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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-13 05:10 AM
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Spying on Americans, phase 2
Edited on Sun Jan-06-13 05:45 AM by No Elephants
Spying on Americans, phase 2

By MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Congress ended the suspense and re-enacted the FISA Amendments Act in late December, giving the U.S. Supreme Court, which has already heard argument on one aspect of the law, a living controversy to chew on.

Without congressional action, some key provisions of the law, known as the FAA in court documents, would have expired Tuesday. President Obama has signed the legislation into law.

Reaction to the five-year extension of the surveillance, which was never in any serious doubt, predictably has been mixed. Conservatives and others praise the extension as a bipartisan effort to protect the nation from terror. Liberals and civil libertarians tend to see it as a privacy disaster.

The Washington Times points out the FAA, having previously been approved by the U.S. House, passed the U.S. Senate with votes from both parties.

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I'm fuzzy on this. Didn't Obama promise in 2008 to fix FISA?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-13 02:07 PM
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1. Well some of us might support the
terrorist actions of Occupy. The government must know about that. Criticism of Banksters will not be tolerated.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-13 03:04 AM
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2. In the You Tube video interview of Oliver Stone that I posted elsewhere,
Stone and his co-author say that 1.7 billion communications are intercepted daily.

I don't recall if they were all communications of Americans, but crikey. Do we even have the staff to decipher 1.7 billion communications daily?

Talk about thought police.

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