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Pathways to power survey for administration to those who interrupt public conferences and other meetings with continuous blackmail hunting by use of triggers and observing responses

1) Do you think blackmail or similar forms of coercion are acceptable means of suppressing competition or scaring away those who are not willing to participate in blackmail? 2) Would a 360 camera in every pair of underwear be an acceptable … Continue reading

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When the logic of “periodically kick the bums out” is not enough

If there are major problems and the party in power has not only not solved those problems, but is unable to even acknowledge the existence of those problems, then many people will be inclined to go beyond blaming the party … Continue reading

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Blackmail hunting should be an explicit crime. This is not at all the same as journalism or whistleblowing or any other type of non-blackmail activity.

Distinctions between criminal blackmail and journalism Intent: Journalism: Obtain information that would be of interest to the public, and then make money writing things that it is believed the public should know about Blackmail: Obtain information (whether involving embarrassing, criminal, … Continue reading

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Any back any stab blackmail culture of 2017

In 2017, people do not want to give their name to a stranger. In 2017, people do not want to tell a stranger even which part of town they live in until relatively assured that you are not an adherent … Continue reading

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It would be an absurdity if it were a crime to “threaten” to seek legal recourse

It is not a crime to want to do something to stop or prevent an illegal activity (unless it is).   Twice, involving Canadians of European heritage, I’ve had approximately the following situation lead to problems where a false representation … Continue reading

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Information that more Canadian citizens need to know

1) You can’t just claim to feel threatened as an excuse to have the police come and drag off a roommate that you initiated a verbal disagreement with and persist in continuing with. 2) Filing a false report is a … Continue reading

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Report from “Targeted Individuals Toronto” Starbucks meeting (very past tense)

One guy arrived with a second guy and inferred that he was maybe a member of a gang, or threatened by a member of a gang into silence or both. A third guy on a phone at the other side … Continue reading

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What you would do you now would not do. What you would not do you now do. Conservative anti-bullying reversals

In the early 2000s decade, Conservatives were strongly anti-bullying and at the provincial level were heavily in favour of “zero tolerance” approaches to bullying. Now, it seems that Conservatives are not only not concerned with bullying, but tend (more so) … Continue reading

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Possible check as a standard counterargument to be presented any time a particular type of crime data anomaly appears

It is commonly known among well read people that perceptions of rising crime have persisted for some decades despite a reality where almost all indicators of almost all types of crime have been falling steadily throughout almost that entire period. … Continue reading

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Question: If there’s no proof of some technology being abused to nefarious ends, then why worry?

If technology exists to do some bad thing, in the absence of explicit enforceable regulations to prevent the usage of such technology for such purposes, the only safe assumptions are that a) they will be abused, and b) enforceable mechanisms … Continue reading

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