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Cheat-Sheet On Spying

Posted By Washingtons Blog On August 13, 2013 @ 1:30 am In Markets | Comments Disabled

Congress Is Holding Hearings on Government Spying … Here’s a Cheat Sheet

If you’ve been too busy to catch up on the details of the spying scandal, here’s an overview:

  • The government is spying on just about everything we do [1].  Even the government’s attempted denials of this fact confirm it [2]
  • A Congressman noted that – even if such a mass surveillance program is started for good purposes – it will inevitably turn into a witch hunt [33]

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[1] everything we do: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/anyone-who-says-the-government-only-spies-on-limited-targets-is-wrong.html

[2] confirm it: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/nsa-spokesman-accidentally-admits-that-the-government-is-spying-on-all-americans.html

[3] pretend that “everything” is relevant … so it spies on everyone: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/governments-secret-interpretation-of-patriot-act-everything-is-relevant-so-spy-on-everyone.html

[4] The government’s mass spying doesn’t keep us safe : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/the-fact-that-mass-surveillance-doesnt-keep-us-safe-goes-mainstream.html

[5] NSA spying did not prevent a terror attack on Wall Street: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/no-nsa-spying-did-not-prevent-a-terror-attack-on-wall-street.html

[6] worst types of lawlessness: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/why-doesnt-the-government-use-its-mass-surveillance-to-bust-bank-crimes.html

[7] Congress: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-18/opinions/40046491_1_intelligence-agencies-intelligence-programs-chris-inglis

[8] the courts: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/19/fisa-court-oversight-process-secrecy

[9] this: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/23/5515653/editorial-secret-fisa-court-rubber.html

[10] this: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/14/fisa-court-essentially-a-rubber-stamp-for-government-report-finds/

[11] says that it’s a kangaroo court: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/even-fisa-court-judge-says-its-a-kangaroo-court.html

[12] the spying program is illegal: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/opinion/the-criminal-nsa.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

[13] King George imposed on the American colonists … which led to the Revolutionary War: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/nsa-spying-is-exactly-the-kind-of-thing-which-caused-the-revolutionary-war-against-king-george.html

[14] no longer have a functioning democracy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/former-president-and-commander-in-chief-america-is-no-longer-a-democracy.html

[15] keep everyone safe without violating the Constitution: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/we-have-the-technological-ability-to-keep-americans-safe-without-spying-on-everyone.html

[16] revealing NSA spying programs does not harm national security: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/top-counter-terrorism-czar-revealing-nsa-spying-program-doesnt-harm-national-security.html

[17] no “legal” way to get the information out: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/why-didnt-snowden-go-through-proper-channels-to-blow-the-whistle.html

[18] “we hack everyone everywhere“: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/high-level-american-intelligence-source-we-hack-everyone-everywhere-we-like-to-make-a-distinction-between-us-and-the-others-but-we-are-in-almost-every-country-in-the-world.html

[19] make a lot of money: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/mass-spying-being-used-to-make-some-people-rich.html

[20] Spying: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/newly-leaked-nsa-slide-shows-that-nsa-is-tapping-all-data-from-main-undersea-phone-and-internet-cables.html

[21] before 9/11: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/u-s-government-planned-indefinite-detention-of-citizens-long-before-911.html

[22] stemmed from an emergency program only meant to be activated in the case of a nuclear war : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/is-this-the-real-reason-for-the-government-spying-on-americans.html

[23] to destroy anonymity: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/google-moves-to-destroy-online-anonymity-unintentionally-helping-authoritarian-governments.html

[24] creates an easy mark for hackers: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/another-problem-with-mass-spying-hackers-might-steal-centralized-data.html

[25] doesn’t believe the NSA: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-public-doesnt-believe-the-nsa-knows-whats-really-going-on-with-mass-spying.html

[26] considered a hero by the American public: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/snowden-is-a-traitor-to-the-political-elite-but-a-hero-to-the-american-people.html

[27] most secretive: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/20/194513/obamas-crackdown-views-leaks-as.html

[28] ever: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2013/03/11/citing-security-censor-more-public-records/6JZjnMHyHyO1hfG30x6QiO/story.html

[29] background: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/14/obama-transparency-podesta-sunshine-week

[30] the most transparent administration ever: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283335-obama-this-is-the-most-transparent-administration-in-history

[31] worse than Nixon: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/top-constitutional-experts-obama-is-worse-than-nixon.html

[32] Stasi East Germans: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/americans-the-most-spied-on-people-in-world-history.html

[33] turn into a witch hunt: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/congressmen-nsa-spying-illegal-subject-to-abuse-like-the-star-chamber.html

[34] frame you if someone in government happens to take a dislike to you: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/top-spying-experts-even-good-people-should-oppose-spying-because-if-someone-in-government-takes-a-dislike-to-you-the-surveillance-can-be-used-to-frame-you.html

[35] always focused on crushing dissent … not on keeping us safe: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/government-spying-has-always-focused-on-crushing-dissent-not-on-keeping-us-safe.html

[36] the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/nsa-whistleblower-nsa-spying-on-and-blackmailing-high-level-government-officials-and-military-officers.html

[37] see this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/nsa-whistleblower-nsa-spyed-on-to-gain-leverage-general-petraeus-and-other-generals-supreme-court-justice-alito-and-all-of-the-other-supreme-court-justices-and-the-white-house-s.html

[38] warned for 40 years that mass surveillance would lead to tyranny in America: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/top-experts-have-warned-for-50-years-that-mass-surveillance-would-lead-to-tyranny-in-america.html

[39] narrowly defeated: https://www.google.com/search?q=amash+nsa+narrowly+defeated&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#client=firefox-a&hs=uTz&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&sclient=psy-ab&q=pelosi+%22white+house%22+amash+nsa+narrowly+defeated&oq=pelosi+%22white+house%22+amash+nsa+narrowly+defeated&gs_l=serp.3...12142.18094.0.18205.21.19.0.0.0.11.238.3224.0j11j7.18.0....0...1c.1.23.psy-ab..21.0.0.YL9OiotSzyI&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49967636,d.cGE&fp=5c110e9b813ee0f3&biw=1024&bih=631

[40] legislation to stop the mass surveillance: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/support-these-2-bills-or-live-like-a-slave.html

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