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  •  Ever since the Bush administration (12+ / 0-)

    pushed the Patriot Act through congress a few years ago, I've always just assumed the gov't was listening to phone calls and gathering e-mails.

    It wasn't right then (Bush administration), and it's not right now (Obama administration), but I'm not surprised by it.

    ------"Load up on guns, bring your friends. It's fun to lose and to pretend."------- Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 09:10:33 PM PDT

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    •  They have been doing this from at least the 80's (3+ / 0-)
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      Beyond that for the last 30 years there has been no such thing as privacy. Particularly now n days.

      Remember the internet does not forget, and everything is on the internet. There are no actions people can take without there being an electronic trace. No actions period.  

      •  Though it is a more intricate web now, (1+ / 0-)
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        I think it started in the Nixon era. Little pup Karl Rove cut his political teeth under the tutlelage of the criminal Jeb Magruder at CREEP. Their mission - data mining. Those were the seminal years.
        We recall that anything their fearless leader did was not a crime. Why, the fearless leader himself told us so. His thinking was not much different than any fearless leader that has followed in such matters.

    •  FISA (1+ / 0-)
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      Wiki entry:

      The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA" Pub.L. 95–511, 92 Stat. 1783, 50 U.S.C. ch. 36) is a United States law which prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" (which may include American citizens and permanent residents suspected of espionage or terrorism).[1] The law does not apply outside the United States. The law has been repeatedly amended since the September 11 attacks.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00:04 PM PDT

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