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  Reply # 962821 7-Jan-2014 22:23
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Blackmailing someone with information collected for the "security of the nation" is hardly "spying on commies".





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  Reply # 962931 8-Jan-2014 07:17
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Anyone who is not uneasy about non-transparent state sponsord spying on you, me, your friends, your granny, your neighbours and every other citizen of N.Z. should spend time to watch the multi-awarded movie "The Lives of Others" which shows where unfettered snooping can lead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lives_of_Others

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  Reply # 962933 8-Jan-2014 07:29
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Did I accidently get into a Tardis? " Spying on Commies" , Reds under the bed am I in the 50/60's




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  Reply # 963340 8-Jan-2014 16:09
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KiwiNZ: Did I accidently get into a Tardis?


Almost. The news report in question is from 1976.

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  Reply # 963351 8-Jan-2014 16:19
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KiwiNZ: Did I accidently get into a Tardis?


Almost. The news report in question is from 1976.


He was talking about the "spying on commies" line.

The news report is from this week. The break in and taking of FBI papers is from 1976. The burglars came out publicly now but the papers stolen during the burglary were distributed to newspapers (Washington Post, NY Times) back then as "anonymous sources".

This is to give evidence that a) governments are good at spying on citizens and using that for illegal activities b) anonymous leaks have occurred since ever.





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