Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans

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  1. CrimsonWhite
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    At this point, nothing would surprise me coming from this administration.

     
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    I operate under the assumption that every email I get every phone call I make is under government scrutiny.

    I don't know if it's true, but that makes me feel less lonely.

    At least somebody is interested in my life.
     
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    I've operated under that premise since we had rotary dial phones hardwired to the wall. It's just naive not to.
     
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    Exactly why the FISA courts were so important. But both sides stuck it to us on that one. Ah well...

    I think everyone should operate with the assumption that they are "monitored".
     
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    Exactly. I hope I've amused some NSA agents in my time.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Still think the Patriot Act didn't curtail anyones civil liberties?
     
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    I think that the laws that give the government to invade our privacy were in place long before the patriot act.

    You who are just now feeling violated simply weren't trying hard enough.
     
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    Nevr said that, just wanted an answer from a specific person. I never got that answer.
     
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    In this way? They weren't. Its not really a subjective thing, the laws weren't in place to do this kind of surveillance before the Patriot Act and the AUMF.

    FISA curtailed those pretty damn well in the 70's.
     
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    Haha, you are a lawyer. Correct you never stated that, but I can't see why you would ask for someone to justify something if you thought that thing was true.

    Or if you didn't know the answer, why you would ask an idiot on a very partisan message board to provide you with details.
     

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