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User avatar #4 - trollins (01/14/2014) [-]
I support the NSA and their actions.

If I had to guess, the main reason most people are upset with this is because they think that if they ever get in trouble with the law, some guy in a suit's gonna show up in the court and talk about the defendant's addiction to horse porn or whatever.

To put your mind at ease, they just have a program that searches for keywords that suggest illegal activity.
User avatar #110 to #4 - vonjackindigo (01/15/2014) [-]
leave my addiction to horse porn out of.......this
#106 to #4 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
And the US military just have some guns.
User avatar #102 to #4 - durkadurka (01/15/2014) [-]
No, people have an issue with it because they treat everyone like they're guilty.
I'm almost positive that I'll never be directly impacted by the surveillance, but what they're doing is just so against my principles. It goes so far past the bounds of government's role.
User avatar #101 to #4 - jukuku (01/15/2014) [-]
Let's just skip all the anecdotal crap. The company Snowden worked for, had a contract for $56 000 000 000. They recently cut veterans benefits, food stamps and have cut research grants and things that will ensure a healthy economy for futures to come. Instead, they gave out a contract to collect data on just about everyone. What has this accomplished? Absolutely NOTHING. They have nothing to show for it, no stopped attack, no increased security, just the power to manipulate people. It's a cancer, a total waste. The spending would save more lives if it was given to companies for medical research, so don't even try and pull the ******** that it saves lives, it doesn't. It does NOTHING for the whopping cost of $56 000 000 000. What a super ******* deal.
#75 to #4 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
Are all people in the USA this stupid? Or is it just this guy?
#100 to #75 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
Just this guy, and a few others
User avatar #74 to #4 - dawggz (01/15/2014) [-]
In (former) Soviet Eastern Europe, we (try to do) surveillance on the Government.
User avatar #73 to #4 - huszti (01/15/2014) [-]
the problem's also that the NSA is spying on basicly every of their european allies.

honestly, spying on Merkel's phone doesnt help fighting terrorists at all.
#67 to #4 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
i le came horsecock! HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAH
User avatar #42 to #4 - shaddz (01/15/2014) [-]
What trollins is trying to say here is simply "hurr durr I believe in my brainwashings because the governmoont has told me it is worth catching some bad people by takings away alls of my freedams... *picks nose with a steak knife*"
User avatar #59 to #42 - konradkurze (01/15/2014) [-]
funny and true at the same time
User avatar #32 to #4 - burningchimera (01/15/2014) [-]
would you like it if someone was watching you go to the bathroom while taking notes of everything you did? Or have you ever walked by a policeman worried, even if you know you did nothing? yeah it's kinda like that
User avatar #36 to #32 - thebaseballexpert (01/15/2014) [-]
If you believe the NSA has the manpower, funding, and time to personally watch everything that goes on at every moment of everyones day, then you need to do a little more research.
User avatar #37 to #36 - burningchimera (01/15/2014) [-]
i meant that that's how it feels like with that knowledge, not what their actually capable of. going back to the policeman thing, you still feel uncomfortable, even though you know you did nothing wrong.
User avatar #38 to #37 - thebaseballexpert (01/15/2014) [-]
I personally like the analogy that i think was a picture on the front page at one point:
"NSA spying is like finding out your neighbor is a sex offender; It's a little uncomfortable, but you wont do anything about it"

Personally, I don't care what the NSA is doing, and it's not a recent thing like everyone's making it out to be... It's publicly known to have been happening AT LEAST since the Reagan presidency, and I'm willing to put money that it's been going on since telephones and/or radio was invented.
User avatar #26 to #4 - heartlessrobot (01/15/2014) [-]
Personally, I don't care what they're looking for or why, I just don't want them looking.
User avatar #31 to #26 - threeeighteen (01/15/2014) [-]
Unless they're positive or at least got good reason to suspect someone is doing something illegal, child porn, etc. I agree, just adding that bit.
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User avatar #6 to #5 - trollins (01/14/2014) [-]
Then what is it?
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User avatar #8 to #7 - trollins (01/14/2014) [-]
Is it really that bad if the president of Uruguay knows you have a poop fetish? The information is used to capture terrorists. Anyways, it's not like everyone's pone is tapped, it's mostly throwaway cell lines and discrete online chat boards.
User avatar #105 to #8 - baaltomekk (01/15/2014) [-]
So you tell me that the NSA taps phones of the Leaders of various european countries to catch terrorists? Don't be silly
User avatar #10 to #8 - trollins (01/14/2014) [-]
woopsi phone*
User avatar #11 to #10 - atrumaliger (01/14/2014) [-]
"The ongoing publication of leaked NSA documents has revealed previously unknown details of a global surveillance apparatus run by the United States' NSA in close cooperation with its Five Eyes partners: Australia (ASD), Great Britain (GCHQ), Canada (CSEC), and New Zealand, along with cooperation from the security agencies of "most other Western countries".

The Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger said in November 2013 that only one percent of the documents had been published.[108] Officials warned that "the worst is yet to come", a sentiment echoed by Glenn Greenwald and by Lon Snowden."

Goes a little further than just 'Finding keywords". Like Inferny said, they're gathering whatever information they can get.
User avatar #12 to #11 - trollins (01/14/2014) [-]
You provide a very good argument for your case. While I still believe what I said, you're a good guy. I have to go know and I won't be able to reply.
User avatar #13 to #12 - atrumaliger (01/14/2014) [-]
S'all good. Enjoy your day.
#23 to #13 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
What a twist
#72 to #23 - Womens Study Major (01/15/2014) [-]
Waht*
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