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(Guardian)   FISA judge orders declassification of secret court opinions justifying constitutionality of NSA surveillance programs   ( theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, FISA, NSA, secret polices, constitutionality, declassification, Jameel Jaffer, southern district  
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2013-09-15 11:28:06 AM  
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ferretman: What will be released:

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This is all just an elaborate plot to funnel taxpayer dollars to the BPICC (Black Printer Ink Cartridge Cartel) which grew out of the weakening BPMC (Black Permanent Marker Cartel) during the Clinton administration.
2013-09-15 10:02:43 AM  
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: $20 says he wants to clear the court and show the NSA violated their order(s).

CYA all the way.

Either that, or it will look something like this.

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2013-09-15 03:42:56 PM  
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Serious Post on Serious Thread: Your points are no one should say anything about rampant abuse of power, because, apparently vague interpretations of dubious laws haven't been totally and officially struck down from the highest court in the land?

I can't speak for the other bootlicker, but my point is that if you are too unacquainted with how government works to form a valid set of solutions, extrapolating a detailed civics discussion into a bare bones philosophical debate about the nature of existence isn't going to fool anyone with an education.

I am truly sympathetic with your plight as an angry guy with a keyboard, but Knowing F*ck All about the Things that Scare You isn't somehow sage in the face of Reason, no matter how many times the angry guy on the TV keeps justifying that sort of behavior.

Having an opinion means absolutely nothing unless it is based on fact and has an actual purpose.  If you want to rant, that's fine, this is Fark.  But please, for your own sake, stop pretending that ranting is some form of valid discourse.
2013-09-15 01:42:31 PM  
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Serious Post on Serious Thread: I see your GED in Law is serving you well. Shiat tons of warranted surveillance techniques have ultimately been ruled unconstitutional. Spike taps, thermal imaging, regardless, NO the SCOTUS isn't just made up of the Chief Justice, so saying he appoints them so whatever they do is auto-ok is WRONG. Likewise that changing the law by Congressional act is the only option is WRONG. How does it feel to just be so damn WRONG.

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2013-09-15 11:48:29 AM  
1 vote:

freak7: Yeah, people used to say the same about DUI checkpoints

First they came for the Unbelted, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an Unbelted.
Then they came for the Drunks, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Drunk.
Then they came for the Texters, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Texter.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

Because I had drunkenly parked my car on someones leg.  In a bank.  While texting my account number to Verizon.  And I'm stuck in the windshield.
2013-09-15 11:15:05 AM  
1 vote:
What will be released:

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2013-09-15 08:58:31 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: Honest Bender: He acknowledged that Snowden's disclosures had prompted a necessary debate: "As loath as I am to give any credit to what's happened here, I think it's clear that some of the conversations this has generated, some of the debate, actually needed to happen.

WTF?  How are these people acting like what Snowden did was anything other than heroic?  He dropped the dime on some of the biggest violations of constitutional rights that has ever taken place (that we know of).  You're loathe to give Snowden credit for generating talk over these horrible abuses of power?  The fark is wrong with your brain?  Am I taking crazy pills?

People don't like a snitch.

Exactly. No one should ever tell on anyone, anywhere, ever. Especially if laws are being broken. Especially if the government is breaking them. No sir.
2013-09-15 08:44:54 AM  
1 vote:
ITT: People get butthurt that someone broke the law in order to expose that the law was being broken.
2013-09-14 11:06:13 PM  
1 vote:
Next week's headline: FISA judge found dead from multiple self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of the head from a double-action revolver and/or bolt-action rifle.
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