Sales of 1984 Up

Sales of George Orwell's classic novel '1984' skyrocketed 69% on Amazon, according to a report on WashingtonExaminer.com.

Renewed interest in "1984" -- originally published 64 years ago -- was sparked by reports of widespread spying on American citizens -- domestically and abroad -- by the National Security Agency (NSA), under the auspices of the Obama Administration.

In 1949 Orwell predicted security cameras when no such technology existed. In his book "1984" Orwell predicted a dystopian future where citizens are subservient to a totalitarian government. Orwell foresaw a future where citizens are spied on by mass media (cell phones, laptop cameras, etc.), and where citizens are brainwashed by a charismatic Wizard of Oz-like character named Big Brother.

According to a report in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the National Security Agency ordered U.S. Telecommunications provider Verizon “to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.”

The Justice Department has begun the process of filing charges against Edward Snowden, the former CIA spy who leaked documents to The Guardian newspaper. Snowden is currently ensconced in an unknown location in Hong Kong, where he fled in fear for his safety.

The Obama administration has a history of prosecuting whistleblowers at an alarming rate.

From WashingtonExaminer.com:

Amazon lists the paperback version of the sci-fi classic as the 19th biggest book on its Movers and Shakers list. The current sales rank is 110.

The list identifies the biggest gainers in sales rank compared to 24 hours ago.

Update: As of 3:22 p.m. EDT, sales of Orwell's "1984" are up 91 percent on the Amazon Movers and Shakers list.

Update II: As of 10:16 p.m. EDT, sales of Orwell's "1984" are up 126 percent on the Amazon list. The sales rank is now at 71 - up from 161.

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    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      OBAMA HAS TO HAVE IT HARDER THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SCANDAL OCCUR IN ANY OTHER PRESIDENCY

    • luVn_liFe…

      tHE troubling issue,IS that OBAMA didnt start this,he merely acted on a BUSH law from 2001 . .

      right???

      .
      .
      .
      Wait Only Yt presidents can do this??

    • JD

      Ok so let me get this straight...the President will be blamed if someone comes over here and plans some horrific terrorist attack which we have seen performed from our very own citizens and people also get mad that they are listening to phone calls and what not. Sounds like a lose lose situation....people need to realize, you have to give up something to feel safe. I mean what are we supposed to do?

    • ArabianNights

      I think anyone with half a brain already knew the government had access to their information. I mean the police monitors people's credit card states, phone activity etc without informing the person under surveillance. Is it really far fetched that the government too, has been doing the same? I don't understand the over reactions. I think people just really want something to complain about. Specially they need something to attack Obama on. The program has been in effect since the Patriot Act passed in 2001. Probably been going on longer than that. When something gets blown up or shot up people be screaming "Why wasn't more done! Why didn't they catch this person before!" Now they screaming "invasion of privacy". I for one am unfazed by this. Between all the crap that's posted on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc did one really think the internet is a privacy haven? I can google and find a random stranger's SSN, tax records, Phone Number, Address, etc just by having their screen name. It is what it is.

    • ArabianNights

      Forgive typos.

    • Ni ni

      Obama has brought some of this on himself. He goes which ever way the wind blows.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Snowden is currently ensconced in an unknown location in Hong Kong, where he fled in fear for his safety.
      ____________

      :facepalm: A hotel. Theyve already indentified it by the lamp. He on these interwebs too..using TOR to :hide: in plain sight.

      The program has been in effect since the Patriot Act passed in 2001. <---Thank you...and the fools that renewed it just a couple yrs ago? Ugh. Ppl are not smart.

    • lovezoe

      I don't agree with monitoring, but I see the need. Also some people complain, yet they tell all their business on social networks, tag themselves at every location, quick to sign up for giveaways which are known ID theft schemes. Obama don't care what lies Pookie telling you.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea: Folks kill me acting shocked by these politicians, as if your proving a point, every last one of em lie :shrugs: I mean damn like it would have been so much better with Romney :rolleyes: my god

    • VDot

      Big Brother has been watching us.

      Let thee count the ways:

      Internet
      Cell Phones
      GPS
      OnStar tracking
      Social Media
      Online Medical Records
      Baby Mamas/Daddies
      Scorned lovers (Can't nobody track you like a scorned lover; the government aint got chit on them)

      The list goes on and on. There is no such thing as privacy and if you believe otherwise, you're a fool.

