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Originally posted by JBA2848
I see this whole thing as a phishing exercise by the government. Or some kind of honey pot to catch people who are in the under ground scene.
Originally posted by Alxandro
So when Dubya was ridiculed for calling it "the internets" he may have been possibly hinting at the existence of this secret net.
Wonder how many other Bushisms should be given a second look?
Originally posted by RMFX1
reply to post by ImaginaryReality1984
What I was referring to is already banned. Child pornography, necrophilia, rape and murder are all banned everywhere that I can think of so I'm not sure what point you were trying to make there.
What I was saying was that surely the authorities can track these scumbags down if we're able to find their hangouts so easily. That's a far cry from saying that we should ban the internet or .onion websites..if that's what you were getting at. I'm still not sure.
Imagine for a moment that as ordinary citizens were watching the evening news, they see an act by a government employee or officeholder that they feel violates their rights, abuses the public's trust, or misuses the powers that they feel should be limited. A person whose actions are so abusive or improper that the citizenry shouldn't have to tolerate it.
What if they could go to their computers, type in the miscreant's name, and select a dollar amount: The amount they, themselves, would be willing to pay to anyone who "predicts" that officeholder's death. That donation would be sent, encrypted and anonymously, to a central registry organization, and be totaled, with the total amount available within seconds to any interested individual. If only 0.1% of the population, or one person in a thousand, was willing to pay $1 to see some government slimeball dead, that would be, in effect, a $250,000 bounty on his head.
Further, imagine that anyone considering collecting that bounty could do so with the mathematical certainty that he could not be identified, and could collect the reward without meeting, or even talking to, anybody who could later identify him. Perfect anonymity, perfect secrecy, and perfect security. And that, combined with the ease and security with which these contributions could be collected, would make being an abusive government employee an extremely risky proposition. Chances are good that nobody above the level of county commissioner would even risk staying in office.
Just how would this change politics in America? It would take far less time to answer, "What would remain the same?" No longer would we be electing people who will turn around and tax us to death, regulate us to death, or for that matter sent hired thugs to kill us when we oppose their wishes.