SoftwarePatient5050 t1_jayuh4l wrote

The headline seems like bullshit. They mention a blacklist, but never explain what this "blacklist" is. They DO make reference to the Department of Commerce's "Entity List", but offer no explanation about what that means. From the Department of Commerce's website, it's not a "blacklist":

>The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) contain a list of names of certain foreign persons – including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, individuals, and other types of legal persons – that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items. These persons comprise the Entity List...On an individual basis, the persons on the Entity List are subject to licensing requirements and policies supplemental to those found elsewhere in the EAR.

The Department of Commerce had this to say in response to the claims from the House committee:

>"Every license reflected in this data -- which primarily involve exports of low-technology ...and other items that do not pose significant national security concerns ... was carefully reviewed," the agency said in a statement, explaining that the decisions are made by the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, and Energy.


SoftwarePatient5050 t1_j21lf03 wrote

The sheriff's office is correct, actually. People assume that burglary means something was stolen, but that is not necessarily an element of burglary:

>Burglary, also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking, is the act of entering a building or other areas without permission, with the intention of committing a criminal offence. Usually that offence is theft, robbery or murder, but most jurisdictions include others within the ambit of burglary.