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Comment Re:Bringing a hoax bomb to school is illegal ... (Score 1) 788

It was a different world.

I carried a pocket knife daily from getting my first one early in cub scouts until they put in the metal detectors at there courthouses, and it was too much hassle to check in the knife, and check it back out, three times a day. (They can't be checked anymore, anyway).

In the 1970s, there was nothing unusual or noteworthy about a little boy with a knife in his pocket at school; it was the norm.


Comment Re:PS4 (Score 1) 373

I guess no one explained how multinational corporations work. Sony BMG is a completely separate entity from Sony Computer Entertainment. They do not share people or policies. They have as much in common as they do with Starbucks. If Starbucks served you a bad coffee, would you boycott the Playstation? Because that's basically what you are advocating.

Comment Re:It's the lawyers, not the convict (Score 4, Insightful) 108

Fortunately the kind of people who become lawyers really have no moral fortitude anyway and are in fact sell-outs to begin with ... and unfortunately we have a lot of those kinds of people ... who when then elect to run the government ... which then make more laws to require more lawyers and ... welcome to one of the reasons America is so fucked up and FISA not only was contemplated but actually exists ...

Seems to me putting a lawyer in a position where s/he can make laws is a conflict of interest.

Though every time I post this it gets argued and modded down.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.