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  •  Holy shit, you mean something good actually might (2+ / 0-)
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    Dumbo, Shockwave

    come out of this House??!!!! Be still my beating heart!

    If there is no accountability for those who authorized torture, we can no longer say that we are a nation of laws, not men.

    by MikePhoenix on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 02:31:46 PM PDT

    •  Yes, the Amash (R-MI) bill. (2+ / 0-)
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      shenderson, Just Bob

      I guess now we'll have to call each other either Dick Cheney Democrats or Justin Amash Democrats.  Given that choice, I guess I'd rather be an Amash Democrat.

      •  I don't thing Dick would support this effort (0+ / 0-)

        NSA Director Alexander started under Dick.

        And he seems obsessed with creating a giant repository on all the date about everyone and he probably lies;

        In March 2012, in response to questions during a U.S. congressional hearing from Representative Hank Johnson about allegations made by former NSA officials that the NSA engages in collection of voice and digital information of U.S. citizens Alexander was asked in a number of ways, and replied that, despite the allegations of "James Bashford" [sic] in Wired, the NSA does not collect that data.[12]
        On July 9, 2012, when asked by a member of the press if a large data center in Utah was used to store data on American citizens, Alexander stated, "No. While I can't go into all the details on the Utah data center, we don't hold data on U.S. citizens."[13]
        At DEF CON 2012, Alexander was the keynote speaker; during the question and answers session, in response to the question "Does the NSA really keep a file on everyone, and if so, how can I see mine?" Alexander replied "Our job is foreign intelligence" and that "Those who would want to weave the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people, is absolutely false…From my perspective, this is absolute nonsense."[12]
        On June 6, 2013, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released a statement admitting the NSA collects telephony metadata on millions of Americans telephone calls.[14] This metadata information included originating and terminating telephone number, telephone calling card number, IMEI number, time and duration of phone calls.[15]

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        by Shockwave on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 10:41:56 AM PDT

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