Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' Comes Out
It's been five years since the banks rolled the dice one time too many and just about took down the world's financial system, and three years since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank bill that was supposed to bring the bankers back into line with sane, sensible practices. (Note: Isn't it ironic that the former Senator and Congressman the bill was named after were two of the banker's most egregious enablers on the way to their going over the cliff?)
Three years, yet only 38% of Dodd-Frank has been implemented. According to today's USA Today, the bankers have so far been successful stonewalling 62% of it. The fox is truly in charge of the henhouse.
Think after the "Warrior Princess" kicks ass and cleans up the military she can go after the bankers?
Yesterday the Supreme Court hit a home run. They've managed to piss off just about everybody. They narrowly ruled 5-4 that people charged with a felony can be required to submit to a DNA swab. The original argument for DNA testing was to prove the identity of the accused, but the dissenters say the test results will go into a database and be used to possibly solve other past, present, or future crimes.
The big outrage is that this is (some say) a violation of the Fourth Amendment which forbids searches without reasonable suspicion to gather evidence for an unrelated crime. Ummm....hold on there Kemo Sabe.
How is this any different than people charged with serious crimes giving up their fingerprints to a database? That's been used to solve crimes and is admissible as evidence in court for as long as I can remember and nobody seemed to get their knickers is a wad over that one. Isn't DNA evidence just a newer, state-of-the-art version of fingerprinting?
To me the issue should be whether DNA swabs should be taken and entered into a database from those charged with a serious crime or only from those convicted of a serious crime? Big difference!
Just something for you to think about. :)