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  •  If they outlaw privacy only outlaws will have it. (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm waiting for the bill that says any attempt to anonymize yourself on the internet is a felony.  What a joke we've become when it comes to civil liberties...

    "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people." -Tony Benn (-6.38,-6.36)

    by The Rational Hatter on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:22:59 AM PST

    •  It has been proposed (2+ / 0-)

      and died quickly, but IIRC it was part of a house bill this session.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:56:19 AM PST

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      •  Good God that was me being bitterly sarcastic. (3+ / 0-)
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        I suppose I should not be surprised anymore.  I suppose the silver lining is that the people who write the law are not as smart as the people who use the technology.  

        /sigh

        "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people." -Tony Benn (-6.38,-6.36)

        by The Rational Hatter on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 12:51:19 PM PST

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        •  It's hard for a cynic to keep up, huh? (1+ / 0-)
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          And YAY for Tony Benn.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:03:41 PM PST

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        •  My real name is Grumpy Old Geek (0+ / 0-)

          Real bills proposed in recent NH legislative sessions:

          A bill to make it legal to kill police officers.

          A bill to eliminate all speed limits.

          A bill to eliminate penaties for beating your spouse or children.

          A bill to eliminate meals for prisoners.

          A bill requiring all new bills to cite compliance to a section of the Magna Carta.

          A bill to require proof of insanity using eugenics "technology" to receive mental health benefits.

          A bill to eliminate mental health benefits entirely. The reasoning was that those "freeloaders" would cure themselves if they weren't paid for being mentally ill. Those words were from the Speaker of the House! This bill actually passed after it was amended to elininate a substantial portion of the funding. And the crime rate and suicide rate went up.

          To be fair, anyone can run for state rep if they're at least 18, live in the district for (i think) 6 months, and pays the $3 filing fee. Yes, that's three dollars. NH has a 400-member house. That's about 3000 people per rep. So we always get a genuine nutcase or two.

          I can hardly wait for this term's entertainment.

          "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

          by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:50:47 PM PST

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