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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

No, a Republic is not mutually exclusive from democracy but it's not a pure democracy either now is it. I'd also clarify that, when more effort is put into limiting who can vote rather than educating and collecting votes from the maximum number of citizens.. maybe it's worth taking a step back and having a look-see.

"Your from Toronto,"
Ssh, don't tell. it's a secret.

My understanding is that we vote for the local party representative. The representative of the party that wins the most regions becomes Prime Minister. Tell you what though, I'll go do some reading to makes sure I have it right or correct my understanding if not.

We can also continue this when there is significant news of vote fixing in our elections.

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