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Blue Cross Blue Shield could easily know that I bought wine today.

Your insurance could easily know that you bought cigarettes.

A simple exchange of meta-data between Wal Mart and Blue Cross and they know.

They know.

There are video recordings of you everywhere. Everywhere you've been. Every time you've used your debit or credit card.

Hell. Give me a couple hours and I will use Google to find out who you are through your user account name.  I'll have your criminal record, work history, and sexual orientation in 24 hours.

Target, the retail store, knows you're pregnant before your family does.

Really?

We're shocked the NSA has access to what Verizon and Mark Zuckerberg have access to?

And it bothers us more that the NSA knows what Mark Zuckerberg does because Government Bad.

And we're bent out of shape because the Federal Government is using the same type of meta-data and algorithms the local supermarket uses to determine who gets a coupon for Tums?

It's really time to come back to the land of Where We've Been Living For The Past Decade: We're pissed because the Federal Government is getting for FREE what CORPORATIONS have to PAY FOR.

Snowden is a Hero. Snowden is a Traitor. Who fucking cares. Snowden is an idiot. Leaving his smoking hot, DEVOTED, pole dancing girlfriend to tells us what we already SHOULD HAVE KNOWN......that the Federal Government knows almost...ALMOST as much about us as MENARDS does.

So you know...save your goddamn shock and outrage.

The story here is that the Government knows about as much about you as McDonalds or Nike or Blue Cross Blue Shield. But......we all distrust the Government so....there's something even worse about that.

Wake up and smell the toast burning, folks. Your information is EVERYWHERE. Every asshole in a smelly T Shirt who gives a damn can find out about you for 75 cents. And Walmart. And Office Depot. And the serial killer next door.

Oh...and the Government, too.

And think of all the tyranny!

Because we all know that high tech internet intel has been a historical precedent for tyranny. God knows what the Nazis did with THEIR facebook and phone surveillance.

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