15 June 2013
Understate the Hyperbole
This may be a trivial question to be bothering you with, so please forgive
me in advance if it is.
I am really curious about the last sentence of the document. "Please respond
to this letter within 10 days of the date hereon."
I seem to be seeing this same sentence with slight modification, and some,
with added threat of further prosecution if not complied with, etc. I'm just
curious if you're aware of any actual legal standing to such a statement
or is it just a ploy to try and show some sort of authority or legalese in
hopes of intimidating the recipient?
We publish such letters as our respectful response to the huffer-bluffer
-- all our few readers are precious human capital with diametrically opposing
views, praise be for healthy disagreement and inspired insult.
That most often satisfies the gargler who wants to prove a threat has been
made -- usually because a constituent has vomited on a doorstep.
There is seldom any follow-up. A pity.
A few times Cryptome has been shutdown but after public bellyaching it goes
to a back-up site immediately or moves to an ISP which refuses to hire a
real lawyer, preferring cheap metronomic digital armwaving: Hit F1 key for
cease and desist as generously provided by the DMCA and nothing else to do
Anonymous-mimicking DHS fusion centers (forget about DoJ- or NSA- or PRC-grade
We don't mind being shutdown, pray for being rat cheese for pests rather
than only sneakthief siphons and spy bots -- why else run an ad-sanitized,
unpaid web site -- that indicates we are not being ignored by at least one
or two highly energized preyers.
Now the snoozer: It's praise, prizes and ample funding that corrupts and
imprisons, turns marginal and unburdened bloggers into wretched hyperventilating
celebrities with politicians, prosecutors, journalists, documentarians, fans
and lawyers puking upside their Escalades, befouling their klieg-lit civil-lib
dower-glower-and-speechify crowd-funders, or best media-foodie, outside their
Embassy bolthole or BoP SHU or HK unsafe house, piggishly demanding ever
Snooze at the provocateurs, understate the hyperbole, like advertising and
politics less is more, mute the siren of F1 key.
A few concluding, really:
Huge hyperverbal slop about Edward Snowden, but only a wee bit of healthy
fare or hunger for the global and spatial technology girding the NSA and
ilk inescapable black hole. Virtually all of the verbal slop is recycled
adjectival- and adverbial-overloaded babble (hardly as eloquent and terse
as Snowden's), whether avidly intentionally or helplessly unintentionally
diverting attention from what Snowden has just barely revealed about the
literal rather than metaphorical "architecture of oppression." A pity if
that white water flood drowns him while he is trying to spill black water
elite scribes and shills are incapable of assaying. That certainly assures
secrets will be darkly kept beneath the Pulitzer carpet.
Really beneficial for the public if Snowden will evade his media handlers
and dump the reservoir beyond their water-drip hyperbole -- which mirrors