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    Re: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Google and facebook probably know far more about people than the government does.
    Not sure how that's possible. I suspect they already know everything that google and facebook knows. They woke up and had breakfast together this morning.

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    Re: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    Not sure how that's possible. I suspect they already know everything that google and facebook knows. They woke up and had breakfast together this morning.
    OMG! They spent the whole night together? The relationship is getting serious. When do they move in together?
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    Re: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    Not sure how that's possible. I suspect they already know everything that google and facebook knows. They woke up and had breakfast together this morning.
    Because they operate off different models. The government wants to know if you are a terrorist while google and facebook have figured out what kind of underwear people prefer so they can sell advertising for it to you.

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    Re: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    The White House then condemned Amash/Conyers this way: "This blunt approach is not the product of an informed, open, or deliberative process." What a multi-level masterpiece of Orwellian political deceit that sentence is. The highly surgical Amash/Conyers amendment - which would eliminate a single, specific NSA program of indiscriminate domestic spying - is a "blunt approach", but the Obama NSA's bulk, indiscriminate collection of all Americans' telephone records is not a "blunt approach". Even worse: Amash/Conyers - a House bill debated in public and then voted on in public - is not an "open or deliberative process", as opposed to the Obama administration's secret spying activities and the secret court that blesses its secret interpretations of law, which is "open and deliberative". That anyone can write a statement like the one that came from the Obama White House without dying of shame, or giggles, is impressive."
    So it was okay for the President to do what he did without an informed, open or deliberative process, but he wants the House to get his permission before it exercises it's Constitutionally enshrined authority?

    Absurd.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

    I have a feeling eventually something similar to the Amash/Conyers Amdt. will happen. Most of the newer GOP members are more libertarian leaning,plus you have other borderline members who will find it's popular.

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