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To: Howlin
Well you‘re not being tapped. The tapping is a particular technique of connecting into the wires of a particular phone or into—plugging into a particular wireless phone. This is intercepting communications that are going overseas.

This issue has politicians on Bush's side getting more Clintonesque every day. So far I've seen several versions of them depending on what the definition of "is" is.

8 posted on 01/13/2006 9:20:13 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
The technology is different. Wire tapping refers to a situation that dpeends on the almost exclusive use of land-lines. This is more like monitoring short-wave radio signals, but even this is not a good comparison because the amount of information is vastly greater.
31 posted on 01/13/2006 9:37:13 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Wiretapping is tapping your wire. It is what it is. All calls are taped or monitored. This is called wire tapping.

If you monitor/record some calls to some people to some places it's more properly called surveillance. Like you watch a streetcorner or a bar. You watch the connection between al Queda and Mohammed in Boston.

One is wiretapping, the other surveillance.

The distinction is important because there is an important difference. It's not a subterfuge, it's using the correct word.


71 posted on 01/13/2006 11:06:08 AM PST by D-fendr
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To: antiRepublicrat

once your voice on the wire leaves united states soil, its fair game.


86 posted on 01/13/2006 11:24:31 AM PST by oceanview
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To: antiRepublicrat
This issue has politicians on Bush's side getting more Clintonesque every day

Now that is pure BS!

138 posted on 01/13/2006 5:39:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: antiRepublicrat
This issue has politicians on Bush's side getting more Clintonesque every day. So far I've seen several versions of them depending on what the definition of "is" is.

You are simply wrong. Specific words have specific meanings.

Per Webster:
wiretap
2 entries found for wiretap.
Main Entry: 1wire·tap
Pronunciation: 'wIr-"tap
Function: verb
intransitive senses : to tap a telephone or telegraph wire in order to get information
transitive senses : to tap the telephone of

A specific question was asked and answered.
167 posted on 01/23/2006 9:11:23 AM PST by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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