Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC
Legal And yes, the PRISM scandal is far, far from over. More and more information keeps leaking out, and the more gets out, the worse it gets. The companies involved have sent out official statements - often by mouth of their CEOs - and what's interesting is that not only are these official statements eerily similar to each other, using the same terms clearly designed by lawyers, they also directly contradict new reports from The New York Times. So, who is lying?
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by woegjiub on Sun 9th Jun 2013 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Re:"
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Which was why I called them some of the more socialised countries; the free-state to socialist state balance lies more to the left in those nations than most ohers.

I live in Australia, so I am frustrated by our Labor party selling off government assets, and creating privately owned monopolies.
True socialism would only work in a global (single world-state) technocracy/democracy hybrid, due to how stupid the general population is, and how easily they are made to vote against their own interests.

Liberterianism works nowhere, though. Companies are not accountable, and once they have enough clout, they become un-boycottable. They are able to do anything they like, and use their power to their own interests, at the expense of everyone else, including customers.
It is naïve to trust companies, who do not have to release all of their internal workings, more than one trusts governments, who theoretically do.
Private lobbying is the reason the governments are so corrupted and despotic in the first place.

Edited 2013-06-09 22:58 UTC

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