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Actually, since she was talking about "the... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
Actually, since she was talking about "the ongoing debate" it sounds as though she was upset that she wasn't among their ranks after the case ended. Given her history, I'm not all that surprised....
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 17, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kevin-- I expect that she was glad for the help... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
Kevin--
I expect that she was glad for the help at the time. It's a little too much to expect the ACLU to be able to predict whether or not clients will have a change of heart years after the case...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 17, 2006 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, no, it's not. Your reading... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
Actually, no, it's not. Your reading comprehension must be poor. According to what you posted, the ACLU isn't defending the murderers, it's defending the organization to which they belonged. There is...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 16, 2006 at 10:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So you're saying that you support the internment... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
So you're saying that you support the internment of Japanese-Americans during WW2, support laws banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, support racial segregation in schools (possibly...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 16, 2006 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I live in the world where the ACLU defended... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
I live in the world where the ACLU defended Korematsu and Scopes, helped Brown in Brown v. Bd. of Ed., and Roe in Roe v. Wade, and the Nazis in NSP v. Skokie. The ACLU are very good guys. If they...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 16, 2006 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You do, but not for any reason. For example, it's... 1,538 Views / 58 Replies  
You do, but not for any reason. For example, it's against the law to deny service to someone simply because they are black. Of course an individual can refuse to deal with people for any reason, but...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 14, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not all solar power involves photovoltaics. 1,348 Views / 51 Replies  
Not all solar power involves photovoltaics.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 8, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Obi Wan's Ghost-- Well, only to a point... 1,231 Views / 33 Replies  
Obi Wan's Ghost--


Well, only to a point actually. If I gave you a million dollars for you to paint for me full time, you're not going to get more productive if I give you two million dollars to...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 6, 2006 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Jawbone54-- Oh? So the law that says... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Jawbone54--


Oh?

So the law that says I cannot park overnight on the curb in my town has a moral foundation? What about zoning laws? Is a law against building a multifamily home in a suburban...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Jun 1, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jawbone54-- On the other hand, you do not... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Jawbone54--


On the other hand, you do not have a general duty to save someone's life. If someone poisoned you, and I had the antidote, and was standing right next to you, watching you die, I...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jawbone54-- Then why did you say "[n]o... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Jawbone54--


Then why did you say "[n]o one's personal freedoms can override another's" just a minute ago?

I realize that it's perfectly fine for people to change their positions on matters...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 05:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jawbone54-- Wrong. I'm simply pointing... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Jawbone54--


Wrong. I'm simply pointing out, as the Supreme Court did, that democracy only goes so far; our government was established in such a way that some things are not subject to voting....
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a part of the fundamental right of privacy;... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
It's a part of the fundamental right of privacy; a right that, like freedom of religion to name one, should not be subject to voting. We don't just have civil rights guarantees in the Constitution to...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 04:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Spliffdaddy-- The Court has found that... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Spliffdaddy--


The Court has found that privacy from governmental intrusion is. This right arises frequently. If you decide to use contraception or not when you have sex, then you have a...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is what the Supreme Court said, and I agree: 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
This is what the Supreme Court said, and I agree:
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 03:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, no. The relevant court cases are still the... 1,341 Views / 75 Replies  
Well, no. The relevant court cases are still the law of the land, and they're not subject to mere statewide ballots.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 31, 2006 at 02:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SimeyTheLimey-- Outside the gate is... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
SimeyTheLimey--


Outside the gate is outside the fence, so I see no difference there, so long as traffic is unimpeded.



I disagree. Even if we were to assume that it would be constitutional...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 29, 2006 at 10:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SimeyTheLimey-- No, I disagree. There's... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
SimeyTheLimey--


No, I disagree. There's nothing at all wrong with protesters being in the proximity of whomever they are protesting to or against. They're not in the cemetary, and presumably...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 29, 2006 at 01:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
SimeyTheLimey-- Who says they're... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
SimeyTheLimey--


Who says they're impairing access to or the flow of traffic at the gate?

There is a Planned Parenthood clinic next door to one of the supermarkets in my area. I have often...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 26, 2006 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No. It's my straightforward way of saying that... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
No. It's my straightforward way of saying that you made an ass out of yourself -- again -- and that I pointed this out, and now you're making your usual pathetic evasions.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 26, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
SimeyTheLimey-- That was Kokinda. But the... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
SimeyTheLimey--


That was Kokinda. But the sidewalk in that case wasn't an ordinary sidewalk, it was the sidewalk that only connected the Post Office door with the parking lot. The regular...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 25, 2006 at 10:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
abe-- They already do that. This law is... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
abe--


They already do that. This law is no help at all in this regard.



It's unconstitutional for the government to get involved in such matters. If there's a schism in Christianity, then...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 25, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with Mil. I don't think this is... 1,452 Views / 86 Replies  
I agree with Mil. I don't think this is constitutional. I hope to see it overturned promptly.

