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"The letter helpfully states that there are "no assessable fees for the request."'

No really, they need to start charging us for wasting their time as we inquire about how our privacy is being invaded. Who are we to make demands on them?

And they must keep repeating this about the metadata:
It also contains a paragraph about the ways in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has authorized the NSA to "acquire telephone metadata, such as the telephone numbers dialed and length of calls, but not the content of [sic] call or the names of the communicants." The court was created in 1978, as we recently laid out in our surveillance timeline.


Of course the response excludes anything about National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, which will in fact allow analysis of any and all metadata.

On May 22, 2013 the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, one of several Armed Services Committees, met to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014. The main subject of the hearing was Sec. 1061, otherwise known as Enhancement of Capacity of the United States Government to Analyze Captured Records. This enhancement provision of NDAA 2014 would effectively create a new intelligence agency, one with the authority to analyze information gained under the Patriot Act, FISA, and known spying programs such as PRISM.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/17070-indefinite-surveillance-say-hello-to-the-national-defense-authorization-act-of-2014


More here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023057822

We have also posted regarding the NSA gathering data on all Americans

And the threads sink. Maybe there is a formula, I mean other than having an extreme and generally unaccepted view, for keeping an OP kicked.

Once Obama knew the actual scope of the GOP plan, he devised a counter-plan

Probably the most difficult, complex problem he has ever faced. He has methodically moved forward and now it seems people are just noticing. The GOP must be noticing as well, it will be interesting to see what new tricks they might have.

The IRS did not inappropriately target conservative groups

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service agents who inappropriately targeted conservative groups had been following orders from the Obama administration, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on Sunday.

And he called the administration's top spokesman a liar.


The groups filed for tax exempt status, which stood out as unusual so they were flagged. The teabaggers made an error and like any error with the IRS it is investigated.

This is just more GOP obfuscation and obstruction.

The pic of Issa . . .
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