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Top senator: Domestic surveillance needs to be ramped up

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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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via AP

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he is shocked at how little information the National Security Agency is collecting through American phone records. He says the American public should be less worried about privacy and should back increased collection as a means of foiling terrorist attacks.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Wednesday that "it's beyond belief how little data is a part of the program."

That is a pretty bold statement that tells me Corker is not only out of touch, but simply a tool of the Deep State (goes without saying). As has been mentioned in several threads, it is funny that we have been seeing a lot of talk of terrorism, ISIS, and national security threats just prior to section 215 of the Patriot Act being up for renewal. I can expect peons of the Deep State to advocate for its renewal, but to say we Americans should stop worrying about privacy and give it up to increased surveillance domestically is absolutely absurd. I tell you, Tennessee better vote this donkey out!




posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

He's an idiot. I used to live in TN (not his district...Blackburn's district), and not many people say good things about him. How he wins elections is beyond me.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: AllSourceIntel

He's an idiot. I used to live in TN (not his district...Blackburn's district), and not many people say good things about him. How he wins elections is beyond me.


He's a republican in a red state. What did you expect? They talk smaller government but it's all lies as Corker amply demonstrates.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: AllSourceIntel

He's an idiot. I used to live in TN (not his district...Blackburn's district), and not many people say good things about him. How he wins elections is beyond me.


The NSA has his back on the vote counting? Motive and means...



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

This is why politicians like him should be kicked out of office, PRONTO! These representatives take an oath to uphold and protect the constitution of the United States and than make statements like this!!! It boggles my mind how these self-serving and egotistical representatives feel they can ignore the basic rights this country was founded on.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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What a disgrace to America.

This guy is a traitor.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey
Yeah, he is an idiot, I have never liked him either.

via The Hill

Corker, who said he couldn't discuss the details of the meeting or what he believes are the gaps in the current program, suggested it was a "potential game changer."

I certainly hope it is not.


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, quickly fired back at the suggestion that the NSA should increase the amount of data it is collecting as part of the program.

“The overriding challenge for the intelligence community in a world awash in electronic data, is not the amount of collection, it’s about acquiring only the data you need and being able to make sense of it," he said in a statement. "We don’t need to just collect ever increasing amounts of data, we need to be smart and judicious."

He added that the Freedom Act "will provide the necessary tools to keep us safe, and it will ensure strong privacy protections."

At least this guy fired back, although while the Freedom Act does not go far enough to secure our liberties as I think Rand Paul has said, I do think there is a need for such a tool, but with stringent policies on obtaining Americans information.

edit on 5/13/2015 by AllSourceIntel because: spelling



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

How about tapping his phone first so we all can see where the terror really is hidden, all these politicians that love to keep intruding into Americans life are the worst terrorist against Americans rights.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

To be fair, Congressman Thomas Massie is my representative--a Repub from a red state--and your generalization doesn't work for him.

We need to stop generalizing so much...yes, most of them suckle from the same purple teat that most Dems and Repubs share when it come to loving bigger gubmint, but making blanket statements does absolutely nothing constructive.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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You really can't assume that just because someone is a Republican or Democrat they know what the hell they are talking about. Both of the mainstream parties are attacking our liberties and freedoms in an effort to stay relevant and stay in control.

This guy is an idiot, but he is desperate because the public no longer is buying into the fear they are trying to create in order to control us. People are waking up and this guy is out of step with how people want there lives to be...free from Government and control.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus
SlapMonkey and Metallicus, good points and thank you for making them. This is not, never was, and never will be a Democrat v. Republican issue. It simply is, an issue of control, which they are losing more and more of each passing day.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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Astonishing....

"We need to quit generalizing" coming from the same people that attack any progressive, liberal, libtard at every opportunity and lable the Democrats as Socialist, Communist etc. That's not generalizing?

It's easy to spot the Rush ditto heads. Why back away from his ideology if you believe it! He's the master of generalization and by parroting back his program and the "Limbaugh Letter" almost word for word; puts you in the same boat.


If you are going to be a Right winger, be consistent for God sakes.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

what a donkey!!! hee haw



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

Heh.

He sounds like a progressive.




posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
You really can't assume that just because someone is a Republican or Democrat they know what the hell they are talking about. Both of the mainstream parties are attacking our liberties and freedoms in an effort to stay relevant and stay in control.

This guy is an idiot, but he is desperate because the public no longer is buying into the fear they are trying to create in order to control us. People are waking up and this guy is out of step with how people want there lives to be...free from Government and control.


I agree with you here. I'm perplexed that just as many Democrats as Republicans want more NSA Surveillance or at least seem comfortable with it. Two outdated thoughts are: Liberals/Democrats should be for civil liberties...but no? And Conservatives/Republicans should be for less/smaller government and more personal freedom...but no again?



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 05:43 PM
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Bulls*** Bob has a little surprise in his next public appearance....A high profile media dude has a question for him...and a lot of our leaders need to be brought to light. These liars have been seen for what they are...same as the libtards, they all have the same agenda...power over the people, by force if required. we need a 3rd party now! dump these traitors in the toilet with their kind...



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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I am thinking his definition of terrorist is skewed a bit.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: ThichHeaded
Yeah, just a little ... astronomically speaking.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: AllSourceIntel

He's an idiot. I used to live in TN (not his district...Blackburn's district), and not many people say good things about him. How he wins elections is beyond me.


He's a republican in a red state. What did you expect? They talk smaller government but it's all lies as Corker amply demonstrates.


When they talk about smaller government, they only mean when the "others" are in charge of it.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: teslahowitzer
they all have the same agenda...power over the people, by force if required.


Can you offer any examples of either party using force over the people to push an agenda of absolute power and control?

Really, I would like to see one example of mass arrests, mass imprisonment or executions by the state of those who protest against any measure.

People preach a lot about these things as if they're real, this hasn't happened and people need to stop with the bs and stop sounding like irrational teenagers.



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