#818 Burn it to the ground (NSA Spying)

Today we attempt to watch the watchers and see if there's anything to be done about them.


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Drones, metadata, and Dirty Wars - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-10-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Little Talks - My Head Is An Animal

Ch. 4: Act 2: Is It Time for a New Church Committee? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Bridge Over Troubled Water - The Best of Simon & Garfunkel

Ch. 6: Act 3: No Escaping Dragnet Nation (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hide the Truth - Coming Up, Vol. 1

Ch. 8: Act 4: Significant NSA Change Proposed By Obama - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-26-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Heroic Fanfare - A Hero For Today

Ch. 10: Act 5: USA Freedom Act via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 12: Act 6: Senate vs. CIA - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-12-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Gone Too Far (feat. Jack Bruce;2012 - Remaster) - Farther On Up the Road: The Chrysalis Years (1977-1983)

Ch. 14: Act 7: NSA Out Of Control - @dccommonsense - Air Date 3-23-14


Ch. 15: Latest trans episode was truly enlightening - Jim from Kentucky

Ch. 16:  Realizing how badly he'd misrepresented himself originally - Matt in Negaunee, Mi

Ch. 17:  "Queer" shouldn't be reclaimed by the LGBT community - Tory from Altlanta, GA

Ch. 18: Thoughts on respectability politics - Prof. Rambo from Georgia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on respectability politics

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


USA Freedom Act via ACLU

USA Freedom Act via EFF

Sources/further reading:

Text of the USA Freedom Act via Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)

"Lawmakers Need to Get Behind the USA Freedom Act” via FreePress.net

"Obama: US must 'win back the trust of ordinary citizens' over data collection” via The Guardian

"NSA critics express 'deep concern' over route change for House reform bill” via The Guardian

"What You Don't Know About The NSA Spying Program” Moment of Clarity video from Lee Camp


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-04-27 01:04:16 -0400
    Do you think Russians can stop Putin now? Do you think they can elect him out of office? He has told power now, Russians can’t touch him. That’s with the in NSA spying does for American presidents, It gives them total power. We don’t even know who the next US President is going to be, but I hope we can trust them, because if we can’t, we won’t be able to stop them or vote them out. There’s a reason why we limit the power of our presidents. If you think Congress could stop the next president if they abused power, what can the Duma do about Putin? Think about it.