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Robert Ariail

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  1. rzgainer

    rzgainer said, over 3 years ago

    Amen brother, say on.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    I like the cartoon; put its point across very well.

    I second olfart’s concern. I know the government as well as corporations are data-mining. I’m fairly careful what I put out there which corporates crave, and I’m savvy enough to not expose my likes & dislikes, especially on that farcebook. Most youngsters, though, seem indifferent or ignorant of the pitfalls. I think they’ll rue it one day. My daughter will certainly be made aware.
    I’m also pragmatic enough to be aware that governments data-mine, number crunch it to seek trends, patterns etc. Massive amounts of processing power needed to crunch through so much data….and it’s getting ever more massive; I don’t fall for the fear -mongering but I appear to have even fewer protections from governments without proper over-sight in place, or from callous politicians. That’s my biggest concern. If anything, what this NSA “revelation” (which has been an open secret in the security tech business for a fair while now) has shown me is that we should not allow complacency. Do not shrug off lack of over-sight so easily. Insist on it.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    If corporations are so smart, why has Commonwealth Financial called me 500 times looking for Kim P_______?
    I ask the person robocalling, after waiting, if she has considered suicide, to make the world a better place.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    One of the main reasons this isn’t getting the protest it deserves is because the question has shifted from “how can this hurt me?” to “how can WE use this to hurt THEM?”.
    Welcome to the Divided States of America.
    (And now cue the drones screaming “This is because of [insert hated politician here]!”, and proving my point exactly.)

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    …and Obama expanded it. Slow down on the Kool Aid buddy.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The question is will you be able to do those things five, ten, or twenty years from now? Govenments seldom know how to regulate themselves. The line they won’t cross gets fuzzier and fades. Letting this go now means it will be harder to stop tomorrow.

  7. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Where do I find this “approved” list?

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It is a good cartoon. Mines require good air circulators to protect those working the mine. Keeping a close eye on the safeguards designed to protect people, like a dying canary, is the least we should do. The potential for abuse is enormous. The inevitability of abuse is nearly guaranteed. Mandatory penalties must be levied against those who abuse this resource.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I agree with Senators Wyden and Udall, if you don’t have probable cause for a warrant and “data gathering”, it shouldn’t be happening. Idiots blaming Obama, and not “W”/Cheney, and the prime movers and shakers of the Patriot Act need to go get some reality, and maybe be monitored.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is not new and it’s not news, and unfortunately Obama did sign the Anti-American patriot act. His BIG Mistake. It was a betrayal. He should have had Bush, Cheney, all his criminal cronies on trial and sent to prison where they belong.
    This was surprise that he did that.. Still he was way better choice , both times, than any of those (Best) that GOP could offer.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Glad you’re back, Ventriloquist.

  12. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 3 years ago

    For now, yes…

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