Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC
Legal And yes, the PRISM scandal is far, far from over. More and more information keeps leaking out, and the more gets out, the worse it gets. The companies involved have sent out official statements - often by mouth of their CEOs - and what's interesting is that not only are these official statements eerily similar to each other, using the same terms clearly designed by lawyers, they also directly contradict new reports from The New York Times. So, who is lying?
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by djohnston on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:31 UTC in reply to "Re:"
djohnston
Member since:
2006-04-11

Am I the only one who sees that "secret court orders" violate constitutional rights?


Welcome to the United Socialist States of Amerika. Most of what the government does "under color of law" now violates the U.S. Constitution, whether it's the President, Congress or a government agency. Every day the Federal Reserve exists, it is in direct violation of Article 1 Secions 8 and 10. And it has existed since 1913.

Even worse, the trickle down effect reaches to the state, county and municipal levels.

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by woegjiub on Sat 8th Jun 2013 23:17 in reply to "RE: Re:"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

socialism != fascism.

It has brought it in the past, but the most heavily socialist states in the world are the freeest; scandinavia, NZ, Aus, EU, etc.

Edited 2013-06-08 23:18 UTC

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by djohnston on Sun 9th Jun 2013 02:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
djohnston Member since:
2006-04-11

socialism != fascism.


That's true. The U.S. is both socialist and fascist. In retrospect, what I should have said is that those who believe corporations have no influence over the decision-making at the state and federal levels have not been paying attention. This has been going on a long time, even before the rise of Rockefeller's Standard Oil.

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by orfanum on Sun 9th Jun 2013 08:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Social democracy is not socialism. All the places you mention have social democratic principles or underpinnings, not socialist ones.

It's political 101 stuff.

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