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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

operagost No answer will be given (301 comments)

History dictates that Obama will declare "executive privilege" or some other nonsense. He has already done this for himself and his AG; the latter currently in contempt of an ineffective Congress which is unlikely to do anything about it. With a Democratic Senate, there will be no impeachment.

These are the facts, and I commend all of you who could read them before down-moderation.

2 days ago
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

operagost Re:Sudden outbreak of common sense (247 comments)

I used to be a scientist like you, until I took a marshmallow in the eye.

2 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

operagost Re:obamacare says "no way" (276 comments)

The STATE government require you to have car insurance. You can avoid it by not driving a car, or by going to a state with lower or no requirements. Is there anywhere in the USA you can live without health insurance now? You are "taxed" for breathing.

2 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

operagost Re:Obamacare exists because... (276 comments)

Yes you will-- he'll be standing next to the President on his daily fundraising speech. What we never see are the thousands of people who can't afford their premiums for plans that don't actually cover anything until you've spent $50,000.

2 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

operagost Re:obamacare says "no way" (276 comments)

I feel that there's something wrong when a powerful lobby is fighting to make Hobby Lobby pay for abortions but doesn't mind people having to pay for their own prostheses.

2 days ago
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Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

operagost Re:Does the math work out? (190 comments)

These stats predate the collapse

Yes. These stats are useless. GM spun off the financing. They are profitable now, although like many manufacturers they probably aren't making money on every model line currently-- usually the ones that have been updated within the last model year or two.

2 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

operagost Re:Nothing to do with hole size (396 comments)

Isn't that kind of like complaining that your softball or flag football league isn't allowed to play at Citizen's Bank Park or Lincoln Financial Field?

2 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (256 comments)

You've basically just made a "my dad can beat up your dad" argument. I'm leaving this dick-waving discussion.

4 days ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

operagost Re:do they have a progressive view? (336 comments)

I would expect that 50 years of one-party rule would show progress. No, clearly it is getting worse every day. So how many decades before you think it will get better? Maybe another 50 will do it? If what we're doing isn't working, just try more of it?

4 days ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

operagost Re:do they have a progressive view? (336 comments)

its the fact they have no zoning laws

Slashdot, why is this modded insightful? Really-- why? HOUSTON is notable for having no zoning laws. Apparently, the town of West doesn't either, because it appears to be the town with the exploding fertilizer plant that alen is referring to. Zoning is not generally the duty of the state, but of the local governments. Do you really want the state telling you how your town must be laid out? Why do you, as a citizen, want some bureaucrats far away making blind decisions instead of being able to go to a town meeting and actually influence the decisions?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

operagost Re:LaserJet II and LaserJet 3 (690 comments)

LJIIs probably smell like that because their corona wires are quite exposed to dust. Have to love being able to open the unit like a clamshell and see most of the guts right there.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

operagost Re:Commodore Amiga 3000T (690 comments)

My Realistic (Radio Shack) clock radio, with battery backup, vinyl "wood" and aluminum trim, has been working for 30 years. I carried it with me back and forth to college and through multiple moves. It works perfectly and only has a small crack on the plastic covering the radio dial to show for it.

4 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (256 comments)

Nice straw man.

-Defusing bad moderation since 1999.

4 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Which is why the smart grow underground (256 comments)

Maybe this is why the hypocrite Democrats aren't legalizing cannabis-- they're hoping the illegal growers will drive adoption of green energy to hide their energy usage.

-Defusing bad moderation since 1999.

4 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Which is why the smart grow underground (256 comments)

Maybe this is why the hypocrite Democrats aren't legalizing cannabis-- they're hoping the illegal growers will drive adoption of green energy to hide their energy usage.

4 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (256 comments)

Well, then it's about time the UK starts allowing their citizens to arm themselves, stop being monitored in public, and paying for stupid TV licenses. While we're at it, the French need to work longer hours and wear deodorant, and the Germans need to have the sticks up their asses surgically removed.

Comfy?

5 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (256 comments)

Appeal to popularity, right? I'm pretty sure the USA is quite leftist compared to the entire Middle East and much of Africa, regardless. So by "The Rest of the World", what an elitist like you means is, "Western Europe".

5 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

operagost Re:Just one more reason (256 comments)

Not only is the smell of cat pee the least of my concerns, but if some guy was burning trash and stinking up the neighborhood, I'd have reason to complain. Likewise, if his cannabis smoke is wafting around my house. I guess he'll have to run the A/C while he's tokin'.

5 days ago

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