doctorow at June 3rd, 2014 23:01 — #1
marktech at June 4th, 2014 03:32 — #2
The really dumb one which makes me fear that the psychological argument is already lost:
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear, citizen.
(And, yes, as it happens I am reading Glenn Greenwald's book at the moment.)
euansmith at June 4th, 2014 06:41 — #3
I'm waiting for the knock on the door at 3am, "This is Pre-Crime! Open your door! We are armed and ready to use lethal force!"
djotaku at June 4th, 2014 07:41 — #4
Which is parroted unless you are filming the police. Then suddenly you're an asshole. Hey, if you're doing your job correctly you have nothing to fear, right?
(Disclosure: I have 3 cousins who are cops)
tintera at June 4th, 2014 08:30 — #5
What kind of terrorists are so stupid that they don't use Tracfones, or the like?
ratel at June 4th, 2014 22:02 — #6
Public servants in the execution of their duties have no expectation of privacy, particularly those who are granted special powers. I have no problem with that: hell I have no expectation of privacy while performing my duties doing IT for a small public arts company, and I don't get to carry a gun or use lethal force.
ratel at June 4th, 2014 22:06 — #7
I really wish people wouldn't frame it like "gosh, that's a dumb thing to say, look it's refuted in this blog post!"
They are liars. They lie. They have paid people who propagate their lies so fool the gullible and confuse the poorly informed. This has nothing to do with smart, stupid or true. It's how they get things done, and that's all they'll ever care about.
ghostly1 at June 7th, 2014 14:24 — #8
Also "a high rate of speed." Really, non-NSA-apologists should stop saying that too. Just say "high speed."
doctorow at June 8th, 2014 23:01 — #9
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