The NSA ...
It appears that, under President Barak Obama, the U.S. government is still hard at work collecting the PRIVATE/CONFIDENTIAL data of Americans.
From the New York Times ...
"Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials."
"Phone and e-mail logs, for example, allow analysts to identify people’s friends and associates, detect where they were at a certain time, acquire clues to religious or political affiliations, and pick up sensitive information like regular calls to a psychiatrist’s office, late-night messages to an extramarital partner or exchanges with a fellow plotter."
Stu Pitt says, "Are you fucking kidding me??? The United States government is spying on innocent Americans? Identifying our friends? Our social connections? Our location at certain times? Our goddam religious affiliation? (where the hell is our "freedom of religion"?) Phone calls we make to our freakin' doctor's office??? Late night messages to a lover???
Who is the NSA spying on? Who are they going to catch? Cheating wives and husbands. Booty calls. People who are sick. Christians and Jews. Friends and family members.
WTF? The government needs this private and confidential information to fight terrorism???"
As an American citizen I say N-O-T!
Congratulations Obama Administration and the NSA, you are once again completely ignoring the rights of innocent Americans as granted by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill Of Rights. For that, you again deservedly earn this week's Stu Pitt Award!
Our founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves. They fought a war against their government because the people in America had no say in being governed and their rights and freedoms were being intruded upon. Luckily for us, they won that war. Today, we the American people, are fighting a modern non-violent version of the same war, for the same reasons. And, sadly, we're losing.
his country from its government."
- Thomas Paine, American patriot (1737 - 1809)