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Comment: Re:Frank Herbert was right (Score 2) 784

by INT_QRK (#48831537) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
Note that Montgomery County, Maryland, is a bedroom community for the U.S. Capitol. Its residents are overwhelmingly denizens of the ecosystem of national government (government officials, workers, support contractors, lobbyists, and parasitic non-profits). As such Montgomery County, and indeed the Beltway megapolis at large, fully reflects the values and mores of those who consider themselves the ruling class. Yes, this is how these people view the world. This is how they see you as subjects.

Comment: Re:Why is this being covered on slashdot? (Score 1) 784

by INT_QRK (#48831297) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
How insightful. Greetings from the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Maryland (DPRM), and welcome to our highly advanced Nanny State. We are indeed programming future generations to utterly depend on the One Party for their wellbeing, cradle to grave, in joyful and obedient service to our elite maternal benefactors. statism |sttizm| noun a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs: the rise of authoritarian statism.

Comment: Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (Score 1) 728

by INT_QRK (#48112239) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win
Concur. Every crime against a victim who happens to be a woman isn't a "Crime against women," any more than every crime whose victim hails from a particular race or religion isn't a crime against that race or religion. People need to stop blowing so much political smoke. It only makes the debate and all of its participants more stupid.

Comment: Re:Request the government to provide it (Score 2) 94

by INT_QRK (#48111875) Attached to: Accessing One's Own Metadata
The problem with that approach is that information releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not include information that has been classified. Another kicker? The category of unclassified information administratively designated "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) is also exempt release under FOIA. Even though FOUO is clearly defined, its use is increasing applied with considerable discretion, to the effect that Agencies routinely mark nearly everything FOUO these days. I am neither defending nor condemning these practices, just explaining. "Catch-22 is a beauty, all right!" - Yossarian

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.