TFA said nothing of his religion, and the guy didn't look Arabic. So WTF does the tenets of Islam have to do with it?
I'm offtopic here (wish the 'no bonus' buttons worked), but I just wanted to say that you fellows have my thanks. IMO you're the most important of all city employees, and I say that as the son of a retired lineman that worked for CWLP (the city owns the electric company here). I've had need of paramedics more than once and you fellows do great work. Thank you.
And you're right about perception, one bad apple does spoil the whole barrel.
Of course it can, and it doesn't need a supercomputer. A competent programmer could do it with a 386.
At the opportune moment the President of the United States of America will issue an order to destroy the power grids across the contiguous USA and the killing of the executive staffs of the companies in charge. This operation will take approximates 15 minutes to accomplish give pre-positioning of assets.
I would have thought you were Glenn Beck for a moment except you didn't frame your paranoia as a question...
I hadn't heard about it either. Need to get a download started before I go back to work...
Wow... (head asplodes)
Yes, I have said that before but never expected to be quoted. I'd thank you if I thought you'd see the response, AC.
I couldn't agree more.
That is wrong. republicans and democrats are two members of the same team.
Pretty much, yes. They trade sides often.
I'm friending almost everybody that is not a spammer, which is a dwindling part of the population here, to pick out their journals from the cesspool
A bit of advice: if you're following journals check their user history and only friend those who journal; slashdot has a 200 friend limit that they raise to 400 if you're a subscriber. Once you hit the limit it's hard to impossible to do anything at all to your friends list. I'd have done that if I had any idea that I'd have more than 400 "fans" (some anonymous soul bought me a subscription when I hit 200).
Few users seem to journal.
I'm going to have to give Linux Mint a try, everyone who mentions it mentions it positively. I need to get Linux on this laptop, anyway.
Why not assemble a constitutional congress
And who would be in charge of that? The rich and powerful, who are the problem in the first place.
I for one don't expect that this country as we know it will last more than another 20 years.
That could have been said anytime in our history, and would have been true. The country is nothing like it was in 1990, and in 1990 it was nothing like it was in 1970.
So maybe, just maybe, we've enough debt and oppression afoot to question whether this was all a swift idea, and consider an alternative.
The trouble is the way the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution. Like when they ruled in the Lessig decision that "limited" means whatever Congress says it means. Being able to search your car without a warrant is clearly unconstituional, as are "free speech zones" and searching anyone within 100 miles of a border.
I see no solution.
You're still doing it... I think you're just trying to drive me crazy
I have problems with both parties. I just think of the two, the Republicans are generally worse. Perhaps you're right about the Koch brothers, but I just don't see how anyone with that much money could be anyone else's patsy.
I see you friended me, I've had a policy of friending everyone who friended me; if someone is reading my JE's I like to read theirs in return, but I hit slashdot's 400 friend limit.
No, it's like how convicted pedophiles are not allowed to live or hang out near schools.
Obviously one has to draw a line somewhere, but comparing a computer to food is obviously not a rational comparison.
(And FYI, the analogy would be "People accused of lock picking are not allowed to have lockpicks". Which should be obvious.)
First off, £350 is probably not particularly out of line for the cost to process the records. If we were talking £350000 pounds, yeah, that would look like an attempt at censorship. But there's nothing pecular about £350. Secondly, if anyone in the media had felt it was even remotely newsworthy, they would have paid it. The media pays processing costs for records all the time. All that this means is that most news agencies consider Warg a non-story.