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(USA Today)   NRA and ACLU join together in suit against NSA   ( divider line
    More: Hero, NRA, NSA, ACLU, gun registry, joint, telephone tapping, Jameel Jaffer, Jim Sensenbrenner  
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2013-09-05 12:19:27 PM  
4 votes:
This is a real tragedy because the NSA is the only government agency that really listens to the people.
2013-09-05 04:47:11 AM  
3 votes:
If you re-arrange the letters you can create one group: ANAL CRU

/got nothing
2013-09-05 08:41:11 AM  
2 votes:

Brontes: I, uh, wow.  Has the Middle East frozen over?  Is Limbaugh flying?

When is he not?
2013-09-05 12:57:02 PM  
1 vote:
Here you go:

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We'll need this for the upcoming legal battle. Enjoy!
2013-09-05 08:52:19 AM  
1 vote:

KrispyKritter: Lawyers with guns.

Now just add money and methinks we've got the makings of a good song.
2013-09-05 07:55:00 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-09-05 05:39:51 AM  
1 vote:

Badafuco: If you re-arrange the letters you can create one group: ANAL CRU

/got nothing

Worst. Wines. Ever.
2013-09-05 05:18:00 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe it's just the cider talking, but I wonder why nobody has brought the Third into play.

Yeah, the Third Amendment, the one everyone forgets about. The state has no right to demand - on pain of whatever may or may not have happened to the CEO of Qwest - that the state's routers be quarted in civilian datacenters without the consent of said civilians. Civilian owners of datacenters are free to co-operate with the government, and I'll even accept that the government has the right to do whatever it wants without the consent of the civilians to the bits of wire exiting the civilian-owned datacenter, but the government doesn't have a right to demand such co-operation.

A very drunk version of me might even suggest that CALEA is an infringement of the Third, but the drunken strict constructionist in me reminds me that the "LEA"s in CALEA are still technically civilians, and not soldiers, so that's going to get laughed out of the courts. NSA, on the other hand, is an arm of DoD, and a service provider that really wanted to play hardball (and which was willing to get shut down for non-cooperation regardless of the outcome of the court case) just might have a legal angle on this.

tl;dr: if I had a billion dollars or owned a startup that was threatened by this sort of thing and was already willing to shut down the company as a matter of principle (difficulty factor: that first bit about "if I had a billion dollars"), hiring some lawyers to mount a third-amendment challenge would be lulzy.
2013-09-05 05:15:23 AM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, the NSA is in negotiations with Phillip Morris.
2013-09-05 05:03:52 AM  
1 vote:
5$ on  WBC joining the NSA
2013-09-05 04:44:24 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-09-05 12:44:51 AM  
1 vote:
I, uh, wow.  Has the Middle East frozen over?  Is Limbaugh flying?
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