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  •  No one is saying it is not worth the time to do (4+ / 0-)

    what we have always done:  look for leads, follow-up leads, track down bad guys.

    Police work.  We've always used it and it works.

    We don't need these massive databases.  Bush was warned in clear and specific term before 9/11 and we didn't have this huge database sweeping up the info of all Americans back then.

    It is a false choice to say "we must become an authoritarian state with full-time government monitoring of anyone for the first clue they are about the flip out, give up their lives, and throw in with the terrors" Versus "nothing."

    The argument is that these massive expenditures are massive overkill regarding the real, not overblown, issue that we face.  We can do something without overkill.

    "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 Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:18:47 AM PDT

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