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(Guardian)   Australia pleaded with the NSA to help them spy on Australian citizens   (theguardian.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, NSA, Australians, Australian citizens, Americans, Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Edward Snowden, AQAP, Glenn Greenwald  
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2014-05-13 11:02:53 PM  
They were working up to spying on the deadly animals.
 
2014-05-14 12:18:58 AM  
Control + F "echelon".

Hmm, no hits. Weird.
 
2014-05-14 12:27:22 AM  
I work for the NSA so I'm getting a kick out of all these deleted replies.
 
2014-05-14 12:48:50 AM  
♫ Spy me Qaida-roos down, Sam, spy me Qaida-roos down... ♫
 
2014-05-14 02:29:13 AM  
I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.
 
2014-05-14 03:24:02 AM  

Solid State Vittles: I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.


Richtig

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2014-05-14 03:29:49 AM  
And who doesn't need a little help spying on citizens?

Especially after the Staatssicherheit was disbanded.
 
2014-05-14 03:34:31 AM  
Good. Coz there's a lot of Wahibi wackjobs living here, spreading their hate.
 
2014-05-14 03:41:47 AM  
Well really, when the enemy can drop a bear down your britches at a moment's notice, I'd ask the NSA to do my dirty work too.
 
2014-05-14 04:33:05 AM  
congratulations America. You're now the go-to-guy when a country wants  to spy on their citizens.

usa. usa usa usa usa usa
 
2014-05-14 04:46:04 AM  
What else would you expect from the country that brought us Hitler?
 
2014-05-14 05:03:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Well really, when the enemy can drop a bear down your britches at a moment's notice, I'd ask the NSA to do my dirty work too.


I don't think the bears have been introduced to Australia yet.

It might help.

/Camels, Cats, rabbits, goats... it's all bear food.
 
2014-05-14 05:05:21 AM  

Solid State Vittles: I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.


SpdrJay: What else would you expect from the country that brought us Hitler?


Apologies for the slight threadjack, but with all the "Hitler" comments I feel compelled to copy'n'paste a comment I made from the Siouxper Drunk post from yesterday....

Late to the party, but in Australia we're regularly referred to as convicts or snide derivations thereof eg. "what do you expect from a country founded by thieves?" etc. But slave and master servers, anyone? Quick, somebody call the racist waaahbulance!

Personally, I find a convict jibe COMPLETELY inoffensive, rather quaint, borderline cool. In fact, now it's pretty much a considered badge of honour if you can trace a line of your family tree back to a convict.

There was a metric shiat-ton of free white settlers compared to convicts, which is another reason to be all "waaah racist!" if one is so inclined. Which white Australians aren't. To a man.

Let's not forget the popular Farkism where Hitler was born in Australia and snide derivations thereof. I'd bet you my left plum that if there were "Hitler was an African American" jokes doing the rounds the NAACP shakedown merchants would be in a frothing rage if it was to be uttered in a public forum.

Lighten the fark up, black, swarthy, and slanty-eyed people. Jesus.
 
2014-05-14 05:05:42 AM  
Hope and change
 
2014-05-14 06:08:32 AM  
Most terror suspects aren't citizens here, because we're not the USA, we ship them to a worse place than they came from instead of let them go about their lives which is why we don't have bombings and 9/11 LOL enjoy your terrorism
 
2014-05-14 07:01:53 AM  
More stolen material from the traitor on the lam.
 
2014-05-14 07:26:42 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: congratulations America. You're now the go-to-guy when a country wants  to spy on their citizens.

usa. usa usa usa usa usa


Actually, being part of the UKUSA pact for decades, it's expected.

For those not in the know, ever since WWII (when it was called BRUSA), the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, pretty much all of the anglophone countries, cooperate very closely when it comes to signals intelligence.  It's a closer relationship than we have with the non-English speaking NATO countries.

So, well, umm,  *DUH*.
 
2014-05-14 07:44:17 AM  

sethstorm: More stolen material from the traitor on the lam.


Is Dick Cheney on the lam?!
 
2014-05-14 07:56:37 AM  

sethstorm: More stolen material from the traitor on the lam.


The traitors aren't the ones on the lam.
 
