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House Votes To Expand National DNA Arrest Database

psiogen Re:"Not one Democrat voted against" (341 comments)

As long as Democratic politicians can get the shit kicked out of them in elections for being "soft on crime" or "soft on terrorists", there is not going to be any serious civil libertarian constituency in Congress, even if liberal citizens are all for it.

There will always be a few anomalous libertarian-flavored Republicans, but they'll never be a majority, because the force that makes conservative politics electorally viable is not libertarianism (as much as we all might want it to be) it's cultural resentment of liberal values.

more than 4 years ago

Cold War Warrantless Wiretapping

psiogen This is news? (85 comments)

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was passed in 1978. Prior to that, there were no legal checks on government surveillance. I assume every president was doing it from the moment the equipment was invented.

more than 4 years ago

Energy Star Program Certifies 15 Out of 20 Bogus Products

psiogen Re:Never, ever, ever, ever trust the government (275 comments)

After everything that's happened in the last 3 years...all the Wall Street flimflammers who wrecked the economy and got away with millions...you still think it's only government offices that are filled with shoddy work and bad incentives?

more than 4 years ago

EPA Quashed Report Skeptical of Global Warming

psiogen Re:harsh but right (1057 comments)

Sure, but it probably means he shouldn't be writing climatology reports for the EPA.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Helicopter Security Breached By File Sharing

psiogen More worrying.... (408 comments)

Now the terrorists know the location of the tiny exhaust pipe that leads all the way to the central core.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Sides With Bush In Spy Case

psiogen Re:So much for not sacrificing ideals for safety. (906 comments)

TFA says nothing about Obama's actual position on warrantless wiretapping. As far as I can tell from reading the (poorly written) article, it's a bit of procedural legal fluff whose signifance is never explained. Obama may or may not be an asshole, but no evidence has been presented here.

about 6 years ago

US Senate Votes Immunity For Telecoms

psiogen Re:I hope I speak for most Ron Paul supporters (623 comments)

Obama voted against telecom amnesty; McCain voted for it. So you can't claim we don't have a clear choice in November (assuming Clinton's campaign continues to implode.)

more than 6 years ago



Jedi master's hand-made lightsaber stolen

psiogen psiogen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

psiogen writes "Flynn Michael, an instructor at New York Jedi, an organization that teaches "practical knowlege of how to use a lightsaber," left his custom-crafted blade for only a few parsecs, but when he returned, it was gone. The only trace: grainy security camera footage of a bearded Sith lord."


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