If the investigation supports the allegations, then those responsible are going to get canned.

-jcr

Comment Re: Why not land on the moon? (Score 1) 303

ho said anything that the goal was to "impress" you or the American people? If the goal is to use the moon as a base, NASA has to re-develop the technology to get back there.

There's no economic benefit to a moon base, so it's all for show anyway.

Think back to, oh, 1600. Imagine the conversations in taprooms in England- "there's no economic benefit to a colony in North America, so it's really just for show anyway"....

Comment An allegation has been made. (Score 4, Insightful) 904

And it appears that Uber is investigating said allegation. We don't have enough information to know whether it happened or not. That's what investigations are for.

After the Duke Lacross Lynching and the UVA rape hoax, I'm inclined to reserve judgement until an accusation becomes a lawsuit and is litigated.

-jcr

Comment Re:The border exception is a usurpation. (Score 1) 512

The Supreme Court has held that the Constitution only applies to U.S. territory.

Yeah, and they fucked up Korematsu, Dred Scott and Kelo too. What's your point?

Technically it is Cuban territory being leased to the U.S.

Which is irrelevant to the bill of rights. The fifth amendment doesn't say "unless you stash the people you kidnapped on foreign soil". For any American official to hold anyone in custody without trial is a crime.

all countries need to protect themselves from unlawful entry

This is a reason for positively identifying anyone seeking entry. It's not an argument for violating their 4th amendment rights.

-jcr

Comment The border exception is a usurpation. (Score 3, Interesting) 512

The US Constitution is the entirety of the legal basis for the very existence of the American federal government. Is it binding upon all American government officials, agents, and employees at all times and all places. There is no provision in the constitution for the suspension of the bill of rights at the border, and the fact that our rights are routinely violated when entering the country is because our courts are derelict in their duty to enforce the constitution.

-jcr

Comment How could you possibly care? (Score 1) 507

Wow! He's tweeting with an unsecured phone!!!

I'll bet there's no way in hell he's managing to keep those tweets secret!

And this ignoring that based on the number of tweets he's making, he's not even making most of the tweets ascribed to him.

In any case, when there's some reason to suspect he's using an unsecured phone to talk to people about classified information, then it'll be time to get excited.

Note, by the by, that you're not talking to the unclassified world with your secure government phone. That one is just for talking to the OTHER secure government phones, not to your hairdresser....

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