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Comment Re:Oh no that sucks! (Score 1) 381

Per CNN, in 2014 there were about 250,000 illegal immigrants who committed crimes and were either in jail or deported after committing a crime. That represents about 13% of all those in prison. Even though illegal immigrants are about 4% of the total population. So their rate of criminal action to population is about 3 times higher than the average population.

Comment Re:Why would you use batteries? (Score 1) 270

Suitable for rice, but rarely used for commercial crops... And it doesn't work at all for non-flat farmland (which is more common than you think). Sprinkler/impulse is typically used, either with long fixed pipes and heads every 20-40 feet, or one long rotary system with longer spacings on the heads.

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