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If you involve yourselves in this, I will stop using your stores and services.

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/lqUnpUiP6kc/IBM-Seeks-Patent-On-Retailer-Rigged-Driving-Routes

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. . . so you can take your majority, and stick it up your ass, stick it up your ass, stick it up your ass . . .

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/CN2GsaOEFR4/story01.htm

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...I'm not the father of an 8 lb. 14 oz. baby boy.

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. . . "turning the other cheek".

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=54952

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So, a big FUCK YOU to RIM. As much as I love my BlackBerry, I think my next phone will be Android-based.
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/14/0348244/Blackberry-Gives-India-Access-To-Servers?from=rss

If you think this is a good idea, I'd like to have a small sample of your blood.
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/05/20/2032223/House-Votes-To-Expand-National-DNA-Arrest-Database?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

Now *this* . . . *this* is a good idea!
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/pages/states.php?s=PA

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Our German Shepherd, Ein, died this morning of natural causes. We got her in 2002 from the Save A Shepherd Rescue Association, who had taken her from an abusive kennel. Because she was the runt of the litter and the other dogs constantly bit her ears, one didn't stand up "Shepherd style" and the SASRA named her "Flopsy". The other ear had been tagged, like they do with cattle.

For her age, which they estimated at 1.5 years. she was very small and ludicrously timid. When we put her on a leash to take her for a test walk, she wouldn't get out from between my legs; I had my doubts.

In short order, we found out that she was afraid of flashlights, uniforms, thunder, sirens, etc. She also seemed to have an initial distaste for black people. We also found that she had an unnatural knack for opening doors and breaking out of cages. In the car, she would become one with the carpet. It was impossible to physically play with her; she would immediately defer.

With a good home, good family, good food and good training, however, I think she became a wonderful example of her breed. She got to be 75-80 pounds. She was a ferocious defender. Her ears stood up. She stuck her head out the car window at highway speeds. She didn't *actually* bite the cop who came up our front steps ; )

We buried her on our property, along with her collar and her "hedgehog."

We loved you very much, Ein. I hope we improved your life as much as you improved ours. You will be sorely missed.









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THIS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! THEIR OWN ATTEMPTS TO "QUALIFY" THE ACT IN THE ACT ITSELF PROVE IT.

Think about this...if I'm sitting at my local watering hole, talking to a buddy and we agree that if the Constitution is "abridged" much more, we're going to have to do something about replacing this government, we would have to register in SC as a subversive organization. Register as a subversive organization!?!?! WTF?! Isn't that what the First Amendment is all about!??!

http://rawstory.com/2010/02/south-carolinas-subversive-activities-registration-act-force/

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c029.htm

Holy shit...I can't even believe I read it.

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http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/court-forces-bed-rest-pregnant-woman



This isn't new, but it's scary confirmation.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/hard-numbers-behind-laptop-searches-border

The gem here is way down, "Mr. Fotenos, the T.S.A. spokesman, promised improvements in a few months, as the agency’s Secure Flight Program takes full effect. Under the new system, airlines will collect every passenger’s birth date and gender, along with their names. The T.S.A. will cross-check all that with the watch lists. Previously, the airlines cross-checked the lists themselves, using only the names." Wait...what? They can't get it right now; people misspell their names and don't get flagged, but somehow the lists are going to become more useful and accurate by requiring more information to match!?

We all know it's wrong, but can you pin it down to an actual violation of law?

http://politics.slashdot.org/story/10/01/14/2226219/Obama-Appointee-Sunstein-Favors-Infiltrating-Online-Groups?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

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This is the strangest 404 I've ever seen.




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Do you know why they get away with this? Because most of you bleeting morons do whatever anyone wants you to! Refusing should be the NORM in this country!

