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I should have added, but didn't for brevity, that a lawyer is appointed by the state for the person incarcerated by a mental institution. Public defenders, in many cases, are well known for giving little care to their clients plight. In our case she was in need of treatment. What was disturbing however was that the lawyer appointed to her didn't even care to show up in court on the appointed date, even if he had he would have done exactly what the treatment facility wanted, mental health being outside of his repertoire, and she could have been held indefinitely.
In no way was she abused (just propositioned by a now wrote up staff member), and the facility let her out early, but what is she hadn't had someone on her side? Someone to visit, inquire of staff, to be there even if she had been drugged out of her mind?
Basically, unless rich, one has to trust the mental healthy industry to make the right calls and tell the truth. A very scary proposition. I see now way out of it. It is where the famous horror stories of woman locked away and driven insane come from (some, if few, true).
The most intriguing thing in this to me...
One would be Nextech, owned by Rural Telephone, in northwest Kansas. I've recieved several phone calls from them, and they have shut off my internet before due to supposed infrining. Frankly I think what I do with my internet is none of their damn business. I've even got calls for running a Tor node (not exit) along with I2P. Giving ISP's common carrier status would solve the problem. Since Rural Telephone is a common carrier I wonder if it makes their subsidiary Nextech one too? No such luck I think.
"It was also the only car to ever receive a 99 out of 10 from Consumer Reports"
The Mode S is so good that it broke the scale by a factor of 10!
Assuming you're using base10 it is almost a factor of 1.
Slashdot was about what caught he eye, what made you think, now's its about what may make the community read and comment. Fuck you I'm out.
To an extent it was always was got people to comment and click. Yes, slashdot is going the way of cnet we all knew it was coming.
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In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.
In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.
Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight."
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