cman: Change we can believe in
Bontesla: cman: Change we can believe inYou think that this didn't occur before?
unlikely: A bunch of us filed requests with the FBI to see what files they had on us. What came back was somewhere between surprising and "why do you waste your time with this?"Anyone who thinks this article is something new doesn't remember the cold war or was ridiculously naive.
1derful: shiat like this is why the right to bear arms and distrust of government is a good thing.
sugardave: We can thank thoughtful insights such as "if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about" for shiat like this.
ChuDogg: Honestly, I am not worried, the last election proved that Republicans will never sit in the Oval Office again, so they will never have the opportunity to misuse their powers (can anybody say *cough*BUSH?*cough)Sorry Repubs, we have a REAL leader in the presidency now who displays empathy and courage. One who would never misuse his power for personal gain or nefarious purposes. I trust him. And I trust that the use of these powers makes us all a bit safer now. And I sleep better at night knowing we have a competent administration looking into these matters and making the world that much a better place.
badhatharry: Jokes on you America. The "secret" database is called Facebook.
Derwood: the Constitution has always been overrated
gadian: My dossier would be a list of dirty websites I've visited and a comment that I eat too much junk food and could really use a few laps around the block.
Lee Jackson Beauregard: Now you righttards and wingnuts who hate B. Hussein Osama's guts, answer me this: If you want B. Hussein Osama gone so badly, why don't you go after him on the surveillance state? On the War on Terra?
vygramul: I sometimes have to wonder if people in those positions lose perspective or are genuinely frightened by the threats. I knew a libbiest lib that ever libbed lifetime liberal lib who got a job dealing with the threat of terrorism coming across our borders and became a rabid "OMG SEAL THE BORDERS!" person based not on they're stealing our jobs, not on the notion that law and morality were the same so, by definition, being an illegal alien made you a bad person, and not based on concerns over their not integrating. It was purely a reaction to terrorism.So is it a result of their being too close to the problem, or is it because the threat is that grave? I suspect too close to the problem.
LasersHurt: 1derful: shiat like this is why the right to bear arms and distrust of government is a good thing.Someone might have some data on you, so you should be ready to kill?
Counter_Intelligent: Whoever invented the word "dossier" was a genius or a spy. Perhaps both.
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