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Comment Re:The article should use "ridiculous" 0 times. (Score 4, Interesting) 292 292

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

Louis D. Brandeis

When will we see another like him?

By the way, Timothy McVeigh used this quote to justify his heinous deed. My prediction is that we are going to see more and more "domestic terrorism", and not the Islamic kind. This is the result of government contempt for the people and the law.

Comment Re:FBI: "So What!" (Score 3, Insightful) 64 64

This is inevitable when the checks and balances are absent. And the checks and balances are completely AWOL. The judges have completely collapsed in the face of their duty to uphold the law and the Constitution.

Yes, the FBI is comprised of a bunch of kids from Lord of the Flies, but the judiciary must be called out, too. Some naming and shaming of judges is in order. I'm looking at you, SCOTUS, for starters.

Comment On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog (Score 5, Interesting) 727 727

Serious question: How do women and minorities get selectively harassed online when it is usually impossible to know their gender or race?

Blind auditions for orchestra positions are now standard. Can we not have the same for gaming and technology?

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? -- Woody Allen