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Comment Re: Sounds like a psycopath. (Score 1) 485

Perhaps they could start with correctly handling those threats REPORTED TO THEM by their own agents, other US agencies, foreign gov's, and the public at large? I think that would have stopped ~90% of attacks from the last couple of decades.
The continuing push for mass surveillance is demonstrably counter-productive and stinks of tyranny.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 2) 575

Try reading the ancient writings for comprehension MM. There are stark differences in the messages of the Bible and the Koran. The Bible presents a creator warning of consequences after this life for sin, unbelief, etc. The Koran is fairly clear on consequences in this life for not converting to the Islamic faith. The Bible requires nothing more from a believer than to testify and present ones life as testament to that faith. The Koran has its 5 pillars and never really comes away from conversion by force unto death if necessary.
I'm not particularly fond of "religion" as a creation of man, but a serious study of man's most ancient writings on faith and God's revelations to man is a must for any mature mind.

Submission + - TPP makes copy left licences illegal 8

ras writes: With the release of the final version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty yesterday, this little gem was noted on the Linux Australia mailing list. Quoting article 14.7.1 of the TPP:

No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition for the import, distribution, sale or use of such software, or of products containing such software, in its territory.

It goes onto to exempt demanding copies of the source in commercially negotiated contracts, quality assurance, patents, orders made by judicial authorities or to comply with the regulation. The one notable exception to the exemptions: copy left licences.

Comment Re:11 years later the die has been cast (Score 1) 81

And they jointly held the thought 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, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."..., was endowed to every person by their Creator. Not by law or government, but by the "God of nature and nature's God." Law and government can only get in line with "self-evident truth" or it fails the Spicoli test:

Comment Let the fun begin... (Score 1) 1

Which presidential candidate will be the first to drop out........? I understand that the greatest concentration of AM subscribers is around the Washington D.C. area. My money's on Christie.
"...what is whispered in the ear shall be shouted from the rooftop..."

Comment Re:Bad Poll, Bad! -- Title of poll mislead me! (Score 1) 686

Yeah, "resign" was run out of the box due to my large font(I'm blind as a bat). My apologies to Mr.Paul also....

I'll try to make up for it by pointing out that although I'm as jaded as anyone about the current state of politics in America, Rand Paul has taken some substantial actions and stands that appeal to me while taking considerable abuse for those decisions. The fact that he can't seem to buy a kind word from any MSM is also a big "tell" for me that he may actually be legit in a way that few of the others are.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 289

There's a group making some progress on this... Y'all please take a look and support them however you can.

They're not going to be getting much MSM attention... , that's the "tell" these days on who's who in this war.....
You don't think it's a "war"...? Try standing up against harmful corporate/big-money interests sometime and let me know how considerate and kind they are to you....
It's straight-up Mafia rules anymore.... you're either "made" and play on their side, an enemy to be squashed, or a victim to be used.

One picture is worth 128K words.