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Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 1) 851

That's just a single case. There are plenty of situations that you need papers or you're doing something illegally/black market. Want to rent an apartment? want to buy a house? want a loan? want benefits? want a job?

Again, I've have no concerns or sympathy for someone who who chooses to live as a cash-only squatter. Legal immigrants don't have this problem, working people don't have this problem, retired pensioners don't have this problem.

Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 2) 851

"Historically, in this country, the social contract has not amounted to "papers, please!" That was supposed to be the kind of thing reserved for commies and fascists,"

Popular myth and Hollywood. And yes, the social contract HAS generally demanded that you produce papers. You want a job? Papers please. You want a loan? Papers please. You want government benefits? Papers please!

"Also, driver's license does not actually signify either citizenship or legal status. The amount of supporting documentation that is required to issue one varies from state to state, and not all of them ask for an SSN. Of course, even if it did, not everyone has a driver's license - as the name makes evident, it's a document that is issued for a specific reason, and not all people even need it."

You're right that it doesn't signify citizenship or legal status, but it does establish identity. And the supporting documentation required to get one does require establishing said identity - or did until some of these states changed the laws so that illegal immigrants could get a driver's license (and those driver's licenses are different from 'normal' driver's licenses.)

"how exactly you imagine checking for it."

The same way we've already been doing it: you want a job? Papers please. You want a loan? Papers please. You want government benefits? Papers please! The problem is right now we're not enforcing it hard enough - _punish_ companies/people using illegal labor and they'll stop doing it once it's no longer cost-effective.

Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 3, Interesting) 851

In the US your driver's license is often enough, as you had to provide a SSN for that, and to get an SSN you need to prove your identity and eligibility. Which the vast majority of Americans have, and legal immigrants are expected to have their green card on them.

Proving you are who you say you are, and that you have the right you say you have, doesn't seem any more of a burden than having to actually pay for your groceries at the store.

One really has to wonder why some people don't have a birth certificate/SSN/Identification. I'd wager that the vast majority (save for older folks born in remote areas) don't have a legitimate reason, as they've apparently not worked in this country, or worked for cash (and haven't paid taxes), etc. Aside from a few legitimate cases, I really don't care about the rest of these people who have already decided to live outside the social contract.

Comment Re:Fix the real problem (Score 1) 433

"I thought the whole thing was a honeypot designed to get the contact info for crackpots and terrorists in the first place; if it wasn't I might have ordered one."

Your ignorance of the law is disheartening. It's not illegal to make your own gun, it's just illegal to sell it.

"Fix the real problem, control the receivers just like finished rifles!"

What problem? Rifles are used less than fists or knives to murder someone. Your ignorance of basic knowledge of any so-called 'problem' is asinine.

Comment Actual numbers (Score 1) 433

It's over 300m, last estimate I saw was 350m. I like it when people bring numbers into this argument because people often forget the scale of this issue, and they also forget to compare numbers from various sources to look at the big picture.

1980:
Population - 220m
Guns - 175m
Homicides 23,000

2014 (2015 FBI crime stats are _still_ not released..)
Population - 320m
Guns - 350m
Homicides 14,000

For all of the whining about guns not making people safer, that more guns equals more murders/crimes, etc, an actual look at some basic data very very strongly suggests otherwise.

Comment Don't vote for Johnson if you value your Tech job. (Score 1) 382

I appreciate what Johnson is doing, and most of what he stands for - I even voted for him in the last election.

However his stances on Immigration and labor/jobs have always concerned me, Johnson is a libertarian, and the libertarian position on labor is ridiculously business-friendly, and the immigration position is akin to open borders.

After watching entertainment and other companies like Disney exploit H1-Bs, listening to tech cos cry wolf on the lack of STEM-qualified applicants to justify their actions, outsourcing countless manufacturing/tech/service/etc jobs, I've had enough. Fixing the artificially-depressed labor market,and ending immigrant labor exploitation are important priorities for me this year - and they may have the side effect of reducing crime and helping with some social issues - a community that works is a community that works.

Johnson isn't going to fix immigration and labor, it's against his party's principles.

Comment Re:And more... (Score 1) 224

This is a total rip-off of Infiniti. There's even pictures on some of the infiniti boards that clearly point out how Hyundai has copied body mouldings, taillight designs, etc, from Infiniti.

Now they're even copying Infiniti's numbering scheme - G37, Q70, Q80, etc.

Comment Re:Hillary! and guns? (Score 4, Interesting) 706

"“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them,” Mrs. Clinton replied."

Except that if that were true, then Clinton and the left wouldn't be constantly trying to ban a class of scary-looking rifles that are used in less murders than knives or even fists. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-t...

Compare 'rifles' to knives, blunt objects, or fists.

Comment They have their uses, but in limited situations. (Score 2) 170

I've used a tablet to take notes, read books, do research, keep kids busy, surf the net etc over the last 6 or so years (I have a gen 1 Galaxy Tab 8.1)

The only thing I still use it for is reading books, and occasionally as an ODBII reader with Torque. It hasn't replaced anything, it's just another computer I use in situations where a smartphone isn't big enough (or I need the smartphone for something else) and a laptop is too big.

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