I mostly just found the Obama quote ironic.
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
To be honest, I don't know anyone who cares that much. A lot of people were on his side at first, then he started telling the Chinese stuff and less were. But no one ever career that much, at least not from what I saw.
As for the spying on us thing it's creepy and no so much so at the same time.
I think I went into this a bit in one of the previous threads, but my uncle works for military intelligence, so they keep up with the goings on of his family members to some degree. Kind of amusing story, a while back we managed to cause some trouble for him. Apparently they got wind of me getting married to a foreign-looking woman up in Canada. This was right on the heels of my dad getting his dual-citizenship and they suddenly were very concerned about the increasing number of foreign nationals in the family.
Apparently they were convinced after some explanation from us and some "deeper" digging around that no I wasn't living in Canada, and no my wife wasn't from Korea, but they still made my father submit proof of his US citizenship. Which seemed odd, especially given he was in the military himself for several years and you'd think they would have those records of that or something? I dunno, all in all it was a fairly unsettling experience, and leaves you wanting to keep your on as much as possible.
So ya anyway, after that the whole "we haz ur metadata" thing is kinda meh.
Edited, Jun 28th 2013 9:12am by someproteinguy