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  1. Dryctarth says

    So that’s what those are for. I live in the midwest but went out that way to visit family recently and was rather surprised when we went through it. Not that anyone was there at the time, of course. Also, brohoof /)

  2. ManYunSoo says

    Random OR apply to everyone, right? Because the immigration checkpoints I’ve been through stopped every single vehicle.

    • That does seem to be what he’s been saying. Though I’ve been through a couple of license checkpoints where I was waved through with the officer just looking at me. I suppose it could have been my random number wasn’t up, but idk.

      • Sometimes they’re just looking for registration and inspection stickers that are clearly visible from outside the car, and only stop those cars that have an expired sticker (or where they see something else giving them separate justification to detain you).

  3. WJS says

    “Well, roadblocks are clearly acceptable, we use them for checking registrations and to look for DUIs, and since what we want to use this roadblock for is more important than those, it’s obvious that it’s acceptable too”

  4. Waffle Sorter says

    One of these days I want someone to give me a clear, reasonable explanation of why “illegal immigrants” ought to be a thing. I mean, I can get that there might be specific individuals you’d want to keep out, but why put some quota on the number of arrivals from [place]?

    (Fun fact: with the possible exception of some people living wherever humanity first emerged, everyone on Earth is an immigrant and/or a descendant of immigrants to wherever they are.)

  5. Gregory Bogosian says

    I am guessing that conventional pesticides don’t work on the farm pests that ride people’s cars into California, or that such pesticides would cause unintended effects that the state does not want. Because if they did, then the state would basically be inconveniencing everyone traveling into California by car to solve a problem that a readily available product supplied by multiple private companies could solve just as effectively.

    • That seems kind of like saying “why worry about global warming when we’ve already invented the air conditioner?” Pesticides have costs and downsides, and even if you’re willing to put up with those you can’t use them everywhere.

      (Not that I know anything about the specific pests in question.)

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