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    Today, 08:16 AM
    I will pose you two different scenarios. Pick one. The background scenario is a new robotics startup that has a need for PhD level engineers to solve tricky problems in machine vision and machine learning. This company is having trouble filling these positions. Scenario 1: The startup fills them using H1B visa holders who just graduated from U.S. universities. (Again most of the STEM PhD's at U.S. universities are foreigners.) The startup flourishes and highers lots of Americans to do various tasks that don't require engineering PhDs. Scenario 2: The H1B visa program is killed, the foreign born PhD students return home, the startup relocates to India or China. Which scenario do you choose and why? Edit: And why do you believe H1B visa holders are more likely to be communists than native born Americans?
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    Today, 08:09 AM
    Okay. But why is that? It seems the more powerful a grassroots movement becomes the least power the grassroots actually have. Trump can rightly be seen as the culmination of the Tea Party...which subsumed the Ron Paul movement....which subsumed the truther and liberty movements. More "power" but less influence. Look at Obamacare. The meme being pushed by the MSM is "If republicans trash Obamacare they face angry crowds back home." Well...what happened to the angry crowds from a few years back demanding the end of Obamacare?
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    Today, 08:04 AM
    Only if you are a public figure. If you are not a public figure you can win by merely proving negligence. http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/proving-fault-actual-malice-and-negligence
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    For slander against someone who is not a public figure you don't have to prove that the person making the allegations knew they were false, only that they were negligent in their regard for the truth. So, here's the million dollar (literally), question. Is a YouTube "celebrity" a "public figure?" And here's the catch-22. The more famous someone is on YouTube the more money he tends to make, so at one phase of the trial his lawyer would have to argue "Of course he's not a public figure. He just streams video games for the fun of it", but then, if he won, at the damages phase he would have to argue "He was a rising YouTube megastar and he lost future earning potential of X million dollars!" http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/proving-fault-actual-malice-and-negligence
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    Today, 07:56 AM
    Rather than fight Donald Trump at every turn, Massie "saves his powder" by not directly attacking the man, but attacking bad policies put forward by the man, like Trumpcare. Praising Trump for the one arguably good thing Trump has done during these 100 days, nominating Neil Gorsuch, keeps Massie popular with the people that voted for him and Trump while at the same time not endorsing anything else Trump has done.
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    Today, 07:44 AM
    "Conservative" supreme court pick John Roberts upheld Obamacare. Enough said. Well...no. Not enough said. Yes it's nice that we had a better pick than what Hillary would have done. But that would have happened even in Jeb Bush had become president. We have no idea what will ultimately become of Gorsuch. Time after time supreme court pics have ultimately disappointed those who pushed for their nomination. We'll see what happens this time. In the meantime the TSA is groping more than ever before. MAGA!
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    Today, 07:39 AM
    Didn't you read? He was pulling college women and MILFs! He was his own underage sex slave. He was farming himself out through a pizza joint.
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    Today, 06:43 AM
    Everyone in this country. South Koreans, predictably, don't like this idea. http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/South-Koreans-Protest-US-THAAD-Anti-Missile-System-as-Installation-Starts-20170426-0027.html
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    Today, 06:37 AM
    What the....? AJ is started to head into Charlie Sheen territory. I don't get it. Finally he's becoming a real household name, coverage on all major networks, a chance to have MSM exposure for alternative news, the POTUS actually listens to him, and he pulls stunts like this? It's almost like he's his own strawman. :(
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    Today, 06:32 AM
    jmdrake replied to a thread Torcoin in Bitcoin / Cryptocurrencies
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    Today, 06:30 AM
    Welcome to MAGAville! This is all 36DD chest! (I mean 3D chess). Trump has to say he's for NAFTA because the deep state is blackmailing him with questionable pictures of him and his daughter. She's really a Zionist plant but Trump was really for us before he was against us. /sarc
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    Today, 06:27 AM
    I didn't see this posted by anyone else so..... http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/04/21/white_house_offers_to_fund_obamacare_if_democrats_ fund_trump_s_border_wall.html Seriously folks, this is what you get when you substitute nationalist populism for actual libertarian principles. Government just gets biggerer and biggerer. Both Obamacare and the border wall are anti liberty big government boondoggles. And I'm not talking about liberty of foreign nationals. I'm talking about liberty of U.S. citizens. There is a constitution free zone along our borders already. A wall will only make it worse. The current wall (yes part of it was already built) infringes on the private property rights of U.S. citizens who's property was seized to build the stupid thing. It cuts their land in half! Watch this: and this:
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Not if we remember who sHe would have nominated.
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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Tomahawk bomb Turkey! MAGA!
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    That's a nice start, but it's worse than that. The CIA actively participated in drug trafficking and used the profits to fund black ops.
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Why limit that assessment to foreign policy? There is no Trump doctrine on anything.....period. Trump has no principles. None. That's why he can one week threaten the Freedom Caucus with primaries and then the next invite Rand to play golf to discuss healthcare. Am I the only one that caught Trump telling the democrats "Vote with me on funding for the wall and I'll push for funding for life support for Obamacare?"
