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(CBS News)   In addition to the NSA recording all of your phone calls and emails, the FBI is videotaping your from the sky. Your proctologist has not been implicated in the spying scandal. Yet   (cbsnews.com) divider line 133
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2013-06-20 01:33:01 PM
If the government, police and military are monitoring our calls, watching our internet usage, taping our activities from the skies, storing our DNA, and (insert other activities yet to be disclosed), why aren't they catching more criminals? All this data has to be revealing millions of crimes.
 
2013-06-20 01:33:45 PM

Bastard Toadflax: This. Anyway, as far as we know, theNSA isn't "recording all of your phone calls and e-mails." I'm not saying they aren't, but the only information available is that they are only collecting records of who is talking to whom. They are specifically forbidden to read e-mails, and can wiretap only with a warrant.


There's a difference between reading them and recording them for possible later use pursuant to a bullshiat FISA warrant. They are now trying to obfuscate things by claiming that these are two separate programs that are being conflated, but given that the DNI perjured himself before Congress and that massive criminal activity on the part of the gov't is alleged, I tend to find Snowden a bit more credible on the subject.
 
2013-06-20 01:35:57 PM
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2013-06-20 01:36:32 PM

No Expectations: If the government, police and military are monitoring our calls, watching our internet usage, taping our activities from the skies, storing our DNA, and (insert other activities yet to be disclosed), why aren't they catching more criminals? All this data has to be revealing millions of crimes.


You assume that law enforcement is the purpose. That wasn't the purpose of most "FBI files" or Nixon's "Enemies List" a few decades ago either. This is far worse; the files and the list were not a matter of national policy.
 
2013-06-20 01:39:36 PM

rkettens: Amish Tech Support: Ok America,

Why are we all suddenly enraged by something that has been going on for years?

So next week are we all going to discover the atrocities in Vietnam?

This


i wasn't ok with it then
i'm not now either

/doesn't seem to matter what i'm ok with
 
2013-06-20 01:43:17 PM

durbnpoisn: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm still shocked that anyone is honestly still surprised at this

Yeah...  Done in one.

This is the thing...  And this is not paranoia speaking.  The gov't has been spying on it's own citizens since time out of mind.  And they will continue to.  This whole thing with congressional inquiries into the whole thing is a dog and pony show.  It means nothing.  It's just a way for the gov't to say, "WE'RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS INVASION OF PRIVACY!"  While all the while doing nothing of the sort.

Jerkoffs like Snowden that started this whole mess are really just making things worse and wasting more money.

The gov't is not looking through your emails, or tapping your calls, or looking through your windows with satellite cameras.  Why would they?  (Unless you have something to hide).

In other words, they could, but they only WOULD if given a reason.
And like it or not, there is not a damn thing you can do about it.  Complain all you want.  Rat out all the sources you want.  Question whoever you want.  The people in the background that have kept this going on for all this time will not be affected even in the slightest.


wow - while i don't hold a lot of hope that there is much to be done about this;  your solution is to lie back and take it?

well done citizen - move along now

that is painful and you should feel bad
 
2013-06-20 01:43:54 PM
Feeling the Dr's hand on your shoulder during a rectal exam is nothing to worry about.  It's feeling the second hand on the other shoulder, mid exam, that should cause worry.
 
2013-06-20 01:50:04 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Feeling the Dr's hand on your shoulder during a rectal exam is nothing to worry about.  It's feeling the second hand on the other shoulder, mid exam, that should cause worry.


You don't have much to worry about. Government workers have small penises.
 
2013-06-20 01:51:04 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: bdub77: My privacy is being violated! I am totally going to update my Facebook status about this!

Are you really unaware that there is a difference between information freely given to an entity of you choice, and information taken without your permission by people you don't necessarily want to have that information?


Of course not. But I find it ironic that the vast majority of people are generally happy with the status quo and yet are so upset about this, because they already gave their rights away more than a decade ago after 9/11 under the Patriot Act, they never voted the clowns who instituted it out of office, they continue to be fine with our huge military, including a huge presence in other countries (Syria being the latest flavor of the month) and meanwhile, they continue to give rights about their info away every day so they can play on their Xbox One or get gmail or go to Facebook or listen to music. Anyone connected to the world not living in a bunker somewhere has been giving their personal info to one corporate entity or another - why isn't that discussed? The EU has strong personal privacy laws? Why not us?

I would be the first to condemn Obama for his actions violating the 4th amendment. I don't like it one bit. I think it should be illegal under the Constitution. Unfortunately a majority of 9 people on the Supreme Court disagree with me. Don't like it? Well create a movement and throw these assclowns out of office.
 
