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(ACLU)   ACLU: The biggest new spying program you've probably never heard of   (aclu.org) divider line 101
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2012-07-31 08:02:07 AM

Dear Ms. Glowacki,

I'm writing to inform you that I finally understand the importance of defining terms in the context of the message. I'm sorry for having given you so much attitude about it at the time. You were, of course, right. Seemingly clear, specific terms like "spying" and "Innocent Americans" can be confusingly vague. Thank you for teaching me how to avoid writing like a paranoid nutjob.

Sincerely,
staplermofo
 
2012-07-31 09:29:24 AM
Headline structure implies the ACLU are the spies.
 
2012-07-31 01:09:56 PM

Diogenes: Headline structure implies the ACLU are the spies.


Agreed. Subby probably wanted it that way.

Trolling Headline is Trolling
 
2012-07-31 01:11:28 PM

The biggest new spying program you've probably never heard of


It's totally obscure. The mainstream sheep can keep their garbage.

*adjusts dorky glasses*

*takes ironic drink of PBR ironically*
 
WGJ
2012-07-31 01:11:41 PM
Is this really a surprise?
 
2012-07-31 01:13:03 PM

Silverstaff: Diogenes: Headline structure implies the ACLU are the spies.

Agreed. Subby probably wanted it that way.

Trolling Headline is Trolling


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We did it! 4 for 4 on the day
 
2012-07-31 01:16:59 PM
Amazon?
 
2012-07-31 01:17:19 PM
What are you trying to hide, subby?
 
2012-07-31 01:21:01 PM
The biggest new spying program you've probably never heard of:

Hipster.Net?
 
2012-07-31 01:21:25 PM
And it was a Dem administration who saw it put into place.
 
2012-07-31 01:21:58 PM
The new Yahoo email?
 
2012-07-31 01:22:42 PM

DanZero: Silverstaff: Diogenes: Headline structure implies the ACLU are the spies.

Agreed. Subby probably wanted it that way.

Trolling Headline is Trolling

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We did it! 4 for 4 on the day


See you on the podium!
 
2012-07-31 01:22:54 PM
Is it called the High Intensity Program Surreptitiously Targeting Every Radical?
 
2012-07-31 01:24:21 PM
I guess the goal is to get 1/10 of the Americans electronically gathering information on the other 9/10. That's really great for our national identity and cohesion, just like it was for the GDR. It's really helping the economy too --- for the 1/10 doing the spying I mean. It's amazing that all the terrorists had to do was hijack a few planes to get America to destroy itself. It's really great that US citizens have been the suspects ever since --- where did the attackers come from again?
 
2012-07-31 01:25:05 PM
This could include records from law enforcement investigations, health information, employment history, travel and student records.

That's going on your permanent record, young man!
 
2012-07-31 01:26:14 PM
I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.
 
2012-07-31 01:26:40 PM

SchlingFocker: And it was a Dem administration who saw it put into place.


Yeah, because no Republican would ever implement something like this.

/keep on farking that chicken
 
2012-07-31 01:31:08 PM
What if a government spy agency had power to copy and data mine information about ordinary Americans from any government database?

I assumed they were already doing that.

Imagine the dissemination was essentially unlimited, not just to federal, state, local or foreign governments but also to individuals or entities that are not part of the government.

This is more concerning.
 
2012-07-31 01:34:46 PM

JackieRabbit: I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.


Right? Not one 9/11 attacker came from inside the US, but regular US citizens seem to be suspect ever since.
 
2012-07-31 01:36:10 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: The biggest new spying program you've probably never heard of


It's totally obscure. The mainstream sheep can keep their garbage.

*adjusts dorky glasses*

*takes ironic drink of PBR ironically*


So, what's the ironic hipster version of domestic surveillance?

Stasi?

KGB?

Gestapo?

COINTELPRO?
 
2012-07-31 01:37:27 PM

krackpipe: I guess the goal is to get 1/10 of the Americans electronically gathering information on the other 9/10. That's really great for our national identity and cohesion, just like it was for the GDR. It's really helping the economy too --- for the 1/10 doing the spying I mean. It's amazing that all the terrorists had to do was hijack a few planes to get America to destroy itself. It's really great that US citizens have been the suspects ever since --- where did the attackers come from again?


Yep, it is scary. Bin Laden got his goal. Well, one of his goals. Not the "Islamic superpower" goal he shared with Hambali
 
2012-07-31 01:38:06 PM
FTFA: What if a government spy agency had power to copy and data mine information about ordinary Americans from any government database? This could include records from law enforcement investigations, health information, employment history, travel and student records.


I'd certainly hope by the 21st Century our government is integrated enough to be able to access any of that information when necessary.
 
2012-07-31 01:39:37 PM

SchlingFocker: And it was a Dem administration who saw it put into place.


I like how pointing out that one party did it means the other one is absolved for leaving it in place, and expanding upon it for future regimes to continue doing the same.

Wait, did I say I like that? No, I don't. It's f*cking idiotic.
 
2012-07-31 01:40:14 PM
"What if a government spy agency had power to copy and data mine information about ordinary Americans from any government database?"

What if I told you I simply assumed that already existed, and had for at least a decade? And that I don't care?
 
2012-07-31 01:40:41 PM
If the national security apparatus wasn't so bloated and full of incompetent people, I'd be more worried about it. I'm worried, but not "the Gestapo are coming" worried.
 
2012-07-31 01:47:47 PM

austin_millbarge: SchlingFocker: And it was a Dem administration who saw it put into place.

Yeah, because no Republican would ever implement something like this.

/keep on farking that chicken


BUT MOMMY!! BILLY WOULD HAVE DONE IT TOO!!!

