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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

Libertarian_Geek Re:Parabellum (212 comments)

Hmmm. What message are they giving here? Parabellum, n Definition: a type of semiautomatic pistol or machine-gun; also called Luger, also written parabellum Etymology: Latin 'for war'

Wow... where to start...
Semi-auto machine gun. Semi-auto is one shot per trigger pull. Machine guns are capable of full-auto fire. Semi-autos are not.

No, Parabellum isn't a pistol of any sort. There's a pistol cartridge (9x19, 9mm Luger) that's also known as 9mm Parabellum. It's extremely common around the world.
Yes, parabellum is Latin. But the word pre-dated its use in ammunition. Obviously.
"bellum" is latin for war.
Antebellum (as in after the war) and Parabellum (as in "with" or "in a war").

The connections that you so poorly tried to establish are as bad as the guys that are trying to say that because the Nazi's used 9mm Parabellum in WWII, that this is a link between the GOP and Nazis. Either way, it's just bad politics when people try to make up any type of a connection imaginable to discredit the other team.
Before you try and guess, no, I'm not a fan of the GOP. I'm also not a fan of people adding mud to the murky waters of political debate.
Now, can't we drop the silly little kids games and the forget the my-team vs your-team while real issues get discussed?

about 2 months ago

US Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality

Libertarian_Geek Re:Whitehouse petition (535 comments)

...Because the president has never decided to ignore legally passed congressional legislation before?

about 2 months ago

US Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality

Libertarian_Geek 3 Important attributes of law... easy to confuse (535 comments)

3 Important attributes of a law that lawmakers want you to confuse:

Its facade (what they want you to think it does).
Its goal (what they wanted it to do).
Its consequences (what it actually does).

Evaluate for all 3, determine their deltas and vote accordingly.

about 2 months ago

Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

Libertarian_Geek Re: Get Ready (383 comments)

To be fair, I think the guy should be removed from office. The problem as I see it is that Congress demands that every appointee be removed if they make any mistake, no matter how minor or (as in this case) serious. Meanwhile, some appointees can never get approved under any circumstances.

Given that environment, I can see why Obama won't fire the guy. There's a chance Obama would not get a replacement confirmed by the end of his term.

The whole process, and most everyone involved in it, sucks all around.

God forbid that the parties compromise to find a non-partisan appointee.

about 3 months ago

Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

Libertarian_Geek Re:Get Ready (383 comments)

Dunno about CP but Paul Broun is my congress critter and he's currently giving away an AK-15 to promote gun rights. I entered the drawing. Not that I particularly want it, but I'd rather I have it where I know I can stick it in a gun safe than have someone else in my neighborhood have it.

Typical Authoritarian who self-labels as "Liberal".

"I can have it, but you can't be trusted with it" mentality is evident in your post.
Reference to an "AK-15": shows a lack of understanding the facts by inadvertently combining the AR-15 and AK-47 names into one.
Sounds like the California politician who says things like "30 Clip Magazines"

about 3 months ago

Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

Libertarian_Geek Re:"News for nerds??" (934 comments)

Not to mention even the term "gun control" is biased and is based on the false premise that prohibiting possession prevents crime.

No one promotes "pen control" measures to prevent accounting fraud.
No one promotes "spoon control" measures to combat obesity.
No one promotes "penis control" measures to prevent rape.

It's the same with the term "gun violence"

We don't have "pen fraud", "spoon calories", or "penis rape".

I agree, it's a technology issue and has strong parallels to other issues like rights to privacy, encryption, 3D printers, intellectual property and science. For those who don't see these parallels, then maybe you're not fully digesting the content that you're taking in from Slashdot.

about 3 months ago

Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

Libertarian_Geek Re:hold it (934 comments)

Hold the phone here: The constitution says that we have the right to own and possess guns, yet makes no mention of the right to sell them. I'm actually 100% positive what Chicago did here was not illegal

That's akin to saying that the constitution allows for free speech, but not for the pre-requisite air.

about 3 months ago

Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Libertarian_Geek Almost fooled me... (380 comments)

The voracious supporters of democracy and freedom in the West are more radical and virulent than 20th century International Communists when it comes to spreading their ideology. China has every right to to be concerned, especially when bringing "democracy" and "freedom" to the rest of the world means bombing campaigns, land invasions, and subservience to Western central banks.

