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Comment Stupid, one-sided article (Score 1) 280

What an incredibly one-sided story. First of all, the border patrol does not arrest and adjudicate the vast majority of border-crossers. After a simple computer look-up to see if they are criminals, they load them up on a bus and drop them off on the other side of the border. They only care about "arresting" law breakers, i.e., drug dealers. The CNN article did not report what some other new feeds did: "In 2013, the arrests by drone brought in $66,000 per hour of contraband seizures." They are concerned about and going after real threats to our country.

Comment LDS faith has taught this for 150 years (Score 0) 305

From Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89: "Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— that inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father,"

Comment Its no wonder... (Score 1) 305

Its no wonder that conservatives don't trust the research coming out of academia on many other issues, such as global warming, psychology/psychiatry, etc. They have come to expect this kind of behavior from a system that "peer reviews" itself when its members are not representative of the general public's viewpoint. Over 75% of academia self-identifies as liberal.

Comment How quickly we forget (Score 1) 555

How quickly we forget 9/11. If our government had been more vigilant in who crosses our border, it would have never happened. Border searches are one of the few powers I am happy to grant my overgrown, bloated, ineffective federal government. If you come to the U.S. with bad intentions, I hope they catch you.

Comment They're not (Score 1) 1565

I'm Republican. I have read slashdot since its inception. I'm in my late 40's, I'm a CIO, highly paid, highly educated (J.D; degree), and I almost never post on Slashdot. I think this is my third time. I find most of the commentary in the posts to be of "talk radio" quality, and both the selection of articles and their summaries tend to have a left slant. Therefore, I don't feel a part of the community. But I read it because it's an easy way of keeping track of technical news. My guess is there are a lot of others like me.

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