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Comment: Re:Century (Score 5, Insightful) 495

by paesano (#35084014) Attached to: WikiLeaks Nominated For 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Yes, perspective, perspective. I'm sure from someone's perspective any action can be justified.

The question you should ask is when did Yassir Arafat every do anything that resulted in a lasting peace? He certainly had opportunities, but he always ended up walking away from them. A lasting peace would have made him irrelevant.

Comment: Re:ARGH (Score 2, Insightful) 387

by paesano (#35064526) Attached to: China Starts Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Project
...and it's even more infuriating that the lefties forced us to abandon practical forms of energy (like nuclear) some 30+ years ago using the same fear tactics that they are now using to get us to waste our time on windmills and solar farms. Speaking as a conservative, and for most of the conservatives that I know, I'd love to see us move in the same direction as China. Just please, please don't try to scare me with stories of how the sky is falling. Talk to me about limited natural resources and the need to create reliable, abundant energy for a growing population and emerging societies, and I'm listening.

Comment: Re:Should be good for the economy (Score 1) 1530

by paesano (#34112920) Attached to: 2010 Election Results Are In

Stop that.

NOTHING from "Obamacare" has gone into effect yet.

Wrong! Two things went into effect in September. 1) no pre-existing conditions for children. 2) kids up to 26 must now be covered on their parent's plan, regardless of their marital status.

1) has caused many insurance companies to drop child only insurance packages. 2) has caused rate increases, because of the additional associated costs (like paying for a pregnant daughter, who is married).

Comment: Re:Obama? (Score 1) 1211

by paesano (#25569915) Attached to: Discuss the US Presidential Election & the War

Parent:"...more Iraqi civilians will die from secretarian fights than civilians that were killed by US soldiers."

Yeah, those Sunni Elite Administrative Assistants are deadly!

Some of the results of leaving south Vietnam defenseless:

-North Vietnam took control of South Vietnam in less than a month.

-100's of thousands went to "re-education" camps. 10's of thousands of them died after their release

-Around a million boat people died at sea.

-Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge and 2 million died in the genocide that followed.

A lot of people died in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Many people feel that a militarily weak Iraq could yield similar results, because it would create a power vacuum in a historically unstable region.

The Courts

LifeLock Spokesperson's Stolen ID Inspires Lawsuits 217

Posted by timothy
from the now-he-is-a-formless-protoplasmic-blob dept.
OrochimaruVoldemort writes "It seems as though LifeLock isn't as secure as Todd Davis makes it out. According to a LifeLock spokesman, his identity has been stolen. For two years, Davis has been daring hackers to steal his ID. Looks like he got what he wanted. CNN reports: 'Now, LifeLock customers in Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia are suing Davis, claiming his service didn't work as promised and he knew it wouldn't, because the service had failed even him.'"
Privacy

Identity Theft Skeptic Ends Up As Fraud Victim 388

Posted by timothy
from the eyes-like-paul-mccartney dept.
An anonymous reader writes "British TV host Jeremy Clarkson recently wrote a newspaper editorial ridiculing the uproar that had occurred after the British government admitted to losing two compact discs containing the personal information on 25 million people. To support his claim about the overhyped risks of identity theft, he published his bank account information in the article. Proving that some identity thieves have a sense of humor, a week later, he found out that someone had set up an automatic bank transfer for $1000 to a diabetes charity from his account. This comes less than a year after the CEO of LifeLock, an identity theft protection company which publishes the CEO's social security number on its website, himself was a victim of financial fraud. Back in July of 2007, a man in Texas was able to secure a $500 loan from a payday loan company using the CEO's widely publicized SSN. Will this latest incident finally prove that identity theft is real, and that publishing your own financial info is an invitation for fraud?"

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