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10251  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: July 30, 2010, 05:39:07 PM
None. It just streamlined legal investigative processes previously available through grand jury subpeonas and other warrants/court orders.
10252  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: July 30, 2010, 12:46:38 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Alone-Undercover-Infiltrated-Motorcycle/dp/1400060842/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280511697&sr=8-1

I won't defend every act from the BATFE, but keep in mind they do a lot of heavy lifting targeting some of the most violent, dangerous criminal organizations we have in the US, often at great risk in doing so. They also provide a huge amount of funding and expertise to state and local law enforcement working arson/explosives cases.
10253  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: July 29, 2010, 11:37:33 AM
I offer the challenge that no PATRIOT Act opponent has been able to answer thus far:

What freedom don't you have now that you had pre-PATRIOT act?
10254  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Self-Defense Law on: July 28, 2010, 10:48:02 PM
Sounds like good advice to me....
10255  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Laredo? (no idea where to fit his) on: July 24, 2010, 07:24:38 PM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jul/24/gunbattles-paralyze-mexican-city-across-from-texas/

The Nuevo Laredo city government posted messages on Facebook warning citizens to stay indoors as the battles erupted at several intersections in the city across from Laredo, Texas.

Frightened people on the U.S. side of the border called emergency dispatchers after hearing the gunfire, Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Thursday. But he said there was no spillover violence.

"We were getting reports from people who live on the river's edge that they could hear gunfire and explosions from the Mexico side," Baeza said.

"We didn't have any incidents on the American side. It's hard for people to understand who don't live here," he added. "They're not Vikings, they're not going to invade us, it doesn't work that way."


**Yes, we know how sacred the US border is.....  rolleyes
10256  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Rules of the Road/Fire Hydrant on: July 22, 2010, 09:16:04 PM
bing.com is a search engine, like google.
10257  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: July 21, 2010, 04:58:18 PM
I'm sure that gets a collective yawn from the liberal bedwetters wanting to hang the Gurkha.
10258  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in America and the rest of the western hemisphere on: July 21, 2010, 08:46:31 AM
Robert Wright: Useful idiot for the Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/07/pamela-geller-vs-ibrahim-ramey-of-the-muslim-brotherhoods-muslim-american-society.html
10259  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Not-So-Secret America on: July 21, 2010, 12:22:25 AM
http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2010/07/not-so-secret-america.html

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Not-So-Secret America

Judging from the first two installments, the Washington Post series on the intelligence community--and its over-reliance on contractors--is more marketing and hype, instead of original reporting.

With its flashy graphics (click on the map the see if there's an intel facility in your town!) and slick packaging, the highly-publicized series, authored by Dana Priest and William Arkin, practically screams "Pulitzer nominee," but there's little new information below the banner headlines.
10260  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: July 18, 2010, 05:59:32 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7896463/CIA-suspects-Iranian-nuclear-defector-who-returned-to-Tehran-was-a-double-agent.html

CIA suspects Iranian nuclear defector who returned to Tehran was a double agent

The CIA is investigating whether Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the US but last week flew back to Tehran, was a double agent.
 
By Philip Sherwell in New York and William Lowther in Washington
Published: 5:04PM BST 17 Jul 2010

The strange case of Shahram Amiri has puzzled US intelligence chiefs who approved a $5 million payment to him for information about Iran's illicit nuclear programme.

10261  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Gurkhas and their Kukris on: July 18, 2010, 05:06:00 PM
Fcuking Bullshiite!
10262  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 07:48:39 PM
Interesting. I think the AGW advocates have the same policy endgame in mind.
10263  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 04:06:40 PM
Should we outlaw any further scientific research ?
10264  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: July 15, 2010, 04:04:31 PM


Reynolds v. U.S.: 1879 - Congress Strengthens Anti-bigamy Law, The Supreme Court Destroys Mormons' Hopes

Read more: Reynolds v. U.S.: 1879 - Congress Strengthens Anti-bigamy Law, The Supreme Court Destroys Mormons' Hopes, Suggestions For Further Reading http://law.jrank.org/pages/2652/Reynolds-v-U-S-1879.html#ixzz0tmrwpX22
10265  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 03:37:27 PM
The debate should be based on reality and not hype and exaggeration. The vast majority of the privacy invasions cited below were voluntary transactions with private entities.
10266  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 03:09:04 PM
What if the wallet was lined with foil?
10267  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 02:52:31 PM
GPS -- Global positioning chips are now appearing in everything from U.S. passports, cell phones, to cars.

