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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:32 AM

28. I don't think your central premise is as cut-and-dried as you think

Here is the thing: Nothing he has done will have any negative effect on the everyday life of anyone who is not part of the ruling elite.

The metadata was being stored by the NSA because the phone companies were not storing it. Not having the data could greatly affect a lot of 'normal' people because it would not be available for an investigation into any kind of crime.

If we ignore that how would the program benefit 'the ruling elite'? The program is a relatively trivial amount of money.

The rest of the NSA programs that Snowden leaked are what the NSA is supposed to do - spy on other countries.

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