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avidthinker said:hahahahahaha, so this is what happens to all the seized meth in southern california
Anytime you hear someone claim Apple is interfering with the FBI, which is only trying to get valuable intelligence from the phone, ask them if they have a work mobile phone as well as a personal one. Ask them if they put any valuable personal information on their work phone, like the phone numbers of their fellow terrorists and plans for their next attack, or do they keep that information on their personal phone. As the husband of one of the victims wrote in his support for Apple, everyone, including his wife, who has a work phone from San Bernardino knew not to keep ANY personal info on their work phones. The Feebs expect, apparently with some success, that very few people have the slightest capacity for critical thought, and that all they have to do is use the magic incantation "TERRORISM" and everybody will lose their minds.
Daniel, please please please don't refer to the incident as terrorism, unless you refer to shooting up an office Christmas party as an act of terror. The only reason the DOJ uses that term is because the morons pee their pants every time someone in authority invokes the boogeyman "TERROR!" or "Muslim". The non-postal workers shooting up their workplace were NOT terrorists - they were wackos who happened to be Muslim. Don't fall into buying the Feeb's nonsense manipulative rhetoric. Anyone who uses the term terrorist to describe that incident is supporting the Feebs. Don't be that guy.
Perhaps Comey's recent trip to China was just a job search. He's looking for a position in a country with a more congruent stance on the balance of state vs. individual control.FBI director James Comey's aggressive authoritarian attacks against Apple and other tech companies since taking the job in 2013 has done incalculable damage to the FBI's reputation. Making it almost impossible for any CEO to trust, much less want to "cooperate" with the FBI going forward. This is bad for the FBI and bad for the country. Frankly, I think Comey should resign.
Sadly, it's time for every single tech company to follow Halliburton's lead and move their HQ's and legal addresses offshore, and post a note explaining that they don't want to be above the law - they want to be beside it. Feinstein in one of the idiots who MAKE the laws so demanding fealty is part of her package. Fuck her and the local tools by moving their tax base out of town.
You can't make this shit up... Lest you think Maricopastan's County Atty is the only moron in the county, meet its most famous representative of "the law": http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-long-lawless-ride-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio-20120802 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/07/20/sheriff-joe http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/03/sheriff-joe-arpaio-the-most-lawless-lawman-in-america/359613/