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  •  Totally false equivalencies (1+ / 0-)
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    Joieau

    When you get a ticket or buy a house that creates a public record. Public records are, well, public.

    P.S. Buying a house creates a DEED that is registered with some local government that takes care of land.

    P.P.S. Getting a ticket won't generate 15 letters from lawyers but getting arrested will.

    So basically your real problem is that you don't understand the difference between public and private.

    Here's some types of private data that the NSA has no business saving or viewing (without a specific warrant):
    1. The breakup conversation you had with your girlfriend where you cried like a baby.
    2. Your emailed confirmation from Walgreens telling you your prescription for Lithium is ready to be picked up.
    3. The texts between you and that hot chick down the hall at work.

    And the problem is that the NSA has ALL of that now, whether you like it or not. No warrant needed, or so they tell us, because some secret law was made by a secret judge who said it okay.

    What could go wrong?

    •  Just a couple corrections. (0+ / 0-)
      P.P.S. Getting a ticket won't generate 15 letters from lawyers but getting arrested will.
      In North Carolina, YES it WILL. Yes, it does.
      1. The breakup conversation you had with your girlfriend where you cried like a baby.
      The NSA isn't tapping your phone line without a warrant.
      And the problem is that the NSA has ALL of that now, whether you like it or not. No warrant needed, or so they tell us, because some secret law was made by a secret judge who said it okay.
      No, not all and none of it can be accessed without a warrant. Before PRISM I had already knew that if I'm suspected of committing a crime, even local law enforcement could access ALL that information anyway. All they need is a warrant. I don't see a big change here.

      Please proceed, Governor.

      by USArmyParatrooper on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 11:09:35 PM PDT

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      •  you understand that (1+ / 0-)
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        Joieau

        many of our complaints are about the "warrantless" nature of much of this info gathering, right?

        I wish I could share your belief in an upright government who ever and only goes after "bad guys" as the majority would define them. But that's not true, at all.

        •  A waste of time arguing with that one (1+ / 0-)
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          Joieau

          He's very ill-informed on a lot of different counts and totally unafraid of spreading his ignorance around as gospel.

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