because secret legal systems to protect secret law breaking is the best system.
You'd think if Anonymous had done the exact same things these officials did, there would be a worldwide person hunt. I mean they nudged PayPal and people were threatened with huge fines and sentences... one would hope that the people who sold out their citizens, violated every supposed right of those citizens, and continue to hide how far they have gone might face more than some skiddies who nudged a website.
JUST KIDDING. Nothing will happen, nothing will change. They no longer answer to the people who put them in power, and those people don't seem to give a shit. Let the world burn. Perhaps when the flames finally get big enough, destroy enough, people might wonder how all of this happened while they were busy ignoring it. Let them look up to the people who wasted time trying to save them all along and scream save us, because we'll probably say no.
Welcome to 'Merica. Where it doesn't matter how it sounds to all of you, but instead a small group who needs others to be held down to feel lifted. As long as people care more about abortion, gay marriage, and a host of other non-important issues there is no air left to ask why in the blue blazes was this done. People can't imagine it happening to them, because they are good people (tm). And when it finally does, everyone else just thinks they just weren't good people (tm) who deserved it.
At some point we really need these people to stop answering emails from Nigerian Princes, discussing the secret Muslim hand signals hidden in Obama's last speech, and make them understand that they are the problem. The apathy towards serious issues while they busy themselves trying to make reality bend to their will over absolute crap.
"When all the players in the digital ecosystem cooperate and work together, it is possible to create an online environment in which legitimate commerce thrives, jobs are created and consumers receive content how, when and where they want it," said John McKay, NBC spokesman."
And when the fsck did you plan on actually working together rather than just trying to dictate your terms?
He made our sponsors look bad, so we went all out. We even went after his mom.
This case was/is about attempting to frighten people into not questioning authority. When those charged with upholding the law of the land are the first to attempt to pervert it, perhaps it is time to examine the whole system.
While the threats are not good things, It should be fairly clear that he was facing stupid amounts of pressure and was not 'in his right mind' when statements were made.
I find it telling that even after all of this time, they do not appear to have looked into what Stratfor and similar companies have been up to. I guess having enough power and "friends" means the law isn't applied as it should be.
any challenge has to be viewed as a threat to be wiped out. For all the talk of a free market and competition they hope that we will not notice these petty attacks. Anything that rocks the boat must be eliminated... in a country founded on rocking the boat. What have we become.
And if they'd like this, what are the terms for them repaying all of the cash we've given them to do what they never actually did do? I'm sure with the billions we've given them over time we could find someone willing to run wires. Perhaps if it is to difficult for them to do it, it is time to pay some upstarts to come in and shake things up.
I'm sure for billions Google could wire up lots of places, and maybe re-purpose some POTS lines to offer service to those the monopolies just want to hand off to each other.
It will be interesting to see which snakeoil salesman they listened to. Nearly every 'magic bullet' system out there seems to have been started by an insider, who then is quickly bought off, and in a few years they discover the system was pointless/worthless. The only people getting rich are the charlatans and the lawyers.
To be clear I think they are disturbed that citizens are now aware of how complicit in the spying on everyone who touched an ATT network they were. The conversation isn't impossible because of a logo, it is impossible because the company refuses to admit for how long, how deep, and how helpful they were to these programs. They didn't give a damn when they were being paid to assist but suddenly they worry about their image.
And in the chase for a few more pennies, they proceed to do what the printer industry did. They will end up spending more money on legal fees in the end, than this master plan will earn them.
They really should consider replacing their CEO with someone who can look beyond dreams of quick cash to see that this didn't work every other time it was done in multiple industries, and perhaps they should pursue other ideas to help the revenue stream.
I was more entertained by the people trying to pretend that it was wrong that people were offended by his behavior. I find it amazing that the battle cry is always it is unfair they called me things after I called them things.
Fidelity is a company who buys up bad debt (I would guess). The debt was presented as being valid, and I am sure KlearGear signed an agreement stating as such.
Perhaps having Fidelity fix the reporting, and not trying to screw them over is part of the greater plan for the Palmers. The debt collector is a victim of KlearGear's illegal practices as much as the Palmers are.
Fidelity got screwed by KlearGear as well, and most likely will be working to obtain back any payments made to KlearGear to purchase these debts. Come on kids, you can't believe this is the ONLY time KlearGear sold these debts off - this is the one we heard about. I bet there is a pile of the debts out there on shaky ground just needing a push.
I have a feeling there will be at least 1, if not more, debt collectors coming after KlearGear. Given the general hate for the debt collection industry, I hope they use every sleazy borderline illegal tactic to hound KlearGear.