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Master of Reality

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#1 14 years ago

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4538286.stm

BBC NewsPresident George W Bush has admitted he authorised secret monitoring of communications within the United States in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks. In his weekly address, he confirmed a report which appeared in the New York Times on Friday - and attacked it. Because of the newspaper report, "our enemies have learned information they should not have", he said. He said the programme was reviewed every 45 days, and insisted he had upheld the law in defending Americans. Senators of both Mr Bush's Republican party and the opposition Democrats expressed concerns about the programme on Friday. 'Big Brother' Senator Arlen Specter, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee , said "there is no doubt that this is inappropriate", adding that Senate hearings would be held early next year as "a very, very high priority". "This is Big Brother run amok," was the reaction of Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy. Senator Russell Feingold, another Democrat, called it a "shocking revelation" that "ought to send a chill down the spine of every senator and every American". But in his address on Saturday, Mr Bush said the programme was "critical to saving American lives". "The American people expect me to do everything in my power under our laws to protect them and our civil liberties," he said. The New York Times reported on Friday that Mr Bush had signed a secret presidential order following the attacks on 11 September 2001, allowing the National Security Agency to track the international telephone calls and e-mails of hundreds of people without referral to the courts. Previously, surveillance on American soil was generally limited to foreign embassies. American law usually requires a secret court, known as a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, to give permission before intelligence officers can conduct surveillance on US soil.

:clap: Congrats, that moron has finally made a complete tit of himself. Only problem is, the US is still stuck with him for another 3 years.




Force Recon

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#2 14 years ago

and he's gonna destroy at least two more countries.Iran is definitely one of them.

anyways he did one heck of a job in Iraq.

One guy I know in US got his money confiscated by US authorities just because his name was Mohammad Ali.




Cap'n Rommel

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#3 14 years ago

So is north korea.... sick bastard... wonder if he can be overthrown like they did with Nixon




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#4 14 years ago

okay he is the only President of the United States who's facing a crisis like this. Fighting an "Invisible" enemy.But his tactics have not been good enough.Bin Laden's somewhere in Afghanistan/Pakistan and the US should have got him by now.His policy of bringing democracy to the ME as well as fighting the war on terror are not quite working(It may have done in Iraq but still at a great cost).




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#5 14 years ago

At least he's making improvement. Just one year ago the only thing he would admit to doing wrong was being late for a meeting or two. I guess the Patriot Act isn't necessary then if the government can do what they want when they want without our approval. :uhm:




Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#6 14 years ago

Oh wowzors they are spying on me and tapping my phone calls! What could they possibably want? Do they want to know when a big project is due or what I order off of e-bay!

I don't care wether the goverment is spying on me, waste of their time.

If you rember, all the 9/11 hijackers were in the US and some of the UK bombers went to school in US. Relly, if your doing nothing wrong, why worry about being spied on? The FBI can tap your phone and monitor your internet usage with permission from a judge, the goverment is doing the same thing. Nothing wrong with it.




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#7 14 years ago

And right now they're only looking for terrorist activities like bombmaking and such. If they notice that you're downloading illegal music or porn they're not going to pass that information on to the appropriate authorites. ... yet.


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#8 14 years ago

PethegreatOh wowzors they are spying on me and tapping my phone calls! What could they possibably want? Do they want to know when a big project is due or what I order off of e-bay!

I don't care wether the goverment is spying on me, waste of their time.

If you rember, all the 9/11 hijackers were in the US and some of the UK bombers went to school in US. Relly, if your doing nothing wrong, why worry about being spied on? The FBI can tap your phone and monitor your internet usage with permission from a judge, the goverment is doing the same thing. Nothing wrong with it.

Are you mental? So the idea of someone watching you 24/7 doesn't scare you? You know that they could misinterpret something you say, then ship you off to a foreign country and gang rape you in some CIA torture prison. :rolleyes:




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#9 14 years ago

Actually this system has been around for a while. Its called ECHELON and its been used since World War II to intercept communications around the globe. Cool (but incredibly terrifying) stuff.




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#10 14 years ago
Master of RealityAre you mental? So the idea of someone watching you 24/7 doesn't scare you? You know that they could misinterpret something you say, then ship you off to a foreign country and gang rape you in some CIA torture prison.

What is the chance of that happening? If I would get shipped off an gang raped and got relesed I would get the ACLU to gang rape them;). They only "toture" people who they know have done stuff, not the average joe who said "bomb" on an internet fourm

They have no reason to torture you if you are telling the truth.