http://news.yahoo.com/video/government- ... 32229.html
http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/06/prism ... ta-mining/
I think spying on all people would make the justice system cheaper, less invasive and more accurate. As a foreign devil, I'd like US citizens to be spied on as much as foreigners. Well, more actually; I'd like our foreign governments to go all Khrushchev if you spy on our people but you can do what you want to your own folks.
The real problem is what they use the info for not that they're collecting it.
We all assumed the feds were up to this kind of shit, but to finally get confirmation still disturbs me deep inside. Not because I think the government is going to turn around and use it to oppress the people any time soon, but because I see an unwieldy giant dumping tons of resources into a problem that doesn't really exist to the extent the effort would seem to indicate. Meanwhile, the bad shit that is actually causing America harm goes virtually unaddressed. The tepid reforms in the wake of the '08 financial collapse are a perfect example. The continued march toward a two-class economic system is another. I already mentioned climate change and the hundreds of Americans killed in car wrecks every day. How about bridges that keep falling down? Or the slow destruction of public education by numerous states? It's a misallocation of resources, I say.
You read it! You can't unread it!
On the other hand, now a lot of people know who I am! So, I traded privacy for celebrity - of a sort... maybe... maybe not.
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