You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I've been around for a very long time. I've been on the Internet since long before most people knew that any such thing did or would exist. I've probably been exposed to just about every scam there is, through just about every medium in which such scams are propagated. And I've always been smart enough to recognize a scam when I saw it. So have most of the people I've known. So, I bet, have most of the people on this forum.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
Going to chime in here on the Patriot Act.
It in no way protects us. It is a irrational piece of legislation that gives government powers it should never have, The Patriot Act should be repealed in full. There is no part of it that makes any sort of sense when it restricts freedoms. We don't need it, and our country would be better off without. For that matter, abolishing Homeland Security and the TSA would be great steps as well. We have no use for them either.
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
As far as internet and phone scams, I agree that the vast majority of people are smart enough to spot them. But, it seems that the majority of people who do fall for them are older people... older people that only a decade or two earlier were just like you and me and would never fall for them. I've seen discussions on why older people are more susceptible when that same person wouldn't have been before, but have never read anything conclusive.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I am surprised at the assumption of privacy in any email. I have long assumed all public emails are
gleaned for marketing and other data.
Several years ago, I planned a business trip, and sent a copy of my itinerary to my home (public) email.
For the next six weeks I got adds for hotels and rental cars for my destination.
I will go out on a limb, and say they did not guess where I was going. My point is if the marketers are processing the public email,
is it unbelievable that the government is processing it first.
What do you think warrantless wiretapping means? Also, you do realize the government can circumvent due process and hold you indefinitely if they suspect you're a "terrorist?"
In short - if the government suspects you're a terrorist they can throw your ass in a basement cell and throw away the key. The only problem is that "terrorist" is a loose term - hell, some progressives have attempted to label the Tea Party as "terrorists." The Patriot Act is extremely dangerous and subject to the slippery slope.
The Patriot Act allows the federal government to completely circumvent civil liberties (Bill of Rights/Constitutional rights) and lock you up if they believe you're a terrorist - foreign or domestic. The act also allows the government to spy on you and invade your privacy without a warrant... Presently the FBI doesn't need a search warrant to break down your door and search your home via the Patriot Act - all they have to conclude is that you MAY be a suspected terrorist and that is enough to justify their search.
Last edited by Mr.Nick; 11-23-12 at 10:40 AM.