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  • Dec 25th, 2013 @ 8:54am

    prosecute

    Talk about killing the messenger.

    Is violating the constitution illegal in the USA? I have to wonder. Can someone be prosecuted in a state or a federal court for violating the 4th or the 1st amendment? Is there a law on the books with sentencing guidelines?

    Of course, you would need a prosecutor to bring the case. It seems that in the USA, government officials can violate the constitution with impunity. They eagerly pursue whistleblowers such as Snowden, while they ignore the corruption in their own house.

  • May 17th, 2012 @ 5:38am

    there are no infinities in economics

    The abundance of a physical commodity is limited by the finite size of the earth. The abundance of computer information is limited by thermodynamics. You can get away with your hand-waving argument about infinities because the mathematics of x ∞. I will also point out that there are no equations presented. You cannot sway me without some equations.