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    Obama: "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls

    On the heels of a series of reports detailing the U.S. government's practice of tracking private citizens' phone and internet use, President Obama on Friday sought to downplay the invasiveness of the procedure, assuring a California audience that "nobody is listening to your phone calls," and that any data tracking is governed by comprehensive oversight spanning all three branches of U.S. government.
    "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls," Mr. Obama said, speaking at an event touting his health care law in California. "That's not what this program is about."
    Earlier this week, the Guardian reported on a classified National Security Agency (NSA) program that involved collecting the phone records of hundreds of millions of U.S. phone customers. The Washington Post also reported Thursday night that the NSA and the FBI have been mining data from the servers of nine American internet companies, and "extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets."
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    I don't care who says it or under which administration, they have been recording calls, texts, emails and anything of the like since AT LEAST 2002.

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    Well, the NSA's official position has been that they are storing & recording your data, but that it isn't being "monitored" by any humans. So semantically speaking, Obama's right (or at least consistent with the NSA) that no person is listening to your phone-calls, or reading your emails, etc. This is the loophole by which they claim they aren't actually violating the 4th-amendment.

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    It doesn't matter really if someone is listening (human or machine), or someone is recording it and storing it (human or machine), it is horrific to say it mildly.

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    Obama: "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls

    It's Bush's fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohall View Post
    It's Bush's fault.
    Well, Bush did start the program, so, maybe not the best place to use that joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob19 View Post
    Well, Bush did start the program, so, maybe not the best place to use that joke.
    It's amazing how little people think of Obama as a person. You do realize Obama could end all the wars, close gitmo, end these surveilance programs bush started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jared81 View Post
    It's amazing how little people think of Obama as a person. You do realize Obama could end all the wars, close gitmo, end these surveilance programs bush started.
    I'm not defending him, but Bush deserves just as much blame for this as Obama does (as well as any future president who would continue such policies), so let's all cut the partisan crap, shall we?
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    [QUOTE=rob19;1064705756]I'm not defending him, but Bush deserves just as much blame for this as Obama does (as well as any future president who would continue such policies), so let's all cut the partisan crap, shall we?[/QUOTE]

    Please do. I think we've seen enough bush bashing. We are into obamas 2nd term and we still have posters giving Obama a pass on non-economic issues due to bush. That card has been played long ago
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