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rick merritt   12/10/2013 2:43:04 PM
BTW I am not a total curmudgeon. I did sign a petition from the Center for Democracy & Technology seeking a formal response from the Obama Administration on reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

I encourage you to check out their petition drive here:




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Re: One More...
rick merritt   12/10/2013 2:40:14 PM
@Graham Bell: Thanks for video.

This raises a huge question of the ethics of drone use.

Back in a 2008 Democratic Primary Debate, Obama and Clinton both said they would iuse drone attacks to take out a known terrorist even if innocent lives might be lost. Dennis Kucinich said he did not believe such a policy was in line with American values. He got my vote that day, but not the election.

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Graham Bell   12/10/2013 12:27:13 PM
One more item for the cost of freedom: Predator UAV unmanned aircraft firing Hellfire missiles at human targets.  Find out more at

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Irony Raised to the Nth Power
anon9303122   12/10/2013 12:07:55 PM
Certainly much fodder for late night TV.  Yes, the irony that companies who collect private data to make a buck are chastizing the government who collects private data to protect us from harm.  Apple, Google and Microsoft just managed to fall below the Congress in approval ratings.  What a bunch of bozos.  Disgust is what I feel about the 'Cloud'.

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