So, knowing what you know about RFID chips, is the above line from the post below accurate? Can you track a person globally using the RFID in a passport?
10268  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 02:07:57 PM
http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/208/48/

A how-to on building a RFID blocking wallet. Sorry, nothing on hats.....
10269  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Libertarian Issues on: July 15, 2010, 01:34:32 PM
Crafty,

Can we change the title of this thread to "Unhinged paranoia" or something else more accurate?
10270  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: July 14, 2010, 10:52:38 PM
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2006/01/israels-trail-of-tears.html

"Land for peace" didn't work out so well for the native peoples of north america, right JDN?
10271  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Fascism, liberal fascism, progressivism: on: July 13, 2010, 06:39:19 PM
Notice only the eeeeeeevil Fox News is covering the above story. If the Bush Administration's DOJ was not prosecuting the KKK for intimidating black voters in identical circumstances, would the media be silent?
10272  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: July 13, 2010, 06:24:12 PM
I doubt very much that the wall was built that way without good reason.
10273  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: July 13, 2010, 12:09:27 PM
And why did Israel build the barrier?

http://michellemalkin.com/2006/04/17/terror-in-tel-aviv/
10274  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: July 13, 2010, 01:37:39 AM
My experience does not correspond with yours. As a student in non-elite schools, I've been subject to profs who felt their role was that of propagandist for post-modern neo-marxist dogma. As a criminal justice student, I took a class on sexual assault, and instead of actually getting useful information on the subject to enhance my skills as a law enforcement officer I got to read on how America was a "rape culture" and every sexual act between a man and a woman was an act of rape because no woman in our society could truly give consent, and any woman who thought she did was a victim of "false consciousness".

I took a class on "multicultural communication" which was nothing but a extended rant by the prof on the evils of America, western civilization and anything remotely christian, heterosexual and/or white.

In addition, I had a personal connection to an academic who was the product of a elite schools and seeking a tenure track position in academia in those school. She was utterly terrified of me dooming her career because of my line of work and political opinions. She was a wide-eyed believer in all the leftist drivel she had been immersed in since since her undergrad days.
10275  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Kagan on: July 13, 2010, 01:04:44 AM
Yeah, just like electing a president with no executive experience, it should work out just as well. Did she release her academic records, or are they a state secret like Obama's?
10276  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: July 12, 2010, 12:57:54 PM
BD, see any patterns here?


http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/concealed-carry-on-campus/?singlepage=true

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?type=aca
10277  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: July 12, 2010, 12:15:28 PM
**PC makes a very strong case, of course.**


A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

**I've always wondered how those that argue the above is a collective right don't think the amendment below is also just a collective and not individual right.**

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
10278  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 12, 2010, 07:53:54 AM
Wow, a liberal judge legislating from the bench. Shocking....
10279  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: July 12, 2010, 07:51:24 AM
I know of many college courses that neither focus on nor support this particular interpretation of the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment in particular. 

**Maybe as many as a dozen, I bet.**  rolleyes
10280  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Debt Commission's gloomy picture on: July 11, 2010, 11:30:05 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100712/ap_on_bi_ge/us_governors_debt_commission

Debt commission leaders paint gloomy picture
           
By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Glen Johnson, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 36 mins ago
BOSTON – The heads of President Barack Obama's national debt commission painted a gloomy picture Sunday as the United States struggles to get its spending under control.

