Going at this rate, do you have any countries left on your list?
Ratchet it up.
Out them, shun them, ostracize them, publicly insult them, treat them like scum.
Everybody who's even suspected of being a TLA employee or contractor should get nothing but a cold shoulder and a middle finger.
Immunovative as well.
Dissent will not be tolerated!
-voting is compulsory. You break the law if you refuse to vote. Of course, since anyone who votes, no matter how they vote, gives active support to the current system, every citizen of this sick nation is FORCED to actively support the current system- BY LAW.
You are not prevented from casting an invalid vote.
This includes legal, religious and medical information, which was shared about this Canadian women.
How does the Australian spy agency share medical data on a Canadian woman?
tl;dr version: Your laws matter only as far as you can enforce them, and since the entire fight was about ability to do so...
Please mod parent up.
"Terrorism" is not a relevant threat today.
Terrorism never was a threat which required the huge amount resources that were being used in the guise of fighting it.
Offhand, I can suggest at least two more plausible reasons:
1. Political (prevention of dissent)
2. Economic (industrial espionage)
As someone who used to contribute quite a bit to experts-exchange (and have the T-shirts to prove it) and stopped doing it when they wanted me to pay for the privilege, I cannot endorse them.
Plutocracy by proxy.
The new republic.
I use them myself.
However, they have one big drawback: servers on US soil.
Democracy isn't perfect
But it's better than what we have now.
In what world is $650K is "a bit low" for someone who does a bad job?
A long long time ago, when IE 6 was king, it allowed blocking 3rd-party cookies and had an icon on the status-bar that, when clicked, showed you which cookies were blocked and let you whitelist them on a case-by-case basis. This used to take care of all the "breakages".
Is there an extension to do that in FF?