Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

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So, it has now come out that the government is doing more than domestic wiretapping.  They spent *30 million* taxpayer dollars buying phone records from private data brokers.

Is this, too, part of "The Technology War" (my series of articles), where new technologies that are supposed to enrich our lives are instead used to oppress us?

The Associated Press story is HERE.

It is important to note that all of this is done without warrants or subpoenas.

We are all suspects, I mean "persons of interest". 

(Sorry, I forgot to use the new doublespeak, where "person of interest" is different than "suspect", "enemy combatant" is different than "prisoner of war", and "white phosphorous" is different than "napalm", and "rogue nation" only applies to when Iraq ignores the U.N., not to when the U.S. ignores the U.N.  But I'm getting off topic so I'll stop.)

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