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  •  Hwh. You could say that I'm off the grid. (2+ / 0-)
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    StrayCat, protectspice

    You see, most of my important communication - by dint of generally disliking information technology - passes via regular mail. And if I consider a letter really important, I use sealing wax. Posh? Possibly. But an important advantage: That wax is a devil to reseal.

    Besides, the federal government's information-gathering strategy insults the terrorists' (and our...) intelligence: You could ostensibly say that checking someone's messages could spot terrorists communicatons. All right, but the people you spot will be incompetent amateurs who could have been noted via other means. Why? Because no-one will simply talk about Big, Important, Illegal Plans in plain language. Even a trainee conspirator will use a code. Even the Aryan Brotherhood (criminals) used a sophisticated code developed by sir Francis Bacon, which means that most code word searches will turn up precisely zero relevant information. Add symbolism and metaphors to the mix and you have a recipe for wasted energy.

    Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur, inveteratum fit plerumque robustius. - Cicero

    by Dauphin on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 09:26:57 AM PDT

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