10281  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Whitewashing black racism on: July 11, 2010, 01:48:54 PM
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/07/09/whitewashing-black-racism/

Useful idiots.
10282  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The War on Drugs on: July 11, 2010, 09:43:20 AM
I have said before that my position is that for strategic purposes, I support legalization of drugs, understanding that very ugly consequences will result from that policy decision.
10283  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: July 11, 2010, 09:00:17 AM
The islamic death cult has no interest in non-violence Might as well speculate about meat eating vegans.
10284  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The War on Drugs on: July 11, 2010, 08:57:21 AM
Anti-tobacco laws, education and taxes have cut smoking in adults from about 50% to about 20%. Are we better or worse off for these efforts as a country?
10285  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 10, 2010, 04:33:35 PM
Except in recent years the balance has been getting too federal, and too paramilitary.

Roughly, there are about 7.5 local/state LEOs for every federal LEO, and the vast majority of those feds have jurisdictions over federal reservations, facilities, prisons or act as investigators for the Inspectors General prosecuting waste/fraud/abuse inside federal agencies. As far as paramilitary, the US adopted the paramilitary model for uniformed police agencies from Sir Robert Peel's Metropolitan Police around 1833.
10286  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: July 09, 2010, 10:46:16 PM
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/83c978de-8b8a-11df-ab4d-00144feab49a.html

America: Optimism on hold
By Alan Beattie and Robin Harding

Published: July 9 2010 20:40 | Last updated: July 9 2010 20:40


 
Shopped out: downtime at the Mall of America, one of the biggest in the US. Job growth remains too slow to support the rise in consumption required for a self-sustaining recovery


A month ago, it all seemed to be going so well. Growth in the US economy was picking up. The financial system was, mainly, functioning. The risk of contagion from Europe had diminished after an unprecedented €110bn ($139bn, £91bn) bail-out from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Things were creeping back towards normality.

Then in early June, as Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, put it, the economy hit “an invisible wall”. The US had a run of bad news – disappointing job growth; unexpectedly low employment; indices suggesting manufacturing and services losing momentum; renewed jitters from Europe’s sovereign debt markets and its banks. While most economists think it unlikely this heralds the famous double-dip recession feared by policymakers, it does come at a time when America’s monetary and fiscal authorities are struggling for room to manoeuvre.
10287  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 09, 2010, 06:46:04 PM
Well, from the beginning, the federalists and anti-federalists were forced to compromise. The concept of checks and balances on power was well understood by the founders, and the mosaic of law enforcement entities that exist in the US today evolved from that concept.
10288  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 09, 2010, 06:10:31 PM
The founding fathers had law enforcement, including federal law enforcement from the dawn of the American Republic, knowing full well that there are always the need for such things, even amongst a moral, spiritual people.
10289  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 09, 2010, 04:39:04 PM
Really? How would the citizens know a sheriff was engaging in criminal activities if there was no investigation and prosecution?
10290  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / How would sheriff supremacy address this? on: July 09, 2010, 04:00:32 PM
NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFF PLEADS GUILTY TO

ILLEGAL WIRETAPPING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER'S PHONE CALLS



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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Sheriff in North Carolina pled guilty today to wiretapping and recording a high school teacher's telephone calls, which the Sheriff intended to use to force the teacher out of his job.

Mitchell County Sheriff Vernon Lowell Bishop, 37, who was indicted last June by a federal grand jury in Charlotte, admitted that he directed his deputies to illegally record a Mitchell County High School teacher's conversations, which the teacher made from his home on a cordless phone.

Count one of the three-count indictment charged Bishop with intentionally procuring a deputy sheriff, who worked at Bishop's direction, to illegally record the teacher's conversations for the purpose of forcing the teacher out of his job. The second and third counts of the indictment charged Bishop with intentionally disclosing the contents of the illegally recorded conversations to members of the school system and the press in order to further his purpose. Today, Bishop pled guilty to the first count of the indictment and the government agreed to dismiss the other two charges.

"It is especially troubling when those who are charged with protecting the public abuse their positions of power and violate the public trust," said Mark T. Calloway, U.S. Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Law enforcement has a duty to bring to justice those in law enforcement who knowingly violate the law."

The charges stem from an investigation by the North Carolina SBI and the Justice Department.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the terms of the plea agreement, the United States has agreed to recommend that Bishop be sentenced to either home detention and/or probation. In addition, Bishop has agreed to compensate the teacher $15,339 for lost wages as a result of Bishop's illegal conduct. Under North Carolina law, the felony conviction will prevent Bishop from working in law enforcement again. The court has not yet set a date for sentencing.

