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Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

fejikso Re:We need to get rid of "Winner Takes All" (1576 comments)

The electoral college is fine. The problem is the Winner Takes All system. The founding fathers never intended that.

Ugh, I'm sorry, but I cringe every time somebody says "our founding fathers never intended that". They couldn't possibly foresee the state and needs of the country almost two centuries later, and the social, technological, and environmental complexities of this new globalized world. They were not infallible saints sent from God. We are the ones who have the responsibility of adjusting our laws and systems to cope with the new problems we face.

more than 2 years ago

Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

fejikso Re:4th amendment point (325 comments)

4th amendment protects you against unreasonable search. Seems like it would apply at the airport. TSA claims that you are contractually obligated to put up with search when you enter the secure area and that your air travel ticket states this and as such is a contract. But, you aren't able to sign away your constitutional rights implying, at least, that this component of the air travel contract is illegal. How does this all square up?

"Unreasonable" is such a sharp, unambiguous word.

more than 4 years ago

Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

fejikso Re:Risks vs. Benefits unknown? (325 comments)

Yeah, right, they get *GROPED*. What an exaggeration. It's just a damn inspection. If you're having those kind of fantasies perhaps you're too repressed or watch too much porn (or both).

If they don't want to get touched, then they shouldn't object to the scans.

more than 4 years ago

Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

fejikso Re:Risks vs. Benefits unknown? (325 comments)

Forget that. Wonder about the odds of dying from a car crash, since you and millions of Americans decided to avoid flying this year because of the patdowns and since driving is much, much more dangerous than flying. The TSA kills Americans.

The patdowns are not responsible for any deaths. These reactions are caused by the irrational fear and exacerbated prudery of the TRAVELERS.

I have absolutely no problems being scanned or getting a deep patdown. One is in the same situation when you get a physical examination from your doctor. We have no problems with that because we don't want to risk our health. Why can't we do the same for our security?

These officers deal with so many people that I would doubt they would find it pleasurable after the 10,000th traveler. And even if they find pleasure off of it, what's the big frickin' deal? What if I like going to work because there's somebody good-looking in my office? (totally hypothetical, because it's sadly not my case, ha) Does that make me a bad employee? Pff!

You know what pisses me off the most at airports? Not hightened security, but the lack of electric outlets and free (or cheap) wifi. That aggravates me to no end.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox 4 Will Push Edges of Browser Definition

fejikso "plain English" (501 comments)

What about plain German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese.... ?

more than 6 years ago


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