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Anyone being blackmailed?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    I just have to wonder, with the openly admitted enormous electronic spying being done, who may become a subject to be blackmailed. Since all electronic communications, including pictures, videos, web sites visited and such are all capable of being looked at, do you think that someone may just pay special attention to members of Congress or their staff, members of law enforcement, judges and their staffs, or other persons in positions of power, either governmental or private sector, to see if something can be found that could "influence" the victim to vote or act in some specific way?

    Lets explore a, as near as I know, possible fictional scenario.

    Person: Congressman, I really think you should support this bill coming up to provide protection against prosecution for those who were involved in sending guns to Mexican Drug Lords.

    Congressman: That would not serve the needs of our citizens for an open and responsible government. I can't support your position.

    P: Gee Congressman I am sorry to hear you say that. Especially since I have good evidence that some members of Congress have visited child porn sites and download videos from these sites onto their laptop computers.

    C: What do you mean!!!

    P: I think you know! Do I REALLY have to explain!

    C: I think your just making this up.

    P: Does Charlie, the three year-old and the "Old Goat" story ever come up in your reading?

    C: MY GOD!!! Hos did you ever get that?

    P: Does it really matter how I know about that story? I bet your opponent or the newspapers would like to hear the story. It just might appear in the e-mail some day from some anonymous source don't you think?

    C: OK. I will (edit) NOT kill that bill in committee and see that it is passed.

    P: I thought we could come to a satisfactory solution. Have a good day.