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Incompetent Tiranny

By   /   June 12, 2012  /   2 Comments

In a congressional report published by the (D) senator Diane Feinstein on the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act confirms that the government spies on Americans here at home. Two US senators, (D)Ron Wyden and (D) Mark Udall, asked how many Americans have their personal communications (email, text, chat, phone et cetera) monitored. The answer: no one knows; they cannot compute the number.

In a congressional report published by the (D) senator Diane Feinstein on the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act confirms that the government spies on Americans here at home. Two US senators, (D)Ron Wyden and (D) Mark Udall, asked how many Americans have their personal communications (email, text, chat, phone et cetera) monitored. The answer: no one knows; they cannot compute the number.

Actually they can’t get “even a rough estimate of this number” (p.10). Yet, they would like you to believe that: “Through rigorous oversight, the Government is able to evaluate whether changes are needed to the procedures or guidelines, and what other steps may be appropriate to safeguard the privacy of personal information “ (p.19).

How rigorous can that oversight be if our senators are incapable of even getting a rough estimate of the people affected? If the government has the technology to spy, it has the technology to compute the number of Americans deprived of their privacy. We need to ask not only how rigorous the oversight is, but what else is kept from our elected officials because of “technological limitations”.

If you feel like doing something, here is the page listing the US Senate Committee on Intelligence members with links to their personal page. Drop them a line.

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2 Comments

  1. How in the hell did he become governor of anything his maniacal gazes creep me right out. You know when you meet someone and you know instantly that something is not quite right with them I get the same vibe from just pictures of this guy. Now take into the fact that he is outlawing computers, pipes, you name it yeah, my intuition has always been good to me and it s not wrong here. God help you all in Florida cause you re going to need it.

  2. Anja says:

    Remember how Cheney was always clinaimg torture (though he wouldn’t admit it was torture even though we have over a hundred years of civilian and military legal precedent saying it is just “enhanced techniques”) made us safer and produced all kinds of great intel. All exhaustive studies since then have demonstrated that to be completely untrue. In fact more info was obtained from key people before they were turned over to the torturers. So I’m guessing Udall is pretty credible on the efficacy of all the police state stuff.

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