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  •  Ugh (0+ / 0-)
    That means every single time you text on your cell phone. Every single time you call a friend. Every single time you surf the web. Every single time you post to DKos.
       It's being recorded every single time.
    God damn it this is enraging. And I don't mean the content. I mean the conflating of the real issues (which are important) with this ridiculous hyperbole.

    I'm more likely to tune out completely because so many damn articles and diaries like this one are so over the top and wrong.

    •  Please point out the parts that you consider wrong (2+ / 0-)
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      greenearth, DeadHead

      Seriously.

      I am trying to keep a level head about all of these stories, even though I consider many of them to be very troubling.

      I was about to be okay with the metadata collection -- I could see the value of quickly running a search query to see whom else might be involved, then getting the warrant for the entire group rather than one at a time. Then the "all your content" story broke (Prizm), and today there is another story about collecting all the content of the calls.

      At some point, it stops being reasonable tools in the security field and becomes a massive breach of the 4th Amendment, plus an open invitation to abuse and mischief.

      So, please help me understand which parts of the post you consider hyperbole.

      Bruce in Louisville
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      by bmaples on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 07:33:47 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you for reminding us (2+ / 0-)
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      that what we view as an important issue is actually not important, but what you view as important clearly is. I bow before your superior judgement.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:58:43 PM PDT

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    •  Third diary I've seen so far in which (0+ / 0-)

      you have offered little more than, "This is wrong! So there!" in rebuttal.

      I remain.......unimpressed.

      Perhaps a lack of oxygen to the brain due to all that yawning?




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 12:25:54 AM PDT

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