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

Yup, had it correct. "Up here" we vote for the party we want to represent us rather than voting for a select elite who they may or may not vote for the party we wanted to represent us.

One correction for you also; we are not a monarchy. We are a parliamentary democracy. The royal family does not dictate policy down to the government but rather, the government decides policy without influence. In our case, the Governor General then rubber stamps whatever the parliament has decided.

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