Friday, February 03, 2012

Let's see, so the FDA says your own stem cells

are a drug that they should control, and sugar should be treated like booze and tobacco; because you're too stupid to decide what you'll eat or drink.

A twofer: the CRU admitting they've been lying about warmening*, and hey, IQ really IS inherited!

There's a bunch of police departments who need to actually read those 9 Principles:
A: Understandably, some Ft. Lauderdale residents are concerned about the intimidating and privacy-invasive nature of these vehicles. In typical fashion, however, authorities have assured the citizenry that “[p]eople who are abiding by the law should have no problems with this.” George Orwell could not have said it better: Armored surveillance vehicles roaming city streets are there for your own good, and if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.
(This is where the officials who like this should have an officer show up to search their home: "If you have nothing to hide, why do you object?")
B: To the north, in Marietta, Georgia, local police officials are excited to acquire — with federal dollars — a new, “cutting edge” mobile fingerprint scanner that will give “officers in the field the opportunity to positively identify an individual who is suspected of committing or about to commit a crime.” Basically, when officers scan a suspect’s fingerprints through the device, the device provides them with detailed information about that suspect gleaned from state and federal databases. Authorities say such devices will make officers’ lives “easier” — which begs the question of whether it’s appropriate for police officers to stop a person they “suspect” is “about to commit a crime” and run their fingerprints through all manner of databases.
I want to know how the hell they plan on justifying in court "I forced him to give me fingerprints because I thought he was about to commit a crime" ? I see lawsuits in the future. Big, nasty ones. Plus, if they're using this to run people through the Interstate Identification Index, they're talking about violating federal and state laws: last I heard, an officer can only run someone through that database if
It's subsequent to an arrest(and traffic stops and trying to foresee the future don't count), or
As part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Again, I really doubt "I thought he was about to commit a crime" counts.
This crap, with a DoJ that was worth a damn, would involve warnings about proper use of the system, and prosecutions if they violate the laws.

If these are the Mora blades I'm thinking of, $15 for the pair is a pretty good price.

It's the concerned people that I worry about. They're never happy just standing around being concerned; they're always getting all up in your business, trying to "help" and generally only succeeding in screwing things up even worse.

Now that I think about it, it's a little creepy and stalkeriffic when that Harvard lawyer from Hyde Park claims he's concerned about me.

1 comment:

Mattexian said...

I'm gonna stick with what I know: while those Moras aren't the "military" model, that is still a good price for them! I'm pretty sure those are plain jane Mora sheath knives, with the red-painted wooden handles. The military models almost always have the OD green plastic handles, some with black rubber over- grips. Mora knives are great for super-inexpensive knives for outdoor use.