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1 posted on 06/22/2013 5:11:34 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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Just try spying on them the way they spy on us and see what happens.
2 posted on 06/22/2013 5:12:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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It seems the NSA was in fact recording Tamerlan Tsarnev’s phone calls, but the Boston Marathon bomber fell through the cracks—nobody got around to transcribing or analyzing the tape. According to Binney, Big Data is worse than ineffective — it actually renders the NSA “dysfunctional,” as real leads get lost in oceans of irrelevant snoopage. This helps the NSA perpetually demand (and receive) ever-increased funding to buy more and more transcribers and analysts, but it does little to keep America safe.

One thing never changes, government is incompetent.

Sometimes that's a good thing.

3 posted on 06/22/2013 5:14:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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It doesn’t matter until it matters... Then it’s too late.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 5:14:40 PM PDT by Optimist
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Dear Jesse Brown , you useless rube;

0bama is NOT under surveillance by the citizens of the US. Nor H0lder. Nor the IRS. Nor the BATFE. Nor etc.

The gov't is supposed to be your servant. Your are not supposed to be its wage slave.

For the gov't to have greater surveillance capabilities over you than the reverse is the very definition of tyranny.

5 posted on 06/22/2013 5:16:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Perhaps the solution is (PIPE BOMB AT DISNEY WORLD) for all of us (CYANIDE IN THE CITY WATER SUPPLY) to talk like terrorists (DEATH TO ALL GOVERNMENTS!!) all the time. Just an (BLOW UP THE SEARS TOWER, BURN DOWN FENWAY PARK, FIRE BOMB THE NYC SUBWAY) idea .
7 posted on 06/22/2013 5:23:31 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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I would love to see “Anonymous” or some similarly talented group pull a PRISM on Obama, Pelosi, Boehner, and a few other prominent supporters of government snooping. Hack into their phone records, and release just the numbers called to and from, and the times of the calls. Hack into their Internet usage, and release a list of where they go on the Internet. Hack into their email, and release a list of who they corresponded with and when.

This is purely a hypothetical, and I am not advocating a crime, just a thought experiment, but if the NSA and Secret Service snoops monitoring Free Republic considered the ramifications, they would understand why decent people object to being spied upon.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:02 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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“Privacy” is a strange concept. Up until a couple of hundred years ago, everyone lived in small villages where nothing was really secret. If you wanted to know what somebody was up to, you just asked around. Everybody knew everybody else’s business.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 5:33:14 PM PDT by proxy_user
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I would imagine that Free Republic is at the top of the watch list, but not even that bothers me so much. I am just thankful that I have not set foot in the USSA in the last ten years.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 5:34:25 PM PDT by AlexW
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" It seems the NSA was in fact recording Tamerlan Tsarnev’s phone calls, but the Boston Marathon bomber fell through the cracks—nobody got around to transcribing or analyzing the tape."

Yeah, because they were too effin' busy going through the Repubs' dirty laundry, trying to find stuff to make them turn their votes.

11 posted on 06/22/2013 5:34:51 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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"or a Bradley Manning"

THAT's gay.

17 posted on 06/22/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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What the people think is more or less irrelevant to the fact that the very existence of the data base is a threat to national security. Any foreign agent that can penetrate their security will be able to compromise any citizen of the US by accessing the data base. And they certainly cannot claim that their security will be adequate now that one of their sys admins is over in Hong Kong. It has to be destroyed. The entire data base.
18 posted on 06/22/2013 5:49:41 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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some commenter explained it really well on some webpage, responding to this line: "you got nothing fear if you got nothing to hide" -- to which the apt response was, "Just like a lady in the shower has nothing to fear, eh?"

It's that simple. Privacy is demanded by human dignity.

22 posted on 06/22/2013 5:55:43 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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23 posted on 06/22/2013 5:59:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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A program like PRISM requires dozens, if not hundreds, of complicit agents. Among this crowd, there will, we hope, always be an Edward Snowden or a Bradley Manning, a free-thinking individual whose ethics simply do not allow them to stay silent and complicit, no matter the personal cost.

Sadly, people of that caliper are few and far between. The vast majority have decided it's better to accept the blackmail or the bribe and go along with The Chicago Way...

...still others just enjoy the gravy train...


24 posted on 06/22/2013 6:01:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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A clear violation of our rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.


30 posted on 06/22/2013 7:40:12 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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If this nimrod likes surveillance so much why doesn’t he move to England where they have so many cameras he could save a trip to the Proctologist.


31 posted on 06/22/2013 7:42:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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"ERRORS CEASING TO BE DANGEROUS BE DANGEROUS WHEN IT IS PERMITTED FREELY TO CONTRAD..." click click {static}

 

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

32 posted on 06/22/2013 7:59:21 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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If I kept the author under surveillance, it would be called “stalking” and she would probably call the police to protect her. But when government does it, somehow it is just fine? Maybe for the author, but not for me.


33 posted on 06/22/2013 9:34:11 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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Just watch how magically it will matter if a Republican administration ever gets back into office.

There will soon after be screaming, howling and gnashing of teeth.

Along with “George Bush’s fault”


40 posted on 06/23/2013 10:01:29 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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