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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by clay2 baraka
Not too mention NSA is really just a glorified FBI.
National Security Agency. It's their ballpark. Granted it would be CIA potentially as well since we are talking about "terrorism".
subl1me, in Pakistan, all the major political parties are corrupt. They get elected through votes because they're ALL comprised of feudal lords who get votes from their villages because of their last names. Tribal and ethnic affiliations also get people re-elected.
For example, we don't know anything about Miss Bhutto's son Bilawal but we know for sure he's going to come back and get elected once he's done with college because he's Miss Bhutto's son. We have family dynasties here. They're all failures.
The Pakistani people choose the lesser evil. Doing so brought us on the brink of bankruptcy in the 90's after consecutive looting sprees by Miss Bhutto and Mr Sharif. Now the same faces are back in power and they're up to the same antics. All the promises they made before the elections have been broken (the judges have not been restored, economic relief hasn't come, peace hasn't been achieved with the tribes because of American insistence that the fighting must go on, etc).
Therefore, the current political set-up is not working. These "democratic" leaders are feudals and criminals.
By the way, Zardari, the leader of the PPP, was facing charges in Pakistan and Switzerland because he had stolen billions of rupees (hundreds of millions of US dollars) from the Pakistani exchequer but the charges against him were dropped because he promised the US he'd co-operate with Musharraf and would not call for his resignation on the grounds that he came to power as a military dictator. So the last voice that matters in Pakistani democratic politics is that of the people.
Originally posted by brickhouse32
I also thought it worth mentioning that an IP address is far from an ID, unless you have a static IP address and usually you have to pay extra for that. It is because the Domain Services don't have enough ID's for all of their customers to have a unique one, so everytime you log on you get a different IP address, so someone getting your IP address doesn't really mean a whole lot in the Dynamic World.