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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Just keeping America safe.


    For example, Angela Merkel was going to complain about Prism and Boundless, but, after Obama mentioned that he knew the contents of all her e-mails, she instead had to thank Obama for the hundreds of terrorists attacks on Germany stopped by the proactive US interventions, interventions that are classified Top Secret, so we can’t tell anyone anything about them.


    And if Obama can do that to Merkel, just think what else he can do with Prism and Boundless!


    LBJ forced 72 senators to vote for his Great Society (which cost the southern senators their seats), using only a paper and mental database on the senators. Obama can do much, much more with Prism and Boundless.


    And most Americans are very grateful that their government is working so hard for their benefit!


    (And let me remind every American who ISN’T grateful that Obama has the contents of every one of their e-mails.)

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Well, Ashcroft and shrub figured it was just easier to eliminate the boundaries altogether!
    Hence, “The Patriot Act”!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    The meta data can tell them a lot. As an example, think about that chat number you call at 2:00 A.M. If you were a government official or congressman, do you really think that a J. Edgar type wouldn’t threaten the use of that information to embarrass you? Or how about those multiple calls to the escort service? Or the porn sites on the web?

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    An honorable and lawful gov’t who puts law above “ends justifying means” could be trusted with this metadata. I have the privilege of knowing honorable people. None of them are in elected office. A gov’t like ours, which has become an oligarchy led by the elites within the two parties, cannot be trusted, over time, to not abuse the pool of information contained within the data collected. I do not know if abuses have occurred, I suspect they have, but I strongly believe that abuses will occur in a more blatant and aggressive manner over the next few years.
    ^
    It is up to us, the electorate, to find people willing to serve not only the word of law, but the spirit in which these laws were conceived. Civil and respectful minds willing to talk, negotiate,and compromise for the betterment of all Americans, and through helping America, the world.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Oh, so it WASN’T a law when shrub signed it in 2002??
    Get a life…

  6. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Next, full body cavity search!!

  7. avarner

    avarner said, over 1 year ago

    Stop complaining. You’re next – bend over..

  8. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just some more of those “phantoms of lost liberty” Ashcroft was so dismissive about.

    Just noticed some ectoplasm on my latest bank statement.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It is simply amazing what some people will allow themselves to be subject to, all in the hope that the people they hate will be hurt even more.

  10. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    Orwell’s warning not heeded. Now down that slippery slope we go.

  11. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 1 year ago

    Humph. i was born at the height of the McCarthy era, essentially into a Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt-driven police state. At the current rate of momentum it appears I may be dying in a similar (or worse) police state.

  12. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank you, C.
    Bush holds the blame for creating the Patriot Act and supporting, and Obama now holds the blame for continuing it. Whatever happened after January 2009is his problem. Hopefully, all this attention will force the next President to finally remove all aspects of the Patriot Act from our government’s books. That should be the first question anybody asks any of the 2016 candidate field. If they try to waffle about how it has kept us safer (a line used by both Bush and Obama) the public should immediately turn their backs on them.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    They may not read them now but if they want a retrograde search through time of the meta-data base they can and reconstructs what you were up to since they started collecting.

  14. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    True, but the traitors who designed it share equal blame (Bush, Cheney, and EVERY senator and representative who initially signed it into law). Obama owns it now, but stop denying it was a Republican President who initially signed it and re-signed it.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    (First Man:) I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.(Establishment:) Of course you are, my bright little star, I’ve miles And miles Of files Pretty files of your forefather’s fruit. and now to suit our great computer, You’re magnetic ink. (First Man:) I’m more than that, I know I am, at least,I think I must be. (Inner Man:) There you go man, keep as cool as you can. Face piles And piles Of trials With smiles. It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave And keep on thinking free. THE MOODY BLUES, In the Beginning

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