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So, fight or don't fight your your rights, I don't care. But keep your fucking hands off mine. The rest of us haven't consented to this horseshit by the NSA.
But that's the NSA's job. It's posted in their mission statement on their public website. And news flash. If you think that whatever country you're in isn't doing the same damn thing... Then you're delusional.
I'm surprised carriers are allowed to send this data to a commercial aggregator and more surprised that the company is allowed to sell details of my daily activity to any who will pay — am I being naive?"
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Getting around a surveillance state which has declared itself to be legal and legitimate
... declared itself to be legal
I love how we use this phrase as if to imply that the government has somehow changed the rules on it's own without the consent or will of the people. All of these changes stem from the Patriot Act that followed September 11th. Which was voted into law by the Representatives that we elected. How many people actually read the Patriot Act? How many people chose to attend the House and Senate sessions where the nuances of the act were debated? How many people actually wrote to their legislators in opposition of the act? How many people actually chose to vote against the law makers that made this legal? The US is not a surveillance state that declared itself legal. The US is a Republic that grants the authority to pass laws into the legislators that we elect. Those law makers represent us. If we're not happy with the work they're doing we can do a number of things, first and foremost we can kick them out of office, next, we can choose to run ourselves and work to change the system, and third, we can actively protest our grievances. If people don't like the way it works, then it's incumbent on them to work to change that system.
With the increasingly violent actions of some of the radical offshoots of Islam like ISIS and BOKO HARAM, how long do you think it will be before we have Senators asking for ISIS to be kept in check? And what if that look for ISIS extends to inside the US? Then what?