Obama admin had restrictions on NSA reverserd

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-administration-had-restrictions-on-nsa-reversed-in-2011/2013/09/07/c26ef658-0fe5-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html

 

Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011

 

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

What had not been previously acknowledged is that the court in 2008 imposed an explicit ban — at the government’s request — on those kinds of searches, that officials in 2011 got the court to lift the bar and that the search authority has been used.

Must've missed this when it came out over the weekend. THanks for posting it

And all you fucks thought Bush and Cheney were bad. Too bad the libs still wont learn and keep drinking the democrat kool aid

Reversered = reversed lol Phone Post 3.0

WTF is "surveillance court"? Phone Post 3.0

Wonder if its him or people controlling him or maybe he realised he agreed with bush once in office Phone Post

If he agreed with Bush why wouldn't he uphold the ruling that initially occurred during Bush's term? Stop making excuses for this clown...LOL@being a constitutional attorney. Ron Paul is a Dr. and would school this fool in a debate on the constitution.

He is nothing more than a power hungry ego maniac, at least bush was just a dumbass trying to prove he was good enough to his daddy, who happens to be one of the string pullers... Phone Post

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And all you fucks thought Bush and Cheney were bad. Too bad the libs still wont learn and keep drinking the democrat kool aid

Its just a continuation of the patriot act and that is why people aren't saying shit. Imo, all the potus' have been doing the bidding for corporate interests since they whacked jfk. This is what corporate america wants, not bush or obama. They just happen to be in office when this shit is passed and there isn't a goddamn thing they can do about it. Phone Post 3.0

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its absolutely astounding that people voted to reelect Obama.

It makes you realize there is no hope (or change for that matter).

Voters are stupid

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its absolutely astounding that people voted to reelect Obama.

It makes you realize there is no hope (or change for that matter).

Voters are stupid
This. Ignorance is bliss. Phone Post 3.0

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its absolutely astounding that people voted to reelect Obama.

It makes you realize there is no hope (or change for that matter).

Voters are stupid

The last election was a shit sammich of shit choices. Phone Post

and so will the next election if people who vote in the primaries dont wake the fuck up

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And all you fucks thought Bush and Cheney were bad. Too bad the libs still wont learn and keep drinking the democrat kool aid

Fuck you. Don't blame the sheeple. Reds were similarly fucked over with Bush bs. This fuckery crosses lines. And to fix it we need to get along, not further divide. Phone Post

BigEyedFish - 
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its absolutely astounding that people voted to reelect Obama.

It makes you realize there is no hope (or change for that matter).

Voters are stupid

Well the general populace is given 2 choices, both which suck, and both which lie and break promises at will.

You have a media that doesn't hold them to task, the internet and smaller media are the only sections that pt it out.

The media will churn up the team vs team mentality for bigger ratings come election time, and suck it dry for entertainment value and ratings. All the broken promises and how the election process is a giant failure will go to the wayside and be forgotten because they can't let the other team win.

What is needed first and foremost is election reform, similar to how the Aussies do it where you select more than 1 person. That way people don't need to worry about their vote going to waste if they vote outside the big 2 parties. Secondly they need some form of accountability for candidates breaking campaign promises. I'm not sure what the solution is, but there's gotta be something done about that.

I lament

wham I agree with most of what you said but there really arent 2 choices. After the primaries there are. The people need to do more.

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joehogansheefer -

And all you fucks thought Bush and Cheney were bad. Too bad the libs still wont learn and keep drinking the democrat kool aid

Fuck you. Don't blame the sheeple. Reds were similarly fucked over with Bush bs. This fuckery crosses lines. And to fix it we need to get along, not further divide. Phone Post



This is 100% true, but I would say that based on my experience, more 'reds' were vocally oppossed to Bush by his 2nd term and were calling him out on his transgressions rather than running cover.

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