Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Aug 2013 12:35 UTC
Internet & Networking

You probably remember the online outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) copyright enforcement proposal. Last week, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force released a report on digital copyright policy that endorsed one piece of the controversial proposal: making the streaming of copyrighted works a felony.

This man has been such a deception.

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Rotten to-vs.-at the core
by curio on Wed 7th Aug 2013 01:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's not just Obama"
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You rightfully reason "rotten to the core" doesn't/can't really exist. You wrongly ascribe the reason for it to the size of the US or other large organizations due to competing interests.
Consider now instead, the difference between your
"rotten to the core" and "rotten at the core".

An apple that is "rotten to the core" is overtly rotten from the outer peel all the way through to its core. There is no mistaking it being rotten even at first glance.

An apple that is only "rotten at the core" still has a clean and shinny outward appearance. Only after close inspection is the rot revealed.

All evil intention is necessarily disguised behind the cleanest facade the perpetrators can muster. This is true in all, evil, agenda driven human endeavors, be they a pedophile lurking near a playground with a box of puppies and a bag of candy intent on rape , torture and murder, or a company's claim that their walled garden is there purely to protect its users and not being about vendor lock-in, vertical integration and ultimate monopoly, or governments removing civil liberties "for the children" or necessary to prevent terrorism and having nothing to do with moving incrementally towards effective, total ownership and control of its population and ultimately the world. That if terrorism wasn't real they would create it if need be to further their ultimate aims.

There is no need for one puppet-master to call all the shots. All that is needed is a pyramidal hierarchical structure with a few well positioned like minded individuals(fellow travelers) at each level of the structure.
In world events, the American president is but a task-master for the real powers that be and a long way from the apex of world power.

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