Exactly. The airlines want to be able to say "don't look at us, we'd be happy to fly you but the gov't says we can't." I don't think there's any reason airlines couldn't share their "bad passenger" lists without the government being involved.
they're red herrings in general, unless society is willing to conclude that it's OK for police to use certain tactics and deadly force upon people with unlicensed firearms
A nit-pick, but in Minnesota firearms are not licensed. Assuming you're not a member of a prohibited class (felon, etc.), they're legal to own and possess. You do need a permit to carry a handgun around in public, though the present case was obviously not "in public".
"Warrior training" has been banned in Minneapolis since 2019 (and I think the state of Minnesota), at least as far as public funding goes. The police union moved to offer it at their expense to off-duty cops.
I believe in unions, but the police union really does test my faith.
Several have been audited to varying degrees (article at https://www.techradar.com/vpn/vpn-audits ). In several court cases, at least one (PIA) was found to be unable to provide the information being sought. Several websites (e.g. torrentfreak, thatoneprivacysite) compare the apparent trustworthiness of various VPNs. There's never going to be 100% certainty (what if the VPN is lying? what if they change things after the audit? what if one of their employees is a NSA mole?). But it's unlikely that a nation-state level attacker is going to blow its cover to catch you downloading a movie.
It's not just "racist white police". We certainly have those, but we also have killer cops who are non-white (in my area, they've been White, Latino, Black, Asian, Male and Female).
Yes, ban qualified immunity. And elected office-holders who don't have the spine to stand up to the cop union.
Or at least have a few people with firearms standing by, in case you are attacked.
TBH, while Trump is responsible for many many fuckups, this one wasn't done by him. It was done by his minions, who are incompetent idiots (seems to be a prerequisite for the position) and probably didn't know it was a fuckup. In this Administration, "the buck stops here" is only true if it refers to money. The "it's very old, so shouldn't count" argument is being made by the lawyers, who are hired guns and whose job it is to make the best case they can, even if they know it's a stupid one.
The judge said "such relief should be obtained by means of an action in the Supreme Court".
An important tidbit is that NY has weird nomenclature for its courts, the "Supreme Court" is actually (in the case of NYC) a consolidation of 5 county courts. In the rest of the state, I believe each county has its own Supreme Court. Above that is the "Appellate Division of the Supreme Court", and above that is the "Court of Appeals", which is what any other state would call a "Supreme Court".
I'll be sticking to the DNS provided by my VPN, thank you. I trust them way more than I trust Comcast. Sure, the VPN is a potential single point of failure, but that's better than having multiple potential points of failure. And if the VPN is compromised, snooping on DNS is irrelevant.
The rightwing base is better armed than the First Amendment supporters. Look for a change in attitude on the part of the executive when large numbers of Blacks start carrying AR-15s (much as California suddenly developed interest in arms control when Black Panthers started open carrying weapons).
Eh, under two bucks apiece postpaid from China, if you're willing to wait 3-6 weeks for delivery. Those don't come with a plastic box, though, and they may or may not be ones that didn't meet spec (some are brighter than others). One vendor's illustrations show the brand as "LOGO", suggesting that the factory will print whatever logo you want. I've bought them imprinted with various logos (including Ultrafire) and no brands. The Chinese vendors claim 2000 lumens, 500 sounds like a more realistic rating. Allegedly it's a Cree XM-L Q5 LED, the vendors all make a point of saying "Cree".
The key to brightness is that while it will work with an AA battery, it really wants a 14500 (3.7V) Li-ion battery. Then it's very bright. And they do eat batteries, but if the batteries are rechargeable you don't care much.
Nah, the pool of people who would be his supporters against Elizabeth Warren is not going to be favorable to candidates who (if they aren't white) complain about racism. Nor does Shiva sound like somebody anyone would want to have a beer with, he sounds like a spoiled brat with a sense of entitlement. And the saner ones are going to be saying "what does that have to do with cutting taxes and getting the government off my back?", unless Boston gets clobbered by a Force 5 hurricane (in which case, they'll be standing in line for govt aid).
Nah, I don't think that it's Slater. It's somebody who's making Slater more of a fool than he actually is (I think Slater is just somebody who thought he'd hit the lottery and got greedy). The John used the word "sheeple", which I would hope hasn't infected British English yet. I'm not sure why an American rightwinger (that's the group fond of that word) would be so adamantly on Slater's side, though. Maybe the John is one of the presently unemployed Prenda Law folks?