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Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924159 Jun 13, 2013
President Obama, who as a Senator campaigned against such practices as they were being engaged in by the Bush administration, is now defending them. When asked in 2007 if the president has Constitutional authority to conduct surveillance for national security purposes without judicial warrants, Senator Obama stated,“The Supreme Court has never held that the president has such powers.” Now, according to the President in defense of such measures, "My assessment and my team's assessment…was that they help us prevent terrorist attacks, and the modest encroachments on privacy that are involved…that on net was worth us doing." He went on to say, "When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your calls. That's not what this program is about…What the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers and durations of calls – they're not looking at people's names and they're not looking at content."
What ever happened to the fundamental legal premise of presumption of innocence?”
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924160 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Those citizens without a brain know that too now and that is a problem, Isnt it?
You know, all those lemmings and sheeple?
Unlike us.
Who might advocate for them.
Just thinking.
They are devotees of Obama and will not be concerned as long as the Messiah is in office.

When Obama is out of power, f*ck them.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924161 Jun 13, 2013
I believe that more Americans would be outraged if this were a physical invasion of their privacy as opposed to a technological invasion. If the police were entering the homes of millions of Americans and taking photographs of their contents and video of their activities more people would be outraged. Remember the outrage when shortly after 9/11 then Attorney General John Ashcroft proposed using members of the US Postal Service to spy on American citizens? These actions are a clear violation of the intent of,“The right of the people to be secure… against unreasonable searches and seizures…”
“The best way to prevent terrorist attacks is to stop engaging in practices that contribute to the promotion and recruitment of 'terrorists' and validate the perception/reality of America as an imperialist interloper.”
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924162 Jun 13, 2013
NO wonder OBAMAIDOTS use bushes name all the time This is clearly an attempt by the “liberal” Obama administration to further the development of the National Security State (NSS), all under the pretext of the Bush era marketing strategy the “War on Terror.” Some will consider my use of the term NSS as an exaggeration or over-the-top. According to the Center for Media and Democracy, elements of the NSS are that the military exerts important influence over political, economic, as well as military affairs (Eisenhower’s “military industrial complex”). National Security States often maintain an appearance of democracy. However, ultimate power rests with the military or within a broader National Security Establishment. The military and related sectors wield substantial political and economic power. They do so in the context of an ideology which stresses that “freedom” and "development" are possible only when capital is concentrated in the hands of elites (the rise of the One-Percent). Finally, defending against external and/or internal enemies becomes a leading preoccupation of the state, a distorting factor in the economy, and a major source of national identity and purpose.
According to the President,“But my assessment... was that they (these programs) help us prevent terrorist attacks.”
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924163 Jun 13, 2013
President Obama’s National Security State is making American’s insecure.“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates." Benjamin Franklin - 17 November 1737.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#924164 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? We are patient. Better "years and years" than never.
What's the hurry?
Democrats admit that border security is impossible?
That is "border security"? No one sneaking across?
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924165 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
They are devotees of Obama and will not be concerned as long as the Messiah is in office.
When Obama is out of power, f*ck them.
Im BLACK and I say that NOW why wait its not about race is it
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924166 Jun 13, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
A call for strategic minds to unite
Monsanto and Big Ag have truly weaved a tangled web by placing themselves and their cohorts at the very epicenter of U.S. economic stability. It is obvious, therefore, that we need the world’s brightest and most creative minds to unite in an effort to free the U.S. from the financial stronghold they have on the economy.
Anti-GMO activists need to come up with a plan to offer the U.S. fiscal system long-term growth and sustainability – at the same time – providing solutions to world hunger issues to let Americans know that we are not at the mercy of GMO’s to feed the world.
Let’s begin by using our spending power
It has been announced by Amanda Irish, senior director of Target’s store brands, that it will boost its organic food selection by 25 percent by 2017. According to Irish, Target’s new brand of organic food is in response to American’s demand for healthy food options. Although, only 10 percent of overall grocery sales, Irish states that organic foods are growing at twice the rate of conventional groceries.
In effect, these numbers reflect an increased demand for non-GMO’s as well because organic food by definition is non-GMO.
So, to help shift the financial dependency our nation has on Big Ag, consumers need to first utilize their spending power and vote “No-GMO” with their dollar. We need to focus the economic trend toward non-GMO products and create awareness to lead our fellow Americans down a similar.
Like the EU, Japan and other countries refusing to purchase GMO products, Monsanto will be pressured to supply what is demanded or else run the risk of losing their market share.
Galt favors free market choice, but doubts that a majority of consumers will choose to pay significantly higher prices for "organic" foods.

Galt does not understand your objection to disease-resistant and pesticide-resistant seeds that allow farmers to increase crop yields.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#924167 Jun 13, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
Isn't it indicative how integration is no longer the message? As these black population centers grow and get louder, segregation has become more and more attractive to blacks but especially the politicians. Now, instead of jobs, they demand economic "justice", i.e. money for nothing. If they just get more justice, everything will be cool. They don't want jobs.
What black population centers are you referring to ?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924168 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
That is "border security"? No one sneaking across?
Not only minimizing such crossings to negligible levels, but also strict monitoring of temporary visas to prevent aliens from overstaying their permission.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924169 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
<quoted text> Im BLACK and I say that NOW why wait its not about race is it
Yes, mostly, unfortunately.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924170 Jun 13, 2013
Undermining the Fourth Amendment: NSA Memos Expose Obama Administration’s Lies about Wiretapping
National Security Agency internal memorandums made public over a decade ago refute the Obama administration’s claims that its vast domestic surveillance program are being carried out as part of a “war on terror.”