"As this case demonstrates, the Justice Department will vigorously enforce federal legislation designed to ensure the privacy of all Americans,"said Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kevin Di Gregory.

The case was prosecuted by William Boyum, Assistant U.S. Attorney in Asheville, North Carolina, and Marc J. Zwillinger, Trial Attorney, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division.
10291  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 09, 2010, 01:27:19 PM
What would it hurt (and who would it benefit) if the FBI, IRS, BATF, etc. were doing this in every county? Why would the federal government oppose such common sense practices that they should already be doing anyways?

**What of the justice for murdered civil rights workers in sheriff Rainey's jurisdiction with sheriff supremacy?
10292  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Good thing there was an FBI on: July 09, 2010, 09:34:59 AM
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/price&bowers/Rainey.htm

Sheriff Lawrence Rainey

Lawrence Rainey was the forty-one-year-old, gruff, barrel-chested, tobacco-chewing sheriff of Neshoba County in 1964.  He was arrested in December of  1964 on charges of conspiring with at least eighteen other persons to deprive three civil rights workers of their civil rights.  The charges grew out of the brutal murders of Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney on June 21 in rural Neshoba County.  Rainey was acquitted in the October, 1967 Mississippi Burning Trial.
Rainey was elected sheriff in November, 1963.  In campaign speeches he told listeners he was "the man who can cope with situations that might arise."  Given the rising racial tensions and Rainey's reputation for being tough on blacks, there was little doubt what sort of "situations" Rainey was referring to.

Rainey was a born and raised in Neshoba County.  He attended school through the eighth grade, then found work as a mechanic before entering law enforcement.  In October, 1959, working as a Philadelphia, Mississippi police officer, Rainey shot and killed a black man from Chicago as he was complying with Rainey's order to get out of his car.  No charges against Rainey grew out of the incident.  His reputation for brutality grew.  In one particularly vicious incident, Rainey participated in the whipping with a heavy leather belt of a black who had been stripped naked.

To those who were white and neither labor organizers or civil rights workers, Rainey was downright friendly.  According to one Rainey supporter, "He had a grin, a wave, and a good word for every friend he met."  The gregarious sheriff wore a Stetson hat, cowboy boots, and a loaded six-shooter as he wielded his considerable discretionary power in Neshoba County.

On June 21, 1964, at the time of the civil rights workers' arrests, Rainey was in Meridian visiting his sick wife at the hospital.  Although he stopped at the courthouse around 8 p.m. that evening, it is not clear that he learned of the civil rights workers arrest and later release until he talked to Deputy Sheriff  Cecil Price at the jail sometime after midnight.  According to Rainey, Price told him that the three had been released about 10:30 p.m.  What is highly likely, given the close relationship between the sheriff and his deputy and their common hatred of civil rights workers, is that in that meeting Rainey was told in detail of the successful execution of the conspiracy to murder Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney.  It is, of course, quite possible that Rainey was himself involved in the conspiracy, although this was not proven successfully at trial.

Following his arrest on conspiracy charges, Rainey became a virtual folk hero to local whites.  He received applause, pats on the back, gifts, and even was sought to endorse products and services ranging from chewing tobacco to chiropractic back pain treatments.

Rainey's term as sheriff ended in November, 1967.  After his trial, Rainey was unable to find employment in law enforcement.   He accepted work as a security guard first at a supermarket, then at the Meridian Mall.  Rainey complained in the mid-seventies, "The FBI set out to break me of everything l had, then keep me down where I could never get another start, and they done it."

Rainey suffered from throat cancer and tongue cancer.  He died on November 8, 2002 at age 79.
10293  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 09, 2010, 09:12:04 AM
  Those Feds will derive their authoritay from where?

**The first federal law enforcement agency (US Marshals) was created by President George Washington following the passage of the judiciary Act of 1789 by congress. They seemed to be under the impression that they had the authority to do so. The very same George Washington sent US Marshals and federal troops to put down a tax rebellion at gunpoint.** 

The citizens of the county or some faceless "them"?

