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My short letter to the President, Mr. Barack Obama

Dear Barack Obama,
I’ve been a huge supporter of yours since the beginning. Okay, that’s a lie. I was a supporter of Hilary Clinton, but once you were elected, I watched your speech, and it moved me. It moved a lot of people. But lately, you have dropped the ball. Now I understand that you have to play the game of politics, that’s a reality. But this bill you signed into law on New Year’s Eve crosses the line. This is supposed to be America, the greatest country in the world. The one country that would rather self-destruct than break it’s own beloved constitution. Yet here we are, essentially now a military state. Which you allowed us to become. Our military is now equivalent to the KGB and many, many other rights-violating police. For this reason alone, I will not be voting for you next year. I appreciate many of the things you have done for our country in your term including Health Care reforms, the extended income tax breaks, and the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell. But this just crosses the line for me. I do believe in our constitution, and keeping it sacred. What you have done is simply not right. I only hope that somehow, someway the Supreme Court can overturn this, which is highly unlikely considering the fact that The Patriot Act is still around. I will now be voting for Ron Paul for 2012 as he is the only candidate out there who I believe can and will repeal this country-changing law. I am truly afraid for our future as a nation.

Why buying coffee with your iPhone matters – The Red Tape Chronicles – msnbc.com

Why buying coffee with your iPhone matters – The Red Tape Chronicles – msnbc.com.

 

I know I would totally use my cell phone to make payments over having to carry plastic around, plus less plastic is better for the environment in the long run. I really think one day we will be able to do everything from our cell phones and won’t have much need for a wallet/purse anymore. I’m talking starting our cars from an app, paying from an app, and eventually having all of our personal information in an app. I could see the DMV being digitalized one day and you hold your driver’s license information on your cell phone, along with your car insurance, etc. It’s all scanable and protected.

 

With all this coming in the future, they really need to find a way to beef up mobile security, I have read recently that it’s one of the least secure of all our devices.

 

Tell me… would you use a payment system through your cell phone or iphone?

Walmart helping to reduce unhealthy food

Walmart helping to reduce unhealthy food and make healthy food more affordable. I applaud you Walmart! http://ow.ly/3HuWM

Court: No warrant needed to search cell phone – The Red Tape Chronicles – msnbc.com

Court: No warrant needed to search cell phone – The Red Tape Chronicles – msnbc.com.

Amazon pedophilia author arrested

Amazon pedophilia author arrested – Technology & science – Security – msnbc.com.

This enrages me. A lot. Arresting someone on an “obscenity” charge? What the hell is that? I understand very well that the content of the book is highly immoral and gross… but it IS just that: a book. He didn’t do anything (in this particular instance). The guy wrote a book. Isn’t this clearly protected under our 1st amendment protections? I mean, when Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense“, he committed treason against the crown. He actually broke the law, he encouraged war, death, fighting, treason… He was one of the worst offenders ever to have existed. Yet, we look at him and his book full of fallacies as heroic. Now, I’m not going to even try to argue that what this guy is doing is heroic. Maybe it is to someone, somewhere.

But what he has done IS protected by our constitution, as it should be. It’s unfortunate these days what we as a society choose to give up to prosecute child molesters. Yes, they are the worst of the worst, but I will always believe, at least philosophically, that our rights, our constitution is more important. And yet again I quote the great Ben FranklinThose who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” I guess it is difficult for most people to see what exactly our constitution is in the big picture of the history of the world. We are the only country in the history of the world to protect these freedoms… and yet, here we are, blatantly taking them away for some temporary safety. Even though we’ve seen what happens throughout history in other countries who have gone down this path… Dictatorships and no freedom whatsoever.

It reminds me of the movie V for Vendetta, where people become to scared to say anything because they will be persecuted if they say the wrong thing. I can’t help but think that maybe one day I will arrested for writing this blog, so-called “defending” the pedophiles. But the public are ignorant, and ignorance causes blindness. It becomes the “with us or against us” mentality, which by the way commits the fallacy of bifurcation and is a completely illogical way of thinking. I wish I could buy this book, I almost did order it when Amazon was selling it. What is really sad is that what stopped me was that I was literally afraid that it may come back to get me in trouble one day. I thought maybe I’ll be investigated for pedophilia, or maybe arrested for violating some obscenity charge. I wanted to read this book, not because I want to make love to children, but because I was genuinely curious, as an intellectual, what all the fuss was about… was it really that bad? that graphic?

It’s akin to wanting to read Mein Kampf in attempting to study the psychology of Adolf Hitler. I actually own that book, and I do display it proudly on my bookshelf. Am I racist or antisemitic? Hell no. Am I fascinated and intrigued by one of the world’s most powerful leaders to have ever existed, of course. I guess my point in all this is, we have the right to make a book about molesting children. As terrible as that sounds, we have that right. And we also have the right to not read that book, or talk badly about that book, or buy that book. And none of those actions should have legal consequences. There is no place for morality in law. Morality is fickle and unstable. It’s temporary and it’s easily turned by the masses. Morality and reason are often the opposite of eachother. 60 years ago it was immoral for blacks and whites to attend the same schools, and that was the law. Now we all know and see how fucking retarded that was. Now it’s pedophiles and gays. When will people become educated and start using reason more? I honestly hope that the Colorado mayor doesn’t extradite him on these ridiculous charges. And if it goes to trial, I worry because the Supreme Court isn’t ready to rule on these issues yet. And it’s sad that these days we can’t trust our lower court systems to make the reasonable decisions and follow… I dunno… that thing called the Constitution.

psst!: Shut Up, Baldinger–Ines Sainz Did Not “Bring It On Herself”

psst!: Shut Up, Baldinger–Ines Sainz Did Not “Bring It On Herself”.

The opinion in this report is spot on: The Fox news analyst who claims that any woman can bring on harassment or harm from men because of the way they are dressed… takes away all personal responsibility and opens the door for rapists, child molesters, and the like to put the blame solely on the woman. It’s a terrible and astonishingly old fashioned point of view, and it’s incredibly surprising people are tolerating it. Although, to be honest, I wouldn’t expect anything less from FOX.

Technolog – Verizon CEO: iPhone not coming any time soon

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Technolog – Verizon CEO: iPhone not coming any time soon.

Glad I put my money into T-mobile and their hella cheap phone plans! Besides, if you already have an iphone, you can unlock it (jailbreak) and slip your T-mobile sim card into the iphone and voila! Best of both worlds. IMO, Verizon’s prices aren’t worth it compared to how well and cheap both Spring and T-mobile are.

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