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Poll: Most Americans ok with PRISM phone tracking

0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2013, 09:59 posted on

If the recent leak about the NSA's PRISM phone record tracking program had taken place in another era, Americans would be calling for the impeachment of every elected official involved; during the Watergate era, when we had a paranoid President in office, and U.S. citizens were wary of every pronouncement that came out of Washington D.C., this story would have had more of an edge to it...

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posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:13 10

1. zig8100 (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Lol some people just can't see that this is not the only thing they doing to violate our civil rights. Its much more deeper then PRISM. This is just scratching the surface. Maybe you should post the Video of the interview with the Whistle Blower right beside the poll. Damn Zombies!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:21 6

5. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


But after something happens, you will lay all the blame at the step of the government. You are the zombie for not thinking rationally. Self-centered persons only think about themselves.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:44 7

10. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


You mean after the government strikes again and makes it seem like it was someone else and have the media throw it in our faces?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 18:34 2

50. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Can't thumb this up enough.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 13:57 1

39. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@donfem RED THUMB

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 00:10

75. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I have to agree. I dont see a problem with it, and im not bothered by privacy issues to lock everything in my FB private off the public. Those who are not friends can view my stuff too. It is a platform for SHARING things, if you are going to lock everything private, then just quit FB.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:46 5

11. MikeG77 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Don i think you would agree that if the gov't actually knew that something was going to happen and did nothing then yes all the blame should fall on them. Everyone who knows about these things knows that PRISM is just a small part of the surveilance the gov't conducts internally/externally on citizens and foreign nationals. I don't think he is a zombie for having a differing opinion than yourself. You feel the gov't should do WHATEVER they want to protect the citizens of this country and thats good as long as its legal. If gov't is violating our rights then its not legal and thats what Zig is trying to say.

If the gov't can go in start collecting data on you or anyone else without probable cause AND a warrant what else can they do without our consent?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:49 2

12. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I can't find the dislike button but you seriously need to do your research the government staged these events like the Boston marathon and 9/11iI use to believe it was terrorists and I was going to join the army and things seemed fishy so I looked into, you and other clueless people need to do that

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:54 1

13. MikeG77 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Vandroid i hope your not saying i am clueless because i am far from it. Oh and just so you know the dislike button doesn't exist anymore.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:07

15. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I'm in no position to call anyone clueless and to be honest I haven't been reading the full comment just part of it

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:15 1

20. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Not to be disrespectful but you have got to be kidding, right? So you really think the government staged the Boston bombings, and let me guess, 9/11 too? You have been watching too many Glenn Beck conspiracy theory videos.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:22 4

22. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


The evidence is there, who is Glenn beck?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:24 1

23. MikeG77 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Glenn Beck is a conservative talk show host.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:29 1

25. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I'll look him up

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 13:29 5

31. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Correction: Glenn Beck is a nut case. While you're at it, look up Alex Jones too. Right up your alley.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:31 2

26. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Just like you only read part of the comment Mike you only look at part of the facts which is fairly obvious vandroid.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:40

27. MikeG77 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Hmm im not seeing what your point is? He asked a questions and i answered it. My initial comment was in response to the Zig and Don and of course i only look at part of the facts seeing as no one has all the info.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:04 3

29. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


too much evidence pointing in favor of conspiracy theories

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:05 2

60. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I was in dc on 9/11 there was no plane anywhere near the Pentagon.. So yes 9/11 was planned!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 23:10

73. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


My mother was in DC and saw the plane, so no it wasn't

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:03 3

59. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Most Americans are f**kin morons! no offense im american but they are... We have all these rights that defin our country and are no to be infringed on and we give up our rights and let the govt do whatever! Our country's in the toilet

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 23:41

74. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If I could thumbs down you, I would. You don't insult a large portion of the country because the majority doesn't agree with you. That, intern, makes you a moron.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:34

63. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


What I find hilarious is that we are talking about America...but it would be fine if PRISM was only being used in other countries...

I can bet half a years salary that we have stuff planted in other countries, spying on them.

But I guess thats fine tho....the person who leaked this info knows about stuff going on in other countries.....but only leaks info about the US...hypocritical.. He was and is an idiot. He didnt care that this program was used to stop potential attacks...and theres no telling how its being used in other countries...

Now whatever advantage the US had about another country and potential dangers is probably wiped out. He was read in to handle top secret documents. Thats like a police officer becoming a dirty cop...or a doctor not waiting on a patient because he doesnt like them...or a lawyer who is representing a man how may be 80 - 90 % guilty....and throws the case, messes up on purpose so he goes to jail.

He didnt think about the back lash his family was gonna receive. Also...him being read in to handle documents like that....he signed a paper saying he can be taken to court, prosecuted for disclosing info like this.

And in this economy...money talks and BS walks....there's no way in .....that I would risk a job paying over $100,000 over this.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:41 1

64. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


He signed away his rights to do something like this when he took the job. Plain n simple. I have absolutely no sympathy for him.

Btw...the military is responsible for things waaaaay more atrocious than this. And I dont mean just against folks in other countries. Fact.

Ppl need to wake up to the real world.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:04

82. bendaman (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


More deeperer?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:15 1

2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1307; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I'm only "ok" with it because there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. Well, there are a few things that could be done, but they're really extreme.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:12 2

19. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


A civil war is the most extreme thing that can be done

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 12:06

85. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Be carefulll... they are listening!!! lol

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:18 2

3. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


There you have it, they can intrudes on privacy of the whopping 62%,by the government while investigate terrorism threats, But don't intrude on us 42%!!!...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:18 5

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


sadly most people interviewed were consumed by the mainstream media and hollywood celebrity news updates than some issue with freedom

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