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Comment: Re:Yeah... (Score 2) 116

by vldragon (#36078506) Attached to: The Dirtiest Jobs in IT
And there aire IT people in combat comms that are the first one's in the field, that have to wear full body armor, helmet, & a weapon while setting up comms in the heat of battle. Don't assume to know every asset of every field. We all have a job to do in war, some have it easy, some have it tough but we're all on the same side and we all make sacrifices. There is no need to downplay one persons sarcrifice, no matter how small, because you or those you now had it rougher. It deminished all of our sacrifices when we fight amonst ourselves. Semper Fi.

Comment: Re:Fed up (Score 1) 379

by vldragon (#35833292) Attached to: DOJ Seizes Online Poker Site Domains
These sites arn't hosted in the US so the US wouldn't be able to regulate them anyway. The DOJ is pissed because they are accespting money from US citizens. Normall this money is blocked but the've used some "unique" ways to route arounnd those blocks. They may have broken US law but seeing as how there not in the US I don't see how it matter or that the DOJ has a leg to stand on. If they want to go after someone they will have to go after the poeple gambling... Though hopefully they see the problems with that and won't do it.

Comment: Re:The Land of the Free (Score 1) 493

by vldragon (#35521592) Attached to: US Ed Dept Demanding Principals Censor More
The advisory also links to the Education Departments advisory letter about the first amendment. Exerpt: "OCR has received inquiries regarding whether OCR's regulations are intended to restrict speech activities that are protected under the First Amendment. I want to assure you in the clearest possible terms that OCR's regulations are not intended to restrict the exercise of any expressive activities protected under the U.S. Constitution. OCR has consistently maintained that the statutes that it enforces are intended to protect students from invidious discrimination, not to regulate the content of speech. " It can be found here: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/firstamend.html

Comment: Re:No sympathy here, sorry (Score 1) 844

by vldragon (#35375732) Attached to: Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy
Except, accourding to the Justice Department, the DOD does a very poor job of protecting it's whisle blowers. See section C of the report entitled "Increase of Complaints". (Compaints is in relation to reprisal complaints) Soruce: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/12/defense_dept_not_properly_protecting_whistleblower.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20TPMmuckraker%20(TPMmuckraker)#

Comment: Re:No sympathy here, sorry (Score 1) 844

by vldragon (#35373050) Attached to: Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy
Here are a few: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/cablegate-disclosures-have-furthered-investigative US Contractors in Afganastan pimp out young boys and the State Department coverd it up: "The Guardian reported on a cable describing an incident in which employees of DynCorp, a U.S. military contractor, hired a âoedancing boyâ for a party. The term âoedancing boy,â also known as bacha bazi, is a euphemism for a custom in Afghanistan in which underaged boys are dressed as women, dance for gatherings of men and are then prostituted. Read more. The incident allegedly involved soliciting local Afghan police for a bacha bazi as well as usage of illegal drugs. The cable detailed that Hanif Armar, minister of the Interior of Afghanistan, urged the United States to help contain the scandal by warning journalists that reporting on the incident would endanger lives. "

Comment: Re:No sympathy here, sorry (Score 1) 844

by vldragon (#35372882) Attached to: Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy
And I think this is what people are forgetting. Those "classified" documents showed illigal activity buy the US government. Illigal activity is never suppose to be classified. I think the governments pososition will fall apart in court when this is brought up. Unless of course they don't allow the docs to be used in court for "state secret" reasons, which I wouldn't put above them. Even if the docs are already widely available.

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