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DOJ Secretly Obtains Months Of AP Phone Records; AP Condemns 'Unprecedented Intrusion'

On 5-12-13 the DOJ notified the Associated Press that they were under investigation for over two years and had obtained all telephone conversations over a unspecified time frame throughout all AP offices and switchboards.

Only one person could authorize this type of investigation the AG himself.
The administration keeps saying how shocked they are but no one has been fired, censured, or replaced ....

The debate is: Has "Big Brother" become a reality.

This was reported by the far left leaning and highly in favor of the current administration ... the Huffington Post. Again not a national story.

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    May 14 2013: the world has become far more complicated. This 21st enemy of the state wears many different faces and can be found in far reaching corners of our planet. Now, I am not the paranoid type and I read with much discretion( “The highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others,” Socrates once said.)

    We have been living under "cloak and dagger" for goodness knows how long. If in fact the AP has reported information that has breached nation security, the 1st amendment serves as no protection. No Big Brother here just fighting a battle larger and more aggressive then I recall.

    Edward, I must agree with you that "The current administration is teaching Americans about the equality of all citizens with emphasis on the "More Equal" status of the ruling elite." I believe the "elite 1%" are loosing hold and will do what ever it takes to keep it. I say "Serfdom" is dead gentleman. The playing field is leveling and get used to it!
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      May 14 2013: MEJ, Perhaps I did not understand Edwards comment the same as you. You state the "elite class" as the 1% or the wealth americans .... I believe the "elite class" to mean those holding political power and are above the laws they impose on others.

      As an example the members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Cabnet members who have exempted themselves from Obamacare as it is for the public not the "elite ruling class".

      In your last sentence you infer the playing field is being leveled. IMO the scales will indicate two classes if we procede on the current path. Royality / elite and the scond being everyone else.

      As you may know Edward is quite Conservative .... perhaps he was have a little fun here. Perhaps the part about ..all of the things the Constitution is keeping us from .. may give it away.

      Then again I may be reading to much into it.

      As always. I wish you well. Bob.
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        May 15 2013: I always got the impression that the 1% wealthy elite were the ones who chose the 1% political ruling class.
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      May 14 2013: My half-witted sarcasm gets me into some tight spots. I could not be more vehemently opposed to the current administration if they came here and kicked my dog! I believe Barack Hussein Obama is actively opposed to the American Way and is aggressively implementing a New Socialist Deal. Orwell wrote, in his prophetic book Animal Farm, that the political power brokers and officeholders were always telling the people that everyone is equal, "But we are more equal!" I am a Free Capitalist. I bear no grudge against the rich. It is Clinton. Obama, Holder, Napolitano, et. al, that I fear. Sorry about the confusion, Mary Ellen.

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