One hopes that someone is keeping track of the NSA's most virulent "battered wives" in Congress, and will be making their support very public next time they face re-election.
Of course, the next challenge will be tracking and outing them in their post-election (this politician has been bought and paid for by...) careers. See which companies support the NSA's treatment of the people, the law and the government by employing its most ardent defendants.
One has to assume that NSA employees are losing family/friends/loved ones, who have realised that they are some of the people being illegally spied upon. This letter is in recognition of that, and trying to help employees save their personal relationships.
Of course, when you have already figured that your "loved one" used the nation's premier spying body to look up information about you and then lied to you about it, this particular cover-up effort won't help a great deal.
He is displaying classic narcissistic tendencies. Inability to recognise that the behaviours he criticises in others are in fact behaviours he himself indulges in. Inability to accept that he has any failings. Total lack of empathy.
Well done, Charles. You have managed to destroy your own reputation, and still blame others for it.
"On a slightly different note, It's going to be interesting watching the lawsuits when XP officially becomes unsupported next year. Especially after the first remote OS vulnerability is found".
What lawsuits? Who will be sued? Microsoft is not obliged to support its products forever any more than any other company - and they support their operating systems a lot longer than Apple does. Alternatively, perhaps you might like a ten year old version of Linux - if you could find one. Have you tried firing up ten year old games? Some of them have been patched, but others just refuse to run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. Is that the game publisher's fault? Fine, sue EA. Good luck with that, you couldn't even get your money back if you bought Sim City and found it didn't run in the first few weeks it was out.
Sorry Arthur, but your comment makes absolutely no sense.