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(The Wire)   Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers are asked the question: "Are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago for terrorism?" Answer: No, it's worse   (thewire.com) divider line 145
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2013-12-02 09:35:34 AM  
They then followed up by asking Tim Cook if there was a need for a new iPhone.

I'm surprised Feinstein & Rogers didn't reply with, "Anyone could be a terrorist, even  your dog! OOOGIE BOOGIE BOOGIE!"
 
2013-12-02 09:44:40 AM  
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers

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"Oxy Moron Twins Activate!"
 
2013-12-02 09:55:39 AM  
Feinstein is a terrorist.
 
2013-12-02 10:11:06 AM  
Nothing good can come from this statement.
 
2013-12-02 10:11:51 AM  
BE AFRAID!  YOUR NEIGHBOR IS YOUR ENEMY!  TRUST NO ONE, NOT EVEN YOUR CHILDREN OR PARENTS!
 
2013-12-02 10:21:32 AM  
Clearly now is not the time to question the growing wealth gap.
 
2013-12-02 10:23:35 AM  
Boy, they're clutching on to the terrorism thing like grim death.
 
2013-12-02 10:31:06 AM  
Huh. Imagine that. Our knee jerk paranoid responses to terrorist events and aggressive geopolitical maneuvers over the last 12 years have made us less safe.

I mean, whoda thunk it?
 
2013-12-02 10:32:39 AM  

mrshowrules: Clearly now is not the time to question the growing wealth gap.


You sound like a terrorist.
 
2013-12-02 10:33:10 AM  
Actually the guy on the right looks like an older Jack Bauer. Maybe we should listen to him.
 
2013-12-02 10:34:56 AM  

Mugato: Boy, they're clutching on to the terrorism thing like grim death.


The UK was getting the fark bombed out of them weekly during World War II and they made less of a big deal about it.  I'm not trying to discount the severity of 9/11 but it was farking 12 years ago.  Let's get over it.  More people die from inadequate health care in a month then died in 9/11.
 
2013-12-02 10:36:08 AM  

Mugato: Actually the guy on the right looks like an older Jack Bauer. Maybe we should listen to him.


Sam Fischer makes Jack Bauer look like a puss.
 
2013-12-02 10:36:14 AM  

Mugato: Actually the guy on the right looks like an older Jack Bauer. Maybe we should listen to him.


Yes but look at who older Jack Bauer is standing next to. Look at those dead eyes. Like a doll's eyes.
 
2013-12-02 10:39:37 AM  

bdub77: Mugato: Actually the guy on the right looks like an older Jack Bauer. Maybe we should listen to him.

Yes but look at who older Jack Bauer is standing next to. Look at those dead eyes. Like a doll's eyes.


They both look like they're in one of those movies where the aliens possess humans.
 
2013-12-02 10:41:45 AM  

Mugato: bdub77: Mugato: Actually the guy on the right looks like an older Jack Bauer. Maybe we should listen to him.

Yes but look at who older Jack Bauer is standing next to. Look at those dead eyes. Like a doll's eyes.

They both look like they're in one of those movies where the aliens possess humans.


You read my mind. They are seriously like friggin Pod People.
 
2013-12-02 10:45:26 AM  
The people that get paid to look for terrorists assure us that there are many left to find.
 
2013-12-02 10:45:37 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Nothing good can come from this statement.


That's not much of a stretch. They're trying to instill fear into the American people (or prolong the fear) to further their political ends.
 
2013-12-02 10:46:12 AM  
Well I'm glad we spent all that money, shot all those brown people in the desert, and groped all those plane passengers then.
 
2013-12-02 10:46:17 AM  

Mugato: Dancin_In_Anson: Nothing good can come from this statement.

That's not much of a stretch. They're trying to instill fear into the American people (or prolong the fear) to further their political ends.


Whoops I replied to the wrong post. I meant to reply to the one about them being terrorists.
 
2013-12-02 10:46:33 AM  
oh yes, let's spend trillions more on fighting terr.
 
2013-12-02 10:46:44 AM  

mrshowrules: More people die from inadequate health care in a month then died in 9/11.


You sound like a terrorist.
 
2013-12-02 10:47:43 AM  
Some of them even hold public office.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-02 10:48:06 AM  
Guess who's getting a check this week from the Military Industrial Complex?
 
2013-12-02 10:50:00 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Nothing good can come from this statement.


This

basemetal: BE AFRAID!  YOUR NEIGHBOR IS YOUR ENEMY!  TRUST NO ONE, NOT EVEN YOUR CHILDREN OR PARENTS!


That

mrshowrules: Mugato: Boy, they're clutching on to the terrorism thing like grim death.

The UK was getting the fark bombed out of them weekly during World War II and they made less of a big deal about it.  I'm not trying to discount the severity of 9/11 but it was farking 12 years ago.  Let's get over it.  More people die from inadequate health care in a month then died in 9/11.


The other.
 
