The only thing better than a Mike Rogers Republican is someone named Dianne Feinstein and that isn't saying much. That is saying close to nothing. What a handsome fella that Rogers might be if you were a log cabin Republican. But hey, according to Alex Jones and technotypes who have no patience with politics, "they're all the same party" b/ c like "they're all liars and corrupt". What if I said that it's a very large cottage industry in the GOP to turn ppl off of politics and voting? The more ppl who vote the worse they do.
A little reality. The NSA and everyone in the intel industrial corporate complex knows that their orders are to exceed their orders. Where have you heard that before? Well isn't that like against the constitution and such as that? *What would our founders say?* Until the next 911 & all the emotional reactionaries will keep overreacting like always. Like they did when Cheney created a post 911 security in triplicate private contractor stimulus in the trillions of dollars to the intel "community" and to the economies of Virginia, Maryland & DC. Not to mention what was added to the NSA, DHS.
Did you read the Wired article on Gen. Alexander and his private fiefdom , the NSA and cibersecurity ? That came out a month after Snowden left the country (July) No mention of Snowden. And yes, it was contracted months before. Obama initiated his panel on security in March. Snowden was in contact with Greenwald a month b4 he got the job at Booz Allen Hamilton. He left the country in June.
Well imagine that. What is the NSA credo again? Moderation is for cowards, our mandate is to exceed our mandate. Well I disagree. The sickos at the NRA and their private contractor androids need to be restrained. And the FISA court that does the restraining? 10 out of 11 are Republicans appointed by Chief Justice Roberts...you know...the guy who had to be led through the Presidential swearing in ceremony by Mr & Mrs Obama b/c he forgot how to do it in the most viewed event in history. A proud conservative.
Well, you are. The comment by the guy from China is the unfortunate reality, which you are too reactionary to accept. Your comment is T- Party paranoia personified.
When MKUltra was finally exposed by Kennedy & Sen. Frank Church in 1977 they were called "traitors". Ppl like you were shocked that the CIA was torturing US citizens (isn't that against the law and such) even though the evidence was destroyed after Watergate by the CIA director. Those who were MIA since 2002 when Cheney Bush initiated a private contractor (free market) security in triplicate bureaucracy are still shocked the NSA IS RECORDING. GOLLY WOW.
As mentioned previously, the NSA mandate is to exceed their mandate. That is the reality the commenter from China was trying to remind you of. That reality is made personal in China. Over here we kicked out the Dick Cheney's and most recently his daughter (never count that one out) but all the GOP has to do is rebrand themselves Tea Party to get over. PRISM STARTED WHEN? 2007? Well thank you Ed Snowden for concentrating the attention on that fact.
I am also tired of the "faux outrage" for the following reason, the NSA mandate has always been to exceed its mandate. IOW, I haven't been MIA since 2000 when Cheney Bush established a post 911 private contractor security in triplicate colossus & trillion dollar stimulus to the Southern states of Maryland, Virginia as well as DC. What did you think they were doing?
Not to mention adding to the publicly financed security bureaucracy. (IOW, spend every dime and then yell austerity when out of office.)
Even novelists like Margret Atwood assumed the NSA would do what they always do per her writing and recent NY Times article. She assumed and many others knew or assumed the NSA was into EVERYTHING.
Including cartoonists like Tom Tomorrow below linked. His 1994 cartoon - www as NSA launching platform. 1994? Ha!
I'm from the US and like the commenter from China have experience with the nasty stuff and would NOT be surprised if PRISM (started in 2007) was the very least of it. IOW, things on the level of MKUltra that Ted Kennedy and Frank Church exposed in the 1970's and were called "traitors" by conservatives of both parties for the simple reason that the right dominated the culture and whose influence, thankfully, was peaking. The CIA doing "shocking" things to US citizens domestically. Imagine that? Now it's probably outsourced to the private contractor corporate complex.