Plans to carry out the abrogation of basic democratic rights were well underway at least ten months before the “global war on terror” was launched in the aftermath of the still unexplained events of September 11th, 2001.

The “Transition 2001” memo, published internally by the NSA at the end of 2000 in preparation for the inauguration of President George W. Bush, discloses a decade-old plan to undermine the foundations of the Fourth Amendment. The heavily-redacted document was made public by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a George Washington University professor.

The Fourth Amendment states that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

The 2000 NSA memo expresses the view that this basic democratic right is not compatible with the repressive needs of the state:

“The Fourth Amendment is as applicable to eSIGNINT [electronic signal intelligence] as it is to the SIGINT of yesterday and today. The Information Age will however cause us to rethink and reapply the procedures, policies and authorities born in an earlier electronic surveillance environment.”[emphasis added.]

“Make no mistake,” the memo continues,“NSA can and will perform its missions consistent with the Fourth Amendment and all applicable laws. But senior leadership must understand that today’s and tomorrow’s mission will demand a powerful, permanent presence on a global telecommunications network that will host the ‘protected’ communications of Americans as well as the targeted communications of adversaries.”[emphasis added.]

The Fourth Amendment contains no “however” or “but” clauses, as the authors of the memo attempt to imply. The language “shall not be violated” clearly indicates that the constitution’s authors intended no such exceptions.

Moreover, the fact that the NSA employed quotation marks when referencing “protected” constitutional rights signifies the level of contempt with which large sections of the ruling class view the basic democratic rights of the American people.
OBAMA IS NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER PAID LIAR
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924171 Jun 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>What black population centers are you referring to ?
Pick a major city, with few exceptions.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#924172 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only minimizing such crossings to negligible levels, but also strict monitoring of temporary visas to prevent aliens from overstaying their permission.
I say go after employers.

Oops! But that would hurt the gop!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924174 Jun 13, 2013
Terrance Brown, 40, is on trial in South Florida for allegedly conspiring with four other men to hijack armored trucks delivering cash to banks in 2010. All have pleaded not guilty. But now Brown has come up with a unique defense: he wants the National Security Agency to turn over his phone records to the court to demonstrate his innocence.

The case, which is taking place in federal court, involves phone records – the FBI and prosecutors have been using cellphone records to demonstrate the men’s locations near the robbery attempts. The prosecution said that it was unable to get cellphone records from the time before September 2010 because the phone carrier had destroyed the records.

But Brown has new hope: his lawyer, Marshall Dore Louis, filed documents requesting NSA documents showing phone location records for Brown’s cellphones on the night of one of the robberies.“The president of the United States has recognized this program has been ongoing since 2006,” wrote Louis,“to gather the phone numbers [and related information] of everybody including my client in 2010.”

The judge, Robin Rosenbaum, gave the prosecutors a few weeks to respond.“There are security procedures that must be followed,” said Assistant US Attorney Michael Walleisa. One prosecutor, Michael Gilfarb, said that the information might not be relevant, depending on whether Brown carried his phone that night, given the fact that Brown’s wife said he didn’t have a cellphone at that time.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#924175 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only minimizing such crossings to negligible levels, but also strict monitoring of temporary visas to prevent aliens from overstaying their permission.
How many is negligible?

There comes a point where the expense with out weigh the benefits.

Republicans can put on a tight restriction & then never fund border security to a level to achieve their idea of border security - voiding the immigration bill.

You know, like the Republicans are trying not to fund the ACA.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#924176 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
IF the SUBURBAN LIBERAL AND THE URBAN DEMOCRAT TEACHERS WERE SO GO AT SPELLING WHY ARE THE CHILDREN OF URBAN DEMOCRATS doing well in school oh I forgot they are taught EBONICS BY LEOSANA so they wont do well on STANDARD EXAMS also why wasn't fluent in EBONICS why doesnt he give his speeches in EBONICS
You must realize this contains so many errors that it makes no sense at all...you don't seem to be so "GO" at much. LOL Quick, have hydraboy look up sentence structure on Wiki...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924177 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> How many is negligible?
There comes a point where the expense with out weigh the benefits.
Republicans can put on a tight restriction & then never fund border security to a level to achieve their idea of border security - voiding the immigration bill.
You know, like the Republicans are trying not to fund the ACA.
Pick a number...less than 10,000 per year work for you?

The benefits of preserving our borders, language, and culture are worth the cost.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#924178 Jun 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
More on the war on women by republicans:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has thrown his support behind an anti-abortion measure that’s currently moving through the state legislature, saying he will sign the bill into law if it makes it to his desk. SB 206 would require women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion — which would mandate an invasive transvaginal probe for some of the women who seek early abortions in their first trimester — and force one of the state’s last abortion clinics to close its doors
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/12/21...
Translation for those of you in boca raton fl-------
More on the war on murders who kill innocent un-born children.
Good for Gov Walker! Close those baby butcher shops.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924179 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Pick a major city, with few exceptions.
ATLANTA, COMPTON LA, BATON ROUGE,EAST NEW YORK BK,ANYWHERE IN THE BRONX, on and on

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