2013-12-02 10:51:51 AM  
If ever there was a Democratic candidate who deserves to be primaried it's Feinstein. Unfortunate b*tch will be with us until at least 2019 or she dies.
 
2013-12-02 10:52:47 AM  
"The National Security Agency's domestic surveillance capabilities would have been "a dream come true" for East Germany, a former lieutenant colonel in the defunct communist country's secret police told Matthew Schofield of McClatchy." Link.

Hell, if you discount the entire possibility that America will ever end up with an agency like the Stasi, just imagine Richard Nixon having access to the modern NSA. This "b-b-but terrorists" clowns like Feinstein need to step back and look at the big picture and imagine their precious, global spy network being put in someone's hands that they disagree with, because without any protections built into the system, it eventually will.
 
2013-12-02 10:53:28 AM  
And you're still far more likely to die in a car crash. Yet no one is afraid when they get in their cars. So why should I be afraid if terrorists?
 
2013-12-02 10:53:58 AM  
Teabaggers, up until several days ago, had increasing amounts of power and the stupid, retarded balls to use it.

The answer of course is a resounding YES.
 
2013-12-02 10:58:30 AM  
I have to admit that Congress farking terrifies me.
 
2013-12-02 11:02:18 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: clowns like Feinstein need to step back and look at the big picture and imagine their precious, global spy network being put in someone's hands that they disagree with, because without any protections built into the system, it eventually will.


This is exactly what I was telling Republicans back in 2003. Funny how they have changed their tune now... well, now that they've been reminded we have such a vast spy network. I'm surprised they forgot, to be quite honest.
 
2013-12-02 11:02:38 AM  

bdub77: If ever there was a Democratic candidate who deserves to be primaried it's Feinstein. Unfortunate b*tch will be with us until at least 2019 or she dies.


I just don't understand why the people of California keep voting for this fascist coont. She's no Democrat by any definition of the word.
 
2013-12-02 11:03:32 AM  
Good use of obvious tag...

ww2.politicususa.com
 
2013-12-02 11:04:36 AM  

PanicMan: And you're still far more likely to die in a car crash. Yet no one is afraid when they get in their cars. So why should I be afraid if terrorists?


If you're not afraid of terrorists, that must mean you know you probably wont be killed by terrorists, and the only people not targeted by terrorists are other terrorists. Therefore, anyone not afraid of terrorism is a terrorist.
 
2013-12-02 11:09:05 AM  
I am sure there still are terrorists out there somewhere.  The question becomes are we searching for them in the most effective maner.

How many terror attacks were stopped by the NSA collecting the data from everyones' communitations?  I don't know what that number is but we'll call it X.

How much data does the NSA collect?   I don't know but lets call that number Y.

The effectivness (E) of the program could be described by the simple equation X / Y = E * 100.

How many terror attacks were thawrted by NSA survalance?  I'll make it a high number, lets say 1 per day for 10 years.  So 3,650 attacks were stopped.  Yay!!!

How many people in the US were spyed each year?  There are 300 million people over 10 years mean 3 billion spying events.

How effective is the programs?  3650 / 3,000,000,000 = .0001216%.
So the NSA spying fails 99.99987% of the time yet they insist that it is effective.  In my book, anything that fails 99.999% of a failure.
 
2013-12-02 11:10:25 AM  
Clearly the solution for this is to continue the ban on liquids at the airport.
 
2013-12-02 11:17:08 AM  
So did anyone really believe they'd say otherwise?  No you're not any safer.  You weren't any safer prior to 9/11 either except that terrorists got lucky with that one.  They might get lucky with another attack in the future.  There is no such thing as 100% security and you wouldn't want it even if there was.
 
2013-12-02 11:18:37 AM  
Need to amp up that fear, because the military-intelligence economy doesn't run on happy thoughts and warm fuzzies. It runs on funding. And a happy, safe-feeling Congress doesn't fall all over themselves to fund a program that protects us from a boogeyman that's threatening to kick down our door and kick our dog, leave the toilet seat up and leave the butter uncovered.
 
2013-12-02 11:19:59 AM  

dinch: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: clowns like Feinstein need to step back and look at the big picture and imagine their precious, global spy network being put in someone's hands that they disagree with, because without any protections built into the system, it eventually will.

This is exactly what I was telling Republicans back in 2003. Funny how they have changed their tune now... well, now that they've been reminded we have such a vast spy network. I'm surprised they forgot, to be quite honest.


Even W. Bush was an establishment military industrial complex sort of guy though, so on the spy front it's not so much different from Obama. They both use the tools ostensibly for preventing terror attacks and discrediting "radicals" and "sympathizers." The breaking point is going to come when somebody comes into power with an expanded definition of "radical" and "sympathizer." Just a little nudge here and there. We've already expanded the NSA's definition of "relevant evidence" to "potential relevant interest," meaning they can collect nearly anything at any time and store it indefinitely.

You put a real ideologue in the White House without fixing this situation, and it could pretty quickly become the worst case scenario.
 
