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Comment Re:An allegation has been made. (Score 1) 879

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 An allegation has been made. (Score 5, Insightful) 879

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) 508

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) 508

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 Re:Let's be clear on what we mean by election hack (Score 0) 250

Trump *did not* enter the race as a favour to Hillary.

Sure he did. They've been friends for decades, he's given her shitloads of money, and notice how quickly he reneged on his campaign promise to see her prosecuted?

He ran as a stunt, and was shocked at how much traction he got (with all of Hillary's media minions giving him the lion's share of the news coverage), so the ego took over and he went for it.

-jcr

Comment Re:Let's be clear on what we mean by election hack (Score 4, Interesting) 250

the democrat apparatus also stuffed the ballot box for Trump during the primaries

Got a source for that? I know that Trump entered the race as a favor to Hillary to sow discord in the Republican ranks, but I haven't seen any evidence that the apparat did anything more for him than give him round-the-clock news coverage that starved out his rivals.

-jcr

Comment Re:You pay people to do fuck-all... (Score 1) 722

Marx used to claim that a single shoe factory could supply all the people of the world with shoes if only greedy capitalists got out of the way.

Marx was a thoroughly deluded idiot, and it's no surprise that state dependency with another coat of paint on it is being pushed by his brain-dead followers.

-jcr

Comment Re:You pay people to do fuck-all... (Score 1) 722

You seem to somehow have missed that most jobs will go away and not be replaced with others.

Bullshit.

In 1900, 80% of Americans worked on farms. Today, it's around 4%. This did not result in 76% unemployment. Any job that can be performed by a machine, should be performed by a machine. This drops the cost of goods and services, to everyone's benefit, but most of all to those with the lowest earning ability.

We can't know what kind of work people will be doing a century from now, any more than people could guess in 1900, but there is no reason to believe that there will be no use for human labor.

-jcr

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