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  •  I went to UVA, so I did enjoy learning about (2+ / 0-)
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    the cypher Thomas Jefferson designed.  However, I made the point that designing a cypher does not prove that Thos Jefferson was using it to snoop, because it was used to encode his own writing so that prying eyes would not understand what he wrote.  

    It doesn't jingle my toes, though, just interests me.  

    I think it wise to engage in conversation those with whom you disagree to hone your own arguments and to learn theirs.

    Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by CIndyCasella on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:29:47 PM PDT

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    •  It shows that spying was already the rule! (0+ / 0-)

      Goodness gracious, people! Make some effort !

      Every bit of information and every statements in a comment cannot be pre-chewed and pre-digested for the readers' consumption...

      I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

      by Farugia on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:35:39 PM PDT

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      •  oh sheesh... spying did not bankrupt the king (1+ / 0-)
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        back then.

        The money and men spent in spying today is obscene. The kings of yore would think it ridiculous to outlay his fortune for such a thing.

        One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

        by bronte17 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 07:27:41 PM PDT

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