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Nous_Defions 1 year, 1 month ago on Herald changing online commenting system

Facebook=In-Q-Tel

In-Q-Tel is a Central Intelligence Agency owned venture capital fund who provided initial start up cash for Facebook.

Two of the names that come up most often in connection with In-Q-Tel, however, need no introduction: Google and Facebook. The publicly available record on the Facebook/In-Q-Tel connection is tenuous. Facebook received $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel, whose manager, James Breyer, now sits on their board. He was formerly the chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, whose board included Gilman Louie, then the CEO of In-Q-Tel. The connection is indirect, but the suggestion of CIA involvement with Facebook, however tangential, is disturbing in the light of Facebook’s history of violating the privacy of its users

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No Facebook for me...See Ya!

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 2 months ago on America has to be good to be great

Yes, de Tocqueville also had other opinions about America, here are some of my favorites:

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."

"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."

And my most favorite:

"All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 2 months ago on Albany to give dog ordinance more bite

Walt, I agree but we have some homes in our neighborhood that are rental houses. There is a new family that moved in a home 3 streets north of us who owns and walks an agressive dog. Should that dog get loose and attack, I doubt they have liability insurance to cover the damage that dog might cause. I wonder how that could be addressed?

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 2 months ago on Flea market opening delay irks vendors

Please don't confuse the new McGregor building in the industrial park across from the airport with the old building beside the Post office on south Slappey. This article is about the Slappey location.

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 2 months ago on Flea market opening delay irks vendors

What will finally come out is there was not a great deal of research by Mr. Pollard. This industrial building is at least 40 yrs. and not up to modern fire and electrical codes. And in it's current state not suited for a commercial building serving the public. My guess that it will take at least $250,000 to bring it up to code. I'll bet he didn't plan on that much money. Now the old Winn Dixie's in South or East Albany would have been a better choice for a indoor flea market. I wonder also what incentives the EDC gave Mr. Pollard.

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 3 months ago on Gun bill defeat a win for big business

Mr. Wright, before you post your next opinion on gun control, would you mind researching the current State and National laws regarding firearms. I would suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms website and Handgunlaw.us. Your previous posts are devoid of knowledge concerning firearms and the laws regulating them. As an rabid Hoplophobe (meaning a fear of weapons and those who possess them) you should use some basic military strategy which is; to gather intelligence on the enemy in order to find his weaknesses. Good luck with that!

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 3 months ago on Gun bill defeat a win for big business

Mr. Wright, before you post your next opinion on gun control, would you mind researching the current State and National laws regarding firearms. I would suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms website and Handgunlaw.us. Your previous posts are devoid of knowledge concerning firearms and the laws regulating them. As an rabid Hoplophobe (meaning a fear of weapons and those who possess them) you should use some basic military strategy which is; to gather intelligence on the enemy in order to find his weaknesses. Good luck with that!

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 3 months ago on Gun bill defeat a win for big business

Mr. Wright, read AND comprehend my post above. NO ONE can purchase a gun online and take possession of it without a NCIS check!! There is no ambiguity in my post. Your statement is not truthful.

A fellow by the name of George Orwell once said: "Political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 3 months ago on Gun bill defeat a win for big business

"Certainly some on this page would change their mind about this is law if a terrorist purchased a gun online and kills a family member."

There is no truth in the above quote. You can order a firearm online but it must be shipped to a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) which is a gun shop and before you take possession a NCIS background check must be done. That's been the Law since 1992. So what's the difference between purchasing "online", or purchasing one on display at a FFL, or purchasing one from a friend, or stealing one in a burglary. All are legal except for the last (burglary). Laws are only obeyed by the Law Abiding.not those that have evil in their hearts. If evil is your intent you will find a way to do harm (have you forgot Boston so soon?), why shouldn't we make a law against evil, Tony?

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 3 months ago on School police say O'Neal 'slipped through the cracks'

Will the Herald publish the name of the Judge, and please include the dates for the Felony Stalking and the Statutory Rape plea. Which one came first? Is there any way we can petition the State Bar to review the body of this Judges work?

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