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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    I’d say it was the last administration that allowed the HIC (“Homeland Industrial Complex”) to outgrow it’s usefulness. Pity that. I will not visit that country as long as it remains a police state…

  2. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    Right. Like the previous administration wasn’t using the NSA as much.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    BOTH of the last two presidents, from BOTH of the major parties, know that having everyone in the world under close surveillance, with the US president able to order world leaders to thank them for this surveillance (or have their secrets revealed), means it MUST be a good thing. The President knows much more than you do (probably more about you than you know about yourself). So support the Presidents of the US. Or else.

  4. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    o increased their power significantly. Do some homework.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    He hasn’t been on vacation nearly enough, as incompetent as he is, the more vacation he takes the better off we are.
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    Dana, you hit it dead center. Great work!

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    “Right. Like the previous administration wasn’t using the NSA as much.”

    Under Bush the FISC issued an average of 1794 FISC warrants per year (4.9 per day). Obama has averaged 1627.per year so far (4.5 per day). To show how uninterested our government is in maintaining our civil rights, only 11 denials of warrants have been issued since the FISC’s inception in 1978. The FISC judges are nothing more than rubber stamps wearing judicial robes.

    More disturbing to me is a thing called a National Security Letter. These can be issued by Supervising Agents in the field. They are used to collect metadata from Google, Yahoo, Verison, AT&T, etc. The Bush administration averaged 14,510 per year (39.75 per day); whereas, the Obama administration has averaged 17,704 per year (48.5 per day (a roughly 22% or 24% increase)).

    As a side note, Obama did not have to continue the assault on a citizens right to privacy.

    To obtain more information on the Foreign Intelligence Security Act than you could possibly want to know:

    http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fisa/

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    One administration started it, the next continued it. The problem is that people are content to sit on the sidelines and practice partisan sniping rather than do something about it.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Precisely. We cannot expect our “representatives” to do something about it, so our only recourse is to vote against all incumbents every chance we get. Good luck with that one….

  9. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    If he did, would you mind providing the laws he signed that gave them that power? Thanks (though I doubt you will ever respond).

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Thanks for proving my point.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    And exactly what you said is the part that bothers me. And we have this Syria crisis and the embassy closings to try and get us to shut up about the NSA. Some Dems and some Reps tried to defund the NSA, but their votes fell short thanks to the Teapublicans.

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