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(Huffington Post)   SCOTUS admits, sadly, that they're probably gonna have to decide just how constitutional your right to privacy really is   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court, NSA, Ginsberg, Edward Snowden, National Press, constitutions  
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2014-04-18 10:24:06 AM  
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Tarl3k: Weaver95: right - our 4th and 5th amendments are to be as narrowly construed as is humanly possible.  meanwhile, we expand the reach and privilege of government while limiting the ability of citizens to legally protest/petition for redress.  bonus points for curtailing oversight and limiting public commentary - hells, lets just make the whole thing classified and beat the ever loving shiat outta anyone who blows the whistle on just how invasive we really are towards innocent civilians.

And then we will all finally be free..

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I swear I will never tire of this meme!
2014-04-18 09:14:34 AM  
2 votes:
Good News Everyone, the modern Supreme Court has decided that only corporations have a right to privacy.
2014-04-18 12:43:13 PM  
1 vote:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Jaymark108: I agree with the justices in the article.  They know very little about cutting edge technology and its vast implications, yet they are the ones making arbitrary decisions about whether or not vacuuming up enormous quantities of data on citizens not accused of a crime is reasonable.  I appreciate that they feel nervous about deciding it.

But when it comes right down to it, it has nothing to do with technology, and everything to do with whether  it violates your rights. It's very simple. Don't over-complicate it. Either the government has the right to sniff your ass without reasonable suspicion, or it doesn't. In the past, it didn't.


Though you may have dealt it, you would no longer have exclusive rights under the smelt-it clause.
2014-04-18 12:36:18 PM  
1 vote:

Linux_Yes: in 'murica, deciding What is Constitutional or not is whatever Big Business/the Richest 2% decide it is.  (seeing as how they own the surpreme court)

what the Sheeple think is irrelevant.


and they'll call that Democracy.  and the Sheeple will believe it.


Must I post this again?  Yep.  Because it's PURE TRUTH (despite coming from a scifi show).

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"The mega-corporations have been running things for years.  We just don't show ourselves because people wouldn't understand.  So we let them think they still have a voice."
-William Edgars, Babylon 5:  "The Exercise of Vital Powers"
2014-04-18 11:53:28 AM  
1 vote:
Perhaps this handy flowchart will help (this is a first version):


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2014-04-18 10:14:38 AM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: right - our 4th and 5th amendments are to be as narrowly construed as is humanly possible.  meanwhile, we expand the reach and privilege of government while limiting the ability of citizens to legally protest/petition for redress.  bonus points for curtailing oversight and limiting public commentary - hells, lets just make the whole thing classified and beat the ever loving shiat outta anyone who blows the whistle on just how invasive we really are towards innocent civilians.

And then we will all finally be free..


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2014-04-18 09:50:58 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: If you're not doing anything wrong, you shouldn't have to worry about privacy. The only Amendment that counts is the 2nd. Yeee hawww!


But you shouldn't be on any lists that tell people you're using the 2nd amendment.  That's an invasion of privacy.
2014-04-18 09:40:33 AM  
1 vote:

I_Am_Weasel: That's pretty slick for a group that doesn't allow cameras in the room, infringing on their privacy.


It's almost like putting a camera on someone changes how they act, which is always something you want in a judge.
2014-04-18 09:39:09 AM  
1 vote:
That's pretty slick for a group that doesn't allow cameras in the room, infringing on their privacy.
2014-04-18 09:34:07 AM  
1 vote:
"Rights" don't exist.  They're a philosophical construct.
George Carlin understood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hWiBt-pqp0E #t =257
2014-04-18 09:28:40 AM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: What I fear is that, regardless of rulings, it will continue and just be more covert and thorough.  NSA's not going to just throw up its hands and say, "OK, you got us!"


Ask Putin to send Snowden back, you know, when he's not throwing softball questions to a dictator on Russian TV to prove how evil America is.
2014-04-18 09:22:25 AM  
1 vote:

vpb: Weaver95: oh that's easy - we don't HAVE a right to privacy.  this country has been not so quietly eroding the 4th and 5th amendments for quite some time now.  we should just man up and invalidate 'em.  at least then we'd be honest about the direction we've been taking for the past 40 odd years.  once we get rid of those two pesky amendments, then we can work on getting rid of the 1st and 2nd.  then everyone will be happy!  we'll all have the government and society we said we've wanted for years.

No, they just aren't absolute and unlimited.  They never were. they're just like any other right.


right - our 4th and 5th amendments are to be as narrowly construed as is humanly possible.  meanwhile, we expand the reach and privilege of government while limiting the ability of citizens to legally protest/petition for redress.  bonus points for curtailing oversight and limiting public commentary - hells, lets just make the whole thing classified and beat the ever loving shiat outta anyone who blows the whistle on just how invasive we really are towards innocent civilians.

And then we will all finally be free....
2014-04-18 09:20:56 AM  
1 vote:
Full text of constitution, ctrl-F "privacy"
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