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  •  It's also been intereting to see (1+ / 0-)
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    the reaction abroad to NSA/Prism. The Europeans, especially, seem to have a discomfort level with having Americans scooping up their citizens' info because they are "foreign persons."

    Not too hard to understand.

    Alpacas spit if you annoy them. So don't do that.

    by alpaca farmer on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 06:30:33 AM PDT

    •  which begs the question (1+ / 0-)
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      what do their governments do?

      German State Government Accused of Spying on Citizens
      BY ANTONELLA NAPOLITANO | Friday, October 21 2011

      http://techpresident.com/...

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 06:55:41 AM PDT

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      •  Well, I assume (0+ / 0-)

        that most governments spy on their own citizens to some degree or another. I just found it interesting that the current justification for these programs seems to rely on the argument that we're not spying on ourselves, we're only spying on "foreigners" (eg. the Germans). The Germans, I'm guessing, don't regard themselves as foreigners.

        I'm not sure what the reaction would be to a discovery that the Germans were sweeping up Americans' info with the justification that the Americans are, after all, foreign persons.

        Alpacas spit if you annoy them. So don't do that.

        by alpaca farmer on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 07:15:01 AM PDT

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