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Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans [2008]
ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS

Posted on 06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer.

"Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News.

Faulk said he joined in to listen, and talk about it during breaks in Back Hall's "smoke pit," but ended up feeling badly about his actions.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; 4thamendment; bigbrother; billions; brianross; bush; bushsfault; cia; communism; nsa; nwo; obama; statedepartment; threatmatrix; tyranny; usurped
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1 posted on 06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So they are lying about not capturing content.

Like I'm surprised.

2 posted on 06/11/2013 6:25:24 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s a strange country we live in today.

The Government is sanctioning criminal acts and violations of the Constitution, while they want a lynch mob taken to the poor Bastid who told us what they are doing.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 6:26:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

But no one is listening to our phone calls. Great Leader said so.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I didn’t go to the source, but this smacks of ‘15 minutes of fame’ BS.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I suspect that this is going to have a negative impact on the telecommunications industry. Smart people will limit their phone use to the essentials,

However, it may be a boon to restaurants and cafe’s, as people return to conducting their business in more private settings.

But be sure to agree on a meeting spot in person, not over the phone, or the spooks may bug the area if they think you’re a person of interest like, a Constitutionalist, or Christian, or devout Jew.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

October 9, 2008. So where is ABC News’ Brian Ross on today’s story?


7 posted on 06/11/2013 6:29:13 AM PDT by abb
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To: BarnacleCenturion

2008 - Bush’s fault


8 posted on 06/11/2013 6:29:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: ErnBatavia

The report is from 2008, so it is very unlikely that the people interviewed were seeking “fame” from the current NSA disclosures.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“The accounts of the two former intercept operators, who have never met and did not know of the other’s allegations, provide the first inside look at the day to day operations of the huge and controversial US terrorist surveillance program.”

Hey Boehner, you got two more traitors here, you worthless sos.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:42 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: ErnBatavia
I didn’t go to the source, but this smacks of ‘15 minutes of fame’ BS.

Maybe so. But the fact still remains that they were snooping. How many times have they done it?

THEY ARE SPYING ON AMERICANS!

11 posted on 06/11/2013 6:31:32 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It is estimated that TENS of THOUSANDS of people
had access to this.

Democrats.
Democrats at IRS.
Moslem Brotherhood at the White House.
Democrats vs. SCOTUS.
Democrats snooping on Congress.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 6:31:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BarnacleCenturion

From a bygone era when the American media thought government abuse of power to be newsworthy.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 6:31:47 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Some people can’t help themselves. As a retired IT DBA, there are all sorts of possibilities for sensitive data to be viewed by either Federal IT contractors and Federal IT employees. IMO, it all boils down to the moral substance of the individual. Either you have a moral compass or you are morally bankrupt.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 6:32:51 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: abb

“October 9, 2008. So where is ABC News’ Brian Ross on today’s story?”

I would not trust Brian Ross as far as Obozo can throw a baseball!! He, and all the SRM are our enemies!


15 posted on 06/11/2013 6:33:52 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: ErnBatavia
I didn’t go to the source, but this smacks of ‘15 minutes of fame’ BS.

What is your problem? Seriously? First the government says it is not capturing data on millions of Americans and then a leaker says they are. Then the government says they are just capturing metadata, not content and this leaker says they ARE capturing content.

When are you going to quit attacking the leakers and get serious about the fact that the government is lying while building the foundations for a modern high-tech police state?

Sheez.

16 posted on 06/11/2013 6:33:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: abb

EXACTLY- Brian Ross is nowhere to be found on the IRS scandal.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 6:33:59 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Westbrook
Old school. Nothing on the phone. Mafiosi preferred meetings in the neighborhood ice cream parlor. Cappuccino, gelati, and a little private conversation.
18 posted on 06/11/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dirtboy

Bush lied then, it is from 2008.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 6:36:07 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Reminiscent of the ole party line telephone systems of the 50s and 60s.

Some of those party lines had 6-8 ‘members’. If one phone rang, they all did — but they had individual rings to signal which recipient should pick up. Of course, that didn’t prevent the party-line busybodies from picking up and listening in on the conversations.

The main difference, I suppose, is that all members of the party line group knew others might be listening in. Probably, those like General Petreaus only found out later.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 6:36:17 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Benghazi
Seal team murders
Benghazi Embassy
AP
Rosen
IRS
even back to Joe The Plumber
...Obama is dumb as a clam, don’t know nuttin
NSA?...Trust US...we’re not doing anything above the law, really, trust us. If we (I)loss trust we’re (I’M) IN TROUBLE
all of a sudden he is aware of everything..TRUST HIM


21 posted on 06/11/2013 6:36:52 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Will someone clue Charles Krauthammer in on this? His faith in Big Government is touching, as demonstrated on Fox’s Special Report yesterday. He and Juan Williams agreed that only “foreigners” had their calls intercepted, which everyone knows is a lie.

