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25 October 2013 @ 04:22 pm
Iran and biofactories  
LATE FRIDAY FIVE:
* States first: the complicated part about the Obamacare rollout.
* Huh. Interesting article on why we should be friends with Iran. (The author glosses over the bad blood in our shared history, however.)
* Yes, our allies have surveillance agencies too.
* How the Democrats took back Minnesota.
* The future of biofactories.

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Jackbizarrojack on October 25th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
There's a huge difference between a covert, illegal spying program (especially one happening in a foreign country) and a government sanctioned program where they can compel participation from 3rd parties and immediately act on anything they find. I am actually kind of comfortable with the idea of getting spied on - hackers are attempting it constantly. What I am not at all comfortable with is that it is normal, that it is justified, and that I should approve of it, and that I or anyone else can be compelled to participate and legally disallowed from admitting it.

I am about as angry about the false equivalency implied by that article is as I am about the NSA domestic spying program.

Edited at 2013-10-25 10:39 pm (UTC)
PMMJ: Propagandacheetahmaster on October 30th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
follow-up
Time to muddy the waters here.
Selkiselki on October 29th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Finally read the biofactories and Minnesota articles. Renewed concerns, hope. :-)