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  •  Were Denver Town Meeting Protesters Wiretapped? (none)
    Here's an interesting exercise called "Connecting the Dots."  

    Dot #1:

    Three Were Told to Leave Bush Town Meeting

    By Jim VandeHei
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, March 30, 2005; Page A04

    Three Denver residents yesterday charged that they were forcibly removed from one of President Bush's town meetings on Social Security because they displayed a bumper sticker on their car condemning the administration's Middle East policies.

    The three, all self-described progressives who oppose Bush's Social Security plan, said an unidentified official at an event in Denver last week forced them to leave before the president started to speak, even though they had done nothing disruptive, said their attorney, Dan Recht.

    Dot #2:
    FBI Papers Show Terror Inquiries Into PETA; Other Groups Tracked

    By Spencer S. Hsu
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, December 20, 2005; Page A11

    FBI counterterrorism investigators are monitoring domestic U.S. advocacy groups engaged in antiwar, environmental, civil rights and other causes, the American Civil Liberties Union charged yesterday as it released new FBI records that it said detail the extent of the activity.

    I wonder whether the three people opposing the Bush Social Security Destruction Plan spoke or sent e-mails about going to Bush's speech? Was the NSA listening without a warrant?  Did the FBI grab their e-mail correspondence using a "business records" warrant on their ISP?  Sure would be interesting to find out - assuming the ACLU is still around come 2006...

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