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The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

Libertarian_Geek Re:sigh... (126 comments)

Que the "See Reagan did this, so Obama is still my hope and change." BS.

...and "Bush was so much worse."

While we're bickering about "my team" vs "your team", the constitution erodes further....

Don't you remember George Walker Bush declared the Constitution of the United States of America be to "a worthless piece of paper?" The constitution eroded in full on that day.

There it is. Right on cue.
Thanks for proving my point and getting that garbage out of the way.

Now, can we get to the business of restoring the constitution and kicking out anyone who continues to break their oaths regardless of their political associations?

about three weeks ago
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The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

Libertarian_Geek sigh... (126 comments)

Que the "See Reagan did this, so Obama is still my hope and change." BS.
...and "Bush was so much worse."

While we're bickering about "my team" vs "your team", the constitution erodes further....

about three weeks ago
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The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

Libertarian_Geek Re:Do Not Go Gentle, Rage! (126 comments)

Exactly.
The law is constrained by the constitution, orders (executive, and otherwise) are constrained by the law.
The point at which the constrained item reaches beyond its container is the point at which the item becomes invalid.
In other words, unlawful orders are null be definition. Unconstitutional law is no law at all. Unconstitutional orders are not orders.

about three weeks ago
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FAA Clears Movie and TV Drones For Takeoff

Libertarian_Geek Re:#Bias (50 comments)

no ... the money gets the honey, bunny! It has nothing to do with political ideology and everything to do with what politicians you own.

In the long-run, yes. You're absolutely right. In the short-run, it's the ones currently in office returning the favor to those that got them there.
Money and political ideology are inseparable in modern politics. Big oil feeds one. Big media feeds the other.

about a month ago
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FAA Clears Movie and TV Drones For Takeoff

Libertarian_Geek #Bias (50 comments)

So, the left leaning (Hollywood production) companies get a benefit from the executive branch that other companies do not.

about a month ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Libertarian_Geek Taxonomy problem (180 comments)

Constitution>Law>Executive Order
This is how it works. This is how it was designed. The contained may not exceed the authority of the container.

about 2 months ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Libertarian_Geek Re:Bad Planning (194 comments)

Last time I checked, the government doesn't earn money. Taxpayers do.

about 2 months ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Libertarian_Geek Re:And no one will go to jail (266 comments)

Imagine a government agency that knows which members of congress are pedophiles and let's say that that agency possesses data that proves such activity.
Now imagine that government agency's top dog lies to congress.

If you can imagine what happens next, please let us know.

about 3 months ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Libertarian_Geek Re:And no one will go to jail (266 comments)

U.S. Constitution - Article 3 Section 3
"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court."
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Is the CIA not an organization of war?
As such, are the tools and methods of the CIA not tools and methods of levying war?
Did the CIA not just admit to using those tools and methods of levying war against this country's government?
Then did the CIA not levy war against our own country by using the tools and methods of levying war against us?

about 3 months ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Libertarian_Geek Re:When will we... (266 comments)

An agency that knows which members of congress are pedophiles and which ones are drug addicts will not be easy to arrest.

about 3 months ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

Libertarian_Geek Re:Really? (125 comments)

Ditto. That bitch is still around. Maybe the FTC is losing hard-drives too.

about 3 months ago
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The debate over climate change is..

Libertarian_Geek Re:n/t (278 comments)

The science is undebatable. Politicians and idiots are the only ones debating, but I guess that is redundant.

Please tell me that your being intentionally ironic with: "the science is undebatable".

Here are some more:
The math is incalculable.
The geometry is unmeasurable.
The philosophy is unfathomable.


The point at which any scientific study, especially one concerning complex systems with so many variables, is deemed "undebatable" by the masses is the point that politics have beat that area of study into submission and is a sad day indeed.

This is the point where replies (in subtext) compare me to holocost deniers by jumping to a conclusion and claiming that I'm a "climate change denier" for pointing out that science is not science without debate.

about 3 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Libertarian_Geek Re:don't drive with nobody in it? (435 comments)

How about stop trying to place restrictions on things just because they could be abused. We're supposed to be 'the land of the free,' for fuck's sake. This is just embarrassing.

Some of us have been saying this type of thing for a large portion of our lives.

about 3 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

Libertarian_Geek Name-calling isn't science (298 comments)

Call the other side "deniers" to associate them with holocaust deniers. Surely, that will trigger some useful dialog without triggering a defensive posture.

about 5 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

Libertarian_Geek Re:The Roman Empire? (348 comments)

Snowden would be a hero in my mind if he'd stopped at just revealing the illegal spying the NSA was doing on US citizens, but he went farther than that. He revealed a lot of the things the NSA does to spy on foreign powers. That is their job and I expect them to do it, and I do not expect a citizen of the US to reveal our sources and methods of intelligence gathering. I don't think he's an evil person but I do think he went too far.

4 Items in play.
The leak
The value (to protecting the US and the state of our constitutional/democratic republic) of the leak.
The cost (to protecting the US and the state of our constitutional/democratic republic) of the leak.
The effort and time to redact or to personally edit the material to improve the value or at least reduce the cost.

The value seems to be so much greater than the cost, I'm not sure if the effort that you suggest is warranted.

about 5 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

Libertarian_Geek Re:Almost... (348 comments)

If you're saying that we have neither capitalism nor democracy, then I agree.

Now what are we going to do about it?

about 5 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

Libertarian_Geek Almost... (348 comments)

From TFA:"Nowadays, 'Our military listeners have invaded the centre of an evolving net, where conscriptable digital superbrains gather intelligence on the human race for purposes of bagatelle and capitalism."

It's not capitalism if the government has its hooks in every aspect of trade and communications.

about 5 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

Libertarian_Geek Re:How is she relevant (255 comments)

I have an idea... let's just make her Ambassador to Lybia and station her in Benghazi for a few years. If she does OK there, we'll see what difference it makes and if it improves her public image.

about 5 months ago

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