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  • If Trump can track Muslims, close Mosques, what can he do to You?
    • “...getting a court to strike down the Trump executive order will be difficult and time- and money- consuming. In the meantime, Trump could have his way unilaterally for a long time.”

      I’ve long wondered — What happens if a president or legislature repeatedly issues the same unconstitutional directive, then rephrases and reissues it whenever it is struck down?

  • After Paris, it's good detective work that will keep us safe, not mass surveillance
    • We should perhaps distinguish among several goals:
      1) Reducing mortality, best served by (for example) medical research, smoke detectors, and the like.
      2) Reducing violent deaths and coercion, best served by (for example) day-to-day police work or gun control.
      3) Reducing the effectiveness of terrorists, best served by considering them as nothing more than contributions to murder statistics -- and certainly not by directly serving their interests by spreading terror through political and media channels.

      All this is would be entirely too obvious to mention, if it were not so thoroughly ignored.

  • Is Daesh/ ISIL a modern Raiding Pirate state?
    • Thanks for a good partial model that contributes to understanding a novel and complex phenomenon.

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