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Comment Re:Why do you hate America? (Score 1) 211

"Many prisoners released early may not wind up being re-incarcerated, according to Brown. The law requires the state to give day-for-day credit in most cases to a prisoner who has been released early and hasnâ(TM)t been found to break any laws since, he said."

Find me anyone who hasn't broken any laws in a given day, week, or month! As many respectable sources point out, you break the law every day without even knowing it: e.g. If you don't feel like reading, watch here from 5:18 to 6:18, or even further until to 7:18 for some fun examples.

Comment Re:OUCH (Score 3, Insightful) 479

I would imagine that anyone making jokes about this has no children. To anyone with kids, the thought of something like this happening is simply gut-wrenching. But since relations with the opposite sex are required for procreation, I guess the tasteless jokes and, what's worse, modding up of such, is to be expected here.

Comment Re:California has done this for a almost a decade (Score 1) 643

WOW, amazing. Just checked the site. Just....amazing. Since 2004, about 2 million probes taken. Based on DNA test, about 28000 were convicted. Translated, about 1% positive hit. Money collected for this purpose: 280 million dollars. No comment....

So about $10K per conviction. Not a bad rate.

Comment Re:Uhm, so we're at war now with Iran? (Score 1) 415

From Starship Troopers written by Robert A. Heinlein (1959):
"The historians can't seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the "Fourth"), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it "The Bug War" if we call it anything, which we usually don't and in any case the historians date the beginning of "war" after the time I joined my first outfit and ship. Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war."
P.S. the book is nothing like like movie

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