Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    The more genetic information becomes available, the more potential danger: hiring discrimination (“I’d love to hire you, but your DNA says that your family has cancer, and we can’t take the risk”), people choosing mates based on DNA, ethnic cleansing made easy (“I know he has some Jew blood in there somewheres….”).

    Information is power. Once we cede power, we become more powerless.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The health insurance companies would love to cancel you if you are at risk of making them lose money.

  3. Sky_Soldier

    Sky_Soldier said, almost 2 years ago

    This is no different than having to give your fingerprints, though the conspiracy theorists are going crazy, right now!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    For purposes of closing cold cases and convicting people arrested for violent crimes, this expansion of DNA acquisition is a good thing. If the DNA collected was to be distributed outside of the law enforcement community in ways that would effect the ability of a person to get insurance, or a job, or anything outside the realm of valid law enforcement investigations, then it would be a bad thing.
    I’ll not worry too much until a trip through the airport, voting booth, or a job interview requires a DNA swab. At that time, I’ll join in with those who wish to protest the abuse of these tests.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    One could also argue that finger print collection is also warrantless! Yet, the military does it to new recruits, and taking a “suspect’s” finger prints by the police is routine procedure. Aren’t these “warrantless” violations of privacy as well? I have seen very many complaints about this though

  6. landshark67

    landshark67 said, almost 2 years ago

    I am curious about one thing, if you are arrested and your DNA shows no evidence of you committing a crime will it be removed from the database?

  7. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ll be more than happy to provide a stool sample…

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “One could also argue that finger print collection is also warrantless! Yet, the military does it to new recruits, and taking a “suspect’s” finger prints by the police is routine procedure.”

    They’d be outraged if news broke that Obama broke wind. They don’t care what the imagined offense is. Obama isn’t a Republican, so he’s what ever they immagined him to have done is the most despicable thing that could have ever happened in the Universe.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    Testing DNA for paternity costs $200. Does that mean simple testing will be $100 each? How many poor people would that feed?

  10. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @edclectic

    And so begins The Bowel Movement in the Great American Political Evacuation!
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    GAPE, for the acronym needy…

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @landshark67

    landshark67 said, about 4 hours ago
    I am curious about one thing, if you are arrested and your DNA shows no evidence of you committing a crime will it be removed from the database?"
    Great question and one I am wondering about. On one side of the fence there is here is my DNA, no matches go away and burn that. On the other side of the fence there is the data base that it was compared to, where did that data base come from and who and what should have access and why should one be in it in the 1st place.
    Those are the real questions.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Nobody likes progress, The TP wants the 1800’s and the rest want the 1900’s.
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    This is the 2000’s and progress will not be stopped by legislation.
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    Cameras on every corner and in the sky, DNA taken at birth. Only two of the things not going away, like this post being a road to my computer.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Probable cause trumps warrant requirements on misdemeanors AND felonies during arrest. Going in without an arrest, or after the fact without “eyes on” the crime, does require a warrant. Morons on the street who think they’re lawyers of judges, like well, Rush, should either study up, or shut up.

  14. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    We don’t need no stinking 4th Amendment…

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