/battle cry of the retarded partisans
 
2012-07-31 01:50:41 PM
This is taking place under the Obama administration. I'm sure Mitt and the Tea Pots would do the same thing if they come to power but that is neither here or there, it's happening now. Under Obama and his minions.
 
2012-07-31 01:51:51 PM

krackpipe: JackieRabbit: I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.

Right? Not one 9/11 attacker came from inside the US, but regular US citizens seem to be suspect ever since.


And all were muslim but its racist to look into that common thread.
 
2012-07-31 01:52:18 PM

austin_millbarge: Yeah, because no Republican would ever implement something like this.


The Republicans never claimed to be opposed to this kind of bullshiat.

Obama, on the other hand...

verbaltoxin: I like how pointing out that one party did it means the other one is absolved for leaving it in place, and expanding upon it for future regimes to continue doing the same.


This captures the reality of the situation. Both parties are in favor of this bullshiat. However, one of them likes to lie and claim that it is not when out of power.
 
2012-07-31 01:54:20 PM
this was suppose to be news?
 
2012-07-31 01:59:36 PM

othmar: this was suppose to be news?


Yes.

When Obama Administration officials change the rules so that data obtained when spying on American citizens no longer must be discarded after six months... This is news.
 
2012-07-31 02:02:22 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-31 02:03:26 PM
Thank goodness all the websites are going to real-name requirements.

It will save us a lot of tax money in data triangulation.
 
2012-07-31 02:03:38 PM

BullBearMS: When Obama Administration officials change the rules so that data obtained when spying on American citizens no longer must be discarded after six months... This is news.


Lickspittle Obama apologists in 5... 4... 3...
 
2012-07-31 02:05:51 PM

tommydee: BullBearMS: When Obama Administration officials change the rules so that data obtained when spying on American citizens no longer must be discarded after six months... This is news.

Lickspittle Obama apologists in 5... 4... 3...


Yes. The ACLU is a known right-wing organization.
 
2012-07-31 02:06:59 PM

krackpipe: JackieRabbit: I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.

Right? Not one 9/11 attacker came from inside the US, but regular US citizens seem to be suspect ever since.


My friend, our government has been slowly transforming our country into a police state for many years. They didn't just start spying on us after 9/11. They've been doing it for years. It just got easier to justify it and avoid judicial entanglements. And computers and the internet makes it so easy. The CIA, FBI, or NSA can find out everything these is to know about you in a matter of hours.
 
2012-07-31 02:07:35 PM

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When Big Brother is the farking hero of a TV show, our culture has bottomed out.
 
2012-07-31 02:09:55 PM
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2012-07-31 02:10:13 PM

krackpipe: JackieRabbit: I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.

Right? Not one 9/11 attacker came from inside the US, but regular US citizens seem to be suspect ever since.


I know! They were all international flights and nobody used domestic flight training schools, In Arizona for instance, or anything!
 
2012-07-31 02:12:50 PM
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2012-07-31 02:13:00 PM

Joe Blowme: krackpipe: JackieRabbit: I don't trust any of you people. I'd better spy on you just to be safe.

Right? Not one 9/11 attacker came from inside the US, but regular US citizens seem to be suspect ever since.

And all were muslim but its racist to look into that common thread.


All these redundant agencies watching us look for jobs. Sure would like to see equal concern about the farking economy as in making the US into an overpriced Panopticon with their noses up our asses.
 
2012-07-31 02:15:27 PM

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Bingo, but put some elephants on there too.
 
2012-07-31 02:16:22 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Yes. The ACLU is a known right-wing organization.


The Executive Director of the ACLU publicly announced he was "disgusted with Obama" more than two years ago. Things have not improved one little bit since.
 
2012-07-31 02:19:35 PM
I say let the government spy on me. All they will find out is that I like guns and some truely disturbing hentai. And once they get caught up in my henati archives, there goes all productivity.

Government spy: Let's see here....browsing history....AR-15 builds...surplus ammo...out door ranges...wait, whats this..."Furry Tentacle Funtari Yuri"? Might be something important....lets see...*click* O_o 'what.....the....fark....' *click* o_O *click**click**click**click**click**click**click**click**click*
 
2012-07-31 02:21:56 PM

BullBearMS: Lenny_da_Hog: Yes. The ACLU is a known right-wing organization.

The Executive Director of the ACLU publicly announced he was "disgusted with Obama" more than two years ago. Things have not improved one little bit since.


President Obama had the opportunity to dissolve the DHS and crack down on the abuses to civil liberties foisted on us by Team Bush. Instead, he decided to "stay the course." Why? In actuality, though Obama has some impressive accomplishments, he has dropped the ball on many things. When people sneeringly call him a liberal, I have to laugh. Most of his policies are anything but liberal. Hell, he's more Republican than Richard Nixon was.
 
2012-07-31 02:27:47 PM

BullBearMS: Lenny_da_Hog: Yes. The ACLU is a known right-wing organization.

The Executive Director of the ACLU publicly announced he was "disgusted with Obama" more than two years ago. Things have not improved one little bit since.


I'm sure hating the patriot act so much that you re-sign it had nothing to do with that either.
 
2012-07-31 02:27:48 PM
We should immediately give the government way more power and take away any self defense that the average citizen has. Then we can petition the newly empowered government to please stop crapping on us.

Then we'll be free!
 
2012-07-31 02:28:07 PM

SchlingFocker: And it was a Dem administration who saw it put into place.




Well sometimes the President needs to act "independently without congressional authorization to "benefit the American people"


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2012-07-31 02:39:52 PM
Government collecting data on citizens? Meh, been done before.

www1.yadvashem.org
 
2012-07-31 02:45:17 PM
Watch out: the CIA may soon be spying on you-through your beloved, intelligent household appliances, according to Wired.
 
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