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Comment How would anyone know? (Score 1) 235

I agree with the insightful posters who are declaring the probable reality of this zombie attack. But how are we to know? Have you ever been to Montana? Do you even know anybody who's been to Montana? Do you even know anybody who knows anybody....well, you get my point. Hell's bells, there could be a high-kicking chorus line of zombies dancing down Main Street in Helena and who would know? Believe me about this. I live in Ohio. I know about states that nobody visits.

Comment Really food for thought... (Score 1) 257

Good article that really made me think. But whether Wikileaks itself continues to exist or not, the genie is out of the bottle and someone else will take up the cause and activity. And much of its function really was useful and perhaps beneficial. Julian himself is an arrogant fool. Did he ACTUALLY think he'd get away with releasing truckloads of U.S. intelligence info? And when it was pointed out to him that he may well have killed people who were working with us, he said that anyone working with the U.S. deserved to die (yeah, he did. it was in an interview broadcast by the BBC). And Julian, take a lesson from these remarkably coincidental sex charges in Sweden. You might consider turning yourself in. The next "coincidence" might involve an automobile accident or "falling" out a window. You'd probably be safer facing espionage charges. Hell, we don't shoot people for that anymore :)

Comment Lie at every opportunity (Score 1) 521

Be sure to lie whenever you can get away with it. When subscribing to magazines, spell your first name slightly differently on every subscription form. Every time someone wants household income, check a different level. If your address or phone number isn't important to what your filling out, change a couple of numbers. Of course, don't be an idiot and screw up something that might void a warranty or get you into legal trouble, but if some nosey organization is just asking for information, give 'em some. Just make it the wrong information. Depending on the situation, your lies may be little ones or totally outrageous. Data mining is here to stay, but if enough people start lying to information gatherers, the data mined will be worthless. Oh yeah, the election day exit polls? Always tell 'em you voted for the other candidate :)

Comment Wow! I'm a hybrid!....well, maybe not (Score 1) 568

I have a large cranial capacity (hat size: 8 1/8) and I'm over 6 feet tall. I'm sure that my ancestors interbred with the Boskop, leading to me, a mentally AND physically superior humanoid! I began to make plans to rule the world, if not the known universe. But my wife pointed out that the simplest explanation is often the best and that I'm probably just a big fathead. Rats!

Comment Well, if you don't have anything to hide... (Score 5, Insightful) 402

I've actually heard people respond to revelations like this by saying, "If you're not doing anything wrong, why are you worried about the government having this information?" I then ask "Really? Well, tell me all about your sex life..no?..are you engaging in some perversion?" or "How much money have you got in the bank?...Why won't you tell me? Are you laundering money for drug dealers?" I don't know which is worse, these clowns prying into our lives or our wonderful Congress sitting there and letting them do it. Big Brother is taking over faster than you doublethink.

Comment All You Scientology Critics..Shut Up! (Score 0, Redundant) 464

If the document mentioned in the article is truthful, Scientology practitioners have been subjected to criminal activities such as harassment and physical attacks. If so, perpetrators of those acts should be prosecuted under existing laws. But this organization is proposing silencing dissent to "protect" itself from violent nuts. The U.S. Government could follow the same logic to stifle free speech. Who do these people think they are?....Dick Cheney?

Comment Oh George Carlin, You Left Us Too Soon (Score 1) 329

I was looking at the objections to the HIV/AIDS vaccine trials from the bible-banger and was immediately put in mind of one of the late, great George Carlin's dialogues. George was describing being in a social situation and having to listen to drivel from some brain-damaged nitwit. He advised that the socially correct thing to do was to nod politely while making non-committal comments so as not to offend the blathering party. At that point, he began to tremble and, with his eyes bulging, lamented that, from deep within our very souls, wells up the proper but less polite response: "BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS!", "BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS!" Ah George, I do miss you so....

Comment Gee, What A Smooth PR Move! (Score 1) 186

Didn't ANYBODY at Lenovo stop and and say "Hey! We might piss off our users!"? I've got a Lenovo T61 and like it. But, after this posting, I told the firewall not to let anything regarding Lenovo updates out on the web. I also shut the update feature off in the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, (never found their updates worth much anyway). Thanks for a very useful posting, whoever you are.

Comment Get A Warrant (Score 1) 203

I'm sure the Feds and others think they can do this as standard operating procedure. I don't give a rat's patootie what they think. If I was ever arrested, I'd sit there chanting "Get a warrant!" through my clenched teeth. At least I'd have some basis for later demanding that they expunge me from their database. Its ridiculous to justify this data collection by saying, in essence, that I might be guilty of some future crime that hasn't even occurred yet.

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