> Great explanation, the collect information about everybody, about who called who. How can this not be systematically storing files on everyone. Or is it that it isn't a physical file, so its different.
It's just not the same thing at all. If I have a security camera outside my building and I record people passing by, I'm recording a lot of information from a lot of persons, the vast majority who are innocent. But there's a difference between this and creating a file of every one of these person, and then associating each record to each files. THAT would be creepy.
> Neither do you, it is speculation based, the response of the government, when the NSA goes against the constitution, do the get forced to stop, no, the government goes after the whistle blower. I know its not isn't proof, but to me it strongly implies a lot of political influence.
You're the one saying that NSA is so good at doing something that they don't appear to be doing it. Note that such claim could be said about anything: NASA sends people to Mars everyday, but they are so good at hiding it that it looks like they aren't. That's speculation. You're the one making a claim here.
As for the rest, I fail to see how this has anything to do with what I said.