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  •  This is why it cracks me up when (3+ / 0-)

    people get in a frenzy about government spying on them.  Marketing is a stronger force than chasing terrorists could ever be.  Amazon and Google not only know my bra size, they know my favorite brand.  They know I prefer natural fiber yarns, I do Yoga, I'm an angry white woman, I read tons of trash with my good books, I buy religious sheet music for advanced keyboard players, I have on old iPhone and a really old iPod, I quit Twitter but stick with DK, I research politics back to the Founders, I think we need a sperm tax to fund Professional Mother status for women who can't access birth control or abortions, I think we should scare the crap out of Dominionists by using drones to spy on them and I'd be happy to take away your guns if you really believe in One World Order and Obama was born in Kenya.  

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:24:23 AM PST

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      For 99.99 percent of us, government spying is harmless, so they know where I am and that I am left of center, whoopie, I'd tell them that to their faces if they had the cojones to face me. It's not like I'm planning a revolution.
      It's Corporate spying that worries me.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:35:37 AM PST

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      •  I don't even care about corporate spying. (3+ / 0-)
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        The fact is that I'm wired to the world, nothing is secret, and I choose that.  I could be off the grid and hard to locate, but the horses have left that barn, decades ago, and the barn will become a Call Center for Chinese corporations if we don't get serious about becoming a small business economy.

        I'm really concerned about climate change, economic policy, fairness, equality.  I've been unemployable in the corporate world for decades.  They know I'm an alcoholic/addict with a 47 year documented mental health history.  It doesn't matter I've been sober 37 years, have a high IQ and eidetic memory, that I was finally treated for PTSD and now function quite normally.  All that info is out there.  In a well- ordered world I couldn't buy a bow, much less a gun.  Praise FSM.   I really couldn't get wildly upset if Homeland Security had me flagged.  On paper I look like someone you want to watch, even if that's really unfair.

        I just want to be able to work a good job and buy nice Christmas gifts for people I love.  Plus really good shoes.  

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:56:33 AM PST

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    •  I think corporate spying is wrong too. We should (1+ / 0-)
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      have the strict privacy laws that most of Europe has.

      Corporate spying is only one step away from being used by a repressive or fascist government to categorize people and discriminate against them.

      AT&T and Verizon both allowed the NSA to spin off copies of Internet traffic on all their customers long before Congress made it "legal."  

      What keeps Facebook from using its billion+ archive of photos and the facial recognition software they developed from being a branch of the NSA?   One phone call? A visit by a clean-cut agent with a polite request?

      Advertising is a pernicious force and should be regulated, controlled and restricted.  Personal Privacy should be protected from marketing exploitation.

      But, yeah, I'm dreaming . . . .

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:50:16 PM PST

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      •  Yeah you are, and I was pretty (0+ / 0-)

        privacy protective when I was younger and still dreaming.

        Even without the internet and Google and tracking software I was in some systems somehow, and information on me was available to possible employers.  

        So really we're basically vulnerable to fascists and better bust ass to keep them out of power or be prepared for those re-education camps the RW fantasizes about.  

        Talk about projection being a vulnerability.  Every time they open their mouths with a new Obama Fear they tell us what they've got planned for everyone who isn't them.

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:33:46 PM PST

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