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The U.S. Gov't and Current ScandalsI just want to comment on something that has been going on recently in the news. As some of you know, I am a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst and worked in special forces and strategic intelligence my entire 21 year career. I was intimately familiar with federal regulations regarding intelligence collection on U.S. citizens, corporations, and interests. I know a few of my friends may not agree with me, but that's okay. We're all entitled to our own opinion, just not our own facts. Here are the facts as I know them:
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1) The U.S. government, through various law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the I.R.S, has been collecting substantial amounts of information and data on U.S. citizens for a number of years.
2) This began after 9/11 in 2001 during the Bush administration. The current administration has done nothing to change this. Indeed, the gathering of data has increased, not decreased. Under the auspices of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 signed by President Bush and the PATR