Seems to me that the only winning move is not to play. Stop supporting the products of the copyright maximalists, and go out of our way to show that those who do not get rabid about copyright and, instead, continue to create can be well rewarded.
I just don't see a way we can win on their playing field.
Mayor Menino is a rather big supporter of the BPD, but the new incoming mayor: Walsh? Yeah, he's a major union guy, he's going to let the BPD do whatever they want and ask them if they want help doing it.
So, let's be careful here. The rules say that if they enter the premises with a warrant for X, and they see Y, and Y is evidence of a crime unrelated to X, then they can seize Y.
However, what is not at all clear is, as the article states, why they were going through the wife's computer or papers looking for the husband's guns. That sounds like it was a violation of her 4th amendment rights.
I like the idea of algae farms being used to grow biofuels. They can take up minimal space (vertical tanks) and require a relatively small amount of energy input if done right (hell, they can feed on sewage). I see this as a somewhat inefficient, but worthwhile due to some side-benefits, system for creating supplemental fuels.
But to take up crop space, and grow corn or soy specifically in order to burn it in your car? No, that's insane. Even if we ignore the issues with monoculture, soil degradation, compaction, fertilizer runoff, and energy consumption, it's still just a lousy source of energy with almost no side-benefits.
*Some* of the other potential crops can be grown on marginal land not useful for growing much food, such as elephant grass etc., but, really, we need to stop burning things for energy. It's time to really push for alternative means of consumption as well as production.
As a liberal, I consider Dianne Feinstein to be the strongest case for conservative politics out there. She is a disgrace to the United States of America and brings down her party with her unethical antics.
Peace of mind comes from knowing the billions and billions we've spent, and continue to spend, on surveillance has successfully thwarted a cab driver from disobeying the law. If you live in a big city, you know how difficult this can be.
I'm hoping someone can answer this, because I truly do not know. How did we get this far without putting anything in our system to hold people in government responsible for violating the constitution? How is it that there is no penalty of any kind?
Hah. Seriously, would anyone believe them if they said yes? I certainly wouldn't. I'd come to the border with an encrypted hard-drive filled with 50 gigs of Photoshopped porn featuring the faces of Eric Holder and James Clapper and refuse to give them my password. Let 'em spend the time to decrypt that sucker.