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Old 2010-12-20, 13:44   Link #10821
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In what might turn out to be an interesting test of First Amendment versus "think of the children" in the US ... a Florida prosecutor who's made a name as a "crusader for the children" (o.O) has charged a Colorado author who wrote a book on how-to pedophillia with obscenity and is trying to get him extradited to Florida. Colorado has arrested him in response to the demand... but there's no equivalent law in Colorado and its questionable that writing books can be a crime. (The book is the one that caused a flack on Amazon a couple of weeks ago).

Look for this one to be entertaining screeching, shouting, and possibly some discussion on "free expression" possibly up to the Supreme Court.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_799095.html
The comments are interesting because the HuffPo crowd is supposedly hyper-liberal but all the comments are "burn him, he's a witch!" motif.
The quotes from the prosecutor are flame fodder for anyone who argues the First Amendment side of a debate.
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Old 2010-12-20, 17:58   Link #10822
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In what might turn out to be an interesting test of First Amendment versus "think of the children" in the US ... a Florida prosecutor who's made a name as a "crusader for the children" (o.O) has charged a Colorado author who wrote a book on how-to pedophillia with obscenity and is trying to get him extradited to Florida. Colorado has arrested him in response to the demand... but there's no equivalent law in Colorado and its questionable that writing books can be a crime. (The book is the one that caused a flack on Amazon a couple of weeks ago).

Look for this one to be entertaining screeching, shouting, and possibly some discussion on "free expression" possibly up to the Supreme Court.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_799095.html
The comments are interesting because the HuffPo crowd is supposedly hyper-liberal but all the comments are "burn him, he's a witch!" motif.
The quotes from the prosecutor are flame fodder for anyone who argues the First Amendment side of a debate.
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you want your business to keep on rolling? don't mail anything obscene to Polk county, FLA

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UK says "No porn unless you Opt-in" under proposed new plan.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...-1225973481287
i guess UK is slowly becoming the China of the west (state, top-down net nannying)
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Old 2010-12-20, 20:24   Link #10823
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Senate defeats bids to change START treaty
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...6BD54220101221

Are they still pretending not trying to sabotaging Obama's next 2 years ?
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Old 2010-12-20, 21:36   Link #10824
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Oh look (says Wallstreet speculators) the economy has some signs of recovery...well we can't have that.

Here we go again.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/40752176
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Old 2010-12-20, 22:53   Link #10825
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Senate defeats bids to change START treaty
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...6BD54220101221

Are they still pretending not trying to sabotaging Obama's next 2 years ?
when did the repubs ever pretend to do otherwise?
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Old 2010-12-21, 02:37   Link #10826
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when did the repubs ever pretend to do otherwise?
When the extension of the Bush era tax cuts for the superwealthy was the matter. (clientele politics at its best )
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Old 2010-12-21, 02:47   Link #10827
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i guess UK is slowly becoming the China of the west (state, top-down net nannying)
Australia found it unworkable, so I imagine a bit of common sense will make it to the UK as well.
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Old 2010-12-21, 03:54   Link #10828
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i guess UK is slowly becoming the China of the west (state, top-down net nannying)
Lol They do this to protect the children Let's see what happens when they get a lot of people opting in because they don't have children or are actually single.
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Old 2010-12-21, 04:52   Link #10829
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-120...medium=twitter

'Chocolate cough remedy' in sight

Oddly enough, theobromine was mentioned in the fact thread yesterday. But if scientists pull this off, then it will be the best invention since sliced bread.
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Old 2010-12-21, 05:05   Link #10830
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-120...medium=twitter

'Chocolate cough remedy' in sight

Oddly enough, theobromine was mentioned in the fact thread yesterday. But if scientists pull this off, then it will be the best invention since sliced bread.
Lol you could just eat chocolate and be done with it. To me this sounds like some other strategy by the pharmaceutical industry to make more money off of people.
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Old 2010-12-21, 05:25   Link #10831
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Lol you could just eat chocolate and be done with it. To me this sounds like some other strategy by the pharmaceutical industry to make more money off of people.
Of course, but then again, depends how much of a concentration of the theobromine is required to be effective.

Plus chocolate would only make me fatter.
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Old 2010-12-21, 05:27   Link #10832
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Of course, but then again, depends how much of a concentration of the theobromine is required to be effective.

Plus chocolate would only make me fatter.
If you get proper exercise every day and you have a regulated amount, it can actually be good for you for more than just the regular cough.
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Old 2010-12-21, 07:24   Link #10833
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Thailand ends 8-month state of emergency in Bangkok
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Old 2010-12-21, 11:37   Link #10834
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Of course, but then again, depends how much of a concentration of the theobromine is required to be effective.

Plus chocolate would only make me fatter.
Actual powdered cocoa wouldn't. It's a very healthy food. Antioxidants, heart-healthy fats in small doses, theobromine as you mention as well anandamide which puts you in a good mood.
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Old 2010-12-21, 20:16   Link #10835
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the last time i checked on NN is that Google and Verizon both agreed on a pact.
i also recall that NN rules for landline delivery will be stricter (not so sure on wireless)
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Old 2010-12-21, 23:42   Link #10836
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Venezuela to make lawmakers vote with their parties
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Old 2010-12-21, 23:54   Link #10837
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Venezuela to make lawmakers vote with their parties
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...6BL04V20101222
Sean Penn and Danny Glover must be so proud of their friend.
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Old 2010-12-22, 02:14   Link #10838
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Funny.

The UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland all have these - enforced by the party whips.
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Old 2010-12-22, 06:02   Link #10839
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Funny.

The UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland all have these - enforced by the party whips.
That is why none of the youths here wanted to be a politician or lawmaker. You can't roll a dice or give a half-fuck when you are one, unlike a normal citizen.

Then again, most of them followed in their parents' footsteps and "vote the default party".
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Old 2010-12-22, 07:21   Link #10840
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That is why none of the youths here wanted to be a politician or lawmaker. You can't roll a dice or give a half-fuck when you are one, unlike a normal citizen.

Then again, most of them followed in their parents' footsteps and "vote the default party".
Singapore. It's so stable, people rather'd make some serious dough in medicine or law rather than take a "pay cut" in politics.

I mean, Singapore MPs get a 6-figure annual sum, but in medicine/business/law, you get 7. It's the money, stoopid.

Meanwhile, where I was born, at least one minister has been known for traveling regularly on taxpayer money for leisure.

Which is where I'm flying to in a few hours. It's actually SNOWING in Melbourne - not right, innit!?
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