"In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A."

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    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for the Catholics,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.


    nytimes.com

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    Velkome to Amerika comrad.
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    old news,nothing to see, move on.
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    Who cares? We gotta be safe from tearism.
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    Whenever I see secret body of law, how can you not help but become a little concerned. This is so far from what the founders of the government and constitution had in mind when they formed the governmental structure. My experience is that you simply can't trust people to do the right thing without strict oversight. God help us.
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    Soon to follow: "Show me your papers"
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    Phil, I've always wondered, do you grab these from HN?
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    I read a lot. That one came straight from reading the NYTimes. Some of the articles I post come from Facebook friends.

    What is HN?
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    Hacker News. I've noticed a lot of your titles align exactly with theirs. Must just be a coincidence.
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    Thank you to all of those who decided on security at any cost after 9/11.
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    Ah, as a news aggregator they will end up with a lot of the same titles, since they are just posting the headlines for their sources, and I try to just quote the headlines for my sources, and our sources are often the same.

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