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Journal Journal: How secure are we??

I found this disturbing, she paid a man to marry her, and both the FBI and CIA did background checks to allow a potental (and allegedly) terrorist spy into the midlevels of both those agencies. The War on Terror is like the War on Drugs, all talk and no substance. A quote from an official, "As a special agent," court documents said, Prouty "was granted a security clearance" and assigned to a unit investigating crimes against U.S. citizens overseas. Bush would love to make the United States more of a survillence state yet the watchers are those that would hurt the United States.

Full story at ABC.com http://abcnews.go.com/WN/FedCrimes/story?id=3859991&page=1

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Journal Journal: On being a Moderater

I have to first say that I've been reading Slashdot for almost 10 years. Almost, when I have such an low UID number (2983)? Well, I haven't been around for a while. In fact I was looking over my Fans and Foes. And realized that I have only one fan, and on top of that the last time I posted anything interesting comment wise, was in 2004. I've been busy..,and now here it is the end of 2007, and I begin my subscription with Slashdot, I really don't care for the ads but understand the need to make money, and I find that I can now moderate. Very cool.

What's is interesting is not that I feel I have power, because after reading the guidelines I now know that I'm not the only one who can moderate anyone can, but is why I haven't been a more active user of Slashdot. I've always enjoyed Slashdot, it is the reason that eight years ago I left Windows for Linux, and then went back to Apple (my first computer was an Apple ][e). It is the reason that I became a libertarian. Heck it's the reason I picked up Perl, though because of my most recent job change, and move to North Carolina, my Perl skills are weak, trust you stop programming, and you lose your skills. It's one of the reasons that I've started to blog myself, though I don't view Slashdot as much as a blogging site as a site for news, and information.

So I will not become a more active member of the slashdot community. I will moderate whenever given the chance. And I'll start posting more stuff in this journal. My time is limited, I've gone back to school to complete my degree in Computer Science, but I will always take some time for Slashdot.

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