If her parents had ANY concern for her having a normal life, he wouldn't have run for President. The moment he ran for President, any chance of a normal life ended. 25 Secret Service? Yeah, it will be a normal field trip with her class, lol.
The only use I've found for them, was when I was shopping, and saw a product a friend had mentioned he was looking for. Had my smartphone scan the QR code on the shelf, it gave me a link to the product info, and I emailed that to the friend.
Great article, but Cracked are part of the problem
Just about to share this article with everyone I know. I attempted to copy/paste the text "On the Net, you just have to assume that everything you see is out to screw you, the only exceptions being brands that you already know."
And when I paste it into Notepad (because damned scammers have made me too bleeping paranoid not to) I notice they added the following to my "copy"
If I were a nefarious bastard, I might write a browser plug-on or little applet thingy that helped users more easily view their miles.
And then surreptitiously phone home with that info. Once I've collected lots of info from lots of users, I can decide whose account I want to compromise and steal miles from.
Far fetched? Yes.
This isn't control for control's sake. This is protecting very valuable information. Credit card miles are very useful things, and very valuable. I just used credit card miles to get a $1200 round trip ticket (April can't come quick enough!)
maybe I'll throw my vote away on a 3rd-party candidate who will never win because s/he actually speaks to what I'm looking for
I cannot stand people who think they are throwing their vote away. Every time I hear someone say that, I want to slap them.
I voted for Ross Perot. The day after the election, at least 50% of the people I spoke to about the election told me they were going to vote for Perot, but didn't think he would win. If everyone who didn't think Perot could win had actually voted for him, it would have been a very different election.
When did voting for President become as silly as voting for Prom Queen or Senior Class President?
Vote your conscience, if you have one. This is not the Miss America pagent. You don't vote for the prettiest, or the most popular. Vote for someone you think will make a difference. If you don't, you have thrown your vote away.
I used to think that Righthaven might make a useful law school case study some day, but now I'm wondering if there shouldn't be an entire class studying Righthaven in order to teach lawyers exactly what not to do in handling cases.
The lawyers still got paid, right? This may indeed be a case study in law school, but only as an example of the stupid shit you can get paid to do as a successful lawyer.
Ted Bundy was apprehended February 15, 1978. What does internet porn have to do with him? Is the author really claiming a causal link? Porn made him do it?
He claims "The internet turned pedophilia from a private sin into an organized crime". Got any evidence of this? Organized crime organizations were not involved in child porn or the kidnapping and exploitation of children before the internet?
What about Page 3? Should we censor/ban newspapers as well?
"The single purpose of conservatism is to protect what is good about the traditional order." Maybe that is what you want to define conservatism as, but I doubt you'd find a majority to agree with you. Then he goes on to state that the North Koreans get it.
Of course, "The constitution of North Korea declares that "the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shall, by carrying out a thorough cultural revolution, train all the people to be builders of socialism and communism." So a country whose constitution dictates that the entire populace shall be brainwashed to build communism and socialism is the one we should be looking to for advice on, well, anything?
YMMV as to whether that is true conservatism or not.
On a personal and professional note, I am of the firm conviction that the world is a worse place because of unscrupulous lawyers who force people and companies to forego their legal rights simply because they don’t want to pay the fees lawyers to defend themselves – even from suits that are meritless on their face. It is particularly obnoxious when it is used as an effort to chill free speech – political speech, no less – as has become all too common in response to unflattering internet postings.
This sort of activity is condemned by the every State Bar association of which I am aware, and is contrary to both the letter and spirit of the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Made into a lawsuit, it is also a ground for sanctions.