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President Barack Obama defended government surveillance of Americans' telephone and Internet communications Friday, saying, "In the abstract you can complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential program run amok, but when you actually look at the details, I think we've struck the right balance."

The president also said, "You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We're going to have to make some choices as a society."

He neglected to note that the choices "we" are going to have to make as a society have been made for decades by a long string of presidents and their national security agency chiefs, and rubber-stamped by Congressional intelligence overseers. With little to no input from the American citizenry.

Just sayin' ...

Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.

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Jun 9, 2013, 1:41 pm
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Supposedly, Booz Allen Hamilton is the contractor the whistle blower worked for.

If that is true, it appears around 98% of the companie’s business and income is from government contracts.

Here are your tax dollars at work:


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