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Who is watching the government while it watches you?

December 4, 2008 by  

The government has access to personal dataCivil liberties experts have warned the House Homeland Security Committee that too little oversight is given to the government’s use of personal data.

This information, which is collected from a myriad of sources ranging from cell phone records to credit card data, is not currently managed satisfactorily, according to groups which addressed Congress on Wednesday.

One of the criticisms levied at the government’s data-mining program – which seeks to identify terrorists – is that it is ineffective.

"Predictive data mining is akin to alchemy or astrology in its relationship to science," Tim Sparapani of the American Civil Liberties Union said, according to CNET.com.

Others raised concerns that there are not sufficient limits set on how this information can be used once it is collected.

These issues should be addressed by the next administration or the country risks compromising the civil liberties of its citizens, the groups suggested.

"We have to set priorities that maintain the values of a free society," said Laura Murphy of Laura Murphy & Associates.

In the past few months, the Bush administration has come under fire for the surveillance methods it has used as part of its anti-terrorism measures.
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  • Bob Livingston

    There is very little privacy left in America today. You have to work really hard to maintain even a shred of privacy these days. Almost everything is known. Bob.

    • Jorgaone

      AND even local judges in Civil Courts simply ignore our personal privacy rights.
      I was handed an example of that recently with my legally posted private property–and insisting that the Sheriff arrest the person who knowingly trespassed on it. (he wouldn’t) I sued for him to be charged…
      The Judge simply dissmissed the case. He claimed it was “over”. How can that be?
      MY personal privacy was totally IGNORED…despite the clearly worded law on the books.

      • carolyn watson

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        As you can see here- bottom line- the Law is being made void. Without the Law, anarchy becomes the code of conduct..Without the Law, no man is safe. The Law denoted wrong doing (sin) but since the leaders now live in a politically correct world, ther is no right and wrong. To think these fools have education and not a lick of sense adds new meaning to education. And we all know thqat being politically correct means you have swapped truth for lies. Stop the Insanity. I often joke that I’m going to join the animal kingdom rather then be part of the human race as I find animals to be smarter by instinct than mankind is with a brain! Keep the Faith!

  • carolyn watson

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    The stage is being set for the world dictator that is to come. Pieces of the puzzle are now coming into focus. He will control all and know all through the computer that supposedly was to track the economy. It’s now being used to track people.
    The good news- God still is in control and nothing is going to happen except it be by his permissive or subjective will.
    Considering how Americans have forgotten their roots and who we are- maybe they should fear the wrath of God because we know what we deserve.

    • Jorgaone

      I’m deathly afraid that you are right. Perhaps the Anti-Christ? It’s scary to see how the “government” simply walks in, says they’re there to “help” and takes over!
      Do you think that a Ruby Ridge or a Waco could have occured or been escalated if Reagan were in office?
      Of course not! It would have been tracked to the one person responsible for over-reacting, and nipped in the bud. Instead, one person sets off speculation–others react (instead of acting on it) and soon our nation of sheep follow right into total transparency for them–and total blackout for the Government.
      NONE of us know what the Government believes to be true about us as individuals–and WE will not find out. BUT our fate rests on it!

  • carolyn watson

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    You are so right ! But then again we know there are people that have eyes that do not see and ears that do no hear– thinking themselves wise- they became as fools.
    I truly believe that it is not meant for all to recognize but those who believe the Word of God and follow Him- will have their eyes opened to see what lies ahead. It isn’t a pretty picture but like Bob says- most follow conventional wisdom.
    Between the dumbing down through Public Education, the controlled Media, the bull from the liars guild (Congress), people are so busy just trying to make it from day to day that they really don’t take time to see the whole picture.
    I’ve noticed people are starting to wake up but it might be a tad too late unless they realize our only Hope is in the Lord. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 is exactly the answer that should be read and practiced . We have been given so much Mercy and Grace that we may be too far along on God’s Timeclock to be given more of it.
    Money has become America’s God and I think a full blown depression is in the works as God will show us just what it’s worth-ZILCH.
    We reap what we sow and sometimes-more then we sow.

  • Roger Wincek

    You have no personal rights! You have been significantly brainwashed! The truth is self evident, a majority voted for Barack Hussein Obama II. This empty suit, has done nothing to distinguise himself in any career! He has led you down the primrose path
    with misrepresentations and deceit. Barack Hussein Obama II is the chosen one selected by United States and world wide socialist/communists to end the American way of life! And he will accomplish that mission because you chose him to do so.
    You did so because you have no confidence in yourself to complete anything
    properly. You simply like and want to be told what to do! You should insist that the
    Constitution be followed and everybody must comply with the law of the land.

  • AlPon

    Hurray, hurray … some of us are finally getting to the ‘real’ truth. The world IS controlled by a few hundred, maybe a thousand or so, ultra rich, ultra secretive families. For all who still wonder why and for those that can’t seem to understand what’s going on in the world. For all those still divided by petty differences. For all those that still have a partisan mindset. In other words; us vs. them and Dems vs. Repubs. Let me present the ultimate evidence of world wide manipulation and control. Written over 150 years ago, by the evil doers, for the evil doers, this document has been denied by them as bigotry. But after you read it and see that all the plans and proficies have come to fruition there can be no denying the truth. They never denied the existance of this document, only to say it is racist and bigoted. They never deny the contents thereof. For over 100 years it has been hidden and censored.
    Every citizen of the planet needs to read this book. It will rock your world and you will never be or think the same afterwards. I’m not selling anything. Unlike so many web sites trying to get rich by informing us of what we should already be aware of. My only motive is too circulate this publication. To help the citizens of the US and the world in general to see and discern the truth. The REAL truth.
    At the risk of disappearing or being ‘rubbed out’ I am revealing this to all the world. The name of this tome is “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. If you can’t find it with your browser, as I said, they want this kept under wraps, I will provide it free as a PDF document. Just request a copy from alanponelli@hotmail.com. I will promptly reply and attach said doc to my email. Let’s see how many people have a quest for the truth or just like to hear their own gums slam together.

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