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A Democratic Waterloo

scott s. Wrote: Nov 06, 2014 3:09 PM
Good, but I think 2) already exists to the limit of federal power and 5) is an infringement of state power.
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Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

scott s. Wrote: Nov 04, 2014 2:13 PM
In my state there is no "free" ID. It can take as many as 5 separate pieces of documentation, acceptable to the state, to qualify for an ID that meets the requirements of "Real ID" (legal presence, legal name, residence). So while requiring a state-issued ID to vote is a valid argument for anti-fraud, let's not kid ourselves that it's "free". But I am more worried about mail-in voting fraud than walk-in voting fraud anyway.
No, mandatory checks are only for certain classes of firearms known as "NFA firearms". These are things like machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and silencers. For other firearms, background check is only required if firearm is obtained from a federal licensee, such as a dealer or importer. Background check without registration is difficult to enforce. That's why all NFA firearms are registered, and it's illegal to make one without first paying a tax (SOT) to the BATFE.
Okay but I don't think NOI should be confused with Islam. NOI was created by Elijah Muhammad in the 1930s and popularized by Malcolm X and now Louis Farrakhan.
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Terrorism & 'The True Believer'

scott s. Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 4:40 PM
Like libs who see all-powerful secular government as utopia on earth, Islam sees an all-powerful Caliphate as utopia. To the extent ISIS (or any other movement) is seen as advancing the caliphate it will be supported by Islam, and in particular the jihadi johnies.
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Random Thoughts

scott s. Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 3:37 PM
Your argument seems to be based on an assumption that the concentration of water vapor in the atmosphere is independent of the concentration of CO2. That has to be proven. I think it's the opposite -- CO2 acts as a forcing function.
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Random Thoughts

scott s. Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 3:27 PM
Yes, we need to argue intelligently. I add, even if there is a general warming, should we all run around like scalded cats because of it?
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Taxing Online a Matter of Fairness?

scott s. Wrote: Oct 27, 2014 12:14 AM
My state has such a tax (general excise tax) instead of sales tax. But there is an exemption for the value of goods or services shipped out of the state. And buyers are still subject to a use tax for goods and services imported from outside the state. So there isn't really any difference.
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The Price of Papal Popularity

scott s. Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 4:13 PM
Henry VIII didn't want a divorce, he wanted an annulment based on violation of canon law (a cynic would suggest annulment is just Catholic divorce). Though it's true Henry wasn't interested in canon law niceties. His concern was since the War of the Roses, a failure to produce a male heir to the throne would likely throw England into another political upheaval which would be exploited by her enemies. And Clement VII wasn't worried about supporting "the family". Clement was a Medici -- the most powerful family in Europe. After conquering the financial world, the Medicis became interested in bigger things and bought the papacy for Leo X. Leo X maneuvered to get his cousin into position to take over the papacy as Clement VII. Clement was an active player in continental politics (with decidedly mixed results) and at this point was acting as a political operative for the Emperor Charles V. Weakening England was part of the political game being played.
By Executive Order 9279 issued in December 1942, no one 18 - 34 was allowed to enlist. They had to be drafted. This was because Army was complaining men were enlisting to avoid going into the infantry branch.
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Stop This Voter Card Madness!

scott s. Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 3:55 PM
I should probably clarify that there is a requirement for ID to buy an item in the 5 classes known as NFA firearms -- things like machine guns and sawed-off shotguns.
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