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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Obama Renews Secret Big Brother Wiretapping Law Reply with quote

Quietly, over the Holidays, when nobody was looking...
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A last-minute move by the [Democrat-controlled] U.S. Senate to renew a controversial wiretapping law, days before it was set to expire on Dec. 31, has dismayed privacy advocates, rights groups and lawmakers who have long opposed the measure.

Not two days later, without any press coverage, Obama quickly endorsed the renewal, making it law.
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It basically gives the government wide leeway to intercept all sorts of communications -- including those involving American citizens -- without needing to establish a particularly strong connection to terrorism, he said.

"My main concern with the law is that we don't know how it is being used," he said.

In fact, even many of the lawmakers who voted to extend the FISA amendments know very little about how, when, where or why it is being used, he said. Apart from lawmakers in the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, very few have been briefed on the law and therefore know little about it, Rumold said.

The law gives the government "expansive authority and they are using it in secret and nobody knows for sure how they are using it," he said.

http://www.cio.com/article/726292/Wiretapping_Law_s_Renewal_Dismays_Rights_Groups
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously Bush's fault, 'cause he's best at advancing Bush policies.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL USA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wiretapping Law Dismays Rights Groups. In other headlines Bear Shits In Woods Proved By Bearshitting Expert and Pope Is Catholic Shock.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wiretapping Law Dismays Rights Groups. In other headlines Bear Shits In Woods Proved By Bearshitting Expert and Pope Is Catholic Shock.

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