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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 10:24 am
    Link: The NSA Is Collecting Your Phone Records - Yep, the Nat`l Security Agency is collecting records of millions of US customers of Verizon. Thanks for sucking, Obama.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Was being safe from terrorists worth loosing freedom?
  3. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 10:45 am
    The REAL Obama scandal.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2013 at 10:50 am
    And Obama is defending it, saying it is necessary to prevent attacks. If thats not a fourth amendment violation I don`t know what is.

    I can see wiretapping, but it needs to have a narrow scope not just anyone on Verizon. The government has been doing a lot of mass data collecting on Americans recently.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:04 am
    Waiting for lemming to justify King Obamas choice. He`s doing a great job making grounds for impeachment......
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36831 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

    For all who sat back while George Bush shat on the constitution... THIS is why you should have yelled then. Once you allow the gov`ment to spy on it`s people a little, they get hungry for more. And spy more, and track you more, and take your liberties and privacy away.

    A little more each year.
    Year after year.

    Bush sucked. Obama has continued it.
    The next one will be just as bad if not worse.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:09 am
    I guarantee you the gov`t has been collecting info on everyone ever since they realized they could easily do so as long as you have a cellphone and/or internet connection.

    Most people don`t ever stop to think that they`re actually being tracked 24/7. Every time you swipe your ATM/Credit Card, use an E-ZPass, make a call, send a text, send an email, etc, etc, etc, that info goes through servers all over the world and can be collected anywhere.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:12 am


    Except that it`s this administration that made this happen.....
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    hydro99 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:12 am
    The president is acting within the power provided to him by the patriot act. If anyone thinks this started with Obama, you are so naive. This all started when the Patriot Act was put in place, which essentially gave the government free reign to spy on whoever they wanted whenever they wanted. This had a chance to be dropped in 2005, but once again congress voted to keep it in place. If you want to blame anyone, blame the terrorists of 9/11 followed by the congress that continually approves measures like this at any cost and with no regard to citizen privacy.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I don`t think blaming Obama is necessarily the right way to deal with this. Yes, he is involved. The reason I say we can`t only blame Obama is simple. The problem is much larger. If we think having a different president would change things, we are fools. This started with Bush and would have continued regardless of who was elected. Having one person to blame things on is a easy way for the rest of our officials to do what they want, which is to gain power. We don`t need a new prez, we need a complete governmental makeover.

    My work here is done...Captain Obvious, AWAY!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:16 am
    hydro, no shiite sherlock.

    Considering Obama is now the most powerful man in the world, and has been for almost 5 years, and has the power stop this, I think we should put the pressure in his direction. Save the rest for the history books.

    FoolsPrussia. Yes, IRS targeting of political groups is a fake scandal.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:17 am
    This is garbage. I agree with Gerry 100% on this one.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:19 am
    Most of us didn`t like the patriot act either and we lambasted Bush for it. Now King Obama gets a free pass cause DA PATRIOTZ ACTZ GAVE HIM DA POWERZ TO ABUZE SO ITZ OKZ TO S**T ON DA CONSTITUTIONZ!! Wow....
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:20 am
    @McGovern1981 - Actually, the Cheney/Rumsfeld administration is to blame for this. As Gerry1of1 & hydro99 said, the Patriot Act was signed into law by them.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:22 am
    "Yes, IRS targeting of political groups is a fake scandal."

    I didn`t say it wasn`t a scandal. However, there`s little thus far linking Obama personally to the IRS flap. Obama is more directly responsible for this, partially because he`s defending it so strongly.

    Either way, I completely agree with Gerry. The Republicans are just as much to blame for this, yet now they`re going to freak out about how Obama is a dictator and they had nothing to do with giving the executive branch these kinds of powers.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    @ McGovern - you`re right, it is his fault. AND it`s Obama`s fault. O`s adminstration did this, but they could not have done this had not GW laid the ground work with his dastardly deeds. Corrosion doesn`t happen overnight, it`s a progression - it`s gradual. But there is always a start.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:22 am
    Seeing the similarites yet........
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3876 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:26 am
    no Mikeoxsbigg, NOTHING is not worth losing freedom. even though i am old and boring and benign, i don`t feel the government has any need whatsoever to monitor me in any way, shape, or form.

    it was bad in the late 1960`s and early 1970`s when libraries were required to turn over information on people who borrowed Mao`s Little Red Book. apparently that was only the beginning of the erosion of our freedoms. or perhaps it was just one of the first public notifications.

    i weep for my kid, step-kids, and grandchildren.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:26 am
    Patriot Act gave this the ground work but the messiah gave it the green light there`s your "change." Probably should have gotten details as to what the change would be huh? Meet the new boss same as the old boss mabey even worse...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 11:30 am
    Side note who`s the "Obama Phone" provider?!?!!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:32 am
    And incidentally, another feather in the cap of The Guardian, my favorite foreign paper of late.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 11:34 am
    This story really highlights the idiocy of congress on this.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    @mcgovern yet you let bush stay for 8 years.

