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The NSA disaster

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    Sorry, I didn't allow much time for my previous post to get around, but I noticed something obvious of the Democratic Hub web piece hosting this blogging. Look at the advertisement. All of a sudden I noticed "2014 Top Security Designs". I think that it is advertising Home Security products for of us living in fear of the terror groups developing an attack. I got a hearty laugh at this. I think someone is reading these postings and getting an opportunity to sell something. Am I stretching this too far? This is too much a cause and effect and someone using this an opportunity to make a few bucks.
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    They use GoogleAdwords which tailors the ads to your browsing history. I never see any ads on my iPad or desktop computer when I'm logged in. In fact I had forgotten there were ads here until you reminded me with this post!
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    One of the reasons why I won't accept it or live with it, is the fact that our own Government has proven itself to be most distrustful on many occasions with this type of knowledge on it's own citizens, that is why I think the FISA Court is unconstitutional and searching for information without a warrant for a specific reason is a violation of that very Constitution and then to top it all off ,there is no review of the practices done by this Agency, it's like saying I didn't find anything yet but maybe sometime later I might.
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    So, the BIG question, How would you protect America from the emergence of threatening and terrorists groups? How do you locate these devious and enterprising terror groups before the commit terror in America or in the world? How would your protect America any different than what the NSA and secret organizations are doing now? These and many other questions on how to do this is a struggle with our freedoms. It is apparent that we cannot have both situations, so one has to be limited. Do you wait for the attack or do you locate the development of the terror before the attack? There are so many ways to threaten mankind using human engineering and advancing technology, which I'd rather be on the side of locating the threat before it happens. I think you would agree that a wise decision in protection is better than watching Americans die. September 11, 2001 was not pretty, unless your Al-Qaida. Watching people die from drug overdoses on the street is not pretty unless your a drug lord who thinks that not enough buyers are purchasing his poison. That corrupt CEO who steals peoples money channeling their money to the Cayman Islands is heartless to the retirees that have lost their nest egg, unless your the CEO who escaped to another country. This can also extend to that scamming inhuman that steals your money and property leaving you angry for being so stupid to fall prey to such a person, although that scammer is happy he was successful.

    So, pick your poison, be a victim or fell better protected.
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    I'm afraid the government (any government) is going to use every means they can to "spy" on its citizens and foreign governments. I'm surprised that with all this so called knowledge they have they can't seem to put it to much valid use either. We need much tighter controls on domestic data gathering (spying) for sure. At the same time, I don't consider Snowden to be any kind of hero. Everything he supposedly exposed was already old news, published years ago in response to 9/11. It just wasn't general knowledge because it wasn't published in supermarket tabloids or on Faux News for the real 'mericans to get worked up over. Snowden is a naive fool who was used by Greenwald for his own purposes which have nothing to do with the liberty or privacy of the American people.

    there is no privacy in thus country or the world for that matter and I'm afraid it's only going to get worse thanks to technology. We need much stronger privacy laws. The government doesn't have to gather all this information that they do. It's all part of the great American tradition if we can do it and get away with it we shall.
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    Although hindsight is 2020, I would not have meddled in the affairs of countries just for the sake of Industry, in the case for 9/11, we knew then that the terrorist's were being harbored and trained in Afganistan, so we go to war with Iraq, go figure, I also would not impose my culture on people who don't want the or like the imposition, and finally ,there is no reason to spy on your own citizens with the idea that you might catch them doing something that the government deems suspicious . Freedoms are earned/granted and must be protected, not the other way around. The citizens of New York City were upset with the Stop and Frisk policy, and even though it produced amazing results, they said it violated their Constitutional Rights, and yet not a peep about this invasion of their privacy rights.
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    pr Wrote: I'm afraid the government (any government) is going to use every means they can to "spy" on its citizens and foreign governments. I'm surprised that with all this so called knowledge they have they can't seem to put it to much valid use either. We need much tighter controls on domestic data gathering (spying) for sure. At the same time, I don't consider Snowden to be any kind of hero. Everything he supposedly exposed was already old news, published years ago in response to 9/11. It just wasn't general knowledge because it wasn't published in supermarket tabloids or on Faux News for the real 'mericans to get worked up over. Snowden is a naive fool who was used by Greenwald for his own purposes which have nothing to do with the liberty or privacy of the American people.

    there is no privacy in thus country or the world for that matter and I'm afraid it's only going to get worse thanks to technology. We need much stronger privacy laws. The government doesn't have to gather all this information that they do. It's all part of the great American tradition if we can do it and get away with it we shall.
    Sorry, I do not agree with you; I think Snowden did this country a service to expose the structure and what is being spied upon. Spying on Merkel etc. is kind of stupid; you create only more enemy's than support. Also if your personal info can be sold or used for intimidation or control over a person than that may indicate that a country is moving into a totalirian direction like the Soviet Union used to be. Do we want that? Why spy, if you can not use the data collected to serve a certain purpose; how far can you dig into a persons daily activeties etc. Sorry to say it is no longer just to sort out terrorists; they are very few compared to 350 million people here. Also terrorists actions like 9/11 are blown out of proportions; more people die here per year by our own lovely guns and traffic accidents etc. Also the home grown terrorists may not come into focus because they may avoid scrutiny because they know what the NSA does and cover their tracks. Anyway terrorists are a part of our own creation by going on meddling into just about every conflict on this globe, which makes us the most hated country in the world. Internationally we only demand, seldom we help the people of any such country; only hand out money to their leaders or have them buy our produced weapons. So is anyone surprised about NSA actions? No it is an automatic evolvement of our own actions in this world, which eventual will bite us in the butt.