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  1. 30 Jan '15 04:02 / 1 edit
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/congress-quietly-bolsters-nsa-spying-in-intelligence-bill-20141211

    December 11, 2014 Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government's warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill.

    Amash staged an aggressive eleventh-hour rally Wednesday night to block passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act, which will fund intelligence agencies for the next fiscal year. The Michigan Republican sounded alarms over recently amended language in the package that he said will for the first time give congressional backing to a controversial Reagan-era decree granting broad surveillance authority to the president.



    The 47-page intelligence bill was headed toward a voice vote when Amash rose to the House floor to ask for a roll call. Despite his efforts—which included a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to all members of the House urging a no vote—the bill passed 325-100, with 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans opposing.

    The provision in question is "one of the most egregious sections of law I've encountered during my time as a representative," Amash wrote on his Facebook page. The tea-party libertarian, who teamed up with Rep. John Conyers last year in an almost-successful bid to defund the National Security Agency in the wake of the Snowden revelations, warned that the provision "grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American."

    The measure already passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Tuesday, and it is now on its way to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    31 Jan '15 01:30
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/congress-quietly-bolsters-nsa-spying-in-intelligence-bill-20141211

    December 11, 2014 Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government's warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill.

    Amash staged an aggressive e ...[text shortened]... sday, and it is now on its way to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
    If America had another terrorist attack, you'd be whailing that congress should have pushed for more surveillance, and that he they're asleep at the switch (and of course Obama should have done much more) There's no satisfying you Whodey, no matter what congress and the president does.
  3. 31 Jan '15 03:37
    Originally posted by bill718
    If America had another terrorist attack, you'd be whailing that congress should have pushed for more surveillance, and that he they're asleep at the switch (and of course Obama should have done much more) There's no satisfying you Whodey, no matter what congress and the president does.
    This is exactly why the Bilderberg group needs Islamic terrorists.
  4. 02 Feb '15 03:37
    Originally posted by bill718
    If America had another terrorist attack, you'd be whailing that congress should have pushed for more surveillance, and that he they're asleep at the switch (and of course Obama should have done much more) There's no satisfying you Whodey, no matter what congress and the president does.
    It would help bill if Obama did not bring these types of folks into the US to begin with.

    http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2014/01/18/obama-to-pave-way-for-30000-syrian-islamists-to-resettle-in-america/

    He is brining in Syrians to the US why again?

    I think that people within the federal government have wet dreams about terrorist attacks in the US. Each time they happen it helps justify a police state which is really all they really are after.
  5. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    02 Feb '15 03:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    It would help bill if Obama did not bring these types of folks into the US to begin with.

    http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2014/01/18/obama-to-pave-way-for-30000-syrian-islamists-to-resettle-in-america/

    He is brining in Syrians to the US why again?

    I think that people within the federal government have wet dreams about terrorist attacks in the ...[text shortened]... Each time they happen it helps justify a police state which is really all they really are after.
    Gee do you write for that demented site?:

    The gates of Hell have been opened, thanks to President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and radical progressives across the country ..................................................................................

    but if Obama and his minions of Muslim lovers have there way, at least 30,000 Islamists, and many more, will be calling America their home.


    You really expect people to take you seriously when you use such a site as a primary source?

    For a somewhat less insane view of the situation, please see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/11/syria-refugees-united-states_n_6308344.html

    It notes a grand total of 300 Syrian refugees have been housed in the US, 11 months after the "Gates of Hell have been opened" according to the article whodey cited.
  6. 02 Feb '15 03:53
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Gee do you write for that demented site?:

    The gates of Hell have been opened, thanks to President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and radical progressives across the country ..................................................................................

    but if Obama and his minions of Muslim lovers have there way, at least 30,000 Islamists, ...[text shortened]...

    You really expect people to take you seriously when you use such a site as a primary source?
    How about this source?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-greatly-expand-resettlement-for-syrian-refugees/2014/09/30/8adaf1e4-48ef-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    02 Feb '15 03:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    How about this source?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-greatly-expand-resettlement-for-syrian-refugees/2014/09/30/8adaf1e4-48ef-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html
    I suggest you actually read it esp. the last paragraph.

    Moreover, I hate to bother you with facts but these refugees are hardly crazed Islamists as your nut job article claims - about 1/2 are women and:

    more than half are under 17 years of age and 38% are younger than 11.

    http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/jul/25/syrian-refugee-crisis-in-numbers-updated

    And about 13% of the Syrian population is either Christian or Druze and it would seem likely these non-Muslim groups would make up a higher percentage of the refugees.

    So the threat of an army of Islamists being allowed in by this program seems rather slight to say the least.
  8. 02 Feb '15 09:14
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/congress-quietly-bolsters-nsa-spying-in-intelligence-bill-20141211

    December 11, 2014 Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government's warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill.

    Amash staged an aggressive e ...[text shortened]... sday, and it is now on its way to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
    UNLIMITED POWAH!!!!!


    sounds like the gop performed an unholy ritual to awaken an elder god. now obama will be unstoppable .


    it was bad enough when he was a tyrant trampling democracy every chance he got.
    NOW HE HAS UNLIMITED POWER? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR CHILDREN? WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!!
  9. 02 Feb '15 09:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/congress-quietly-bolsters-nsa-spying-in-intelligence-bill-20141211

    December 11, 2014 Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government's warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill.

    Amash staged an aggressive e ...[text shortened]... sday, and it is now on its way to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
    joking aside, you sound more and more like crazy hobo with "end is nigh" billboard
  10. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    02 Feb '15 09:41 / 1 edit
    Anyone who actually visits that site, and believes the twaddle that's posted on it, needs a good dose of reality. Our Syrian refugee immigrants, mostly families, have been almost 100% non-Muslim because they're the ones who are being driven out by the fanatical fundamentalists. Duh!