Monday, June 17, 2013

Only Off by Thirty Years

“Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”

President Obama said it in his first comment about the NSA scandal, and it’s been echoed by members of Congress and law enforcement agency officials for days.  MSNBC

Unless we're listening to your phone calls...

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that."   

If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," C/NET


“I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” ~ Janet Napolitano

Have you ever read Orwell, Ms. Napolitano?

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