Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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" The Soviet Union murdered tens of millions of it's own citizens,

Like US does with American soldiers in nonsense wars like Vietnam Irak and Afganistan

You mean, US soldiers kill US citizens in those countries?

suppressed all dissenting political activity,

Guantanamo anyone?

And how many people are held in Guanatamo, as compared to Gulag?

Or how about the concept of the domino effect that murder many foreign politicians like Salvador Allende

Can you name more of these "many" politicians?

"prevented it's citizens from travelling abroad or freely accessing foreign culture

Like traveling to Cuba
Great example. Forbidding citizens from visiting few countries considered hostile (which is, BTW, done by almost every country) as compared to almost total ban on visits abroad (less severe in case of socialist countries and almost total for capitalist countries).

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