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Stephen Kruiser

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March 13, 2014 - 7:26 pm

POTUS and I are Twitter friends, so I usually just DM him.

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government’s electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he’d personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.

“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page.

“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform,” the 29-year-old Zuckerberg continued.

The phone call and Zuckerberg’s 300-word missive on Thursday come amid a series of revelations about controversial government surveillance practices that were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

“The president spoke last night with Mark Zuckerberg about recent reports in the press about alleged activities by the U.S. intelligence community,” a White House official said.

Facebook is a serial invader of personal privacy, so it is nice to see that Zuckerberg draws the line at his being violated. He is still probably having his staff work on ways to scan your retinas without you knowing about it when you’re on Facebook.

By the way…shouldn’t a tech wiz know better than to complain about the NSA via telephone?

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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That huffing-puffing young Zuckerberg just feels a need for some more publicity.

The hypocrisy of Facebook versus our NSA in general terms scanning the same public source/base for different subject matter is just plain silly.

Our NSA is scanning/looking for actionable intelligence leads on Muslims planning to kill such folks as Zuckerberg and his customers who in turn are gleefully posting pictures of their genitals, er, "privates"; so this Zuckerberg seems to be pissed about the "competition"; he's at least publicly pissed, and is arguing for more "privacy" for his privates.

This circular madness would be funny if it weren't so deadly serious...literally deadly in seeking out our Muslim enemy which wants to slit.... all.... of our throats.

So why can't we just continue having both our hilarious genital pics being scanned along with Muslims' telephone numbers and website addresses being scanned...but for entirely different reasons?

Isn't that freedom of use of the Internet?

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I called NSA to complain about Zuckerberg. They asked why they don't see that in my email.
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Haha, but not really so very funny.

Our NSA didn't actually ask that of you because our NSA isn't scanning/seeing the contents of your emails, only your addresses coming and going in case they might reveal terrorist contacts/activity. You and I along with gazillions upon gazillions of other Internet users are being so scanned because our NSA don't want to have to fool with "lawfare" suits alleging "discrimination!", "profiling!", and "Islamophobia".

Hence, the A.C.L.U. and the C.A.I.R. have ensured that - e v e r y b o d y - must be scanned just like at the airport, including Grandma with her colostomy. It's insane "inclusiveness".....but here we are.

We should have the Israeli's with their tragic expertise being in charge of our Internet and airport screening.....but that would be "discrimination", correct?
36 weeks ago
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He's protecting his company. He knows if more people realize how they are being spied on using their own social media posts, they'll quit using his site, and his revenue will go down.
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Under Zuckerberg, Facebook collects our data into one convenient package for the NSA. He has no basis for complaint, as he is probably well paid for his cooperation. YHS does not Facebook, in no small part just for that reason.

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