On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 9:01 AM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > ... Are these briliant 1% > toadying minds armageddon insane or mephistopholean jesters? just paying the mortgage... extreme compartmentalization allows copious diffusion of responsibility. "i am but one small part, any other would be willing to play. why not? my needs are legitimate." --- it is worth noting that all of manning and snowden disclosures are limited to the TS/NOFORN level. the compartmentalized hydra is yet not revealed, and full disclosure requiring significant coordination or defection en masse. [the old tricks are the best tricks - another tangent for another day] very few view the whole; and they who do are fully committed, heavy drinkers of the kool-aid. believing in the dire threats to existence wild imaginations further amplified through "intelligence analysis" have constructed in their vision. --- perhaps we should be grateful for incompetence; such an excessive system is capable of extreme harm were it to be used for willful and widespread malicious intent. it will fall into such harm sooner or later if we continue to let the leviathan grow indefinitely, unchecked... just one tipping point in needed.