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    US government invokes special privilege...

    Officials use little-known 'military and state secrets privilege' as civil liberties lawyers try to hold administration to account..

    If it's all no BFD, they why is the govt. working so hard to avoid any scrutiny?  

    the Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide communications network, known as the Global Information Grid, to handle yottabytes...of data. (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude.)

    That's a whole lot of phone logs (& other misc. info...)  Yes, we know...

    "...the NSA secretly and illegally bypassed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was supposed to oversee and authorize highly targeted domestic eavesdropping; how the program allowed wholesale monitoring of millions of American phone calls and email..."

    But

    "...What wasn’t revealed until now, however, was the enormity of this ongoing domestic spying program....

    If it's no BFD, why are they so determined not to have a conversation about how with All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need being put into place, we should consider if...

    ...we're allowing ourselves to become a nation of men, not laws...
    and if so are we...
    "...counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils." ?  

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