Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 14:12 UTC
Internet & Networking From The Guardian:

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.

This is not PRISM - but a different system. The slides are damning, as always.

It validates claims made by Edward Snowden, and makes it clear that US government officials have been lying all along. There's no court order required for any of this - in a supposedly modern democracy. Crazy.

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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by jimmmy on Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
jimmmy
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2012-01-02

If they were actually "nuts" they'd already be shooting.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I think it's more that they traded their nuts for guns, and now when the government is attacking them in a non-physical way, they don't have the balls for it.

They're probably on the side of the NSA, actually, which means the US has well armed militia potentially fighting on the side of the government.

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by bnolsen on Thu 1st Aug 2013 04:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

thats stupid. and gun nuts aren't stupid. we're waiting to see if congress actually has the balls and the sense to do their jobs and start heavily defunding the non military part of the government. if they don't do their job we find one of more states with the courage to declare that the federal government has broken and trampled the contract and reissue the declaration of independence with a couple of small changes. then we flock there and get ready for the SHTF. what else can anyone do?

Edited 2013-08-01 05:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by Ravyne on Thu 1st Aug 2013 19:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
Ravyne Member since:
2006-01-08

If you think the gun nuts are on the side of the NSA, then you woefully misunderstand either the gun nuts, or the NSA.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by aliquis on Wed 31st Jul 2013 21:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

If they were actually "nuts" they'd already be shooting.
The nut part is what explains why they aren't shooting already considering they already got the guns and all ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by vitae on Thu 1st Aug 2013 00:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Oh but they are shooting, just at the sides of barns, at rabbits, at imaginary black UN helicopters, at drones in Colorado, probably jugs off the porch, and, when feudin', at each other.

They're just not shooting at government troops like they said they would if Obama got re-elected (Mississippi) or like they're always threatening at Tea Party rallies.

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