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Guardian: NSA contractor was source of massive U.S. surveillance leak
Fox News ^ | June 9, 2013 | Fox News, AP

Posted on 06/09/2013 4:42:29 PM PDT by lyby

"New York Republican Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, said: "If Edward Snowden did in fact leak the NSA data as he claims, the United States government must prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and begin extradition proceedings at the earliest date. The United States must make it clear that no country should be granting this individual asylum. This is a matter of extraordinary consequence to American intelligence."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/09/report-nsa-contract-worker-is-surveillance-source/#ixzz2VlVdyNI0

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; benghazi; bhonsa; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; snowden; surveillance
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"You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience,” he (POTUS) said. “We're going to have to make some choices as a society."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/09/report-nsa-contract-worker-is-surveillance-source/#ixzz2VlWvi516

1 posted on 06/09/2013 4:42:29 PM PDT by lyby
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To: lyby
Who ever leaked THIS bit of info deserves a medal!
2 posted on 06/09/2013 4:45:59 PM PDT by nomad
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To: lyby
Time out.... If Rep. King and Senator Feinstein gave this program a wink and nod to go ahead.... impeachment is really the first order of the day....

Maybe tar and feathers for politicians should come back into vogue, IMHO.

3 posted on 06/09/2013 4:46:42 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: lyby

This is a matter of extraordinary consequence to American intelligence.”
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It is also a matter of extraordinary consequence to every American who is being spied on despite our Constitutional rights.

Mr. King screw you/


4 posted on 06/09/2013 4:46:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Mr. King - Right after you prosecute Panetta for leaking the Seal Team 6 identities that resulted in their deaths.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 4:49:51 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: ptsal

King just said on FOX : ... He should have gone to theJustice Department!”...

Right?

King is in major CYA mode!


6 posted on 06/09/2013 4:50:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: hoosiermama

If he’d gone to the justice department he’d have been found in Fort Marcy Park with 3 suicide bullet wounds to the back of his head.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: lyby
"If Edward Snowden did in fact leak the NSA data as he claims, the United States government must prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and begin extradition proceedings at the earliest date.

King, you 0bama, Holder and the rest can go to hell!

Please put me on his jury! Revealing the rogue government that has taken over MY Country deserves a medal, not prosecution!

8 posted on 06/09/2013 4:51:56 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: lyby
Leave it to our corrupt, power-hungry, and invasive government to go after someone who shows how corrupt, power-hungry, and invasive really it is.

I hope the guy finds asylum, but will he a lot of governments are corrupt, power-hungry, and invasive?

9 posted on 06/09/2013 4:53:02 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: Venturer
there is something really really wrong in our so called country...too many people in government (rep and demo) are circling the wagons against the citizens and we have such huge secrets about even who the person posing as president really is and no one will touch it
10 posted on 06/09/2013 4:53:30 PM PDT by ldish (The Impeachment process should be getting interesting...but trust me it won't!)
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To: lyby

The first of many whistleblowers, I hope.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 4:53:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

I, too, hope there are many more whistleblowers!


12 posted on 06/09/2013 4:55:17 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: hoosiermama
King is in major CYA mode!

I suspect that King, along with many others, has everything to lose if this thing gets traction... he and others have sold their souls for their own comforts and power.

13 posted on 06/09/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: lyby

Folks, can I make a point here?

THESE DAYS, WHAT MOSLEM TERRORIST USES HIS “HOME PHONE” OR HIS “PERSONAL VERIZON CELLPHONE ACCOUNT” TO PLOT TERRORIST ACTS OR COMMUNICATE WITH HIS FELLOW TERROR-CELL MEMBERS?

At least 10 years ago, even morons started using disposable “drop phones” purchased for cash at any bodega in the world.

By contract, who DOES use their home phones and personal cell phones?

Patriots. Christians. Jews. Random citizens. Tea Party folks.

The Obama/Marxist definition of “terrorist surveillance” is SPYING ON, AND PUNISHING AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Hence the IRS persecution of Christian/Jews/TEA.

