Why YOU Should Encrypt Everything – a moral obligation

Encryption should be enabled for everything by default, not a feature you turn on only if you’re doing something you consider worth protecting.

This is important. If we only use encryption when we’re working with important data, then encryption signals that data’s importance. If only dissidents use encryption in a country, that country’s authorities have an easy way of identifying them. But if everyone uses it all of the time, encryption ceases to be a signal. No one can distinguish simple chatting from deeply private conversation. The government can’t tell the dissidents from the rest of the population. Every time you use encryption, you’re protecting someone who needs to use it to stay alive.

Why We Encrypt

Please, please, please don’t give me the line, “I have nothing to hide.” Somebody has something good to hide for a very good reason — and that reason may very well be their very lives. By using encryption everywhere, all the time, you protect the weak, the innocent and the vulnerable. Yes, you also help protect the illegal and the immoral, but there is no way to protect those who need it — those whom we are morally obligated to protect — without offering covering for those who abuse it.

Jurassic World

Saw it. It was good. Not as good as Avengers: Age of Ultron – by a long shot. I would go see Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, again… for the third time!

Shoes – I want to know who made those shoes Bryce Dallas Howard wears. Amazing! She makes it across the entire island without breaking a heel, and never stumbles. If that company makes a black combat boot, I’ll order them tomorrow!

CNN – Hillary as Democratic Socialist Candidate

This is why I call the American “Democratic National Committee” “Socialist Democrats”:

CNN Breaking News Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM

 

Hillary Clinton was greeted by cheers of “Hillary, Hillary” as she took the stage on New York City’s Roosevelt Island today for the first major rally of her presidential campaign.

 

The Democratic frontrunner used the event to make a case for new policies designed to benefit the middle class.

 

“Prosperity can’t be just for CEOs and hedge fund managers,” Clinton told the crowd. “Democracy can’t be just for billionaires and corporations.”

 

She added, “America can’t succeed unless you succeed.”

A) Individual success is not guaranteed by good policies. It is, however, guaranteed to be limited only to those with political favor by bad (socialist – i.e. American Democratic) policies.

B) Class envy is blatantly Marxism.

C) “America can’t succeed unless you succeed.” Really? Does it then follow that ONE, SINGLE failed American life defines the failure of America as a nation? Really?

I know that Hillary is the democratically elected, socialist leader that many people want for America. It is a mistake to confuse democracy with freedom. It is a mistake to confuse success with freedom. It is a mistake to follow leaders like Hillary Clinton into the jaws of self destruction. It does seem to be what America desires (at least in majority).

Public Failure

Improving Black Education, Walter Williams

Nationwide, about 12 percent of parents have their children enrolled in private schools. In Chicago, 44 percent of public-school teachers have their own children enrolled in private schools. In Philadelphia, it’s also 44 percent. In Baltimore, it’s 35 percent, and in San Francisco, it’s 34 percent. That ought to tell us something. Suppose I invite you to dine with me at a restaurant. You find out that the restaurant’s chef doesn’t eat there and neither do the servers. That suggests they have some inside information from which you could benefit.

Politicians who fight against school choice behave the way teachers do. Fifty-two percent of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools. Thirty-seven percent of members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools.

The education establishment says more money is needed, but more money does not produce higher quality. New York City spent $20,331 per student in fiscal 2013. Washington, D.C., spent $17,953, and Baltimore allocated $15,050. Despite being among the nation’s highest-spending school districts, their education quality is among the lowest. Parents, given vouchers and choice, could do a far superior job in the education of their children — and at a cheaper cost.

Is this how freedom dies?

Is this the end of TFB? http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/06/08/is-this-the-end-of-tfb/

Read it. Think about it. Can we just kill off the freedoms we dislike by silencing those with whom we disagree? No vote. No bothering about representation, just a rule signed by a career bureaucrat, followed by silence?

This is scary stuff.