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    [–] Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion hyperviolator 19 points ago in politics

    Trump steps out of the White House in January 2020 and is instantly mobbed by process servers.

    What if it's an arrest warrant from New York state? How does that work, if one state has one for you and you're in DC or another state? Does the NY state patrol come get you? FBI? Local police hold you?

    [–] Trump's attorney claims, without evidence, the President's 2017 interview on Comey firing was edited hyperviolator 1 points ago in politics

    Did he think that NBC wouldn't still have or release the unedited interview or something?

    Plus it was a three camera interview, wasn't it, at least?

    1. On Trump
    2. On Holt
    3. On both

    All they need to do is release the raw data on all three with time stamps, and #3 is gonna be a doozy.

    [–] Known Issue Tickets - Leave open or close hyperviolator 1 points ago in sysadmin

    Every single customer contact, internal, external, anything -- anything that is directly impacted by bug/issue X -- should be logged as an entity and update against bug/issue X. EVERY single time.

    If policy says don't do this the policy is WRONG.

    A bug with 1,000 reports is an actionable item.

    [–] Court Orders FCC To Hand Over Data On Bogus Net Neutrality Comments hyperviolator 54 points ago in technology

    Gotta love when the civilian sector knows better then big brother.

    This is always what happens because government stupidity in rules means they can't pay market rates for top talent and they reject anyone who ever touched cannabis, which is like 50% of the tech/IT world at least on the west coast.

    Drop the MJ rules and pay competing or better rates than Silicon Valley and Wall Street for the sake of national security. Also, don't make people live in a shitty suburb halfway between DC and Baltimore where no one sane wants to live.

    [–] Bob Iger Talks on Disney's Streaming Service, 'Roseanne,' James Gunn and a Coming ‘Star Wars' “Slowdown” hyperviolator 20 points ago in marvelstudios

    Guardians coming back after something like an extended number of years could actually make for some very interesting storytelling with Gunn. Instead of several years for Volume 3, if it ends up being 5-10 years, things can be substantially different. Instead of plucky heroes, maybe the Guardians are a major force in the future. Full on Space Avengers with Peter and Rocket as their leaders.

    You can argue that GOTG 1 and 2 are the different halves of the same film covering Peter's family history as the core. That's all resolved in those films for his story.

    [–] The Electoral College is a civic abomination hyperviolator 19 points ago in politics

    And to be further clear, the US Constitution spells out in comically plain unambiguous language that the actions, control, and dispensation of anything and everything to do with electors is utterly at the discretion of local state legislatures full stop.

    Even if some lunatic court decision said (God knows how) that the Interstate Compact were unlawful, all any state has to do is pass a simple law that mandates that 100% of electoral votes must go to the winner of the national popular election and that any elector refusing this is replaced by a thousands-of-people long list of backups until an elector is willing to cast their ballot to the winner of that popular election, and that any ballot not for the popular winner is not valid per the state.

    There's a lot of ways to skin this cat.

    [–] The Electoral College is a civic abomination hyperviolator 5 points ago in politics

    Well...the constitutionality is still somewhat questionable. Noone has ever brought a case to the supreme court about requiring the Electoral College electors to vote a specific way.

    Because Electoral College electors and their selection and dispensation are 100% an internal state matter per the Constitution, full stop. No one has brought it because no one is stupid enough to.

    The Constitution:

    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows, Article 2, Section 1, then changed slightly in some ways in the 12th Amendment, but this bit bolded is still live:

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    Then you add the 12th:

    The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;

    The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;

    The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.

    The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

    Nothing in that language, anyway or anywhere, says a word about 'how' things should be done on the state level for electors beyond this:

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    and

    The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;

    That's it. That's the beginning, middle and end of law that governs this on a Constitutional level. No law from the US Congress is allowed to supersede or muck around with that at all. The key bit, again:

    [1] Each State shall appoint, [2] in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct

    1. Each state can set their own playbook on electors; no commonality is required.
    2. Any damn thing they want.

    Congratulations, Montana electors may not wear hats, be under the age of 40, over the age of 60, left handed, or cast their vote in any way but per the Interstate Compact.

