The Government's File on You!

All your Internet data has been recorded and stored.

Sometimes I work with Alfred. He is 6 feet 8 inches tall. The day that the story broke about General Petraeus’ affair, he asked me in his very thick Lithuanian accent, “Why do you think this is happening to your country’s General Petraeus? I am thinking maybe … something like … exit strategy for Afghanistan.”  I finally realized that in Alfred’s old country the “news” was just a propaganda machine.
So that means that after a “news” story, Lithuanians would sometimes sit around and try to figure out what the government was really up to.  I told Alfred that I thought that it just looked like some kind of a witch hunt.

 “I always feel like somebody's watching me, and I got no privacy”. According to 32-year veteran of National Security Agency turned whistle-blower, senior NSA technical director William Binney, the government records everything that you do on the Internet and stores it! That way if you become a target of the government, they can search through all of your emails and Internet history, and use whatever they find against you.  It doesn’t matter if you have always deleted everything because the government has already recorded it.

It looks like Alfred was right about our government. I don’t know the political motives for the downfall of General Petraeus and General Alan, but with corporations' control of government and media have we lost our liberty? Is our government so controlled by big money that our constitutional rights have been lost? Yes, we have lost our rights to privacy, but we could get them back by having this brought before the Supreme Court.

On 12/5/12 this NY Times story about domestic spying is exploding on the Internet, since the Internet is still a place of free speech. Now the test for liberty: Will this story ever reach the mainstream media? Will higher-ups have the story squashed, or is free Internet still powerful enough to keep America informed?

 Don Brown (author, columnist, and blogger at TheGreaterReality.com )

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Owen December 11, 2012 at 09:11 AM
The fact that anyone is shocked that the federal government is pushing the boundaries, should probably reread some of there history on the government's long history of acting contrary to what we believe, as citizens, are the staples of the Constitution. This is nothing new. It's just scarier because, electronically, the government has a whole new window into our lives. And if people want to act like big business is this out of nowhere monster, then I would call there attention to the fact that men who returned home from the Revolution, men promised acres upon acres of land for there service, where met by land speculators who offered them pennies on the dollar for that land that they paid for in blood.
Owen December 11, 2012 at 09:11 AM
Typo in the first sentence: *their
Don Brown December 11, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Yes, there is nothing new about government and buisness acting contrary to the Constitution, and it is this new amount of power that set off a big alarm with me.
Scum Of The Earth December 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM
How funny, I read a post by Don, about American eating habits, and like a good liberal, he had to start it off with a stab at the Republicans... now we see Dons liberal sensibilities are being poked because he is just now figuring out the Obama admin is spying on us all, something no President has ever done before, or even been able to do. Obama is the guy who didn't end the Patriot act like all the lefties thought, instead he increased its power, and now your all surprised that the President is spying on us all, and doing God knows what with the info.. Careful what you wish for huh Don - when you voted for him? Well wait till Obamacare gets through with your wallet son, the whole spying thing is just another quirk peculiar to only the good folks of the Obama admin. Have you noticed how little the media cares about this? Thats because its only news worthy if its being done by a Republican, the media has an unholy alliance with the Democratic party, and you my friend are a part of that. I am sure if Fox news did do a piece on this, you would be ripping them anyways...
Don Brown December 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM
This is not believed to be an issue between the Ds and the Rs.


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