"Undoubtedly they could have been drafted rather more precisely,"
the justices said sheepishly...
Seriously, is there any precedent in NZ for police activity to be "close enough" to what's legal to be acceptable? Will this go the other way too? What about actions that are legal but "close enough" to illegal to be actionable? Seems like the type of ruling that will come back to haunt them.
2019? This gives the police and pols plenty of time to play
Four years out? I expect this to be repealed and reinstated a few times before then, probably pushed back each time. This gives the politicians something to campaign on, i.e. "I voted for (eventual) police reform, vote for me...", while not accomplishing anything that actually reforms the police or helps the citizens of DC. If they wanted to help the citizens of DC, they would make this effective immediately, and force the DC police to revert to their traditional method of obtaining funding: fraudulent parking tickets.
That said, do you support net neutrality...when it involves getting kicked in the groin? --- Well, speaking as someone who gets to choose between Verizon and Comcast, I have to ask a few questions- is the kick squarely in the groin, or somewhere in the area? Is it a soccer style kick, or more like a football punt? What type of footwear will be involved? Will I have to pay a rental fee for the footwear? Which pre-kick positions do I get to choose from? Will the post-kick recovery involve a punch to another area to help me ignore the groin pain, or will it be a kick to another area? What are the stated charges for the kick, and how much less are they than the actual charges? How long is the appointment window for the kick, and how long will I have to wait to re-schedule when the first kicker doesn't show up?
These are the questions that customers familiar with the cable/internet industry in the US will want to know the answers to. Now, who was it that trusts these same companies to act in the customers best interests unless forced to (via net neutrality)?
Here's an idea for deterrent- Anyone caught posting revenge porn or forwarding intimate pictures illegally will, as punishment, have pictures of them in a position, state of dress, and using one "household implement" of the victims choosing. Victim will also have the option of photoshopping in one farm animal. One such picture shall be created for each picture forwarded or posted. All such pictures shall be posted on a website created for this purpose, and shall also be prominently placed on all social media accounts the perpetrator uses for not less than 1 month.
I think the possibility of suffering the same effects as their victim would deter many criminals.
> We did not have a big budget, so we were tempted to buy the system with petty cash.
Maybe they redacted the purchase price in order to conceal the size of their petty cash budget, which this makes sound relatively large. Of course one could just look up the price of an Amiga from that time and get an approximate number anyway.
> I just spent four dollars at the convenience store
Well there's your problem. You are buying prepackaged at the premium convenience store rate. Buy normal sized amounts of whatever is on sale at the regular (inconvenience?) store and you won't pay nearly as much per serving.
So there is no fallacy. Just because someone may buy junk food that is cheaper than healthy food, does not mean that they must buy that junk food or that they have to spend their reduced budget on junk food instead of reasonably priced healthy food.
> the company claims is an "alternative" to gastric bypass surgery.
Figured out how this works- 1. Gullible/ignorant person becomes customer of Roca Labs. 2. Person consumes 'alternative' weight loss supplement. 3. Person becomes irate/displeased with performance of the 'alternative'. 4. Person legitimately complains about Roca Labs. 5. Person is sued and harassed by Roca Labs. 6. Person must spend income on lawyer fees instead of food. 7. Due to financial based malnutrition and stress from lawsuits, person becomes thinner, and no longer needs gastric bypass surgery. 8. Person discovers that the supplement has worked as intended, just not in the method they thought it would.