Skip to main content

View Diary: Thousands of companies swap data with the NSA (247 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I know exactly what this is about. (0+ / 0-)

    It's yet another excuse for you to bitch about Obama.

    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:09:04 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  And you bring up Obama, not me (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Dianna

      You try to make it about the president, not me.

      I'm sure that's because I want to talk about the president.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:16:17 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Wow! You got me there! (0+ / 0-)

        Brilliant!

        Cannot compete with UR skillz.

        It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

        by Fishgrease on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:32:04 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  So you throw in some sarcasm (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Dianna, gjohnsit

          I have consistently made clear that this is not about Obama. You and other people who are intent on defending spying on the American public consistently scream about how people who oppose this only oppose it because they hate Obama. You just did exactly that.

          It's yet another excuse for you to bitch about Obama.
          No, it isn't. It's a serious fucking problem. It was a problem when we got the first inklings of how broad this stuff was, and when folks like me were called paranoid for saying that the government was spying on all Americans. But no, I just don't like the president.

          If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

          by AoT on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:43:45 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  It's not a serious fucking problem and 2 months (0+ / 0-)

            from now no one will give a crap about it.

            It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

            by Fishgrease on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:47:36 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  I disagree with the first part of that (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              Dianna

              The second I don't disagree with. Of course, that has nothing to do with the first.

              If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

              by AoT on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:54:57 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  The news media might forget (1+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                AoT

                but the people won't.
                    The news media will always get distracted by whatever Lindsey Lohan is doing and whatever is happening on Dances With The Stars, but people are going to remember this every time they log into their email. There are going to be a lot of dark jokes told about this years to come.

                  This isn't going to go away.
                The politicians won't want to talk about it. The news media will want to talk about something else. But everyone will remember every single day.

                “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

                by gjohnsit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:23:16 PM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  No. The people will forget. Already have. (0+ / 0-)

                  Unless you mean 5% of the population that includes you.

                  The story is nothing. Get over that or don't - it will change nothing.

                  It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

                  by Fishgrease on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39:11 AM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

            •  There has been outrage about this (0+ / 0-)

              for several years. The outraged is renewed with every new revelation.
                 If you think this is going away then you are going to be very disappointed.

                You may not understand why, but some people in this country still care about their freedoms.

              “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

              by gjohnsit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:19:39 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

          •  I'm starting to get the feeling (0+ / 0-)

            that some people here work in D.C. for the Obama Administration. They may not even disagree with you, but they feel it is their duty to protect the government policy no matter what it is.
                I could be wrong, but the inability of some of these people to see things in a non-partisan way tells me that they are waaayyy too close to the source.

            “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

            by gjohnsit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:17:56 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

    •  Which proves (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Dianna

      that you don't have a clue what this is about.

      It's yet another excuse for you to bitch about Obama.
      Thanks for playing.

      “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

      by gjohnsit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:18:38 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Nor do you. (0+ / 0-)

        Unless you've suddenly learned everything there is to know about the NSA.

        You're guessing, just like Greenwald did. Even the Guardian has walked back his fuckup of an article.

        It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

        by Fishgrease on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:24:16 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Wrong on several levels (0+ / 0-)

           First of all, you claim this is all about getting Obama, when in fact most of the outrage involved the same claims about the Bush Administration (that Obama has since carried out and expanded).
            Secondly, I find it extremely offensive that you can't honestly understand how someone can be outraged at having their civil rights violated. Are you really so partisan that you can't view an event in a non-partisan way?
            Finally, I don't need to know everything about the program when so much of it is beyond question. I don't need to know exactly how much they've spied on me. All I need to know is that they have.

          “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

          by gjohnsit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:05:36 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site