Re: Re: "They might do to us what we did to them! Better to just throw away the key and any 'rights', just to be safe."
When that is said the reasoning is a torturers dilemma: If you ever release the victim, you have released an enemy for life.
It's definitely a risk. It's disgusting that the people in charge of the torturing are not willing to accept the consequences of it by accepting that risk, but insist on putting the remaining burden on those that were already tortured. If the American people are OK with torturing our enemies, they should also be OK with the fact that that is going to create more enemies. But instead they want it both ways - waterboard those dirty terrorists, and then lock them up for life because now they might be mad at us.
I wonder if they ask "Mind if I take a look in your car?" so they can search it whether you say "yes" or "no". If you say yes, they can say they thought you meant yes, go ahead. If you say no, they can say they thought you mean no, I don't mind. So say "I do not consent to any search." When they ask why not, "because I don't have to" or "because of the rights guaranteed to me by the Constitution".
Does a service that is ad. supported need to adhere to the same standards that a service that is subscription supported does?
I'm sure that it doesn't. I have never heard of the law recognizing attention as a form of exchange or consideration, and since that's all you're "paying" the content provider, and there is no contract, I don't see how a claim of fraud could possibly hold up. Add in the first amendment's protections of speech even if it isn't true, and successfully suing one of these fake news purveyors would be almost impossible*.
with the possible exception of those buying the advertising space
as if I dunno - a trial - would be out of the question.
The government knows full well there is not remotely enough evidence to try most of the people, let alone convict them. The options are to hold them indefinitely without charges, or let them go somewhere. Since apparently most people consider someone subhuman once they have been accused of terrorism, option A is being favored.