Narco Polo: Benjamin Franklin's "Mind Your Business" coin


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This sure puts "the Founding Fathers wanted to create a Christian nation" meme to rest.


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Mind your business has two meanings: Keep your nose out of my personal items; and Tend to your occupation. I wonder which one BF meant.


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I'd bet both.


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To begin with, I LOATHE this lousy non-intuitive posting system, full of flash and drang (and kiss-my-asteriskses) signifying nothing. (I can get used to it however. I can get used to anything. But your cavalier treatment of my prior password is a transgression I will not recover from so easily. I put a lot of work into crafting mnemonics and I do not like it when some stupid system disregard them. I will probably be emailing you time and again because of YOUR failure. [Hey, I didn't write this piece of crap so its not MY problem.])

Next, I think that, Ben Franklin be damned, I have no objection to a surveillance society (we used to live under the same restrictions when my grand-father was alive,) BUT, and this is a HEAVY but, no-one is to be considered exempt or to consider himself (or herself) exempt from constant surveillance.

There is no easy out for a politician. If you can know my inseam, I insist on reciprocity.

If anyone is allowed to construct a social graph for me, I must be able to construct a social graph for anyone.

If my emails are being stored and possibly read, so must every politician's emails be stored and read.


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Every politician's emails must be stored and read? Yeah, right.


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