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GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

rmushkatblat Re:Reasonable expectation of privacy (926 comments)

No you can't, because that requires modifying their property without their permission - completely different from tailing them in a cruiser.

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GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

rmushkatblat Re:Sauce for the goose (926 comments)

Actually, it is generally legal "to walk around visibly strapped". Relatively few places make open carry illegal.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Ownership is not the issue (271 comments)

I'm pretty sure there are no conditionals in the law. The constitution doesn't say much about taxation, as the founders didn't really like that topic. On a serious note, the government is taxing you without your permission anyways.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Ownership is not the issue (271 comments)

Of course a right is contingent on you being able to afford it - but you should only have to be able to afford to exercise the right in its inherent definition, not including any burden the government might decided to place on you. A good example of prohibition by taxation is 1934 NFA (a $200 tax on $2 guns - according to you, perfectly OK).

To address your other points, felons have been denied some rights by due process (legal), children and the insane have been deemed not fully responsible for their actions and thus do not have all associated rights.

If you'd read the Federalist papers to see what the founders thought the 2nd amendment should represent, you would understand that it meant that the individual should be able to possess the same arms that any individual in the military could have - the rationale being that individuals would always greatly outnumber a standing army. Thus the only thing on your list that would be inappropriate would be the nuke (and in case you didn't know, fully automatic weapons aren't illegal under federal law).

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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

rmushkatblat Re:cults? (142 comments)

Uh, no. You don't need a large government to do the following:

Enforce contracts

Punish fraud

That's it. That's all you need the government to do relating to work. Why else you would need to do anything? If you aren't earning enough, you go on strike or you quit. A business can't run with no employees, so eventually an equilibrium price for your labor is found.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Ownership is not the issue (271 comments)

Not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination.

There is no right to drive a car on a public road (it's a privilege), and you are allowed to drive a car on your own property without insurance.

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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

rmushkatblat Re:There goes WoW (142 comments)

Why would you make something illegal that is already illegal?

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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

rmushkatblat Re:cults? (142 comments)

This is only true in the presence of a large, corrupt government, which is what we are trying to avoid with capitalism.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Guns don't kill people... (271 comments)

The Daily Mail is quite obviously not the source of the information, it was just the first place I found that hosted this.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Ownership is not the issue (271 comments)

Therefore people who cannot afford a safe do not have the right to keep and bear arms.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Simple gun control measures (271 comments)

Except that the black market is already so well established that this wouldn't do anything.

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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

rmushkatblat Re:Guns don't kill people... (271 comments)

Except that UK's violent crime rate is nearly 5x that of the US and has only been increasing since the gun bans in the 1970s, rendering all your arguments useless.

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Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

rmushkatblat Re:1984 (1238 comments)

I don't understand... liberals in America today want pretty much exactly that, except that it would be political suicide to come right out and say it (unless your name is Kennedy).

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Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

rmushkatblat Re:No mention (1046 comments)

If you haven't read the emails, don't even bother replying. Once you have, get back to me. If you still hold that stance then arguing with you would be about as fruitful as headbutting a brick wall.

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Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

rmushkatblat Re:No mention (1046 comments)

Indeed - making bad puns is a wonderful way to attempt to derail a thread.

And, in case you somehow don't know the meaning of the word:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion

Also, I totally didn't mean to spawn a thread.

more than 4 years ago

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