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  •  The thing about the NSA is that their to brass... (19+ / 0-)

    ...is not a bunch of Einsteins.

    They have more budget that they know what to do with to do the only things they think know what to do; to get all data generated by everyone every day and store it and to crunch it looking for something they can only imagine.

    In reality they end up with mountains of data and no real plan of how to "get the bad guys".

    They try different things but they really get nowhere.  The bad guys by now know better that  being obvious with their communications.  And they know about things like "steganography".

    The NSA capabilities can only be effective at one thing; spying on average people doing normal things like organizing protests against the government.

    The NSA top brass doesn't really want to do this but soon there will be somebody in the WH who will tell them to do just this.

    For this reason we need to stay on to of them and fight for some sort of transparency and checks and balances.

    I think Jesselyn a truly brave American and she has my support.  She and NSA whistleblowers are heroes.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 07:19:23 AM PDT

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