WTF anyone's listening to lawyers talking about computer programming code is the mystery to me. They couldn't even be bothered to try to understand the one judge who researched and laid it all out for them. I wonder if they even bothered to read his treatise.
Are the Vogons here yet, 'cause I'm pretty sure I've had enough of this ridiculous planet. Stories like this prove that we're all really just in the way, and the Universe would be a happier place if we just weren't here.
No, I can't think that anyone can be this blatantly thick headed stupid. An imbecile could understand this. I'm going with evil asshole on this one. He must know what he's asking, and is somehow hoping to actually eventually get it if he just keeps on whining about it.
the Justice Department’s own Inspector General said information collected under Section 215 did not lead to "any major case developments,” but the Attorney General said that Section 215 has “proven very important in cases that we have built.” Both statements cannot be true.
If the IG's definition of "major case developments" is the same as ours (ie. stopping a terrorist attack before it happens), and the AG believes that putting a few drug dealers in jail are "very important cases", there's your truth. Following the money leads to the Drug War, not to Islamic Extremism.
... and people can now walk or drive across that same border with only a "welcome" sign to remind them they've crossed into a different country. How long do we need to wait before the US/Canada border is the same way?
About thirty years ago, I heard stories about the Canada - US border was mined with geophones. They dropped them from planes in Vietnam all along the DMZ. They can tell the difference between a fox or bear or horse or human, and track them.
The prime minister and cabinet are part of the legislature in the UK, and control the majority party.
Which, in theory, should get the PM the Executive branch and the Commons. In theory, there's a senate/House of Lords out there also made up of appointees who're not necessarily beholden to the PM or the party. Canada's senate bills itself as the voice of sober, second thought. In reality it's all moribund.
Looking at my ixquick result, I see one sponsored ad at the top and bottom for the same ad.
I'm convinced all these whiners are just peed at the price Google commands, and if G really wanted to shut them up, they could offer them a few thousandths of a cent less for ad prices and they go away gleefully licking their chops.
This is Europe where anything American should be punished just for being American, remember?
Well, that's a pretty recent phenomenon you know? We shouldn't need to remind Europe just how seriously !@#$ed up it's been for quite a few centuries now. I'm real glad they managed to sort out all that crap they had going on, but that the US is recently into it too shouldn't be a surprise, nor unexpected.
What Is Ixquick? Ixquick is a metasearch engine, meaning that it pulls results from many different search engines and directories and presents them all in one simple ... PRIVACY - How we protect you - Ixquick Search Engine *
You mean in Canada ministers can do whatever they want without discussion, and their party will just accept that post factum?
Sure, once you invoke the War Measures Act, you can suspend habeas corpus. Until then, no, we have procedures that are expected to be followed, and I don't think cutting the CRTC off at the knees is quite what you want for your regulatory climate.
Re: Anything that reduces Google's ability to vacuum up everything must be bad.
Google directly funds Masnick.
By my count, I'm now forty-five years in as a taxpayer supporting by funding all the wonderful things my governments have been up to. That does not mean I ever intended any of that ever going to you. Correlation is not causation. I imagine Google would appreciate me standing up for them. I don't care what Google thinks.
"Never mind that fracking produces earthquakes and poisons aquifers – corrupt politicians at local, state or province, and national levels are all too happy to take money for looking the other way. Our entire commercial, diplomatic, and informational systems are now cancerous. When trade treaties have secret sections – or are entirely secret – one can be certain the public is being screwed and the secrecy is an attempt to avoid accountability. Secrecy enables corruption. So also does an inattentive public enable corruption."
Hope this helps with the '4 year secrecy limitation.'
Thanks for clearing that up. So, four years after it goes into effect, we'll be able to find out what and when some Sony lawyer stuffed *something* into the agreement, at the urging of *someone*, & etc.
Makes you wonder if it's such a great deal, why put a gag order on it?
Sorry, I took advantage of the noose you offered me. :-)
How many countries allow their citizens to sue their gov't, and for what do they allow them to sue? That'd be an interesting list. I know the US is a hodgepodge (US states just enjoy not being other US states) but others out there must do it sensibly (I wish).