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From Bush to Obama the snooping goes on

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/...

Remember section 215?

It was a notorious provision of the USA Patriot Act, renewed on Thursday, that allowed the government to snoop on what library books you'd borrowed, what videos you'd rented, your medical records – anything, really, if investigators thought it might have something to do with terrorism, no matter how tangential.

I wrote about it for the Boston Phoenix in 2003, as an example of the then budding excesses of the Bush-Cheney years.

Well, section 215 is back – not that it ever went away. Charlie Savage reports in Friday's New York Times that two Democratic senators, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado, have accused the Obama administration of using Section 215 for purposes not intended by Congress. Russ Feingold, then a Democratic senator for Wisconsin, raised similar alarms in 2009.

The senators know what the White House is up to because they were privy to secret testimony. But under Senate rules, they can't reveal what they learned. Thus they have demanded that the White House come clean with the public. "Americans would be alarmed if they knew how this law is being carried out," Udall is quoted as saying.

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It has nothing to do with

It has nothing to do with stopping terrorism. It IS terrorism!

The idea that some miscreant is looking over your shoulder, spying on you, and reporting on you is called INTIMIDATION. And intimidation is the very object of terrorism. The idea that if you do something politically incorrect, you might be branded a "terrorist".

This is how the Nazis and the Communists controlled the masses - through terror.

Good find my friend

The more that comes out the more concerned I get!

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Thanks for a bump

Alex Jones placed this article top of the front page on his site:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/

Guardian has become my favorite paper from UK.
They wrote some good articles on Ron Paul and Bradley Manning -- great to see some good jounalism.

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Anytime Tomasz

It really is very good,I searched it also and found the earlier article about this at the same site.Check your mail.

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