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  •  Obama cannot "shut it down." (0+ / 0-)

    ...and you have asked all the right questions. About , "how we can fix the things, " first we gotto figure out who this "we"is.

    And true no disease is 100% curable without killing the patient.

    Thanks for being part of the dialog and raising the questions that contain the seeds of the answers within them..

    Evolving is never easy...

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 09:29:14 AM PDT

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    •  I think he can shut it down (0+ / 0-)

      or at least bring it under rein.  Yes, diseases are curable without killing the patient.  I believe we're evolving..if that's the appropriate term, towards violent civil disobedience.  That does not bode well for anyone...least of all the people in charge of the Bastille.  

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri

      by Persiflage on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 10:52:14 AM PDT

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      •  People in charge of Bastille... (0+ / 0-)

        ...did not have this information technology we are using to communicate instantly. If they did, I don't know how it would be but history would not be the same.

        This is a different world. No matter how hard NSA or anyone else tries to keep tabs on this phenomenon, they wont be able to match up with its unknown dimensions. Especially the social media is expanding like crazy, with the younger generations being more skilled at it than the older ones and that means the older generation will not be able to control today's generation for too long. Oppressive regimes trying to control the Internet won't be able to, either.

        This really is the technology revolution enabling the 'citizen journalist' all around the world. 21st century's power belongs to the citizen journalists and to the tech skilled youth enabling them. All money spent in buying the media will be wasted. The old world is literally dying.

        Diseases: Generally speaking, we start with health and end up with a disease, don't we? Then we are sold a "cure." No, diseases are always with us. Only healthy life style, physical and mental, keeps diseases from striking. Medicinal "cures" are temporary measures sending us back to being "healthy" again. The beginning of the cycle, that is.

        Can Obama bring the abuses under rein? Only with strong public and CONGRESSIONAL support. Otherwise, his every attempt in reining will strengthen his opponents.

        Knowing Obama, he would rather want to bring the members of the intelligence community back to reason and work with them.

        "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

        by zenox on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 04:16:13 PM PDT

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