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  1. Manufacturers Change Look of AR-15; Rifle Is Now Legal in New York State Pass a stupid law, get a stupid result. This, Clash Daily reports, is a remodeled AR-15, and it is legal in New York despite the state’s “assault weapons” ban And one of the idiots who helped pass a law to ban "scary looking" cosmetic features: Gun Control Activist swears he forgot he was carrying a gun while visiting a school Talk about someone who doesn't have the courage of his convictions. Hopefully now he'll have a conviction, lose his license, and be right where he wasn't a everyone else: deprived of rights. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  2. Abandoned property is fair game in pretty much every jurisdiction. If it weren't, how could law enforcement ever use that exception to fourth amendment protections? Coming back to data (not physical property), if it is published to public facing internet, there cannot be any reasonable argument that reading it is stealing. (courts have not caught up to this fact yet, but courts have been wrong before and will be again) witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  3. Granted. But at least in that case both server and client are involved in and charged with a crime. I really don't see how receiving can be a crime when sharing isn't. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  4. [complete side note] What, you've never used a VPN? I have. In fact I run one at home that I only use for laptop and mobiles when using other wifi (unlike the ignorant, I prefer not to broadcast my passwords, emails, and other data in the open). I've also used foreign ones to see content that I don't see from home, or to see what happens when a foreign IP looks at a domestic project, and if I go overseas again, just using my home VPN will be "using a foreign IP" in that country's eyes. Do you think krebs or anyone else in security work only use their local IP? Add to that the fact that the guy wants to connect with journalists. Any journalist worth his notebook should know about establishing (relatively) safe and private communications. Back to the point: do you think punishing someone for looking at data published to the internet and cached by Google should be a crime? Seems to me that the crime (I any) was commited by whatever dumbass published private or protected data to the internet. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
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  6. This is why all interrogations should be video taped and all witness statements should at least be recorded for audio (detectives and at-station interviews). There really isn't any reason not to force this into policy. There's no excuse. Side note: each state should work to reduce/eliminate their DNA backlogs. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  7. Real question: why is any benefit in this area of tax funded assistance able to be turned into cash? Why not prevent cash withdrawal from all these sorts if programs? I'm not saying remove benefits or don't, but why not keep them on the card? witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  8. Hey, I'm perfectly willing to go with the alternative of taking thumbprints. Yet I was shouted down more strongly for that than requiring down form of ID. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  9. Freedom of speech, freedom to keep and bear arms, freedom of businesses to make decisions, privacy, ninth and tenth amendment and expansion of government into private/prohibited sphere, etc. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  10. Because, for some, it really is. In part, it's because many poorer people living in inner-urban areas who don't drive and rely on public transportation are part of an economic sub-group who often don't have any need for a government-issued photo ID. Oftentimes, by the time they're adults, the raised-stamp birth certificate that had been given to their mother when they were born has long since been lost; and frequently they don't have, for example, utility bills in their own names. So first (to get a govt photo ID) they have to jump through hoops to get the "acceptable" documents to support their identification and place of residence. Next, they have to take the time to take public transportation well out of their neighborhood down to (usually) a DMV or similar office. So even if the govt photo IDs are offered for free, the hassles to get one are sufficient to make a lot of folks in this sub-group to say the hell with it and not bother. The end result is their effective disenfranchisement. And, not coincidentally, most of this sub-group historically tends to trend Democratic. Cry me a river. Going to the DMV or other govt office is a pain in the rear for everyone. To me, saying it's not worth it to get an ID to vote is no different than saying it's not worth it to vote. Choosing not to register, not to get an absentee ballot, not to get an ID (if required), or any other choice is NOT the same as disenfranchisement. I didn't vote in the last election because I chose to travel on short notice just before election day and hadn't gotten an absentee in advance. I wasn't disenfranchised; I chose not to participate. Big difference. witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  11. Don't get me wrong, I'm right there with you on the "literacy test" nonsense. (For the republicans in the room, how many of you speak Greek?) Disenfranchisement is not my bag, baby. I just can't understand why anyone acts like getting an ID is so damned difficult. When it comes to cutting the told or blocking voter access, wrong is as wrong does. But why the opposition to ID requirement? witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  12. My fault for not proof reading. Shouldn't have been capital F. I was hinting at "If they can dye it green on St Patty's Day, why can't they dye it blue other times of year?" witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  13. IF they can dye it green on St Patty's day.... witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  14. Why is voting different from every other interaction with government? Why do I need to prove my identify for everything else except voting? Hmm, voting is a right.... you know, I can think of a number of other constitutional/civil rights that I cannot exercise without an ID and often paperwork or payments. Why is getting an ID considered a burden for voting but nowhere else? witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*
  15. You've made up your mind to ignore science, math, and statistics in favor of... whatever you base your decisions on. You do not appear to be asking for information; it looks like you asked a question just so you can attack answers you don't agree with and proselytize your own views. Quick question: can you imagine ANYTHING that ANYONE can say that might make you change your mind? (as it is clear you have already decided) witty subliminal message Guard your honor, let your reputation fall where it will, and outlast the bastards. 1*