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Topic: Serious Discussion / The People Spoke

defense, and interstate commerce are technically the only powers granted to the federal government by the Constitution.

Those are not the ONLY powers (although many other powers are at least related to those.) They can build roads, control immigration, and establish patents, among other things. They can also enforce that the states give equal protection to their residents, prohibit slavery, and ensure that those over 18 can vote, due to several amendments.

The general guideline should be that the federal government should do things that states cannot do on their own. Things like air pollution are properly regulated by the federal government, because air blows from one state to another. National defense is best done, well, nationally.

But education? Health care? There’s no reason why the states can’t handle those, is there?

There are plenty of laws that are passed by all 50 states. Murder is illegal in every state, for example, even though it’s not a federal crime in most cases. It’s important to the point of being essential, from both a practical standpoint and a human rights standpoint – but that still doesn’t mean the murder law needs to be federalized. But if one state went off the rails and DID legalize murder, the people in that state would at least be free to move to another state. If instead it was legalized at the national level, it would be much more difficult to find another country to live in, and you’d have to get that country’s permission.

and the Republicans have received a mandate.

Not really. When one side convinces about 11 out of 20 voters (out of the half that actually bother to vote) that the other guy was worse, for reasons that varied from state to state, after the majority voted for the OTHER party just two years ago… that’s not a “mandate”, that’s just winning an election. If one side got 2/3 of the vote on a regular basis, and the elections were all about the same issue, then maybe there would be a “mandate” on that issue.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Government is broken.

I propose to you that any government man can think of as long as there is a human element, can and will fail due to someone putting themselves on top.

Well, the US system attempts to prevent this by having separate branches Within the legislative branch, they can make laws and impeach members of the other branches, but any single member of Congress does not hold too much power – they are one among 100 or 435, and almost anything one house does has to be approved by the other house, and the courts can rule their laws unconstitutional if they overstep. They can change the Constitution but only if the states also approve. Within the executive branch, the President holds great power – commander in chief, head of the entire bureaucracy, veto power over legislation, can pardon anyone, and can appoint federal judges, including the Supreme Court – but he cannot serve more than two terms, his vetoes can be overridden, his appointments must be approved by the Senate, and he is subject to impeachment by Congress. Within the judicial branch, the Supreme Court has a lifetime term and sweeping power over what the law is, but they’re one of 9, and can only rule on matters brought before them, and are also subject to impeachment.

You can say “but what if the President just ignores all those restrictions?” Well, it’s possible, but I think the term limit provides a bright line. If you’re there for more than 2 terms, you’re illegitimate and everyone knows it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is it legal to transfer my own save files between my own computers to make progress on an impossible badge?

Originally posted by SpearDudezor:

Will I go to jail if I do that? I’m asking because it could be someone using someone else’s save file to get the badge and it might be a bit tough to prove that it’s not

First, while it IS cheating, it’s probably not actually illegal to use other people’s save files to get badges, in most circumstances. It would take a rather tortured reading of the law to claim that such a thing constituted illegal access to Kongregate’s computers, and since a badge has no monetary value, I don’t think it could be fraud. (This would change if, say, you were in a gaming tournament that had prizes.)

Second, even if it were illegal to use other people’s save files to get badges, the prosecution would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did this. They have the burden of proof, not you. If all you do is transfer the file from one of your computers to another, it’s hard to see how they’d have any evidence that you took someone else’s file (because you didn’t.) And even if they were interested in such things, it’s hard to see how they’d know you transferred the file in the first place unless they were specifically targeting that sort of thing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B


 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

May as well post my improvements.


 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

A score.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

More improvements.



 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

Some improvements.




 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

May as well get some scores in.




 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

 
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Topic: Kamicat Football / Red card issue

One of my players was red carded in a game. OK, fine, I’m playing with 10 for the rest of the game. The issue is, the game won’t let me move the “vacant” spot to another position.

Just because the left-side forward got a red card should not mean that I cannot play with a left-side forward. I should be able to choose which position is “out” by dragging the red-carded player to another position. (Except the bench, of course.)