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Thousands Of Germans Protest U.S. NSA

Why don't Americans?


AFP - Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived lax reaction to them.

Organisers, among them the opposition Greens, The Left and Pirates parties, said 20,000 people turned out. Police would not confirm the figure, saying only their "tally differs from that of the organisers".

The protest was organised under the slogan "Freedom Rather Than Fear" and demonstrators carried banners saying: "Stop spying on us" and, more sarcastically: "Thanks to PRISM (the US government's vast data collection programs) the government finally knows what the people want".


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I was Born In Germany

Left at the age of one. My mom became a Citizen. Who knows? If my mother decided not to move, I could be speaking German today.

btw, I am not pro NSA. For the passed 5 years I was telling all my friends being on the phone is not safe. But all they did was laugh at me until Snowden came along to prove me right.

If Germany was spying on people

here they would protest. They don't protest here because its their own government

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Why don't Americans protest?

Why don't Americans protest? Because they're fat, lazy, and have been mentally retarded by the government education system, aka, public schools. Just look at the size of us. Americans drink a diet Pepsi, munch down a Taco Bell burrito and think everything's just fine after consuming genetically modified crap that will sit in their intestines for weeks or longer.

People don't even know how to eat right anymore. Americans love whatever is fast, cheap and requires no work....hence the drive through window and a speed bag courtesy of Burger King.

Would you like fries with that GMO product?

Many, if not most Americans are more interested in what's next to eat than their own country's politics. There is no other reason why Chris Christie is so popular...he's fat and dumb, and many Americans identify with that.

They've reduced us to our animal instincts...eating fast food, sleep, going to war, drinking too much, watching 6 hours of television per day, screwing, hardly working, and football on Sundays.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Perfect comment!

You summed everything up: the devil's in the details. Everybody says, it's "politics". But what is the source of politics? It's in the mind of the populace, and that is determined by their health. If your body is sick and inferior, so your mind will be, also, or at least in most cases.

They have something more

They have something more pressing on their plate at the moment, WW3. They'll get back to the NSA issue soon enough.