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Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2013 12:00 am

Have you ever dialed a wrong number? Have you ever received a spam call from overseas?

Have you ever called a stranger — wanting to find a handyman or talk to a store clerk? Are you sure none of those people has been convicted of a crime, was born in a foreign country, are under surveillance?

Now, how would you like to explain any of those calls to a government agent while sitting in an interrogation room at the U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento?

The National Security Agency's reported trawling of Verizon's phone records is amazingly broad, potentially illegal and a never-before-seen invasion of thousands of Americans' private lives.

And that sweep may be just one of many. We can't know because the court orders allowing these searches is classified information.

Ben Franklin said: Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

Does the 9/11 attack or the Boston Marathon bombing make that kind of thinking obsolete?

Is it time to write a letter to Washington or picket the office of Congressman Jerry McNerney in Stockton?

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3 comments:

  • Mike Adams posted at 6:09 pm on Sun, Jun 16, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1374

    Other than being wrong, It is a pleasure to read daniel's posts which are generated totally by him and because of that, gives a fresh perspective rather than a bunch of opinions from others that have merely been copied and pasted.

    Thank you daniel.

    PS: We know who was behind the 9/11 attacks. He is identified by the missing back part of his head (which ended up splattered on his bedroom wall). He literally "sleeps with the fishes" now.
    Boston was carried out by two wack a do bros (and maybe their high strung annoying mother). One's dead. The other's handcuffed to a hospital bed.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:05 am on Thu, Jun 13, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    If UAV’s are going to be used to kill Americans, Americans might want to learn how to fight back.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/how-to-kill-a-drone-since-drones-can-kill-americans-americans-can-kill-drones-heres-how-2556926.html

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 5:19 am on Sat, Jun 8, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1338

    No, spying on citizens does not make them safer.

    Historically, false-flag attacks are used to encourage citizens to surrender their freedoms (not liberties) in exchange for alleged security. But, the majority of such citizens are not aware of the true aggressor.

    Most notably, agents for Adolf Hitler bombed the Reich Building, and Hitler blamed the Russians. It is easy and traditional to blame Hitler because he is dead.

    Today, the true aggressors of 9/11 and Boston have not been identified.

    (I hope won't be hit by a drone for typing this.)

     

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