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Jim Morin

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    Just perhaps we might reconsider all of those American military bases defending Western Europe against a non existent USSR?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    I was channel surfing between CNN and France24 TV (my landlord put a big dish on top of my apartment building).


    CNN says the traitor Snowden has made the world a much more dangerous place because the Europeans are sharing less data with the US now.


    France24 TV said Merkel and Hollande knew all along, but when Der Speigel and Le Monde reported on what Snowden released about US spying on Germany and France, Merkel and Hollande had to feign outrage for the benefit of their voters, but they won’t actually do anything any different.


    Believe whom you will.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    Gotta say, sure you gather intelligence on your friends as well as your enemies, but there is a line and the US has crossed it. Obama come on man, think how you would feel if someone were tapping your Blackberry.

    No real support here.

  4. donaldrk30

    donaldrk30 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    NSA right or wrong, but my NSA! Funniest was on Bill Mahar. He said that Germany will not have these Facist tactics. (Tee Hee!)

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    @BEWoolner

    So you wouldn’t mind if a relative or a close friend was to read all your eMails and browser history without you knowing it, huh?

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Well, that’s one “interesting” take on it. The fact they all had interlocking defense pacts that got activated by the actions of one lunatic had little to do with it. Right?

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    Good call as the whole situation has the same feel the movie did.

  8. retpost

    retpost said, over 1 year ago

    All those that think Obama`s not being tapped hold up your hands. Not many there.

  9. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Morty

    Morty

    Morty

    Are you actually asking people on this website to read a book?!

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh please, we do it, they do it, it is part of the dance.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Same stuff’s been going on for decades, but with the ’media" the only difference is the fact Obama is now President. Just a little more proof the “liberal mass media” in the US, is a myth.


    Nathan Hale was a patriotic hero. Every hear the story off the Trojan horse? Spying and intelligence gathering, on friend AND foe, is as old as humans forming alliances, or maybe walking upright.

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @earthworm

    Much ado about nothing. They all do it. (But there’s a difference between spying on other Nations and spying on your own citizens, IMO)

    Does that answer your question?

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As much as so called “liberals” complained back when the so called “Patriot Act” was enacted and so called “conservatives” complain now, the sad truth is both Republicans and Democrats voted for the expanded powers to spy on the citizenry. Almost no congressman voted against it. Take a good look at the voting records. If the congressmen you voted for voted for these expanded powers, then you are partly you blame. If you continue to vote for those congressmen and they do nothing to curtail those aforementioned powers, you are to blame for the continuation.

    BTW, same goes for the deficit. Take a good look at the pork barrel spending your favorite congressman slips into bills.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    ‘This is what happens when Obama invades the privacy of others.’
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    Once again, for all the so-called ‘conservatives’, EVERY issue revolves around hatred of Obama. No issue is considered on its own merits.
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    Whatever spying ‘Obama’ did would be absolutely OKAY if only it had been a Republican doing it.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    If I had been a Congressman in 2001 I would have voted for the Patriot Act also. It was (fairly) limited in scope and supposed to sunset in 10 years.

    (I won’t get into the fact that Obama campaigned for Senate as an opponent of The Patriot Act, and then voted to expand it, and has also signed legislation expanding it in 2009 and 2011.)

    Huffington Post: Jim Sensenbrenner, Patriot Act Author, Slams ‘Un-American’ NSA Verizon Phone Records Grab

    Jim Sensenbrenner Editorial in The Guardian

    NPR interview with Jim Sensenbrenner

    Three nice, liberal sources.

    I’ll even throw in this quote from another HuffPost article as a bonus, just so we know we’re dealing with the HuffPost we all know and love.

    "Paul Rosenzweig, who served as the deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland Security during the Bush administration, said that the text of the Patriot Act is unclear when it comes to data mining.

    “The text is ambiguous — obviously sufficiently ambiguous that the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court has found room within it to authorize the NSA collection program,” he said. There is no mention of preventing data mining in the text of the statute.

    “If [Sensenbrenner] was trying to do it deliberately to prevent what has happened, then the drafting [of the Patriot Act] was not as good as he wanted it to be,” Rosenzweig added. “Put it another way, this isn’t like the executive branch said, ’I’m going to ignore the statute, and I’m going to go data mine and do the NSA thing.’”

    Rosenzweig did concede that when the law was written in 2001, data mining along the lines of the NSA’s current practices likely wasn’t on anyone’s radar.

    “If you asked me my honest opinion, it would be that nobody was considering data mining at the time of the passage of the Patriot Act,” he said.


    Jim Sensenbrenner’s Criticism Of Misuse Of Patriot Act May Be Unfounded

    Now, if you want to argue that we should be more leery of granting The State more powers because they always seek to expand them and never curtail them, I’m on board.

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