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Comment Re:Former CVS pharmacist here (Score 2) 372

I'm the parent of a kid whose doctor has said we should have a pair of Epipens around and had the joy of paying quite a few for them out of pocket for a few year.

I was slightly annoyed when I learned of the Adrenaclick as no one had mentioned it previously at the doctors office, though a quick call to them got the Rx changed to the Adrenaclick which is an order of magnitude cheaper than the Epipen... and a generic version is also welcome news.

Comment Re: Makes me think... (Score 1) 175

Interesting... your only complaint with my comment was who I credited... yet you didn't follow the logical course of actions to their conclusion.

I'm not sure if you are aware... but books or speeches do little on their own. Either they inspire legislation, or other action... like litigation, which is what happened and why involuntary confinement is so limited today.

Comment Re:Makes me think... (Score 2) 175

The baggage claim area is not a gun free zone. It's outside security and literally anyone from the street could come in with a gun,

Ditto for the area beyond 'security' as all literally anyone from the street walk in with a gun, open fire at anyone attempting to stop them from entering the 'secure' area.

There are also plenty of less obvious ways to get a weapon into that area, alas for you the dotted security line only provides security theater.

everything to do with mental health care.

And that solution is... ?

They thought he was deranged, so they passed him off to local PD who got him run through whatever cheap mental health screening they use for nuts off the street and then he was set loose again.

And? The ACLU and others fought against involuntary confinement long ago and won. Today, if you can say where you are and why you are there, short of any overt acts of of violence, you aren't going to be held for very long as like it or not... even the mentally ill have the right not to be held without due process.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 175

Self-reporting such a thing is about the same as me reporting you to the feds for trafficking in kiddy porn... there is no evidence, so little cause/reason to move forward with any serious investigation/acts.

Go to the police and say you are thinking about harming yourself? Probably going to get the same result.

Really want to make sure you don't hurt anyone later? Cold-cock the cop and grab their gun in the presence of other people... that will get you locked up... or just go for more simple form of 'robbing' a bank or drug store with a note, then wait outside for the cops to arrive to arrest you without incident.

Comment Re:'Developed a Clear Preference' For Trump (Score 1) 734

I had a Coke instead of Pepsi with lunch today.

What does that matter?

It's just as relevant to the subject of Presidential elections as what you said.

The rules have been in place for a couple hundred years now, they were accepted by all who played, and only after losing are you throwing a hissy fit. moveon.org

Comment Re: So... (Score 2) 157

There is also a constitutional problem with such a law, specifically Article I, Section 5, Clause 2:

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.

That first bit is why (for example) the Senate was fully within it's rights to refuse to even hold a hearing on Merrick Garland, and why they can choose if the cameras are on or not.

Comment Re:bittorrent design flaw allowed legal liability (Score 1) 128

There was a time in the US that moving pictures did not have special copyright protection... as a result some owners would make it a point to register a copyright for each and every frame in the film, the idea being that existing law could still enforce their rights with existing law, though eventually copyright law caught up.

How is this any different? Even if the illicit downloader only uploads a fraction of the total film, they are still distributing parts of it which are still copyrighted, and without a fair use exemption to boot.

Don't get me wrong, I find the games of these lawyers despicable, it does not however mean that there aren't legitimate cases for going after infringers.

Comment Re:basically doing the same as china? (Score 1) 415

So only after receiving a letter of marque and reprisal was it possible for a civilian interest to heavily arm themselves or a ship of the sea?

What's that? That right existed previously? And that said letter only allowed them to act in an aggressive manner? The right to arm oneself in defense of ones self was pre-existing? Darn! There again goes that narrative.

Comment Re:basically doing the same as china? (Score 1) 415

Facebook is not the government, can not be construed to be the government and their business is their property.

Given the fact that Facebook exists today is because it has been protected by government, be it through protection of IP laws, or implicit allowing of their overly friendly security guards on their campus... it's pretty clear that Facebook only exists because the government has been sufficiently good at preventing a storming of Zuckerberg co and seizing the means of production.

Sound crazy? I've heard this same line of defense of government with regards to the right of government to regulate private business for ages... is this no longer valid?

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