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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

thaylin Re:Militia, then vs now (1574 comments)

thge unfair advantage was also taken off land that does not belong to him. If this was a private citizen would you be as up in arms that they wanted to change the deal when it was up for renewal? If not there is a problem with your logic. IT IS NOT HIS LAND, he does not get to dictate how he pays another owner, if he does not like the terms he needs to take his cows elsewhere.

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

thaylin Re:Militia, then vs now (1574 comments)

I think you are referring to yourself there.

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

thaylin Re: Bundy (1574 comments)

this has been discredited by almost everyone, including fox news...

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

thaylin Re: Bundy (1574 comments)

The guy does NOT own the land. The land has been owned by the government for as long as he has been using it. He owns 160 acres, that is it.

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

thaylin Re:Militia, then vs now (1574 comments)

No, it was a freeloader, who refused to pay his grazing fees, because he does not recognize the federal government, oh and he could not make as much money if they did.

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

thaylin Re: Bundy (1574 comments)

I keep seeing news clips from sources like MSNBC who are apparently on a mission to frame Bundy in that light (thief, welfare mooch, etc. etc.).

If you look at it a little further though, I don't think it's quite that clear....

First off, the entire argument centers around his letting his cattle roam and graze on the grass on all of the otherwise unused land that the Feds are NOW putting up a fuss about. Do animals not roam and graze on land in nature anyway? This isn't a case of Bundy building physical structures on govt. land, or even so much as parking vehicles on it. The government's main defense here is a claim that he owes them a large amount of money for unpaid "grazing rights". Ok ... except if you look at the history of grazing rights? All they were was a way for ranchers to avoid having to deal with the hassles of maintaining grazing lands themselves -- repairing broken fences and so forth. A govt. agency offered to make things easier on them by performing those services centrally and collecting grazing fees to fund it, and they agreed. Bundy was actually doing the fence repairs and maintenance himself ... so his failure to pay these fees is little more than a technicality.

So much information, but lets make your vision a little clearer., shall we? First it does not matter if animals graze on land in nature, you would not like it if I let my heard of cows on your land to graze. Secondly Bundy is building physical structures on the land, unless you dont call trenches that he is building to provide water physical structures, on the land. As for grazing fees, it does not matter if he decides to do the repairs to fenses himself, he owes those fees, he is using the publics land, he does not get to decide unilaterally if he wants to stop paying.

Additionally, I think many folks supported him primarily as a way to "poke a proverbial stick in the eye of big government", as opposed to a direct interest in seeing justice done for Bundy and his family/relatives/friends. As a taxpayer myself, I have a big problem with government buying up large tracts of land and then just sitting on them, as they clearly did here. That's a huge waste of our money! Government's purpose is to serve the public -- so any land it purchases should be clearly towards that end. In this case, Bundy's ancestors had cattle grazing on the same land for over 100 years ... and it didn't bother anybody. Only *now* is it such a big deal, govt. felt the need to use helicopters, vans with SWAT teams and more, to basically invade the area and put on a show of force -- even attempting to seize the man's cattle.

The government did not just buy up that huge track of land, atleast not anytime in our generation, or our parents generation, or even thiers. They have owned the land for just as long a Bundy's family has been using it. They just formed the BLM to manage it. Also the government owning land is one of the ways they offset taxes. As for why it did not bother anyone, it is because until 20 years ago they were paying the fees, until he stopped. Also they did not want to sieze the cattle, they wanted it off the public land...major differnece

Lastly, there's the issue of govt. clearly lying about its intentions. A claim was initially made about the land being purchased for the purpose of preserving an endangered species of tortoise. Interestingly enough, there are records showing the boundaries of the protected land were re-drawn in the past, to accommodate other government projects - when they were found inconvenient. So the idea Bundy has to go for endangering these animals now is ludicrous.

it is not Bundy's land, he has to go for what the owners say, or he can find other grazing land.

Bottom line? If the guy owes the IRS back taxes and keeps refusing to pay, fine... Collect it from him the usual way. Seize his bank account or garnish some of his income. If the govt. *really* wants to FINALLY do something constructive with the land they sat on for over a century? Again, fine ... but do it in a sensible way. Inform people of exactly what's going on (not LYING about it), and if it's something like a solar project? Why not just build it there and leave the cattle alone? I don't see why they couldn't co-exist and keep everyone happy.

How much more sensible do you get then telling him to pay the fee, getting court order, letting him still stay there some, getting another court order latter, then telling him to leave.. Also you obviously have not seen the damage these cows have done on the land, to campers and others The bottom line is the Government has been the sensible people in all of this.

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

thaylin Re:Militia, then vs now (1574 comments)

Lets remove the tortoises for the equation. This man has been using public lands to graze his cattle subsidized off our dime for 20 years. The price the BLM charges is way cheaper then it would be if he had to pay private owners/companies to let him graze..

Next they were not arresting him from what I saw, they were removing his cows from PUBLIC land, where they had a lawful court order to remove them, yet he and his "friends" blocked and threatened those officers with violence.

If this had been almost any other group the conservatives would have been calling them all sorts of names like welfare queens, lazy, whatever.

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

thaylin Re:Militia, then vs now (1574 comments)

One can argue anything, however nothing I have seen about the NV incident shows anything other than Bundy being a thieving welfare king.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

thaylin Re:I Pay (324 comments)

no, netflix paid for the bandwidth they were using, otherwise they would of went with a different provider. The problem was comcast wanted to double dip, seeing as they are a content owner and netflix competes with them. If netflix was using more bandwidth then they were paying for ALL ISPs would have had the same issue that comcast an other large ISPs are having.

4 days ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

thaylin Re:Clinton (174 comments)

Yes, because I am sure it was Clinton herself that lost the files and no one else would have been capable of losing them if they were in charge...But dont let logic stop you from being completely asinine.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

thaylin Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

What google is doing may be ok, however if the teachers use it, and discriminate, then they would be breaking the law, as they are not allowed to discriminate.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

thaylin Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Yes, the protected class in these laws is gender, not women, meaning "Sexual discrimination is not legal"

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

thaylin Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

The girl scouts and boy scouts are private, and sometimes religious clubs, which have different rules then public businesses or the government, and even still the girl scouts have allowed transgender members.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

thaylin Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

Why would girls continue to fall behind? The teachers have a limited number of students, and an even more limited number of students who want to code, if it was equal, then in most cases it should still bring the students up, especially since there is an unlimited number of codes.

Grant money for the disabled is to help care for their special needs. There is no grant that go directly to schools for minorities, however there is for the poor, which is used to offset the cost of their free lunch.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

thaylin Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

And that matters how? Sexual discrimination is not legal no matter if you are the government site or something else.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

thaylin Re: The Re-Hate Campaign (1111 comments)

Never heard of the SCOTUS have we?

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

thaylin Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1111 comments)

Ever heard of a strawman? Look it up.. Not all minority issues attempt restrict the rights of others, in fact most do not, making your statement completely and utterly false.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

thaylin Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1111 comments)

In what way does 2 gay men being married have any affect on others, hint it has absolutely 0.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

thaylin Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1111 comments)

So the fact that it came after the act itself does not mean it is after the fact? Are you in some sort of non linear space time bubble the rest of us dont know about?

about two weeks ago

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