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Totalitarianism Today


First, an article today from McClatchy news about Obama's "Insider Threat Program" to have federal workers look for suspicious activity in their coworkers. Being depressed at work can trigger investigations. Leaking anything is equivalent to beng a spy for another country. Obama's program was started just after Bradley Manning leaked information.

And here's a great summary of how much spying is going on, called "Do You Have ANY IDEA How Wdespread Government Spyning Really Is?

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Phone calls, and internet metadata...

Obama and Bush scooped up Americans email and internet use metadata, too. To data mine us.  For the children. Because terrorism.

 
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Thanks for links

Couldn't let this sad occasion pass without mention/link...

Top-level Emptywheel blogger & lawyer 'bmaz' has been paying attention to the Scott Bloch case - sentence is in: one DAY in jail, two years probation. What a joke is how bmaz characterized this and I wholeheartedly agree:

http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/06/24/the-day-of-sentencing-judgment-for-...

And did you notice the Enron guy had a decade of time shaved off his sentence in the shadows of the shiny objects attracting the MSM?

lalala...

(BTW Chris - do these posts just go to the folks in the group? I'm unclear how the groups work.)

 
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If Cheney Likes It...

This is Dick Cheney's brain child?
That's predictable.

 
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Cheney Supports Obama Administration

Dick Cheney has come out in support of spying on US citizens, and against anyone knowing about it. He claims much of the spying on US citizens was his idea.

 

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