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  • May 25th, 2018 @ 11:01am


    "Also Americans: Whoa, whoa, they want to come here and live peacefully and productively within our borders when their lives and liberty are actually being endangered?! That's just unreasonable!"

    YES! It's ureasonable! Just like making ME, a Native-Born US Citizen fill out paperwork and take tests just to drive a car!!!!

    We DOCUMENT more Aliens every other year than any other country on the planet. IIRC, more than the entirety of Europe combined.

    There's a process. You fill out the forms, take the classes, take the tests, and you become a US Citizen. Or a legal operator of a motor vehicle.

    If you can't be bothered with the process, you're breaking the law. It's THAT SIMPLE.

  • May 25th, 2018 @ 10:51am


    The story was about a criminal picked up allegedly illegally for his actions, found to be a criminal, and re-arrested as a criminal and now facing prosecution (deportation).

    Let's set this straight. The US is one of the friendliest countries when it comes to illegal aliens. Yes, there is occasionally a push to "round them up", always for political purposes (usually local), and little is actually *done*. We'll get a sob story, usually a single mother here illegally, etc.

    Being in the US illegally is pretty much the same as having a Bench Warrant issued against you for non-payment of a minor traffic ticket - say a headlight out.

    Nobody, NOBODY goes out hunting those people.

    But get stopped for something else and that Warrant gets Executed.

    ANNOY the local police (or federal) by ranting in the media about how unfair they are, and someone WILL run a basic Wants and Warrants check on you. And when they find that old Bench Warrant, you get arrested.

    The same applies to illegal aliens. They're, for the most part, ignored. But you've got to be a special kind of idiot to call attention to yourself if you're one of them by pillorying the very Federal Law Enforcement Agency tasked with deporting illegal aliens.

  • May 25th, 2018 @ 4:36am

    Re: Sounds a bit different to me.

    Agreed. He wasn't picked up for reporting, he drew attention to himself THROUGH his reporting.

    I'm tired of this "undocumented" sophistry. It's only used because of all the "what part of ILLEGAL in illegal alien do you not understand?".

    He broke the law(s) of this country. He got caught. Through his own actions. Makes it hard to be sympathetic.

    Also, if he was truly under death threats, he should have applied for Asylum over a decade ago when he first jumped the border.

    Gotta wonder WHY he was under a death pall in El Salvador to begin with.

  • May 21st, 2018 @ 6:11pm

    Common error (you should know better)

    " the U.S. government was asserting its right (under an 18th-century statutory provision called the All Writs Act)"

    The US government has NO *rights*. They have POWERS.

    Rights are exclusively individual, and apply to a person.

    NO group has ANY rights - be it a government, street gang (but I repeat myself), race, religion, or any other group.

    Groups take power by force, either direct, indirect, or implied, often to the detriment of the Rights of the members of that group.

    It's a common error, most often applied to Police having "rights", they don't - other than the same Rights everyone reading this has. Police have Powers granted to them, which CAN be removed.

    The same for any other group.

  • Feb 8th, 2018 @ 12:50pm

    Re: Re: Whining again, Techdirt

    Perhaps I just read too much into it, but TechDirt does have a left-leaning slant. Or maybe I just notice it when the right is being slammed and ignore it when the left is getting that treatment.

    I'm sure someone here with severe OCD will check this to prove me wrong, but one thing I've noticed since Trump took office:

    Under Obama, negative articles here were titled along the lines of "FCC Adminsitrator...". NOW they're titled "Trump's FCC Administrator...", as if Trump is personally at fault for the actions of others.

    Perhaps it's a small thing, but it's the kind of thing that people reading notice and assign alignment to.

  • Jan 23rd, 2018 @ 4:43am

    And if that sort of gaff isn't enough...

    Talk about an ironic comment - it's "gaffe", "an embarrassing blunder" not "gaff", either a large hook on a pole for boating fish or a spar off a mast. :)

  • Dec 26th, 2017 @ 2:03pm

    Re: How hard was that?

    Because it's entirely BS. They downgrade older models for the SOLE purpose if forcing people to give them MORE money by buying "upgrades".

    The "battery defense" is pure hogwash.

  • Dec 8th, 2017 @ 2:32pm

    Re: Bravo!

    Starting with the ancient Celtic Burial Mound it was built over....

  • Dec 5th, 2017 @ 4:31am

    Just another tactic

    Not surprising. It'll be referred back to for years.

    "Yes, we're bugging parts of your car - but if THIS had passed, it would be so much WORSE!"

