Preventing public key upload to key-servers

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Jan 30 04:59:18 CET 2022

> Unrelated note: I find the rhetoric of a few posts in this thread
> absolutely astounding. From a crypto question to red scare and "my army
> is going to kick your country's ass if it dares talk to me" in two easy
> steps ? This is vile.

"Tell it to the Marines" is a standard American and British proverb.  It 
even has its own Wikipedia page.  Television shows like "Happy Days" and 
"M*A*S*H" had episodes named "Tell It to the Marines", and it was even 
used in a "Doctor Who" episode once.

The British use it to mean "I am not so foolish as to believe your claims."

In America, it can have the same meaning as the British, but we also 
have a sense of "your plan requires that I comply, and I will not; and 
any attempt to compel my compliance will be resisted with overwhelming 

When someone claims that American citizens without any connection to the 
EU must obey EU laws, "tell it to the Marines" and its rhetorical 
brethren seem entirely appropriate, in both the British and American 
senses.  It's a profoundly silly statement which, if taken seriously, 
would be absolutely guaranteed to be resisted vigorously by the United 
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