Release date: 12/1/10. *sigh*
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WTF is going on here? A proponent of gay marriage shot his lover, then waited more than twelve hours to call the police.
If I understand what I'm reading, this guy was using a real handgun as a prop in a BDSM scene. "Somehow" it got loaded.
"Let's pretend...a married Christian who got up and made the impassioned plea against same-sex marriage. It later turned out he had killed a prostitute with whom he was cavorting in a stupor induced by the use of drugs and alcohol. Would that be a story?"
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What in the hell is going on? The islamo-psycho-underwear-bomber-dude was not the only one arrested? There were others? Why didn't we hear about this earlier?
I am increasingly becoming convinced that stuff is going on and we're not getting the whole story--not just with the would-be Christmas Day "man-caused disaster", but other reports of terror activity aboard aircraft that have been cropping up.
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Meanwhile our own government is using hardball tactics to scare people who question policies.
For my own part, if someone from the federal government comes around to my house asking me questions--and they're "playing hardball"--I ask one question: "Am I under arrest?" Regardless of the answer to that question, the only thing I say is, "I want a lawyer."
Fifth amendment: I am not required to answer any questions which may lead to self-incrimination. I don't know the law; anything I say may turn out to be incriminating, so it's better for me to get a lawyer to advise me. I don't want to end up like Martha Stewart or "Scooter" Libby, both of whom were punished for making misstatements about things which weren't even illegal.
(WikiPedia on what happened to Libby: "On March 6, 2007, Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice, making false statements, and two counts of perjury. He was acquitted on one count of making false statements. He was not charged for revealing Plame's CIA status. His sentence included a $250,000 fine, 30 months in prison and two years of probation." Emphasis mine.)
The article doesn't say whether or not the DHS guys had a search warrant. Needless to say, you don't get to take a copy of my computer's hard drives if you don't have a search warrant. If you tell me the subpoena covers that, I'll wait for my lawyer to agree that's the case before I let you do it.
TSA is coming down harder on the bloggers who posted this stuff than they did on the guy who almost blew a plane out of the sky!
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About 45% of the carbon dioxide emitted remains in the atmosphere. This is the first time I've seen a hard number. The article makes no distinction between human sources of carbon dioxide and natural ones, so I have to assume that means that 45% of all carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere remains there.
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...I really haven't got anything else. It's cold, I'm tired--I think my body's trying to hibernate--and nothing has changed from when I wrote the last post.
Now that the holidays are over I'm thinking about restarting the anime playlist. It's been a while since I last watched anything.
I'm wondering if Ponyo is out in the US as well as Australia? If I had any energy I suppose I could go look somewhere, but I don't.
Looking back at the sample of Haruhi I posted, I realize that I'm not just being overly hard on the writing. It's not just because I don't like the style; it really is bad. (I always double-check stuff like that, even when I know I'm right.) It kind of gives me the urge to rewrite the whole damn thing....