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  •  Listening to the NSA claims on why the massive ... (4+ / 0-)
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    YucatanMan, Ryvr, divineorder, shaharazade

    ... spying is necessary to "keep us safe," the following thoughts occurred to me:

    Safe from what?

    It's not terrorists who are spying on my phone calls and internet usage.

    45,000 Americans die needlessly every year because of inadequate health care.  That is fifteen 9/11's worth of Americans dying every year.

    It's not terrorists who are killing those almost 4000 Americans/month.  It's our "representatives" in Congress ... our government ... because they can't be bothered to actually do what is necessary to stop those deaths.

    If we are supposed to be scared and "kept safe" -- whom have I more rational reason to be scared of?

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