Still puzzled over this supposed association of sophistication and state sponsored. I don't even remember when I last saw any government do anything that was all that smart.
It is apparently illegal to avoid bank fees or undermine the power of the banks now or you will be targeted for "questions". Me thinks they are getting worried because there are a couple of innovative crypto currencies that are now being backed with something other than hot air like our corrupt bank peddled, fiat paper dollars... There is one that is promising to back their currency with precious metals and is based outside the USA's reach, others are offering to back it with livestock manure. Banks are getting worried because this will ultimately feature wise, out perform their paper, and with uber lower fees.
If they have nothing to hide, then they have nothing to fear...
Not to mention this technology will likely not fair so well over 50 to 100 year old copper.
They respond really well to buckshot when they get caught scoping out ur girl in the bikini and produce awesome high res photos. They get board too when she's not on the phone and leaned to fly radio controlled aircraft.
"Nicholas Jackson at Pacific Standard say's that far too many news subjects are getting their feelings hurt"
Smart ones? I think either those that are smart or have any foresight are the ones building an exit strategy to live in a country that has half a chance at democracy. But those would likely be off the list of being hired so looks like such a fishing expedition will likely be fruitless for them, but hey it's just another stab at tax payer money. Other side of the coin would be the smart ones might be dangerous, but only half as dangerous and the honest and smart ones.
They don't need to be smarter, they just need to stop f*cking up and come to the realization that wiping their A$$ with the constitution erodes the foundation the US was built upon. Lots changed when they croaked Kennedy, been a downhill run for a while now.
Nice try Comcast, but screw you on the Time Warner gig.
No way man, he HAS to be lying about lying, the government never tells the truth.
So you are saying that airports are not US soil?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[
Maybe soon there will be robot consumers, then maybe they won't be forcing us to buy crap all the time.
Will they have to buy a new one every year?
Only if the US could get it's space program off mothballs... But there's no room in the budget for that due to the black budget takeover...
Banks: But the banks will lose their control of money and who makes it, we will regulate this out of existence.
People: Go pass ur fiat and always suspect counterfeit paper money elsewhere, and put ur bank interchange withdrawal fees where the sun don't shine.