Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:08 UTC
Legal "Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency. The sheer scale of the agency's ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate." Woah.
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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by RshPL on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
RshPL
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2009-03-13

Did not know the quote, thanks.. however

... Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

Quite ironic, considering that NSDAP stands for "Nationalsozialistische".

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by Alfman on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 15:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
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2011-01-28

RshPL,

While we're on the topic of famous quotes:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin.

When we were escaping the grips of the english, our leaders were ferociously free-thinking. It's astonishing how much has regressed politically.

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RE[5]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Fri 28th Jun 2013 23:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by marcp"
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2005-07-06

Or so the myths about the past are...

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Fri 28th Jun 2013 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Quite ironic, considering that NSDAP stands for "Nationalsozialistische".

It was deliberately named that way to create confusion, to mislead (and some people still fall for it...); NSDAP didn't have much in common with socialists.

Edited 2013-06-28 23:30 UTC

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