Reading these comments leaves me with little hope that there might be a way that facts, data, & the truth, would influence & change the beliefs of the voters. It really does not help that there are so many very popular outlets that feed the bullshit to no end. & their audience laps it up.
This is why the law exists: you can't be out there encouraging people to vote! Be sure to keep two eyes on those organizations that are out there trying to register folks. Be sure to purge the registration rolls a couple months before the election of possible felons & dead people. The name is the same or close enough, purge them! Make sure that people in certain precincts wait hours to vote because it's not our fault too many people showed up to vote. Oh & they GOTTA HAVE I.D. because there might be busloads of people moving from place to place to vote multiple times (but not one of them will rat them out). Never mind that replacing lost/stolen I.D. can be next to impossible now days without money & transportation.
Voter suppression is live & happening. They are doubling down on the Florida 2000 model.
It looks like I am the only one that needed to know exactly what these people are selling.
Yes, my wife & I have 3 cats & a dog. Any non-interactive pet toy gets my attention. I might even buy this one... but not off of eBay. It never ceases to amaze me how people can c&p a product from eBay, Craigslist, wherever, google it & find it someplace else cheaper(usually more legit).
... but I bet he never saw this coming. They get all that nice military equipment, they gotta use it!
"And they was using up all kinds of cop equipment that they had hanging around the police officer's station. They was taking plaster tire tracks, foot prints, dog smelling prints, and they took twenty seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us."
I called them for fun a couple weeks ago, asked about the caps. I said I would switch from Comcast if they would drop the caps. They said "only 2-3% ever go over". I said "then why do you need the caps?". I should keep calling, like once a week & turn them down due to the caps.
I've yet to hear any good explanation as to why they want to get into these phones. All I keep hearing is "we don't want to leave any stone unturned..." or something to that effect.
Can someone please tell me what a criminal might leave on a phone that law enforcement could use? Pictures of people that they can claim are accomplices? Movies of them breaking the law? We all know that criminals can be stupid but I think these things are actually quite rare. WAIT! A drug dealer's to-do list?
They have all the calls & texts & quite likely recordings of the actual calls. What is it about these phones that are making them go to all this effort?
This makes me a little sad. Not horribly sad, just a little. I'm glad AnyDVD is not dead, I'm sad about investing any cash for me needs. All I really do is time shift. Rent when I have the time, watch when I have the time. This is just a convenience thing.
22 years ago I changed careers from construction to engineering. I then proceeded to gain 60 lbs in about 7 years.
When I got fed up with the heartburn, sleep apnea, & feeling like crap all the time turned it around. At first all I did was walk at lunch & stay away from snacks & I lost 20 lbs in about a year. Then I stepped it up by getting a gym membership & going 3-4 times a week. No more white foods at that point, except cauliflower & I lost another 20.
That was it, I was stuck at that point. Varied +/-10 lbs but could not lose any more weight. Then I started the Paleo diet/lifestyle. Following it very loosely, cheating regularly, I was able to lose another 30 lbs. Plus I feel fantastic!
The Paleo Diet is the one that all the experts love to hate. NO GRAINS!?!?! It could be that the diet is rated so low is because most find it very hard to maintain. Some can't stop the bread & pasta. But it works for me. Maybe because I was close to it before I started. Just meat, lots of vegetables, & fruit for me. I eat all I need, delicious meals, & I'm never hungry. The result of working out daily & eating well has made me in the best shape I've been since my early 20s.
Regardless of what is being asked of Apple... what exactly could be on this phone this is not already known? Is it not true that in the first 24 hours law enforcement all communications to & from this device?
Seriously. What am I missing here? Will there be a to-do list or something? Something other than pictures of their kids or their last vacation?
IMO. It hurts the low income folks and means nearly nothing to the high income people. Yes, it draws some revenue from the underground economy but I would like to see data on that before I believe it's anything substantial.
What to help the the brick & mortar? Eliminate sales taxes entirely.
Right now, TODAY, there is great "abundance of freely-available high-quality addictive, destructive substances". No war on drugs? Please explain how we can make it more of a war. Torture suspects? Firing squads for convicts? Build more prisons? Invade another country? Do you really believe some sort of escalation of the war on drugs will decrease the circulation of illegal substances?
I've been friends with dozens of addicts/alcoholics. Friends & family. Many got clean, many died, some are still out there. I am quite aware of the damage done by substance abuse. Most of said damage is the result of alcohol abuse. Diverting the money wasted to treatment & actually decreasing the demand makes more sense than making even more of them criminals.