      #nothingnewunderthesun

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Why do people act like the way we collected intelligence prior to Obama was through spies with shoe phones?

      Ain't SHEYIT new about this, and the intellects know that Obama didn't come up with all of this $hit. It's just easier for people to believe he did because they WANT to!

      They would rather jeopardize our country in an effort to "expose" Obama for shyt that didn't start with him and won't end with him, in an effort to destroy him.

      I dont even like his a$$ and I can see that!

    • OutsidetheBox

      I for one am unfazed by this.
      _____________

      +1 again. IDK where these ppl live.. I swear folks dont watch enough crime TV dramas. :lol: I'm sufficiently prepared and noid by default. :bite:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      and Newsflash, the monitoring will happen either way regardless if Obama is in office :rolleyes: I people really that damn slow .... the ish been going on

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      VDot says:

      Big Brother has been watching us.
      Let thee count the ways:
      Internet
      Cell Phones
      GPS
      OnStar tracking
      Social Media
      Online Medical Records
      Baby Mamas/Daddies
      Scorned lovers (Can’t nobody track you like a scorned lover; the government aint got chit on them)
      The list goes on and on. There is no such thing as privacy and if you believe otherwise, you’re a fool.
      ____________________

      :preach: a damn fool

    • OutsidetheBox

      Obama has brought some of this on himself. He goes which ever way the wind blows.
      __________

      :thinking: The only thing I can think of is Gay marriage.

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      They would rather jeopardize our country in an effort to “expose” Obama for shyt that didn’t start with him and won’t end with him, in an effort to destroy him.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      :cosign:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Can we talk about another American injustice? Nepotism? This fool didnt even grad but was making 200k a year at a contractor for the NSA.

      And see what he did, SOLD YALL ASSES OUT. :tea: I know all kinds of decent ppl was passed up so somebody sorry ass, snitching ass, safety patrol ass son- scratch... he didnt finish school.. :tea:

    • Ty

      In 1949 Orwell predicted security cameras when no such technology existed. In his book “1984? Orwell predicted a dystopian future where citizens are subservient to a totalitarian government. Orwell foresaw a future where citizens are spied on by mass media (cell phones, laptop cameras, etc.), and where citizens are brainwashed by a charismatic Wizard of Oz-like character named Big Brother.
      ______________
      Anything that will make folks open their other eye and pay attention :thumbsup:

      @ VDOT dont forget the cameras on the traffic lights that are not being used for traffic violations :coffee:

      Mornin All :wave:

    • luVn_liFe…

      (USA PATRIOT that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001
      ~
      ~
      :tea:

      BUT yet SANDRA,this is Obamas Doing :shrug:
      some days I swear you wake up like-> :blink:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I dont even like his a$$ and I can see that!
      ________

      Objectiveness is so sessy. :heart:

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      At this point, if we aren't moving to the UK or Canada, it is what it is.

    • luVn_liFe…

      BiZZLE!!! Morning SUNSHINE,how u B? :eggs:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      :rolleyes:

    • Ty

      I don’t understand the over reactions. I think people just really want something to complain about.
      ___________
      No hun it shyts on your constitutional rights :smack: Whats stopping them from giving you a curfew at this point :shrug:

    • lovezoe

      Ty- hubby and I both learned the lesson from traffic cams.

    • Milky

      :yawn:

    • VDot

      @ VDOT dont forget the cameras on the traffic lights that are not being used for traffic violations

      ________________________________________

      :cosign:

      Like The Purple One said
      :whistle: They can bug my phone and people ‘round my home
      They'll only see you and me making love inside

      And maybe getting a lil :blunt: :lol:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      Ni ni says:

      Obama has brought some of this on himself. He goes which ever way the wind blows.

      ______________

      :APPLAUSE:

      Not to mention that he has had 2 terms of excuses which have led to a legacy of laziness, nothingness, and blaming. Results count excuses don't.

      Man I tell ya... :tape:

    • NaijaGal

      any newlywed first year watchers???