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PhotographyIsNotACrime/~3/6Blvj8tPhRs/

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Uh...huh...so now we can make INTERPOL our internal henchmen? You're losing me, Obama!
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/P0NGPtND7bM/INTERPOL-Granted-Diplomatic-Immunity-In-the-US

Hey, at least it costs them more to get the information. Wait . . . what!?
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/4QRwnEDYrqc/Using-Fourth-Party-Data-Brokers-To-Bypass-the-Fourth-Amendment

Bad, Google, bad! "Don't be evil (unless your market of 1.3 billion people might be lost if you don't cooperate with their asswipe government and be evil on their behalf)."
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/30n3Z7nheYg/Google-Sets-Censorship-Precedent-In-India

Stay away from kiwi networks of any sort...
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/9UHHhqd4lk4/New-Zealand-Cyber-Spies-Win-New-Powers

OK, let's get this straight...the slanty-eyed fuckers (I have nothing against slanty-eyed fuckers, but in this case, the Chinese deserve to be randomly insulted) have three thousand gagillionteen people over there, and they want to keep guys from getting their porn, so they go knock up their butt-ugly wives?
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/dBrMHfPHHCc/China-Arrests-Thousands-In-Internet-Porn-Crackdown

I'm turning in my potato.
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/4OxdQjxk0Ys/Irelands-Blasphemy-Law-Goes-Into-Effect

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OK, so what's the primary avenue for political dissent these day? Could it be...mmmmmmm...THE INTERNET!!!!? Isn't Germany in the EU...you know, the cradle of Nazism?

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/QWmPUCCvSXU/EU-Paves-the-Way-For-Three-Strikes-Cut-Off-Policy


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So, if I have a potential client in my car, do I have to turn off the radio? Can I sing? Can I quote an in-print book?

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/_MPzDIRF7uE/Singer-In-Grocery-Store-Ordered-To-Pay-Royalties

Seriously...what gave PRS the idea that they could do this in the first place? Shouldn't there be legal repercussions?

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...that his business depends on the insecurity of the Internet?

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/NucUT_4lI34/Kaspersky-CEO-Wants-End-To-Online-Anonymity

Not to mention that it's a dumb idea.

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http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/O9TMw4YmByA/Open-Source-Could-Have-Saved-Ontario-Hundreds-of-Millions

I'm OK with people making money for producing a piece of software. But when there's already a piece of software that someone has decided to release for free under an open source license, why not adopt it, especially when you're talking about the BILLION DOLLAR scale? If you take 1% of that, $10M, you could fund development and support of the application for years and years. Is it "security concerns"? Is it corruption? Is it fear of the unknown (aka "ignorance")? Think of the public good they could be doing by saving themselves $990M and further developing/patching the app for use by others.

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http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/OkhdMyP91zQ/Judge-Thinks-Linking-To-Copyrighted-Material-Should-Be-Illegal

Seriously? OK, let's throttle the flow of information so it's easier to monitor and manipulate.

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...but I had a large amount of respect for their intellect. Guess I'm wrong again.

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/d6z3YhL-IQE/India-To-Put-All-Citizen-Info-In-a-Central-Database

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I thought it was to protect children.

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/bRgW_SQQXTE/Tennesee-Man-Charged-In-Virtual-Pornography-Case

This guy didn't do anything to a kid. If I take a picture of the top half of a can of Coke and attach it to a picture of the bottom half of a can of Pepsi, am I guilty of trademark infringement?

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...so I'm not going to bother pretending to be witty or insightful.

http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/05/28/2313230/Homeland-Security-To-Scan-Citizens-Exiting-US?from=rss

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Original post: http://capnsurly.livejournal.com/33054.html

Looks like his story was right on the money. But this is OK, right? You should do whatever the police say, because they know best. They certainly know better than the constitution.

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=40401

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http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=39712

I think the number of times he was tazed may be a little exaggerated, but otherwise, it sounds credible. Yes, he's obviously an uber-Bible-thumper, and I don't want the implication that I support his views, but it's his right. It's also supposed to be his right not to be searched without cause and not to be assaulted by law enforcement for no reason.

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Makes you happy that Americans died to make sure the Brits could keep speaking English, huh?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/07/video-g20-police-assault

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This LJ focuses on the loss of rights and freedoms, which normally means in the form of the actions of government. However, there's another predator out there: corporate caving. We've seen a tiny bit of it from the likes of Google (DMCA takedowns and content-based removals on YouTube, but considering their overall attempts at even-handed philanthropy, I cut them a little slack), but this from Amazon is over the top:

http://www.fictioncircus.com/news.php?id=346&mode=one

I wish I had bought something from Amazon recently, so I could return it.

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http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/q1dhH2ArZB4/article.pl

The UK government is spending muchos poundos to publicize less-crazy Muslims so that the more-crazy Muslims don't seem as numerous (and therefore as crazy?)? Effectively, what they're doing is helping the real crazies to operate on the DL and make the public less suspicious of them. Awesome!

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