So...it's NSA's fault when foreign intelligence services conduct espionage against US political parties, media organizations, etc., and actively try to influence the outcomes of US elections, and manipulate the opinions of US citizens? You realize that no matter who wins in November, possibly millions of Americans will believe the election was stolen or rigged, and possibly by foreign influence?
I know, I know -- in this crowd, the US is the enemy, here, and we don't actually need to have any kind of foreign intelligence capability; NSA's sole purpose for being is to figure out ways to illegally spy on Americans so it can solidify the power base of shadowy elites. Or something. Whenever I need to be reminded of just how out of touch many people are with history, reality, or both, I read Slashdot comments.
Yes, the Russian intelligence services have the best interests of democracy and the United States at heart!
Note to nimbius: look up the term "useful idiot".
"equivalent of the Pet Rock"
The guy made a million dollars!
I did see recently a video in which someone drops a bowling ball on an axe, chopping the ball in half. I think I will manage to survive using that technique with wood.
But everybody, everywhere, always assumes that you're guilty.
Have the courage to speak for yourself. Everyone here wants you to do that.
"Canada does not have an FBI equivalent"
Everything that the FBI is capable of doing, the RCMP can do just as well. I'd call it equivalent.
"We like our policy makers separate from enforcement that you very much"
You think policy makers and enforcement officials don't talk to each other? Cute.
I guess law enforcement shouldn't be able to use aircraft or cameras. Maybe they shouldn't be able to use cars or computers, either.
I'll say it again: it is not the technology or capability that is at issue. In a free society governed by the rule of law, it is the LAW that is paramount.
"It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underware." -- Norm, from _Cheers_