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LNC Llin

United States

#930367 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:
2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.
3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...
The next Republican president will keep the National Security State in place as well.

After the Boston attack, public questioned why the security services had NOT followed up on tips from Russia.

Remember

Peace

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930368 Jun 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet, the US isn't prepared.
And we'll know for sure when one of equal or bigger hits...
http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/ne...
Four things had to happen for Fuku to happen, had any one not happened we wouldn't be talking about it. Beyond design capacity earthquake and tsunami, loss of off-site power, and loss of back up generators. Even then it would have been contained to to a mere financial disaster had Tepco officers not been so afraid of fines, sanctions, and the regulator's ire that they wouldn't vent the hydrogen that was accumulating in the Reactor Buildings. The reactor vessels performed despite the severity of the circumstances, it was humans that fcked the pooch. Meanwhile, since the disaster the entire US fleet's being retro-fitted with the lessons learned from Fuku.
The FINAL Kingdom

Waynesboro, MS

#930369 Jun 23, 2013
WOW MUST SEE Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament WOW MUST SEE
Watch:
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930370 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
The entire mish-mash of whistle blower laws?
I'm saying the Obama administration is busy putting an end to whistle blowing and investigative journalism effectively ending government accountability.
Get it?
Yes and agree

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930371 Jun 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>One was the lack of fuel son.
And if the reactor design was sufficient, it wouldn't have melted would it?
One unit was completely de-fueled to perform a mod, the fuel melts when there's insufficient cooling. In BWR's and PWR's (the only designs operating in the US) the coolant (plain water) is also the moderator, without the moderator the fission process stops completely. A melted core and an intact primary containment means everything worked perfectly!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930372 Jun 23, 2013
About time! I would force them to testify. This is crap from the corrupt, fascist left and should not be tolerated. These Democrats belong in jail, period. The Republicans are wimps for saying just "fired".

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks has introduced legislation that would fire any federal employee who refuses to answer questions or gives false testimony at a congressional hearing.

The legislation was introduced in response to Lois Lerner, the IRS employee who revealed the agency's practice of targeting of tea party groups and subsequently declined to answer questions at congressional hearing on the issue, The Hill reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/23/bi...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930373 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
How is Demos? Miss this poster
Hiya Patrick and Angela.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930374 Jun 23, 2013
It is wild on Twitter.

The Wiki-leaks Snowden has united individuals of various political leanings together. Supporters and opponents come from each political group -conservative, Progressive and Libertarian.

Of course the Wiki-leak crowd has him as a hero. Sarah Harrison from Wiki-leak is his traveling companion. She is an adviser to Julian Assange who is holed up at an Ecuador embassy in the UK.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930375 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Obama media wants to avoid discussing the economy, at all costs.
Isn't Fox covering the economy anymore 'cause I hear about it all day long.
LNC Llin

United States

#930376 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
One unit was completely de-fueled to perform a mod, the fuel melts when there's insufficient cooling. In BWR's and PWR's (the only designs operating in the US) the coolant (plain water) is also the moderator, without the moderator the fission process stops completely. A melted core and an intact primary containment means everything worked perfectly!
interesting

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930377 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
He is in flight to Ecuador who has granted him immunity.
So they've already granted it? Last I heard they were going to decide when he applied in person on Venezuelan soil.

I can see their point, why stick their necks out when he may not even make it to Venezuela?
LNC Llin

United States

#930378 Jun 23, 2013
Politics from a hundred and some years ago .

Like the Wizard of Oz on film, new on blu ray

Think this goes back to William Jennings Bryan race against McKinley and the Gold Standard.
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L. Frank Baum was editor of a South Dakota newspaper and he wrote the first of his Oz series on Bryan’s second attempt in 1900.

Oz is short for ounce, the measure for gold and silver.

Dorothy, hailing from Kansas, represents the commoner.

The Tin Woodsman is the industrial worker, rusted as solid as the factories shut down in the 1893 depression. The Scarecrow is the farmer who apparently doesn’t have the wit to understand his situation or his political interests. The Cowardly Lion is Bryan himself; who had a loud roar but little political power.

