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VIDEO: Weaponized drones have been deployed for use in protests and riots. 
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+Edward M Tirone Ha! Human rights are a holographic idea, and untestable. Rights can't be proven the same way gravity can, and your rights mean nothing to a hungry lion. Unless you can prove without a shadow of a doubt that Rights are an objective truth, the robots (should they become self aware) don't have to respect you, and neither does anyone else.
I'm not saying your concerns aren't valid, I am going to paraphrase Nietzsche and say "In a godless universe all things are permitted".
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Understanding the RFRA

Over the past week we have heard the outrage over the RFRA in Indiana being signed into law. Many media outlets and opponents referred to this law as a LGBT discrimination law or a 'license to discriminate.' Influencers and large companies have cried foul and threatened to pull business from the state almost immediately after it's signing.

But in actually reading the law it is hard to discern what exactly it will do to further discrimination against the LGBT community. See, there is actually nothing in the law that specifically mentions members of the LGBT community, the law simply allows people to file claims or lawsuits against the government if they feel that their religious freedom is being infringed upon.

So why then is everyone outraged?

Well, we have a federal law that guarantees all people the right 'public accommodations' regardless of gender, race, religion, or national origin. This basically means a business that serves the public can't refuse service on these grounds. However there are no protections for the LGBT community, which means that technically under the RFRA businesses will have a defense in court should they be ordered by law to not discriminate against LGBT people.

This seems to be the general take away, but I have to admit the issue is EXTREMELY complicated on all sides. Initially, the federal RFRA was used to protect native Americans from issues arising from the use of peyote in religious or spiritual practices. They wanted to make sure the use of peyote would not be held against those who partake for religious reasons. At the same time the bill could also open the door to other issues, say a pharmacist denying medication on religious grounds.

In the end all the law will do is provide a defense in court, which may or may not work. People who feel that laws are forcing them to provide services could sue and use RFRA as their defense. 

What we really all need to do here is make sure this law is used in the correct way to protect everyone's rights and we need to extend civil rights protections to those in the LGBT community. Once we do that, this part of the debate will be over.
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+Paul Hackenberger Thank you for your response, I do consider our discussions intellectual and stimulating.  I told you I was writing off the top of my head and at my age thoughts may not make it to the top until later (lol) and my posts reflect that.  I changed my tone when I realized that I was not talking to a lawyer. I just want to enlighten my fellow American where I can.  My post where I use the demurrer is an example of where no explanations are given and a client wouldn't understand why the case was dismissed. The demurrer changed the procedure and no instruction of how to correct the legal problem is given by the judge. Otherwise, if I understand your question the answer would be sometimes or it depends.  Are talking about a procedural issue when you say practice/execution?  There are doctrines of law that are not spelled out in pleadings and decisions of courts because they are well established and all the 'players' understand and know that.  Sometimes the understanding comes from research, involvement with litigation or by making a mistake out of ignorance of a doctrine. Instruction of the law - do you mean judge or professor or legislative instruction?
The issue with your friend - I would really have to know the facts and what legal issues were involved in the case to even begin. I wouldn't try to guess what her prof was referring to without complete info.  She has now probably discovered at trial that judges will not always tell you where you screwed up as they dismiss your case. They want you to have to dig to find the answer.  It does make for a better lawyer in the long run.I got most of my experience with balancing rights and gov't procedure when the ADA came out in 1990. A whole new body of law with little precedent and a lot of questions of how does it operate and affect rights - company and individual. I learned from mistakes as well as successes. I think of law as games within a game. There are overall rules and  then each game (area of law) has its own subset of rules of how to proceed (play) and what is considered a win or a loss in that game.
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I was wrapped up in Hostile Environment training and wasn't able to produce a video this week, well except for this short vlog explaining it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ifgLaf8qDs&list=TLIKnEGjpkRGI
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Thanks Tim, I appreciate all the work you do, stay safe!

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SIRI is recording everything you say, all of your contacts, your in-home devices, and sometimes even your location. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxTJYrsN-pE

 Several stories and accusations have been going around about SIRI and other voice to text services asserting that they are recording what you say and that people actually listen.
Now I say "accusations" because many people are questioning the veracity of some of these claims, mainly reddit user FallenMyst's.

 However, they aren't accusations. The iOS terms clearly state that Apple will record what you say and may send it to subsidiaries and their agents. It goes on to add that they will record the names of your contacts, your relationships with them, in-home devices, and sometimes your location.  

I don't find this surprising at all so it is interesting to see some people question whether this is happening.

We are carrying little tracking devices around with us that record what we say and the worst part is

We clicked "I agree"
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Thank you for your integrity.
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I recorded my friend jamming out to his song Melancholy Hellhound! Check it out! 
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VIDEO: What do we do after we "watch the watchmen" break the law?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avY6Pmx7TVw
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To add to my comment about the video, once you watch the watchmen break the law you put it on youtube or some other public arena and send the link to their superiors and local news outlets.  But you can only hope for change, don't expect it or demand it, unless its a gross violation.
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Wondering what the #RFRA is? Check out my latest for Youtube where I explain a bit about the new law.
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Going on Tour in St Louis County

The Structure of St Louis county creates "the gauntlet" where residents fear driving through multiple municipalities and facing multiple fines for one infraction. This results in multiple warrants and eventually jail time in multiple jurisdictions.

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+Steve Bodenheimer that's a hell of a question. I think people are very efficient and both of your options are the right answer. In some places it Will be changed and other places smarter tactics will be used.
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Not Just #Ferguson: Locals report institutional racism throughout STL county. http://fusion.net/video/59550/the-doj-investigated-ferguson-what-about-the-next-town-over/
This week, the Department of Justice released a report revealing systemic discrimination against blacks in the St.
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CopWatch: Inside the growing movement to film the police. http://fusion.net/video/54120/inside-the-growing-film-the-cops-movement/
Are more cameras really the answer to ending police brutality?
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Yesterday's explosion is actually the FIFTH time something like this has happened is the past year and a half. 
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They must be hiding this because I hadn't even heard about it.
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  Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by outlets such as NBC, Reuters, The New York Times, and Al Jazeera English.

 ​   Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which he responds to while reporting live. Pool is consistently developing new technology to advance the field of journalism and decentralize the ability to share information.  
 

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Shorty Award - Best Journalist in Social Media 2013, TIME 100 Nominee, Featured TIME Person of the Year 2011
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