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  •  wow, that's depressing! (8+ / 0-)

    I wonder if it's because people don't realize the extent, think it doesn't apply to them, or because they really are just okay with having no privacy. Or some other reason I wouldn't understand.

    Restore the Fourth.

    Maybe just maybe our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - John Lewis

    by bluesheep on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 01:09:10 PM PDT

    •  First they came for the socialists (3+ / 0-)
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         but I didn't speak out because I'm not a socialist.

          Then they came for the unions,
          but I didn't speak out because I'm not in a union.

          Then they came for the Jews,
          but I didn't speak out because I'm not a Jew.

          Then they came for me,
          but there was no one left to speak for me.

      .

      We're all Germans now.

    •  or because they been misled (4+ / 0-)
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      kyril, Dallasdoc, CroneWit, bluesheep

      you keep hearing the administration denying over and over that they did nothing wrong and then the media parrots them.  people then start believing nothing is wrong.  classic misinformation campaign.  nothing to see here,  lets move on o son juicy scandal.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:22:40 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, the criminal disinformation campaign (3+ / 0-)
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        by the Obama administration has been fairly effective.

        It's not going to work forever.  Congressmen are beginning to realize that they've been lied to.  And this matters for Congressmen, because the easiest thing to use the unconstitutional NSA spying for... is to sabotage Congressional campaigns by leaking information obtained via illegal spying.

        •  I agree that Congress does not like (0+ / 0-)

          for exactly the reasons you state.  The possibilities of political abuse are mind boggling. I wonder though if Congress can openly discuss this with the public?  In many cases, they are sworn to secrecy.  I would hope that they would break the "gag order" and reveal gross misconduct.  And then we have the GOP clown show headed by Issa which spends all it's time hyperventilating about nonsense.

          "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

          by noofsh on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 03:04:07 PM PDT

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