I've been thinking about this, and it truly puzzles me when people say the NSA has "smart people." I would think that a smart person would not stretch the law as the NSA has done, because when it snaps back, their reach will be radically pruned.
My definition of intelligence is to be able to predict the outcome of actions and situations with accuracy. I guess my definition differs from most peoples.
This is getting pretty bad. I wonder if Joey Biden has started prepping his Presidential acceptance speech? You know, the one he gives after Obama is impeached and needs to be pardoned.
Of course, something a little more serious will have to come to light. Bold-faced lying seems to be expected.
I wanted to like Obama. I voted for him twice as well.
But I feel like he is a traitor to his country and himself. (See his pre-presidental comments on collecting information about Americans for clarity.)
His only loyalty seems to lie with the current government.
Land of the free and home of the brave has never sounded so hollow.
I just wonder if all of the city trucks that indescriminately sprayed anti-mosquito insecticide for the past 5 years or so had something to do with the bees decline. I haven't seen the trucks this year.
You make a claim without sufficient evidence for it, and with considerable statistical evidence against it. (How many millions of copies of GTA were sold? How many murders have been committed by one of those players?)
Do you really expect anyone to take you seriously?
I'm facinated at how guns make crimes more violent. Bashing a hole in someone's skull with a hammer is bad, and stabbing and slashing another person's flesh to dripping ribbons is bad, but pointing a gun at them and pulling the trigger... much more violent.
This is true. However, you have at least several hundred, if not several thousand employees all trained in security who are able to break any system in the world... except their own. The system that they made.
And we're just supposed to swallow that, because the lunatic fringe said so. No rational or technical reason.
"If God had wanted us to fly, he would have given us wings!"
"Them AI Hunter-Killer dronzez is gonna git us!"
You guys know that the Military drones are remote-controlled, right?
When you finally see an autonomous drone, it's prolly gonna ring your doorbell and drop off a pizza.
And you'll be shaking your fist, yelling, "HEY you damn drone, git offa my airspace!!!"
You're all a bunch of silicon-bigots. No wonder Sky-Net hates you.
Remember, these are the same agencies that were certain that Saddam had "Weapons of Mass Destruction" which was supposed to justify the Iraq war.
Or, to put it another way, they make up whatever s**t they want and expect everyone to believe them. Can't check their sources, can you?
Governmental Intelligence is a stupid idea as well as an oxymoron. The government doesn't do anything correctly without checks and balances. Hell, they do very little correctly WITH checks and balaces.