Framing the Dialogue

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The only thing Orwell had wrong was the year

obama constitutionThe title of this post was one of the comments after a C/Net story about how invasive the NSA domestic spying capabilities truly Think this quote from the article should chill you to the bone;

“Because the same legal standards that apply to phone calls also apply to e-mail messages, text messages, and instant messages, Nadler’s disclosure indicates the NSA analysts could also access the contents of Internet communications without going before a court and seeking approval”

Smart Meters or Sneaky Surveillance

Smart meters are on the way and the surprising or shocking thing is some of the stories of fellow citizens actually being arrested for trying to refuse to have a smart meter on their homes.  I never thought much about it, but these meters can be used in some nefarious ways.  More information is needed.  The following video by Jerry Day who is against the meters.  I am ambivalent, but gaining concern when government/industry is able to force us to have what amounts to a monitoring device on our house.  I hate to channel Orwell’s 1984, but some of this stuff is creepy.