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Comment: Nice Synergy (Score -1, Troll) 347

by Microsift (#47249749) Attached to: Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

Take a real scandal (NSA) and link it to a fake one (IRS). If you are stupid enough to make your organization's name sound like it's that of a political party, you can expect extra scrutiny. The reason I know there was no real suppression is that Crossroads GPS got its tax-exempt status and then spent millions on the election, "educating" voters to vote for Mitt Romney. Where was the outrage from Stockman when President W. Bush was firing US Attorney's who prosecuted Republican politicians?

Comment: Re:Not today though - America has no honour left (Score 1, Insightful) 519

Here's where Snowden crossed the line from whistle blower to traitor. When he allegedly revealed that we had tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone. This was a legitimate piece of spycraft that he revealed to our enemies and allies. Now you may say, should we be spying on Germany? Well, you'd be naive if you believed the German's weren't spying on us in some fashion.

I'm not convinced the NSA is collecting more information about me than Google is, or whoever puts the ads for stuff I look at in Amazon on other web pages.

Comment: Abandon $50 and $100 bills! (Score 1) 943

by Microsift (#42148347) Attached to: Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?

The $1 bill is useful for everyday transactions, the $100 bill is useful for gamblers in Las Vegas and drug dealers. While I have no problem with the former, making it more difficult for drug dealers to do business seems like a good policy. Also, it would be two fewer bills that we would have to worry about people counterfeiting.

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania