Its good to see more and more Citizens are getting hold of this(and understanding this basic fact )today.
I am reminded of something said by a Former US President-
"This country would not be a land of opportunity; America could not be America, if the people are shackled with government monopolies" -Calvin Coolidge.
This is the kind of thinking which is in a definite minority in this country today(most unfortunately).And will continue to do so as more and more people depend entirely on the Government for their Day to Day Livelihood today.
As things stand today,over 47 million Americans are now on Food Stamps(a New Record).Putting things in perspective this means that 15% [One of every Seven Americans]of all American Citizens now depend on the Government for Food and if the Government does'nt come through for them most of them will go hungry.
Do you expect these people to do anything to disturb the Status Quo?
I don't think so.
And this is precisely what happened with the Fiscal Cliff talks.
Productive members of societysaw their Taxes rise further(by over 2% in most cases);while Non-productive members of society saw their benefits extended for atleast another Year.
This is not the way our Country should go.Incentives to work and generate Capital/Output are falling with each and every day.
IT departments have been able to snoop through employees' email for years through their network. The idea of doing so is nothing new. It's a way to monitor policies that has many benefits to companies. However, I agree, it was creepy then, and still is now!
"NSA data centre in Utah, across America, the CSE data centres in Canada, spy satellites across the world, data mining from social networks, mobile devices, text messages. The only hope is encryption."
Nathan, ,how do you know this? is this publilc info?
I don't know about that. I think we all have something to hide; it just depends on who we are hiding it from. Do we care some analysts at the NSA are reading e-mails looking for keywords of criminals and terrorists? Possibly not. Do we care if someone with bad motives are doing it to stalk or cause us harm? Certainly. The right to privacy is fundamental and while we don't necessarily deserve it fully using a free service like Google (since PGP, PGPPU exist), users do deserve some.
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