" If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison, Federalist Papers #51
The thing these programs [try] to bring isn't so much help with learning as much as EQUAL ACCESS to learning. It attempts to level the playing field between the kids at home with no pc for research and the more well-off kids with greater tech access.
That said, it doesn't provide in home internet access, satellite or 3g coverage, so many times it seems like a wasted effort, but it allows students greater flexibility than previous generations. They aren't tied down to a classroom, or getting shuffled out of the lab so a new class can come in. They can do their work anywhere there's free wifi. Further, it adds a value to your district in less tangible ways: showing kids you trust them with not-inexpensive hardware does interesting things to their psyche.
The state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.
I think you misread that quote.
What Putin is saying is "We did it. Also we own the Ukraine."
When gaming, moving the audio processing from motherboard to a discrete audio card doesn't relieve enough stress on the CPU to give additional in-game framerate, smoothness, etc., but it does increase the quality of the audio itself.
where he can just snap his fingers for Christ's sake!
That's a different God. Don't mix genres.
How is leaving Mexico because the cartel makes daily life unsafe any different than leaving Syria because radical Islamists make daily life unsafe?
When refugees show up at the Jordanian border, we all weep for their loss. When they show up at OUR border, we truck them back to the hell they came from and blame them for causing us trouble.
You tell me what's off base about having some compassion and asking intelligent questions about WHY they left.
And if we were honest with ourselves, a not-small number of these "illegal immigrants" should probably be labelled as refugees in search of asylum.
But that doesn't fit the narrative we're spinning.
Yes. Please make sure to add this to your trust or living will now, so that when you are killed by your government, the FOIA paperwork is already completed for your loved ones. It's the sensible thing to do.
If I choose to call someone in the next building instead of emailing them, am I responsible for transcribing the phone call to a text file to ensure the information exchange is preserved for X years?
Not necessary. The NSA handles all that for you.
I like you. You sound like the Ron Swanson of software developers.
Maybe we shouldn't be making woolly mammoths just now, with climate change and all that apocalyptic-ness right around the corner.
Except I can CHOOSE to not own a car, and I don't need insurance at that point.
Call me when I can CHOOSE to not carry health insurance.
That's why so many are crying foul.
My question is why we didn't just roll this whole broken process under medicare.
It's not like the government hasn't been in the health industry for the last century anyway.
At least then it's less confusing who's robbing you. Better the devil you know.
David Remes, an attorney representing Guantanamo prisoners, immediately sent the court a letter after the argument, disputing Himmelfarb's assertion that the search procedure is "not as bad as it sounds." "Clients who are willing to see me, or to have calls with me, describe a search procedure that is far more invasive and degrading than the light pat-down passengers get at airports: The guard feels the detainee’s penis, cups the detainee’s testicles, and feels inside the detainee’s crotch," Remes wrote in his letter (http://images.politico.com/global/2013/12/13/hatimremesltr.html).
DOJ Lawyer Himmelfarb then sent a letter to the court Friday afternoon (http://images.politico.com/global/2013/12/13/hatimltr.html), in which he said he wished to revise his remarks. "I would like to clarify that while the search procedures employed at Guantanamo bear some general similarities to patdown procedures employed at airport security checkpoints, the two sets of procedures are not identical. Although the Transportation Security Administration's patdown procedures cannot be publicly disclosed in detail...they differ in certain key respects from the searches conducted at Guantanamo," Himmelfarb wrote. "I regret any confusion my statements may have caused.""
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U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said that the agency's controversial program, first unveiled by former government contractor Edward Snowden earlier this year, appears to violate the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which states that the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."
“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” Leon wrote in the ruling.
The federal ruling came down after activist Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit in June over the program. The suit claimed that the NSA's surveillance “violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens.""
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