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Warrantless Wiretaps? Congress Votes Yes


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering )

CarrieSIC
- 692 days ago - arstechnica.com
US Senators from both parties overwhelmingly approved a bill this morning that will authorize warrantless wiretaps, throughout 2013 and for four years beyond that.



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Cam V. (417)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:58 pm
Obama wanted this and they gave it to him. You like Obama so where is the problem?
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:06 pm
There go the amendments to that horrible bill.... well, I had pre-warned you in my yesterday's post..
 

Anne P. (250)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:19 pm
One thing they can agree on - appalling.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:18 pm
Sad that the GOP in the House insisted on removing Feinstein's amendment the Senate passed that would not have allowed this when the bill went to conference committee--that is who we all should be pointing the finger at and holding responsible for this stripping of our freedoms and rights.
 

Cheryl O. (82)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:43 pm
Six months ago I was called crazy for saying these things were coming down the pipe, now here we are. It's gonna get much much worse too. And no it wasn't carrie who called me crazy it was some comments I got on my blog, I wasn't even with CARE 2 six months ago, all I am saying right now is brace yourselves, the ride is fixing to crash.
 

John B. (158)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:11 am
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Joe Mullin. Followed the link in the article to see how my two Senators voted and i was not surprised. Sen. Brown(D) voted against while Sen. Portman(R) voted for it. I have already sent an email to each, thanking Sen. Brown and admonishing Sen. Portman. Will be contacting the White House today expressing my displeasure and asking for a veto. I doubt the Bill will be vetoed but at least they will know how I feel about this piece of very bad legislation. Read and noted.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:56 am
Thanks.
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:32 am

I'm sure this has bean going on since Graham Bell invented the Telephone....!!
 

Diane O. (164)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:12 am
"I know where this goes," Feinstein said yesterday, describing the Wyden amendment. "Where it goes is to destroy the program." She also raised the spectre of more terrorist attacks in justifying the program. "There is a view of some that this country no longer needs to fear attacks," Feinstein said. "I don't share that view."

I believe the Patriot Act instituted by George W. Bush has kept our country safe from more terrorist's attacks but it hasn't been 100%. Diane Feinstein and I share the same belief that people seem to have forgotten 9/11 where 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered by terrorists. The terrorists LOVE reading that America is headed for bankruptcy which means we won't have the funds available to keep our country safe and, of course, anything that weakens America presents a good day in the daily lives of the terrorist community.

I believed in The Patriot Act and I believe in this surveillance of emails. This is how the terrorists communicate with each other...on the internet and by cell phone. I am just now finishing a book, "The Finish" The Killing of Osama Bin Laden written by Mark Bowden author of Black Hawk Down which I also read. In this book he describes how terrorists communicate because they are spread out and hard to track.

Personally, I don't have anything to hide and I'm more interested in keeping Americans safe from further attacks. Before 9/11 the major intelligence organizations were NOT sharing information such as the CIA, FBI and DIA. One of them was not sharing highly sensitive information about the possible 9/11 attack and we all know the end result of that. This information must be central and available to all intelligence organizations. We must learn from our mistakes.
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:59 am
Yep, and we elect these folks into office. Constitution--what constitution? It's Big Brother 30 years after the title of the book! Hope they find my life more interesting than what I do! God bless them if they do!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:31 pm
noted
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:00 pm
Noted...thank you Carrie!
 

Madeleine watt (256)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 5:20 am
So, because of less than, what, 1,000 terrorists we millions have to lose our rights? NO! NO! NO!
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 5:29 am

Noted....
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 7:03 am
Stop
 

James Maynard (67)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 11:48 am
Noted.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 3:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Complicit Dems. are bought and paid for. So, kudos to Feinstein for recommending the Assault Weapons Ban be passed....then, on the other hand, many "boos" for her fearmongering and parroting words from the Bush years. I swear, they must be taking turns screwing the majority of Americans.
 
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