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Brains considered harmful Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:06 am
Could anyone who does not posess knowledge, information or material "likely to be of use to terrorists" please raise their hands? That way the rest of us can be safely shipped off to de-education camps while those remaining compete for places on Big Brother

From: zotz
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 11:49 am (Link)
In what I understand to be the legal sense, I have no such information.
From: wechsler
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 01:20 pm (Link)
I submit that "legal sense" is tending towards an oxymoron in this case.
From: zotz
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 01:25 pm (Link)
Seems clear enough to me. It's a phrase which is, as far as I can tell, well-defined in its technical use and seems to have been in use well before being used in this particular law. The fact that it doesn't have the exact meaning it would have in colloquial English is only a reflection of the fact that legalistics are rarely in entirely colloquial English. The same is true of the technical vocabulary of almost any field.
From: thekumquat
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 12:13 pm (Link)
Well count me out - I've got not only AS but A-level and college-level chemistry. And I've even taught it to minors!

Anyone want to join me to teach Chemistry at Speakers Corner?
From: sashajwolf
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 04:28 pm (Link)
*looks at science bookshelf* I suppose there might be something about neurotoxins in the OU oceanography/marine biology textbook.

*looks at religion bookshelf* That one, on the other hand, has a copy of the Koran and several copies of the Bible, some of which is considerably more bloodthirsty.

*looks at law bookshelf* And that one has several books on the Middle East and several more on liberal political philosophy.

Yup, it can only be a matter of time before we get a knock on the door.