Have You Committed Your Three Felonies Today?

Have You Committed Your Three Felonies Today?

A similar attitude may be appropriate in light of an estimate that due to vague statutes and the proliferation of federal regulations – which have the force of law – we wake up in the morning, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and go to sleep  unaware we may have committed several federal crimes in the course of the day. The number varies but the average number of crimes per American seems to be about three.

The more important point is that every one of us is probably guilty of something. “There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime,” retired Louisiana State University law professor John Baker told the Wall Street Journal in July 2011. “That is not an exaggeration.”

• This means that if they want you, they can get you.

• That in turn means that who gets charged, prosecuted, and jailed is a matter of the relevant officials’ discretion.

• And that in turn means that discretion can and will be politicized.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-18/have-you-committed-your-three-felonies-today

Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

So Huawei is both flourishing and perishing, depending on the geography you look at. The Chinese company is both the darling of major pan-European carrier networks like Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, and Vodafone — and the untouchable pariah for US operators wary of its potential links to international espionage. There’s an obvious dissonance between these two positions, and I find it notable that Germany and the UK both rely heavily on Huawei for networking equipment. The first is a country famous for being extremely scrupulous about consumer privacy and data security, and the second is America’s closest political ally. At this point, it feels like US spy agencies have to either put up concrete allegations and evidence of wrongdoing on Huawei’s part, if there is any, or allow the company to carry on its business. The burden of proof is on the accusers.

Ultimately, it all boils down to this: Huawei never did much business in the US, and so losing out on the market opportunity is costly but not a total disaster; the US, on the other hand, has landed in an uncomfortable duopoly situation that strangles consumer choice. The US phone market needs a respectable third player more than Huawei needs the US market.

Source: Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

Florida Residents Warned They’ll Be Ticketed For Hurricane-Damaged Homes

Via TheAntiMedia.org, At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their prop erties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices. Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday.

Source: Florida Residents Warned They’ll Be Ticketed For Hurricane-Damaged Homes