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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 11:37 PM
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12. DU *is* being watched. Most political sites are.
Edited on Mon Aug-22-11 11:39 PM by boppers
Public websites are fair game... and as the story notes, in the released documents, all the (non-redacted) references were to public databases... there's so much out there that's public, and *legal* to grab, a great deal of the time no warrant is needed to start building a case.

Of course, if something's fishy enough, such public information can lead to warrants... in this case, somebody who was already under investigation (and this was part of the reason information was harvested) was part of, so the investigation led the feds to look if something fishy was going on.

edit:rephrase for clarity.
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  -FOIA shows Bush admin. spied on Playinghardball  Aug-22-11 01:08 PM   #0 
  - And NOTHING will happen.  Arctic Dave   Aug-22-11 01:09 PM   #1 
  - Saddest part of American history  Harmony Blue   Aug-23-11 10:48 AM   #19 
     - You ain't seen nothing yet.  Enthusiast   Aug-23-11 01:16 PM   #25 
     - Yeah, sadly that's what I've concluded too. n/t  RKP5637   Aug-23-11 05:01 PM   #28 
     - not only no legal action, but a complete lack of discussion nationally  Supersedeas   Aug-24-11 09:55 AM   #31 
  - Often I wonder if DU is being watched. n/t  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 01:17 PM   #2 
  - Probably not in this case. For a long time, you couldn't link to here...  cascadiance   Aug-22-11 01:38 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for your reply and the summary!  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 01:41 PM   #5 
  - Yes...I remember that .....  KoKo   Aug-22-11 02:49 PM   #7 
  - I haven't seen anti-semitic content on, they despise Obama's war mongering, I think  stockholmer   Aug-23-11 11:59 AM   #22 
     -'s being restricted on DU started well before Obama was president...  cascadiance   Aug-23-11 02:43 PM   #26 
  - DU *is* being watched. Most political sites are.  boppers   Aug-22-11 11:37 PM   #12 
  - Of course it's being watched, and also subject to managed persona attacks.  JackRiddler   Aug-23-11 02:59 PM   #27 
     - Yep, thanks!!! n/t  RKP5637   Aug-23-11 05:21 PM   #29 
  - Somehow this jogged a synapse which made me remember this-  Gregorian   Aug-22-11 01:23 PM   #3 
  - Thanks. I needed a laugh.  JDPriestly   Aug-22-11 03:07 PM   #8 
  - Not even a surprise anymore...BushCo. = Rotten, Crooked, Crimal.  SoapBox   Aug-22-11 01:43 PM   #6 
  - Why are you "looking back:"  blkmusclmachine   Aug-22-11 03:25 PM   #9 
  - Find a crime, prosecute it, simple.  boppers   Aug-22-11 11:49 PM   #13 
  - Really?  7wo7rees   Aug-22-11 04:41 PM   #10 
  - is a Republican, "libertarian" Ron Paul-cheerleader site.  Necronomiconomics   Aug-22-11 11:26 PM   #11 
  - who cares?  krabigirl   Aug-22-11 11:51 PM   #14 
  - Of course not. Don't be krabi.  Necronomiconomics   Aug-23-11 12:03 AM   #15 
     - What precisely is the relevant information?  LanternWaste   Aug-23-11 10:50 AM   #20 
  - the very fact you call them Republican shows you know next to nothing of them  stockholmer   Aug-23-11 12:01 PM   #23 
  - raimundo's site?  indurancevile   Aug-23-11 03:36 AM   #16 
  - If the Bush administration really wanted to spy on terrorists following 9/11  KansDem   Aug-23-11 10:29 AM   #17 
  - oh but they DID  BetsysGhost   Aug-23-11 11:29 AM   #21 
  - Fear  nineteen50   Aug-23-11 10:44 AM   #18 
  - Bush spied on us?  Enthusiast   Aug-23-11 01:15 PM   #24 
  - I came to DU in the fall of 2001 from articles posted on As such,  coalition_unwilling   Aug-23-11 11:52 PM   #30 

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