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    He should have melted it down and sold off the evidence for scrap.
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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Well Ron Paul believes libertarian values go beyond U.S. borders which is why he supports a non-interventionist foreign policy based on the Golden Rule. Oh and he supports freedom of international travel including the right of foreign workers to come to the U.S. While in Congress Ron voted to double the number of H1B Visas. http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=TX&VIPID=787 I agree with his position. But not just because he has it. The OP article is farcical in its arguments. H1B visa holders on welfare? Wrong. Flat out lie. Keep foreign workers out because they use the highways? Silly. They pay gas tax just like anyone else. Hospitals? They typically have private health insurance so that's not a factor. They over use libraries? :rolleyes: Whoever wrote this has probably not been to a library in years. Libraries are in no danger of overuse. They drive down U.S. wages? Not nearly as much as if they aren't allowed in the country. You see you can outsource over the internet. Someone from India who works in Silicon Valley has to pay the same high cost of living as someone born in the U.S. who works in Silicon Valley. But if you have that same person working and living in India...well on a McDonald's salary he can have a decent life. So...why don't the high tech firms just outsource over the internet if it's simply about saving money on salary? Because it is NOT about saving money on salary! Go to any major university in the country and check out who's getting the PhDs in STEM fields. The majority are people born outside the U.S., mostly China, India and Pakistan. That's the problem. H1B visas are merely a symptom.
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    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    If he can prove financial damage, then he can sue. Free speech isn't always pretty.
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    Yesterday, 07:42 AM
    But clearly the crime is not selling baby parts but catching people selling baby parts. /sarc
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    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
    Fair enough.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    Sorry but the stupidity of this article hurts my neurons. This part in particular. So while public property is property funded by taxpayers through expropriated taxes; belongs to taxpayers; is to be managed for their benefit—at least one million additional immigrants a year, including recipients of the H-1B visa, are allowed the free use of taxpayer-supported infrastructure and amenities. Every new arrival avails himself of public works such as roads, hospitals, parks, libraries, schools, and welfare. Ummm....H1B visa holders pay taxes. Many of them pay more taxes than the average native born American. And most of them send their kids to private schools because, frankly, American public schools suck. I can see complaining about immigrants using welfare or the public school system. But complaining about immigrants using "muh roads?" Seriously? Okay. Substitute "tourist" for "H1B visa holders." It would be wrong to give tourists food stamps. But should you keep tourists off the roads? If they are driving, they buy gas and pay gas taxes. If they are paying someone else to drive, like an Uber driver, the person they hired is buying gas and paying gas taxes. Maybe you can make the argument that tourists are using "welfare" when they use public transportation so....ban tourism? :rolleyes: Really, anti immigrant conservatives are as bad as statist liberals. Once in a family law class the teacher brought up "octomom" (the lady that had 8 kids at once.) Most of the class was like "Oh....that's so terrible! That should be banned!" Mind you everyone was all for any type of "alternative" family. Two guys or two gals? Perfect. Family having 8 kids? Terrible! Their reasoning "They are using up our precious resources." I was like "But what if they aren't on welfare?" One particularly angry witch droned "I used to work in a public school and I saw how all these kids come in and they use this and that." so I said "And if the kids are home schooled?" She was like "They use our electricity!" So I countered "And if they are off grid?" Then she shut up.
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    Yesterday, 06:31 AM
    Okay. Reading the article, instead of reacting to it, the decision isn't so black and white. The case in question, Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston, occurred during a 2010 traffic stop. Houston Police Officer Chris Thompson stopped Salazar-Limon’s vehicle for speeding and suspected drunk driving. Officer Thompson told Salazar-Limon he was under arrest and began to handcuff him. He said that Salazar-Limon tried to push him into traffic, and then moved his hand toward his waistband. Officer Thompson said that he told him to stop, and that he feared for his life. He said he shot Salazar-Limon, who later sued him for ‘unconstitutional excessive force’, according to Reuters. Justice Sotomayor said that there has been no hesitation to reverse court decisions in cases involving the use of force, but that the Court rarely accepts cases where police officers are offered qualified immunity. The concept of qualified immunity for police officers has been defined by the Supreme Court in the past as a way to protect them from frivolous lawsuits. The Court has said that law enforcement officers are entitled to qualified immunity when they have a reasonable basis to believe that their conduct was constitutional, even if their actual conduct falls somewhat short of the constitutional standard.
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    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    If Ron Paul got you to think for yourself, that's a type of "saving" already. But expecting Ron Paul to fix everything? Yeah....no chance in that.
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    Yesterday, 06:20 AM
    It's stuff like ^this that leads to stuff like this.
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    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    And ^that is why libertarianism != conservatism. Libertarianism >>>>>>>>>>>> conservatism and liberalism. Here's a simple solution. Pay officers well, reduce the size of the force, have zero tolerance for unjustified assaults and killings. First time you're off the force. Period. No paid vacations. Nothing. You can get a job as a private security guard. Same goes for 911 operators like that idiot that said Tamir Rice was an active shooter.
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