By whoriblemomindeed - 20/06/2013 16:02 - United States - Celeste
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I wish people would understand the government does not care at all what the normal citizen is doing.
Yet how many people will be complaining when the gov't uses that surveillance to arrest people who downloaded music illegally? Or maybe harass some one who has strong political opinion? (Which by the way is something they use to define a "terrorist") Take the IRS scandal and add it to the NSA and you could be targeted just for expressing disagreement with your government.
I don't understand how as a nation we can go from protesting the Patriot Act to embracing it. What changed? I don't need the gov't to feel safe. I'm not going to live my life as a hermit because I am afraid. Only when you stop fearing death do you really begin to live.
my friends gay brother posted on instagram that he's gonna blow up the whitehouse. about a week later, when i was at the house, FBI agents came to the house. we live in Canada where there IS no FBI, so they had to fly out hahahah. he was questioned for a few hours, things like, do you have anything against Americans? and could you get your hands on bombs? and shit like that
Your mum tells you this and you come and post it on FML? Where they can monitor your comments and track your IP? Now that your mum knows another means of how they can spy on you, you will be in their cross-hairs. Your mother obviously has her phone to lull them into a false sense of security. Which you have ruined by posting this on FML. I SAID TO MUCH.
you know you can't actually track an IP? IP only gives a general area. For example I live in Aberdeen, but if you trace my IP it gives Glasgow because that is where the main broadcaster is for BT in Scotland. Only service providers can trace IPs to the exact address and to get that information, the Government has to ask very nicely. Although in saying that... I don't live in the US so I don't know the full powers of the NSA. Maybe they don't need to ask. But it's funny if they do because all other Government agencies do...