Preventing public key upload to key-servers
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
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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