I am occasionally interviewed on radio shows and podcasts, and all of them went fine for me except for the last one I did (about a year ago).
While that was not comparable to this one in the sense that the host was not only supportive of me, he did his level best to make me sound good. The problem was me -- I was ill, and my brain was not really firing on all cylinders. Also, I'd had a bit too much caffeine.
The end result was that I sounded like a hyperactive idiot.
It was so bad that I never told anyone about it, not even my friends. But you know what never occurred to me to do?
Ask that it be taken down.
Ms. Boring, a word of advice: bad interviews happen. When they do, the best thing you can possibly do is just let it go. If you're worried about PR, then do another interview with someone who is "on your side" and publicize the hell out of that.
That's because facial recognition is a notoriously difficult problem. Even if machines were able to do it as well as people (and they're a long, long way from that), the accuracy would not be that great.
That may be true, but comes at a cost that far outweighs the benefit. In effect, many (not all!) police unions demand that the police are by definition above any reproach. This means that they actively work against the interests of the general public.
"I mean, get real: one of the biiig Internet bandwidth hogs is porn"
Setting aside the misleading term "hogs", this is something that isn't nearly as true as it used to be. The biggest user of bandwidth now, by a longshot, is Netflix (around 35%). YouTube is #2. If you combine the top 3 porn sites, some statistics place that in the #3 position, but most place it lower down in the top 10.
But that would imply that the homeless are actual human beings deserving to be treated with the respect due to actual human beings. Madness, I tell you!
"it might make them want to live in a place where they can watch it and act on it in private"
I can guarantee you that vast majority of the homeless already seriously want a place to live even without the lure of private masturbation. Most of the homeless are not in that state because they want to be there.
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"it's all in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own set of facts."
Not entirely. Despite your assertion, there is such a thing as objective fact (nobody "has their own set of facts", but people often have their own set of mistaken beliefs that they treat as facts).
There are times when objective fact can be proven and which require that the recorded history be corrected. They may be relatively rare, but it does happen. When it happens, that's a legitimate reason to correct the recorded history -- and that correction is important.
That's my only point. Yes, if you take my stance to a silly extreme, it's a bad thing. However, the same is true if I take your stance to a silly extreme: if recorded history cannot ever be corrected, then we are doomed to never know what our history is and cannot learn any lessons from it.
Yes, operating a motor vehicle is one of the limited circumstances I referred to.
As I remember it, the Supreme Court had ruled quite a while ago that the police cannot compel you to produce identification under ordinary circumstances -- even if you are a criminal suspect. However, if they have either probable cause or reasonable suspicion (I forget which) that you engaged in a crime, they can detain you for however long it takes them to obtain an identification of you through some other means.
But I am also not a lawyer. I would love for one to comment!
This tendency has been a part of US culture from before Nazi Germany existed. That's why Hitler was once the darling of US corporate America and why Hitler, according to his own words, modeled a great deal of his policies after what the US was already doing.
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Re-writing history is never a good thing unless the written history is wrong and needs correction. While it's possible that's what the intention is here, there's little indication of it. I think it's a mistake to jump to conclusions, particularly when talking about a topic as emotionally loaded as this.