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PostSubject: The Minerva Research Initiative   Mon May 11, 2015 1:02 pm

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/13/us-defense-department-studying-protesters-prep-mas/
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PostSubject: Re: The Minerva Research Initiative   Mon May 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Looks like another waste of tax payer money. So what if they are able to predetermine when social unrest will reach a "tipping point" when politicians can't make a decision to do anything with the information.
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PostSubject: Re: The Minerva Research Initiative   Mon May 11, 2015 2:53 pm

It makes sense that the govt wants to know when to call on the military to save their ass.
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PostSubject: Re: The Minerva Research Initiative   Mon May 11, 2015 3:21 pm

Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 1835, better known as Posse Comitatus Act should keep US armed forces at bay under most circumstances.

The Act in it's entirety:

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Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
-Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1385

History: Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act in 1878 in a dispute over the use of federal troops by U.S. marshals in the South. Based on precedent, Attorney General Charles Devens took the position that the U.S. Judiciary Act of 1789 authorized U.S. marshals to raise a posse comitatus comprising every person in a district above 15 years of age, "including the military of all denominations, militia, soldiers, marines, all of whom are alike bound to obey the commands of a Sheriff or Marshal." However, Congress had become disenchanted with the habit of U.S. marshals and sheriffs to press Army troops into their service without the approval of the commander in chief. The Southerners in particular questioned this policy. Ironically, the posse comitatus doctrine had been postulated in 1854 by Attorney General Cushing to help Southerners enforce the Fugitive Slave Act. Now it was being used to contest the Ku Klux Klan. On 27 May 1878, Representative J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky introduced an amendment to the Army appropriations bill; the amendment eventually became the Posse Comitatus Act. In passing the act, the Congress voted to restrict the ability of U.S. marshals and local sheriffs to conscript military personnel into their posses. They did not vote to preclude the use of troops if authorized by the president or Congress.





This posse comitatus rule supposedly keeps our armed forces from being pressed into service by locals without an Act of Congress or a Constitutional Amendment... but it is rife with loopholes.  Say, for instance, the Feds just send in the National Guard, the Navy, or the Marines?

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PostSubject: Re: The Minerva Research Initiative   Tue May 12, 2015 1:52 am

Is this a frigging joke? Anyone else read Robert Heinlein? ...remember Minerva??
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PostSubject: Re: The Minerva Research Initiative   Tue May 12, 2015 11:37 am



Minerva was a self aware computer who handled all the planetary affairs in Time Enough For Love. She also created a body from the genes of several people and downloaded her personality into it so she could experience her... dream.

What about her Riceme?

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