Of course, there's no way a mandatory government programâ"requiring a nationwide database of digital health data to be provided to, and managed by, incompetent, viciously partisan bureaucratsâ"could be worse than the existing private-sector arrangement run by insurers who lack the power of a Roman emperor and don't require you to deliver your medical records to packet-sniffing Romanian criminals, conveniently packaged with the records of the other 300 million people in this country. SO YOUR SARCASM IS WELL TAKEN GUISE.
because it's important that your health history and comprehensive financials be digitized ASAP by incompetent bureaucrats.
And this is why I have terrible karma simply for pointing out what are usually obvious facts (or uncontroversial, widely accepted value judgments).
Is getting the everyday, commonplace weapons out of the hands of law-abiding people. This sets the stage for "the hard part" of gun control, which is when self-defense killings drop to near zero and law-abiding people start dropping like flies as well-armed criminals declare open season on everybody. The "impossible part" of gun control is the mythical fantasy end result of getting any criminal anywhere to stop carrying or using a gun as a tool of his trade.
and if you disagree, please scoop him up and ferry him off to YOUR society when he gets out of jail. In this country we punish lawbreaking, especially when it's serious. We don't give him a lollipop and offer to groom his trustafarian dredlocks, jah mon.
Yes, the world would be a wonderful place if only everyone were a magically generous, unselfish and morally pure non-human. Unfortunately that is simply not the case. You really need to permanently revise your silly expectations.
Legal.Troll writes "(and if so, can we please qualify/quantify the moral or ironic status of that fact?)"
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::mock horror face:: I never thought I'd see the day!
between a site that sells stolen copyrighted works and a site that sells legitimate licensed copies of the same works. Hence a bunch of idiots get their panties in a bunch when they hear that all the traffic is being redirected to a "competing" service...
The clear purpose and intent of using the name "Hacker Scouts" is to borrow on the name recognition of the Boy Scouts. The airlines "example" is dumb on its face for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that there is roughly zero likelihood that anybody would be confused by commercial airlines having the word "airline" in their name. All they need to do is stop using the name that was deliberately chosen to borrow off of the BSA name recognition. This is exactly what they've wisely decided to do. The only sad part is that oceans of dumb nerd tears are being cried due to nerd ignorance. We get it. Techies don't understand legal reasoning or the law. News at 11.
he wouldn't go nuts trying to construct an oh-so-clever metaphor while remaining stupidly ignorant of the fact that Hades is, by design, already a very cold place -- thereby utterly ruining what was supposed to be the force of the metaphor, for anyone who actually knows the underlying subject matter.
...convenience wins every time." What a breathtakingly dumb statementâ"but then, I'd expect no less from someone trying to drum up interest in his awesome blog post.
set of people replying to emails re: Earn $5000/mo working from home
You are painfully delusional. There are six hundred billion ways he could have brought this information to light without jeopardizing US intelligence programs and lives and giving free ammunition to worthless authoritarian regimes. You and the mindless idiots posting below you, such as the fuckwit who tells us that of course Snowden would be "tortured" by the US government "like Bradley Manning" deserve neither the protection that keeps you alive nor the air you breathe. Fuck off and die.
In case knowing what you are talking about is of any concern, there are a variety of federal statutes that protect people from retaliation if they are actually "whistleblowers" in any reasonable sense of the word. Spoiler: ignoring the multitude of intra-governmental ways he could have addressed this, including taking it to literally hundreds of politicians and bureaucrats who could have initiated an inquiry, and instead fleeing the country, essentially orchestrating a PR campaign against the United States, and arguably now selling secrets to the Russians IS NOT "WHISTLEBLOWING".