    • Milky

      @ty :tea: :waiting:

    • NaijaGal

      I really just have to laugh at some of yall :rofl:

    • MissTaken

      WOW. I guess Obama also slapped Ocho's lawyers butt and got him those 30 days, He got Rasheeda pregnant cause ain't that what Presidents do? This man gets blamed for EVERYTHING. I have never seen anything like this. It's honestly sad. His predecessors got away with bloody murder in both their personal and presedential decisions and yet he with the most honorable family life to date gets disrespected on so many levels. :(

    • OutsidetheBox

      Doing Well! :kiss: @LuVie

      Hope everyone is goodT. :wave:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :think:

      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was alrerady in place in 78,supplemented in 2001 and reauthorize in 2005

      Poor BARACK all oF this is HIS DOING!

    • OutsidetheBox

      I really just have to laugh at some of yall
      ___________

      :huh: AT us not with us? :hahaha:

      :heart:

    • MissTaken

      DoNotDeleteMe says:
      :APPLAUSE:
      Not to mention that he has had 2 terms of excuses which have led to a legacy of laziness, nothingness, and blaming. Results count excuses don’t.
      Man tell ya…
      ____________________________________________
      How has he created a legacy when he hasn't event finished the term he is in now and no one has replicated his allegeded short comings? Oh you must mean he is CONTINUING a legacy of excuses and inffectiveness put in place by the Bush/Cheney machine :thumbsup:

    • luVn_liFe…

      NaiJa :happy: HOLA!!!
      :wave: Misstaken
      razz
      ZOE
      V
      MilkY :hug:
      TY
      CHAN
      sandra eehh
      INTENSE
      Jenieeeeee

      Morning FOlKs

      :bball: tonight :yawn: SO LaTE

    • OutsidetheBox

      Not to mention that he has had 2 terms of excuses which have led to a legacy of laziness, nothingness, and blaming
      ___________

      :huh:

    • Betamax82

      :tea: I am so parched

    • Miany

      :waves: Donot, VDot, lovezoe, Ty, Bedazzled, Luvn, Chan, OTB, Intense, Jenie, Carrington, Milky, Nini, Arabian, JD
      Man I'm watching Ricki Lake... folk taliking bout nannies that abused their children smh :no: People are Kah*ray*zeee One dad has a 6 year old son with brain damage now cuz he was shaken at 6 months..This next lady wont go into details due to a pending investigation but she basically said she'd come home to a spotless house and that's when she suspected the nanny was straigh up ignoring the baby like leaving her in the crib all day and doing her own thing.

    • luVn_liFe…

      OutsidetheBox says: I really just have to laugh at some of yall
      ___________
      AT us not with us?
      <---- :D

    • OutsidetheBox

      Poor BARACK all oF this is HIS DOING!
      __________

      Big Black monster game proper. :yes:

    • NaijaGal

      LUV N :happy:

      OTB chile...you already know :lol:

      MISSTAKEN - hun don't waste your time or font

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      Hey Luvn,

      So who watched Hit the Floor??

      Of course Rick Foxx is playing the villain :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Morning MIAny :wave:

      Ive seen vids of nanny's on the news :brokenheart: TRAGIC!i dont know how Parents watch a vid of their baby being abused and not wait for them to get back to work to :shotsfired:
      :box:
      :duel:
      :shank:
      EM!

    • ArabianNights

      Ty says:

      I don’t understand the over reactions. I think people just really want something to complain about.
      ___________
      No hun it shyts on your constitutional rights :smack: Whats stopping them from giving you a curfew at this point :shrug:
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Oh sweety. *hug* It actually isn't. Right to Privacy isn't a constitutional right, although it can be assumed it may be indirectly implied via the 3rd and 4th amendments. If you truly believe there is one country in the world that doesn't participate in covert surveillance, by all means please send me a post card once you relocate.

    • WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!?

      Goodnight yall,

      I just took a shot of siizzurp the doc gave me and Im feeling...riiiiight. I see why Lil Wayne got hooked on this.... Ready to go night-night... :zzz:

    • OutsidetheBox

      most honorable family life
      ____________

      My girls asked do I think Malia and Sasha get punishments :lol: I didnt know what to say...just said something like if they break the rules im sure they do. Michelle aint no pushover.

