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Travoltus writes "It's official: America has an addiction to gasoline, and it's a costly, harmful addiction. Drilling domestically for oil only provides a temporary proverbial hit, but inevitably that, too, will run out. Here is a quick and practical way for America to escape its abusive relationship with oil dependency — that is, if we're willing to stop making excuses." Link to Original Source top
Travoltus (110240) writes "If you don't have anything to hide, you don't have a good reason to worry about losing your privacy. Right? Perhaps you do have something to worry about anyway — unless you can walk on water. This story uncovers a vast, distributed, decentralized epidemic of snooping into databases of personal information by workers at major utilities, the IRS, and other large organizations. Most striking is the incident involving now ex-Mayor Marvin Pratt, who had a pattern of being late paying his bills; this was leaked to the media and may have led to his losing re-election. As one can imagine, the harm becomes much greater when this same snooping is done by Government officials to deal with political enemies, or snooping by corporations to catch whistleblowers." Link to Original Source
I'm as big a hater of male bashing and of stupid women as anyone, but you hit a lot of friendly targets today. A lot of intelligent women were insulted by your broadbrush tactics.
Bash stupid women all day long, hell, let's give them a taste of their own misandrist medicine, but leave the good people out of this. There was no legitimate reason for Slashdot to take such a prolonged, broad brushed and mean spirited swipe at women like they did on this sad day, 1 april 2006.
From a grizzled veteran of the battle of the sexes, and a frazzled and relentless hunter of male bashers: Grow up.
[Folks who talk about deregulation or decriminalization being "dangerous" do so because they fear their neighbors. They project that because some "government" wouldn't be holding a gun to other peoples heads, those people will act in irresponsible and evil ways. It is a very pervasive irrational belief.]
I had to share this with friends and family. So far I've got a whole city block laughing. There really are people that stupid swimming in our gene pool.
Fearing one's neighbors is a bad thing, suddenly. Ok. Let's go with that.
I guess it's time to tear down that fence. And turn in those guns. And disable that house alarm.