You know . . . I'm reasonably comfortable with the idea that people get the government they deserve, but when -- exactly -- did 51.3 % of this country stop caring about its progeny . . . or their progeny?
I think The Stones said 'it's all secrecy and no privacy'
When I clicked on the original post (on the link) it messed up my entire computer. I had to turn it off and restart to get rid of it. Scary stuff! At work I feel like I have no privacy at all and that everything is being monitored (emails, which things I Google [like medical terminology] etc.)
actually...this is all just another whine 'n moan session over absolutley nothing new...all these policies came with the original package and have been inplace and used since the P.A. was signed, all those years ago; there was ks. lawyer arrested and jaioled under bush whose great crime was that he actually called his wife (she was a muslim: great crime, that) on the phone...the gubmint was able to 'get the records' and that meant he was a conspirarist of some sort...
the Advocates against were vocal back then, just for this type of reason...funny how the 'right' only dislikes it now because a 'lefty' is running the show...seems a pattern, there...kinda like the fabled oath keepers, or whatever the once and future corbin used to espouse: all 'if george (substitute any white guy/rightwinger) does it, it's okay...but if the the black guy/hillary does the same thing...the sky is fallin' kinda nonsense
nope...none of todays bleaters complained back-in-the-day when georgie & co. boldly, publicly asked for this...things like snooping into your library records...your amazon accounts...phone records: my memory ain't that bad, chilluns; these Co.'s all complained about all this from the get go...and ya'll wouldn't listen...
the big bad gubmint has been able, since day one, to get thier grubby little paws on anything and everything they suddenly desire they want...all w/o warrants...
like every other 'scandal' the right had foisted upon us in the last 4-6 years as the end of all civilization, it will soon be shown that the other guy did it and the world as we know it did not end then ...nor is it now
for those too awfully concerned...get over yer danged selves: we reap what we sow...and we've all sown a bitter crop for quite a long time now, alot longer than barack obama
heck...why just in the last day or so, no less than john mccain came out for closing down guantanamo...what goes around, comes around
NSA can hear you now; they're monitoring phones.
(I'd thought they would be too busy operating drones.)
If you have Verizon they're aware of who you call.
I bet we'll discover that they're checking on us all.
Carriers can't tell us; it would violate the law.
'though it's meant to keep us safe it's sticking in my craw.
They're collecting "meta-data": who is calling who,
Where we are, how long we talk. They're searching for a clue.
NSA can also find us on the internet.
Any fact they want to know about us they can get...
So much information, Libertarians are tense.
As for me, I wonder if the data's making sense.
While we trample 4th Amendment rights, I have to ask
Doesn't all this information complicate the task?
Don't they need to focus and not cast their net so wide?
I would love an answer but that, too, is classified.
I guess I just have to worry about the RCMP checking up on me! But they seem to have their hands full at the moment...
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The crazy stuff I find while responding to posts here, scares me. I would look like a looney if anyone saw that.
...I'm kinda excited about the whole thing....a buncha spooks lookin' in on my posts???.....they'll soon realize that the concept of intelligent life in my neck of da woods withered on the vine...
I respect the "least untruthful answer". I respect him for that. Clapper. What a name. Is this a novel?
My fellow foreigners...let us sing the praises of those who lie to us! I respect a FISA court. You? Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...secretive, too, so those in charge can give the least untruthful answer when THE PEOPLE inquire. About domestic spying. Conclusion?Clapper's claim to Congress was undermined by an April order of the secretive Fisa court instructing Verizon to turn over phone records on millions of Americans to the National Security Agency. Published by the Guardian, the order explicitly authorized the NSA to collect so-called metadata "between the United States and abroad; or wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls."
I respect, too, when someone says, oh la! where were so-and-so during the reign of frogs! Where oh where! I think there was one senator that voted against the Patriot Acy. Feingold. Perhaps one other. I have no link to back this up. Sue me. Corbin, guido, I strongly suspect, would be and was opposed to this malarkey. He was/is strongly opposed to malarkey.