The Existence of Laws


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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The National Security Agency moved swiftly and forcefully today to remind its employees of its longstanding zero-tolerance policy on conscience, warning that any violation of that policy would result in immediate termination.

“When you sign on to work at the N.S.A. you swear to uphold the standards of amorality and soullessness that this agency was founded upon,” said N.S.A. director General Keith B. Alexander. “Any evidence of ethics, decency, or a sense of right and wrong will not be tolerated. These things have no place in the intelligence community.”

The N.S.A. director attempted to reassure the American people that despite “unfortunate recent events,” the agency remains “one of the most heartless and cold-blooded organizations on the face of the earth.” He added, “We refuse to let one good apple spoil the whole bunch.”

He said that going forward, the N.S.A. would try to recruit people who had already demonstrated “a commitment to invading people’s privacy” by working at Google or Facebook.

The Existence of Laws
On the day that a remarkably brave and articulate 29 year old is revealed as the one that stripped the clothes off of the world’s mightiest empire, this coyness about ooh can we retweet that seems a bit………

The Existence of Laws
upthehoops says:
June 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I’m puzzled. If there was anything illegal going on would Twitter not be likely to be forced to block the account? Or maybe I’m looking at things far too simply.
Judging from what is emerging about the big brother state across the Atlantic, twitter seems to be one of the few organisations ready to stand up for freedom.

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
There was a very important documentary about Scottish football on the Beeb last night, but deafening silence about its subject on here. 

Starter for ten: do you know what your club’s child protection policies are? Do you think they are adequate?

Peace – Not War
Dear SFM

i note that you are increasingly using the sfm Twitter account to broadcast your political views on world events entirely unconnected with Scottish football. 

May I respectfully suggest that this is contrary to the spirit of the blog and an abuse of your position. 

Peace – Not War
Two cheers for a football administrator, chairman of the FA Greg Clarke. 
Disclaimer: I know the guy a bit, in his earlier corporate life he was my boss’s boss for a few years. He was chairman of Leicester City at the time and used to hold their board meetings in our offices. He is a no nonsense guy who you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of. 
In his first few months he has had to deal with the Allardyce fiasco (out on his ear) and now the evolving sex abuse scandal. I hope and think he will respond well. 
Thank goodness we have men of equivalent stature in the SFA. 

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
I had one of the best nights of my life down at the old port in Marseilles. It was rugby World Cup quarters in 2008. During the afternoon we had shlepped out to the stadium for a nail-biter between Australia and England. The evening was pure carnival as 50,000 of all nations watched the improbable and magnificent victory of Les bleus over the mighty All Blacks on the big screens. 

What a difference a sport makes. Sad and disgusting scenes. 

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
This is a magnificent tirade by James Forrest on the guardian/Greenslade furore.

I keep asking myself why, why, what forces are at play?

The guardian lent on commercially? It is hardly a commercial organisation, more a vanity publication for the upper middle class, private school and Oxbridge bien pensants who control and write for it. It is burning through the cash pile from the sale of auto trader (conveniently parked with overweening hypocrisy in the Cayman Islands) at a rate of £50m a year. What’s in it for them?

i don’t know a lot about Roy Greenslade, but he seems to have a reputation as a fearless journalist. This reputation is currently being traduced in the social media. Why can he be so lazy, careless and inaccurate? He makes his living calling out these faults in others. 

Truly the the most mysterious twist in this saga to date. 

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