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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

Uberbah Re:aw, my heart bleeds for you, Kim (89 comments)

The property is now valued at the price of the greatly diminished lot value: 18000 dollars

Which is 18000 more than you'd be getting back from paying rent. And that's probably less than the amount you saved on your taxes via mortgage interest deductions.

5 hours ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Uberbah Re:I just don't understand (1087 comments)

And the people that supposedly witnessed this had many conflicting stories between each other as well as their own accounts over time.

Which happens with all eyewitness testimony. If you would say the same prosecutor would be reluctant to press the case if it was Brown shooting Officer Wilson, with the same amount of shifting eyewitness testimony, let me know first so I can put my coffee down.

3 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Uberbah Moderate BS (1087 comments)

All eyewitness testimony is unreliable. If it was Brown who killed Willson, no prosecutor in the country would have a problem with an eyewitness with shifting details.

especially since Michael Brown had just robbed a convenience store.

Especially batshit irrelevant, as the cop had no idea there was a reported robbery. Prosecutors can 'indict a ham sandwich' with a grand jury. If they didn't indict, it's because the prosecutor didn't want them to. First in the Ohio Wal-Mart murder, and now in Missouri.

3 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Uberbah Re:I'm glad there is rioting. (1087 comments)

The police have a dangerous job - they put their lives on the line every single day (just ask one), and they simply can't take the chance that a black man might be dangerous. No. That's completely wrong,

Indeed, it's wrong. Law enforcement isn't even in the top ten most dangerous jobs - roofers, firemen, truckers are all more likely to end up dead "in the line of duty" than cops. Take out car accidents (which don't have anything to do with them having a justification for itchy trigger fingers) and I don't know if they even make it in the top 20.

3 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Uberbah Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (474 comments)

Most of the murders by police occur in the cities, where gun control is tighter.

Because of cheap guns purchased at places like gun shows with little to no regulations.

Don't use this issue to plug your oft-discredited support of fascist gun control policies.

Fascists DGAF about ammosexuals. The Deep State wants to record everything you do, not take away your toys.

3 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

Uberbah Re:Consent of the Governed (164 comments)

The US is a Republic, not a direct democracy.

He didn't say it was. If you think Republic and Democracy are incompatible, you don't understand either term.

The US is an oligarchy in rhetoric only, in reality it is a republic in which corporations can't vote but citizen can. Election still determine the composition of Congress and it is Congress that makes the laws, not corporations, even if corporations can and do influence the contents of various laws.

What kind of dumbfuckery is this? The bank bailouts alone make a very bad liar out of you. The mandate to purchase for-profit health insurance further pulls back the curtain to reveal that you've put on your clown shoes.

Again.

5 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

Uberbah Re:Consent of the Governed (164 comments)

No. A free society mandates that the government be accountable. That requires the public to have some knowledge of the acts committed by the agents of said government. When the government must report to its citizens is a matter of debate.

And how do you propose to have this "accountability" if the actions are kept secret? You seem to be contradicting yourself.

5 days ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

Uberbah Re:yea no (320 comments)

And these students 'did a lot of things to get in trouble', like cheating on a test. WYP? All a prosecutor has to do is allege a TOS violation and threaten the students with prison if they don't cop a plea.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Uberbah Why does anyone listen to Libertarian Loons? (554 comments)

Every dollar taken away from a citizen to be spent by the lawmakers and bureaucrats, robs the citizen of his freedom to spend that money the way he would have chosen.

Civilization costs money, so why don't you guys just come out and say that you only want it for the rich and the bourgeois. The proles can all move out of their three bedroom apartments into Philippine-style shantytowns. No more public roads for them, nor education nor drinking water that can be used without boiling. Libertarianism = sociopathy + willful ignorance + greed.

Yeah, and so is the Postal Service â" despite raising its prices several-fold

Inflation. Google it.

Why can't those bridges and tunnels be privately owned and compete with each other?

Why don't you pull your head out of your ass and read up on the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Because you aren't going to get competition, you're going to get consolidation and monopoly rates. Standard Oil and railroad barons, Google them too.

about two weeks ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

Uberbah Re:yea no (320 comments)

Complete and utter bullshit. Plagiarism does not commit a crime, period. Academic violation, yes. Institutional violation, yes. Intellectual violation, yes. Probably a workplace violation in some cases (though typically only if you create content for your employer intended for public consumption). But criminal violation? No, no, no.

That's easy enough to get around: all a prosecutor has to do is allege a Terms Of Service violation - like copying said code using the school's internet connection - and threaten you with prison....just ask Aaron Swartz.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

Uberbah Re:Tempting (181 comments)

What you're overlooking is that Proposition 8 passed.

Because that's irrelevant? Eich is a homophobe who gave money to support discrimination - Prop 8's passage or failure is a non sequitur in that context.

about two weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Uberbah Re:Restating the obvious... (388 comments)

As much as nobody's answered the question as to what happens when bank tellers stuff 1,000,000 bills into duffel bags at the end of their shifts, sure.

about three weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Uberbah Re:A quick hug for civics (588 comments)

I'm a high school history teacher,

....who's never heard of the word "gerrymandering"? You're being disingenuous on one or the other.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:Republican gain a majority? (401 comments)

The filibuster isn't a law, it's a Senate rule....which the Senate can change any time via a simple majority vote. Obama is irrelevant here, and McConnell knows this....sounds like he's making excuses.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:News For Nerds? (401 comments)

You could get rid of first-past the post, and the banks would still have enough money and power to buy off all the parties - it's what's happened in Europe. When even the "Socialists" are backing austerity, you know the system has been rigged.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:The more things changes... (401 comments)

The problem with this chestnut is that it's actually the Executive branch that writes the budget and sends it to Congress. And that's following laws set up by Congress after Nixon refused to spend allocated funds.

So it's still the House's fault, and the GOP the hissy fitters, no?

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:Six Years Ago (401 comments)

And that means you're being willfully obtuse. In a representative democracy, explain why the party that gets the minority of the votes in a state ends up with the majority of the seats.

These districts weren't etched on tablets from Mt. Sinai, they're drawn by partisan ideologues, aided by software designed to screw over the opposing party as much as possible.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:Six Years Ago (401 comments)

Because he's a European Socialist, and believes in mob rule.

"Mob rule": where the poor people actually have a say in their governance, as opposed to a tiny number of elitists calling all the shots.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:Six Years Ago (401 comments)

And you act as if the Democrats have never done such things.

You act as if the "Billy did it first" defense is anything other than a cop out. Hint: it's not.

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

Uberbah Re:Popular vote stats are trivia, not meaningful (401 comments)

That is actually just trivia since neither side is trying to achieve the popular vote....Losing sides like to bring up irrelevant statistics to console the fans.

Translation....nothing to see here with this gerrymandering, move along citizen. GOP-run legislature in Texas draws the maps so the party that got 56% of the vote gets 75% of the seats in Congress? Pay no attention to the gerrymandering behind the curtain!

about three weeks ago

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