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    [–] Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say BecausIts2016 7 points ago in news

    I'm more worried about misuse by governments and oligarchs. You know, like the storyline of practically every dystopian future movie.

    [–] An undocumented immigrant who called police to report a burglary was himself arrested, while the suspect was allowed to go free BecausIts2016 18 points ago in news

    The title of the article actually refers to him as a regular immigrant.

    US immigrant faces deportation after reporting prowler to police

    You need to read past the title (which many people don't) for that relevant piece of information. Whoever submitted this replaced the title with the first sentence of the article.

    [–] An undocumented immigrant who called police to report a burglary was himself arrested, while the suspect was allowed to go free BecausIts2016 314 points ago in news

    Pretty much. Just because I report a murder doesn't get me off the hook for whatever crime I might have committed myself...let's say speeding. That's not how any of this works.

    [–] California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show BecausIts2016 -1 points ago in news

    I get it dude, your alternative facts matter. Communism has never been tried, ANTIFA wasn't a communist paramilitary, yadda yadda. I think your comrades are waiting for you at FULLCOMMUNISM.

    [–] Court rejects appeals by 47 Russian athletes hours before opening ceremony BecausIts2016 2 points ago in news

    Icarus is an amazing documentary to watch to get a glimpse into the extent of the Russian doping program. I stumbled upon it on Netflix gave it a watch. I wasn't too familiar with the Russian doping scandal at that point, but it was after Russia received initial bans on their athletes participation, so I had an idea that it would be serious. The picture painted in Icarus surpassed all my expectations though. For example, even a state intelligence agency participated in the rigging of drug test samples through an elaborate swapping operation in the dead of night.

    [–] California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show BecausIts2016 0 points ago in news

    I'm sure carbon copying a communist paramilitary is purely coincidental. They are probably just run of the mill liberals. Like people who fly the NSDAP Party flag are probably just run of the mill conservatives. lol.

    [–] California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show BecausIts2016 0 points ago in news

    he claimed antifa is the same as communists and there is absolutely no evidence of that.

    You can't really be that dense can you? You do know that ANTIFA (antifascist action) was a communist party paramilitary in the Weimar Republic? They've emulated (directly copied) everything from the name, to the symbolism, to the tactics. All of them are self-proclaimed communists, anarcho-communists, or anarchists. It's the equivalent of claiming some group that emulates (directly copies) the Sturmabteilung isn't predominately National Socialist.

    He made a claim of the present. That is a claim of the past.

    Unsurprisingly, the collectivists haven't changed much. Visit their message boards, the National Socialists still harp on about racial purity, "gassing the kikes," and so on. The Communists still talk of sending people to labor camps, violently suppressing ideologies they disagree with, how liberals get the bullet too, and so on.

    [–] California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show BecausIts2016 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in news

    You made the stupid claim. Now prove the stupid claim.

    History proves his claim. Communists and National Socialists are both collectivist ideologues. Both of them operated concentration camps (where millions died), killed dissidents, engaged in social engineering and draconian thought policing, and so on. It's almost like collectivists have a proclivity to commit atrocities against the individual and individual liberty in favor of perceived group interest. Those group interests vary, but the collectivist is always dangerous to the individual that is at odds with their dogma.

    [–] Logan Paul Faces Backlash Again by Tasering Dead Rats and Taking Live Fish Out of a Pond BecausIts2016 8 points ago in news

    Like the saying goes; if it's not broken why fix it. If I could become a millionaire by acting like a puerile idiot I would. With that said, I can't stand these idiots.

    [–] Nebraska school will not punish alt-right student who 'loves violence' BecausIts2016 54 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago) in news

    Punish him for what exactly? Thought crime? According to the article all he did was make a cringey video. Why people would want higher education to thought police is beyond me. That's one of the hallmarks of oppressive regimes.

    [–] Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada, pulls Viceland channel off the air BecausIts2016 11 points ago in news

    I only became familiar with, and a regular viewer of VICE because of their great war reporting. Those journalists would really embed themselves and provide some great coverage. Ukraine, Syria, you name it, VICE was there on the front lines. Never bothered watching any of their Buzzfeed level clickbait trash, though, even though it's littered across their channel.

    [–] Senators reach deal to reopen government BecausIts2016 3 points ago in news

    “High ranking Democrat officials are worried that the Republican efforts to frame this as Democrats putting the interests of undocumented people over American citizens is not going to go well for them.” - NPR this morning

    This was honestly my first thought when I heard about Democrats threatening to shut down the government over DACA. "Seriously? The Democrats want to hand Republicans a political guillotine?"

    [–] German city bans new refugees amid anti-migrant mood BecausIts2016 25 points ago in news

    Same reason people take interest in what's happening in Yemen, or why Europeans take interest in the results of an American election, or American politics in general. You comment on the issue of DACA for example:

    It's not your America. It's everyones.

    [–] German city bans new refugees amid anti-migrant mood BecausIts2016 3 points ago in news

    Their loss. More doctors and engineers for other German cities.

    [–] US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says BecausIts2016 40 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in news

    I'm not American, but if I was I'd be adamantly against any amnesty deal. It's been done already under the same pretenses. "Amnesty...but this is the last!" "Amnesty...but better border security!" It's all bullshit, and proponents of amnesty know it. Deportation and increased border security is the policy to pursue. Continued capitulation on the issue of amnesty every 20-30 years just creates an indefinite cycle that repeats itself.

    [–] Study: Trump's Presidency Has 'Accelerated' the Decline of Democracy Worldwide BecausIts2016 87 points ago in worldnews

    Even before Obama, really. Not sure which comedian said it, but your politicians should wear jackets showcasing all their sponsors, like they do in NASCAR. Then Americans will know who actually runs their government. Hi, I'm Charles Schumer and I represent the interests of Lockheed Martin and Citigroup.

    [–] Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years in United States is deported BecausIts2016 0 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in news

    So, going back to the bank robbery example. If you're a small child the criminal justice system is usually lenient, they'll just confiscate the money because you're sitting on something unlawfully, that you have no legal right to. If you're older you're going to find yourself in a legal headache. But if you want a more relevant example, just consider some homeless family that squats in somebody's 1-year vacant property. Property owner returns...Well, they all get evicted, children included, because they're living in something they have no legal right to. The children don't magically get to stay because it's the parents that broke through the back door. They incur the same liability.

    [–] Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years in United States is deported BecausIts2016 1 points ago in news

    It's a crime to illegally enter. Since he entered the guy never committed a crime.

    ???

    [–] Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years in United States is deported BecausIts2016 10 points ago in news

    No, but with some crimes the children can also be liable. Say your parents rob a bank and give you the proceeds (in effect making you a party/participant). Think you have no liability to return that money? Likewise, their decision to involve you in illegally crossing the border makes you a party, a participant, that is also liable. Might not have been your decision, but it's the situation they put you in knowingly.