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  •  USA Today reported this back in 2006 (2+ / 0-)
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    koNko, mikidee

    Where was the outrage from the Right Wing and the public back then under President GW Bush and Dick Cheney?

    NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls
    Updated 5/11/2006 10:38 AM ET

    The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

    Now that both sides are in an uproar seven years later, can something be done or will GOP just use this as another witchhunt against President Obama?

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    by smokey545 on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 09:18:34 AM PDT

    •  I can assure you I was expressing outrage (2+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard, smokey545

      After all, I am old enough to still remember the FIRST time the NSA went amok, wayyy back in 1975.

      And I recognized then (and recognize now) that nothing--not a single thing--prevents them from doing the very same thing today.

    •  Some things can/should be done, (2+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard, smokey545

      AND, the GOP will just use this as another witchhunt against President Obama.  
      Maybe the NSA could be charged with examining phone and e mail records of all government officials from 1/20/01 - 12/31/03, in order to ferret out the lies and deception that got us into war and engendered crimes against humanity, including torture and false imprisonment, and fostered an economic climate that decimated the middle class and enriched individuals and corporations through all manner of illegal and unethical practices.

    •  A good start would be to implement some of (2+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard, smokey545

      the suggestions in The Constitution Project's REPORT ON THE  FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008. This is from September 2012, and hits pretty much all of the 4th Amendment problems that are implicated by the Snowden disclosures.

      Read the entire report.

      Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

      by mikidee on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 09:54:28 AM PDT

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