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View Diary: Domestic Spying is NOT About Terrorism. It is About Dissent UPDATED (152 comments)

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  •  We don't know.... (none)
    because they won't tell us.  Since they are doing super-secret surveillance and concealing that fact from Congress and the public at large, I say let loose with the most outrageous suspicions you have about what they may be doing, what motivates them, and how illegal it is.  Make them disprove those accusations through proof of the scope, purpose, and limits (if any) on their allegedly legitimate activities.  They'll never have to come clean and defend their conduct if we give them any benefit of the doubt.

    Can money pay for all the days I lived awake/ But half asleep?

    by milton333 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 08:25:50 AM PST

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    •  I hear you (none)
      I certainly do not mean to give the Bush admin the benefit of ANY doubt, and I think it is useful to theorize about what we do not know.  But I feel more comfortable, from an intellectual standpoint, in noting when something is a fact and something is a theory (logical, common-sense based though the theory may be).  That doesn't mean the theory is irrelevant and it certainly doesn't mean the theory is wrong.  

      This may be too nuanced.  Hard to explain.  I just feel strongly about delineating between facts and theories (and this is not an evolution reference!  scientific theory is a different ballgame.  I am not an intelligent designer!!).  none of this means I do not strongly suspect that this diary is on the right track

      •  looks like more reason (none)
        to believe you guys are right--I saw something in NY Times about the administration spying on Greenpeace, PETA, other activist groups.  This is getting scarier and more disgusting as more details emerge about what this "administration" is doing

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