[Rushtalk] YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK - YOU SHOULD BE VERY AFRAID

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Thu Nov 14 19:25:46 MST 2013


At 10:20 PM 11/12/2013, Paf Dvorak wrote:
>At 04:58 PM 11/12/2013 -0800, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
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>>Bees I don't mind.  Spiders I don't like.  Came way too close with 
>>Black Widows a couple of times.
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> From the Firesign Theatre album entitled "I think we're all Bozo's 
> on this Bus"
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmWFrMq3qNY

         A highly recommended classic comedy recording!


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>>mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] On Behalf Of Paf Dvorak
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>>At 06:46 PM 11/11/2013 -0800, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
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>>Who is "they"?
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>>The bees and the spiders. 
>><http://thatswaytoomuch.info/firesounds/Bees.mp3>http://thatswaytoomuch.info/firesounds/Bees.mp3
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>>From: <mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com>rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com 
>>[ mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] On Behalf Of John A. Quayle
>>Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:33 PM
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>>          I am afraid of NOTHING! When you are, they've defeated you. - jaq
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>>At 08:30 PM 11/10/2013, Carl Spitzer wrote:
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>>FROM THE WASHINGTON POST
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>>Why the gov't source leaked PRISM
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>>By <http://www.politico.com/reporters/DylanByers.html>DYLAN BYERS |
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>>6/6/13 6:28 PM EDT
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>>The Washington Post has 
>><http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html>published 
>>a remarkable report showing that the National Security Agency and 
>>the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the 
>>central servers of major Internet companies -- Microsoft, Yahoo, 
>>Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple -- and 
>>"extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and 
>>connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements 
>>and contacts over time."
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>>Why did a government source leak information of this program, 
>>dubbed "PRISM," to the Post? What follows is perhaps the most 
>>chilling paragraph I've read to date about U.S. government surveillance:
>>Firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their 
>>capabilities, is what drove a career intelligence officer to 
>>provide PowerPoint slides about PRISM and supporting materials to 
>>The Washington Post in order to expose what he believes to be a 
>>gross intrusion on privacy. "They quite literally can watch your 
>>ideas form as you type," the officer said.
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>>In the wake of last night's 
>><http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/report-govt-collecting-verizon-phone-records-165528.html>Guardian 
>>report about the NSA's collection of Verizon phone user metadata, 
>>the New York Times editorial board 
>><http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/nyt-obama-admin-has-lost-all-credibility-165612.html>argued 
>>that the Obama administration "has now lost all credibility" in 
>>defending its abuses of executive power. That was before the report 
>>about PRISM, which unlike the Verizon metadata, includes 
>>surveillance of user content.
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>>"'They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,' the 
>>officer said."
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>>If that doesn't make you uncomfortable, it should.
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