I love this sort of story because it plays out as "let's ignore the criminal acts because we like the end result". It's funny to read and even funnier to watch everyone avoid the reality.
What totally slays me, personally, is watching someone avoid the reality of all the points made about how it is illegal and the courts are unlikely to even recognize any part of the defendant's response as a legal argument, let alone a viable one. Then moving on to avoid the fact the comments said nothing which could be construed as ignoring criminal acts for any purpose.
Never mind that is a completely valid viewpoint, as it should be a civil matter anyway. (Wow, how funny, it is a civil matter. Imagine that.)
Never mind that something with the same description in a different culture, time, and place isn't the same as one with the same descriptive words elsewhere. Hell, it's like trying to play that continuity canard with Republican and Democrat parties of the Civil War era. "Republicans are the party of Lincoln!". *Snort*
Why, what planet have you been on where they don't vacuum up all the calls and metadata? Maybe you missed when they retroactively legalized the compliance of the telcos with the government, or the yet ongoing lawsuits.
There is already waste from burning hydrogen. Removing all the other combustion products on average is going to give you one quarter more water vapor minus carbon dioxide and a slew of other rather more directly poisonous things.
So, a touch more humidity near ground level than already from burning hydrocarbons? Although that will rise or drop regionally from the effects of burning carbon anyway, and if underwater is considered humidity, you'll be sparing some part of that at lower coastal elevations. The water cycle being a bit faster than the carbon cycle, water vapor isn't going to be collecting and hanging around significantly.
0. Dunning-Kruger effect. This has better explanatory power while assuming much less.
3. Behaviors of crowds. She is doing what nearly everyone else in her culture and environment (professional politics) does.
Of course they lie, or at least bullshit - I'm pretty sure they don't know half the time whether they are promoting untruths or not, like lots of people. The pols just have a stage where we can all see their act, and their actions have a lot more consequences than most peoples', given their power.
I think it is about time that these TLAs have their offices raided, all of them, and with suitable raiding gear, like tanks with battering rams and lots of guys arresting people and collecting documents and seizing computers.