Skip to main content

Matt Wuerker
(Click for larger image)

Originally posted to Comics on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 02:50 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Quite concerned, though, about the suggestion (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Crashing Vor, geez53

    that such private phone data should be obtained and held by local phone companies.

    Our local phone and power company is the entity I fear most of having access to this information. Well, maybe they already do...but for now, they can't let on yet.

    Local utility companies are the ultimate in corporate bullying over private citizenship. Pork barrel politicians all and not averse to saying whatever to get their way.

    Much more comfortable with NSA and centralized federal government in charge of this information...if anyone must.

  •  He sees you when you're sleeping... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    geez53, JeffW

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 03:29:01 PM PST

  •  South Park had a funny version of this..... (0+ / 0-)

    NSA had Santa wired to their super computer main frame to act as the ultimate Threat/No Threat filter.

    But the funnier premise was "Shitter", the latest version of Twitter. Probes are attached to your brain so that every thought fart goes straight to the intertubes without typing. Difference of convenience i guess.

    21st Century America: The distracted, superficial perception of a virtual reality. Gettov Milawn

    by geez53 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 04:37:43 PM PST

  •  The NSA doesn't need to monitor phone calls (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Egalitare

    We will gladly tell them everything they want to know on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Reddit, etc.

  •  Senate GOP is naughty (as in childishly so): (0+ / 0-)
    "The Senate will vote through the weekend on pending nominations that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would like to see completed before Christmas -- just don't expect most Republicans to be there for it," Roll Call reports.

     "Many GOP senators, still bristling from the rules changes enabling Democrats to proceed on said nominees, are planning to hit the exits for Christmas after Thursday night's 11:15 defense bill vote. In the minds of these members, as long as one of their colleagues hangs behind to block consent requests from Democrats that would allow everyone regardless of party to go home, they apparently are cool skipping votes they have no power to defeat."

    A classic example of a temper tantrum. They can't stop work so they'll hold their breath (with one person, one of GOP women senators?) sent to do the dirty work so the boys can go on holiday.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site