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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Blogger Kristonia said...

Freedom of the press vs. terrorist activities. A catch 22 if I ever heard one. If the press is not free to report on government activities, then the terrorists win in reducing us to the type of nation they have come from. A censored media is the epitome of a doctatorship. The best way to oppress a people is to deny them information where they can come to their own conclusions.

Do you honestly believe the government has the ability to data mine the mass amount of information they are aquiring in time to interfere with a real terrorist threat? That cartoon should depict the terrorist laughing at the US government that thinks they are stupid enough to leave evidence in their bank accounts or in a phone conversation. Like the New York times has more access to this kind of intelligence than a terrorist that spends their entire life finding the flaws of our "security."

10:54 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

Apparently they can, Christina. The program has already captured several, including the yahoo responsible for the Bali bombings.

There is no doubt the program was working. Yes, they DO have the ability to data mine mass amounts of information. American Express can do it, what makes you think the govt cant? The IRS doesnt seem to have a problem doing it.

The Times has no love for their country. They are traitors.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Same as the ones that outed Valerie Plame!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Senor said...

Who outed Valerie? So far I have seen no proof that the White House was involved. No indictments for outing Plame. Joe Wilson used to brag about her CIA status at DC parties.
You can believe something all day long, but without proof its nothing more than a sour grapes accusation.

Isnt it funny that the left was so upset about Valerie, yet when the Times commits an act of treason you all support them wholeheartedly.

10:12 AM  
Blogger prying1 said...

I would rather trust the people working in our government to serve the interests of this nation than some editor in a failing newspaper. Except of course the idiot working for our government that 'leaked' this story of classified information and broke the law by doing so.

People of every political stripe work hard to find clues to stop terrorists... It is not just Republicans working on the anti-terrorists programs. There are a certain amount of safety measures to assure that there is no abuse of these programs. Many people from all walks of life are involved. Had there been abuses the NYT would have reported them.

People making decisions at the N. Y. Times are pretty much from one party. Most vote for Democrats...

It was classified information for a reason. There are people out there that want to kill Christina, Matt Vella, Senor, myself and most anyone reading this comment.

We are in a war like it or not. It started prior to 9-11. It will continue after Bush leaves office.

The leaker must be found and prosecuted. Those who took his stolen information and published it should be punished too.

The only problem with taking the NYT commander in chief to jail is it would create sympathy for him and his cause. Perhaps it would be better if citizens dragged him naked from his office, Coated him with tar and feathers and ran him out of town on a rail.

You know the town I mean. The one that used to have a different skyline.

The Democratic cause of revealing classified information under the guise of, "the people must know what our government is doing", is predicated on "Hate Bush" no matter what the cost to our country...

Remember this next time you vote!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Kristonia said...

Unfortunately, I am never given a good choice for voting so I always try to vote for the guy I think congress can keep in check.

Kerry and Bush were pathetic choices and voting for anyone else is as good as wiping your butt with the ballot.

How can I vote without full knowledge of what is going on? Not that the big brother issue started with Bush, but he is using Post Traumatic Torture to get Americans to give him a free pass.

Knowledge is power and the Bush spin machine calls anyone that says the emperor is wearing no clothes a traitor. Why aren't they prosecuting the source of this "classified" information as Prying 1 indicated. I seem to remember the "classified" name of a federal agent being released and the NY Times took the fall for that as well.

And yes American Express can data mine but the fact is that they don't bother. It costs more to data mine and then prosecute than to simply pay off the fraudulant charges.

I work in the programming business and data mining that much information is too time consuming to be effective at identifying an attack before it happens. You also make the assumption that all this wire-tapping is part of a war against terrorism. Newsflash: Terrorism is a concept, not a nation, not a race, not a person. The war on terrorism is like the war on drugs that Clinton declared while he was in office.

It is simply propoganda that would allow the Bush administration to do whatever they want in the name of national security. I would not mind the tracking of terrorists but who defines terrorist? The same administration that calls freedom of the press and speech high treason? The same government that attempts to put religious doctrine in the constitution?

I don't feel safer because we are at war. I don't feel safer because the government is tracking every conversation and exchange of money. NYC has it all figured out by hiring their own security experts. If New Orleans was smart they would stop waiting for a government handout and hire their own rebuilders.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Senor said...

"If New Orleans was smart they would stop waiting for a government handout and hire their own rebuilders."

The leftists in N.O. have known only one thing their entire life: govt handouts.

6:58 AM  

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