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Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
If the can't use the metadata to see the contents or who is making the calls as they say in the letter. Then how are they using the number and length of call time, to determine terrorist or drug related activity? Numerology and tarot cards?
Originally posted by whyamIhere
These people at the NSA have lost the trust of the American People.
This Agency should be dismantled. The letter proves it.
They are incapable of telling the truth no matter what the subject.
They hold up a picture of 911 saying "we can't let this happen again".
Ironically, 911 would of never happened if it wasn't for the arrogance of these agencies.
Their quest to have a larger budget and the intentional withholding of crucial information.
Led to that tragic day...
Originally posted by Pelvi
So basically, what they are saying is they don't want you to know if a record of you exist's or doesn't exist.. Because that would mean you would understand to what depth of information they had and what type of information they store.. And if people knew what information they stored and how they stored it then people would try to counter it?? Is that what they are admitting to? O.o
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by Metallicus
compilation of the information provided would reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security."
"The national security?
I thought it was "our" national security.
Originally posted by iwilliam
In what way would releasing records of data collected about me, TO me give "our adversaries" any information? That only works if I share the information with "our adversaries" or if they can somehow intercept the letter, right?
It also seems like "national security" is the new catch phrase they use to hide whatever they want. And maybe I'm wrong there,, but that's really how it seems. How does the release of the "collateral murder" video jeopardize national security in any way, for example? ... Protecting your image, or covering personal asses in high positions are not matters of national security.