2013-06-20 02:04:25 PM

snocone: Thunderpipes: Thing that worries me, is this administration is using government agencies like the DOJ, IRS, EPA to brazenly target politcal opponents. I could see them using drones to simply spy on conservatives.

It is brazen only because EVERYBODY does it, all the time, regularly, when it is their turn.
That standard practice is now no longer just a rumor, brazen.


When did Bush do it?
 
2013-06-20 02:04:46 PM

bdub77: Noticeably F.A.T.: bdub77: My privacy is being violated! I am totally going to update my Facebook status about this!

Are you really unaware that there is a difference between information freely given to an entity of you choice, and information taken without your permission by people you don't necessarily want to have that information?

Of course not. But I find it ironic that the vast majority of people are generally happy with the status quo and yet are so upset about this, because they already gave their rights away more than a decade ago after 9/11 under the Patriot Act, they never voted the clowns who instituted it out of office, they continue to be fine with our huge military, including a huge presence in other countries (Syria being the latest flavor of the month) and meanwhile, they continue to give rights about their info away every day so they can play on their Xbox One or get gmail or go to Facebook or listen to music. Anyone connected to the world not living in a bunker somewhere has been giving their personal info to one corporate entity or another - why isn't that discussed? The EU has strong personal privacy laws? Why not us?

I would be the first to condemn Obama for his actions violating the 4th amendment. I don't like it one bit. I think it should be illegal under the Constitution. Unfortunately a majority of 9 people on the Supreme Court disagree with me. Don't like it? Well create a movement and throw these assclowns out of office.


It looks like people are coming around.  I'm interested to see how large privacy is during the '14 midterms. It has a lot to do with what the media makes of it. The AP, NY TImes, and CBS seem to interested. CNN hasn't had the recent coverage that others have....
 
2013-06-20 02:09:02 PM
megarian: 
Sure. What flavor kind of girl? I have a special on the ones that don't speak any of the romance languages.


Hmm that'll suffice. But will pay extra for any in cat outfits. Um, strictly for keeping away birds of course
 
2013-06-20 02:23:29 PM
What was it like 6 months ago? You know, before the US government started spying on its own citizens?

Wait, what? It's been going on for decades? Never mind then.
 
2013-06-20 02:27:06 PM

fullyautomatic: megarian: 
Sure. What flavor kind of girl? I have a special on the ones that don't speak any of the romance languages.


Hmm that'll suffice. But will pay extra for any in cat outfits. Um, strictly for keeping away birds of course


Of course. *exaggerated wink*
 
2013-06-20 02:43:24 PM
It's for your safety.

img.fark.net

/Yeah, right.
 
2013-06-20 02:44:47 PM

Thunderpipes: snocone: Thunderpipes: Thing that worries me, is this administration is using government agencies like the DOJ, IRS, EPA to brazenly target politcal opponents. I could see them using drones to simply spy on conservatives.

It is brazen only because EVERYBODY does it, all the time, regularly, when it is their turn.
That standard practice is now no longer just a rumor, brazen.

When did Bush do it?


That cast is wasted, fool.
Maybe add a lure to your line.
 
2013-06-20 02:45:30 PM

joonyer: What was it like 6 months ago? You know, before the US government started spying on its own citizens?

Wait, what? It's been going on for decades? Never mind then.


I think this is a stance a lot of people actually take, and it's unfortunate. It's as though if something deplorable has been taking place for an extended period of time, it's somehow okay.

"Well, slavery  ispretty bad. But humans have been practicing it for centuries and centuries, so let's just accept it." (Continue with civil rights movement, women's rights movement, etc.)

"Well, governments have abused citizens rights for forever, so let's just accept it."
 
2013-06-20 02:47:03 PM
I'm thinking of this song more and more these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vr6VVYnLXY
 
2013-06-20 02:58:52 PM

bdub77: Of course not. But I find it ironic that the vast majority of people are generally happy with the status quo


That's a somewhat iffy claim. While a majority "support" the program, a larger majority are concerned enough to want public hearings on the matter.
 
2013-06-20 04:42:04 PM
Your tax dollars at work.
 
2013-06-20 05:25:54 PM

Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.


as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want
 
2013-06-20 05:42:51 PM

Sofa King Smart: Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.

as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want


so this one is ok cause other bad examples exist?

you must also think that "getting into a van" is suspicious activity worthy of being monitored: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterogenous_Aerial_Reconnaissance_Team
 
2013-06-20 06:12:31 PM

diabloninja: Bush is spying in 2007:
  -  Republicans: This is needed for security.
  -  Democrats: This is an outrage of liberty.

Obama is spying in 2013:
  -  Democatss: This is needed for security.
  -  Republicans: This is an outrage of liberty.

/trollface


It's okay if your guy does it, ya know....
 
