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Comment: Re:Good question (Score 1) 105

because wires don't follow political boundaries

your fiber is our fiber and visa versa. it's all bound up. a message you send from Vancouver to Halifax may/ probably crosses the border into the USA

and If i am in Chicago and i send a message to Anchorage, that goes through Canada

Canadian and American data is intertwined

and our authorities coordinate and cooperate in managing that in ways that would make both Americans and Canadians uncomfortable if you don't want eyes from another jurisdiction seeing our data

Comment: Re:I don't think Obama is really paying attention (Score 1) 452

I wasn't writing in absolutes, I'm aware there are factions opposing them and laud that. I'm also sure that you're not writing in absolutes and are aware of factions that *have* supported ISIS in both governments and clergy. All I'm saying is that these have influenced ISIS, not anything Obama may say or think. He's been openly mocked in the Mid East, so I can't believe they take him all that seriously. Also that, just like here in the US, people there only became active about it when the beast grew large enough to force it. Human nature, here and there.

Comment: Re:Oh dear me, so frightening. (Score 1) 452

Ironic, that laughter and bravado coming out from behind that curtain with AC stamped on it. I personally agree with mocking and ridiculing them as you do, but I at least provide them with a moniker with which to start their search.

As for being in fear of his life? Sure should be. Do you keep up with news but just happened to miss that beheading of an infidel by an Islamic nut job recently? Oklahoma, not the Mid East. The woman and her family would most likely disagree that "They have zero power."

Comment: Re:Jerri (Score 1) 452

Instead they want peace in the middle east, but no economic competitor.

Why then are our best allies some of our toughest economic competitors? It has a whole lot more to do with the Middle East generally taking the attitude that settling business and religious disputes should be done with explosives.

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