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Originally posted by DistantThunder
If you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about.
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
Originally posted by IAMTAT
I have to agree with the New York Times...The Obama Administration HAS now lost all credibility!
Its sad though... even though hes lost all imaginary credibility he once had, youll still have the diehard worshipers who will never acknowledge that Bama ever did anything wrong, and that you are just either a republican or a racist or both if you think hes not the second coming of Christ. Even on this board, where people are supposed to deny ignorance or something.
Oh well. Momentum seems to be building against the rogue government regime in power ATM. Hopefully it gets enough momentum to actually get somewhere, like an impeachment of the entire administration and charges of treason brought to them.
Originally posted by jibajaba
hey Verizon can ya hear me now - i'm LEAVING your company.
(nsa/dhs/fbi - put this in your useless files and !XX@!!)edit on 7-6-2013 by jibajaba because: (no reason given)
The disclosure this week of an order by a secret U.S. court for Verizon Communications Inc.'s phone records set off the latest public discussion of the program. But people familiar with the NSA's operations said the initiative also encompasses phone-call data from AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp., records from Internet-service providers and purchase information from credit-card providers.
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.
Originally posted by Cabin
reply to post by IAMTAT
The president only gets the information through reportings, which have gone through a long-long commandchain. If even one on lower level decides not to report it in his/her report, no one in the top will even be aware of it. You think Obama has the time to give orders to hundreds of different government-run organizations, he would need to be a polymath for it... He might know law, that does not mean he is a specialist at economy, specialist at education, specialist at defense systems etc etc etc.
Originally posted by searching411
Is this why so many of the "old timers" quit posting in the last year or so? I often wondered what happened to the seasoned sages of ATS. What and when did they know, or was it just an intelligent guess?
Originally posted by jhn7537
We (the US) overreacted to 9/11 and we gave our Govt. WAY TOO MUCH POWER. It was only a matter of time till the NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. began exploiting the Patriot Act.