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Now on the disquisition.
Your Humble Contrarian
Thought of the Day
So in the vein of the law prohibiting insurance companies to refuse customers for preexisting conditions I think we should expand that to include all insurance: Life insurance for example. I think I should be able to call up an insurance company after my spouse dies and demand that they provide me with life insurance coverage. About 5 million dollars worth would be just about right.
Similarly I should be able to call a 24 hour hotline from the scene of an accident to demand coverage for my totaled car.
Yep I can see endless possibilities here.
Ben-ism of the Day
Optimism: Pathological ignorance of imminent doom.
"There is nothing to fear but fear Itself!" - The phrase most often used to lure a bunch of half-wits that do not consider the factuality (or idiocy) of that statement to their doom.
Those who lack the courage to attempt the impossible may forever deny themselves the knowledge of just how majestically they can fail... (B. Owen 2011)
So this is an exchange with an aquaintance and myself that really got my goat. I had wtitten about an article discussing how a growing number of police agencies are carrying devices that can extract all of your private information from your cellphone during a routine traffic stop, including all texts, emails, geotags, photos, videos, etc., virtually anything on your phone including deleted items. Though such legislations and capabilities have been challenged profusely in court, several courts have deemed these warrantless search and seizures of ones property completely constitutional and legal. To my objections of such my acquaintance submitted the following: (My response follows)
So now Obama is claiming to be a Skeet shooter and that he shoots all the time at Camp David. (Yeah right.) Well there are no pictures, strangely since there are pictures of Obama doing everything but brushing his teeth, but here's the transcript of the audio from one of his skeet shooting outings: