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05 November 2013 - 10:17 PMThere's nothing I've missed more.
05 November 2013 - 10:05 PMI just did some quick searching through the "literature" and I can't really find anything to suggest that CaCO3 has any benefit to the skin, although it looks like it can be used to treat IBS in addition to its use as an antacid.
17 January 2011 - 10:35 AM
12 December 2010 - 05:25 PM...we (by majority) choose them for the job and we can remove that job from them. They are making decisions for all of us and I don't see why they should be allowed to hide any reasoning for the decisions and/or actions they make/take.
Exactly. We elect them because we have faith that they will act in our best interests. If that means hiding information, whose publicity has the potential to hurt us, then they should certainly have that responsibility.
How would you feel if your credit card information was leaked to the public? Your medical records, revealing that you have HIV? A text conversation that shows that you're talking behind your best friend's back? Or that your significant-other is cheating on you?
12 December 2010 - 04:11 PMThat doesn't make Wikileaks publication wrong though. It was wrong for the information to be stolen and passed on. The onus for that is on the thief, not Wikileaks. BTW, just because some information is classified doesn't mean it should be. Corrupt officials will classify information to cover their ass by hiding it and that information does need to be made public.
Even if Wikileaks isn't the one *doing* the theft, it's still publicly disclosing classified material... which is wrong.
And I'm not saying that all classified material should be classified material, but that's not up for us to decide. The government has very right to classify what it wants, and we should not have any say in the matter. It's just like USPS. Anything that we put in the mail becomes federal "property." It is unlawful for anyone (but the intended recipient) to tamper with material that is sent through the postal system. In essence, this becomes "classified" material. Regardless of whether or not this material *should* be classified is a moot point. The rules are there.