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U.S. Government War Against Its Own Citizens Continues…

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So is this the change Obama promised when he took over office? This is utterly outrageous. There’s no way on earth that because of the pursuit of one lone cave-dweller, 300 million Americans have to be forced to submit to a continuous, regular raping of our privacy? That’s a constitutional outrage. I’m somewhat surprised Rand Paul would say anything positive about this outrage. Julian Assange had the best quote. Nazi Peter King from New York, who along with Gestapo Queen Dianne Feinstein of California, both are the biggest schemers behind the NSA’s Stasi tactics, need to be run out of government immediately. Citizens of New York and Cali, who are supposed to be progressive, should be outraged and should vote these characters out of office! And no more pro-NSA politicians. From now on, let’s make sure to use at least half our brains when we vote. We don’t have to fear opposing both major parties as it is very clear they both talk like they hate each other, but they are in bed the next minute with the doors closed like prostitutes and johns.

Washington (CNN) — After the firestorm over Edward Snowden’s disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs, the most contentious aspect revealed by last year’s classified leaks will continue under reforms announced Friday by President Barack Obama.

Someone will still collect records of the numbers and times of phone calls by every American.

While access to the those records will be tightened and they may be shifted from the National Security Agency to elsewhere, the storage of the phone metadata goes on.

For that reason, civil libertarians, members of Congress and others complained that Obama failed to go far enough in what his administration labeled as the most comprehensive intelligence-gathering reforms since he took office in 2009.

In his 45-minute speech at the Justice Department, Obama unveiled new guidance for intelligence-gathering as well as reforms intended to balance what he called the nation’s vital security needs with concerns over privacy and civil liberties.

By making the changes after a review he ordered following the Snowden disclosures, Obama put his signature on the U.S. intelligence operation and helped define his legacy as a chief executive who had promised a more open and transparent government when he entered the White House in 2009.

He outlined a series of steps — some immediate and some requiring time to work out, possibly with Congress — that would change some aspects of the NSA collection of phone records and other information but generally leave intact the core and function of existing programs.

Obama also addressed concerns abroad that the United States spies on ordinary people as well as allied leaders. Snowden’s disclosures showed U.S. surveillance of personal communications of leaders in Germany, Brazil and other allies.

“The United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security” Obama said, adding that “unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies.”

 

Before Obama spoke, a senior administration official who briefed reporters on condition of not being identified said the President’s assurances of no further spying on foreign leaders extended only to “dozens” of heads of state and government of U.S. friends and allies.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/17/politics/obama-nsa-changes/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

January 18, 2014 at 3:18 am

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  1. Reblogged this on Giftoftruth United.

    Giftoftruth

    January 18, 2014 at 6:04 am


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