Wow, for a brief moment there, I thought that you weren't condoning censorship. Good use of the halo-effect/devil-effect in making the East's censorship look justified by calling out the West's evils. Uncensored corruption is of course bad, but censorship doesn't suddenly make the censors' intentions or methods a good thing. Let me simplify: Censorship = still bad.

about 4 months ago

Tech Leaders Push Back Against Obama's Efforts To Divert Discussion From NSA

Libertarian_Geek Re:He's the President. (312 comments)

He did not hijack your meeting. It was always his. Get over yourself.

It's not his government. It never was his. It belongs to the citizens. The man that you're defending has gone against the constitution and the will of the people. Get over yourself. Bush and Obama have made a mockery of the constitution. Both parties are trampling our rights and everyone seems to overlook their own party's evils while they're ready to attack the other with pitchforks and torches.

about 4 months ago

Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

Libertarian_Geek Re:There is no "shortfall". (381 comments)

viola = raped, the word you are thinking about is voila.

I knew there was a good reason that I prefer cellos over violas for some reason.

about 5 months ago

Secret Court Upholds Phone Data Collection

Libertarian_Geek Precedent? (174 comments)

Does this mean that one may use this precedent as a defense when one publishes the campaign damaging phone records of the politically elite? If there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, then why not?

about 7 months ago

How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

Libertarian_Geek Wrong party (688 comments)

Republicans don't want free-market.
Democrats don't want free-market.
They both want different lobbys to pay them (in campaign donations) for the "privilege" of not being encumbered by regulations of the other party.

Libertarians (both big "L" and little "l") generally want free-markets.

about 7 months ago

Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"

Libertarian_Geek Re:Trayvon Martin can Life Forever (588 comments)

Were these black boys left loose once they claimed a "stand your ground" defense? No? Thought so.

You do know that "stand your ground" wasn't applied on the Zimmerman case, right?

about 7 months ago

UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Libertarian_Geek Re:Who chooses the "dangerous" sites??? (976 comments)

In all seriousness, shouldn't we use it to tag the politicians who use drone attacks?

about 9 months ago

Snowden: "(Leakers) Should Be Shot In The Balls!"

Libertarian_Geek Smokescreen (1 comments)

That's exactly what a good leaker/whistleblower would say while he/she collects more information.

about 10 months ago

Wiki Weapon Project Test-Fires a (Partly) 3D-Printed Rifle

Libertarian_Geek Re:Just what the world needed... (289 comments)

Do you imply that it would be better if only the wealthy (and criminals who steal their guns) could afford them?

about a year ago

DOE Wants 5X Improvement In Batteries In 5 Years

Libertarian_Geek Re:Pocket change (305 comments)

Industry has been pouring billions into research. How is $120 million over five years going to do anything?

Anyone who invents a technology ( and production process to keep it cheap ) to get a 5x improvement will be a billionaire over night. If you are going to do this, do it right and spend some real money. How about 250 million a year over 5 years? btw. The if the US government pays for it, the US government should patent everything and get a 5x return for the taxpayers.

The consumer/taxpayer gets money taken out of their paycheck for federal income taxes for R&D. The government would spend the money on research and development. Once developed and patented, the government would collect royalties on the patent from the corporations who would pass the cost on to the consumer in the cost of products and services.

Once again, the consumer takes it in the rear. I say let industry continue to pour money into research and leave out the government middle-man.

about a year ago

US Gov't Can't Be Sued For Warrantless Wiretapping

Libertarian_Geek Isn't it deprivation of rights under color of law? (221 comments)

What about deprivation of rights under color of law? They've already confirmed that 4th amendment protected rights were violated. Now, we're just talking about how to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

18 USC 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law:


about a year and a half ago



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