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reply to post by Clairaudience
They are doing a great job where they can't even come up with one example of it deterring terrorism.
But they have gave us the Boston Bombers. Fine and dandy they blow up people at a marathon. Shut the whole city of Boston down when he shots one cop.
They gave us Arron Alexis the Navy Yard Shooter. Another fine young man given the green light by who? Meg Whitman and HP. Great.
reply to post by Clairaudience
The NSA spies on everybody or did you miss the Memo?
Why do you think there is such a big stink about the NSA?
Because they have turned it inward and not just outward like it was supposed to be.
Putin isn't all that bad, and he's smart. He knows the average "american" thinks he is the devil, so maybe if he endorses it, 'americans' will be more apt to go OH FACK NO and get rid of it.
(Reuters) - In April 2011, then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was asked an unusually flattering question by an American journalist: "Are you the coolest man in politics?"
The interview, which ran on the website of Outdoor Life magazine, was set up by Ketchum Inc., the U.S. public-relations firm that has worked to burnish Russia's image since 2006.
On Thursday, Ketchum scored another public-relations coup: It helped place a Putin commentary in opinion pages of The New York Times, just as representatives from Russia and the United States were beginning to meet in Geneva to negotiate a plan for Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
Can we please stop all the NSA bashing?
Believe it or not, the NSA is an integral part of the USA's security, and they are doing a mighty fine job in keeping us safe. Whilst Snowden has revealed a lot about their operations, much of it has been misinterpreted, either by the media or the gullible folks out there. If you think the NSA is out to get you and doing everything in its power to get to know you, you are quite simply wrong. First, the NSA focuses on foreign intelligence work, their work rarely reaches within the US borders. Second, do you have an idea of how many terrorist groups are out there? Insane individuals, fanatical religious groups, Mafia, Drug Cartels (imo the biggest enemy to our safety and well-being) and lastly cyber criminals.
Think for once, you are not and never will be the target of an investigation if you are not part of one of the above mentioned groups/individuals.
I know that many of you would love to see the NSA being disintegrated, but little do you know how often they actually saved and defended out rights, freedoms and lives.
The illicit organization became notorious for its revival of the horrors of the medieval Femegerichte – secret courts – which dealt
arbitrary death sentences against Germans who revealed the activities of the 'Black Reichswehr' to the Allied Control Commission.
- The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Document showing King Henry VII sitting in the Star Chamber.
The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster
from the late 15th century until 1641. It was made up of Privy Councillors, as well as common-law judges and supplemented the activities of the
common-law and equity courts in both civil and criminal matters. The court was set up to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against prominent people,
those so powerful that ordinary courts would never convict them of their crimes. Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, and no
witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing. Over time it evolved into a political weapon, a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English
monarchy and courts.