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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

offrdbandit Voting Machines (398 comments)

Clearly these aren't manufactured by the same company that makes Chicago's voting machines.

about 3 months ago

FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

offrdbandit Re:let them suck it (354 comments)

This is type of issue is exactly why I personally an such a stickler (read: "extremist" or "gun nut") in regards to the 2nd Amendment. As soon as We The People allow Congress, the President, the courts, or bureaucrats to whittle away at ANY of the amendments' protections, it only builds momentum. Government isn't too keen on voluntarily cede power or control once it's been established, and rights once lost won't be given back - they have to be taken back.

Either the Constitution in its entirety is the supreme law of the land or it isn't.

about 4 months ago

UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos'

offrdbandit Re:How DARE you propose NOT to allow this? (146 comments)

Because this one procedure is the ONLY way for someone with this type of condition to have healthy children, right? I guess you're just pretending egg donation and adoption don't exist so you can climb on the high horse for a second?

about a year ago

Printable Gun Downloads Top 100k In 2 Days, Thanks to Kim Dotcom

offrdbandit Re:This is the best way of gun control (656 comments)

Terrible analogy. Nothing is required to own an automobile (any automobile). Registration and insurance are required to *operate the automobile on public roads*. A more appropriate analogy would be requiring registration to carry a firearm in public. Then again, that kind of thinking doesn't serve the purpose of disarming the public, now does it?

about a year and a half ago

'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

offrdbandit Re:DIY Fuel Air explosive (582 comments)

Armed insurrection is the most fundamental right of a free people. Without the means and will to resist oppression, such oppression is inevitable. The gun grabbers are attacking both the means and the will of the people to secure their own liberty. They not only want to remove weapons from the hands of the public, they want to reshape the public's mindset (as evidenced by several posts in this very discussion) to innately oppose such self reliance. They call this "gun culture" but what they really mean is "we don't want people making decisions for themselves". They're using bully pulpits and school shootings to get attention now, but they'll use public schools and political brainwashing to see their ultimate goal is achieved. We're only one or two generations of clueless hipster progeny away from ceding any legitimate claim to armed resistance right into the hands of the tyrants.

about 2 years ago

A Hybrid Car With Detachable Engine Proposed

offrdbandit How about this... (218 comments)

I propose a hybrid car that fetches breakfast for me before I leave for work in the morning.

There. I've done the hard part. The rest is just engineering, right?

Hmmm... maybe it could fly, too? Let's see how many other asinine pie-in-the-sky iterations can we make on an already terrible idea....

more than 2 years ago

Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

offrdbandit Re:Civil Disobedience (941 comments)

How exactly is a pro-life sentiment incongruent with civil liberties?

The question really boils down to whose rights should trump: mother to be or child to be. Pro-choicers usually rely upon corner case hypothetical situations in an attempt to justify their position, but that approach wholly ignores the civil liberty issue you bring up. Somehow it's a violation of civil liberties to insist the government step in to protect those who cant protect themselves? I'd wager you're a big fan of the government propping up unions to protect the helpless workers from big-bad-wolf corporations.

Before you throwing out the "fetus isn't a person" argument, think about it for a second; it's the same inane mental word gymnastics that allow people to convince themselves there is a difference between being "detained" and "arrested" (or being locked in a room from which you are unable to leave isn't REALLY even being "detained").

about 3 years ago

Navy May Use Mine-Detecting Dolphins In the Straight of Hormuz

offrdbandit Re:Dolphins ... right. (204 comments)

Because clearing mines is easy. Finding mines is very difficult. The use of mammals for mine counter-measures is actually not particularly popular with "green" environmentalist minded set of society.

about 3 years ago

Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

offrdbandit Re:We've had an increase in gas prices... (891 comments)

The only thing worse than arrogant assholes driving SUVs are self righteous pricks bitching about SUV driving assholes

about 3 years ago

NRC Approves New Nuclear Reactor Design

offrdbandit Westinghouse Sucks (299 comments)

I hope this works better than the POS Westinghouse TV I bought last year...

more than 3 years ago

Why Do So Many College Science Majors Drop Out?

offrdbandit Re:Because so many more enter college these days? (841 comments)

It's EASIER to earn a "living wage" than it has EVER been in the history of human society. But for some reason people think a "living wage" entitles them to cable TV, two cars, a new iphone every 24 months, and pension.

more than 3 years ago

PayPal Withdraws WikiLeaks Donation Service

offrdbandit Re:Illegal? (794 comments)

Wikileaks is, in concept, legal. Distributing classified information is not. No indictments have been issued because the Justice Department has an inept ideologue at the Attorney General position.

more than 4 years ago

X-37B Robotic Space Plane Returns To Earth

offrdbandit Re:Spy plane makes no sense (55 comments)

This project can be summed up quite simply: the military will not allow the future of the US space program to be at the mercy of a fickle political atmosphere.

more than 4 years ago

Interpol Issues Wanted Notice For Julian Assange

offrdbandit Re:I applaud Assange (1020 comments)

Our Justice Department is lead by a cowardly ideologue.

more than 4 years ago

Interpol Issues Wanted Notice For Julian Assange

offrdbandit Where are the espionage charges? (1020 comments)

It's time for the gloves to come off... These people don't care how many people die as a result of their rampages. The soldier that leaked the documents should be tried for treason and anyone associated with the release of the documents should be charged with espionage.

more than 4 years ago


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