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    FBI Chief: "Americans Should be Deeply Skeptical of Government Power"

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jam.../10/id/600072/


    He then goes on to denounce encrypted hard drives that the government doesn't have the power to unlock:

    "The notion that we would market devices that would allow someone to place themselves beyond the law, troubles me a lot," Comey said. "As a country, I don’t know why we would want to put people beyond the law.

    "That is, sell cars with trunks that couldn’t ever be opened by law enforcement with a court order, or sell an apartment that could never be entered even by law enforcement," he continued. "Would you want to live in that neighborhood? This is a similar concern.

    "The notion that people have devices, again, that with court orders — based on a showing of probable cause in a case involving kidnapping or child exploitation or terrorism — we could never open that phone?" Comey asked. "My sense is that we’ve gone too far when we've gone there."
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    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...




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    So skeptical that they should fire his ass.
    “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” --George Orwell

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    "That is, sell cars with trunks that couldn’t ever be opened by law enforcement with a court order, or sell an apartment that could never be entered even by law enforcement," he continued. "Would you want to live in that neighborhood? This is a similar concern."
    Why yes, yes I would.

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    Would you want to live in that neighborhood?
    HELL YES!

    -t

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    Would you want to live in that neighborhood?
    HELL YES!

    -t

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    Oh, I'm WAAAAY past deeply skeptical. Have moved heavily into deeply hostile now.

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    Last edited by newbitech; 10-11-2014 at 04:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Why yes, yes I would.
    LOL this was my exact first thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Why yes, yes I would.
    If you build it, they will come.
    Out of every one hundred men they send us, ten should not even be here. Eighty will do nothing but serve as targets for the enemy. Nine are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, upon them depends our success in battle. But one, ah the one, he is a real warrior, and he will bring the others back from battle alive.

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    "The notion that we would market devices that would allow someone to place themselves beyond the law, troubles me a lot," Comey said.
    Yea, sort of a like an individual's private thoughts, memories, and beliefs, eh?

    "That is, sell mind reading devices to law enforcement that would forgo the necessity of a court order and render due process all together fruitless, or sell a facial scanners to law enforcement that entirely voids the concept of self-incrimination," he continued. "Would you want to live in that neighborhood? This is a similar concern.
    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding one’s self in the ranks of the insane.” — Marcus Aurelius


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    Bless the power of encryption and curse anyone who isn't behind protecting your data from prying eyes.
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    The new FBI director was covered on 60 Minutes last night. For a statist, he seemed to have his head screwed on about as well as we could hope for.



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