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Comment Well ain't that nice... (Score 1) 225

DC Police have been going though all the available tape, identifying the protesters that broke the law then pressing felony charges.

My guess is they are going to grab all the pictures and video off their phones to see if they can ID a few more folks to charge and amass more evidence for the cases they have already charged..

My advice is.... If you intend to go protest, don't break the law.... If you choose to ignore my advice, I suggest you not take photos and videos of the proceedings and leave your electronic devices (Cell phones, tablets, cameras...) at home. Remember, if you get arrested and they think they have probable cause, they are going to be given a warrant to search your stuff and there won't be much you can do about it.

Comment One more time? (Score 4, Insightful) 127

Didn't we discuss this 2 or so weeks ago? Here's a summary of my conclusions (to save everybody time).

Your local theater chain is going to hate this idea, few people will pay this much to see the movie at home instead of the theater, somebody will figure out how to pirate the film from their living room with much better quality and have a full resolution torrent up within 3 hours of the film's release... I think distributers are fooling themselves thinking this will rake in more revenue...

Comment Re:Revised headline (Score -1, Troll) 364

Ah, come on... It was a warmer than normal winter here.... NOT the warmest winter on record, but in the top 5...

I don't think man is causing this, but let them take their victory lap... They will be converging on some hapless convention center during a record cold snap/blizzard some winter very soon.

Climate != Weather.... Weather != Climate.... Just because it's warmer today or this year, doesn't mean the climate is doing the same thing. If it keeps happening for a few years in a row, THEN one might be able to start making that argument, but not before the natural variability in the weather is factored out.

Comment Re:In the bunker (Score 1, Insightful) 307

Well.. While we are making stupid claims... How about Obama's trips to the Med, where he and his wife took separate aircraft and a boat load of friends? And what makes you think protecting the president in FL is all that much more expensive than having him at the White House? It's not like they don't have SS staff in both places at this point...

Haters gota hate I guess....

Comment Re:Compare to defense budget (Score 0) 307

Defense is a constitutional requirement for the Federal government... IE it's a necessary function the Federal government as to do.

NASA is an optional "nice if we can" thing to fund.... Not to mention that if we don't spend enough on defense, there will be no country and no Federal government to fund NASA, welfare or social security and all those other things folks depend on...

Now stop your griping about the disparity between NASA's funding and defense funding...

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