Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The head of the NSA was appointed in 2005 by Bush.
    The NSA started spying on Microsoft in 2007 added Yahoo in 2008 and Google before Obama got into office.

    Snowden said he left the CIA in 2009 to work in the private sector for Dell .

  2. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, almost 2 years ago

    “Give me liberty or give me death!” – Edward Snowden

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    So sitting in Moscow airport, he now has neither. He’s NOT a whistleblower, he’s an Assange wanna be with a God complex. True whistleblowers stay and face up to the government, not run and hide!

  4. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, almost 2 years ago

    There was nothing wrong with the Patriot Act of 2001. It permitted interceptions of communications between Americans and KNOWN terrorist operatives acting OUTSIDE of the US. And it had a Sunset Provision of 10 years. That’s what I signed on for.

    The problems with the Patriot Act began, IMHO, in 2007, when it was expanded. I’m not even going to blame the Democrats, who controlled both Houses of Congress. Or Obama, who campaigned for Senator against it, but then voted for it. Bush signed it, so it’s bad on him.

    The problems with the Patriot Act was then exacerbated when it was expanded even further in 2011. Just as I lay the blame on Bush for expanding it in 2007, I lay the blame on Obama for expanding it even further in 2011.

    Prism is another matter entirely. While we were somewhat aware that the expansion of the Patriot Act in 2007 indemnified phone/cell companies when they provided our information to the NSA with a FISA warrant, we were never made aware that the entire database of every one of our calls— and all our other digital communications— was being “copied” into the NSA database, where it would be stored in perpetuity, until the need arises. I don’t like the Government deciding “when the need arises”. This is unacceptable.

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