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  •  arizonablue (4+ / 0-)

    in a nutshell:

    knowledge is power
    power corrupts
    absolute power corrupts absolutely

    there are almost as many aspects of this are there are data bits already stored (that's probably hyperbole), so parsing these strings will take very fine minds working through the courts and through Congress.   Kyril has had a couple of diaries on grassroots efforts, i'll link to them if you're interested.

    this genie, The Patriot Act, is not going back in the bottle without massive pushback.  corporations have access to our metadata and as we saw with Narwhal, PBO's campaign database, there aren't even laws on the books to deal with the kind of information that's already out there.  how that information is compiled and used is a mystery to most of us.

    i am one who fought against the Patriot Act initially and then gave up.  (Shock Doctrine effect)  it seemed too overwhelming and it was.  i'm very glad for the first time in a long time this is back in the spotlight.  but i have no idea how long it will last or if there will be anymore pushback than there was with GWB.

    we have to get our acts together and work together.
    brb with links to Kyril's diaries.

    "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

    by kj in missouri on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:32:42 PM PDT

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