2014-05-14 08:45:40 AM  
 
2014-05-14 08:51:40 AM  

Big Ramifications: Solid State Vittles: I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.

SpdrJay: What else would you expect from the country that brought us Hitler?

Apologies for the slight threadjack, but with all the "Hitler" comments I feel compelled to copy'n'paste a comment I made from the Siouxper Drunk post from yesterday....

Late to the party, but in Australia we're regularly referred to as convicts or snide derivations thereof eg. "what do you expect from a country founded by thieves?" etc. But slave and master servers, anyone? Quick, somebody call the racist waaahbulance!

Personally, I find a convict jibe COMPLETELY inoffensive, rather quaint, borderline cool. In fact, now it's pretty much a considered badge of honour if you can trace a line of your family tree back to a convict.

There was a metric shiat-ton of free white settlers compared to convicts, which is another reason to be all "waaah racist!" if one is so inclined. Which white Australians aren't. To a man.

Let's not forget the popular Farkism where Hitler was born in Australia and snide derivations thereof. I'd bet you my left plum that if there were "Hitler was an African American" jokes doing the rounds the NAACP shakedown merchants would be in a frothing rage if it was to be uttered in a public forum.

Lighten the fark up, black, swarthy, and slanty-eyed people. Jesus.


You know who ELSE liked making long speeches?
 
2014-05-14 11:05:39 AM  
 
2014-05-14 11:12:37 AM  
The sad truth is that, despite all the talk, all western countries are in on the spying-on-citizens game, and they're in it together.
 
2014-05-14 11:23:15 AM  

menschenfresser: The sad truth is that, despite all the talk, all western countries are in on the spying-on-citizens game, and they're in it together.


I wouldn't limit it to "western countries".

It's pretty much all countries, to one extent or another, with the differences attributable not to ideology, but to their ability to pay for it.
 
2014-05-14 12:10:19 PM  
Not news, the U S has had an ' intelligence gathering facility ' at Pine Gap, Western Australia, for nearly 40 years. It wasn't put there just to count the bunyips.

Fear not, Australia is such a good friend of the USA that it took our gov't  five years of grovelling to get two innocent Aussies out of Gitmo.

A U S military lawyer who worked for one of the Aussies now lives the good life down under, too.
 
2014-05-14 12:16:46 PM  

Thunderbox: Not news, the U S has had an ' intelligence gathering facility ' at Pine Gap, Western Australia, for nearly 40 years. It wasn't put there just to count the bunyips.

Fear not, Australia is such a good friend of the USA that it took our gov't  five years of grovelling to get two innocent Aussies out of Gitmo.

A U S military lawyer who worked for one of the Aussies now lives the good life down under, too.


Just please keep in mind that a country's citizens do not necessarily agree with or support the actions of their government. Some of us don't like that spying business going on here, let alone in other countries. I can only speak for myself but most of the people I know feel a strong cultural affinity with Australia due to our shared ancestry and language. I don't think any of us approve of this sort of shenanigans, especially not with countries that are our friends.
 
2014-05-14 01:54:24 PM  

SpdrJay: Big Ramifications: Solid State Vittles: I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.

SpdrJay: What else would you expect from the country that brought us Hitler?

Apologies for the slight threadjack, but with all the "Hitler" comments I feel compelled to copy'n'paste a comment I made from the Siouxper Drunk post from yesterday....

Late to the party, but in Australia we're regularly referred to as convicts or snide derivations thereof eg. "what do you expect from a country founded by thieves?" etc. But slave and master servers, anyone? Quick, somebody call the racist waaahbulance!

Personally, I find a convict jibe COMPLETELY inoffensive, rather quaint, borderline cool. In fact, now it's pretty much a considered badge of honour if you can trace a line of your family tree back to a convict.

There was a metric shiat-ton of free white settlers compared to convicts, which is another reason to be all "waaah racist!" if one is so inclined. Which white Australians aren't. To a man.

Let's not forget the popular Farkism where Hitler was born in Australia and snide derivations thereof. I'd bet you my left plum that if there were "Hitler was an African American" jokes doing the rounds the NAACP shakedown merchants would be in a frothing rage if it was to be uttered in a public forum.

