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(Al Jazeera)   Brazil wants answers on US surveillance program, will be spared the effort of sending a letter or email to demand information since the CIA already knows   ( aljazeera.com) divider line
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2013-07-08 01:45:53 PM  
Brazil wants answers intell on US surveillance program because the world has the US in a corner that they can exploit, will be spared the effort of sending a letter or email to demand information since the CIA already knows.
 
2013-07-08 01:46:55 PM  

mekki: Brazil wants answers intell on US surveillance program because the world has the US in a corner that they can exploit, will be spared the effort of sending a letter or email to demand information since the CIA already knows.


NO ONE puts the US in a corner.
 
2013-07-08 01:51:07 PM  
Hey, Brazil.  Go ask Hugo Chavez how well poking around in things you shouldn't be worked out for him.

/cancer gun
 
2013-07-08 01:52:49 PM  
What does brazil think to accomplish? All we have to do is withhold our waxing experts and wait. Their women will be hairier than wookies in less than a week.
 
2013-07-08 01:54:40 PM  
Obviously, they would want to speak with Information Retrieval.

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2013-07-08 01:59:41 PM  
No one *wants* to speak to Information Retrieval, that's the last thing they will ever do.

Now stop wasting Ministry time and get back to work!


\we're all in shiat together...
 
2013-07-08 01:59:49 PM  

iheartscotch: What does brazil think to accomplish? All we have to do is withhold our waxing experts and wait. Their women will be hairier than wookies in less than a week.


I'm ok with this.
 
2013-07-08 02:00:50 PM  
How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?
 
2013-07-08 02:07:20 PM  

bluenovaman: How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?


Spying isn't really inherently bad.  If you buy into some of the core beliefs the US was founded upon, you might think spying is bad - but there are a lot of people who disagree.  And, from what I can gather about the American population - most don't mind.  They're content with trusting the US Government to 'take care' of things, many even welcome it.  The more information the government has, the more they can do with it.

It's popular to say things like, 'Land of the Free' - but American's really, really don't embrace the idea.  Most gladly accept laws that restrict what others can do, so long as they 'like it'.  Most will gladly have a law that silences someone who has a different opinion than they do.  Most don't mind giving up freedoms under the guise of safety.

Most American's are more concerned with how their favorite team is doing or how some actress wore her hair.
They're cool with spying.
 
2013-07-08 02:17:27 PM  
What's Brazil really up to here?

Just read between the tan lines.
 
2013-07-08 02:23:32 PM  
Why not? I doubt Brazil has much to hide.

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2013-07-08 02:26:38 PM  

bluenovaman: How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?


I think some evidence of actual wrongdoing would need to come out.  So far, bullshiat is all that has come out, although some people are desperately trying to spin it into a scandal.
 
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2013-07-08 02:27:24 PM  
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2013-07-08 02:41:49 PM  

vpb: bluenovaman: How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?

I think some evidence of actual wrongdoing would need to come out.  So far, bullshiat is all that has come out, although some people are desperately trying to spin it into a scandal.


Warrantless surveillance of US citizens is illegal fella that's actually the point. Holy O fark man where do you get your news, fark?
 
2013-07-08 02:44:44 PM  

vpb: So far, bullshiat is all that has come out, although some people are desperately trying to spin it into a scandal.


I don't like the idea of people tracking my conversations with my family domestically or internationally even if it is just collecting meta-data.  It isn't right IMHO and clearly violates the spirit of the 4th ammendment

Don't get me wrong, I get the necessity of the whole international surveilance thing, but the domestic spying is what really has my undies in a bunch and has since 2006.
 
2013-07-08 04:16:23 PM  
"You're either with us or against us."

I guess Brazil has chosen. The axis of evil gets bigger every week.
 
2013-07-08 04:17:48 PM  

spentshells: vpb: bluenovaman: How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?

I think some evidence of actual wrongdoing would need to come out.  So far, bullshiat is all that has come out, although some people are desperately trying to spin it into a scandal.

Warrantless surveillance of US citizens is illegal fella that's actually the point. Holy O fark man where do you get your news, fark?


This article is about Brazil, not US citizens.
 
2013-07-08 04:42:56 PM  

bluenovaman: Don't get me wrong, I get the necessity of the whole international surveilance thing, but the domestic spying is what really has my undies in a bunch and has since 2006.


I'm calling BS.  Snowden just released information about our domestic surveillance activity.  There is no way no one knew about it until this messiah brought us the word.  Without that hero we wouldn't know these things.
 
2013-07-08 04:45:39 PM  
This is so much "in your face" for the people who said not enough people are against these programs.

Now you have a brazilian people objecting to it.
 
2013-07-08 04:48:33 PM  
On a more serious note, this kind of information just gives me flashbacks of "You want the truth?! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!"


/hopefully we'll get the people in charge taken away in handcuffs some day
 
rka
2013-07-08 08:32:34 PM  

spentshells: vpb: bluenovaman: How much bullshiat has to come out before these programs are decommissioned?

I think some evidence of actual wrongdoing would need to come out.  So far, bullshiat is all that has come out, although some people are desperately trying to spin it into a scandal.

Warrantless surveillance of US citizens is illegal fella that's actually the point. Holy O fark man where do you get your news, fark?


But 9 out of 10 Fark/Reddit stories are about how some foreign government is pissed at the US for spying on them.

You're not going to raise the collective American outrage over this by continually letting the narrative lapse into talk about how our spies spy on other governments. That's exactly what we pay them to do.

Seriously, Americans don't care that non-Americans are outraged by being spied on. Americans don't think about foreigners at all as a rule.

Try another approach is what I'm saying.
 
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