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    CNN article: We're living '1984' today

    The following article has video also. It makes a good comparison and shows just how far we have fallen.

    (CNN) -- It appears that the police now have a device that can read license plates and check if a car is unregistered, uninsured or stolen. We already know that the National Security Agency can dip into your Facebook page and Google searches. And it seems that almost every store we go into these days wants your home phone number and ZIP code as part of any transaction.

    So when Edward Snowden -- now cooling his heels in Russia -- revealed the extent to which the NSA is spying on Americans, collecting data on phone calls we make, it's not as if we should have been surprised. We live in a world that George Orwell predicted in "1984." And that realization has caused sales of the 1949, dystopian novel to spike dramatically upward recently -- a 9,000% increase at one point on Amazon.com.

    Comparisons between Orwell's novel about a tightly controlled totalitarian future ruled by the ubiquitous Big Brother and today are, in fact, quite apt. Here are a few of the most obvious ones...
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/03/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t4
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    We live in a world that George Orwell predicted in "1984." And that realization has caused sales of the 1949, dystopian novel to spike dramatically upward recently -- a 9,000% increase at one point on Amazon.com.
    Too late, you dumb muthafuckers.

    We tried to warn you, and you wouldn't listen.

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    Too late, you dumb muthafuckers.

    We tried to warn you, and you wouldn't listen.
    Yeah, and now the conversation is becoming about oversight rather than the acts themselves. Like a 10% approved congress should secretly oversee the executive and bureaucratic branches.
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