Friday, May 12, 2006

Civil Liberties Take Another Beating

Normally, I avoid political entanglements on CTCN, but this transcends politics and encroaches into everybody's life. It's rather disconcerting to know phone service providers have, without warrants, provided records on millions of phone calls which occurred within U.S. borders. If you haven't heard Jack Cafferty's take on the mess, you should.

By the way, is it a coincidence that the companies who voluntarily provided your phone records to the government, happen to be the same companies who are attempting to seize control of the web?


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Anonymous said...

Ray Davies had it so right, "Paranoia may destroy ya"!

Randy M. Combs said...

Thanks for the response General Hayden. Does Dubya know you're slumming in the blogosphere?

Anonymous said...

It's always a joy on those rare occasions when someone quotes Ray Davies! "When I see the people shoutin' at each other, I'd rather be an out-of-work bum."

Anonymous said...

Well we now discover that the phone companies did not provide records to the NSA. But it was a delightful little story Mr. Dan Rather. Democracies never survive anyway. The human race does not possess the ability for self governance. It's true, read a history book!

Randy M. Combs said...

If the phone companies didn't provide records, how did the NSA track the calls of suspected terrorists? Bush has admitted they were tracking calls.

Do you think these denials have more to do with the class action lawsuits that have been filed? Also, why has the government filed motions with the court to prevent lawsuits against the telco's?

Democracies never survive anyway? Ummm...we don't live in a democracy...and I read it in a history book.

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