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House votes to expand Bush wiretap powers, telecom immunity

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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House votes to expand Bush wiretap powers, telecom immunity


rawstory.com

Less than 24 hours after introducing a controversial measure to expand President Bush's authority to spy on Americans, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday voted to approve the administration- and Republican-supported bill, sending it to the Senate where it will likely be adopted.

Civil liberties and privacy advocates forcefully panned the measure, which was crafted behind closed doors in negotiations among moderate Democrats, Republicans, the White House and telecommunications lobbyists.
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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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Do dirt then create a law to cover up the dirt. Everybody is in bed with everybody. When will this stop.

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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The telecomm lobby has a voice in government. We don't. It's plain to see.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:40 PM
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Civil liberties and privacy advocates forcefully panned the measure, which was crafted behind closed doors in negotiations among moderate Democrats, Republicans, the White House and telecommunications lobbyists.


Since when did telecommunications lobbyists have the right to have a say in law making?
I hope we can come to an agreement, that these guys have NO PLACE in deciding what's best for the American people. In fact last time I checked that was a government job....Are they all on the take?



POWERS OF CONGRESS
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;


It's a power of congress. Not private businesses.

Lobbyists = buying votes.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:40 PM
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This will stop when America wake up from their slumber and decide to take back the powers given to us over government by the constitution.

As you can see, you know now for whom our for the people elected officials work for, but remember their power to do all this to the people is legal only on their own laws or until the people decide to fight back and hold them accountable.

The power is with the people, is just that the people has forgotten about this littler fact.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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Wow and on top of this they take a $107 billion dollar war bill Bush wanted and made it $180 billion dollars. Our government disgusts me. 2012 and Im running for congress if there is enough of us with common sense who runs we can make a change but sitting back and doing nothing IS NOT WORKING. The government does not give a shiite about us and it is painfully obvious. The dems were elected to make a change and they have made things worse. I hope Pelosi.....nevermind.....



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 03:00 PM
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Bye-Bye 4th Amendment! It was nice knowing ya!!

"Nothing to see here people, move on"..."This is all for your safety from the >terrorists



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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Yeah it is a sad day today. Out with a whimper...
On CSPAN even the republican line was for the most part down about this bill...and it seems for the most part the majority of americans don't even know it happened....



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 11:01 AM
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Well, at least Obama is going to try and do something about it.

He's likely to initiate a filibuster over this


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