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Comment: Huh? (Score 5, Insightful) 220 220

"The first time that an attack takes place in which it turns out that we had a lead and we couldn't follow up on it, the public's going to demand answers." - Welcome to leadership Obama. Where sometimes you have to make unpopular/hard choices and live with the consequences.

Comment: Devil's advocate here... (Score -1, Flamebait) 126 126

Your access to the internet is not a public utility or a state/federal run highway. A company paid to build your access to the internet, laying miles of cable/fiber/copper (whatever). Lack of competition may be a valid argument on some level, but all in all, the company that provides your access owns the plant. You didn't drop the copper for your access. Personally, I would have a problem with customers telling me I had to use a certain brand of detergent or specific equipment in my imaginary dry cleaning business, or that I couldn't charge an extra 5.99 for express cleaning service or 2.99 delivery fee.

Comment: Re:Legal pemission? THEY GIVE IT! (Score 5, Insightful) 368 368

With any call to a place of business, credit card company, whatever - always start with the agent by telling them that you are recording the call (even if you don't - it covers your bases) - all of a sudden their attitudes will be very different and of course if you are recording then there is no question on legality. Works every time I've done it.

Comment: Re:Making light of a crime? (Score 1) 562 562

Crushed? I'm pretty sure he is still alive and kicking. If I don't like your attitude, it's possible I could come over and kick your face in. Should I be charged or let off with a warning? After all, from my viewpoint, I could be doing society a favor. So maybe just a warning, eh? Interesting how easy it is to justify criminal activity.

Comment: Re:Making light of a crime? (Score 0) 562 562

I'm sure there are plenty of locations in the world where folks who don't appreciate societal laws can live out their fantasy lifestyles of doing whatever they please. Of course, they may have to battle against others who are also selfishly wanting their own desires. I'm pretty sure there could be a place for you as well ;)

Comment: Making light of a crime? (Score 0) 562 562

So it's okay to participate for only one minute in a hate crime? Or a murder? Or a Heist? Crime is crime, yes? The whole point of law is defining a line not to cross and once crossed the consequence is provided. Most folks know this and in choosing to commit the crime, are also choosing to accept any consequence.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil