Skip to main content

View Diary: Breaking! More data mining by Obama Administration (41 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Here's a "connection" you should think about. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Blicero

    Earlier this year, a bill was introduced into the Pennsylvania legislature that would make it a felony to videotape farming operations in Pennsylvania – so-called “ag-gag” legislation that has already passed in Utah and Iowa, and has been introduced in several other legislatures. Many of the ag-gag bills draw on language crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) “Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act.” (In recent years ALEC has received considerable support from the natural gas industry). Section D of the ALEC bill defines an animal or ecological terrorist organization in broad terms “as any association, organization, entity, coalition, or combination of two or more persons” who seek to “obstruct, impede or deter any person from participating” not only in agricultural activity but also mining, foresting, harvesting, and gathering or processing of natural resources.

    The glass looks one way. When you become a terrorist for speaking out you are open season for the Surveillance Industrial Complex.

    -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

    by pat bunny on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:37:47 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Here's the link. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Blicero

      -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

      by pat bunny on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:43:48 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  That's what gets me (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      pat bunny

      The corporations and Wall Street  have taken over this country. The middle class and the poor are getting poorer, but we keep letting ourselves get distracted from this true, horrible danger by allowing the Republicans to run the conversation. If you asked normal people if they are more concerned about the economy or the data mining, the vast majority would choose the economy.  My income has been cut by 20% due to the sequester furloughs. We won't be able to get by if this lasts much longer. And there a lot of people like us who are wondering why even the Democrats don't seem to care that much. They are busy chasing  so-called scandal after scandal and dancing to the Republicans tune to pay attention to the people who are really hurting

      We need Occupy Wall Street or a similar movement to refocus our attention on the power of big business.
      I am sick of this shit.,

      Be well, ~*-:¦:-jennybravo-:¦:-*~

      by jennybravo on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:00:40 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site