I just KNOW that the NSA defenders are lying and as a European I have the TRUTH!Submitted by OpenYourEyes on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 06:43
Michcele Bachmann, I am sorry, but your "truth" is nothing but a pack of lies! I like you, I respect you, but on this issue I have to agree with Glenn Beck, - you CAN NOT and must never trust what governement representatives are telling you in matters like these.
I have a personal experience, which should wake up all those who believe what the NSA defenders are saying about what NSA are doing or not doing.
Approx. 4 years ago I arrived to Miami, on my way to Scottsdale in Arizona, where I was going to meet with an author of several books. I was interested in having a couple of his books translated into certain European languages. Prior to my trip to meet with him, we did have a few email exchanges, and in my last email to him before leaving Europe I wrote "something" which I had NEVER before written or said to ANYONE in my entire life.
Upon standing in front of the US Immigration officer in his booth, being fingerprinted and taken picture of, - I watched him as he started to stamp my passport and collect my paperwork. Then he stopped, looked at his computer screen for several seconds. I immediately felt like "something was wrong". However, after several seconds reading something on his screen, he turned to me, smiled and said:
"I see here that you are an author. Would you mind telling me what kind of books you write?"
Following this question a lot of things went through my mind in what must have been no more than a couple of seconds. First, my thoughts went back to that last email I sent to the author in Scottsdale just days prior to this. In this email, I wrote as part of my communication to him:
"I am sort of an author myself!"
The truth is, I never EVER have referred to myself as an author before in this particular email. However, since in fact I had written a couple of books in my life on subjects relating to my area of business, in this particular case I thought it of interest to mention this fact.
And as I answered the immigration officer, I politely told him of the subjects of the two books I had written, while at the same time becoming 100% aware of the fact that the man in front of me, in fact had contents of my email on HIS computer screen!!
So, - do not believe that your government does not only have in storage the contents of all or most of your private email communications, but in many cases also in fact are reading those emails!
As for myself, I have since this experience begun to recommend to everyone I discuss the subject with, to NOT use any US based email providers, to try to avoid using Facebook too much and or any of the other big US online communications companies. I have spent MOST of my life being a strong defender of the USA, - but I now find myself in a situation where this is NOT longer possible. A fact which makes me very very sad indeed.
And one more thing: I was listening to Michele Bachmann being interviewed by Glenn Beck a couple of days ago. She then made a very POSITIVE and good point out of the fact that whatever NSA and other US authorities are doing in this areas, - they are NOT doing it to US citizens, - only to foreigners!! Which would be ME and millions of other Europeans I suppose.
To the US government I have the following to say: Ok, do whatever you want to do to YOUR OWN CITIZENS, - but how DARE you do it to ME and my fellow Europeans among so many others!!?