Sen Lieberman: Internet comments = terrorism

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  1. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Just saw this pop up on my Google Reader, care of Above the Law and their source link, the Daily Kos.

    From ATL:

    Obviously the bill is total nonsense and hiding behind the veil of anti-terrorism legislation is gutless.

    Do MR readers feel that less anonymous/semi anonymous commenting systems (forums like these, Disqus, most newspaper site comments, etc.) lead to more junk compared to "public" commenting systems on websites (Facebook, but one can make a bogus FB)?

    I work at an organization that constantly posts stories/blogs to our site and we were looking into possibly implementing the FB comment system, but having no control to moderate comments killed it for us. While it's true that one can flag a comment, it's never known how long FB will take to respond, if ever.
     
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    This is why dumb old people shouldn't be allowed to run the country.
     
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    I'm actually angry he's retiring – would have been so very cathartic to throw him out of office.
     
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    Nearly broke a rib laughing at that one... so, so true.
     
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    Their supporters are typically the unintelligent ones. As for the leadership, I would just call them corrupt. I think they're quite aware of what they're doing.
     
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    Unfortunately, society constantly raises a new crop of them. It's been going on for about 7 million years or so now. It seems to be a well established pattern...
     
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    Geez, it must've been too late for me to consider it an April Fools joke.

    The creator explains his process here and even went so far as to use the blog he set up a few months prior in order to cover his tracks, since he has done something like this for the past 5 years.
     
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    I sometimes think we might have a better governmental system if we selected our leaders through a random lottery of all citizens.

    I think there might be something fundamentally wrong with the type of person who actually wants to get into government.
     
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    If you seek to serve you must be clinically nuts?

    Yes, that just about sums it up.
     
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    If you think American governance is about "serving" anymore you must be nuts.
     
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    Couldn't possibly be any worse... Athenians felt selection by lot was more democratic.

    The article Serial killers and politicians share traits comes to mind... :D
     
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    Well, they crave to serve themselves at the trough of money, power & privilege.

    Remind me again, how many are lawyers?? :rolleyes:
     
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    Link.

    We've said it before but it bears repeating: people wouldn't fall for gags like this if douchey politicians like Lieberman didn't lend them verisimilitude. You believe it because it sounds like something they might do.
     
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    Joke or not this 100% sounds like something that idiot would do.

    He's the same politician who claimed that kids can't tell the difference between video games and real life.
     
  16. malman89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Truth. I guess it's a major fail and also a lesson at the same time, as covered in his day after post.

    The fail - the speed of the modern media to cite source links and push information as quickly as possible.

    The lesson - some people are so protective of their shrinking freedoms and some others will do anything possible to infringe on them, causing the former group to speak out in protest to protect those rights.

    First time in a long time I remember getting April Fools'd. Guess it could've been worse.
     
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    Did this really make the news cycles? If it did that show how much they vet stories.
     
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    Gee, I sure hope this one is another April Fool's Joke:


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/justices-approve-strip-searches-for-any-offense.html?src=me&ref=general
     
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    AFAIK it didn't. This was the first place I heard of it.

    No. :(
     

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