If they can evacuate an airplane in 90 seconds, why can't they load them just as fast?
Turn all the records over to Congress and start over.
I'm sorry, what? Turn the records over to the same panicky corrupt bastards that created the department? Give me some time to figure out the logic there..
I'm afraid if you want to start over, you'll have to destroy the universe.
...a motivated Congress...
Congress is already motivated by that which brings the greatest rewards. Who is going to motivate them to change anything?
Then you need someone to watch the watchdog and oversee the oversight committee, turtles all the way down, and up...
Instead of raising prices they just water down your beer and step on your drugs.
...it just has to increase the cost of mass surveillance to a level where it is no longer feasible.
It doesn't work that way. It becomes a call for a bigger budget and higher taxes to pay for it.
See? Now I know you're full of it.. When have you ever seen anything subtle from the Russians?
How is this different from what the Stasi did?
Our government acts with the full consent of the governed.
Baby Boomer generation built Internet...
Baby Boomer generation monetized the Internet, and left us AOL in the wreckage. Then again, the "greatest generation" sent them to Vietnam to settle a trade dispute. Guess which program lasted longer.
As is the "value" of everything. Money certainly has no intrinsic value in nature.
Vice? The billion dollar (with 70 million of 21st Century Fox's money) "counter-culture" rag? By a guy who says he worked for Reuters, only he didn't? That Vice?
I don't believe that for a second. Everybody is censoring now. Of course in the US the laws mandating censorship are secret, cuz, you know, terrorists.
And by the way, why would a commercial airliner fly through such an airspace anyway?
To get to the other side?
"We", is "us"? Who is supposedly doing the "fixing"? With all the guidance we go through in our lives, very little of it is devoted to fixing one's own self, before trying to fix everybody else's. We're creating a world of little Napoleons here.
In fact, TPB and wikileaks are perfect examples.
They are still getting the velvet glove treatment in a public relations game, and can be nuked at any time. The ruling institutions are not affected at all, in fact, they are fortifying as more and more people hand in their underwear to provide a DNA sample for an MPEG license and demand that you do to. As long as somebody owns your wire you are screwed.