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  •  I'm not sure what you're trying to say, Aaron (0+ / 0-)

    ...but I was wrong on the date. It was actually 2003.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

    by Timbuk3 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:34:52 PM PDT

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    •  Whups. (0+ / 0-)

      Missed this: "exposed in 2006".

      So, I'll stick with 2006.

      "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

      by Timbuk3 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:36:09 PM PDT

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      •  That's not an article about (0+ / 0-)

        the PRISM program.

        Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:38:52 PM PDT

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      •  The PRISM program was ostensibly begun (0+ / 0-)

        after that point.

        Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:39:48 PM PDT

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        •  OK, I see the disconnect (0+ / 0-)

          PRISM is a collection of metadata. Which number called which number, how long the connection was made. NOT the content of the call.

          But, we knew about this in 2006, regardless of the name it's been given.

          Remember Poindexter proposing TIA (total information awareness)? That got shot down (IIRC, by the courts), but it was instituted by the criminal Bush administration, anyway. Which lead to Room 641A, and the reports that the NSA was hooking into service providers to collect information.

          Seriously, we should have MAINTAINED the outrage that never really generated THEN, but it was left up to Greenwald and Snowden to REMIND us.

          The lesson isn't "Obama is spying on us", or "Bush started the spying on us", but it's "we need to tell them to sop spying on us, because EVEN IF I trust the current POTUS, I have no guarantee the next POTUS will have the 'right' letter after his name."

          Bush started it, but Obama continues it. And the next POTUS will continue it, too. I don't care so much about the letter, so much, but I care a LOT that it's not "president Rubio", or "president Bachmann" (who won the Iowa straw poll).

          "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

          by Timbuk3 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:50:04 PM PDT

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