Very good interview, Thank You! Do you guys have a link for the second part of the interview?
Is this type of government surveillance of American citizens needed to protect the United States from threat? NSA whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion "transactions" — forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people in the United States. (This is just an excerpt of a 1-hour special program. To see the rest of the interview, visit www.democracynow.org/shows/2012/4/20)
I agree many of our peers are sleeping on many issues or spoon fed fear, afraid to question. Living off of canned realities mass produced by media doctrines of their choice.
I actually don't have a real problem with this. I know the government is spying on me and I'm okay with it. I only get angry when they choose to not be transparent about it or when they tap without a warrant. I see nothing overtly wrong with living under a certain amount of surveillance because I believe it can and has been beneficial to the security of our nation. I of course understand that anything can be taken to an extreme, but thus far I haven't had much reason to think the powers that be are overdoing it (though I'm certainly more comfortable now that Obama is doing it instead of Bush).
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