Comey didn't do that. The e-mails did. Where Hillary chose to store them did. Her staff choosing to screen/destroy did. Her [in hindsight] bad policy decisions did. Don't blame the whistle blower. She could have come out of this squeaky clean if she would have turned over the server without deleting anything to the government.
The problem I have with waiting for impeachment is that the claim would undoubtedly be made that the alleged crimes occurred BEFORE she was president, therefore an impeachment would be invalid. It wouldn't be the furthest legal stretch our government has made.
So in other words, anybody in politics gets a free pass until they are in charge of those who would prosecute them. That has got to be the most extreme case of regulatory capture I have heard of in my life.
The case was never closed. Comey's first announcement was only that. The case is ongoing, always was. This was an update announcement. If this is illegal election tampering, then it's further proof that Washington is untouchable by law enforcement, or have any remaining accountability.
It may very well be that Brennan has no clue. But when he runs his own numbers, he's not counting the ones the NSA has cracked. The implication is that the U.S. has cracked a significant majority, if not all, of the non-U.S. products in discussion here.
If there is a 'preferred list of products' put out by the terrorists, our government would have put the effort into cracking those first.
It seems to me the infringement would be on the promotional poster image itself, if not the actual film. Even thou it's a poster designed for the purpose of promotion, that doesn't mean you can display it without the creator's permission. Unless of course, you are doing a critique of the poster itself. Clearly, not the case here.
I don't see how Richard's point is even relevant. Even if the citizenry didn't have handguns, these cops still would have as part of their job. The accident would have still been possible. The prudent thing would have been to not try to open a door with a loaded gun.
I would have to say we are liable for what our technology does. To not have that, would open a real mess as far as placing liability in the case of vehicle failures, etc., as well as being unable to some day bring the MAFIAA to account for it's millions of bogus DCMA take-downs.
On the Galaxy S3, 911 is one of a list of numbers allowed to be dialed in spite of being locked. You can add your own as well. My niece had the butt dialing problem until I cleared 911 from the list. No more butt dials to the cops. On the downside, I don't think anyone can call 911 on her locked phone now, either. But I can't test that, obviously.
"Feinstein -- the person in charge of oversight -- is claiming that she's never heard of an instance of intentional abuse. Either she's really, really, really bad at her job and should be removed from the Intelligence Committee, or she's lying (and should be removed from the Intelligence Committee). "
Not arguing that Feinstein isn't bad at her job but...
Or option three, she was never told. Do you honestly believe that people who spy for a living are going to out one of their own to Congress?! Even cops aren't that stupid.
Don't charge money, make it a numerical quota. Uncle Sam gets so many this year and the rest for the year are unclassified. The first year they'll blow the quota in Jan., then they will learn they need to keep a few in reserve, just in case.
"This also highlights the other big lie from major defenders of the program, in which they like to suggest that everyone in Congress was aware of and approved these surveillance programs. That clearly is not true. If that was the case, Congress wouldn't be quite so willing to change things."
I disagree with your statement Mike. Congress as a whole is fully aware of a lot of things that they allow until the public hears of it and yells 'rat'. Then they are always willing to change things after they are caught.