    Republicans are pathetic.
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    enolamron Male 18-29
    197 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    I know people hate political discussions. I`ve avoided it (at least to my recollection) on here, but I really want to make what I think will be my only political comment. I really hope that, with all the nonsense that has come to light that the Obama administration has been pulling, people who vote for him will pull the blinders off already. I voted for him the first time around, which I`m kind of embarrassed about, but I didn`t do so the second time, and I`m now a proud supporter of ABO - Anybody but Obama. I think he sucks at this job, and he scares me with a lot of the shiz he pulls. It doesn`t really matter who we vote for, though, because of the electoral college. We Americans have little to no say regarding who becomes president. I just hope a strong Republican candidate emerges in 2016. I`m from New Jersey and really wish Christie would run. Oh, and on a kind of related note, it pisses me off that Obama compares himself to Reagan. He`s probably rolling over in his grave.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    do people even still use verizon?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    By the way, they are collecting METADATA. Not the contents of the call.

    Metadata is simply " Number a called number b at xx:xx hours on xx/xx/xxxx
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Just because Bush was the first to rape our constitution doesn`t mean we should allow the gang raping to continue. Especially not with this elitist liberal snob that defiantly thumbs his nose to congress and the rest of us.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Daaaww look tedgp belive politicians that`s cute!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    do people even still use verizon?

    Verizons the biggest provider in the US.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    what else would you expect from the worlds #1 terrorist regime??

    Can`t you see why people around the world are chanting "DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!!!...." ?

    Join in!
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    579 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    It`s a bit about trust me thinks. Would I trust Bush to use the law honestly? Perhaps. Would I trust Obama to do so? Not a chance.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36831 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    See any similarities yet?
    Obama`s interchangeable. The next POTUS will be worse.

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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    I know this is difficult to understand, but, this has been going on since before Obama took office. I`m not saying it`s right or wrong, I`m not blaming Bush or Obama, or applauding them. But let`s put it in perspective.
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    the funny part about this papajon0s1, is that this law was introduced under obama`s administration.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    the funny part about this papajon0s1, is that this law was introduced under obama`s administration.
    Agreed - I don`t understand why we are talking about Bush. Unless I am horribly mistaken, the law was introduced in 2009.

    We can argue about Bush laying the framework, but doesn`t that carry the implication that Obama is a bigger douchebag than Bush, since Bush did not implement such a law even though he could have?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36831 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    When Bush read your emails and you didn`t object, that lead to Obama taking your phone records without warrent. If nothing is done now then the next POTUS will do what? Remote turn your phone on and listen in your home? Drone strike you inside the US? If you think it`s impossible, well it was impossible to read our private emails 25 years ago, so there you are.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    Gerry: And all the while the POTUS and his cabinet have been using secret e-mail accounts in violation of the law.

    The president`s communications, by law, have to be known. The congress has the power of oversight over the president, via subpoena if need be. He wants oversight on all of us, but none over him. That`s pretty much the definition of a tyrant right there.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    Can You Hear America Now?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    Wow, you guys are having a FIELD DAY with this.
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    xigris Male 18-29
    93 posts
    June 7, 2013 at 5:26 am
    So... Everyone`s forgotten about the Patroit act? Which was completely worst then a "COURT ORDER" that gives the NSA a list of whom you called?

    Patriot Act - Unwarranted wiretaps, Legal surveillance of "lone wolves," and unwarranted searches of any contacts.

    NSA Surveillance Court Order - Collects your last called records and data

    Maybe you guys should sending dick pics over your phones.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 7, 2013 at 9:10 am
    Pretty funny watching changelings scrambling trying to justify something they would`ve wanted Bush`s head for.....
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
    363 posts
    June 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    You cannot convince a Liberal that there is ANYTHING wrong unless a Republican did it. If Obama does the same exact thing, it is the best thing ever. It really is a sickness of the mind and will ultimately be the undoing of this country.

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