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  1. kevbo

    [@Seamus McSeamus] Right you are.

    Here is a little article by Wired.com concerning the money behind this vote: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/money-nsa-vote/.

    To sum up, those voting to continue these illegal activities received more than twice as much in contributions from defense firms than those who tried to uphold our basic right to privacy.

    Second oldest profession in the world isn’t all that different than the oldest one.

  2. Seamus McSeamus

    [@Mike]

    No argument from me. I’m in favor of term limits, and a prohibition on government officials going into private sector work for any company that lobbied before them, or whose industry they may have regulated.

  3. Seamus McSeamus

    [@Mike]

    You think your Representatives actually care about what you want? They don’t. They care about what lobbyists want because that’s who fills their bank accounts and lines them up for cushy private sector jobs in their post-public service lives. Nothing will change about this unless enough people wake up, get off the couch and get involved.

    You think what they do now is intrusive? Sticking their hands in your pants at the airport, tracking your movements by license plates and cell phones, reading your email? They get away with this, they will do more, until you won’t be able to empty your bladder without it being recorded into your government record.

  4. Mike

    I don’t mind decisions being made, intelligently. BUT I WANT MY REPS TELLING ME WHAT THEY ARE DOING ON MY BEHALF, especially with something this important. Instead, everything seems to be getting done “under the table” on this important issue. Sigh.