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   Even the looming fiscal cliff can't distract the congress from reauthorizing warrantless wiretaps

14 Dec 2012 12:07 PM   |   2517 clicks   |   Wired
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inline4     
I don't see the problem, we're all potential criminals and terrorists.

14 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
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ThePixies     
It always feels like somebody's watching me. And I have no privacy.

/Orwell for 200 Alex.

14 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
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GanjSmokr     

inline4: I don't see the problem, we're all potential criminals and terrorists.


I think that's the way they see us anymore.

14 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
How's that hopey changey thing working out for you guys?

/ hello, is this thing on?

// I keed, I keed

14 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     

ThePixies: It always feels like somebody's watching me. And I have no privacy.

/Orwell for 200 Alex.


Oh goddamn you, that's going to be in my head all say. And that's the only two lines I know.

14 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
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Kuroshin     
Keep burning that Constitution, Dems.

And Republicans.

Just about everybody, in fact.

/BSAB,SVR!
//getting it out of the way
///I haz a sad

14 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
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Onkel Buck     
B-b-but Barry promised to repeal Bush's policy on that.

/It's OK they are only watching right wing extremist anyway

14 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
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Trey Le Parc     
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

14 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
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angry_scientist     
They're working hard to fight illegal wiretaps. By just making them legal!

/not mine

14 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

14 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
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styckx     
i.imgur.com

14 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
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Nuclear Monk     
They hate us for our freedoms.

(Our dear leaders, that is)

14 Dec 2012 12:23 PM
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ThePixies     
FTFA: A federal judge agreed, ruling the ACLU, Amnesty International, Global Fund for Women, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association, The Nation magazine, PEN American Center, Service Employees International Union and other plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the case because they could not demonstrate that they were subject to the warrantless eavesdropping.

Those groups are made of Americans and Americans are subject to the warrantless wiretapping. When do I get my telescreen watching every inch of my apartment while displaying a image of Big Brother?

14 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
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david_gaithersburg     
Yeah change!

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
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All_Farked_Up     
Another boost in electricity production.

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php? db=comics&id=2429

14 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
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TheNewJesus     
It's a cowards USA

14 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
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Xenomech     
Quit complaining; this is what almost *all* of you voted for. 

14 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
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super_grass     
Clearly, this means giving Obama another term so he has the time to fulfill his '08 elections.

14 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
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pedobearapproved     

Onkel Buck: B-b-but Barry promised to repeal Bush's policy on that.

/It's OK they are only watching right wing extremist anyway


you have a problem with this law citizen? That sounds un-American. Maybe we should wiretap all your electronic communications and if we don't find anything illegal we'll just release to wikileaks whatever embrassasing things we find and ruin you all while building a better case on Julian Assange.

14 Dec 2012 12:56 PM
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Trollomite     

Xenomech: Quit complaining; this is what almost *all* of you voted for. 



Not me I voted to piss off my cracker ass neighbor and for free shiat. I didnt sign on to have him all up in my bidness!

14 Dec 2012 12:58 PM
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demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  
Speaking as CENSORED, FISA as originally written and implemented by CENSORED, was more than sufficient to deal with furrin' turrists.
This turdpile of unconstitutional legislation is used for doCENSORED, which I can CENSORED from CENSORED without CENSORED quite adequately under FISA before these changes.

DIRNCENSORED can CENSORED and CENSORED until CENSORED his own mCENSORED. Do you hear me?

/Um, er, "no comment"
//Gotta go. Somebody at the door.

14 Dec 2012 01:03 PM
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Clemkadidlefark     
granitegrok.com

14 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
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Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Well except that this is the bill authorizing the court the issues the WARRANTS allowing this activity, but yeah other than that it's exactly like the Bush-era program of deciding that they would wiretap anyone without even bothering to go to the FISA court,

14 Dec 2012 02:15 PM
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DaCaptain19     
I'm not too worried about the government watching me or us. Have you seen how piss-poor the government is at collecting and using data? Every government document I've ever received has some error in even basic information (e.g. how to spell my name). I've worked in the public sector...my experience with gov't data is that it is often incomplete, inaccurate and so poorly organized that it's almost impossible to use for any purpose.

14 Dec 2012 02:59 PM
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DaCaptain19     

pedobearapproved: Onkel Buck: B-b-but Barry promised to repeal Bush's policy on that.

/It's OK they are only watching right wing extremist anyway

you have a problem with this law citizen? That sounds un-American. Maybe we should wiretap all your electronic communications and if we don't find anything illegal we'll just release to wikileaks whatever embrassasing things we find and ruin you all while building a better case on Julian Assange.


0/10.

14 Dec 2012 03:00 PM
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DaCaptain19     

Magorn: Well except that this is the bill authorizing the court the issues the WARRANTS allowing this activity, but yeah other than that it's exactly like the Bush-era program of deciding that they would wiretap anyone without even bothering to go to the FISA court,


I guess "patriot" means "police state". We are smack dab in the middle of Orwells 1984.

14 Dec 2012 03:03 PM
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angryjd     

Xenomech: Quit complaining; this is what almost *all* of you voted for.


Thank you. If you didn't vote third party you have brought this on yourselves.

14 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
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erik-k     
So Wyden said he would lift his hold in exchange for a Senate floor vote on an amendment requiring the government to account for how many times Americans' communications have been accepted, and another amendment prohibiting U.S. spy agencies from reviewing the communications of Americans ensnared in the program.

If that doesn't go over, he'd lift the hold so the Senate could vote on brief extension of the act so his amendments and others could be fully debated next year.

"I'm willing to go along with a short-term extension as long as we have a chance in the early future, in 2013, to have a debate," Wyden said.


Well, Mr. Wyden, that's a rather abrupt and naive about-face.

One would almost suspect that something happened that you don't want to talk about, like a threatening visit in the night if you didn't back off.

14 Dec 2012 05:58 PM
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OnlyM3     
Clemkadidlefark


granitegrok.com

i45.tinypic.com

14 Dec 2012 09:34 PM
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