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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Ahem.

    A bit of background information for younger readers:

    As incredible as it may sound nowadays, back in those days everyone was concerned that the USA was spying on them.

  2. Tirasmol

    Tirasmol said, 4 months ago

    @Ottodesu

    You made me giggle snort.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, 4 months ago

    The eye in the sky.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 4 months ago

    Opus, where’er ye be today, you’re so lucky for your heart’s sake not to be around in the Snowdon era….

  5. Brian Fink

    Brian Fink GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Ahhh the more things change, the more they stay the same.

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, 4 months ago

    @edclectic

    Alan Parsons Project

  7. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 4 months ago

    Back then nobody really was concerned about whether the US was taking pictures of Americans. Pre 9/11, nobody thought the government had any real reason to monitor Americans. The US undoubtedly was using satellites to spy on the godless communists, and that troubled American leftists.

  8. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @jbmlaw

    Worked out real well din’t it?

  9. Raygun

    Raygun said, 4 months ago

    If the surveillance issues we have now were reveled 30 years ago, there would have been rioting in the streets and the White House would be a smouldering pile of rubble. We have been slowly “conditioned” to accept that Govt ease-dropping is “good for us” and “keeps the bad guys out”. 20 years from now? AV surveillance will be smaller than a gnat and exist everywhere on earth, with several spy-gnats (you heard it here first!) in each room of your home, including your bedroom. Give ‘em an inch, they’ll take 10 miles. It’s coming folks and we will welcome it after it is wrapped and marketed as the “patriotic thing to do”. Against surveillance? Then you are a commie and an enemy of the state! Shades of Nazi Germany. Safe to say that Bin Laden will have won.

  10. shipl14

    shipl14 said, 4 months ago

    They don’t have to watch you. Why would they? They just have to make you believe they are watching.

  11. elbeck

    elbeck said, 4 months ago

    The actuarial odds of being a victim of a terrorist attack is one in 1.4 million. Yet the thought of this causes Americans to crap themselves and readily give up their Bill of Rights; over 60% believe the NSA spy program is a good thing.

    God help America.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 4 months ago

    @jbmlaw

    Looks like they were right to be troubled then doesn’t it?

  13. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez said, 4 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    Especially, the likes of YOU

  14. Oak Ridge Boy61

    Oak Ridge Boy61 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Ottodesu

    As if there were any “younger readers”.

  15. edclectic

    edclectic said, 4 months ago

    Spying: the world’s second oldest profession.

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