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Comment: Re:Let them know (Score 3, Insightful) 185

by budgenator (#49335427) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

Emails are pretty useless, if you actually go through the effort to compose a real letter and send it through the mail with a stamp that costs real-world money, now that gets some attention! Also Congress-Critter's brains are hard-wired for reciprocity so be sure to inform them of your past support and that their support on this matter will make future support of them easier for you.

Comment: Re:freedom (Score 1) 1089

by budgenator (#49300491) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

We've defined chemical weapons as WMD period, one badly degraded shell dribbling HD out the side is just as much a WMD as a bunker full of VX ready to shoot. We found far more than a few leaky shells. Do you think that if a cop askes you if you have any weapons and you answer no, that he's going to excuse your for not telling him about the 22 cal single shot deringer in your pocket?

Comment: Re:freedom (Score 2) 1089

by budgenator (#49297329) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

You do realise that not only did they actually find WMD like nitrogen mustard and sarin, but they covered it up so the public wouldn't freak out; Bush was less worried about public reaction to not finding WMD, than he was about the reaction to the causalties involved with finding the chemical agents. Seriously blaming "Gulf War Syndrome" on burning oil wells made as much sense as blaming every unexplained aerial phenomina on "swamp gas".

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