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Comment Re:Sooo (Score 3, Interesting) 236

That's sort of near "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people".

It's a living, breathing document. So it means (or, in these cases, doesn't mean) whatever powerful people want it to mean today. Tomorrow it may mean the exact opposite. Because power. And because shut up.

Comment Trump thanks you for this new power (Score 1) 236

Trump will use this new government power to determine which news is legitimate and which is "fake". Perhaps he will send the IRS after his enemies in the "fake" news camp, just like the Obama Administration did with the Tea Party. I hope you're not on the donor lists the IRS will be demanding from those organizations that Trump doesn't like. If you are, you better have all your financial records in order.

The FEC may also want to talk to you if your donations funded any "Citizens United" style communications to voters about Mr. Trump or his close allies. Hope you didn't make a criminal mistake by donating to the Wisconsin recount efforts or supporting them materially.

Big Government power sure is awesome, isn't it?

Comment Re:Immigration policy is not hate speech (Score 1) 1041

No, under anarchy, you have the right to defend yourself; you just don't have the right to force other people to pay for your defense. So, for example, if you believe you need to go to war against brown people in the Middle East to defend yourself, you could; you just couldn't force everybody who disagrees to support you financially and give their children up for a draft.

Comment Re:Saudi Arabia (Score 1) 183

Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of people.

The entire Middle East is full of deplorables, including the land-swiping nation that starts with an "i". Is there something in the soil? Does oil, camels, sun, and/or sand trigger insanity?

The US tries to divide the regional players into "good guys" and "bad guys", but it seems there are no "good guys", just bad guys taking a break.
Iran is actually "stable" by the standards of the M.E. Most miss Saddam also. When it comes to the M.E., if it's only half-broke, don't fix it.

Comment Re:Another step toward tyeanny (Score 2) 250

yet there are very few tyrants around

Oh really? A good many were surprised by the Snowden revelations; and there's likely more snoopativity that we don't know about.

And Trump would record every sneeze and fart of all Muslims and illegal immigrants if he could.

The worse tyrants may be the stealth tyrants.

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