Lighten the fark up, black, swarthy, and slanty-eyed people. Jesus.

You know who ELSE liked making long speeches?


Classic!
 
2014-05-14 05:09:34 PM  

Public Savant: sethstorm: More stolen material from the traitor on the lam.

Is Dick Cheney on the lam?!


Only if that's Edward Snowden's new name.
 
2014-05-14 07:05:05 PM  

Big Ramifications: Solid State Vittles: I can't really blame them. Waldheim, Hitler, Schwarzenegger, and Rolf from "Sound of Music" all came from there. They should be spied on.

SpdrJay: What else would you expect from the country that brought us Hitler?

Apologies for the slight threadjack, but with all the "Hitler" comments I feel compelled to copy'n'paste a comment I made from the Siouxper Drunk post from yesterday....

Late to the party, but in Australia we're regularly referred to as convicts or snide derivations thereof eg. "what do you expect from a country founded by thieves?" etc. But slave and master servers, anyone? Quick, somebody call the racist waaahbulance!

Personally, I find a convict jibe COMPLETELY inoffensive, rather quaint, borderline cool. In fact, now it's pretty much a considered badge of honour if you can trace a line of your family tree back to a convict.

There was a metric shiat-ton of free white settlers compared to convicts, which is another reason to be all "waaah racist!" if one is so inclined. Which white Australians aren't. To a man.

Let's not forget the popular Farkism where Hitler was born in Australia and snide derivations thereof. I'd bet you my left plum that if there were "Hitler was an African American" jokes doing the rounds the NAACP shakedown merchants would be in a frothing rage if it was to be uttered in a public forum.

Lighten the fark up, black, swarthy, and slanty-eyed people. Jesus.


How could it even possibly be considered racist since convict is not a race? Apart from the indigenous population everyone back then was white whether they were a convict or not.
 
2014-05-14 07:11:58 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ Spy me Qaida-roos down, Sam, spy me Qaida-roos down... ♫


Tie me Kangaroo Down was recorded by Rolf Harris who is famous all over again for another reason.

Rolf Harris said 'two to tango' over abuse claim, girl's brother says

This makes me wonder what he had in mind for that poor kangaroo once he had it tied down.
 
2014-05-14 08:41:49 PM  

menschenfresser: Thunderbox: Not news, the U S has had an ' intelligence gathering facility ' at Pine Gap, Western Australia, for nearly 40 years. It wasn't put there just to count the bunyips.

Fear not, Australia is such a good friend of the USA that it took our gov't  five years of grovelling to get two innocent Aussies out of Gitmo.

A U S military lawyer who worked for one of the Aussies now lives the good life down under, too.

Just please keep in mind that a country's citizens do not necessarily agree with or support the actions of their government. Some of us don't like that spying business going on here, let alone in other countries. I can only speak for myself but most of the people I know feel a strong cultural affinity with Australia due to our shared ancestry and language. I don't think any of us approve of this sort of shenanigans, especially not with countries that are our friend.

My input was mostly about my gov't's subservience to the U S

gov't. Our lifestyles are so similar that some Aussies call Australia the 51st State of the Union. We have the same two right wing political parties, we shop in malls, we drive the same vehicles, we've adopted most of the U S domestic laws.

When Bush said, " You're either with us or against us " while preparing to invade Iraq, polls showed that 80% of Aussies were against sending troops to the Middle East, but our gov't sent troops to that ongoing disaster anyway, as we did in Vietnam and Korea.
 
2014-05-14 11:44:12 PM  

kg2095: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ Spy me Qaida-roos down, Sam, spy me Qaida-roos down... ♫

Tie me Kangaroo Down was recorded by Rolf Harris who is famous all over again for another reason.

Rolf Harris said 'two to tango' over abuse claim, girl's brother says

This makes me wonder what he had in mind for that poor kangaroo once he had it tied down.


Sport.
 
2014-05-15 11:22:19 AM  
We are currently in the middle of a long inquiry into child abuse across the country, Victims who were once silenced by fear now have a voice, people from all walks of life have been exposed as molesters, and there's more to come.
 
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