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+ - New Bill Aimed At Criminalizing 'Flaming'

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Hubbell writes " DailyTech is running an article on bill 'H.R. 1966, originally filed on April 2, will make it a felony if the messages have "the intent is to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person." People using electronic means to harass others face possible fines or jail sentence up to two years, or both.'
To date, the bill has the support of Sanchez and 14 other members of Congress, with Sanchez continuing to rally support for the bill."

+ - Three Myths About Universal Healthcare

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Hubbell writes "In a piece written by Steve Bierfeldt, the man recently held by the TSA in St Louis over having $4700 in cash on him and refusing to answer their demands to know where it came from unless they told him if he legally had to answer the question, the three biggest myths about Universal Healthcare are quite thoroughly debunked and shown to be nothing more than attempts to increase the size of government in the United States."
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+ - Europeans looking to ban violent videogames

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Hubbell writes "In the wake of the recent shooting spree in Germany, officials across Europe are looking to ban violent games
"Following the shooting rampage carried out yesterday by 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer in Southern Germany, calls have been renewed for government restrictions on violent video games. The President of the German Foundation for Crime, Hans-Dieter Schwind, calls... for a total ban on violent computer games"
How is it that people can still claim that violent videogames cause violence when all studies and statistics show that this simply is not the case?"

+ - Entering the IT field

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Hubbell writes "I originally went to college for a degree in Information Systems, but have decided the codemonkey side of things isn't for me. I've change to going for a 2 semester certification as a Help Desk Technician ending with an internship, and was wondering if this was a wise choice? Should I pursue the college bound certification, or go for it on my own personal time? I'm also intending to personally pursue the A+ and ITIL certifications on my own time, and possibly pursue the CCNA certification on my own time or in a class. What advice would those of you already in this field have for someone just starting to get into it?"

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