Neither the NRA or any other pro-rights organization needs to run a spear campaign against her. Merely factually pointing out her activities is quite enough to damage her reputation.
And we keep re-electing these scoundrels, why, exactly?
She is a very wealthy Democrat in a district that will always vote Democrat. The only one who can unseat her would be another Democrat in the primary, but the DNC powers that be would never allow it. Luckily she is quite old, so should die or retire soon. Either is fine with me.
Why does she not have sympathy for us, and for our arguments against being spied upon?
Because we are the little people and she is the ruling class. We only matter to gain her more power and make her husband more money.
Deploy: to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately
The start position or status is irrelevant. Either is appropriate in this case.
I was doing CD-ROMs in 1993. It required a very special full-height SCSI 1 GB hard drive that did not recalibrate itself from time to time, and a $3,000 1x SCSI writer. Turn off all services, screensavers, etc., hit write, and don't breathe for the next hour or so. Underrun buffer? What's that?
Once a spy satellite is in orbit, you deploy it for specific tasks. Once a ship is deployed for the Arabian Gulf, it can be deployed to the Indian Ocean without having to first return to port.
I was talking about the platform and its derivations in the context of military usage. The original AR-15 was selective fire, and it was adopted by the US military as the M-16. What is marketed to civilians is the semi-automatic version of it.
The difference here is assault rifle (intermediate cartridge) vs. battle rifle (full power cartridge).
Assault rifle rounds:
NATO M-16/M-4: 5.56x45
Soviet AK-47: 7.62x39 & 5.45x39
Class-defining StG44: 7.92x33
Battle rifle rounds:
But there are a few older, obscure rounds that were under 7mm. So in general, the sign of a "full power" or battle rifle round is to be around 7mm, but the length should be over 50mm, which of course equates to the amount of powder that can be loaded. This produces the 1,000 meter shots that soldiers with battle rifles are expected to make.
No, it's an assault rifle.
Passwords to computer systems are secrets. Once you agree there is a valid security reason for them to exist, then we are only discussing what types of secrets a government should keep.
That's just the number of people who have clearances, not the number of people who have access to anything. Sometimes you need a clearance just to work in a certain building.
A monopoly can arise, but the market will still eventually kill it. Standard Oil's monopoly was almost gone anyway by the time of the breakup. And while it was bad for other companies, that monopoly led to lower overall prices for the consumer through efficiency of operation.
Other monopolies are govenrment-created and can't be fixed by the market. A good example is Ma Bell.
The sense of smugness and superiority.
I got four letters for you:J-U-R-Y
I got some letters for you, too: Voir dire. This is the process wherein lawyers weed out all your peers in favor of compliant idiots. That's not what it's supposed to do, of course, but that's how it's used. It's then almost always followed by admonishment by the judge to the effect that the jury has to apply the law as written, with nothing at all about the jury's actual duty to evaluate the law -- in fact, if that's brought up, likely you'll have a mistrial.
If you go to court in the US, you can pretty much look forward to success in ratio with the money you spend on your lawyer, and how well your lawyer manages to pass that largesse along to the judge. And too bad if the judge thinks public opinion means more than your money.