Comments on: Will Snowden’s disclosures finally rein in the NSA? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82989 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:31:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82989 The “missing link” that makes this NSA spying exceptionally dangerous for Americans is “Operation Mockingbird”, the CIA’s domestic propaganda activities / plant journalists in the US mainstream media which manipulate US public opinion to favor the President’s / CIA’s agenda, uncovered during the Senate’s Church Committee investigations in the 1970’s. Basically…the US President’s private, secret, mainstream media propaganda machine…abuse of this power is everything we were told the Soviets and other communists did to their people and we did not. Folks…we are them. Sadly, I can’t imagine “Mockingbird” allowing an anti-NSA political candidate to succeed. Google it. Every American should know about Operation Mockingbird.

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By: thinkb4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82952 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:36:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82952 Wow, stooping to the level of our enemies and beating them at their own game. What was that old saying…’two wrongs don’t make a right?’

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By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82924 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82924 Today came answer of NSA spokesman to Senator Sanders question whether NSA spies on US congress: “Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons”.
In other words: Yes, we spy on US Congress on regular basis.
I’m curious whether they spy on Obama.

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By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82794 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 15:28:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82794 Will NSA’s disclosures finally rein in the Congress?
In other (irrelevant, you will not find it at Reuters) news Senator Bernie Sanders asks today NSA if it spies on Congress.

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82781 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:26:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82781 Answer to the question – not just NO, but he**, NO. Since the NSA is spying on anyone and everyone, do you think the politicians, court judges and justices, corporation heads and other bigwigs are not spied on? The NSA knows too much about too many of our so-called “leaders” and those leaders just might have items in their backgrounds that could bring them down if NSA decides to release the information.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82685 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:46:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82685 Between our educational system and our typically christian religious training (although other religions are equally at fault for feeding people with fantasies as fact) americans are too dumb to even know what having the NSA spy on them means. Most americans are oblivious to reality. There is no need for the NSA to change, since there is a very small minority that even know what they do and only a subgroup of those people who find it objectionable. Thus while these people who understand the NSA and object may be the brightest people we have, they are insignificant politically and our leaders can simply ignore them and pander to the brainwashed morons as usual.

Our leaders get a real stiffy by dominating and abusing those people who are not corrupt and often correct in their criticism of our so-called political system. Stomping on stupid people is fun, but not as fun as stomping on the smart ones.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82673 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:45:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82673 @UScitizentoo: “Collection of metadata is everything. With it I can tell what you are thinking, what you are doing and what you want. I don’t need anything else.”

Why would I care if the government knows what I’m thinking? I post it right here on these pages. And so does everyone else on here. If thoughts are such a guarded goodie…. why they all over the place?

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By: UScitizentoo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82599 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:47:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82599 @Burn1938 > extremists groups are still around who want
> to destroy our way of life
Collection of metadata is everything. With it I can tell what you are thinking, what you are doing and what you want. I don’t need anything else.
The ultimate goal of signals intelligence and analysis is to learn not only what is being said, and what is being done, but what is being thought.
Why kill possibly dangerous individuals (and the inevitable innocent bystanders) with drone strikes when it will soon become technically irresistible to exterminate the dangerous ideas themselves?

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82598 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:16:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82598 Funny, every day I look at some of the top news sites, and Reuters is the only one that manages to squeeze in yet another anti NSA piece, virtually every single day. And pretty much all of them are filled with exaggerations, bad info, and inferences that the government is essentially sitting there and listening to every single thing every American does. Obviously the people at Reuters have some weird obsession with the NSA, or maybe they’re just really paranoid. I guess they must have a standing request put out to all the chronically grumpy writers, who just love looking for any excuse to bash them yet again. Because, you know… it never hurts to be lectured one more time by some alarmist, about our freedoms potentially being abused. It never gets old.

I’ve seen Mr. Wise himself admit that there is overwhelming evidence (and most likely proof known by some people behind closed doors) that very large state sponsored programs exist in other countries, in regards to industrial espionage and ‘hacking’ in general, including China, Iran, Syria, N. Korea… Yet, in the minds of most of the people that seem to love writing these types of commentaries, where we are lectured about our freedoms supposedly being abused… they appear to only believe that the US should be scolded about such things. Judging by the fact that the efforts of those other countries are barely ever mentioned… I guess they get a free pass to do whatever they want. Apparently the media only thinks that the US should be held to such lofty standards.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/02/will-snowdens-disclosures-finally-rein-in-the-nsa/#comment-82597 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:56:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26965#comment-82597 Snowden’s disclosures?

What, that spy agencies are engaged in spying? Yeah, that’s revolutionary stuff :)

This is a government that rounded up and imprisoned 110,000 law-abiding American Citizens for having ‘Jap eyes’ at the wrong time.

A government which trailed, wiretapped and infiltrated MLK’s church (without a warrant) and amassed a 22,000 page surveillance report on MLK himself, and then eventually……. built a monument to the man.

Spies will spy, and they don’t play fair. Snowden’s 15 minutes are way past gone.

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