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Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

Well these immigrants are typically being hired illegally by employers in the US. That's pretty much an invitation. We benefit from the cheap labor they provide. The analogy of a house in general is pretty weak since countries are not like houses - I was just trying to fit into your analogy the best I could.

Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

First, split "criminal" and illegal immigrant. Yes, it is a crime to enter the country that way, but the only difference between these people is their place of birth. To go with your analogy, it's more like your kid brings a friend over and he says he likes ham on his pizza instead of pepperoni. Now of course he's not part of your family, but he's still around and he even brought some money for pizza, so it makes sense for him to get a say.

I know it seems generous these days to think humans deserve basic human rights like health care, but I guess that's the sort of person I am.

Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

I don't believe we have any laws against chiming into an argument in a public space.

The apple comment is weird and irrelevant. If you invest money in apple, you should get a say in their leadership, just as if you pay taxes you're investing in the local government. If you just have a contract or an exchange then that's a different case.

Obviously people that came here illegally shouldn't be here. That's a given. The issue isn't about that, it's if people who are a part of our society should be subject to the rights (and regulations) that everyone in our society has.

We also throw people who enter illegally in prison and don't give them far less "free stuff" than people here legally.

Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

There are a lot of people who want to give you a driver's license,

I'd much rather have people that are licensed driving than people that aren't able to be licensed (and drive illegally)

the right to vote,

Sure, why not? They're paying taxes and affected by the policies as much as anyone. The country was founded from people mad about being taxed but not having representation in government.

and free health insurance.

Health care is a lot cheaper if you do it sooner rather than later. It's not like hospitals will deny someone emergency health care, so it's much better that they have health insurance.

Clearly, the job of the US government is to provide benefits to everybody, regardless of their citizenship status.

Yes, that's exactly what government is for. We don't deny people the right of free speech just because they're not a citizen either.

Comment Re:Clickbait troll much? (Score 3, Insightful) 629

Hillary is a crook with a long history of lying, illegal activity, and corruption.

And Trump has been documented to lie many times over the course of a week, advocates for war crimes, and admits he plays a part of the corruption in the political system (plus he was recently fined by the IRS after bribing a judge). If you're looking for the cleaner candidate, you won't find it in Trump.

Comment Re:Clickbait troll much? (Score 1) 629

Reagan later admitted to having Alzheimer's and eventually died from it.

Health concerns for the candidates could be valid, but we should also be looking at the older Trump who's family has a history of Alzheimer's that would be coming into effect around now. The fake not from his doctor doesn't really cut it.

Comment Re:Major features are complementary (Score 2, Interesting) 427

But wait! It gets worse. You can't call these long function names directly on a data structure, you have to first get a stream which then can take map functions and then you have to convert it back to the data structure when you're done. Coming from Python it's just painful to see how long and ugly the code gets

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