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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:25 AM
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Russ Feingold on FISA - THANK YOU & Whats Next
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Senator Feingold - a thank you because we won another improbable victory last week and a reminder of what's at stake.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/7/1/7859/08766/5...
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:31 AM
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1. Senator Feingold is who I want for VP.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:36 AM
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2. great piece
He is a good guy to have on our side.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:42 AM
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6. thats my senator:-)===and you are right on.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:40 AM
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3. saying that we can celebrate the constitution on the
4th of july and hopefully NOT*** tear it up on the vote date


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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:40 AM
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4. Also saying NO Democrat should be voting for this bill as is.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 02:26 PM
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13. Yup, "Democrats" that vote for this bill are NOT Democrats and should be treated as such...
Edited on Tue Jul-01-08 02:27 PM by calipendence
... in the next election when we can replace them with REAL Democrats!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:41 AM
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5. REC
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 08:42 AM
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7. gave it a high rating on YOUtube also
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 10:00 AM
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8. We need 59 more Senators such as this fine young man!!
This is what we expect from our representatives. Men and women who are concerned for the US Constitution. Men and women to listen to our opinions and voices, but keep their finger on what their oath of office swore....to uphold the Constitution of the United States.

I am appalled at the repug/fascist party, and I am just as appalled at the pathetic wolves in sheep clothing Democrats. They had better get a conscience soon...all of them, or we need to toss their asses out of Washington NOW!!
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 10:19 AM
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9. What crimes are the Repulicas trying to cover up? Do the Dems even know??
Deja DU: Are ALL COMMUNICATIONS routed overseas to circumvent US law and the Constitution?
Nov-09-07 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I was told years ago that ALL fiber optic communication traffic was routed overseas so that "everything" was moved outside the protections of the law and Constitution and ANYTHING could be monitored. I thought the idea quite fantastic even though it came from a very reliable source that would know exactly such things. Then, the story of the fiber optic splitters hit my radar. I now see now how easily exactly that, routing ALL COMMUNICATIONS overseas, was accomplished.

Is that Bush's and the Telecom's HUGE crime hidden and covered-up behind this story?

If the telecoms get immunity, will it aid in covering up Bush's crime.
ABSOLUTELY! That is why it is so important to the Rs! Support = obstruction of justice.

Have we arrived at the point in the history of the Bushco junta where
laws passed and people nominated are part of crimes of obstructing justice?

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AT&T Whistleblower: Telecom Immunity Is A Cover-Up
By Spencer Ackerman - Nov 7, 2007
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004662.php


Earlier today we flagged that Mark Klein, who uncovered a secret surveillance room run by the NSA while employed as a San Francisco-based technician for AT&T, is in Washington to lobby against granting retroactive legal immunity to telecommunications companies. In an interview this afternoon, Klein explained why he traveled all the way from San Francisco to lobby Senators about the issue: if the immunity provision passes, Americans may never know how extensive the surveillance program was -- or how deeply their privacy may have been invaded.

"The president has not presented this truthfully," said Klein, a 62-year old retiree. "He said it was about a few people making calls to the Mideast. But I know this physical equipment. It copies everything. There's no selection of anything, at all -- the splitter copies entire data streams from the internet, phone conversations, e-mail, web-browsing. Everything."

What Klein unearthed -- you can read it here -- points to a nearly unbounded surveillance program. Its very location in San Francisco suggests that the program was "massively domestic" in its focus, he said. "If they really meant what they say about only wanting international stuff, you wouldn't want it in San Francisco or Atlanta. You'd want to be closer to the border where the lines come in from the ocean so you pick up international calls. You only do it in San Francisco if you want domestic stuff. The location of this stuff contradicts their story .....

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NSA Monitors All Web Traffic, Says Ex-AT&T Employee

NSA Monitors All Web Traffic, Says Ex-AT&T Employee
Tom Corelis (Blog) - Nov 10, 2007
http://www.dailytech.com/NSA+Monitors+All+Web+Traffic+S...


