A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little expertise on the topic opined. Opposing views are welcome, but they are wrong. As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head!
How dumb can people be. When are people going to learn? If you have something that you would not like to see plastered all across the internet, do not put it in an email?
The fact that businessmen and politicians can be crooked, can be conniving, can be dishonest and evil does not surprise me. What does surprise me is that these very smart albeit shady people continue to air their ideas and comments on email.
Several Wall Street firms were caught with their pants down in the early 2000’s. Emails helped send big shots to jail for insider trading and other offenses. Much of the evidence used against them was simple casual comments.
OK, I’ll throw those idiots a bone, at the time most people did not realize that emails were subpoena-able, and they thought that delete meant delete.
That was then, by now everyone should know that whatever is on an email when you press send is liable to become evidence in some trial. New Jersey Governor Christy and his Republican cronies are in deep doo-doo because some idiot had to email,
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”
It’s like a thief pausing to take off his gloves and put his fingerprints all over the crime scene.
If I was a Titan of industry, a politician or just an ordinary thief, I would instruct everyone in my “gang,”
“Do not use email for anything other than to say hello or set up a meeting. You want to tell me something funny, call me on my private line, you want to rant about someone or something, call on my private line, or stop in my office, you want to confirm something illegal or bash the boss or the President; plan a meeting in a dark booth at a restaurant in Palookaville!”
STOP THE EMAILS!! They cannot be destroyed. They are on your hard drive, they are on the receivers hard drive, they are on multiple servers and they may be on the computers of hackers all over the world.
Before you send an email or tweet, stop, reread, and think. If you would not like your boss, your spouse, your grandmother or the New York Times to see it, do not press send.
Enough with the emails.
I understand that power corrupts. I can accept that people in power can be vindictive, conniving, and corrupt…I don’t like it, but I can accept it…I don’t accept vindictive conniving, corrupt and stupid.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man who doesn’t know what he is talking about, and not that of management, Mrs. Cranky.