http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order Remember Occupy? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/05/fbi-occupy-wall-street_n_2410783.html It is all connected. And how does the FBI make the leap from a drug using youth to revolutionary? Viet-nam war protests? Makes me wonder if the FBI/NSA is keeping records of who attends AA Narcanon meetings (as potential revolutionaries): "Known addicts were arrested for “internal possession” and prohibited from associating via “loitering addict” laws.Any gathering of recovering addicts for mutual support was subjected to regular police surveillance. " http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/pr/2011 Narcotics Anonymous History and Culture.pdf OK so the above is from the 50s. Lots of stuff happened in the 50s (blacklists) But then (as a group) we have just wandered along with the program havent we? Still cant find out until you get to the airport whether your on a no fly list. Still cant find out why you are on the list. And new people are being added all the time: http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stor...cans-on-no-fly-list-dont-know-why?news=844334 http://reason.com/archives/2013/04/01/why-the-no-fly-list-doesnt-fly and my particular favorite: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/10/left-behind-by-no-fly-list/ Ramifications exist not only for yourself should you want to get a government job that requires travel, but for your children, your spouse, your extended family. Guilt by association. Without redress. A surveillance program the soviets could have only dreamed of. Feel safer yet?