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...but about letting everyone know that this may be a tipping point.

The tipping point was 9/11/01

9/11 enabled PNAC

Project for the New American Century

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. established in 1997 as a non-profit educational organization founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan. The PNAC's stated goal is "to promote American global leadership."[1] Fundamental to the PNAC were the view that "American leadership is both good for America and good for the world"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Ce...

9/11 enabled the "Information Awareness Office"

Information Awareness Office

...creating enormous computer databases to gather and store the personal information of everyone in the United States, including personal e-mails, social networks, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, and numerous other sources, without any requirement for a search warrant.[1] This information would then be analyzed to look for suspicious activities, connections between individuals, and "threats".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Awareness_Office

9/11 enabled the actions listed in Rant #39, reposted in 2005 on the Political Quagmire, a year after it's creation:

http://boards.fool.com/repost-review-of-the-general-rants-23...

Does anyone actually believe that the phone numbers they call and their location are the only things being monitored, on a continuous basis, without warrant or probable cause?

Steve
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