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Comment Re:The border exception is a usurpation. (Score 1) 425

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) 425

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:Linus is a dumb ditch digger (Score 1) 356

I will answer it this way. What file system are you using? How many other file systems have you used in the past 20 years on Linux? That is one small bit of the Operating System known as Linux, which has nothing to do with what Unix was doing 35 years ago.

Because Unix/Linux has been highly modularized, the innovation you fail to see is happening in all sorts of places. Usually followed by 99% perspiration in getting implementation working. And it appears and small increments in a huge ecosystem.

Heck, I would even suggest to you that Linus Choosing GPL was "innovation" (even the GPL was innovative)

Comment Re:Dams, too (Score 1) 240

I wouldn't be surprised if a different environmental group was opposing spillway repairs because some subspecies of Meadowfoam lived nearby. Or some tree infestation beetle. Or fairy shrimp.

You think I am joking? All three of those have been used to obstruct repairs and infrastructure projects in Butte County. They will literally classify same thing as a "endangered subspecies". I wouldn't be surprised if some local Environmental Group was protesting anything. They do that a lot around here.

Comment Re:Surprising (Score 2) 240

At multiple times the cost of a bridge, for sure. Tunneling isn't cheap, and at that scale you're going to need ventilation, lighting, and drainage systems. In a fairly flat place, a tunnel is going to be the lowest point for miles around. This isn't like mountain tunneling where you can use a slight incline at the center of the tunnel or have one end higher than the other to ensure that you don't make a lake in the middle of it.

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:Dams, too (Score 3, Insightful) 240

I partially blame the Environmental groups involved, because of previous hyperbole used in previous reports. That being said (and being a nearby resident), I can assure you that most of the issue was due to the FAILED Primary Spillway not being maintained. The topover caused by the failed spillway was fully preventable, had the DWR and ACE and the rest done their job the last 7 years.

But, instead, we have more infrastructure projects proceeding even though we can't maintain what we got. After all, we need a High Speed Rail Train between Fresno and Bakersfield ASAP!!!!

Comment Re: Uber? (Score 1) 640

1) a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.
synonyms: youngster, little one, boy, girl; More
2) a son or daughter of any age.
3) an immature or irresponsible person. "she's such a child!"

#1 is the primary definition, and #3 is a reflection of #1. Technically everyone is a "child" according to Definition 2, and therefore that term is meaningless.

Fake News because the framing of it was intentionally misleading "alternative facts"

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