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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:Militia, then vs now (1581 comments)

Quite interesting, thanks for pointing this out.

4 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:Militia, then vs now (1581 comments)

If it was fundamental right, there would be no point in explicitly granting it in constitutional amendment.

4 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1581 comments)

It reminds me of how religious people treat whatever is written in their holy books as arguments:

- how DARE you question me! It is clearly WRITTEN here in god's own words so it must be true!
- everything should be read literally as fact?
- um, well. You have to interpret it right so it means what I want it to mean. Then it is obvious that I am right.

4 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:My revision: (1581 comments)

Why downmodding? That's all you idiots worshipping 2nd amendment seem to ignore: either take it as it is written (with no limit on weapon types) or don't use it as argument at all.
So what it will be: disarmament or ICBM (with complimentary sarin canister) for everybody?

4 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1581 comments)

And what gives you right to draw any lines? 2nd amendment does not specify 'only some weapons'. Either you accept the amendment as it is written or you don't get to use it to support gun ownership.

4 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

qbast Re:Militia, then vs now (1581 comments)

Please stop being a bigot and trying to limit my PERSONAL rights!

Why not? Your "right" got introduced in constitutional amendment and another amendment can remove it - if enough people agree.

4 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

qbast Re:Revolt? (805 comments)

Sure. You go first. I will be right behind, supporting you with tweets and facebook posts.

4 days ago
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

qbast Re:Breaking News (80 comments)

For many managers it is breaking news.

5 days ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

qbast Re:I hate these numbers (386 comments)

Do you seriously pay taxes under name "holophrastic"? What country allows this?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

qbast Re:I hate these numbers (386 comments)

Parents are in general source of official name. Of course you are free to sign your post with any combination of characters instead of your actual name, but then why do you have such a problem with 'Anonymous Coward'?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

qbast Re:I hate these numbers (386 comments)

Damn, your parents really hated you to give you name like 'holophrastic'.

about two weeks ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

qbast Re:And no charges will be filed (139 comments)

From TFA: "The Polish government has elected to charge several individuals — both from HP and the government — in criminal cases in an investigation related to the guilty plea from HP" . So charges in fact have been filed, just not in USA.

about two weeks ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

qbast Re:Linux fails it yet again! (161 comments)

Nurse! Patient calling himself 'anonymous coward' has complete break from reality again.

about three weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

qbast Re:Not alerting the terrorists (286 comments)

Great justification. You don't mind if I kill you, right? You are going to die sooner or later anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

qbast Re: Brazil (455 comments)

Good. Fallback in case of security is just another word for insecurity.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

qbast Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (824 comments)

They are trying to create enough of public shitstorm to pressure board of directors to fire Eich. Not all that much different.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

qbast Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (824 comments)

Or maybe Eich is not a drama queen with huge chip on his shoulder and he will simply hire the best qualified person he can find for the job.

about three weeks ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

qbast Re:From the point of view of the developer (321 comments)

Even checkbox 'don't ask for password for 15 minutes' (checked by default) would fix it. It is not damn rocket science.

about a month ago

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