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Comment Re: I am sure (Score 1) 301

their fueled passions and arousal may overcome their restraint to seek out your kids,

There is not much to support this. Many also argue that pornography give a alleviates the desire. Who knows, probably both depending the individual. Would the Columbine shooters come up with the fantasy that became reality without playing Doom (or whatever game it was) obsessively, probably not. Would many here go into a nerdrage and kill people at work because of extreme dissatisfaction with their mediocre jobs without the outlet gaming provides them, probably.

I'm not for passing laws because we did a sociology 'study' and 'calculated' the net benefit to be on one side.

Are child porn producers harming children? Yes. That should be illegal.

Does purchasing child porn directly support the production of more porn and harm more children? Yes. That should be illegal.

Does a creepy guy possessing images on his hard drive because he is likely a product of abuse himself, harm anyone else? No. Or at best, we don't know and suspect that it might lead to eventually harm children. It should not be illegal.

Comment Re:Slippery Slope (Score 3, Insightful) 138

Uhh... I read it

Reuters revealed that the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration advises DEA agents to practice parallel construction when creating criminal cases against Americans that are actually based on NSA warrantless surveillance

And the sited article:

Of course two senior DEA agents said your quote, so it must all be hogwash.

Comment Re:Biologically feasible? (Score 1) 330

at the current rate of warming will have to take place within the 1-200 year period we may still have left to resolve the most devastating consequences that will almost certainly cause human extinction.

If the worst case predictions happen the earth will not support more than a small fraction of the 7 Billion people, but certain human extinction? Tone it down a little. Life and certainly a number of humans will survive, the earth has been through much worse changes.

Comment Re: AKA "Stealing from citizens program" (Score 3, Interesting) 232

Also, this says nothing about seizures by federal level law enforcement. FBI, DEA, DHS can still seize all they want. and I wouldn't be surprised if all this means is that the same assets will be seized by local law enforcement without due process, the Feds just keep it all.

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