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  1. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 10 months ago

    Difference being that it is the people who picked up the horse, carried it to the door and threw him out!
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    When my children started on the internet I told them to be extra careful NOT to give information that would allow people to figure out who they were on line. I made a big fuss when the little league wanted to put up pictures of players and their names and where they were going to be playing on-line.
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    Now people post picture of their vacation on Twitter and Facebook while they are still on vacation! “HEY, WORLD! See this? We’re people of means and there is NOBODY at our home! We’re on a cruise for the next week!”
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    How stoopid are people? And then they get upset because the government knows that 555-5555 called 555-5556?
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  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I find it interesting that those heavily into posting to, or reading the mass of “social media”, are suddenly afraid of the cat they let out of the bag. It isn’t a horse, but Pandora.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    Rip van Winkle is waking up.

    Well, we already knew that the idea of “you’re either with us, or you’re a terrorist”, and “if you don’t support the president, you are supporting terrorism” went out the window on 1/20/09.

    But how did people not know (unless they didn’t want to know) that this has been around for years and years. How is this something new?

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    I saw a comment from a 40-something. He(?) said that the young people post everything on Facebook: videos of everyone with whom they’ve had an intimate relationship, what they eat, what they drink, and what they smoke. So, since they hope that EVERYONE has seen their Facebook page, they have no objection to the government being one of those who looked.


    He said that old geezers (e.g., moi) never use computers, never get phone calls (our children have forgotten us), and, since there is no record of our existence, don’t care if the government is tracking every phone call and Internet transmission.


    So (he said) it was only those in their ‘40s who had the slightest objection to PRISM.


    Speaking as an old geezer who uses the Internet, I fear I must point to the New York Times Mr Blow, who did the graphics for a survey: almost everyone objects to almost every government intrusion, except for Facebook homepages and IRC chats. Anyway, old geezer that I am, I object to the government’s monitoring everything I do or say.


    But no matter. The government’s gonna do it anyway. And most people fully support that monitoring, to catch terrorists BEFORE they strike.

  5. komikisimo

    komikisimo GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    This cartoon is pure genius! It definitely catches the conversation of the moment.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 10 months ago

    Only about 12 years late.

  7. Corosive Frog

    Corosive Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Makes sense… but there is a difference between that and what the NSA does. What the idiot on Facebook does is like leaving money on a park bench and then acting surprise when you go back and it’s not there. What the NSA does is like sneaking into your bank account.

  8. David B

    David B said, 10 months ago

    The libs are still defending The Leader because Dubya was doing it. It’s wrong, no matter who is or has done it!

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    @David B

    “The libs are still defending The Leader because Dubya was doing it. It’s wrong, no matter who is or has done it!”

    I don’t defend it. You’re right, it’s wrong. However, I don’t understand why it’s a scandal now when it’s the same policy and actions that have gone on for years.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 10 months ago

    @Jase99

    Because it isn’t a republican in the White House.

  11. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, 10 months ago

    “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”

    Scott McNealy, CEO Sun Microsystems 1999

  12. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I really don’t understand the privacy concern. Anyone can look at anything I have done in my life and I wouldn’t care. It would seem to me only those who have something that they really need to hide would be worried. Anyway, if you are really worried about privacy, don’t use the Internet.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @dtroutma

    How would you feel if they came after you for what you post here?

    Yes, Bush Started it, however, Obama should have used his ‘Signing Statements’ to end this practice at 12:30 ET on January 20, 2009.

    Obama uses the same excuse Bush used when he started the program.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    You have not been watching NBC News as they report this is still the case, nothing has changed.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    I am the only member of my Family without a FaceBook account. I do have a Linked in Account I use for the work field in which I’ve been employed since 1984. (IT)

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