McCain Releases Technology Platform
Did you even read the article?
From the article:
No extreme hazards found in basement workshop that alarmed authorities
None of the materials found at 81 Fremont St. posed a radiological or biological risk,
No mercury or poison was found.
Some of the compounds are potentially explosive, but no more dangerous than typical household cleaning products.
That's right, nothing he had was ANY more dangerous than typical household cleaning products. The authorities confiscated all of his equipment and chemicals. This guy wrote books and taught children. He was not making meth or explosives. He'll likely be charged thousands of dollars to "clean up" his home lab when not a single thing in his lab was illegal or particularly dangerous. At most he was up against a zoning violation, which does not warrant wholesale confiscation of materials.
To me this is a perfect example of how the US government overreacts to even the slightest thing out of the ordinary ever since "9/11". You can't take pictures of public buildings, or even a hotel lobby even anymore. Just being a little different is apparently a crime these days.
And to me this is what's scary, because I can't think of a single instance of someone doing something extroidinary when that person was just a mundane drone following the sheep herd. No, inspiration and innovation are much more likely to occur in "out there" settings with "out there" people. Conformity is not the answer.