they can't both be handled credibly by the same government agency.
Honestly... I don't think they could credibly be handled by the government period. Even if the current administration were at all receptive to congressional oversight the ability of our representatives to understand these issues is so limited it would render such oversight useless.
So I was browsing their google results and found the thread on bogleheads where the user's comment was represented as the site's review. They also posted the response (signed by someone whose name matches the cofounders listed on wikipedia) bolding mine:
Thank you for contacting us. Notwithstanding our belief that the content is in the public domain, our intent is not to misuse your site.
I find it kind of hilarious that a company bringing reputation claims against a forum attempts to defend a reputation claim from a forum using copyright. While it would be sad to see MMM dragged into court I have been hoping for a rising star to replace the Prenda Comedy Hour in the courts.
Before: Terrorists (read: everyone) assumed and acted as if their cellphones were surveillance targets.
Now: Type-1 Terrorists (read: actual terrorists) know and act as if their cellphones are surveillance targets. Type-2 Terrorists (read: everyone else) know their cellphones are surveillance targets and are mad about it.
See! Look how much harder it is, they have to fight two types of terrorists!
I'm sure "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." sounds better to the DEA than "the road to hell is paved in flagrant violations of the natural and constitutional rights of those whom you are chartered to protect."
Thinking about this some more, I think this might actually be VERY good. I'm sure things are different when criminal elements are involved, but ensuring these events are in the public record is an important step to preventing the offending officers from sweeping them under the rug if they try to stay in the same line of work.
Honestly I think the bigger deal is that these officers are actually being punished, and the fact that it's coming straight from the horses mouth on twitter makes (the individual) event less newsworthy.
"On 9/11/01 19 terrorists killed 2,977 people in an unprecedented attack on the US. On 7/7/05 4 terrorists killed 52 people in the first deadly attack on the UK since the Belfast Agreement. To use this label for purpose of persecuting the partner of a journalist is disrespectful to the memory of no fewer than 3,000 people."
1) Feinstein truly believes all this is a good thing, and she always has. 2) She probably even wanted to tout the programs publicly... 3) In it's 'wisdom' the NSA put a stop to that (both to prevent opposition and keep Feinstein elected). 4) Now that it's out she wants her name of the cover of this
Man... she really is delusional (as if SOPA/PIPA didn't tell us that). When do we have a mandatory retirement age for congress "people"?
1) FBI can't see the forest for the trees... shuts down a grey market for the headlines... snore 2) DHS acts like a jerk and arraigns an informant when he upheld his deal... no news there 3) DHS originally saw the forest (drugs) for the trees (silk road), responded appropriately, and targeted ACTUAL CRIMES??? what's going on in this world.