Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Leaker or traitor?

InFromTheCold analyzes the latest security leak, shows what happened to whistleblowers who actually used legal means of whistleblowing, and then analyzes why we keep records on great grandmoms.

Ah, but what if Grandmom is an evil Republican? Will she get a visit from the IRS checking out her taxes?

and just wait til they get hold of your electronic medical records.

Edward Snowden deserves to be punished, but the debate he has spurred must also be a part of the public discourse.  Wisconsin Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, who will never be confused with an ACLU member, says on-going surveillance activities go "far beyond" what was envisioned in the 2001 Patriot Act, a law that Mr. Sensenbrenner played a key role in crafting.  It's time to ask exactly what is being done in our name, and what we've surrendered in our collective yearning for "safety."                                                     

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