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  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , magicalclick wrote

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    The logic is sound. I thought NY strategy is to do just that by hiring more polices before law can the relaxed.

    Having the police not enforce stupid laws and policing real crimes has the same effect has hiring more police officers without actually hiring more police officers. What aren't you getting about this?

    *snip*


    Like I said, the logic is sound, but, I need proof.

    JohnAskew pointed you to an example that might satisfy what you consider "proof". If you don't define what your idea of proof is, nobody's going to spend the time on a wild goose chase to satisfy you.


    Also I didn't clarify before. I always think marijuana should be legalized due to its impact isn't as addictive as cigarettes and less brain damaging as alcohol. But, that's all i am willing to allow due to that reason. I would not stop War on Drug because drug like cocaine is just too dangerous and additive that even doctor think twice before using it.

    There are prescription drugs that are just as addictive and dangerous as cocaine. The interesting thing is that decriminalization works in the same way on drug abuse as it does rates of crime.

    Many of these innovative treatment procedures would not have emerged if addicts had continued to be arrested and locked up rather than treated by medical experts and psychologists. Currently 40,000 people in Portugal are being treated for drug abuse. This is a far cheaper, far more humane way to tackle the problem. Rather than locking up 100,000 criminals, the Portuguese are working to cure 40,000 patients and fine-tuning a whole new canon of drug treatment knowledge at the same time.


    And my support to legalize marijuana is just based on its chemical, not because some other unrelated things such as equality. Equality can be fixed without legalizing marijuana.

    Who gets to decide which drugs are legalized and which are not? What should be the "chemical" basis for the decision to legalize or not?

    They are mutually exclusive to me.

    I think you mean "independent" or "orthogonal".

  • Azure Cloud Service and SQL connection strings - how to configure ?

    , figuerres wrote

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    also I am using a database first / ef  and in the new ef you can not pass a parameter for the name of the connection string.  (the company dba folks do not want developers having code that creates tables and databases)

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    What version of EF are you using?

  • The end is nigh

    , Sven Groot wrote

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    MSFT completely crashed, I should've sold last week. :P

    Ah well, they'll go up again once Windows 10 comes out. :D

    It seems the Chinese had no money to spend on Windows because all their money went to Apple.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , magicalclick wrote

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    You mean because the cop has more time to catch robbers and rapists, criminals will get caught faster and redused the occurrence of the recurring crime?

    That's a possibility, but, I need proof.

    I don't believe a vague statistics such as crime rate. I can easily reduce it to complete zero by legalizing everything.

    There are only a certain number of people willing to commit crimes. More cops looking out for these crimes instead of drug crimes means more robbers and rapists get nabbed. This may cause a spike in incarceration rates for robbery and rape, but that would mean rates in these crimes subsequently decrease. OR more cops out on patrol looking for robbers and rapists instead of drug users and drug dealers means fewer would-be robbers and rapists actually get a chance to commit those crimes. Crimes are usually acts of both risk and opportunity. If the risk is too high of getting caught or the opportunity isn't there, no crime is committed.

    In either scenario, it stands to reason that crime rates will go down.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , magicalclick wrote

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    You mean playing with numbers?

    Show me lowered rate of robberies, rape without hand-tied police force and budget. Than I would be intrigued.

    How about lower crime rates with statute changes and all else being equal?

    You seriously can't register in your brain the possibility that this is true? Think about it. If cops aren't going after some guys smoking or selling weed, then they have more time going after robbers and rapists, thus reducing crime rates. It's not rocket surgery. (Yes, that was intentional. :))

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , kettch wrote

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    So, it's ok for you to use the same tactic to interpret everything I say as being racist?

    Where did I say that what you said was racist? I said calling those that speak out against racism as racists themselves is tantamount to condoning racism.

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    I'd have to agree with you here. Microsoft swung the pendulum a bit too far the other way. On-handed control on a phone is just as important as mouse + keyboard control on a desktop. 

    I also don't like that they won't allow full Windows 

    All-in-all I think Microsoft's finally getting it close to "right" for Windows. If they can just get UA to take off I think they'd revive Windows Phone and finally get some momentum behind devs writing "modern" apps. They just need to add Xamarin to the dev sandbox to attract Android an iOS devs (and they need to add this to VS all the way down to Community Edition SKU.)

    Microsoft needs to stop addressing the squeaking wheel by completely replacing the wheel. It's getting ridiculous.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , kettch wrote

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    Right now, we have a climate where, it is assumed that because a person is of certain races, they are incapable of racism.

    *snip*

    Even if true, how does this even matter in this discussion? It doesn't matter if every African American in existence is a racist and wants to kill every "cracka" he/she sees. That doesn't excuse our criminal justice system of being racist in the enforcement of our laws.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , kettch wrote

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    Where did I say it was an excuse for tolerance of racism? If anything, you've proven my point.

    You said that denying that some people assume that certain races are automatically racist (Why beat around the bush? Just say "whites", dude.) and certain races (i.e. "blacks") are considered incapable of racism is in itself racist. I'm not sure how denying the existence of such people is, in itself, racist, but whatevs. For the record, I believe such people exist. I also know that flat Earthers exist.

    Your statement sounds like you want to assume that MOST accusations of racism are being levied by some group that deems themselves incapable of racism (i.e. "blacks") against some group that is automatically assumed to be racist (i.e. "whites"). It sort of sounds like you think some group (i.e. "blacks") doth protest too much. That sounds a little like tolerance for racism to me.

    And those that throw around the "racist" word nilly-willy at those that point out racism is a tactic usually employed by those that condone racism. Just sayin'.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , magicalclick wrote

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    The number dropped after the two police got shots as well.

    Right. It's that easy to gather the statistics to draw that conclusion after just a few weeks.