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Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 2) 139

"You think this began with THIS president?"

No, but many of us were hoping it would at least be reduced by this president. I am finally getting it through my head that Romney or Obama would have both basically done the same job of letting our rights slide down the tubes. This goes for any Democrat or Republican candidate. As long as Americans are fooled into not-voting or into voting for either of the two big parties nothing will change.

Comment: Re:But what IS the point they're making? (Score 2) 313

"It has taken care of us very well."

Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Nature also took quite good care of the dodo, the Tasmanian tiger, etc.

We are part of an ecosystem. I guess we're going to find out how much of that system we can destroy until we ourselves go extinct, or figure out a way to exist outside of the food web. Remember, just because you don't care about some little tree frog somewhere doesn't mean that the symbiotic and inter-connected nature of the system doesn't care.

Comment: Re:Small business owners (Score 1) 68

"At some point you sometimes simply have to live with a certain level of risk..."

The problem is, the risk isn't yours. It's on the people whose private data you've leaked to the world. This just happened to me. My former employer (of about 8 years ago) had his laptop stolen while on location. Names, SSN's and who knows what else from former employees were all on that laptop. No encryption I assume. I got an email of warning but I'm too angry to make contact for more information.

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