We are all job creators. Whether you are suckling at the government teat or making decent money to spend on the abundance of the market, in aggregate, you are contributing to the employ of workers to provide your service, material, or sustenance.
If all the commenters on this site are really 'interns' being exploited then I would hope Mike could fire some of them...you being the first. AJ the next even though he thinks Mike has blocked his IP address (and his comments still get posted).
PS - "compulsive yapper", do you realize how much more you embody that moniker?
Re: You mean "third party" like... wait for it... GOOGLE?
While true...Google didn't grow as a business with the evil intent to destroy the people's right to privacy. The government, on the other hand, has bent the law to take advantage of what successful companies have garnered, consumer trust. Now the laws will be further (and secretly) bent to make sure those corporations that "play nice" won't get the Feds sniffing around their accounting practices and other activities.
Re: So what, now we are supposed to trust what they are telling us?
Yes, if these companies have the data (as in the case of Google and Twitter) they should go ahead and publish them separately in spite of the "law." Then let the government go after them...and maybe awaken the sheeple because the bad guy is messing with their Google/Twitter.
The sad thing is that you are labelled a tin-foil hatter only to be proven correct in a few years. This AM I had a few co-workers come to my office to get my reaction to this recent news. I'm surprised it took them this long to figure it out.
Without use of the internet, name two of Twisted Sister's songs. Now mentally transport back to 25 years ago when the band was barely relevant...now imagine you live in Kansas. Not too hard to believe they never heard of the band.