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  •  Government lawyers do fatuous very well (4+ / 0-)
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    nailbender, PeterHug, Wolf10, lotlizard

    Look no further than legalized torture and wars based on twisted information. The NSA can look you straight in the eye and say "We do not read or listen to anyone's conversation w/o a court order. The only thing we analyze is metadata."

    The 4th needs to be redefined in light of today's technology.
     "It Depends on what the meaning of the word is is."

    the NSA computers are being operated by government employees whose actions are tightly circumscribed by the US Constitution.
    Most of the people working for the NSA are doing
    so under contract from corporations such as Booz Allen, Boeing, Computer Sciences Corporation, CACI International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM and a hundred others.

    Just look at Snowden's employer: Booz Allen.

    I defy you to see daylight between government and corporations when it comes to the massive surveillance industry. The line is also blurred between contracted mercenaries and soldiers. The standards under which each must function are much different even though they share the same master and in many cases the same job.

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