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by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US healthcare law: Republicans bid to overturn reform
Replies: 68
Views: 4993

Re: US healthcare law: Republicans bid to overturn reform

IMO, History is important for cultural reasons. It keeps us together and it allows the country to stick together. However, knowing Lincoln's history or even Evolutionary Theory vs Creationism won't help a child become an Engineer, Lawyer, or even Doctor. (Creationists accept genetics and DNA... but...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry
Replies: 28
Views: 2606

Re: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry

I do think its worth that this incident does stand out. Maybe it sounds a bit selfish, but American Interests need to focus on Americans . 'American Interests' don't need to focus on anything. Romantic nationalism is just another method we use to decide who is important and who isn't. Since we can'...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry
Replies: 28
Views: 2606

Re: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry

True. It probably was a combination of racial profiling, flagged flight plans, random surveillance, and just plain luck which got him there. My guess is that they saw him speaking with someone affiliated with Anwar al-Awlaki. I have a hard time believing they didn't have anything at all linking him...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry
Replies: 28
Views: 2606

Re: U.S. teen tortured in Kuwait and barred U.S re-entry

Clearly, he's brown a suspected terrorist. Why else would he be on the no-fly list? Oh come on now. There are plenty of muslims who fly on planes every day now. Lets not start screaming the racist card so quickly. I do agree, this shouldn't happen to anyone. But lets first get a few things straight...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US healthcare law: Republicans bid to overturn reform
Replies: 68
Views: 4993

Re: US healthcare law: Republicans bid to overturn reform

I'm more concerned with the populace than the president. When I was in school we learned about how Abe Lincoln taught himself to read by the firelight. I'm afraid all my son will learn is that Abe was very tall. IMO, History is important for cultural reasons. It keeps us together and it allows the ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Internet Censorship in U.S.?
Replies: 34
Views: 6595

Re: Internet Censorship in U.S.?

Does the U.S governments treatment of wikileaks count as Internet censorship? As far as I can tell, the site itself is still active and you can still access it in the US if you know its IP address. On the other hand, EveryDNS has shutdown the wikileaks domain name, but thats not controlled by the g...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-mail
Replies: 46
Views: 4467

Re: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-

ITT: we learn that the law is rather complicated The "Plain Sight" argument gets even more complicated with technology. What separates plain sight from not plain sight? For example, you are broadcasting your cookies on every HTTP request, which means anyone with Firesheep who is on your n...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-mail
Replies: 46
Views: 4467

Re: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-

ITT: we learn that the law is rather complicated The "Plain Sight" argument gets even more complicated with technology. What separates plain sight from not plain sight? For example, you are broadcasting your cookies on every HTTP request, which means anyone with Firesheep who is on your n...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-mail
Replies: 46
Views: 4467

Re: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-

Is navigating to mail.google.com (or other provider of choice) when someone is set to auto-login breaking the law? I almost wonder if he even needed to guess the password (though, to be fair, if she was cheating, you'd think she'd be smart enough to logout...) Though, I guess in this case supposedl...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pedophilia Guide Author Arrested; dispute over extradition
Replies: 44
Views: 6280

Re: Pedophilia Guide Author Arrested; dispute over extraditi

This is just one more to add to the "Our culture based on othering people rather than understanding them is fucked up" pile. Aren't all cultures and societies based on that to some degree? And it's not an either/or thing. You can try to understand people and still regard them as "the...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange Complains about Leak
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Julian Assange Complains about Leak

Agreed, but what does any of that have to do with the topic at hand? Or, for that matter, my post? Well, I guess I didn't understand where we disagreed and I missed my mark. Perhaps it would be easier if you gave a more detailed argument for what is different? Nonetheless, here's another shot at it...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange Complains about Leak
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Julian Assange Complains about Leak

Also there's a huge difference between the privacy rights of public institutions like governments, and the privacy rights of individuals. You could argue he's a hypocrite anyways, but it's disingenuous to make an argument on the assumption that both are the same. I would like to discuss this point....
by KnightExemplar
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange Complains about Leak
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Julian Assange Complains about Leak

>Release documents from various governments from around the world to show people exactly how we've gotten where we are today and to let them know what sort of deals and conversations are being had behind closed doors in their names , vetting them for authenticity as best you can and only ever relea...

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