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Forum Post: Invasion of Privacy

Posted 1 year ago on July 24, 2013, 1:41 a.m. EST by Shule (1696)
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Up in arms about the NSA gathering data on everybody? Think of this; All those shopping networks and other retailers have been doing essentially the same thing for years, and then they have the audacity to sell that collected data without our consents to third parties who turn around and inundate us with phone calls and spam. They're not only snooping, they're also harassing. Talk about invasion of Privacy! Talk about violating 4th amendment rights. Any noble law students and lawyers out there willing to take the issue up?



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[-] 2 points by trashyharry (1076) from Waterville, NY 1 year ago

On April 15,1912,the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.Survivors reported that the musicians of the ship's orchestra continued to play music until the entire ship sank beneath the waves.Who exactly decided that the band should continue playing during the disaster is a piece of information that will never be known.The reason for a group of musicians to provide musical accompaniment during the crippling,disabling and abandonment of the ship was presumably to prevent panic from afflicting the mostly doomed crew and passengers-based on the assumption that most people will continue to believe that the situation cannot be truly dire unless musicians actually are obliged to stop playing music.Now the crippled vessel is our planet Earth and there is little doubt that the bands,orchestras,and other entertainers will be cranking out a multitude of diversions as the viability of the ecosystems collapse,making agriculture-and human life largely impossible.Party on,Dudes.The secrecy is about keeping the American People in the dark and feeding them crap.And the American People apparently like it like that,making the whole project easier by much.Evidently,Americans are so frightened of "Terrorists" that they believe privacy is a secondary concern.That may indeed be the case in a country like Israel.But in the United States,it simply is not so.As an observer,I just can't help but notice that attitudes and opinions that are more helpful to Israel that the United States are constantly cultivated and promoted,and American Foreign AND Domestic Policies are then built on those foundations.So I would guess that whenever privacy for Americans becomes something that will make life better for Israelis,then we will see a serious effort to restore the 4th amendment,along with the rest of our constitution-LOL!

[-] 2 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That is an excellent point - one I have made several times, even before the world heard of someone named Snowden. Another interesting point is that all of those calling for Snowden's head voted for the very programs he is exposing, while Russia insists that Snowden reveal no more if he is to receive asylum - which means what? exactly . . .

We could begin by postulating that the Russians, and other foreign intelligence services, already know pretty much everything Snowden might choose to reveal.

And so whom are these secrets being kept from?

US is the most reasonable answer . . .

[-] 0 points by TikiJ (-38) 1 year ago

It's very tough to beat the people who make the laws and own the judges in a kangaroo court.

[-] 2 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

wait - what did you just say?

And how does that apply to the Zimmerman case and stand your ground laws?

you lyin fuk

[-] 0 points by TikiJ (-38) 1 year ago

It doesnt. Its about defending the 4th amendment via lawyers and law students.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 1 year ago

There is this bipartisan amendment, proposed by Representative Justin Amash (Republican, Michigan), which would forbid the NSA from expending any of its funds on the bulk collection of Americans' records, including our phone records up for a vote in Congress I believe today. It will be interesting to see how that goes. That would lend precedence. That would be a start.

Suggest calling or writing your representative.