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by The Kernel
2014-08-22 01:06pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alt History Scenario: KPD replaces Nazi party
Replies: 44
Views: 6688

Re: Alt History Scenario: KPD replaces Nazi party

Sure, but touching the elites in Germany would have triggered an immense backlash. Not even Hitler, who was supported by them, tried to really touch the privileges of the army and elites. The Army maybe but how can you say touching the "elites" in Germany would trigger an immense backlash? Many of ...
by The Kernel
2014-05-09 03:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

If you could prove that then you would have just as good of a case for prosecuting the police officers. You have just admitted that it's the same thing.
by The Kernel
2014-05-09 01:25pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

You're fucking with me, aren't you? Those. are. crimes. Crimes that should lead to criminal charges. If you can't nail criminals in criminal court: too. fucking. bad. You don't understand the difference between criminal and civil actions do you? The two are entirely different. Yea, that was stupid....
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 09:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Thankfully, he made that statement about German banks, not US banks. It's not embezzlement unless an individual at the bank takes the money for himself now is it? Just as the cops would only personally be in trouble when they started taking it for themselves, keeping it in the evidence locker is pu...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 09:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Who in the almighty force of blue fucknosery is talking about banks other than you? The entire issue revolves around police seizures of assets. That's exactly the point that everyone is missing. This is about CIVIL FORFEITURE. In civil court the government, corporations and individuals are the SAME...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 07:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

No, they will also get hit with criminal charges. Do you see the parallel here? No they won't and who would you charge anyway? A bank is not a person and people in the AML department are not criminally liable for their actions unless they are stupid enough to demonstrate criminal intent which comin...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 07:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

How is establishing probable cause for civil cases (which have a much lower standard in many areas than criminal proceedings) going to fix the problem? Further, you may even be forced to waive a jury in that instance and only rely on a judge, who may be just as crooked as the cops. Because right no...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 07:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Are you not reading my posts or are we talking about different scenarios here? I was talking about cops taking stuff when they know there is no cause for that. Any bank that does the same knowing they have no cause will get hammered. Yeah they will get hammered...in civil court. Just like you can f...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 06:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

It's the same thing as what I am saying. There's no criminal law against your bank taking all your money and claiming that they think you owe it to them so they are going to keep it so all of a sudden you are in the exact same position. Of course there is. If they know they have no legal claim then...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 06:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

This is incorrect. Civil forfeiture in many states means that police may confiscate the "means to a crime" without any conviction, judicial review, or in many cases even without charges. Once it has been confiscated, the person from whom it was confiscated must initiate (and win) a civil case to re...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 06:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Yes but your solution is not the law and what I am talking about is the law as it is on the books right now. Sure but my point is that the only reason there is a problem here at all is because the government can use the advantage of their position to seize your property and then they have defacto p...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 05:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

The problem is the thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of cases where property is seized and no charges, neither civil nor criminal, being filed. You then have to sue the government to get your property back. If they weren't abusing the shit out of the law, there wouldn't even be a need to for...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 05:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

However, a bank with which I freely entered business dealings with is quite different than the Government, which has a host of powers to bring against me which no bank has. This is a civil proceeding remember? The government has no special powers there (well they have virtually unlimited funds to l...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 05:01pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Wow, those laws make no sense. I'd always assumed that in a civilized country the cops actually need a reason to take your stuff. Legal banditry. Actually this is just a reflection of the way civil proceedings work. Think about it: what if your bank decided to simply keep all your money and tell yo...
by The Kernel
2014-05-08 04:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right
Replies: 37
Views: 2142

Re: Minnesota gets Civil Forfeiture right

Now hang on for a second, I'm not necessarily arguing in favor of civil forfeiture by the government but lets at least try and understand what the intent of all this is. The concept of "civil forfeiture" in this context just means that the US Government can bring a civil lawsuit against an individua...
by The Kernel
2014-04-11 10:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: But voter fraud doesn't exist!
Replies: 30
Views: 2547

Re: But voter fraud doesn't exist!

I didn't claim a million fraudulent voters. I didn't even use the 30k+ number he used. I pointed to the 700+ double votes in North Carolina and someplace else, noted that fraud was happening, and said that it should be addressed. Read the damn article I posted and not just the headline and you'll s...
by The Kernel
2014-04-10 11:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: But voter fraud doesn't exist!
Replies: 30
Views: 2547

Re: But voter fraud doesn't exist!

This is all bullshit.

Politifact on voter fraud in the North Carolina report.

So yes, voter fraud is STILL not an issue. Move along.
by The Kernel
2014-03-02 08:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ukraine War Thread
Replies: 1377
Views: 87149

Re: Ukraine Uprising/Conflict General (Livestream from Maida

Yeah but I don't think we should really confront Russia as in economic war. It certainly wouldn't be much skin off our teeth. But then we don't depend on Russia for gas the way Europe does. As to the missile defence base, that is just stupid and won't work. Putin seems to have been worried enough t...
by The Kernel
2014-03-02 07:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ukraine War Thread
Replies: 1377
Views: 87149

Re: Ukraine Uprising/Conflict General (Livestream from Maida

I think the bigger concern is the idea that Ukraine could be pushed away from the Soviet sphere of influence into the EU or worse yet become a full blown NATO member. Ukraine is a huge country of 45 million people right on the border of Russia and I image the last thing Putin wants is them becoming ...
by The Kernel
2014-03-02 04:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ukraine War Thread
Replies: 1377
Views: 87149

Re: Ukraine Uprising/Conflict General (Livestream from Maida

Thanas, what can we reasonably do? We could arm Russia's other neighbors to the teeth with all sorts of goodies, reinstate plans for an Eastern European missile defense base and start all out economic war against Russia all with a justification we never had before. If we were determined to make thi...
by The Kernel
2013-12-30 12:57am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pistols through ages?
Replies: 59
Views: 3316

Re: Pistols through ages?

For a modern pistol if cost were no object then an FN Five-Seven is almost certainly the best way to go. The only downside is the cost of ammunition. For a more conventional caliber the Sig P226 chambered in .40 S&W is probably the safest choice. Going conventional in that caliber, the .357 Sig is ...
by The Kernel
2013-12-29 05:18am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pistols through ages?
Replies: 59
Views: 3316

Re: Pistols through ages?

For a modern pistol if cost were no object then an FN Five-Seven is almost certainly the best way to go. The only downside is the cost of ammunition.

For a more conventional caliber the Sig P226 chambered in .40 S&W is probably the safest choice.
by The Kernel
2013-12-10 04:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is the most expensive thing on Earth?
Replies: 29
Views: 3440

Re: What is the most expensive thing on Earth?

These probably stretch the definitely a tad but they are ABSOLUTELY for sale at the right price. There is nothing stoping anyone from snapping up their own should they chose to do so--heck most of the industry has undergone consolidation at this point just because these damn things are so frightenin...
by The Kernel
2013-12-02 07:28am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are there any American super cars?
Replies: 70
Views: 5129

Re: Are there any American super cars?

Hmmm. Over here it is the price of an S-class. Still rather have that one. They actually compared the two briefly on Top Gear US (S550 vs Model S) and it came off faster and generally more impressive . Granted an entertainment show but if you are in the market for such a thing you need to try the M...
by The Kernel
2013-12-02 06:08am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are there any American super cars?
Replies: 70
Views: 5129

Re: Are there any American super cars?

Thanas I wouldn't be too proud of the supposed build quality of European cars because there is an American car that makes fools of them all including the Italians, Germans, Japanese and even other American cars. Yes I'm referring to the Tesla Model S (performance config) which has to be the biggest...