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Comment Re:A solution to local / state government abuse? (Score 1) 597

That's a terrible idea, because the taxpaying public loses.

A much better solution would be to put the offending police and prosecutors in prison. Revoke the police officers' law enforcement certifications so they wouldn't be able to get badges anywhere else. Disbar the prosecutors.

That would punish the actual perpetrators without impacting the general level of service to the public.

Comment Re:A few bad apples (Score 2, Interesting) 597

And whose fault is that? It didn't just happen.

When I was growing up cops were respectable, and were respected. Somewhere along the way they came to believe they were different and more special than other people. They rationalized that because they were so different and more special, what they were doing was right and good. Since what they were doing was right and good, any conduct was acceptable.

I no longer respect cops; I despise them.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 177

We may be about to find out what it's like to live under the thumb of corporate fascists and their puppets in government.

Nah, that couldn't possibly happen. ChimpyMcBusHitler is out of office. The Lightworker(TM) will show us The Way.

Didn't you get the memo?

Comment I've bought my last Palm product anyway (Score 1) 300

I've used Palm products for over ten years.

I bought a Palm TX, and the on/off button stopped working. Palm's response? "You'll just have to buy a new one." I did.

Six months later (almost to the day) the on/off button stopped working.

I'm NOT buying another. I'll buy a Windows POS before I'll buy another Palm POS.

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