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The Fact That Mass Surveillance Doesn't Keep Us Safe Goes Mainstream

The Fact That Mass Surveillance Doesn't Keep Us Safe Goes Mainstream

Posted on July 9, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog

Top Terrorism Experts Say that Mass Spying Doesn’t Work to Prevent Terrorism

The fact that mass spying on Americans isn’t necessary to keep us safe is finally going mainstream.

The top counter-terrorism czar under Presidents Clinton and Bush – Richard Clarke – says:

The argument that this sweeping search must be kept secret from the terrorists is laughable. Terrorists already assume this sort of thing is being done. Only law-abiding American citizens were blissfully ignorant of what their government was doing.

If the government wanted a particular set of records, it could tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court why — and then be granted permission to access those records directly from specially maintained company servers. The telephone companies would not have to know what data were being accessed. There are no technical disadvantages to doing it that way, although it might be more expensive.

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My answer to people selling,

My answer to people selling, its to "Keep us Safe",

Go sell your safety some place else. We're all stocked up here.

I would also add that our

I would also add that our founding fathers specifically warned us about giving up liberty for safety. If you dont like the liberties you have here then move because I'm sure not sacrificing them for your peace of mind.

Great examples to illustrate

Great examples to illustrate the NSA doesn't work. I like this article. Mainstream or not, I'm passing it along.

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I don't think they do it to keep us safe

I think they just want jobs and money, we're assigned to do it, and just produce information to look busy. I don't think they care about safety or finding terrorists or eavesdropping on us.

Here is my longer post that was buried a few weeks ago:


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Goes mainstream?

Most of the links go back to washingtonblogspot. Where is this on fox msnbc cnn corrupted media?

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

There is a solution

The UN approves of Sharia law, and maybe that would work better for you? BOOM!

Well that was random.

Well that was random.

Your ignorance of Islamic legal theory is showing.

Or your MSM brainwashing.

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Can you teach me?

I'm slow, I admit that. I was born into a Atheist family so I did not grow up knowing much about any religion except ALL religion was bad. I rebelled and have joined many religions, cults.. but I have never been to a mosque and don't know much about Isal except what I have been reading and watching on documentaries and movies.

To be honest, I don't believe I would make a very good Muslim. I think I would be stoned to death within weeks.

But I am open to learning. It would be WONDERFUL to lose my ignorance and find out that Islam is THE TRUE RELIGION and that ALLAH wnts me.. so if that is my path, please educate me.

Thank you

Maybe Pope Francis has some clues for you.


Peace be with you.

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As much as I LOVE Pope Francis

And as much as I ADORE my Church, I THANK GOD ALLMIGHTY I do not have to agree with everything the popes say and do


Mass spying is about power and money!!!

The NSA doesn't spy to keep us safe. Take the time to read this blog. It has some interesting opinions.