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Old 08-08-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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The End of the Silk Road


SeattlePI (all that remains of the great Seattle Post-Intelligencer) has a fascinating story about how an accidental heroin overdose led to the closure of The Silk Road and prosecution of its creator.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 06:08 AM   #2
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An interesting read.

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Campbell had been dealing drugs off and on since the mid-1990s before he found Silk Road. The market allowed him to extend out of Chicago and reach customers around the United States and beyond, selling to customers in Australia, Israel and Canada.
Call it morbid curiosity, but I've always wondered how on earth did he ship his stuff overseas? I doubt you could mail a bag of heroin past customs lol. Did he have contacts in those countries and just act as a broker?
 
Old 08-10-2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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Hey, it took absolutely no stretch of legal principle to realize that this person was using interstate telecommunications to commit what was already a Federal crime ... which is another Federal crime. I say, "good riddance." This technology is not meant to be used in these ways, and the rest of us don't have to tolerate it.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 09:13 AM   #4
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Hey, it took absolutely no stretch of legal principle to realize that this person was using interstate telecommunications to commit what was already a Federal crime ... which is another Federal crime. I say, "good riddance." This technology is not meant to be used in these ways, and the rest of us don't have to tolerate it.
The worst part is that governments will use the actions of these few to justify locking down and "regulating" the internet, ruining it for everyone else. I absolute agree "good riddance".
 
Old 08-10-2017, 11:32 AM   #5
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All laws are created because somebody did something that they weren't supposed to do and as long as there's people, that will continue to be the case, that's' just the way life goes.. But is the answer really more laws like "If you cut down a cactus you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison - Arizona", created by a few people who think they know what's best? Idk I just think we need to be a little smarter on how "We The People" let laws come into fruition..

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Old 08-10-2017, 05:57 PM   #6
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The worst part is that governments will use the actions of these few to justify locking down and "regulating" the internet, ruining it for everyone else.
As for me, I'm ready for some laws and regulations, as I mentioned in another post elsewhere today.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 08:18 PM   #7
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The worst part is that governments will use the actions of these few to justify locking down and "regulating" the internet, ruining it for everyone else. I absolute agree "good riddance".
MrElusive603 has a point. That's why it is important for citizens to stay aware and engaged, so they do not let themselves get snowed.
 
Old 08-11-2017, 03:18 AM   #8
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But is the answer really more laws like "If you cut down a cactus you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison - Arizona", created by a few people who think they know what's best?
The problem is that these people who "know best" about the internet have zero understanding of the technical side.
 
  


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