Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Statists gonna state

Of course they're not listening to your phone calls...right?  Wrong.  When will the American people learn?  Is it going to be after we go full blown Nazi Germany?  When concentration camps, in full swing, are housing a large segment of the "undesireables"?
National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.  
The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, a participant said. 
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that." 
If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee. 
Not only does this disclosure shed more light on how the NSA's formidable eavesdropping apparatus works domestically, it also suggests the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.
Does anyone still believe that these programs are even meant to keep anyone safe?  If they tell you to report on your neighbors and family members, will  you do it?  Unfortunately I am pretty sure most Americans will.

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