Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Do They Want My Grocery Receipts, Too?

As far as this whole domestic spying program that Bush and the NSA are running goes, the part that most upsets me is that they are trying to sell the American public on the whole load of bull story that they're still protecting our privacy because no names or addresses are attached to the billions of records they've collected.

Do they think we are morons? How hard would it be to look up these phone numbers and who they belong to? Hell, I can check out a phone number on Google in less than 10 seconds. Why gather these records in the first place and search through them if it wasn't possible to put names to the phone calls? Protecting our privacy? What privacy?

And since they already lied back in December and January when they said there was no tracking of phone calls within the US, who wants to believe them when they claim they're not listening in on phone calls now? Go ahead and assume that at anytime you're on the phone, someone is listening in. Or it is being stored in another massive database for later listening pleasure.

Scary, huh? But not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact, firmly planted within it.

The Daily Show has a pretty good bit on this whole thing. You can view it here.


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