Amen and amen to this. Every time someone uses "Republican X did it first" I want to fucking scream.
Burn them all down, every last one who has broken these rules and violated FEDERAL FUCKING LAW regarding the handling of classified material (which, again, all of these people signed a document acknowledging that content, and not a stamp, determines level of classification). Colin Powell, Jeb Bush, whoever, doesn't matter. Break the law? go to trial. Get convicted? go to jail, do not pass the Oval Office, do not collect a lifetime pension.
Your party affiliation doesn't automatically make you a criminal. Being convicted does, and evidence continues to mount in this case.
Any parent will immediately recognize this behavior. A request (clean your room) becomes a demand, and so the child will comply, but in the shittiest, most half-assed way possible. When problems arise because of the shit implementation of the request (I can't find my tablet because I just threw everything into the closet so my room would be "clean"), the child blames the task and not the execution.
Dear Stupidville PD: When you half-ass a solution, you only get more problems.
Posting hidden cam sex tape on a for-profit website seems a rough analogue to selling stolen property.
I don't see the First Amendment implications in the case, though framing the verdict in terms of "what constitutes 'newsworthy'" can skew it more in that direction. How about framing it as "Gawker used an illegal recording to drive that clickbait dollar machine"?
It could've been a video of Hogan and the lady playing Monopoly, still wouldn't change the fact that the recording itself is an illicit thing, apart from definitions of speech rights.
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Also known as the "Do your own f***ing job" rebuttal.
I used to refer to the History Channel as "Nazivision", actually.
I do miss the real History programming, where they went back more than 100 years, and covered subjects apart from 'Murrica and the places we've bombed.
I see your challenge and raise you with a broader, and equally impossible , challenge. Find an honest person, full stop. I won't wait.
Your hyperbole notwithstanding, don't tell me who to respect, and mind that caps lock, if you would. It can make one seem quite the zealot if over-used.
Please note that I hold most police officers, especially the ones I know personally, in high esteem. The union reps can piss up a rope, though.
Come on, officers, if you don't have anything to hide you don't have any reason to worry, right? Right??
Police union reps will now join pedophiles, drug traffickers, and terrorists in the group of "Bad People the Fourth Amendment Protects".
No, guns are also terrible. In fact, yesterday I watched a pistol walk into an animal shelter and kick puppies for 45 minutes, accompanied by a black forestock grip. It only ended when a federal law entered the room and told the gun it wasn't allowed to be there, at which point the gun promptly apologized and turned itself in to the authorities.
The black forestock grip fled the scene and is still at large.
In all ways except physical, I am a wolf (or Muslim), I guess?
I have activated my last 3 phones online with VZW. In each case, it's taken no more than 20 minutes, with Google handling the bulk of the process (transferring contacts and whatnot).
The fact that a carrier can still get away with charging any amount of money for a couple minutes of menu navigation, entering a device ID, and restarting the phone boggles my mind.
The ACLU (and others) already has several apps for secure upload and storage of video of police encounters. PDs could save a lot of money if they just made use of these free apps.
A third pary video escrow service, while anathema to government agencies' "we control the information that should be free and public" attitudes, could provide some much needed goodwill.
Gah, Starcat edged me out on the First Law.
Soon, every autonomous car rolling off the line will have to make one last stop before leaving the factory. They will be required to take virtual command of the Kobayashi Maru to gauge how they cope with a no-win situation.
The "James Tesla Kirk" models will give the system fits, though...
"As such, it seems automated cars will either follow the utilitarian path, or perhaps make no choice at all (just shutting down when encountered with a no win scenario to avoid additional liability)."
In the rare case of a situation where your AutomaToyota cannot avoid serious injuries/fatalities, it will immediately shut down and let inertia decide?
Inaction breaks the First Law, and we can't have that.
"I mean, it could be that the great fairyland dragon from the 6th dimension dreamed up the Snowden documents and then gave them to Russia and China."
Well, umm, uhh, we don't want to make conjectures about the fairyland dragon's intentions. All we know is that we leave the offerings of marshmallows and virgins' blood and the stories come to us fully written. I wouldn't know what the fairyland dragon actually did, the government didn't write that bit for us.
This scenario is one of very few that could lead to actual SOX reform. Lord, if this bit someone near the top of the power pyramid, I'd laugh for days.
Emailing Rand Paul now...
Double plus aggravated charges for refusal to create evidence.
God help you if they discover a USB stick loaded with Tails/Tor.