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Should Microsoft and Google stand up and oppose the NSA publicly? Will doing nothing work?

The big Media Story today is about a Whistle-Blower who is hiding and
may soon to be captured and returned to the US for Arrest and Trial.

The exposure of NSA spying tactics of forcing Microsoft and Google,
as well as a number of other Internet Providers, both here and abroad, to provide User Records has put this nation's Internet Users on guard.

The NSA's current program PRISM has now been shown to have been
used to invade and capture information from friendly foreign nations.

We are Americans. We claim to be Free. However, in the
last 20 years things have been changing. Can we afford to stay
out of the mess?
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What I wrote, although it sounds like an hyperbole, is anything but.

I refer to CNN's presentation on July 17th's video of the US Congress
having a hearing with the Deputy Director's of the Department's of Justice, DOJ, the DIA, the National Security Agency, NSA. and one other.

In the 3 .8 hour Congressional Committee's hearing, members asked pointed
questions and received evasive answers, with promises made that a secret
session would be more appropriate to answer their queries.

The queries by the Congressmen and Congresswomen were to the point
of why the NSA and other such agencies were conducting surveillances'
of US citizens, with partner corporations, collecting said US citizen's information from the telephone (cell phone) calls, email messages, and otherwise, that had been placed and received, and specifically without the knowledge and/or permission of said US citizens, in violation of two of the amendments to the US Constitution, plainly illegal acts.

Hyperbole, not hardly.

I found on my operating system, evidence of the NSA's Prism program.
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Regardless of your opinion, please take a few minutes and
respond. ..Your input is necessary. ..Stand up, be fearless.

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    Jul 18 2013: Seems like we, here at Ted, are not only ones who are critical of US 'democracy':

    ‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter

    http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/

    World saviours and freedom defenders should free their 'home of the brave' first! :))
    • Jul 18 2013: Kareem Fahim 10+ Thank you for contributing the link --
      President Jimmy Carter is our most elder ex-president, and spoke the truth
      when he said; "The NSA leaks signified that “the invasion of human rights
      and American privacy has gone too far..."

      He then added "...Although Snowden violated US law, he may have
      ultimately done good for the country".

      So there it is.
      President Obama and his Administration's co-conspirator's, together with the
      impotent Congress have overreached their constitutional mandate to govern
      these United States of America.

      The UN, and the Hague, and most of the rest of the world cry STOP.
      A softly spoken message is being passed "War Criminals".

      Keep this one thing in mind as you consider the right or wrong of all this.
      60% of the 5,000+ human beings that have been Killed and Maimed by
      US CIA Military Drones and Hell Fire Missiles were Wee Children.
      Hit by United States High Explosives as Collateral Damage

      Sixty Percent Collateral Damaged wee children.
      That totals 3,000 dead and gory bloody maimed wee children.

      Has the United States of America not gotten enough REVENGE?
      What number is enough?

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