    • Smonae

      Good Morning everyone :hugs:

      Our President cant take the blame for everything, and no President acts alone :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Poor BARACK all oF this is HIS DOING!
      __________

      Big Black monster game proper.
      ----------
      Wonder if He has a big black... dog :kona:

    • Caramel Rain

      Scorned lovers (Can’t nobody track you like a scorned lover; the government aint got chit on them
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      true chit! :thumbsup:

    • luVn_liFe…

      OutsidetheBox says: Poor BARACK all oF this is HIS DOING!
      __________
      Big Black monster game proper.
      ~
      SOUNDS EROTIC! :lol:

    • Ty

      iAmChan says:

      At this point, if we aren’t moving to the UK or Canada, it is what it is.
      ___________
      :no: Bush signed the NAFTA with Canada and Mexico so dont expect too much of Canada in the years to come and the UK chile.....

    • OutsidetheBox

      Miany :wave: Shame on it too. Never understood shaking a baby. I'd just as soon walk away. Theyll :wail: to sleep before I shake em. :nono:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      Wut gonna be slobbing :rofl:

    • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

      that's a terrible book tho. :yes:

    • Caramel Rain

      most honorable family life
      ____________

      My girls asked do I think Malia and Sasha get punishments I didnt know what to say…just said something like if they break the rules im sure they do. Michelle aint no pushover.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      I bet Chelly be having them washing dishes and every thang! I bet they dnt play that..

    • luVn_liFe…

      :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:Wut gonna be slobbing
      ~
      lEANiNG :hahaha:

    • MissTaken

      NaijaGal says:
      MISSTAKEN – hun don’t waste your time or font
      ______________________________
      my bad. i was in my feelings :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :cell:

    • Miany

      :tea: chile boo bae bye!!!! EVERYONE knows information isn't collected for fun. If folk collecting information someone else is using it. Period point blank.. Remember all these insignificant companies that wanted your name and address back in the day and you just gave it up (then you got mad when telemarketers blew up your phone)??? Welp, your name , phone number and address are all considered personal indentificators. We give up the info, we sign contracts that give folk the right to use our info then we get mad when and investigative journalist 'exposes' the things we shoulda deduced ourselves.

    • OutsidetheBox

      So who watched Hit the Floor??
      ___________

      :goodpost: OKAY! Is slept for a bit..but OTB12 has watched it on repeat so many times that I had to see what she was so interested in.. and I love! #late :oops:

      Ok..Is Rick a villain? I saw that bit last night where he played his wife but went to the dude???? AND WHO IS MIA? :bite:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      Ty says:

      iAmChan says:

      At this point, if we aren’t moving to the UK or Canada, it is what it is.
      ___________
      Bush signed the NAFTA with Canada and Mexico so dont expect too much of Canada in the years to come and the UK chile…..
      ---------
      Best bet would to be to move to Madagascar :lol:

    • VDot

      :newpost: on Bey's "sister"

    • lovezoe

      NAIJA- missed last night. What happened?

    • Ty

      @ Luv & Miany :happy:

      How is Ricki Lake anyway

    • NaijaGal

      :newpost: is up

    • Miany

      @Luvn.. it's sad for the parent to actually have to watch the shii on tape :(
      @OTB... maaaan I swear not all personalities should be around kids. You gotta know who you are period. If you don't belong round kids, choose another job.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      Caramel Rain says:

      most honorable family life
      ____________

      My girls asked do I think Malia and Sasha get punishments I didnt know what to say…just said something like if they break the rules im sure they do. Michelle aint no pushover.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      I bet Chelly be having them washing dishes and every thang! I bet they dnt play that..
      -------------
      I read she made them clean their own rooms in the white house.. I wouldn't be suprised if one day she had them take their own dishes to the smaller kitchen.

    • NaijaGal

      How is Ricki Lake anyway
      ==================
      cancelled

    • MissTaken

      @ luVn_liFe: Put the phone down boo Obama is listening. By the way I always wondered why you capitalize some letters and not others. Is there a reason? I would get stressed out trying to do that. Be round here shift+ or caps locking every .5 seconds for a one liner :angry: My late fonting self would constantly be left in post like this:
      MaN iReaLLy hATe tHe Fact ThAT I……. bump it I quit
      By MissTaken 11:02 PM the next business day

