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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-10-01 05:37
Subject: [links] Link salad mumbles into October
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Hey There Cthulu — A tribute music video. (Thanks to martang.)

Sidewinder: 1890Shorpy with a stunning Mexican railroad photo.

Heliospheric Crossings (and the Consequences)Centauri Dreams on the new solar system. How messy it doth grow.

Balko on Absolute Prosecutorial Immunity — Huh? I hope some of the legal professionals who read my blog will comment on this, because I find it appalling, and I wonder if I'm misunderstanding or simply missing something here.

?otD: How much wood?

Body movement: n/a (sick)
Hours slept: 10.5! (sick)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
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User: martyn44
Date: 2009-10-01 12:54 (UTC)
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Arbitary government power exercised with no right of redress. Didn't you guys have a revolution about this sort of thing, oh a couple of centuries ago? Isn't this sort of thing the reason why you have senators and congressmen?
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User: madrobins
Date: 2009-10-01 14:58 (UTC)
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Man, I hope your law-savvy readers weigh in on Absolute Immunity, because this strikes me as deeply insane. Qualified immunity, I totally understand and agree with. If you're going about your business in good faith, you should be immune from later action. But if you're jiggering the evidence (and the novelist in me always wants to know why you'd do that if you have evidence pointing to someone else) then...no. Very simple. Didn't these guys have parents who told them that sort of behavior was not allowed?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-01 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mad - See my blog mirror at jlake.com/blog for an attorney's response to the question.
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