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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

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    I agree on your first point completely. They started before and will continue after, unless there really comes enough pressure. And it is growing. As to your second point, I would only hope you are incorrect.
    I hope so also but there are hints that it will continue unless strong leadership arrives, and I don't really see that yet. Dissent Is the Highest Form of Tax Bracket | National Review Online

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Can you imagine any of the foreign leaders that have expressed their anger over this being able to just say, well yeah, of course the US is listening to all of our phone calls?
    If I'm the president I'm ignoring the phone....

    I suppose I understand misguided people - I do post on DP lol.

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    If I'm the president I'm ignoring the phone....

    I suppose I understand misguided people - I do post on DP lol.
    As I recall her public comments didn't include that kind of talk. How is it we know that she said this anyway? Was someone in the presidents office and heard this and reported it, or was someone in Merkel's office and heard her say it and reported it. Or was it the NSA that revealed this?

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

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    Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    German chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone

    Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama | World news | The Guardian

    In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up. The German chancellor also told the US president that America's National Security Agency cannot be trusted because of the volume of material it had allowed to leak to the whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to the New York Times.

    Livid after learning from Der Spiegel magazine that the Americans were listening in to her personal mobile phone, Merkel confronted Obama with the accusation: "This is like the Stasi."
    With the NSA and HLS and all the various organizations tracking us, watching us, waiting to pounce, the fact that we throw more people in jail per capita than anyone else in the entire world....we ain't far from Stasi. Fairly accurate comparison.
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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    As I recall her public comments didn't include that kind of talk. How is it we know that she said this anyway? Was someone in the presidents office and heard this and reported it, or was someone in Merkel's office and heard her say it and reported it. Or was it the NSA that revealed this?
    I don't think Obama is interested in hearing anyone but himself talk, maybe Nancy Pelosi or his robots on MSNBC or CNN...

    I think a lot of world leaders share the same politics but Obama treats them like nothing, because Obama is an arrogant clown.

    I've met the guy over a dozen times, and he seriously tries to be liked but is the biggest prick in the world.

    The weird part is that a lot of people disagree, I see it tho...

    Maybe it's not assholism, it's more like elitist snuggism - IDK -he certainly has a complex...

    I suppose he overdoes it with the "likeable guy" act...

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    NSA operates with impunity, the administration has a level of arrogance that rivals the totalitarian powers of the 20th century, and there are people in the US that still defend it. Godbama says it's for your own good.

    Get out them jackboots guys, papers please.

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I don't think Obama is interested in hearing anyone but himself talk, maybe Nancy Pelosi or his robots on MSNBC or CNN...

    I think a lot of world leaders share the same politics but Obama treats them like nothing, because Obama is an arrogant clown.

    I've met the guy over a dozen times, and he seriously tries to be liked but is the biggest prick in the world.

    The weird part is that a lot of people disagree, I see it tho...

    Maybe it's not assholism, it's more like elitist snuggism - IDK -he certainly has a complex...

    I suppose he overdoes it with the "likeable guy" act...
    You have met Obama personally over a dozen times??

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    NSA operates with impunity, the administration has a level of arrogance that rivals the totalitarian powers of the 20th century, and there are people in the US that still defend it. Godbama says it's for your own good.

    Get out them jackboots guys, papers please.
    No, instead the Republocrats will continue to use 1984 as a playbook instead of a warning.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    NSA operates with impunity, the administration has a level of arrogance that rivals the totalitarian powers of the 20th century, and there are people in the US that still defend it. Godbama says it's for your own good.

    Get out them jackboots guys, papers please.
    I'm no one to defend Obama by any means but the NSA has been operating such for sometime, apparently worse than ever now to be sure. Did you ever hear what senator Church had to say about the NSA in 1976?

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    Re: Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, instead the Republocrats will continue to use 1984 as a playbook instead of a warning.
    You see both parties using this. Nice not everyone is a partisan.

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