Hence the domestic spying by NSA.

Remember, Russia warned FBI about the Boston Marathon bomber(s) TWICE, but they didn’t give a crap.

The goal here is complete control — blackmailing judges and rival politicians.... and citizens when they get uppity.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 4:57:22 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

Thanks, your point is right on.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 4:59:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: lyby

The reason The Regime has gotten away with so much has been as we know because the media has been gleefully covering Zero’s ass and the lack of whistleblowers. Whereas before the media was in full attack mode 24/7 against Bush and lauded whistleblowers as great Patriot heroes.

The Regime is starting to crack from the intense pressure of it’s crimes, arrogance, corruption and abuses. We need a lot more Snowdens to step forward under the shelter of The People who demand justice and redress of their grievances. Instead of the sneering, snarky, contemptuous, dismissiveness that conservatives have been subjected to until it’s gotten so bad that they simply can no longer maintain a shred of credibility - and still try to carry Obama’s water.


16 posted on 06/09/2013 5:00:32 PM PDT by FTL
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To: LyinLibs

I am from humble means, but if I need to get “uppity,” I most certainly can do it. I will not and have not “sat down” when there is/has been an issue with which must be dealt assertively - to my husband’s proud dismay.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 5:00:48 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

In the not too distant past, King has turned me totally and thoroughly against him. He’s a BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRESSIVE!


18 posted on 06/09/2013 5:01:06 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: lyby














19 posted on 06/09/2013 5:01:37 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ...
Worked out of cia, Geneva and then Hawaii? What's wrong with this picture?


20 posted on 06/09/2013 5:03:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: LyinLibs

First post I’ve seen about the disposable phones. Thank you.

I’ll add, the only people who will benefit from this NSA phone tracking are divorce lawyers... in the very near future.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 5:07:21 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: MestaMachine

What if...

What if Edward Snowden shouted, “Allah akbar!”?

Would he be “safe” then?


22 posted on 06/09/2013 5:08:44 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Black Agnes

He listed several government agencies including congress where he could have registered a complaint.

Obviously King does not understand how little our government is trusted.

Yes he broke the law
Years ago I witnessed a fellow teacher throwing a challenged child against a wall and swearing. (This was not the only time). Precedure said to report to principal. He did nothing. I told Dr and lawyer it got reported to CPS. Was harassed by both union and administration. Forbid to tell parents. Teacher is now a principal. Would I have gotten the others involved again? You betcha! Wish there was more that could have been done.

Sometimes rules must be circumvented in order to do the right thing. Wish there had been other options for him but at this time there seemed to be few options. Standing up to enemies within steps on many toes!


23 posted on 06/09/2013 5:09:01 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: lyby
The neo-cons have been out in full force today defending domestic spying in the name of "protecting" us.

Heaven protect us from our protectors.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 5:09:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

“Who watches the Watchmen?”

The “little” people - you and I.


25 posted on 06/09/2013 5:12:37 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

And if we do nothing?.....


26 posted on 06/09/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: lyby
Q: Does your family know you are planning this? A: "No. My family does not know what is happening … My primary fear is that they will come after my family, my friends, my partner. Anyone I have a relationship with …..

His partner?????

27 posted on 06/09/2013 5:14:34 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: nomad

The guys a hero, not a criminal. The founding fathers outs have given him a medal...


28 posted on 06/09/2013 5:14:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: hoosiermama

If he is former military he took oath to constitution that didn’t just stop being in effect when he started working for the contractor. SOME military guys take that oath to the constitution seriously and for a lifetime.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: lyby
The pentagon papers a generation ago and employees in the Bush administration leaking secrets about tracking overseas wire transfers of enemies' of ours sources of funding -- well right on! brother! That's good. Because it is wrong to treat our foreign enemies that way! After all it's our fault that that they don't like us. You're a good liberal!

Today it's different.

they vet the enemy and it is us.

So it's plain wrong to leak.

30 posted on 06/09/2013 5:18:04 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: jsanders2001

The guys a hero, not a criminal. The founding fathers would have given him a medal...


