... the NSA director is right about what he needs to do his job.
Wired has an article about the threats the NSA has to worry about:(sarcasm) http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/insider-threat/
Here's an article about our potential terrorist veterans: (sarcasm) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/?page=all
Here's a list by paranoids: (sarcasm) http://thetruthwins.com/archives/patriots-and-christians-have-been-repeatedly-labeled-as-potential-terrorists-since-obama-became-president
The premise of TFA is that tech displaces jobs from the focus of new efficiencies to other jobs not eliminated by or created by the new technology. History has proved this out so far. But history has also shown that technology's advances are coming at a faster and faster pace. It take TIME to transition from one job to another. The types of advances we're now seeing in technology aren't industry specific they are generalized advances in computer intelligence, cost efficiency and universality. The advance in vision and motion that displaces the worker from factory X can displace them tomorrow from factory Y and from orchard Z. The white collar world has seen the disappearance of middle management but will see decisioning frameworks outperforming boardrooms full of meat shells sooner than anyone cares to believe.
Workers at all levels will find themselves running away from a wave that is moving faster than their capacity to adapt. IF the advance of technology slows as a consequence of less people capable of buying new tech that could reach some kind of equilibrium but I wouldn't count on that, would you?
Really glad to hear that it was Jewish Americans who turned the crazies in.
Sorry Black Parrot, it was the KKK that turned them in.
I find the KKK extremely distasteful. I find race and religious hatred distasteful. I see no problem saying mean things about the President of the US as long as they aren't death threats. These were clearly scary, rude assholes building a terrifying weapon which merits extremely close ongoing scrutiny.
As far as I can tell, however, that's all these guy were. They were haters seeking funding for a prototype of a weapon that they said they wanted to sell to Israel. Being a hater is shitty but legal. Developing weapons is basically legal although there are legal restrictions that I doubt these guys obeyed. Selling weapons to a US ally is legal. Their stated intent was to build a weapon that would be useful against the enemies of Israel. Was there another stated intent that nobody has reported on yet?
If they didn't state an intent to illegally harm people with this weapon, then how are these guys guilty of terrorism. It seems to me that they are guilty of being dickheads and possibly guilty of some forms of endangerment or trafficking in weapons.