posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 03:59 PM
There are those that see the long running, systemic NSA, Verizon surveillance abuses, as merely individual privacy and govt. trust issues, but I would
have to admit, that there is much more to these surveillance abuses that must be pursued and openly discussed, if we are ever going to learn what has
actually been done with all the data collection.
While the nation bemoans privacy issues and abuse of power for political reasons and for targeting political enemies, we should be asking of the
investigative media types, to honestly investigate and ask the hard questions that go far beyond any privacy abuses.
Since millions upon millions of records have been collected for supposedly fighting terrorism, I suspect this claim could be put to sleep and
discredited, just by asking some of the following and more important questions about the NSA data collection and surveillance program.
Who controls the data that has been so far collected? This is a key question.
Where is all this data located? What control systems are in place to safeguard and control access to this data?
Has anyone data mined the so far collected data and if so, who mined it and for what reasons?
Who is currently and actively mining the data?
Has any of the personal data on millions of Americans been sold?
If sold, to whom was it sold and on what basis was it sold and for what amount of money?
Has any of this collected information been shared with foreign intelligence agencies?
If so, why and and based on what justification?
How much does it cost the tax payers to fund this collection program on an annual basis?
These real questions, are to me, the more truly investigative questions, that need to be asked and discussed, if we are ever to find out and know what
data was collected and how and by whom it was used since its collection.
The NSA Verizon abuse has little to do with any terrorism investigations, so we should then explore the more obvious truth, that govt officials and
elected politicians are being used as govt and legislative tools for corporate espionage and corporate monopolies, where the data is mined so as to
allow certain corporations to mine it for profit and for creating highly refined dossiers of associates and all public and private activities on
anyone in the nation considered a political enemy or as a member of some religious group that the govt seeks to undermine and or intimidate.
I opt for the hard questions of what has govt done with all of the data since its collection? This is the starting point and if others would see it
as critical information that would lead to knowing the truth, then these questions will become a matter of discussion, not because they are
sensational, but because they would answer many current questions and reveal the larger truth of the data collection in the process.
Such type of surveillance is needed in a modern society, but instead of monitoring the citizens for data that is mined for profit and for creating
lists of political enemies, this type of complete surveillance should be the norm for being able to work in any elected position and or any federal
position. We need to have such surveillance as a condition of employment, 24/7 surveillance of all our officials for fraud, corruption,treason, and
Anyway, such technological advances in data collection are to be expected, but what govt and corporations are doing with the data collected illegally,
is not what benefits the nation. It is only a system of data collection that is used to extort cooperation, intimidate and threaten others and even
corporations with what they dont want others to know.
Begin by asking what has been done with the data since its collection and who has mined it and for what purposes? I am certain, it will open up a
Pandora's box of items, that the nation needs to know about, that is not currently being discussed, because of course, the media is only talking
privacy abuses when they should be talking about much more.
Thinking outside of the box is a requirement to learning the truth, it is not an option. Thanks for the thread.