Long, long ago, I saw a Dilbert cartoon, possibly from one of the books in dead tree format. That cartoon explained that Marketing is what one does when one finds that they have grown up and have no useful talent or skills.
I hate freedom so much that if I happen to watch an over the air news broadcast and an ad appears, I hit the mute button. Usually I see news recorded earlier on my TiVo and can just fast forward which demonstrates my deep abiding hatred of free speech.
So if I cover my ears when you talk, am I engaging in censorship?
Did I prevent others from hearing you?
If I sell other people ear plugs so they can avoid listening to you, is that censorship? (Note: I'm not forcing anyone to buy the earplugs, and they could instead just put cotton in their ears, or their fingers in their ears.)
Is it my duty to ties people's hands to their sides so that they can't plug their ears?
If you could, would you put your advertisements on the insides of everyone's eyelids using implants mandatory at birth?
Next time, please try filing the case in every state, simultaneously.
Be sure to swear that you are not currently involved in any other lawsuits, nor have ever filed a defamation suit previously.
This time, write a "to whom it may concern" letter attesting to anyone interested, that you are not an idiot. Sign it and have the signature notarized. Then file that as exhibit A in evidence. That will greatly impress the court.
Extra credit: sue the MO and CA courts that rule against you for facilitating and enabling defamation.
The craziest part is: * half the country wants the government to be even bigger and more powerful than it already is * and the other half wants the corporations to be even bigger and more powerful than the government
Re: Next on the list: Mass-surveillance to catch those that jaywalk, swear in public, and litter
I think your subject line mis-underestimates (sic) the public good of allowing more agencies to access your meta data.
Once you catch one grocer selling under-weight lamb chops, you can use the meta data to discover who they network with on line. At least some of the people within their network, or people a second hop out from the grocer might also be selling under weight lamb chops. Just to be safe, all people three levels out should be investigated.
I suppose, just to keep the public really really safe, we should just investigate everyone up to seven levels out, based on the 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon'.
As for Jaywalking, swearing or littering, it can be difficult to discover the network structure of people who commit those crimes. But if you could find someone, somewhere, in a private email, or a tweet, or in a forum who admits to being a jaywalker, you can begin your investigation there. This can help prevent a network of jaywalkers from poisoning the minds of the young using social media to recruit new jaywalkers into their network of crime.
The NSA employee complaining about his open window blinds during the helicopter flyover is hilarious. I value my privacy. I need privacy while I am invading everyone else's privacy. I don't want anyone to observe where my hands are while I am listening to your calls trying not to breathe too heavy.