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Come on people, the NSA just want to be friends...

Uploaded: Jun 11, 2013
In light of the recent revelations about the NSA's less-than-kosher behavior regarding surveillance, I feel it's important to find a silver lining in all this.

Sure, it's a shady government organization that until the 70's denied its very existence. And of course, it's violating at least three of the first ten amendments and calling those violations "trade-offs." But aren't they really just doing it for our own good?

I for one am terrible at keeping track of my digital footprint. What if I wanted to know who I had called two days ago but had deleted the call from the phone log? The NSA would know. What if by some horrible twist of fate I missed a text message from my one true love and subsequently lost my phone? The NSA could tell me what it said. And what if the worst should happen and my Facebook account should be deactivated before I knew all my friends' latest status updates? The NSA would kindly have already stored that information for me.

And really, who doesn't want an omniscient stalker?

Comments

Posted by G. Cheney, a resident of another community,
on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I'm LMAO until my sides are splitting. I've never read anything so funny in all my life. "Less-than-kosher" behavior. Oh, stop it! I can hardly breathe. Funniest thing I've ever read IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.


Posted by G. Cheney, a resident of another community,
on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I'm LMAO until my sides are splitting. I've never read anything so funny in all my life. "Less-than-kosher" behavior. Oh, stop it! I can hardly breathe. Funniest thing I've ever read IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

"less than Kosher"...duh

What exactly do you mean? The reference is offensive.


Posted by Sierra Rhodes, a resident of another community,
on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

In response to Cholo's comment: the reference is in no way meant to be offensive. Kosher is appropriate in the vernacular when it's referring to something that is not honest, good, appropriate, etc. It can be used in a non-religious and not ethnic specific manner. In this case, it's simply a humorous use of the word. If my use of the word offends, I apologize.


Posted by Sierra Rhodes, a resident of Pleasanton Valley,
on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Sierra Rhodes is a registered user.

*Kosher meaning honest, good, appropriate, NOT kosher being the opposite
Edit for poor phrasing.


Posted by You can always ask NSA, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

And if you should ever forget your pass word, you can always ask the NSA!

Shouldn't they use the technology to help people?


Posted by beano, a resident of Livermore,
on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Hey Cholo,
The NSA called to say your driver's license photo is outdated and you should seriously consider cutting your comb over.


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