Felt "forced to the connect the Big Brother Machine" if he wanted to keep his job

Mark Klein, the former AT&T technician and whistleblower who helped kick off the AT&T/NSA eavesdropping scandal, clarified further details regarding what he witnessed while connecting a secret NSA eavesdropping facility: secure room 641A in AT&Ts San Francisco switching center, presumably commissioned by the NSA, received copies of all the traffic its splitters were connected to, including both international and domestic e-mails, web traffic, and phone calls, both from AT&Ts customers as well as other providers.

Previous statements by the government, AT&T and President Bush indicated that the only affected communications are communications relevant to national security, like those of suspected terrorists and suspicious foreign nationals. According to Klein, however, the technology used to connect the secure room was far more democratic, consisting of simple, dumb splitters incapable of any kind of contextual filtering: essentially, room 641A received a duplicate of every fiber-optic signal routed through facilities.

Klein, appearing on MSNBCs Countdown with Keith Olbermann show, told viewers about his personal association with secure room 641A. When I was a technician, I had the engineering/wiring documents, which told me how the splitter was wired to the secret room I had to know in order to do my job, he said, so I know that whatever went across those cables was copied; the entire datastream was copied into the secret room.

Referring to the equipment itself, Klein states, the splitter device has no selective capability, it just copies everything. .............

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Interview: AT&T Whistleblower Mark Klein on Bush's Illegal Surveillance and Retroactive Immunity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0dJJhLueEg

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NSA Pressured LA Times To Kill Domestic Spying Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOI1VGKcgGY

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November 5th, 2007
AT&T Whistleblower to Urge Senate to Reject Blanket Immunity for Telecoms
Press Conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, November 7
http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2007/11/05

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 7, at 10:30am, telecommunications technician and AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein will speak out at a press conference on Capitol Hill, explaining why he is asking lawmakers to reject immunity for telecoms who assisted the Bush administration's spying on millions of Americans.

Klein witnessed first-hand the technology AT&T built to assist the government's domestic warrantless wiretapping program at AT&T's main switching facility in San Francisco. As part of his job at AT&T, Klein connected high-speed fiber optic cables to sophisticated equipment that intercepted communications from AT&T customers and then copied and routed every single one to a room controlled by the National Security Agency (NSA). Klein has provided evidence for the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&T for its role in the illegal spying.

"My job required me to enable the physical connections between AT&T customers' Internet communications and the NSA's illegal, wholesale copying machine for domestic emails, Internet phone conversations, web surfing and all other Internet traffic. I have first-hand knowledge of the clandestine collaboration between one giant telecommunications company, AT&T, and the National Security Agency to facilitate the most comprehensive illegal domestic spying program in history," said Klein.

Also speaking at the event Wednesday ...........

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Judge Orders Telecommunications Companies to Preserve Evidence in Government Surveillance Cases
Ruling Advances EFF's Class-action Lawsuit Against AT&T
http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2007/11/06


San Francisco - A federal judge today ruled on a preservation motion filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ordering that telecommunications companies must preserve any evidence of collaborating with the government in illegal spying on ordinary Americans.

In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ordered the telecommunications companies to halt any routine destruction of documents or to arrange for the preservation of accurate copies. On December 14, each party must provide the court with confirmation that the court's order has been carried out. The court order did not require the government or the carriers to reveal whether or not they had any relevant evidence.

The government and the carriers had opposed the preservation motion, claiming that the government's invocation of the state secrets privilege made it impossible to proceed with a preservation order. In litigation, parties are typically required to preserve all relevant evidence.

For the judge's order:
http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/att/393%20order.pdf

For more on the class-action lawsuit against AT&T:
http://www.eff.org/cases/att

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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 11:09 AM
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10. There simply aren't enough men like this anymore.
I am proud to call him my senator!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 12:16 PM
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11. Russ, get your colleagues to listen to us too.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 01:34 PM
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12. Thanks, Kpete!!!
I couldn't find the YT link but slipslidingaway pointed me here! :D

:kick: & recommended
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