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    Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Jimmy Carter: 'America no longer has functioning democracy' | The Daily Caller

    The former president continued that democratic developments — fueled by sites such as Facebook and Twitter — might be damaged by the NSA revelations, essentially strangling emerging democratic revolutions in the cradle by casting doubt on the social media juggernauts’ independent credibility.
    I hope this developes a little more. I think he is making an important point.
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
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    I hope this developes a little more. I think he is making an important point.
    Yes it seems so. If the NSA is watching attitudes through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks it may detect trends that may not match its policies. Later it may use mechanisms to stop growth of policies that promote its politics and increase growth of those that do so. Influencing impact from start.

    That is if it has nothing better to do than play nanny/teacher by using such data.
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    Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Yes it seems so. If the NSA is watching attitudes through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks it may detect trends that may not match its policies. Later it may use mechanisms to stop growth of policies that promote its politics and increase growth of those that do so. Influencing impact from start.

    That is if it has nothing better to do than play nanny/teacher by using such data.
    The NSA doesn't make policy; it is but an signals intelligence collection agency. Policy is created and implemented by politicians- take your grievances to them.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
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    I hope this developes a little more. I think he is making an important point.
    In other news, apparently there was no democracy before the invention of the internet.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    The NSA doesn't make policy; it is but an signals intelligence collection agency. Policy is created and implemented by politicians- take your grievances to them.
    9/11 Commission Report p 88

    The NSA had an "almost obsessive protection of sources and methods, and its' focus on foreign intelligence and its avoidance of anything domestic" helped create the "wall" in U.S. intelligence that resulted in missing the 9/11 plot before it happened.

    IOW - all the stuff that we are shocked - shocked - to find going on in here is what we told them to go do.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    The NSA doesn't make policy; it is but an signals intelligence collection agency. Policy is created and implemented by politicians- take your grievances to them.

    Under the umbrella of the Dept. of Homeland Security, it is indeed run by a politician who make not only policy but, all decisions.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Under the umbrella of the Dept. of Homeland Security, it is indeed run by a politician who make not only policy but, all decisions.
    NSA falls under DOD.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

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    I hope this developes a little more. I think he is making an important point.
    I've watched the re-distribution of monies to the banks and the passing of legislation to specifically protect and empower Corporate America and that is Corporatism or if you asked Mussolini, "fascism." We seem to be on the fast track to a permanent war economy because it is good for the entrenched and politically connected Corporations that have been sucking the Taxpayers teet for way too long. How do we do wholesale house cleaning with Republican morons and Democratic mutts in control of the systems that were built to protect the citizens. It's truly disgusting and I'm not proud of America. Today's USA does not represent the generous and kind hearted nature of its' citizens.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    In other news, apparently there was no democracy before the invention of the internet.
    Damn Al Gore for inventing it.
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: ‘America no longer has a functioning democracy’

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    In other news, apparently there was no democracy before the invention of the internet.
    I think he was saying that the internet is ruining freedom because the government is taking a tool and using it against its citizens for its unintended purpose.
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