    "We don't want to be intrusive like THIS suggestion was, we just want reasonable access for law enforcement..."

  • Nov 30th, 2017 @ 5:40am


    "The researchers used a piracy-tracking firm to get a sample of thousands of BitTorrent pirates at the associated ISP. Half of them were offered a free 45-day subscription to a premium TV and movies package"

    I've got to wonder. Was the sample they halved multiple thousands, or did they grab thousands of IP addresses and used a sample size of six?

    HOW did they offer these people the package? Email? How did they get the addresses? Even if they did somehow magically get the email addresses of "thousands" of "Bittorrent pirates" and offer them FREE PREMIUM TV SUBSCRIPTION!!!, what kind of idiot would think such an offer was NOT spam along the lines of "penis enlargement, GUARANTEED!!!"?

    Who was the "associated ISP"? They released contact info on "thousands" of customers? Without a Warrant or Subpoena?

    Something about this smells. Badly.

  • Nov 20th, 2017 @ 12:46pm

    Re: Re: IF innocent


    Prosecutor: Federal Sentencing Guidelines say you'll do a minimum of seventeen years if convicted. We'll offer you a chance to plead out on a lesser charge with a TWO year sentence, you'll do about 14 months maximum if you stay out of trouble in prison.

    Sign this Agreement right below where it says you forfeit all rights to Appeal....

  • Nov 20th, 2017 @ 12:42pm

    Re: Re: Re: dismiss charges

    As you say, the charges on the "Big Media" boys were dismissed already.

    My guess as to why? They had actual *credentials* of being with a news organization.

    What makes a person a Journalist in the eyes of the Law?

    Serious question. Anyone know? Bachelor's Degree in Journalism? Press Passes (do they even still print those? I' old...)? Simply declaring yourself a Journalist?

  • Nov 20th, 2017 @ 12:39pm


    If only 15% of the cases charged were put to Jury Trial, it would completely cripple the entire system.

    They pretty much always offer a plea deal. If you don't take it, they add MORE charges until you're looking at centuries rather than decades of jail time.

    Don't believe me? Ask a criminal defense lawyer.

  • Nov 19th, 2017 @ 1:19pm

    Re: Same Headline


  • Nov 16th, 2017 @ 4:14pm


    Don't forget that US "borders" are now 99 miles thick.

    Eminent Domain hearings would take about ten minutes.

  • Nov 9th, 2017 @ 3:18pm

    Look what you made me do....

    Kind of surprising whatever law firm handles Oliver Hardy's estate hasn't filed against HER for using that - Laurel & Hardy skits are the first thing that comes to mind to us old farts when we hear it.

  • Nov 7th, 2017 @ 12:09pm

    Re: Re: Deja Vu...

    "Legislation" from the Bench is what I was referring to. When there is no governing authority in a case and the presiding judge decides to "make" a law by issuing a ruling.

  • Nov 7th, 2017 @ 5:35am

    Deja Vu...

    Seems pretty much the same as yesterday's story about a Canadian judge filing a default judgement against a non-citizen running a site outside of Canadian jurisdiction, and claiming it has force globally, including any third parties not named / joined in the suit.

    We really should have stomped down HARD on activist judges making such rulings back in the sixties. Maybe they'd think twice about trying it now.

  • Nov 2nd, 2017 @ 9:58am

    Re: Re:

    Two, actually, if you count the comment about CBP.

    Not a distraction. If anything, the "in passing" slam at the current President was the distraction.

    Yeah, yeah, it's all Trump's fault. He got the report this bit is all about what, maybe a few days before it went public?

    A report of hundreds of Federally-Issued guns and badges that occurred BEFORE he was President, and that he didn't instantly do ... WHAT? Fire every (pensioned!) federal employee at ICE and CBP? Say "I take full responsibility!" (and then pretend it never happened, as anyone paying attention has heard and seen before from previous presidents from both sides of the aisle)?

    Yeah, it had to be pointed out in this debacle that we have a new president that isn't a Democrat.

    What's next, blame him for Fast & Furious?

  • Nov 2nd, 2017 @ 4:42am

    (untitled comment)

    "This includes current presidential faves CBP and ICE -- both DHS components."

    For those who complained when I pointed out the site is quite a bit far left of center.

    EVERYTHING in the article happened with President OBAMA in charge. All of it on his watch.

    But the digs at President Trump just *had* to be included - I only quoted the first of them above.

    She lost. Get over it. We had horrible choices, we picked the lesser psychotic.

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