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  •  Do we think that government doesn't (0+ / 0-)

    already "follow" us from cradle to grave?  We have social security numbers and social security data is already gathered - every job we have, so every period of unemployment, our salary (or wage if you prefer), etc.  How about our IRS data?  How about every timeyou buy something at any store nowadays - what you bought, what you paid, etc.  We have no privacy, friends.  Long gone.

    •  My point is that Social Security Numbers (2+ / 0-)
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      LarryNM, dilutedviking

      don't determine ones destiny except to guarantee that you will have some money in your old age to keep poverty at bay. As for what we buy in stores, private corporations track that information which has little or nothing to do with government.

      The issue here isn't privacy, but the fact that private corporations are using government and the lives of its citizens to suit the corporations' own ends (profit). Privacy is another matter and another argument.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 08:31:02 AM PDT

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