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  •  How nice. (10+ / 0-)

    He's "expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records" according to the blockquoted portion of the AP article, but bulk collection is expected to continue.

    Merkel can finally get a good nights sleep, while the rest of us get to go fuck ourselves.

    PR problem solved!

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

    by DeadHead on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 12:00:56 PM PST

    •  How crazily backwards (2+ / 0-)
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      J M F, stevemb

      We're truly through the looking glass.  Foreign leaders (people who it might actually make sense to spy on, and have no Constitutional protections) = restricted spying.  Ordinary American citizens (no reason at all to spy on, protected by the Constitution) = spying free for all.

      Bulk data collection is an unconstitutional infringement of the 4th Amendment.  The President has demonstrated again what was already reported - he doesn't care about the Constitution, he just cares about the bad PR.  What a joke.  I can't believe he even has a law degree, let alone taught Con Law.

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