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  •  The NSA is being sued. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Now you have made my NSA monitor sad. (4+ / 0-)

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:12:32 AM PDT

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      •  That's okay. No way our court system (1+ / 0-)
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        will get in the way of the NSA.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:19:54 AM PDT

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      •  Not to worry. NSA knew they were being sued (2+ / 0-)
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        and by whom well before it was made public. BTW, they found some interesting background information on the plaintiffs that may be pertinent to the lawsuit.

      •  It's fun to pretend someone finds any of us (1+ / 0-)
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        that threatening.  Sadly, we're not even censored in China.  

        •  Very few here are "threatening" - at this time (0+ / 0-)

          But there are some here that warrant watching. We don't want events to get out of hand (such as another OWS) and escalate to the violence we've seen in other nations. It is within blogs such as DKos where some of these ideas can be nurtured and fomented so it's best to keep an eye on them.

          Forewarned is forearmed. The security of the state is paramount for the safety of the people, especially during times of economic stress.

          •  Then there's paranoia (1+ / 0-)
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            that the government is collecting all this information and somehow using it against us. We'd need to employ half the population of the US just to collate it into some sort of usable database, and the other half to analyze it.
            You've got several different private companies tracking your information as well- like the so-called petitions everyone signs that are used for donor information and email lists.
            If you're worried about privacy, hanging out on a well known liberal blog isn't exactly the way to go about it.

            “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

            by skohayes on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 10:49:40 AM PDT

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            •  "Collect it all" - never know when it will come (0+ / 0-)

              in handy.

              BTW, who still believes the post 9/11 surveillance/security state is just about terrorism? We are talking about hundreds of billions of dollars and some of the greatest insults to the rule of law and the constitution since the founding of America.

              If you're worried about privacy, hanging out on a well known liberal blog isn't exactly the way to go about it.
              Wouldn't one be more concerned about hanging out at a militant right-wing blog. I would expect that the US government would be very supportive of liberal blogs.

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