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By veldmon (Sat May 13, 2006 at 01:25:32 PM EST) freedom, privacy, FUD-flu (all tags)
It's difficult to defend the President's efforts to safeguard liberty now that his poll numbers are so low. Americans have a habit of becoming cranky once they see that the press ceases giving the nation's Leader at least a 4 out of 10. I don't blame my fellow citizens, the press has the loudest voice after all. But it is uncomfortable presenting an argument in an uncivil environment. That said, I explain why the criticism of the NSA-telecommunication company marriage is overblown.

Many on the Left are accusing the NSA of violating the privacy of the people. The liberals are spreading FUD-flu. If the NSA sees that you're calling the ACLU, the importance of protecting your privacy increases. The proof is in the fact that there hasn't been another terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. Also, the NSA only has access to phone numbers. They would have to look in the equivalent of a phone book to get the names and addresses of the participants having the conversation.

Any Democrat that would seek to ban phone books is going to quickly discover that it's a losing proposition to the American voter.

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"Spying" on Americans | 5 comments (5 topical, 0 hidden)
Wow. by blixco (4.00 / 4) #1 Sat May 13, 2006 at 01:37:07 PM EST
That was spectacular.  Do you think that robots and humans will ever be at peace?
Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
It will be a sex robot that starts it by cam (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun May 14, 2006 at 04:57:56 AM EST
Youre really losing it. by LinDze (4.00 / 2) #2 Sat May 13, 2006 at 01:39:58 PM EST
How are you going to get  any reaction to this with such weak connections?

Ill give you good use of Teh Libruls, FUD-flu, and ACLU. But the ElephantTerrist Repellent bait is so busted its only used as sarcasm these days.

The "only look at phone numbers" thing is ok, and might catch some small fries. But immediately going from the "have to look in a phone book" sub troll to the "democrats banning phone books" super bait? Youve got to ease the transition man.

Overall I score it 3/10.

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei

Nice try (nt) by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #3 Sat May 13, 2006 at 02:52:53 PM EST

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Deliciously incoherent [n/t] by Weapon of Pack Destruction (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat May 13, 2006 at 03:28:52 PM EST

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