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Comment: Re:no need (Score 2) 293

Security was decentralized on 9/11. After 9/11, the security was centralized, i.e. taken from airlines and private companies, to the federal government. Congress had to be seen doing something.

Had this been the state on 9/11, it would have been decentralized. Dilbert covered this management back and forth flip flop fraud in a more generic sense even earlier.

Comment: But...but...! (Score 1) 143

"the Spanish government passed a law that set extreme fines for protesters convening outside of government buildings. In response to the controversial Citizen Safety Law"

If anyone wonders why the Founding Fathers wrote in absolutist terms in the First Amendment, this is why.

They knew charismatic demagoguery and outright sophistry were easy tools to use to override rights.

"Congress shall make no law...abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Comment: Re:Nothing surpricing really. (Score 1) 143

Astounding this is modded troll, but the GP is modded insightful, when the exact opposite is the case. People commit crimes, not corporations. Throw people in jail. And dragging corporations into a discussion of basic civil rigts shows trollish (and boorish) behavior.

Comment: Re:News for nerds how? (Score 1) 676

Much though I enjoy the multi-hundred-comment threads where we all scream at each other about politics, why is this here?

How is this 'news for nerds'? I mean, even the summary has given up on trying to even mention technology/nerdy stuff.

Not only that, but nerds are doubly out of their comfort zone because it's a chick.

Comment: Re:Easy explanation (Score 3, Insightful) 96

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49453007) Attached to: Being Overweight Reduces Dementia Risk

Too much blind guessing. Here's the correct answer.

The error everyone makes in assuming that because it's bad for heart disease, it's bad for everything.

Obesity is a problem primarily because of cardiovascular reasons, like heart attack and stroke. Otherwise it's loaded with nutrition and calories. This probably explains why "overweight" (though not obese) are the longest-lived segment of society. Thinner people are running more on empty, leading to under-performing immune systems and healing.

That's where I'd start to look anyway.

And on top of all this, high fat content is known to help neurons function in cases with epilepsy, so again it's not a surprise here.

Nothing happens.