So, we can't let the nation down. But we have to violate all the principles that this nation is founded on in order to not let the nation down. Then it isn't the nation that we have pledged to protect anymore. So we aren't letting the nation down by not collecting metadata or any other half-cocked scheme that is being used. So we don't have to do those half-cocked schemes.
In the USA, gasohol is made from corn. The kernels, not the stalks. The leftover protein is sold to feed cattle to market weight. Sort of like cereal makers selling waste sweetened cereals to fatten cattle. It isn't healthy, but they can make a buck doing it.
It is organic matter that needs to go back into the soil to keep the organic content of the soil up, to preserve the soil fertility and to increase the soil's water-carrying capacity. Water-carrying capacity is important to help plants be more drought-resistant, and to provide more moisture holding capacity in the soil in order to reduce and slow down runoff from heavy rains.
Even better, the "plant waste" should lay on the top of the soil over winter to protect it from erosion, and then be plowed under in the spring. This has not been done because large modern farms are "more efficient", thus requiring them to plow in the fall, plant so early in the spring that fungus-preventing coatings are required for the seeds, and use equipment so huge that the basic conservation practice of contour plowing is now impractical.
Engineering 101 taught me to check my assumptions. Modern farming needs to have its assumptions checked. Do not accept everything you hear on face value. You will destroy the planet.
Of all the states that issue carry pistol licenses, New York State has arguably the strictest handgun licensing policies in the nation. New York City, which is effectively a "no-issue" jurisdiction for carry pistol licenses, has even stricter laws, including those regulating handguns exclusively kept at home, thereby making it difficult to virtually impossible for ordinary citizens to obtain, possess, or carry firearms lawfully within New York City. Permits have been issued, however, to a small number of celebrities, politicians, attorneys and other well-connected individuals.
Apparently, the criminals are not observing these gun laws. What now? Please do not reply "Extend these laws to the edge of the universe."
Gun laws make no more sense than Prohibition did in the 30s. Anybody can make alcohol. And anybody can make a gun. It is impossible to prohibit weapons, even projectile weapons.
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
Having to issue your own DMCA takedown notices is so unfair
I am waiting for some sympathy for having to monitor my own farm boundaries for trespassers. I am almost surrounded by corporate farms, some of whom sell "trespasser's permits" for access to their land, with no posting notifying people when they are LEAVING their land.
South - 30,000 acres
NE - 5-10,000 acres
NW 10-20,000 acres
Yeah, I need some DMCA relief! But I'm not in the Big Leagues and don't expect that anyone will be interested in keeping MY costs down.
makes it perfectly clear for everyone to know and understand
You missed one, Tim. But there were so many to choose from!
The problem with this quote, of course, is that nobody in Congress has been told anything that they can "know and understand". There is no oversight, there is no information, there is no knowledge of what the NSA is doing, even among those in Congress who are appointed as oversight. And now that we have been gifted with enough information that we DO know and understand what the NSA is doing, we are told more lies.
Fear. It must be fear. Nothing else makes people act like such idiots as fear - fear of enemies, fear of being wrong, fear of being exposed, fear of losing power, fear, fear, fear!