2013-06-20 07:17:43 PM

skobot: joonyer: What was it like 6 months ago? You know, before the US government started spying on its own citizens?

Wait, what? It's been going on for decades? Never mind then.

I think this is a stance a lot of people actually take, and it's unfortunate. It's as though if something deplorable has been taking place for an extended period of time, it's somehow okay.

"Well, slavery  ispretty bad. But humans have been practicing it for centuries and centuries, so let's just accept it." (Continue with civil rights movement, women's rights movement, etc.)

"Well, governments have abused citizens rights for forever, so let's just accept it."


This is how I feel. It's not unfortunate, it's rational. Governments DO abuse citizen rights. Every government ever. Not saying it's right.

How realistic is it to expect private citizens to be able to change laws pertaining to national security in today's United States? Do you think national security legislation gets changed or reversed because someone protests or writes a letter? Personally I think it's a bit naive to think that a government would ever willingly give up power/authority once it is given to them, especially when pertaining to national security. Not sure there's a precedent for that one.

My point is: They've already got the power, and have for a long long time.
 
2013-06-20 07:24:49 PM

Sofa King Smart: Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.

as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want


Blame it on the USSR. We've been taking up their slack for the last 25 years.
 
2013-06-20 10:25:09 PM

inner ted: Sofa King Smart: Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.

as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want

so this one is ok cause other bad examples exist?

you must also think that "getting into a van" is suspicious activity worthy of being monitored: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterogenous_Aerial_Reconnaissance_Team


I didn't say this one was 'OK'... but in terms of 'my tax dollars at work'... this is a drop in the bucket even compared to the $7 BILLION dollars worth of equipment they are preparing to destroy in Afghanistan because it would be too expensive to ship it anywhere or let the afghani military use it... this isn't 'nam there are rules!
 
2013-06-20 10:26:35 PM

uber humper: Sofa King Smart: Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.

as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want

Blame it on the USSR. We've been taking up their slack for the last 25 years.


commie slackers... no work ethic... that's their problem... always drinking their vodak...
 
2013-06-20 11:39:18 PM
generallyso
2013-06-20 11:28:09 AM


Amish Tech Support: Ok America,

Why are we all suddenly enraged by something that has been going on for years?

Because now Fox is covering it.

Sort of like how you all are nonplussed now that it's obama listening in, rather than Bush.
 
2013-06-21 12:07:25 AM
They're videotaping my what?
 
2013-06-21 07:38:10 AM

Voiceofreason01: durbnpoisn: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm still shocked that anyone is honestly still surprised at this

Yeah...  Done in one.

This is the thing...  And this is not paranoia speaking.  The gov't has been spying on it's own citizens since time out of mind.  And they will continue to.  This whole thing with congressional inquiries into the whole thing is a dog and pony show.  It means nothing.  It's just a way for the gov't to say, "WE'RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS INVASION OF PRIVACY!"  While all the while doing nothing of the sort.

Jerkoffs like Snowden that started this whole mess are really just making things worse and wasting more money.

The gov't is not looking through your emails, or tapping your calls, or looking through your windows with satellite cameras.  Why would they?  (Unless you have something to hide).

In other words, they could, but they only WOULD if given a reason.
And like it or not, there is not a damn thing you can do about it.  Complain all you want.  Rat out all the sources you want.  Question whoever you want.  The people in the background that have kept this going on for all this time will not be affected even in the slightest.

bullshiat. You should be outraged about the NSA thing. There are common rules that we all have to follow and the NSA doesn't get to ignore them just because it's convenient for them to do so. That being said, the FBI operating a handful of drones for legitimate (and legal) purposes isn't a big deal.


bullshiat.  you're an alarmist and just need something to be all outragey about
 
2013-06-21 07:40:41 AM
nothing new folks.  cheaper to do it with UAVs, that's all...

unbunch your panties and find new outrage.
 
2013-06-21 07:43:06 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 01:54:54 PM

Sofa King Smart: inner ted: Sofa King Smart: Miss Alexandra: Your tax dollars at work.

as opposed to all those tax dollars funding the never ending war machines, iraqi 'regime change', afghan warlords, tanks that the military doesn't want, jets that the military doesn't want

so this one is ok cause other bad examples exist?

you must also think that "getting into a van" is suspicious activity worthy of being monitored: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterogenous_Aerial_Reconnaissance_Team

I didn't say this one was 'OK'... but in terms of 'my tax dollars at work'... this is a drop in the bucket even compared to the $7 BILLION dollars worth of equipment they are preparing to destroy in Afghanistan because it would be too expensive to ship it anywhere or let the afghani military use it... this isn't 'nam there are rules!


Pretty much the same bullchit we had in 'Nam.
Choppers, vehicles of all types, hospitals, et.al.
 
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