Wait, so you feel like there is nothing wrong with their statement that since there has been no correspondence in six years, which is COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY THEIR SCREW UP (not the requestor's), they are going to close out the case if the requestor doesn't speak up? How about an apology instead?
"We're sorry completely ignored you for six years. Are you still interested in the data you requested?"
I'm definitely not completely convinced that the Russians "hacked" our election, although there seems to be pretty good evidence that they hacked the DNC (and possibly the RNC) and leaked documents that may have *affected* the election. Also, isn't it a pretty poorly kept secret that the Russians employ a state-sponsored troll army to perform... well, cyber warfare? Social media warfare?
Anyway, I can't help but think the Russians had a nasty little hand, but overall I doubt anything they did made a big difference. Blaming the Russians for Trump's election would be nice, but we're fully capable of screwing our own selves without their help.
You don't understand. She isn't being malicious, because she really believes that these are bad hombres. With the strength and conviction of her belief, nothing can stand against her.
Also, I suspect this is a bit of "you can beat the rap but you can't beat the ride." Yeah, the charges might be bogus (but she really believes they are true!), but if people keep seeing the Backpage execs getting arrested, a lot of folks will make the reasonable assumption that the site conducts illegal activity, and will shy away from it for fear of being attached. Please remember that for a majority of folks, being arrested is the same as being convicted. The presumption of innocence is a quaint and faded notion.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Hillary missed out on a lot of things
Is there some reason we shouldn't be embarrassed? I mean, yes, we've had an actor as president before, but even then, Reagan had a substantial amount of political experience as two term governor of California. Now, we have a reality tv celebrity, essentially no better or more intelligent than Kim Kardashian, as president-elect. I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have Kim.
The hope amongst true TPP believers seems to be that Trump >could reopen the negotiations, talk tough, and strike a deal >that is far more favorable to the US, which he could then >ratify, holding it up as another Trump triumph.
I am actually very much for overturning the horrible Citizens United ruling. Corporations do not exist, they are merely a polite fiction, and as such should not be given any rights as put forth in our constitution.
Having said that, I'd be just fine with corporate personhood if I had ever seen a corporation be punished in any meaningful way, like going to jail or maybe the death penalty. But so much illegal activity just gets swept under the rug because "corporation".
In all seriousness, Google is going to have to just stand up and say "No." And when they are threatened with fines and garbage, they should just pull out of that country. Yes, it will cause Google to lose a bit of revenue, but I bet not much as the people clamor to get Google back, and the countries like France wise up and figure out that they need Google more than Google needs them. This "right to be forgotten" BS has gone way too far already.
I realize that's an unpopular thing to say. As an ardent supporter of the guy and of what he did, I hate to say that. But it's true. What Snowden did was, in fact, illegal.
Well, it's an unpopular thing to say because it is not as clear cut as that. Maybe you have the wisdom and foresight to distinguish it clearly, but the rest of us have questions. Is it illegal to blow the whistle on illegal surveillance programs? Is it illegal for the president and the rest of the intelligence community to pretend that we don't have laws in place to protect whistleblowers? Was it illegal for Snowden's supervisor(s) to stonewall him when he attempted to use "normal" channels regarding his concerns about illegal surveillance programs?
Also, in America we have this thing called "presumed innocent". So kindly refrain from calling him a criminal or making determination of criminality until such time as a trial does occur. And if it never does, as it looks like will be the case, well then that's just tough.
Everything I've seen and read indicates he's a very smart man. He knows that he will never be able to come back to US again, and he willingly made that sacrifice for the good of his country. This is what used to be called "heroism".
Agreed and agreed, but what about "gaming"? Wtf qualifies as "gaming"? Running WoW? Overwatch? And they are going to throttle "gaming" data to 2mbps? (Not that I imagine many games use nearly that amount, but still, you could have a PC + XBox + mobile game going on in the normal household quite easily...)
I agree that typically music and video will be easily identifiable, but I have huge (YUGE) questions about the "gaming" cap.