**That was George Washington and the first congress, duly elected and empowered by the brand new constitution.**

  This Dissociation is at the root of "inside the beltway" and the rest of the country.........

**I dunno, the rule of law has worked out pretty well for us. The founding fathers were obviously fans.**
10294  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 08, 2010, 05:28:32 PM
1. The idea of the powerful elected sheriff tends only to exist in the western US. In some parts of the US, the sheriff is mostly empowered to serve legal process and run the county jail, if that.

2. Local control doesn't mean corruption-free. In fact, often local level law enforcement can reflect local level power structures that can be quite corrupt. The fact that state and federal law enforcement entities are lurking about acts as a separation of powers that provides oversight and protection to the public that the "benevolent dictator" model of the sheriff does not.

3. The idea that federal law enforcement is actively oppressing the public is more the result of active imaginations motivated by political agendas rather than a tangible reality. Ballpark, there are a total of about 30,000 FBI special agents. That's not much in a nation of 300+ million people. The NYPD is bigger. The FBI is empowered by congress to enforce about 300 or so federal laws. Laws that most people have no dealings with at all.
10295  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: States Rights on: July 08, 2010, 09:30:21 AM
Sheriff 1st legislation would formally declare that all federal agents and officers must give notice of, and seek permission before, any arrest, search, or seizure occurs. Thus, federal agents and officers seeking to enforce unconstitutional laws must go through the county Sheriff first.


**Bad idea. The current mishmash of various overlapping local, state, federal agencies is actually the best model for law enforcement in a free society.**
10296  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: July 08, 2010, 09:10:38 AM

The press is not 24/7 surveillance either

**They sure can be.**
, nor do they have a bunch of guys with guns and tanks to do something to you when you complain

**Where do you live to have tanks do something to you when you complain? Have tanks done something to you in the past?**

...........  A video camera checking out a neighborhood for a photo op. is a whole lot different from trying to shoot video thru doors and windows of a private residence too.  The Press gets in touble for that- papparazzi is get poppped and and some court action ensues all the time for doing things like that.
 Do the same to law enforcement getting equally intolerable and what happens..........

**What does happen?**

Yes the media is a PITA, but they are also the people's eyes and ears.  Yes, Virginia, they are biased but at least their barking let's you know something is happening.   The Government can be way more than that, and they are sneaky bastards, and they may be trying to pull a fast one in return for.......?

**Someday, someone will make a coherent arguement instead of hysterical tinfoil ramblings on this topic, i'm sure of it.**

10297  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Running on empty on: July 07, 2010, 07:44:57 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/07/state-local-govts-eyeing-layoffs-as-porkulus-expires/

Running out of other people's money.
10298  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: July 07, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/your-money/04stra.html?_r=2

His advice: individual investors should move completely out of the market and hold cash and cash equivalents, like Treasury bills, for years to come. (For traders with a fair amount of skill and willingness to embrace risk, he suggests other alternatives, like shorting the market or making bets on volatility.) But ultimately, “the decline will lead to one of the best investment opportunities ever,” he said.

Buy-and-hold stock investors will be devastated in a crash much worse than the declines of 2008 and early 2009 or the worst years of the Great Depression or the Panic of 1873, he predicted.

For a rough parallel, he said, go all the way back to England and the collapse of the South Sea Bubble in 1720, a crash that deterred people “from buying stocks for 100 years,” he said. This time, he said, “If I’m right, it will be such a shock that people will be telling their grandkids many years from now, ‘Don’t touch stocks.’ ”

The Dow, which now stands at 9,686.48, is likely to fall well below 1,000 over perhaps five or six years as a grand market cycle comes to an end, he said. That unraveling, combined with a depression and deflation, will make anyone holding cash “extremely grateful for their prudence.”
10299  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: July 07, 2010, 06:40:01 PM
Every law enforcement agency is struggling right now.
10300  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: July 07, 2010, 06:23:53 PM
Spin it however you wish, but the legal principle is the same. Say it with me "No reasonable expectation of privacy". I knew you could.
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