    • Ty

      Oh sweety. *hug* It actually isn’t. Right to Privacy isn’t a constitutional right, although it can be assumed it may be indirectly implied via the 3rd and 4th amendments. If you truly believe there is one country in the world that doesn’t participate in covert surveillance, by all means please send me a post card once you relocate.
      _____________
      LMAO yes they all have done it for years but whats in question is the legal aspect. Do they have a right to do it and whats preventing them from taking it a step further? Especially since people are nonchalant or simply dont know. You are aware of your rights through the 3rd and 4th amendment and yet you are ok with them going around them in the name of terror of course :coffee: Thats the same attitude that will have our azz under martial law :coffee:

      No need to relocate they have their hands in everything everywhere welcome to globalization hun :coffee:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      MissTaken says:

      DoNotDeleteMe says:
      :APPLAUSE:
      Not to mention that he has had 2 terms of excuses which have led to a legacy of laziness, nothingness, and blaming. Results count excuses don’t.
      Man tell ya…
      ____________________________________________
      How has he created a legacy when he hasn’t event finished the term he is in now and no one has replicated his allegeded short comings? Oh you must mean he is CONTINUING a legacy of excuses and inffectiveness put in place by the Bush/Cheney machine

      ______________

      Don't put words in my mouth. President Bush was an effective leader. :love:

      Man I tell ya... :tape:

    • http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+an+e-zine laterthannever

      If you think the B.S. they try to blame on this charming brown figurehead is bad, wait until you see what goes down/gets "exposed" when Hillary or [Insert Hispanic Republican Female that they're working on now] is in office. :coffee:

    • ArabianNights

      Ty says:

      LMAO yes they all have done it for years but whats in question is the legal aspect. Do they have a right to do it and whats preventing them from taking it a step further?
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      It is legal. They submitted a warrant for information and have to continue to obtain a warrant every couple months to obtain info. Legality isn't the issue, it's that it was done without the knowledge of the general public. So it seems to me they at least have a leg up on some other countries who will take info, without even bothering to ask the courts permission. Their actions seem to imply at least a conscious effort to limit the scope of their power as all branches were informed: Executive, Judicial and Legislative. The scope of the warrant seems to only cover superficial information like times/dates. But, I'm just as ignorant to the government's full activities as any other non-Top Secret security clearance individual and I may be wrong. From observation it seems to be the under-informed and the uber-paranoid who seems to be most bothered by the recent revelations. But then again, I guess only time will tell who's on the losing side. I would advise anyone who is deeply upset take their fears to their local representative and make your concerns known.

      Eh, back to work/lurk mode. Good luck though!

    • Ty

      It is legal. They submitted a warrant for information and have to continue to obtain a warrant every couple months to obtain info. Legality isn’t the issue, it’s that it was done without the knowledge of the general public. So it seems to me they at least have a leg up on some other countries who will take info, without even bothering to ask the courts permission.
      ____________
      Goes back to my point. Governments have done it forever and it was recently leagalized through the Patriot Act (in the name of terror). Its still unconstiutional and people like yourself have accepted it because it has a war on terror bow attached (manufactured crisis). We have to look at the bigger picture!

      The branches were established to allocate power not to take away from the citizens. A goverment should only be as strong as its people. So the fact that its being conducted without the "knowledge of the general public" indicates that their efforts are not conscious. Its for personal gain :coffee:

      Thanks for the conversation :)

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      lovezoe says:

      Also some people complain, yet they tell all their business on social networks, tag themselves at every location, quick to sign up for giveaways which are known ID theft schemes. Obama don’t care what lies Pookie telling you.
      __________________

      :hahaha:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      This is why I limit my footprint on the Internet. Only my blog, Twitter and Facebook. That's it. :coffee:

    • Nips Washington

      Then Senator Obama gained a lot of moral and leadership credibility by criticizing Bush for a program that was more limited in scope under FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). Under FISA, warrantless wiretaps of people communicating with terrorists was done, and ruled constitutional. The communication with the foreign terrorist was the probable cause

      Obama has now taken that same law (Patriot Act) he criticized as over-intrusive, and expanded it ten-fold. And folks in our community are shrugging at this blatant hypocrisy. :facepalm:

      Its okay to be partisan with your politics, but never with your personal freedoms. You giving this man a license to hunt on your property, could result in the next man arming himself and taking over your property.

      Be. Very.Careful. :think:

    • J2201987

      "Those who are willing to sacrifice liberty for 'security' deserve neither and lose both"

      ~Benjamin Franklin

      Thanks for posting this Sandra. Leave it to the peanut gallery to still think "yt" is setting Obama up.