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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ClintJCL Re:So am I. Specifically, violated how? (643 comments)

Govt funds airlines through FAA and TSA. Partial funding counts for 1st amendment purposes.

3 hours ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ClintJCL Re:What?!? (643 comments)

You don't have to be govt owned, you just need govt contributions. TSA and FAA should count.

3 hours ago
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Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

ClintJCL So, uh... How? (91 comments)

I mean it's great that they discovered it, but can you tell ME in a way I can understand?

about a week ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

p.s. i see in your logic trying to stop and chase mean the same thing. Another very convenient mechanism.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

I actually don't need to name any. The fact that I believe there are other options means that when I say the words I'm saying, I'm saying what I'm saying, not what you're trying to say I'm saying, and shoehorn in my mouth. You don't get that privilege.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

Again, there are options other than executing and chasing, and you're an asshole for repeatedly arguing a false dichotomy to create a strawman out of what I said. Repeating yourself like a broken fucking record. Go fuck yourself twice.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

No, that is not the only way to protect the innocents. You make it sound like once someone starts driving, there is no way to protect innocents. I don't know if you're incredibly unimaginative or a deliberate asshole. Many departments don't give chase for certain offenses. For instance, private property theft of already-insured property is not worth violence over. (Oh sure, for the *owner* it is, not for the rest of us.) Most stolen cars are not recovered via a dramatic and dangerous chase. You can surveil a vehicle and wait until the driver gets out on foot. The gas tank wont last forever.

Casual googling seems to imply that about 1/3rd of deaths in police pursuits are people not in the fleeing vehicle. If this is to recover already insured, stolen vehicles, these people died to help an insurance company CEO stay rich. And oh, I guess the cars got back to the original owner, bashed up. Protecting private property shouldn't involve the deaths of anyone other than the criminal. Especially if it's already insured.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

No, my argument is not that. At the point where your first sentence is you shoving words in my mouth via a false dichotomy you just made up, should I even bother to type this conversation? Nevermind the fact that he *was* being pursued. They stopped. That doesn't mean it did not start. He would not have been driving like that if they had not started an unnecessary (in this day & age of technology & tracking) chase. That was the original comment that started this entire thread -- someone questioning the wisdom that this is how we handle the situation. At some point, this morphed into you telling me that I'm asking for police to shoot people for not yielding. Go fuck yourself.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

"Wouldn't it be much better to deploy a helicopter, drone or other means of tracking the car from a distance, and not risk killing several bystanders in a crash?"

*other guy responds, more or less stating non-death penalty crimes should be death-penalty crimes because people like their cars, despite the risk of innocent bystanders being killed which that was the initial and main point of Koyaanisqatsi's post, and the first thing he talked about*

Are you up to speed yet? I can't help it if there are multiple people in the thread whose heads the point whooshed over. I've always reviled my fellow americans for being so incredibly over-punitive as to actually blind themseles to the unintended consequences; and it's been a problem in American history, especially the last 2 generations. But I didn't know that it worked online, too. So blinded by the punitive aspect as to miss Koyaanisqatsi's central point.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

The conversation was a conversation specifically about the risk to bystanders. Go read the fucking thread and pull your head out of all of OUR asses.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

He changed what we were talking about in mid-stream, and you apparently were unable to go up to the beginning of the discussion and determine this for yourself as well. I'm glad some random anonymous person already mentinoed this...

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

I was unaware only criminals died during high speed car chases. I can't believe there's not a single shred of evidence on the entire internet ever showing that an innocent person died in a car crash during a police pursuit! Thank you for correcting my stupid beliefs!

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

ClintJCL Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

And that is a mechanism making it okay for innocent people to die because _______________?

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

ClintJCL Re:So... (310 comments)

If being charged with a felony doesn't harm anyone, may I charge you with one? After all, if you're innocent, you have nothing to fear, right?

about two weeks ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

ClintJCL Re:Seriously? (203 comments)

I find your evaluation of which stories are credible to be PISS POOR.

about three weeks ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

ClintJCL Re:Seriously? (203 comments)

There's nothing obvious about it. Why the hell do you think they didn't do this? This is par for the course for news you hear every week from American police.

about three weeks ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

ClintJCL Re:Why I don't have a Facebook account (130 comments)

Fair enough.... Though I'm not sure that all of us sitting in isolated boxes free of any "interference" results in better decisions.

about three weeks ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

ClintJCL Re:Why I don't have a Facebook account (130 comments)

Not being in touch with what your friends are saying makes you more likely to be manipulated by mainstream media for lack of having as sizeable/technically-augmented of an alternative.

about three weeks ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

ClintJCL Re:consent (130 comments)

And anyone who wants to blame someone's suicide on the content of that person's facebook feed... is the type of person who blames a death on a gun, instead of the real cause.

about three weeks ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

ClintJCL Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

Except for the fact that they aren't, and there are reasoned, logical, and very verifiable ways to predict, yea -- your gross oversimplification is totally accurate! But I know how easy it is to pretend the details are mysterious when you haven't spent 100+ hrs doing your own research and investments.

Why didn't I buy the mining rigs? Because the calculations demonstrated that ROI would only be achieved within the first month, and I knew a mining rig manufacturer could just give it to me late. So I didn't. This is all very predictable stuff. Most pools pay out on calculated effort regardless of if they hit a reward, or not. When you're doing billions of calculations, you absolutely can predict what you are going to make.

But, y'know, wave your hands and pretend you've spent time looking into this stuff... If it makes you happy.

Only way I've lost money on BTC is the currency fluctuation itself. My cryptostocks are beating my NYSE stocks by virtue of not being down.

about a month ago

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