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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Uberbah Re:San Diego (230 comments)

Being a self-righteous wanker might give you warm fuzzies, but it does nothing to change the fact that a system that encourages drivers to suddenly stand on their breaks is a shitty system. One that has been proven to cause more rear-end collisions, your self-righteous wankery notwithstanding.

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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Uberbah Re:Tailgaters cause rear end crashes (230 comments)

Nope, the tailgater is always wrong, without exception

Nope, that's conflating "unable to come to a complete stop if the driver in front stands on his brakes for some BS reason" with tailgating. As someone said upthread, getting all self-righteous at other drivers might give you warm fuzzies, but it doesn't change the fact that shitty traffic engineering is shitty traffic engineering.

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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Uberbah Re:Not seeing the issue here (162 comments)

When you can get the criminals to do the same, I'll agree with you.

When the Feds stop charging people for lying to federal investigators, I'll agree with you. Either both citizens and officials are allowed to be dishonest - outside of being under oath in a court of law - or neither one is.

21 minutes ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

Uberbah Re:Battle of lame false equvilancies. (176 comments)

Sounds like you're willfully blind by insisting that mountains and molehills are the same thing. Sense of proportion: get one.

about two weeks ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

Uberbah Re:The battle of extremes. (176 comments)

I guess even people who are supportive of abortion (but not supportive of late term abortions) will defend late term abortions simply because

Simply because no one gets a dilatation and extraction for shits and giggles.

because they fear that making them illegal will affect conventional abortion

It has been the standard operating procedure ever since Roe v Wade: chip away at abortion without passing an Ireland-style ban. Because shit happens when medical decisions are made by religious fanatics rather than doctors.

about two weeks ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

Uberbah Battle of lame false equvilancies. (176 comments)

There's no comparison between college students and wage slaves downloading from TPB and conglomerates like Disney or Sony, who between them have the better part of $200 billion in market capitalization.

about two weeks ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Uberbah Re:Peer reviewed (329 comments)

Here you go. An entire list of responses to climate denialists. Now you have a reference so you wont sound just like a paid-off concern trolling douche who needs to go fuck himself.

about two weeks ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Uberbah Re:Wait. Are gov't regs good or bad? (280 comments)

The American Taliban, who will prosecute women for miscarriages between conception and birth, after which the newborn can go fuck herself. And during the pregnancy, the mother and the fetus can go fuck themselves as well if they need health care.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Uberbah Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

People would still use AdBlock if ads were unobtrusive and static.

Hardly. If people weren't annoyed, they wouldn't have been motivated enough to download Adblock/NoScript/host files that hard code doubleclick.net to 127.0.0.1.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

Uberbah Setting aside right wing attempts to be clever (446 comments)

America's modern left often argues that portions of the US Constitution can be safely ignored because it's old and was written by white dudes. Here's a (fairly calm) piece that explores that argument. (Also look up "constitution living document".)

America's wingnuts often pass around chestnuts of "wisdom" like this and slap each other on the back for how clever they are.

Nevermind the "living Constitution" stuff is what considers your emails to be your "papers" and thus subject to the same protections from government searches.

Still think you're clever? Want to go on being all literalist? Explain how the U.S. Air Force is Constitutional, since Congress "only" has the authority to fund an Army and a Navy under a literal reading of Article I, Section 8.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

Uberbah Re: not enthuisastic about this (262 comments)

Who do you think cops brutalize? Local taxpayers. Who do Libertarian Loons whine about when the city is forced to pay out damages? Local taxpayers. What piece of technology would reduce the affects on both?

Libertarians: penny wise, pound stupid.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

Uberbah Re: not enthuisastic about this (262 comments)

there would probably be a lot less looting

There was very little looting to begin with. It's the same media amplification that allowed 200 Teabaggers hanging outside a congressional office to get more coverage than 200,000 people protesting the invasion of Iraq.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

Uberbah Re:There are issues to resolve... (262 comments)

Where's your evidence that the "private citizen" isn't a retired cop or friend/relative of one? Nah, it's just very very very convenient that this story always pops up about the worrisome costs of cop body cams.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

Uberbah Re:Why? (262 comments)

That's not what the federal government is for.

It's what it's for since the passage of the 14th Amendment. You can give the Libertarian Loonery a rest while you google "Bill of Rights" and "equal protection clause".

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

Uberbah Re:And from where... (262 comments)

As a question, why is this a federal problem?

One simple question for another: ever take remedial civics? There's this thing called the Bill of Rights, which state and local authorities have proven themselves incapable of enforcing.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Uberbah Re: How is that startling? (413 comments)

Dumbfuckery. First, where does the Constitution lay out a right to drink alcohol? You no more "need" to show ID to enter a church or to post on Slashdot. Second, voter fraud for all practical purposes simply does not exist. Just about every case that dumbfucks bring up to support ID laws were either cases of someone double voting (in person and absentee), a person with a felony record, or failing to establish residency before voting.

None of which would be prevented by ID.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Uberbah Re:I don't recall such interest in gerrymandering (413 comments)

When Democrats win, they get a misty tear in their eye as they are overcome with pride that the will of the people has prevailed, democracy has been saved, and their party now has a clear mandate.

Let's fix that nonsense: When Democrats win elections, the media says they need to be bipartisan and work with Republicans. When the Democrats lose elections, it's because they're too far to the left.

When Republicans lose elections, it's because they didn't move far enough to the right to make their base happy. When they win elections, it's a sign they have a mandate and the Democrats should be bipartisan and work with them.

Notice the consist theme? Democrats are always supposed to move to the right.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Uberbah Re: How is that startling? (413 comments)

The Major national papers are just a unofficial wing of the Democratic party and wothey sork to suppress embarrassing things like this.

The "biased liberal media" myth died in the 2000 election. First, after the media spent months inventing Gore "exaggerations" only to let Bush take credit in a debate for a patient right's bill he vetoed as governor. The coup de grace was burying the press recount showing Gore winning a statewide recount under any scenario.

After that, anyone spouting the "biased liberal media" canard was obviously wearing clown shoes. After the New York Times held the NSA wiretapping story until after the 2004 elections, they're just a bunch of fucking idiots.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Uberbah Don't hear they're just doing 99% of this. (413 comments)

Whilst the Republicans have played this game well in recent years, it's not that long ago that the Democrats were at it equally successfully, and in many states they still do it. Which is not to suggest that it's a good thing - but let's not get partisan about it.

Ah yes, the "Johnny did it first - decades ago - so it's no big deal that Boehner is Speaker right now because of gerrymandering" canard. Not get partisan, my ass.

about three weeks ago

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