And I would remind Y3a that first, the crowded theater rule is meant to avoid causing a deadly panic,...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 25, 2006 at 07:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well yeah. Otherwise, why would we bother keeping... 1,066 Views / 21 Replies  
Well yeah. Otherwise, why would we bother keeping you guys around?
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 23, 2006 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Since when is that fundamental? It might be... 445 Views / 12 Replies  
Since when is that fundamental? It might be useful at times, but that's about it.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 21, 2006 at 10:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
FYI, Congress is not obligated to levy taxes,... 445 Views / 12 Replies  
FYI, Congress is not obligated to levy taxes, rather they are empowered to levy taxes. The decision is left to them.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 21, 2006 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
guruafiki-- Because the music industry, about... 812 Views / 22 Replies  
guruafiki--
Because the music industry, about 15 years ago, pushed through a law that allows people to make some recordings from the radio, in exchange for a manditory royalty they get on the sales...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 17, 2006 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dakar-- No, not each song that could be... 812 Views / 22 Replies  
Dakar--
No, not each song that could be pirated, each song that is. RIAA does still have the burden of proving that the infringement occurred. It's just that the number of times the copyright is...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 17, 2006 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dakar-- $150,000 per song (n.b. not per copy --... 812 Views / 22 Replies  
Dakar--
$150,000 per song (n.b. not per copy -- 100 copies of the same song still only counts once) is the maximum amount of statutory damages provided in the law. The actual amount awarded could be...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 17, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
1. It depends. Making a copy regardless of... 645 Views / 8 Replies  
1. It depends. Making a copy regardless of whether there's Macrovision on the tape is prima facie illegal, but depending on the circumstances, it might be permissible. There is no general rule that...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 17, 2006 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the latest revisions are good with regard... 2,869 Views / 80 Replies  
I think the latest revisions are good with regard to popping. Now let's see if we can get some crackle in there.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 16, 2006 at 11:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Eh, I kind of agree with her. That line would... 2,869 Views / 80 Replies  
Eh, I kind of agree with her. That line would look better if it were bolder.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 16, 2006 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
steve666-- Why? I'm not saying that they... 903 Views / 48 Replies  
steve666--


Why? I'm not saying that they shouldn't. I think that learning English is a good thing, and that we ought to encourage it and help. But it's idiotic to force people to learn English...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 16, 2006 at 04:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have faith that we will manage to communicate... 903 Views / 48 Replies  
I have faith that we will manage to communicate with one another without an official language, just as we have managed to do so for the past several hundred years, along with several waves of...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 16, 2006 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think there's an immigration or border... 903 Views / 48 Replies  
I don't think there's an immigration or border problem. We have a pretty good system in theory, and we're a lot more welcoming of immigrants than many countries, but it's got a lot of red tape at the...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 11:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Simey-- Why wait? :D By which I mean why... 3,504 Views / 203 Replies  
Simey--


Why wait? :D By which I mean why fail to campaign for this now? Certainly the previously mentioned J. Brandeis was writing about privacy long before he was appointed to the Court. If you...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
abe-- While he is known for doing this,... 3,504 Views / 203 Replies  
abe--


While he is known for doing this, it's more common to just call this technique weighing the pros and cons.



You're doing it wrong.

When you do this, it's important to not prejudce...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I'd go further and suggest never trusting... 1,285 Views / 79 Replies  
Well, I'd go further and suggest never trusting government at all. Distrust of government and those in power is one of the foundations of this country. The framers set up a democratic government...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SimeyTheLimey-- I disagree. I think it's... 3,504 Views / 203 Replies  
SimeyTheLimey--


I disagree. I think it's sufficiently invasive of privacy, particularly as it is being conducted en masse, without any probable cause or reason to suspect most of the subjects,...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 01:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Chuckit-- It's out on video. Don't recall it in... 1,049 Views / 35 Replies  
Chuckit--
It's out on video. Don't recall it in theaters, though.

Anyway, all this and no one's mentioned Castle of Cagliostro? For shame.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 15, 2006 at 12:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Feh. I don't see Automan in there at all. 1,271 Views / 17 Replies  
Feh. I don't see Automan in there at all.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on May 13, 2006 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Simey-- The League of Nations failed,... 733 Views / 25 Replies  
Simey--
The League of Nations failed, unfortunately, but it certainly was an interesting organization. Of course, they could never shake those rumors about their shadowy operatives in black...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 29, 2006 at 12:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also the Korean War. Military action under UN... 733 Views / 25 Replies  
Also the Korean War. Military action under UN auspices tended not to happen during the Cold War because the US and USSR were always opposed to one another (the Korean War was authorized during a...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 28, 2006 at 07:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Who wants vengeance? Not I. I think he's a... 1,129 Views / 57 Replies  
Who wants vengeance? Not I.

I think he's a ********, I think he hasn't done even one good thing for the country, I think we'll be far better off once he's no longer in power, and I'm happy to take...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 26, 2006 at 12:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Simey-- Now, now. You know that the agenda is... 1,129 Views / 57 Replies  
Simey--
Now, now. You know that the agenda is to impeach both Bush and Cheney. And since it wouldn't happen anyway without a Democratic majority in the House, the Democratic Speaker, whoever he...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 25, 2006 at 11:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I dunno. If they're really necromancers, and... 1,177 Views / 55 Replies  
I dunno. If they're really necromancers, and they're at a funeral, and presumably at a graveyard, do you really want to piss them off?
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 18, 2006 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If my house was on fire, and I could only remove... 1,290 Views / 50 Replies  
If my house was on fire, and I could only remove one thing, I would remove the fire.
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 6, 2006 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Look, there are two different concepts here. For... 1,553 Views / 42 Replies  
Look, there are two different concepts here. For something to be novel means that it has never existed before. Originality, OTOH, means that it was not copied from someplace else, regardless of...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 5, 2006 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
OreoCookie-- Oh God no. I don't even know... 1,553 Views / 42 Replies  
OreoCookie--


Oh God no. I don't even know where to start with this.

First, there is a difference between a typeface, a software font, and a name.

A typeface is how the letters look and are...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 4, 2006 at 07:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FYI, this does not appear to be a trademark case.... 1,553 Views / 42 Replies  
FYI, this does not appear to be a trademark case. This isn't surprising, since novelty isn't a requirement for a trademark. If it were, Apple would be out of luck.

This is a patent case. It...
Posted by cpt kangarooski, on Apr 4, 2006 at 09:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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