February 21st, 2012
YOO HOOOOO! Vic Toewwwwwwwws!
Rick Mercer has a few words to you on behalf of Canadians!
RMR: Rick’s Rant – Online Privacy
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Rick Mercer Rick’s Rant for February 21, 2012.
My guess is, if the average citizen was told that they had five minutes left to live and they were alone in their house, a good percentage of Canadians would devote two or three of those last minutes on earth to erasing their hard drive.
Not because they’re criminal, but because it might contain something that’s a —what’s the expression I’m looking for— Nobody’s business.
And that includes the Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews.
Now Vic? Vic’s a nice guy. But he’s got this thing. He likes to peek. Or at least he wants to peek —into your hard drive.
He wants to get your computer’s IP address without a warrant. He wants all your computer online traffic recorded. It’s his thing.
Now Vic says it’s no big deal. It’s like a phone book.
Now I trust Vic, I do. But I asked a computer-geek friend of mine and he says no, no, it’s nothing like a phone book. In fact, it’s like a fingerprint except it’s a fingerprint that can tell Vic how much money you make, what you read, where you get your news, what you say to your best friend, what turns you on, and how you vote.
Gee, is that all, Vic, because um, that makes me uncomfortable.
Now Vic says we have a choice to make here. We can side with the Conservatives and let Vic peek or we can side with the child pornographers.
Now unfortunately for Vic, he forgot one very important thing. Canadians aren’t that stupid!
And thank God. Because Vic, you can call us all the names you want. But that doesn’t change the fact we’re not going to let you peek.
That doesn’t make us criminal. It makes us CANADIAN. It’s why we shut our blinds at night.
The state has no business in the hard drives of the nation. You want a peek, Vic? Convince a judge. Get a warrant.
Special thanks to Rick Mercer
Source CBC: Rick Mercer’s Online Privacy
Uploaded to YouTube by MercerReport on Feb 21, 2012
Rick’s Rant for February 21, 2012.
UPDATE February 23, 2012. I really believed that Rick Mercer said it all with, “The state has no business in the hard drives of the nation. You want a peek, Vic? Convince a judge. Get a warrant.” but no, I was wrong.
Today I discovered a pure GENIUS (and funny) Bill C-30 editorial cartoon at the Toronto Star. Here you go.