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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

fsck1nhippies Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

Where did the first shot come from? That's all I want to know. ????

about 4 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

fsck1nhippies Re:2+2=? (225 comments)

I hate to say give up, because I agree with you. The problem is that no-one cares about their tiny issues until AFTER an election. I personally am happy with a divided congress and a president that can't do anything. Hell, it hasn't hurt us for the past 6 years (actually 14-2). When government is barely keeping up, the people are moving ahead. Stop giving and vote to the middle. Start at home and divide the hell out of your local government. At least you won't have to worry about walking your dog after 6pm with the leash in your left hand. There are 3 major political entities in our country... Republicans, Democrats, and The People. Vote that way. It can't get any worse.

about 4 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

fsck1nhippies Re:Yay! Hopenchange! (225 comments)

I am with you there. Our best employees are the ones that have not been through the debt claiming process of getting a degree. I personally find that the guys we have that went are way too comment happy. 8 lines of comment for a well named variable. The Cisco techs that we have comment access lists for port 80 traffic as "web server". IF you didn't post AC, I would love to talk more.

about 4 months ago
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Piriform Asks BleachBit To Remove Winapp2.ini Importer

fsck1nhippies Prepaid Legal? (305 comments)

Just tell them that you have prepaid legal...

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Lands Drunk Driving Teen In Jail

fsck1nhippies Re:How is this gasping news (443 comments)

Don't forget talking to the kids in the back seat. That is FAR worse than texting and driving or drinking and driving. Ban children from cars and will reduce the number of fatalities even more!

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:Defense (528 comments)

The same reason they don't want their own citizens to have guns.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:Defense (528 comments)

Learn? You can spend 5 minutes on google and figure it out.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:Defense (528 comments)

Personally, I think auto- and semi-auto have no place in civilian life.

This is where you are wrong. I will give you a chance to elaborate if you like, but I will make the argument that the availability of automatic and semi-automatic weapons are imperative.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:That is a stupid sentence (528 comments)

I would venture to guess that almost every troop would disobey an order to fire on a group of US citizens. My second week at Parris Island included several days of that exact discussion. Every member of the military is trained to disobey an unlawful order.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:That is a stupid sentence (528 comments)

I am entitled to have guns! why is the government not issuing them! Sorry for diving in on the conversation, just thought I would add a little half-wit humor.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:That is a stupid sentence (528 comments)

No we can't really fight the government and win. But we have the option to do so, if we so choose.

Just imagine where we would be if that were actually true... NHS! Free healthcare!
If you believe that we could not fight the government and win, you have already lost.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:the bodies are not yet burried (528 comments)

It is not censorship, as they are a private company. They have the right to do as they please. I definitely hate the idea that there is some belief that their removal of a drawing is the right thing to do, but who am I to argue? As long as everyone else is reacting to what just happened, we have the ability to push through something else. Yeah, politicians are the worst scum. It is a shame that they wouldn't go out and stare at a nuclear bomb landing on them.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:You lot are quite worrying, you know (528 comments)

It seems like divide and conquer; unfortunately both sides enjoy the conflict. While the peons argue about little things, we will start taking away the big ones. It is great... no one will ever notice.

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:You lot are quite worrying, you know (528 comments)

Nice rant! I would like an answer to a few questions though. Why not have guns? Why not have lots of them? What part of the second amendment gives you the idea that they were not considering the possibility of an improvement in technology?

You specifically said that the reason for the amendment was to protect from tyrannical government, and then asked which one. This is very simple to answer. Which tyrannical government? ANY... Ours(local state or national), or yours. It is unreasonable to think that the protection provided by the amendment expires because the capabilities of the weapons advance. If you are to defend against this tyrannical government, should you not have the ability to acquire the means?

I also have a polite request... It is OUR constitution, not "the constitution".

about 2 years ago
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Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

fsck1nhippies Re:Why the lower receiver? (528 comments)

While it is the logic mechanism of the weapon, it is not the action. I could load a .223 round into a sawed off barrel of an AR-15 and strike it with a hammer(framing type, with the claw on the back) and send it down range. On most weapons, the lower is the only truly interchangeable part and makes it completely irrelevant.

about 2 years ago

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10 Rare Coins, Judge Declares Owners Had No Right To Them.

fsck1nhippies fsck1nhippies writes  |  more than 2 years ago

fsck1nhippies (2642761) writes "Joan, Roy and David Langbord drilled open a safety deposit box and found inside 10, tissue wrapped coins.
The 1933 Double Eagle gold coin holds the record for the highest price paid at auction for a US coin.
In early '33, over 440,000 of the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. On April 5, 1933, less than a week after the minting, President Roosevelt signed an executive order criminalizing the possession of monetary gold.

It was originally thought that the Smithsonian held the only two remaining examples of the coin. Several investigations have turned up more instances of the coin. In 2002, King Farouk of Egypt
presented one at auction, bringing the count to three. This coin sold for 6.6m to a US collector. The history of the few additional coins found is well worth the read.

The 2003 discovery of the 10 additional coins started a legal battle with the three grandchildren of Israel Switt.
Through a thourough investigation into the history of the coins, it was determined that George McCann sold the coins to Israel who then put them away for safe keeping.

A 9 year legal battle with the US government has awarded ownership of the coins to the government, even with the multitude of questions regarding their provenance.

The question that arises is whether a lack of evidence can produce guilt. There was a small window in which the coins could have been issued from the mint prior to the release to the general public. Does the lack of documentation that the coins were sold within this small window mean that they were not? Is there the capability of proving that the documentation from that period is infallible."

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