Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Is it about Obama? Hmmm....was the passage of the Patriot Act about Bush? Seems like I recall that a few million Democrats thought so as they screamed his name....the same ones that are mysteriously silent now.
Is data-mining necessary? Yes, if it is controlled. SHow me a fellow who is considered suspicious making calls to numbers in Yemen and I'll be the first to say check it out. Obama has gone far beyond that, which is one reason why he is being sued by the ACLU, one of his greatest endorsers up until now. Prudently controlled. Fires are set to control larger fires by creating breakways. When fires are set to burn down forests, it's arson.
Is it really about Obama? Sounds like Hillary screaming, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???? when the questioning had her back against the wall. Yes, it is, Ess. he is the one who has abused it and taken it to the level it is now. He is the reason it's in the headlines now. Data mining is necessary. Control of it equally necessary. As with anything else, take away the control and you have a major problem.