A terrorist is someone whose actions are intended to undermine the stability of society. This can be done with indiscriminate bombings or by subverting the public's confidence in elected leaders. Cameron falls in the second category.
Any invasion of privacy must have 'a compelling government interest'. There must be a reason other than 'because we can'.
Hitler must be laughing in his grave, wherever it is, to see what Britain has become.
@coward I wish there was a timeout device on this blog. One that would limit comments after the first three. 1/2 hour delay on #4, one hour on #5, and so on. Allow Mike to override the delay if there was actually a reasonable discussion.
There is a silver lining to this cloud. If juries start awarding the maximum against corporate violators instead of high school students and housewives we may be able to get the maximum reduced to something more reasonable for first time offenders. I hope.
The cell phone user grabs a minute or two of the film and sends it to a friend with the comment 'great movie, get over here' or 'it stinks, don't bother'. In either case it is 'fair use' included as part of a review, published by sending it to the friend with comments.
And who specifically asked for them to grab all that data on Domestic calls? Who told them it was OK to lie to congress? I really hope somebody catches Alexander dirty on a totally unauthorized operation. He needs to be made an example of. Mr President, are you still in charge around here?
Anybody in government, business, or private life should know that there are things you don't talk about in public.
My wife was riding the train to work one day and sat near two people talking about how they were going to con another department into taking on a project that they had messed up far beyond recovery. Three hours later she walked into a meeting where they were to plan the procedures for transferring the project to her department. She said the look on their faces when she was introduced as a senior manager was priceless. They did not take the project.
Hayden knows the rules. I guess a case of legendary arrogance is what is required to lead this countries intelligence agencies. That and the assumption that you never have to pay for your sins.
You have to look at all this from the perspective of so many Texas legislators. They do not understand how things work. Especially not computers, those nasty little boxes that contain porn and other evil things. Things like a description of a 'rape kit'.
They think that in order to win when you loose you just have to fudge the paperwork like the good old days.
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