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I now have car and renter's insurance. Which is good, because the policy my parents have for me expires with the month.

I am rather concerned by this article. Granted, it's from Salon, which is about as left-leaning a reporting outlet as they come, but the facts appear to be accurate: an American citizen believed to be a terrorist is placed on an assassination list by the US government. The problem is that this prevents due process, explicitly provided to US citizens by the Constitution (and found in common law all the way back to the Magna Carta). On top of that, the Constitution explicitly states in Article 3, Section 3, that "No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court." I don't like the recent erosion of civil liberties in the United States.

I got a $50 Amazon gift card for having the best feedback for one of the studies I participated in. Strangely, all I can think of is why you shouldn't incentivize intellectual work much.