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

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  •  Quite concerned, though, about the suggestion (2+ / 0-)
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    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-)
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    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-)
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    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.

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