Posts Categorized: NSA Wiretap’s

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A Brave New World of Surveillance and Erosion of Privacy?

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Aside from fears of government intrusion into the private lives of ordinary citizens, what about intrusion from the private business sector of telecoms, internet apps companies, credit card services, and private data aggregators?

I finally took time out to watch the 2002 film “Minority Report“.

Within the movie, which takes place in something like 2056, iris-recognition technology is fully integrated into society:

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Hero Or Traitor

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Hero Or Traitor Edward Snowden is on the run for his life. He was being asked to perform a job he considered illegal, immoral, and un-American. Supposedly, he lost faith in the leader for whom young people, Leftist Ideologues, and Useful Idiots have placed so much faith. Yet, he knew our Nobel Peace Prize winning… Read more »

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PRISM and the Hypocrisy from the Left

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So it’s been over a week since the NSA leak came about and I figured I would weigh in. I don’t laud Snowden as some kind of hero, just as I did not laud Julian Assange. Both of them are narcissistic fools. These leaks endanger all of us because the war on terror is NOT… Read more »

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The Government As A Jealous Girlfriend [Reader Post]

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Now I actually found this fairly amusing. This administration has definitely opened itself up to mockery even though the subject matter itself is in fact far from funny. But on the other hand, you almost have to laugh to keep oneself from sinking into a chronic depression or catatonic state as the ‘land of the… Read more »

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Accept or Change [Reader Post]

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Upon hearing about the latest “gate,” I thought “will this be the damning evidence that shows our Government is broken beyond repair?” The inevitable has been reached and the tin-foil hat and black helicopter crew have much more credibility. With this in mind what are my options in what the Democrats used to phrase as… Read more »

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Liberty, Security, Safety, Privacy, Big Brother, and the Concept of the Common Good [Reader Post]

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The outrage is palpable and the sudden realization by the average American that they really, truly are now living in a Orwellian surveillance state has been an eye-opening experience for many across the fruited plain. The once mocked conspiracy theories of the all-knowing Big Brother state has shown itself to be far more of an… Read more »

Obama 2009: "For a long time there's been too much secrecy in this city"

Obama 2009: “For a long time there’s been too much secrecy in this city”

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It’s eerie. Absolutely eerie. It’s like Nolan knew. It’s called PRISM. In the TV show, it’s called The Machine. Revelations are erupting faster than can be kept count. All your data belong to us. Facebook, Google, Apple. Obama gets it all. The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook,… Read more »

Where Left and Right Meet on Both Sides of the Debate

Where Left and Right Meet on Both Sides of the Debate

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Is there a tradeoff between civil liberties and national security? Sure. But have we crossed a threshold where we deserve neither? I don’t see it.

But I do see those who would sacrifice national security for civil liberties, will have neither.

Hugh Hewit’s conclusion this morning:

These “big stories” kill innocent people by alerting terrorists to the perils of their methods of communication. They did so when W was president and they do so now that Obama is president. Conservatives at least ought to know this, and condemn the “reporters” who are just conveyor belts of classified information.

How Bush paved the way for Obama to get Bin Laden and why NY Times reporters should already be imprisoned

How Bush paved the way for Obama to get Bin Laden and why NY Times reporters should already be imprisoned

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There is talk about Fox News reporter James Rosen being named as a co-conspirator for the crime of being a journalist. A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal “co-conspirator” for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information — in a leak case that takes the… Read more »

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Is President Obama Breeding More Terrorists?

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“My position has always been clear: If you’ve got a terrorist, take him out. Anybody who was involved in 9/11, take ‘em out.”
-Barack Obama

Not everyone on the left were fooled into pulling the lever for Obama in 2008, as the anti-war candidate who would end the war(s) and bring our troops home. Yet pull the lever they did when the alternative was John McCain (although if it were Ron Paul in ’08, perhaps the Code Pink vote would have gone to the GOP). Some on the anti-war left read between the lines of Senator Obama’s rhetoric, yet were willing to take a gamble on “hope and change” after 8 years of “Bush’s wars”.

But now that they’ve experienced almost 4 years of an Obama presidency in action, how much has actually changed and how much has stayed the course?