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Comment Re:Astroturfing Trolls (Score 4, Informative) 677

Sadly the left avoids all truth and distorts everything they can for division and agenda.

You would have done better to leave this part out. It is not the "left" that does this, but people in general. It's pretty easy to find examples of this on the right as well. They elected Donal Trump, after all. Neither side of the political divide has a monopoly on subordinating the truth to their agenda.

Comment Re:Prove it! (Score 5, Interesting) 677

I see an allegation with no facts. Anyone working in IT understands how to make a screenshot, if not how to log a chat session. Yet no evidence is presented, and what would the easiest thing be for this person to do? Save evidence, because sexual harassment is ILLEGAL.

Your claim (repeated) that you have to be the victim to see sexual harassment on the scale she is claiming is moronic. It would be visible to at least everyone on that team. There would be more than one claim from more than one person if it was that rampant. In the event it was just her and she over-hyped the scale, she could have this thing called evidence. Yet there is no evidence, just allegations. I'll wait for the court case, and would be willing to bet a paycheck that no evidence is forthcoming.

Sorry, but there are no groups of dudes hanging around conspiring on how to fuck over, and fuck, women in the company. Quite the opposite, since the virtue signalling SJWs are rampant in SF and would have busted the boss to make a name for themselves.

You clearly didn't RTFA. She has extensive email and chat records to back up her claims. Yes, I am taking her word for it. But if you are accusing her of lying about it, it is you who need to provide evidence.

And yes, there actually are groups of dudes conspiring how to fuck women at the company. Not at every company of course. But I have seen such things at jobs I have had.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 651

COINTELPRO sounds like an old-school coin-counting machine with a modem built in and some fancy features that set it apart from the non-"pro" version.

You'd think an agency that purports to use communication and psychology to deduce the actions of others would know how to use simple marketing tricks to make their super-fancy project names not sound pants-on-head retarded.

This incompetence is part of why I don't worry too much about US "intelligence" agencies. They may be intelligent, but they have yet to prove it.

I hope this is a joke that has gone over my head. COINTELPRO was not any kind of public name. It was the internal name for a COunter INTELligence PROgram.

Comment Re: This is not surprising (Score 1) 245

And what did they find? Nothing.

No, they found that the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her boss, Obama, repeatedly, deliberately, and for purely political purposes right before an election where his narrative about terrorists being "on the run" was a central campaign talking point, lied, lied, and lied some more about what happened, why it happened, and how they responded to it. Their were multiple investigations into it because Clinton herself, the State Department, and the rest of the Obama administration were deliberately non-responsive to subpoenas and other requests for information. The Obama administration foot-dragged and slow-walked at every opportunity, and Clinton herself lied and had her associated and staff lie continuosly for months. You think that's "nothing," but what it did was contribute to voters' understanding of just how corrupt she is, and in what contempt she holds the people she wanted power over. Of the many things that cost her the election, her display of deceit and obfuscation over the deaths of people under her on her watch, and her craven attempts to spin a fantasy version of events and cover up what happened was a key part of it. "Nothing," indeed.

If all that is true, you should be more upset with the republicans in Congress for not prosecuting perjury and enforcing their own subpoenas. You're upset about how Clinton lied, lied and lied some more, yet you say nothing about how the Republicans did nothing about it.

Or maybe there's just not that much to it.

Comment Re:Illegal Laws (Score 4, Informative) 267

Laws barring property rental are per se illegal, as the constitution does not give the government, at any level, the explicit right to dictate what one does (or does not do) with their own property. This goes for zoning as well.

Yes, it most certainly does. The Tenth Amendment states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Because there is nothing in the Constitution specifically prohibiting laws barring rental property, that power is reserved to the states or the people. So it is perfectly constitutional.

You know, I really wish you folks who are so obsessed with the constitutionality of things would actually read and understand the document. I don't blame you for posting AC; I would be embarrassed to put my name to that post too.

Comment Re:The law (Score 1) 267

So, NYC should also enforce immigration laws?

Further, are local municipalities or states now responsible for enforcing federal law? Do they check to make sure someone doesn't owe federal taxes? Or are there only certain federal laws they should enforce? How do we make the determination which federal laws states and cities should enforce?

Comment Re:The law (Score 1) 267

Right.... AirBNB has some illegal unlicensed activity and NYC uses law to impose heavy fines.

At the left side of the argument, illegal unlicensed people in NYC get taxpayer subsidized healthcare and public services and, including cash benefits.

Can somebody explain to how to reconcile enforcement of one laws and ignoring the second laws, printed on the same paper with the same ink.

But they're not printed on the same paper with the same ink. The first is a state law and the second a federal law (I assume you mean the fact that these people are here illegally). So in the first case it is the state enforcing its own law, and in the second the state is not checking to see if enforcement of a federal law would apply to a particular person. Does that clear it up?

Comment Re: Scare Quotes (Score 1) 267

It's arguably an unconstitutional law, in that it takes property rights from owners without compensation.

I don't think so. The Constitution says nothing about depriving one of property rights; only property.

"...nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

Comment Re:Go! Government! Go! (Score 1) 267

Just what we need - more government telling us what to do with our own damn homes.

Reason 124,151,813,523 Trump won.

Yes, it may be reason 124,151,813,523 why Trump won. His voters, like this post, seem to think of things in very simplistic and superficial terms; not considering the wider ramifications of what they are advocating.

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