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To: doc1019

it does not follow that you must spy one every single citizen and grab every single communication. the more hay you gather, the worse your chances of finding the needle.


12 posted on 07/19/2013 11:31:32 PM PDT by bioqubit
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To: bioqubit

” the more hay you gather, the worse your chances of finding the needle.”

Brilliant!

Too the point and pithy.


46 posted on 07/20/2013 3:25:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: bioqubit
the more hay you gather, the worse your chances of finding the needle.

Actually, if there's a needle somewhere in the hay field, you will have zero chance of finding it unless you search the entire field. (Come to think of it, that's not true, as you might find the needle in your first five minutes of search. But I wouldn't place a large bet on it if I were you.)

Unless you have some way of narrowing the location down to some extent. But we can't do that, because it would be "profiling."

50 posted on 07/20/2013 3:46:05 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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