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  • steveindc
    2:06pm - Sat Apr 28th, 2012
    Uh...it's not "buckle"
    swabs....WTOP...it's BUCCAL...

    Editing really is going down hill these days...even in the NYT...
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  • Driftabit
    4:54pm - Sat Apr 28th, 2012
    Too much reliance on "spell check"...and...a bad reflection on our elementary school education. I can remember years ago (In VA) we went in for one of our 2nd Grader's Parent/Teacher Conferences...I commented that his spelling didn't seem to be progressing...she (The teacher) replied to the tune of it was ok...it will come later...she was just concerned about "getting the message across"...today he is 29 and his spelling is woefully inadequate...
    In the Fairfax County School System if your child was severely deficient or exceptionally bright, the System was great...if you had an average student (...and as we all know there are NO "average" students in Fairfax County) it was just push 'em through...
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  • Kiwi1
    6:04am - Mon Apr 30th, 2012
    This makes no sense
    Until something more accurate comes along, DNA is the best proof of guilt and innocence if/when a crime scene yields the necessary evidence for comparison. To deny the use of this technology is to ensure further injustices!

    The day will come when a baby's DNA is routinely added to a national database. (A global database eventually?) Crime-scene evidence will be compared with this data as a matter of course. Some civil rights advocates will scream ... some will welcome the increased opportunities to put criminals away. Yes, it's shades of Orwell's 1984 and has a disturbing "Big Brother is watching" aspect, but with careful legal guidelines, I think the pros will outweigh the cons.
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