Let me interject in *&-*marked *BOLD ITALICS* lines into the texts of the posts below John M
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > > On 12 Jun 2013, at 21:03, meekerdb wrote: > > There's still a free version of PGP available as GnuGP. But people > generally don't want the inconvenience of dealing with encryption. > > On 6/12/2013 3:16 AM, Roger Clough wrote: > > How to protect your computer from spying by the IRS and Eric H. Holder, > Jr. > > These days it seems that you need to protect yourself from more than > commercial vendors, namely spying by the IRS and Eric H. Holder, Jr. > Snowden, the man who recently exposed the NSA activities, says he can > from his desktop listen to your telephone and read your email. > > > But it would have been illegal for him to do so. People are always able > to do illegal things. The question is what preventive measures should be > taken. Snowden was an IT tech who was just supposed to keep the system > running, so of course he had the ability to tap data flows. But there > should have been some administrative oversight to keep him from doing that > beyond what was necessary for his work (and maybe there was). > > The question is should it be legal for the government to collect this > data. The Supreme Court has said it's Constitutional and polls say it's > favor 62% to 34% by the public, so... > > *&- The overall collection of DATA is a hoax: only the addresses are > collected without court order. The Hoopla is only political. The "majority" > in the poll voted for security: to eliminate potential violent acts by > 'enemies'. The Copnstitution is a 300yo thinking in medieval terms, usable > for human principles, not the FACTS in our 21st c. life. I am a sharp > critique of the government(s), in this case they work in our behalf.* > > The US government is doing the dictator trick (NDAA 12, NDAA 13). Those > are not just non-constitutional they are anti-constitutional. > > The human rights applies to all humans, or they lost their meaning. > > The private life has to be respected for all humans. > > It seems clear to me that prohibition has succeeded in putting bandits > into power, which makes legal or illegal things only for special interest. > > Health should be separated from the state, like religion. Free competition > has to be allowed among all art of helping others, and nobody can pretend > for you what is good to you. > *&- Except if YOU require the community to PAY for the curing of YOUR sicknesses (maybe caused by YOUR own negligence) e.g. emphysema etc. by smoking. * > > Some people do money on fears and catastrophes. The war on drug is a > golden mine for bandits and terrorists. > After the NDAA 12 I am afraid that the war on terror begins to look to me > suspiciously like the war on drug. > > The notion legal/illegal must be relativized when the evidences add that > the government don't play with the rules. > *&- There is no "WAR ON TERROR" - nor ON DRUGS. There are 'efforts' and 'lies'. Against CERTAIN aspects. * *Others are accepted as 'money making' endeavours. The governments play by their own rules, not with rules of anybody else. Governments ar exploitative ensembles. * > > Bruno > *&- John M* > > > > > > > Brent > > > > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ > > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.