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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Or the “Patriot Act”, or actions going back to Clinton, Nixon, Eisenhower, and well, the ever popular McCarthy or J. Edgar Hoover??? I do NOT agree with continuing the abuse that laws REPUBLICANS wrote and passed in Congress allowed as “legal”, but as much as I disagree with Obama’s continuation, let’s consider who the paranoids were who passed legislation, or did things covertly for a long time that were illegal

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Truly! It’s metadata anyhoo. Does anyone really believe all phone calls are monitored, half, a quarter, or even 1%? We’d have negative unemployment if that were true.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    And, no, I’m not in favor of spying on Americans without a specific judicial warrant.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    Or Google…

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    And besides, the first thing Obama did when he got into office with a majority in both houses of the Congress is to push for repeal of all those Evil Republican laws. They even reformed the tax code to make it simple, without all the loopholes and carve-outs that all good Democrats hate. Sure. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was just before they closed Gitmo and brought all the troops home from the Middle East. Whether you blame the deck chairs on the port side or the starboard, the ship sails on.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @cjr53

    It’s 100%. Recorded and searched for patterns, and if the computer finds a pattern, then agents look closely at all the calls to and from the suspect (one common pattern, clearly indicative of terrorism, is a call from an NSA agent’s significant other to a potential rival—if that’s not actionable, I don’t know what is).

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism.
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    U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to eliminate al-Qaida’s terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications.
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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ny-judge-rules-nsa-phone-surveillance-legal-21348222

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    Nice!

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Consider what you will want in your darkest hour and turn all your efforts toward building it. Create a workshop at the axis of all your works in which you prepare for that day.
    And a Happy New Year!

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Since that New York Federal District Judge’s ruling is the exact opposite of a Washington D.C.‘s Federal District Judge’s ruling just a week earlier, I’m sure this is heading to the Supreme Court.

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