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  • Trump Admin Wants to Start Spying on American Citizens Again and Make it Permanent

    The National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly stopped using a tool to access and analyze Americans' phone records and recommended an end to the practice. But the White House is now considering mounting a defense of the authority in the face of the NSA's policy change.

    That's the latest news from Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post, collected through anonymous sources in President Donald Trump's administration.

    Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act authorizes some secret NSA surveillance and access of people's personal records held by third parties through the authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts. Edward Snowden exposed six years ago that the NSA was using this authority to collect millions of American phone records in their attempts to root out terrorism.

    The unwarranted violation of our privacy caused outrage and calls for reform. Section 215 was modified by the USA Freedom Act, which allowed phone records access to continue in a more controlled and monitored fashion. Under these new rules, the NSA was forced to acknowledge that it was not entitled to millions of the records it had collected. It purged those records and then quietly stopped the collection process entirely.

    In April, the Wall Street Journal reported that NSA officials decided they would recommend that the government allow its authority to access these records to end. But according to Nakashima, White House officials are preparing not only to push for Section 215 renewal, but also for the authority to be made permanent.
    https://reason.com/2019/05/02/white-...g-it-shouldnt/
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Bwaha
    Why is it that racists and loons are attracted to this site?

    It used to be a much better site.
    What's wrong with the OP?
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

      What's wrong with the OP?
      Unnamed sources? Haven't we seen that smear tactic before and often?

      Her Bio. https://www.washingtonpost.com/peopl...=.b0a8b9b0217b

      The WP is a leftist rag and will post fake news.

      he Post has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates for at least nine presidential elections and has never endorsed a Republican for president.

      The Washington Post was sued for defamation on February 19, 2019, following biased media reporting on a viral video of Covington Catholic High School students in January 2019. Attorneys for Covington student Nick Sandmann claim the Post published seven "false and defamatory articles." The complaint states:

      "... [T]he Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann ("Nicholas"), an innocent secondary school child. The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red "Make America Great Again" souvenir cap on a school field trip ...

      [T]he Post knew and intended that its false and defamatory accusations would be republished by others, including media outlets and others on social media."

      In December 2016, The Post published what some called "fake news" a story that falsely claimed a Russian hacking operation had infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid.

      The Post has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates for at least nine presidential elections and has never endorsed a Republican for president.

      The Washington Post was sued for defamation on February 19, 2019, following biased media reporting on a viral video of Covington Catholic High School students in January 2019. Attorneys for Covington student Nick Sandmann claim the Post published seven "false and defamatory articles." The complaint states:

      "... [T]he Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann ("Nicholas"), an innocent secondary school child. The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red "Make America Great Again" souvenir cap on a school field trip ...

      [T]he Post knew and intended that its false and defamatory accusations would be republished by others, including media outlets and others on social media."

      In December 2016, The Post published what some called "fake news" a story that falsely claimed a Russian hacking operation had infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid.

      https://www.allsides.com/news-source...ost-media-bias

      Not exactly what I'd call a balanced source and if you look at her bio you'll see that she went to that fine University of Berkley...
      Credo quia absurdum.


      Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
        Unnamed sources? Haven't we seen that smear tactic before and often?

        Gotta give them some credit for being incredibly relentless in their pursuit of smearing the Trump Administration with anonymous sources.
        "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

        "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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        • #5
          The OP is using the typical DS tactic : attack is the best defense : there are now almost every day new evidences that the Democrats spied on their political opponents, thus ,what is DS doing : attacking the GOP for spying on its political opponents, hoping that the discussion about the DEmocratic spying will fade away .

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          • #6
            Two off topic personal posts deleted

            Meanwhile, on topic
            Doesn't matter who you vote in as President - you get the same regime change foreign policy and the same national security state domestic policy

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            • #7
              Given that most of the 'spying' on US citizens in done by corporate agencies and not governmental, and that the government surveillance was set by Slick Willie's Anti-Crime Bill and just as aggressively pursued by Bobo, why is the OP saying that Trump 'wants to start spying again'?

              It was made permanent back in the 1990s.
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bwaha View Post

                Unnamed sources? Haven't we seen that smear tactic before and often?

                Her Bio. https://www.washingtonpost.com/peopl...=.b0a8b9b0217b

                The WP is a leftist rag and will post fake news.

                he Post has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates for at least nine presidential elections and has never endorsed a Republican for president.

                The Washington Post was sued for defamation on February 19, 2019, following biased media reporting on a viral video of Covington Catholic High School students in January 2019. Attorneys for Covington student Nick Sandmann claim the Post published seven "false and defamatory articles." The complaint states:

                "... [T]he Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann ("Nicholas"), an innocent secondary school child. The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red "Make America Great Again" souvenir cap on a school field trip ...

                [T]he Post knew and intended that its false and defamatory accusations would be republished by others, including media outlets and others on social media."

                In December 2016, The Post published what some called "fake news" a story that falsely claimed a Russian hacking operation had infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid.

                The Post has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates for at least nine presidential elections and has never endorsed a Republican for president.

                The Washington Post was sued for defamation on February 19, 2019, following biased media reporting on a viral video of Covington Catholic High School students in January 2019. Attorneys for Covington student Nick Sandmann claim the Post published seven "false and defamatory articles." The complaint states:

                "... [T]he Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann ("Nicholas"), an innocent secondary school child. The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red "Make America Great Again" souvenir cap on a school field trip ...

                [T]he Post knew and intended that its false and defamatory accusations would be republished by others, including media outlets and others on social media."

                In December 2016, The Post published what some called "fake news" a story that falsely claimed a Russian hacking operation had infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid.

                https://www.allsides.com/news-source...ost-media-bias

                Not exactly what I'd call a balanced source and if you look at her bio you'll see that she went to that fine University of Berkley...
                It's ALL "fake news" these days.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
                  Two off topic personal posts deleted

                  Meanwhile, on topic
                  Doesn't matter who you vote in as President - you get the same regime change foreign policy and the same national security state domestic policy
                  Correct. That's the way the system works these days in regards to national security and that's the way it will stay unless/until all threats cease...which is never going to happen. Besides, all those out-of-work bloatocrats would kill the jobs stats and rive the illegals clear off the welfare rolls!

                  The real solution to both national security and border security is to out-source it to the Mafia. (and before someone starts ranting, look up Lucky Luciano/WWII)
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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