Shimmy She Wobble.
This so-called "editorial" (and I use the word in jest) is the biggest bunch of bovine excrement I've ever had to side-step through to read while controlling my laughing in many, many moons.
The blatant hatred and moonbat-scat lunacy is priceless and worthy of preservation.
Hell, everyone knows "the Russians" are behind all of this!
Bricabrac, let's toss our tin foil hats in the Prius and get the hell out of here! Wait the Prius has GPS. Let's take your granny's DeSoto.
Ha! It's actually a long list. I have found it best to let people do their own homework regarding this issue. There are many places that you can learn about the people that want to know about and control everything, everywhere, all the time. Start with EFF.
Just over the last few days it's been shown that a school district was secretly turning on students cameras while they were at home. You have to ask yourself why someone would do that without a legal warrant.
The USSR and Maoist China are two good examples of what happens when they get their way.
Finally! Now I know whom to blame. You bastards!
Blaming any of this on the current administration is wrongheaded, at best. There are people that have been trying to make this happen since the Clinton administration. There is where your wrath should be directed.
Thanks for the laugh you pro-establishment shill. The united states government have been doing all this and more for years, and you fell right for their wipping-boy for sensationalism and the vain attempt at being relevant.
Your internet history and data were never private, the american people were always the market, and you have no idea how capitalism works. While you're busy sopping your fake tears with obama's blood-soaked handkerchief, you ought to remind the people that this has been going on for decades. You all have done nothing about this outcome and will continue to do nothing but cry over your smartphones like the good consumers you are. You have no right to blame anyone, it is all your fault this happened.
@oaktree and @datguy--My question was mostly rhetorical. But you've both zeroed in on the question of Internet privacy while Trump sets about to dismantle every piece of citizen protection and quality of life enhancement since the Great Depression. "Let's distract these morons by dropping some bombs" says the man whose penis resembles a Belgian carrot that's been in the fridge too long (FYI-they're tiny, orange, and slimy). Okay, that's pretty nasty and unbefitting for me. We can redline the part about his anatomy and go with "dangerous and insane."
Concern about how we got here is of no consequence.
Many have said this legislation is wrong, I concur.
One of our Senators staff sent me a note suggesting this helped increase American competitive advantage. I nearly choked on my wine as I chuckled. They are apparently unaware that all ISPs here benefit regardless of national origin.
It's important to remember that Obama and Bush II also set the stage for these eventualities, by creating a culture of surveillance by Homeland Security. It was only a matter of time before all capacities developed by our intrusive intelligence agencies became available to the highest bidder. This is how American technology has always been exploited. If we want to concern ourselves about 'how we got here', it is exceedingly disingenuous to try to pick our latest convenient idiot, and attempt to pin the blame on his weak ass. We got here, after both parties, and all responsible people who really should have known better, decided that all us plebes needed careful watching, to begin with.
If you use Microsoft Edge as your browser, click on the three dots at the top right hand corner in your browser, select "New in Private Window", and that will alleviate a some of the tracking but not all of it.
Oh, my God! How did we ever get here?! (Much pacing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth follows). Wait...I know how we got here! Six million Americans cast a vote for a maniacal P. T. Barnum cartoon character for President. Lots of these people are unaware of what they've done. Lots of these people are getting exactly what they wanted. Pesky regulations? Who needs 'em? There's a fortune to be made here!
one of the things that put me off on Hillary Clinton was her emphasis on "soft power"-- using online and social media as not only an informative tool but a coercive one.
Knowing for a fact that one of Hillary's main selling points was government influence on the internet, I am much less spooked by this development.
I honestly believe everyone in government is well aware that sweeping updating of their processes is demanded by the sweeping changes in technology. Realizing this quiet revolution will probably take a decade, they took the opportunity to slip a stinker in so they could have a scapegoat when they put out some of the nastier reforms, just how Obamacare was intended to be used to get a single payer system.
Think about it. Why can't you just put your name, SSN, and a password into a federal website to manage all of your government benefits and obligations? Most kids have some sort of school online account they use; the Harvard online directory later became Facebook according to wikipedia.
Think of all the forms that become obsolete in an auto-fill, plug'n'play world, all the scholarships, tax incentives, social safetynet services, and other initiatives that you used to need a lawyer to coordinate that now could work effortlessly with a screenname and password. What used to take a full time ombudsman can now work automatically.
Giving private business a chance to screw up a system that seems almost custom designed to manage a post-industrial socialist welfare state seems like another example of "That which will be cut short is first stretched out"
How best to spur public support for government regulation of the internet? Let private business really take a dump on it and make it egregiously necessary.
Brichy, what did Lillian Hellman feel like?
You mean to say that bush2 felt like Lillian Hellman when it was proven she was a liar?
Now you know how Bush2 felt when Trump was elected.
Hopefully we can write about these things before decisions are finalized to help gather momentum in opposition in the future
Our reprentattives feel there is no consequence to handing away our privacy. That needs to change.
David Kustoff would NOT have won if he had said....I will remove your privacy.
Where were all of of our individual liberty advocates?
Actually ALJ2, you're totally wrong!
Barfs point was to compare 2 small towns and an area he referred to as "north Mississippi", which has nothing to do with any of this, to the entire MSA of Little Rock, or, alternatively, compared to suburban Atlanta and suburban Nashville, and then tell everyone how these small cities and an area unrelated to the subject at hand, in his opinion, suck, and are to blame for the entire Memphis metro area not growing even though the facts of the matter directly dispute his assertion.
He is just a typical hater, drinking the hateraid, spewing hate about his neighbors, then wondering why no one wants to move in next door.
Wow, Susan, loved that!
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