[ExI] just a thought or two

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 15:15:52 UTC 2018

I’m not bothered by the thought of loss of privacy— as long as it is some far distance, nameless, faceless government official. Or, more realistically, a computer program.

What I would object to is if local enforcement, or people I know were given that same information. Not because I’ve done anything wrong, but because it would lead to embarrassing questions about my religious faith, sexuality, and identity, as well as my political, social, and moral positions. Where I live (and probably anywhere I lived) my personal thoughts and opinions on these things are probably not welcome.

SR Ballard

> On Sep 28, 2018, at 4:24 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1968 - finished my course work and got a job teaching summer school.  Had to have a master's degree before they would hire me in the fall.  I taught for the first time ever, and was so nervous that I wrote out my lectures word for word (2 hour classes 6 times a week) and finished the master's.  Whew.  Have not been that busy since (nor have written out lectures).
> Am reading '1968' by Kurlansky to find out what I missed - student riots all over the world, Republican convention in Chicago where the protesters were beaten (along with everyone there, especially journalists with cameras).  The police actually went to the 9th floor of a hotel, woke up some protesters, and beat them!!
> So anyway, fascinating book - highly recommended - worldwide coverage (you won't believe what the Mexicans did to put down protest at the Summer Olympics - the one where two black men - Americans - raised their fists in black gloves in protest).
> Here's the thought:  police all over the world attacked journalists and smashed cameras in a effort to stop images of brutality.
> Now technology has changed all of that:  can you imagine how many cell phones would be held up taking videos if something like that happened now?  
> Along the same lines;  hackers have opened up government some with their hacking, and put some sunlight into what the gov. is doing.
> Loss of personal privacy does not bother me like it does many.  But loss of government privacy is a great and wonderful thing.
> bill w
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