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Some key stories are slipping out of sight.  The reason – too much to handle.  We are on overload.

  • China is threatening to shoot down any planes that fly over certain uninhabited islands.
  • Health care.
  • Have you heard of anyone being arrested for the murders in Benghazi?
  • Bad weather.
  • Quantitive Easing WILL bring down the markets once it is withdrawn.

Then, we all have personal news.  Loved ones under stress.  Someone in pain or dealing with an illness.

For example, today, I finally went to the doctor for steroid shots.  My shoulder and my back have been giving me shocks of pain up to an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10.

NSAtowersSo, it is so easy to overlook really important news.  Like this item from the current Washington Post: The National Security Agency gathers location data from around the world by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally and that serve U.S. cellphones as well as foreign ones.

The story goes into great length to detail:: The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable. . . . The records feed a vast database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices. . .

Is every one of us being tapped?  Do we have time to care?.

That NSA news gets buried – hidden.  We have heard it all before.

Besides, what can we do about it?  It is a fact of life.  Move on.

It isn’t that we don’t care about Benghazi and the NSA, we simply don’t have time to keep everything on our own individual radars.

We track the stock market every day – maybe we should make a list of our top ten stories, and keep track of them on a daily basis.

If we had time.

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