U.S. Citizens Loosing Rights To Privacy

House passes new surveillance law

By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – The House Friday easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government’s terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer lines in this country.

The bill, which was passed on a 293-129 vote, does more than just protect the telecoms. The update to the 30-year-old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is an attempt to balance privacy rights with the government’s responsibility to protect the country against attack, taking into account changes in telecommunications technologies.

“This bill, though imperfect, protects both,” said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., and a former member of the intelligence committee.

President Bush praised the bill Friday. “It will help our intelligence professionals learn enemies’ plans for new attacks,” he said in a statement before television cameras a few hours before the vote.

More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080620/ap_on_go_co/terrorist_surveillance

If you can’t see that your rights are being taken from you, you are irrelevant. More and more governmental agencies are spying on people’s personal privacy. As a result, they are recking lives.

How could recking someone life be a part protecting your privacy?

Let say you were (or are) a political activitists who believe in equal justice and equality. Don’t think for a second your actions are not being recorded.

But since most people aren’t political activists, I guess you have nothing to worry about. Right? Wrong!

Just “regular” people carrying on their daily lives are targets for this spying.

I have seen with my own eyes how both blacks and whites were being spyed upon, just because someone in government had to justify their jobs. And in ordered to make themselves seem busy, they took it upon themselves to spy on anyone.

Maybe that sounds incredible to you, it happens all the time.

I have personally given accounts of my experience with the system and how I did not do anything to cause this situation to occur.

But it isn’t about following the laws or being a law abiding citizen anymore. It is about control.

Let say a progressive person want to run for political office. The violation of privacy can lead to that person’s information being exposed. Since no one will take responsibility for disseminating this information, it’s your word against the data provided.

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Food Poisoning: Can We Rely On The Government To Protect Us?

CDC: Salmonella-tainted tomato illnesses reach 228

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON – The toll from salmonella-tainted tomatoes jumped to 228 illnesses Thursday as the government learned of five dozen previously unknown cases and said it is possible the food poisoning contributed to a cancer patient’s death.

Six more states — Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont — reported illnesses related to the outbreak, bringing the number of affected states to 23.

The Food and Drug Administration has not pinpointed the source of the outbreak. With the latest known illness striking on June 1, officials also are not sure if all the tainted tomatoes are off the market.

“As long as we are continuing to see new cases come on board, it is a concern that there are still contaminated tomatoes out there,” said the agency’s food safety chief, Dr. David Acheson.

More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080612/ap_on_go_ot/tomatoes_salmonella

Remember it was spinash and now it is tomatoes and later it would be something more tremendous. When are the American people going to wake up? Genetic mutated food is causing deaths and our own ignorance is to blame. They said it would solve the food crisis, but as you can see by recent news reports, it has not. Now we are faced with an epidemic that could lead to the total annihilation of the human race. Why? Because of greed.

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