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The Legal Purgatory at the US Border: Detained, Searched, and Interrogated

mdw2 Re:The real issue: U.S. government corruption. (555 comments)

They have to prove intent to get a conviction. There is a lot they can do without bothering to take something to court to make a person's life miserable.

about a year ago

British Foreign Secretary on Surveillance Worries: '"Law Abiding Citizens Have Nothing To Fear"

mdw2 Re:Yeah, right! (404 comments)

Correct, right wing governments are an effect of industry seizing government, not a cause of government seizing industry. However the end result is the same. Industry and government in an incestuous relationship where they become the same thing.

about a year and a half ago

Canadian Official Escorted From House For Others' Facebook Comments

mdw2 Re:Oh Canada... (205 comments)

It's because Americans all think of themselves as rich people who just aren't rich yet, and they sure as shit don't want to spend their when-i'm-rich money on taxes going to poor people.

about 2 years ago

Twitter Sued For $50M For Refusing To Identify Anti-Semitic Users

mdw2 Re:I've been waiting for this... (335 comments)

In many places these draconian anti-speech laws are popular with the local people. This would not end the way you think it would.

about 2 years ago

Aaron Swartz's Estate Seeks Release of Documents

mdw2 the rich don't like that (131 comments)

Sadly the only lesson that the DOJ seems to want to teach anyone is "don't fuck with the rich"

about 2 years ago

Japanese Military Invents Tumbling, Flying Sphere

mdw2 Re:Invention? (156 comments)

That's what everyone says about inventions.

"I could have done that"

But you DIDN'T. Therein lies the difference.

more than 3 years ago

Taking a Look At High-End Programmer Salaries

mdw2 Re:Financial Industry (133 comments)

You're confusing what banks do with OUR money (read: normal people) which is put it on OS/2, win95, etc systems, with what they do with THEIR money (read: corporate and high-net-worth individuals), which is spare no expense to make sure it is maintained and grows consistently.

more than 3 years ago

Android Software Piracy Rampant

mdw2 Re:Kids these days? (510 comments)

parent post appears to be thinking that you're talking about ROMs from old video game consoles and probably doesn't have an android phone. Being able to manage your android ROMs is damn useful.

more than 4 years ago

Sound Bites of the 1908 Presidential Candidates

mdw2 Re:Banking and Democrat Change (410 comments)

The Franklin Raines part of your comment is a complete fabrication. He is not, and has never been, an Obama advisor. Even the article you link to doesn't make that statement.

more than 6 years ago


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