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  •  And they're gonna obey...why? (2+ / 0-)
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    mosesfreeman, freakofsociety

    If it weren't for Snowden, we wouldn't know a quarter of what's come to light about the NSA's overreaching.

    As long as spies get to stay in the dark -- w/out even Congressional oversight -- they will do as they please. John Edgar "Mary" Hoover proved that decades ago, when he was spying on presidents and congresscritters.

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 11:45:17 AM PDT

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    •  Having one's job threatened (1+ / 0-)
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      GreatLakeSailor

      by one's boss's boss's boss's boss tends to have a focusing effect . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 11:47:49 AM PDT

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      •  Those guys are never fired (0+ / 0-)

        unless they are dissidents of course.

        … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

        by mosesfreeman on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 12:29:06 PM PDT

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        •  Well, not now. But maybe someday. (1+ / 0-)
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          mosesfreeman

          At that time when I get Soros's check and my pony and unicorn.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 12:35:52 PM PDT

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