seeing as you are the 'fake' globaljustin I'll just take you as a troll
AC talking smack... wowers
living in black and white world there?
no government is run by people, if we look at the history over the past decades that the NSA has been around... the US does not seem to have fallen into the dystopia that you have drawn up
sure be vigilant, sure be aware of your environment, but what you are doing is just fear inducing screeching that does nothing to help people
... Anyone that lives in the US and isn't concerned about what the NSA has done is ignorant or helping them make in roads into our privacy...
Well, I think that anybody who was shocked and surprised by the revelations is pretty much ignorant.
The NSA has gone from a never-mentioned no-such-agency to a recognized public entity in the past 40 years.
The use of meta data has been the subject of court cases going back to the 70's with a SCOTUS ruling in the '80s that pretty much ruled the data as the property of the phone companies and that their customers had no expectation of privacy
The heads of TLA's have appeared at security conferences and stated that nobody should underestimate their capabilities
Then there was the wholesale shock that they did not identify and stop the 911 attacks, followed by the wholesale funding of data collection, analysis and sharing between agencies
oh wow, Snowden 'discovered' the Patriot Act... and fyi, it is governed by the people, and the US hasn't fallen into a fascist death-camp filled, modernized killing fields of constant disappearances and suppression oh WOW!
I think that most successful corporate heads these days could be called sociopaths
Gates-wise, certainly evil in the eyes of microsoft's competitors for the better part of three decades, but he has really put forward a Carnegie-esque effort to 'do good' with his accrued wealth
Snowden-wise I think that you are pretty much spot on with the whole manipulation by greenwald angle. Maybe even the idea that Snowden has a latent superiority complex that greenwald fed into and used to manipulate him,
Where does Snowden's redemption lie? Can he attempt to buy his reputation like Gates or Carnegie? Are public events like SXSW that currency that he will spend on it? If that is it, then I am not buying it. It is one thing to buy into the idea that Gates bringing clean water to Africa is a good thing, it is quite another thing to label Snowden's one-sided fear mongering as 'good'
Wrong again, the FISA courts had oversight, just because you didn't have access did not mean that it didn't happen
Just in case you didn't notice, metadata, as Pen Registers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_register) has been used in the US for decades and it was even ruled Constitutional by the SCOTUS in Smith v Maryland
Just because _any_ intelligence organization is using a particular method does not mean that _all_ intelligence agencies are like the Stassi
Retailers claim that people are more likely to shop when it is still light when they get out of work
so... selling US government secrets to the remnants of the old Soviet Union is now called 'free market capitalism'
Not to mention the celebrity stop-over in China on the way
And before you go and claim that greenwald was just reporting on a story, consider how much effort he put in to make the whole thing happen
There is a pretty strong reason that greenwald has no intention of setting foot back in America, and it is not (as he claims) the defense of marriage act since the relevant statutes were knocked down by the SCOTUS
looks like they are making their presence known, but hey who am I to judge?
this is not an add for Dice reps at SXSW
sure, it comes with a supply of xanax to deal with angry people all day
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Not every startup is a success. In fact, as I’m sure you’re well aware if you’re reading this post: the majority of startups fail. Some, like mine, started product development too early and never made it to market.
It’s called the The Collaborative Consumption Marketplace Platform Project (CCMPP.) I’m sure the CCMP will be an excellent starting point and will save a collaborative consumption (or other) startups some time in development.
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Any job change in the 40 to 50 year range should be limited to pricey consulting jobs where you can gain a years salary in six months (with the intention of working a full year) or else you are risking losing everything