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We lost, legally they can spy on us; read our emails and listen to telephone conversations without a warrant

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:18pm
Who can legally spy on you?

Who can legally spy on you?

Yesterday, I received several emails to contact Nevada Senator Harry Reid to stop the FISA bill. Forgien Intelligence Surveillance Act.  My heart pounded as I made the call. His Washington, D.C. line was busy so I phoned his Nevada office. And aide suggested I phone the senators of my state also. I had already emailed them, so I phoned them also.

One of them was also against the bill. The other senator’s aide said he didn’t know how the senator felt. Come on, the vote was the next day, how could he not know?

It was scary for me to phone, but I did it.  I feel that those of us in the alternative mental health cybersphere need to  protect our rights. Thirty years ago if we knew the government was listening in on our phone conversations, we would have a fit!  Sure, we want people to read our blogs, but I certainly don’t want the government reading my private emails.  What if I don’t agree with Big Pharma?  You know who funds most of the candidates? ….Big Pharma.  In fact there are four, yes count them, four lobbyists for ever one member of congress.

Anyway….on to the bad news

Senate bows to Bush, approves surveillance bill

By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago

Bowing to President Bush’s demands, the Senate approved and sent the White House a bill Wednesday to overhaul bitterly disputed rules on secret government eavesdropping and shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits complaining they helped the U.S. spy on Americans.

Read the AP story here.

Who can legally spy on you?

Who can legally spy on you?

Yesterday, I received several emails to contact Nevada Senator Harry Reid to stop the FISA bill. Forgien Intelligence Surveillance Act.  My heart pounded as I made the call. His Washington, D.C. line was busy so I phoned his Nevada office. And aide suggested I phone the senators of my state also. I had already emailed them, so I phoned them also.

One of them was also against the bill. The other senator’s aide said he didn’t know how the senator felt. Come on, the vote was the next day, how could he not know?

It was scary for me to phone, but I did it.  I feel that those of us in the alternative mental health cybersphere need to  protect our rights. Thirty years ago if we knew the government was listening in on our phone conversations, we would have a fit!  Sure, we want people to read our blogs, but I certainly don’t want the government reading my private emails.  What if I don’t agree with Big Pharma?  You know who funds most of the candidates? ….Big Pharma.  In fact there are four, yes count them, four lobbyists for ever one member of congress.

Anyway….on to the bad news

Senate bows to Bush, approves surveillance bill

By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago

Bowing to President Bush’s demands, the Senate approved and sent the White House a bill Wednesday to overhaul bitterly disputed rules on secret government eavesdropping and shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits complaining they helped the U.S. spy on Americans.

Read the AP story here.

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