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Another bad idea, brought to you by bipartisan Congressional leadership, certain to be signed by the president. Because there's no such thing as too much spying, as long as you can blame the War on Words.
The move comes amid a bipartisan bid to scale back the government’s spying powers under the Patriot Act.
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http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2015/04/22

Well, the odds are better for the tort lawyers, that much is certain.
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Sixty years after it was scuttled off the coast of San Francisco, the bomb-scarred, radioactive hulk of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) has been located on the seafloor near the Farallon Islands.
Scientists find the “floating nuclear waste repository” that transformed San Francisco’s Hunter’s Point shipyard into a …
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In Neal Stephenson's brilliant Cryptonomicon, a protagonist works for a shadowy Allied unit called "Detachment 2702." Detachment 2702 creates elaborate fake evidence to offer explanations of how the Allies learned of German movements, thus concealing that the Allies had cracked the Enigma code. Though fictional, the Detachment is based on actual World War II tactics. The Allies did things like [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra#Safeguarding_of_sources] send spotter planes to places they knew German ships would be to fortuitously "spot" them, and reportedly sent a fake radio message of congratulations to a non-existent spy to suggest a source for other intelligence.

You expect the government to use secret surveillance and disinformation campaigns against a wartime enemy. You probably don't expect the government to use secret surveillance and disinformation campaigns in court against its own citizens.

You should.

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http://www.gocomics.com/tomtoles/2015/04/21

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Morally, I'm OK with the concept of the death penalty. I believe there are crimes for which there can be no forgiveness, no reparation. and no chance of rehabilitation. Do the crime, and you have forfeited your right to live.

Practically, I'm against the death penalty because our so-called criminal justice system is a fraud, where the prosecutors can lie, cheat, fabricate evidence, all without risk, and where the incentives encourage them to do so. In such a system, people are regularly convicted of crimes they did not commit, only to have evidence turn up, such as this, that they were wrongfully convicted. Much of the time, these convictions are over-turned after the convict has served decades in prison; in some cases, the information comes too late, and the person has been executed. 

There is NO fit apology for executing a person because the prosecutor cheated to get a tough-on-crime conviction to improve his chances in the next election, or because a technician couldn't be bothered to actually do his/her job, and instead falsified evidence. I am increasingly of the opinion that when the cops and prosecutors knowingly convict an innocent, the appropriate punishment should be to give them the same punishment that the innocent suffered, up to and including years spent on death row, followed by a botched execution. Maybe then they'll understand why people are supposed to be treated as innocent until proven guilty in this country.

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Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.
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+Don Lavanty I've never tried to get out of jury duty, but I've only been called up once, and then I  was rejected during voir dire. 
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Because parody has no legal standing when you can't bring as many lawyers as the other guy(s).
Apparently there's such a thing as a parody web series being too good. The hit series "Adult Wednesday Addams" created by Melissa Hunter has disap...
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