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    Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)

    I'll be curious to see if this trend grows.

    If no one has done this in your electronic communications, please give it a few weeks before responding to this poll. Lets see how many people encounter the phenomenon over the next month or so.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    I called my friend earlier this night, and right in the middle of the conversation I confessed my love to whatever NSA employee might have been listening in.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)
    In my case, no, noone is chaning their habits of calling me nor am I changing MY habits of calling other people. I can only speak of me but in the case of myself or my friends we (they) really don't care if their conversations of going to the next micro-brewery or club we attend are overheard.

    I'm not downplaying the seriousness of the government overstepping their reach, but in the case of myself or my friends should the government take their time to listen in to my conversations over a phone, my only hope is that they have "no-doze" because it is going to bore the **** out them.

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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    No. Since the revelation neither I nor anyone I've talked to has said anything the government would care about, or that I would care about being overheard. I don't see the need for me or anyone I normally talk to to change calling habits.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    You guys are started to look like Albania under Enver Hoxha the dictator. Everyone spied on everyone else to the government with shear penalties over anything resembling anti-government communist conversation:

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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    No. Since the revelation neither I nor anyone I've talked to has said anything the government would care about, or that I would care about being overheard. I don't see the need for me or anyone I normally talk to to change calling habits.
    I used to think that. And then the IR scandals came up. Apparently, there is nothing at all about you unless you're an illegal invader, Jihadi or a solid Democrat voter that the current regime does not find fascinating, compelling, and subject to official scrutiny.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)

    I'll be curious to see if this trend grows.

    If no one has done this in your electronic communications, please give it a few weeks before responding to this poll. Lets see how many people encounter the phenomenon over the next month or so.
    Apparently the simple directions for the post were not sufficiently simplified, since within a few hours some people are already voting in the negative, when I'd asked people to wait a few weeks to gain validity for such a response.

    Oh well, politics wouldn't be what it is if many of its participants didn't think themselves prophets and clairvoyants.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)

    I'll be curious to see if this trend grows.

    If no one has done this in your electronic communications, please give it a few weeks before responding to this poll. Lets see how many people encounter the phenomenon over the next month or so.
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    I've certainly never-ever said anything over a phone I wouldn't want the world to know. As for email? Never there either.

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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Since I don't talk about a second revolution I am not too worried...

    I reckon unless your phone number comes up repeatedly in pattern checks with known terrorist groups your calls are not listened to.

    If it gets you all tingly to think someone is listening in then by all means drive on Sylvester!

    Now Alaska just might be our version of Siberia so unless ya'll come back down here- coz so few up there are 3rd generation Alaskan unless they are Native Americans, ya came from someplace warmer- come back down and start a fuss like Palin I doubt the Gubmint gives a hoot what you say. BUT the Gubmint might start shipping more folks up there and save the FEMA prisoner camps for later.

    That will put a dent in your nanny state check if enough are sent and the lower 48 keeps increasing oil/NG production

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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Since I don't talk about a second revolution I am not too worried...

    I reckon unless your phone number comes up repeatedly in pattern checks with known terrorist groups your calls are not listened to.

    If it gets you all tingly to think someone is listening in then by all means drive on Sylvester!

    Now Alaska just might be our version of Siberia so unless ya'll come back down here- coz so few up there are 3rd generation Alaskan unless they are Native Americans, ya came from someplace warmer- come back down and start a fuss like Palin I doubt the Gubmint gives a hoot what you say. BUT the Gubmint might start shipping more folks up there and save the FEMA prisoner camps for later.

    That will put a dent in your nanny state check if enough are sent and the lower 48 keeps increasing oil/NG production
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    I didn't refer in my phone conversation to a "second revolution" either. I referred to the first. (Arguably the Second American Revolution was the adoption of the Constitution to supersede the Articles of Confederation. The Third would have been the illegal and immoral War of Northern Aggression. I would guess, taking the long view that we are in the early days of a Fourth Revolution in which the Constitution is retired in favor of a Bureaucratic Despotism.)

    By the way, as the IRS Scandals have demonstrated to the quicker students, the Gov-ern-ment cares not only about what the current regimes perceived enemies say, but think, and even pray about.
    Last edited by Oftencold; 06-14-13 at 07:54 AM.
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