31 posted on 06/09/2013 5:21:10 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lyby

Prediction: Edward Snowden = Obama’s John Dean

The guy was stationed in Hawaii. If you don’t think the administration is scrambling right now to figure out all the government secrets this guy was privy to, you have not been paying attention.


32 posted on 06/09/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: lyby

It certainly makes you wonder about chief justice roberts sudden switch on obamacare....... If Obama is willing to use information on conservative supporters to thwart his agenda, why wouldnt he do the same on his prime piece of legislation? He had the means, motive and a track record of willingness.


33 posted on 06/09/2013 5:22:37 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: hoosiermama

Are we not doing something? I do not know how to “fight” other than to share information and question “authority,” which I believe tramples on our Constitutional rights. I fight with words and ideals... perhaps that is not enough, but that is all I have to offer.


34 posted on 06/09/2013 5:22:37 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: LyinLibs

Wasn’t it some congressman who blabbed that Bin Laden was being tracked by his cell phone. Which was promptly thrown away and, no doubt, led to the terrorists using throwaway phones?


35 posted on 06/09/2013 5:24:06 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Black Agnes

Wish those who took the oath to the constitution second only to their oath to God more seriously. Unfortunately our society reward the go along to get along society
Huckabee is covering this on his program now


36 posted on 06/09/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: LyinLibs

They have voice tracking id. They know who is calling regardless.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 5:25:19 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: anonsquared

“you have not been paying attention.”

Your “you” is an all-encompassing/generic reference, is it not?


38 posted on 06/09/2013 5:25:21 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby
“Who watches the Watchmen?”

The “little” people - you and I.

And when we do, they sic the IRS on us.
39 posted on 06/09/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: MestaMachine
Worked out of cia, Geneva and then Hawaii? What's wrong with this picture?

Maybe he saw

the authentic birth certificate numbered

and it wasn't Obama's?

40 posted on 06/09/2013 5:28:10 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: panzer_grey

His partner?????
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Unclear as to your implication. I read in another article that Edward Snowden has a GIRLfriend, if that helps to clarify your question.


41 posted on 06/09/2013 5:28:17 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

I would like to point something out. I believe Edward Snowden is the first defector in the name of freedom in the US.


42 posted on 06/09/2013 5:29:03 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Walkingfeather

It certainly makes you wonder about chief justice roberts sudden switch on obamacare.......
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I have had doubts all along.


43 posted on 06/09/2013 5:29:54 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

True. But since they are in control of the majority of the media it’s only through Internet that the fight can be waged one person by one person


44 posted on 06/09/2013 5:30:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I believe Edward Snowden is the first defector in the name of freedom in the US.
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Perhaps he is...

May God keep him and his loved ones safe.


45 posted on 06/09/2013 5:31:43 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: hoosiermama

since they are in control of the majority of the media it’s only through Internet that the fight can be waged one person by one person
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Which is why we are here!


46 posted on 06/09/2013 5:33:04 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Black Agnes

He took an oath to protect the Constitution. Not this administration.


47 posted on 06/09/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: LyinLibs
So the AlQaida punk goes to the same bodega once a week to buy a new throwaway phone ~ that'll target him.

So, do these guys restrict their business to sympathetic people ~ like everybody else? Probably.

They don't want to know who calls you BTW.

48 posted on 06/09/2013 5:36:07 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: lyby

Indeed!
Two or more gathered is not just strength in religion!


49 posted on 06/09/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

You’re a good liberal!
*************

Are YOU calling me a liberal?!

No way. No how.

Just ask my mama. When I told her about 25 years ago that I could no longer associate myself with the Democrat party, she informed me that there had been an earthquake in VA, felt all the way from SW VA to Richmond. I told Mama that if that had happened, surely I would have heard about it... She replied, laughingly, that it was just all my dead relatives rolling over in their graves.

Emphatically, NO! I am NOT a liberal. I AM a Constitutional conservative.


50 posted on 06/09/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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