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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 09:13 PM

I am really happy to hear that the politicians are going to be opening their phone records to us

I have heard from so many politicians today both Republicans and Democrats that opening up our phone records to scrutiny is necessary for keeping safe. I am being told that we have nothing to fear then we should have no problem with people looking at our phone records, well I am sure that the people telling me this must not have anything to fear either or else they would never be advocating for such a policy.

Every election season I hear these same politicians tell me that they are men and women of principle so I am sure they will have no problem living by the same principles that they enforce on the rest of us the people.

If the politicians want to look at our phone records then I am sure that they will be more than happy to let us look at theirs, after all they have nothing to hide right?

I want to see the names of every donor and lobbyist that our politicians speak on the phone with, if they have nothing to fear then they should be willing to let us see who they are talking to should they not?

The next time your member of Congress holds a town hall ask them if they are willing to live under the same microscope they want the rest of us to live under, if they are the principled people they claim to be I am sure they will be more than happy to hand over their phone records to you.

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Reply I am really happy to hear that the politicians are going to be opening their phone records to us (Original post)
Bjorn Against Jun 2013 OP
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #1
RobertEarl Jun 2013 #2
Celldweller Jun 2013 #3
Bjorn Against Jun 2013 #4
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #5
Bjorn Against Jun 2013 #6
Flashmann Jun 2013 #7

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 09:34 PM

1. There are NO names in the meta-data base, only numbers and length of call. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 09:46 PM

2. No names?

well, they can get around hat, donchathink?
They can find your real name from DU even.

Now, back to the OP.

Hell yeah! Let's see a list of every phone call, website surfed, etc. Hell, we pay for all that, so there is a double reason to make it public.

And I'd like a webcam in every office. Just so we can see that they are up to doing good.

This really is a moment that we can use to change DC. If only we we were part of an organization that could get it done. Eh?

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:27 PM

3. I feel so much better...

 

It has to be darn near impossible to get names from numbers... whewww...

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:38 PM

4. Well then maybe they can just provide us with the phone numbers of the lobbyists who called them

Who needs a name when we can just use the numbers to call these lobbyists up and ask them their names right?

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:46 PM

5. The data-base cannot be accessed without a judge's order that states the 'number' and 'reason'...


... why that individual's info is being requesting to review.

Request to find out which politicians and lobbyists talk to each other is NOT going to be approved by a Judge.

It's not a free-for-all.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:04 PM

6. Yeah, I believe the government maintains a massive database they never peak at

They must administer this database while wearing blindfolds because they care so much about our privacy. No way would they ever look at a database that they maintain without a judge's permission.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 07:58 AM

7. they will have no problem living by the same principles that they enforce on the rest of us

That stuff you're smoking there...Any chance I could cop a oz?...

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