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Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail (Score 1) 266

Imagine a government agency that knows which members of congress are pedophiles and let's say that that agency possesses data that proves such activity.
Now imagine that government agency's top dog lies to congress.

If you can imagine what happens next, please let us know.

Comment: Re:And no one will go to jail (Score 1) 266

U.S. Constitution - Article 3 Section 3
"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court."

Is the CIA not an organization of war?
As such, are the tools and methods of the CIA not tools and methods of levying war?
Did the CIA not just admit to using those tools and methods of levying war against this country's government?
Then did the CIA not levy war against our own country by using the tools and methods of levying war against us?

Comment: Re:n/t (Score 1) 278

by Libertarian_Geek (#47474347) Attached to: The debate over climate change is..

The science is undebatable. Politicians and idiots are the only ones debating, but I guess that is redundant.

Please tell me that your being intentionally ironic with: "the science is undebatable".

Here are some more:
The math is incalculable.
The geometry is unmeasurable.
The philosophy is unfathomable.

The point at which any scientific study, especially one concerning complex systems with so many variables, is deemed "undebatable" by the masses is the point that politics have beat that area of study into submission and is a sad day indeed.

This is the point where replies (in subtext) compare me to holocost deniers by jumping to a conclusion and claiming that I'm a "climate change denier" for pointing out that science is not science without debate.

Comment: Re:don't drive with nobody in it? (Score 1) 435

by Libertarian_Geek (#47468147) Attached to: FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

How about stop trying to place restrictions on things just because they could be abused. We're supposed to be 'the land of the free,' for fuck's sake. This is just embarrassing.

Some of us have been saying this type of thing for a large portion of our lives.

Comment: Re:The Roman Empire? (Score 1) 348

by Libertarian_Geek (#47103083) Attached to: Why Snowden Did Right

Snowden would be a hero in my mind if he'd stopped at just revealing the illegal spying the NSA was doing on US citizens, but he went farther than that. He revealed a lot of the things the NSA does to spy on foreign powers. That is their job and I expect them to do it, and I do not expect a citizen of the US to reveal our sources and methods of intelligence gathering. I don't think he's an evil person but I do think he went too far.

4 Items in play.
The leak
The value (to protecting the US and the state of our constitutional/democratic republic) of the leak.
The cost (to protecting the US and the state of our constitutional/democratic republic) of the leak.
The effort and time to redact or to personally edit the material to improve the value or at least reduce the cost.

The value seems to be so much greater than the cost, I'm not sure if the effort that you suggest is warranted.

SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out! -- Ken Thompson