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Column: Humans could be the ultimate GMO

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

The Supreme Court ruled that human genetic material cannot be patented. They did uphold the patents on artificial DNA designed to correct inherited genetic defects. In 40 years, the most-listed ethnicity on the U.S. census form could be Scotch Irish Monsanto.

Major League Baseball's season will open next year with a game in Australia between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Who else? The two teams just had an bloody brawl sparked by pitches to the batter's head, in a beautiful display of Australian Rules Baseball.

Hollywood opened the campaign season for the Emmy Awards Thursday. The voting is top-secret. Before the envelopes are opened this fall, there are only three people who know the name of the winners. Price, Waterhouse and the night watchman at the NSA.

Kanye West cheated on his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian with a chick he picked up at his show. So a rapper cheats on a wife who's made an online sex tape. Kanye and Kim are showing us that the best way to beat NSA spying is to have no secrets in the first place.

National Intelligence Director James Clapper was caught on tape telling Congress the NSA doesn't collect data on citizens. They listen to everything. The good news is, if you can't remember what time you promised to pick up the babysitter, you can call the NSA and they'll play it back for you.

Email Argus at argus@argushamilton.com.

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