    Don't like it? Constitution explicitly says state legislatures can do their local setup "in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct."

    You cannot possibly get more unambiguous than that. If any Federalist paper disagrees in any manner, then you can also wipe your butt with that piece of Hamilton, Jay or Madison legal fan fiction.

    It is possible that SCOTUS could rule that the states cannot force an elector to vote a specific way...but that remains to be seen.

    Then that SCOTUS's ruling would be so far out of whack that I would encourage every single state to tell them:

    Fuck you. This is what our Electors are doing.

    If the Supreme Court or Conservatives want to start a civil war over this, it'll be on their heads.

    [–] I keep hearing the main bottleneck to getting more cops into SPD is that the "Academy" that the state runs has only so many slots available each year. Why can't we just expand the damn Academy? hyperviolator 2 points ago in SeattleWA

    They won't say that because it would be a huge scandal but yes. If you Google you can find lists of all municipalities in the USA by number of police per capita and similar statistics. Our police:citizen ratio is equal to like small random suburbs in Illinois and Connecticut.

    [–] The Kavanaugh vote has officially been canceled hyperviolator 4 points ago in politics

    If they don't have the votes they will not reschedule. If two Republicans refuse to vote for him until all things are aired out there is no vote.

    [–] I keep hearing the main bottleneck to getting more cops into SPD is that the "Academy" that the state runs has only so many slots available each year. Why can't we just expand the damn Academy? hyperviolator 24 points ago in SeattleWA

    Don't get me started on how Seattle doesn't really want to pay for skilled labor. Much easier to pay minimum and complain about the quality of employees I suppose.

    If you mean government jobs, blame the idiot culture that says government employees shouldn't be paid actual competitive market rates.

    If an accountant with skillset XYZ can get $70,000 working in City Hall or $120,000 working across the street for some company, which do you think they'll take?

    Pay second or third best rates, you get second or third best solutions.

    [–] Man goes on rampage in dt Seattle Target, stealing and attacking workers. Police never show up. hyperviolator 21 points ago in SeattleWA

    Can't Macy's just put someone at each door and tell a given patron, "You may not enter?"

    Take this dude's photo and just trespass him?

    [–] Kavanaugh’s little lies are catching up with him hyperviolator 16 points ago in politics

    And there are still high level talking points memos distributed daily or as needed by everyone from the Federalist Society to AEI to Fox to who knows who else. Go flip through any random AM conservative station to Fox to their news sites and podcasts and whatever else with slight audience tweaks for demographics. They all argue the same things with the same lingo and jargon on the same topics.

    It's to totally inundate, insulate, and encapsulate 'members' of their tribe from outside influence or perspective. Any break from the narrative invites questions and questions lead to answers that can add outside influence and perspective, leading to a cascade failure of their established social command and control structure.

    [–] Captain Marvel trailer hyperviolator 27 points ago in movies

    "You know I fully support your Avenging. How was your day?"

    "I was on a flying city fighting an army of killer robots who almost ended humanity, and I had a bow and arrow."

    [–] Captain Marvel trailer hyperviolator 6 points ago in movies

    It’s the teaser. It’s job is to get people hyped. Next trailers expand awareness.

    [–] Megathread: Trump Orders Justice Dept. To Declassify Russia-Related Material hyperviolator 23 points ago in politics

    It's all delegated authority and requirements. President > Cabinet head > agency > adjuncts all the way down to whomever actually does the release(s), and presumably some potential veto power back up the food chain which is where you get into litigation. All of it is supposed to be heavily curated as a process by law.

    [–] Megathread: Trump Orders Justice Dept. To Declassify Russia-Related Material hyperviolator 3 points ago in politics

    he will have a few of those whispering in his ear still.

    Who exactly is left? "Doctor Gorka"? Hannity? Lou freaking Dobbs?

    [–] Megathread: Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Public Hearing On Kavanaugh Accusations, Vote Postponed hyperviolator 9 points ago in politics

    Remember the Republican Congressional flow chart of merit and value:

    White Christian male > White male > White Christian female > White female > other