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Comment Re:So they only prosecute a safe, "no-harm" target (Score 1) 33

A few facts that are worth highlighting:

1) Obama has increases border security tremendously.

2) His administration deported more illegal immigrants in his first three years in office than GWBush did in his entire eight years in office.

3) The number of illegal immigrants in the USA is at a 10 year low and this decline is the only reduction in the last five decades.

Comment Re:So they only prosecute a safe, "no-harm" target (Score 4, Insightful) 33

Which is exactly why Trump proposes a useless wall that anyone with a ladder can get climb over.

If the real goal was to stem illegal immigration simply having and enforcing high penalties on employers of illegal workers would take care of the problem.

The whole idea of the wall is to convince simpletons and the uneducated that you will do something, when you really don't intend to.

Same with the H1B visa program. On paper it is actually a very good thing: it allows you to bring workers from abroad in cases of local shortages. However, in practice it is being used to bring Indian IT workers which are trained by the US IT workers they are replacing. We do not need to change the H1B program, we need to make sure it is used the way the law says it should. Why it doesn't? just like the parent post side, employers make the proper campaign contributions to make sure it doesn't happen.

Comment Re:Sorry online is all I've got right now (Score 1) 165

I disagree entirely. I started a D&D campaign and found a bunch of people on Meetup that wanted to play at my house. Now i have a bunch of friends. It's really that simple.

Jobs? You haven't found what you are good at yet, apparently. Keep looking.

Women? Women want security. Give it to them.

Comment Re:The nature of the Trump-fans is pretty obvious (Score 3, Interesting) 299

A Kia that I own with a Trump sticker in Baltimore got vandalized to the tune of $2500 in July. I appreciated the new paintjob, since I have a $100 comp deductible, but the person did it to be a criminal douchebag.

My yard sign has been ripped up 3 times in a Baltimore suburb. I have had dog shit dumped on my lawn 4 or 5 times. Eventually I installed cameras and caught the motherfuckers, who got fined and harassed by the cops, but it was fundamentally a waste of money to deal with the scumbag local Democrats.

Recurrent theme around here, and a number of the houses in the neighborhood have pulled up their signs to avoid the bullshit. Isn't changing how they are voting, though.

So yeah, about those Trump supporters...?

Comment Re:Ancient Aliens (Score 1) 249

People who aren't interested in thinking need the metaphysical window dressing.

Believe it or not, that's a paraphrased Hitler quote, but that doesn't make it wrong.

I don't fault you for your beliefs, but I don't agree with them. I think that once the bioelectricity stops flowing, we cease to be. Anything else would be supernatural. However much I would like to talk to my father again, I don't think it's going to happen. It's not an emotionally satisfying viewpoint, but it is the logical conclusion of my other beliefs.

Submission + - The iPhone 7 has worse battery life than HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 (betanews.com)

Mark Wilson writes: Consumer group Which? has conducted a series of battery life tests on the latest smartphones, and the news is not good for the iPhone 7. Pitted against the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5, Apple's latest handset came in last place... and by some distance.

In terms of call time, the Samsung Galaxy S7 lasted for more than twice as long as the iPhone 7, while the HTC 10 had two and a half times the longevity. Things were not quite as bad for the iPhone 7 in internet usage tests... but it was still found bringing up the rear.

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