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Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

dzurn Re:Vaporware (1006 comments)

Yes, in fact MY company was just itching to find little perks to add to my compensation package.

Right after they took away an entire week of vacation.

>snort<

about 5 years ago
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Sunspot Activity Continues To Drop

dzurn Re:Venus (435 comments)

I wrote "re-read" (re-RED), not "re-read" (re-READ) But yeah, it brings teh lolz.

more than 5 years ago
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Sunspot Activity Continues To Drop

dzurn Re:Venus (435 comments)

Thank God that Science works logically

Re-read that sentence a couple of times.

more than 5 years ago
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Fewer Than 1% Arrested From TSA's "Behavior Detection"

dzurn s/rock/President/g (412 comments)

s/rock/President/g

We aren't interested in statistical studies of colored balls in a jar.

Real-world techniques are being used to effectively deter the attacks. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.

more than 5 years ago
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Fewer Than 1% Arrested From TSA's "Behavior Detection"

dzurn Re:i thought "commies" were "bad" (412 comments)

The wiretap program was approved by Congress this year after being leaked.

The administration also commissioned a classified domestic eavesdropping plan for monitoring international calls that dispensed with legal requirements for obtaining warrants. When that plan came to light, the administration pushed legislation through Congress this year that granted it much of the surveillance authority it sought, along with providing immunity for telecom companies that had allegedly cooperated in the secret program.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-terror_oliphantnov20,0,522164.story

The article also refers to whether the new President will keep the programs that so offend the Constitution. The President-Elect has said he needs the "flexibility" offered: "

From wiretaps to Gitmo, he faces pressure to overhaul Bush framework without sacrificing gains made in the name of security"

Let's see how fast the newly-elected Constitutional Law lecturer dismantles the "gains made in the name of security". That will tell us volumes, whether they are immediately discarded, changed to put a nice face on them, or continued for an indefinite period.

more than 5 years ago
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Fewer Than 1% Arrested From TSA's "Behavior Detection"

dzurn Re:i thought "commies" were "bad" (412 comments)

I won't let my daughter play outside by herself like I did when I was a kid. Who do I blame for that?

McCarthy wasn't wrong, however, curlish as he might have been. There really were Communists in the State department, unfortunately now they can just saunter in through the front door.

I agree with you that the law=enforcement tools should not be used for any jerk you can find, however I suggest looking to whoever wrote it so broadly and had it enforced. I don't think that RICO should be used to prosecute ACORN's vote fraud division.

I'd love the US to focus more closely on the specific Rule of Law, but on the other hand I'm sure you'd agree that the Constitution is not a suicide pact either.

Thanks

more than 5 years ago
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Fewer Than 1% Arrested From TSA's "Behavior Detection"

dzurn Re:seems to me (412 comments)

A comparatively free society such as ours is incredibly open to opportunistic attacks from ideological enemies of any kind. So many targets are in plain sight, unguarded and vulnerable. So I don't see it as feeding some bureaucrat's power trip, rather keeping our society as open as we can while keeping us relatively safe as well.

I think it was Kruschchev who observed, not idly, that the US will sell the rope that could be used to hang it later. That is the double-edged blade of a free society.

more than 5 years ago
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Fewer Than 1% Arrested From TSA's "Behavior Detection"

dzurn Re:seems to me (412 comments)

It didn't work? So it should be easy to figure out how many terrorist acts have been committed on airplanes since this program was instituted.

Let's count.

Uh.

I guess it's just really hard to concretely state when deterrence works, but it's easy to see when it fails.

more than 5 years ago

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