Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Civilize \Civ"i*lize\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Civilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Civilizing}.] [Cf. F. civilizer, fr.L. civilis civil. See {Civil}.]

1. To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.

Yet blest that fate which did his arms dispose Her land to civilize, as to subdue. --Dryden

2. To admit as suitable to a civilized state. [Obs. or R.] "Civilizing adultery." --Milton.

Syn: To polish; refine; humanize.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Civilized \Civ"i*lized\, adjective Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Sale of conscience and duty in open market is not reconcilable with the present state of civilized society. --J. Quincy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world" [syn: {civilized}, {civilised}] [ant: {noncivilised}, {noncivilized}]

2: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society" [syn: {civilized}, {civilised}, {cultivated}, {cultured}, {genteel}, {polite}]

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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card private keys. I don't want Comcast giving all it's "business records" regarding owners of all i.p. addresses. I think for the government to request that would be a severe abuse of power. That would be bulk surveillance. I want to know if the government has made any such request of Comcast. Here is a FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT request:

All the FISA courts are secret. All the telephone company metadata has been siezed through FISA warrants. All the FISA judges are appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

United States of America Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

My ISP is Comcast Cable Communications Inc. and I write about my interactions with them in the FULL DISCLOSURE SCREENSHOT above.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would be interested in the PUBLIC INTEREST aspects of my banking suggestions.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

My bank is JP Morgan Chase. What kind of bulk "business records" does this bank surrender based on FISA warrants?