The Good Witches represent the magical potential of the people of the North and the South.

After vanquishing the Wicked Witch of the East (the Eastern bankers) Dorothy frees The Munchkins (the little people). With the witch's silver slippers (the silver standard), Dorothy sets out on the Yellow Brick Road (the gold standard) to the Emerald City (Washington), where they meet the Wizard (the President), who appears powerful, but is ultimately revealed as an illusion; the real Wizard being just a little man who pulls levers behind a curtain.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930379 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:
2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.
3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...
What else do we expect them to say? "Uhhhh, yeah. Well, we spent all this time spying on Americans and well ... we got nuthin'."

Nevertheless, somehow the Boston bombers, the underwear bomber, Maj. Nidal, and the Time's Square bomber all stayed off their radar?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930380 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Totally off topic.
No, you brought up public works projects like the Food Stamp program so, it's very relevant as it goes to historical perspective. The U S Government has always been in the business of picking winners and losers and the Food Stamp program was to pick the poor as potential winners.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#930381 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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When were dividends ever taxed at a higher rate than ordinary income?
Increasing dividend taxation to ordinary income levels will discourage investment, depress the stock market, and jeopardize the solvency of many pension funds and retirement accounts.
Some folks have generous government pensions. Others depend on dividends and interest from their investments for retirement income
All around great idea.
You are crying wolf.

FACT: The U.S. economy was far better off when the maximum tax on dividends was nearly 40 percent and people actually saved for their retirement rather than gambled on the stock market.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930382 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Using Soros funded Mother Jones is questionable.
But you Progressives need to get it together.
You are stating NSA can at will look through the data without a court order.
Here Feinstein is attempting to make it sound like searching the records must be court approved.
"Clapper’s terms—specific facts, particular basis—created an impression that the court applied these standards as a gatekeeper, case by case. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, added to that impression three days later. In an interview on This Week, Rogers described the court's role in the phone records program:“The court said,'Put all of that information in a box, and hold that information. And when you want to access that information, you have to use this very specific court-ordered approval process.'”
On June 12, NSA Director Keith Alexander gave a similar account. He told a Senate committee:
“What we create is a set of data, and we put it out here, and then only under specific times can we query that data.… So the methodology would be,‘Let's put into a secure environment call detail records.… We won't search that unless we have some reasonable, articulable suspicion about terrorist-related organizations.’ If we see that, we have to prove that we have that. Then, given that, we can now look and say,‘Who was this guy talking to in the United States and why?’”
Later in the hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein,(D-Calif.,) chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, read from a summary of the phone surveillance program. She said the NSA “can only look at that data after showing that there is a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a specific individual is involved in terrorism.” Feinstein asked Alexander whether her summary was accurate. He said it was."
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
So which is it lily?
Soros-funded???

That's y'all's problem, if it sounds good enough to you that it SHOULD be the truth you run with it regardless of its authenticity.

In most circles its known as "lying".

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930383 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
In case you haven't been paying attention, Congress is at a standstill. That is the answer to your "WTF".
Fact is, Obama never said he was going to "end the wars". He said he was going to end the war in Iraq; "refocus attention on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11" by moving our focus to Afghanistan; and build up Afghan forces so we could transition out. He has done all these things.
I'm not talking about Obama specifically and Congress didn't hit its "standstill" until 2011, four years after the D's took over.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930384 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
The next Republican president will keep the National Security State in place as well.
After the Boston attack, public questioned why the security services had NOT followed up on tips from Russia.
Remember
Peace
Yup, the only change will be the worsening of things.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#930385 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you're saying that the NSA has enough to blackmail Obama?
More like they have a enough material to bury the Republican movement, so be very afraid. off shore accounts, tax dodgers, sex scandals, misappropriation of gov funds, made up political scandals, its all there waiting to be told.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930386 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are crying wolf.
FACT: The U.S. economy was far better off when the maximum tax on dividends was nearly 40 percent and people actually saved for their retirement rather than gambled on the stock market.
Low-interest monetary policy that's been going on for the last 15-20 years or so not only fueled the tech, credit and housing bubbles but has also discouraged savings driving individual savings to its lowest level in the post-war era.

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