2013-12-02 11:22:32 AM  
There's close to three hundred million terrorists here in the USA. Thank G-d for the NSA for keeping an eye on you.
 
2013-12-02 11:23:21 AM  
Article and interviewer failed to determine if this statement was true:

"I think terror is up worldwide, the statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up."

If it is not then the entire premise can be dismissed.
 
2013-12-02 11:24:30 AM  

Muta: I am sure there still are terrorists out there somewhere.  The question becomes are we searching for them in the most effective maner.

How many terror attacks were stopped by the NSA collecting the data from everyones' communitations?  I don't know what that number is but we'll call it X.

How much data does the NSA collect?   I don't know but lets call that number Y.

The effectivness (E) of the program could be described by the simple equation X / Y = E * 100.

How many terror attacks were thawrted by NSA survalance?  I'll make it a high number, lets say 1 per day for 10 years.  So 3,650 attacks were stopped.  Yay!!!

How many people in the US were spyed each year?  There are 300 million people over 10 years mean 3 billion spying events.

How effective is the programs?  3650 / 3,000,000,000 = .0001216%.
So the NSA spying fails 99.99987% of the time yet they insist that it is effective.  In my book, anything that fails 99.999% of a failure.


I was driving to work this morning, and a cop was behind me.  I wasn't breaking any laws at all.  FAIL!  Take the cops off the streets!  They fail to arrest almost every car they follow!

I'm not taking a position on the surveillance either way, but your mathematical equation is simplistic and useless.
 
2013-12-02 11:24:53 AM  

neversubmit: There's close to three hundred million terrorists here in the USA. Thank G-d for the NSA for keeping an eye on you.


Ironically, there are real terrorists in the United States, namely the resurgance of racist/anti-government right wing militias, left wing ecoterror groups, and the Cartels/Urban Gangs. But we're too focused on some brown guy in a cave a few thousand miles away to take care of our problems.
 
2013-12-02 11:27:59 AM  

neversubmit: There's closeup to three hundred million terrorists here in the USA. Thank G-d for the NSA for keeping an eye on you.


FTFY to make it pretty much irrefutable.
 
2013-12-02 11:28:11 AM  

monoski: Article and interviewer failed to determine if this statement was true:

"I think terror is up worldwide, the statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up."

If it is not then the entire premise can be dismissed.


TFA's job wasn't to report facts. It's job was to feed the ever-hungry Narrative.
 
2013-12-02 11:33:55 AM  
So let's see...the war on terrorism....

Terrorism:  Adhering to a philosophy of fear, performing actions that cause extreme fear.

So we're fighting a war on fear, eh?  What happens if I simply choose to not be afraid?  To live my life to the best of my ability, taking reasonable precautions against grievous bodily injury, and just choose to not be afraid?

On some level, it would seem to me that I've already won.

On the other hand, if I give in to the fear, let it control me, build bunkers, train my family to fight zombies, and stockpile beans and rice for the coming apocalypse...it would seem to me that on some level, I've already lost.
 
2013-12-02 11:34:03 AM  
are we safer for terrorism

or against terrorism?

then who was bomb
 
2013-12-02 11:34:35 AM  

hardinparamedic: neversubmit: There's close to three hundred million terrorists here in the USA. Thank G-d for the NSA for keeping an eye on you.

Ironically, there are real terrorists in the United States, namely the resurgance of racist/anti-government right wing militias, left wing ecoterror groups, and the Cartels/Urban Gangs. But we're too focused on some brown guy in a cave a few thousand miles away to take care of our problems.


I meant it as a goof and those people aren't terrorists they are just assholes until they commit a crime then they are criminals.

GameSprocket: neversubmit: There's closeup to three hundred million terrorists here in the USA. Thank G-d for the NSA for keeping an eye on you.

FTFY to make it pretty much irrefutable.


Thanks that is better.
 
2013-12-02 11:38:07 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: You put a real ideologue in the White House without fixing this situation, and it could pretty quickly become the worst case scenario.


Exactly. Scary stuff
 
2013-12-02 11:44:31 AM  

hardinparamedic: Huh. Imagine that. Our knee jerk paranoid responses to terrorist events and aggressive geopolitical maneuvers over the last 12 years have made us less safe.

I mean, whoda thunk it?


Imagine how different the world would be now if we'd had someone with courage and some real moral fiber in charge on 9/12/2001, instead of a simpering moron who had to ask God and Dick Cheney what to do.

GWB's enduring legacy is having lead us in the Great National Pantswetting.
 
2013-12-02 11:47:02 AM  

mrshowrules: Mugato: Boy, they're clutching on to the terrorism thing like grim death.

The UK was getting the fark bombed out of them weekly during World War II and they made less of a big deal about it.  I'm not trying to discount the severity of 9/11 but it was farking 12 years ago.  Let's get over it.  More people die from inadequate health care in a month then died in 9/11.


Exactly, which is why we've begun the War on Healthcare!
 
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