When Juan Williams agrees with you, you know you are dead wrong.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 6:36:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Batman11

To be fair to Ross, he at times has been more hard hitting than the average lib reporter, IIRC.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

sfl


24 posted on 06/11/2013 6:37:36 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: dirtboy

All you have to do is remember that during the few last years numerous high ranking military officers have been purged. Where do you think this information came from? Do you think the subordinates came forward on their own.

I would suggest that the subordinates were probably recruited using evidence uncovered from targeted officers.

Petraeus is a perfect example. Despite all the efforts of his girlfriend to go undetected, they matched credit card records, email, and phone call metadata to zero in on them.

They wanted him out, so they found evidence to remove him. The thought police rule. That’s how this works.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 6:38:42 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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sfl


26 posted on 06/11/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Coincidentally, Shia Labouf was plugging one of the Transformers movies with Jay Leno in 2008 and we got this little gem:

“And he told me that one in five phone calls that you make are recorded and logged, and I laughed at him. And then he played back a phone conversation I had two years prior to joining the picture...”

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/06/shia-labeouf-nsa/66088/


27 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:12 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: PghBaldy

Brian Ross covered crooked Obama - Tony Rezko connections in 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SrtyFY6qTA


28 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So thrilled that our public employees are finding such an effective and productive way to earn their salaries as snooping in on Americans’ private conversations.

THAT will certainly protect us from the Chinese, the Syrians, and the Iranians.

They should take these wasteful loser arseholes up to the top floor of the office building and see if they can fly.


29 posted on 06/11/2013 6:40:42 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Westbrook
Smart people will limit their phone use to the essentials,

I would hope that those who have their ear to their cell as they peruse the aisle of the various stores, blocking aisles and being obnoxious, would take notice and get off the damn phone or move out of the way.

But, alas, that is only wishful thinking.
30 posted on 06/11/2013 6:40:43 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: PghBaldy

They all are lying to us. That is why the Founders wrote a Constitution distrustful of government power.


31 posted on 06/11/2013 6:41:27 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: RedMDer; maggief; penelopesire; thouworm

Here. Read the entire article. Makes me ill to know that now it can be done within our boundaries


32 posted on 06/11/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: PowderMonkey

> Old school. Nothing on the phone. Mafiosi preferred
> meetings in the neighborhood ice cream parlor. Cappuccino,
> gelati, and a little private conversation.

Yup. That’s how they do it in totalitarian countries, too. Clandestine meetings at prearranged coordinates.

Looks like we’ve become one of those totalitarian countries, now.


33 posted on 06/11/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: txrefugee
Will someone clue Charles Krauthammer in on this? His faith in Big Government is touching, as demonstrated on Fox’s Special Report yesterday. He and Juan Williams agreed that only “foreigners” had their calls intercepted, which everyone knows is a lie.

They have lied about Benghazi, about the IRS scandal being limited to a few rogue agents, about capturing data on millions of Americans. Anyone who trusts a thing the fedgov says anymore is a fool and a useful idiot.

34 posted on 06/11/2013 6:43:07 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bet all the pedophile politicians are freaking out right now!


35 posted on 06/11/2013 6:43:14 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: PghBaldy

“To be fair to Ross, he at times has been more hard hitting than the average lib reporter, IIRC.”

He has shown the ability to do the job at times. He should have been digging into everything this regime has been doing. He hasn’t!! He’s a huge liberal!! That’s why you cannot trust these people. They are the enemy!


36 posted on 06/11/2013 6:47:58 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is impossible because the NSA is only collecting metadata.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial page and John Mukasey said so!


37 posted on 06/11/2013 6:50:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (TSARNAEVs escaped PRISM. Can you?)
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To: unixfox

How many billions have been spent on this spying program?

1.9 Million Sq feet of buildings in Utah...equals almost 44 acres of buildings!!!

IF this program is so successful at stopping terrorism, can anyone explain to me how 2 Chechen brothers used cell phones-—called back & forth to their family in Russia—and managed to not get stopped in advance of their attack on the Boston Marathon?

Either there is WAAAAAYYY too much information being gathered & sorted thru-—or this is all a lie about ‘we are stopping attacks’.

In it’s entire structure, this spying on American who have done nothing is just plain UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

No different from going after peaceful Americans who own guns instead of going after the criminals.

This administration is corrupt from the top down.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 6:50:55 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: BarnacleCenturion
From the 2008 article, General Hayden defends information gathering

-- we are narrowly focused and drilled on protecting the nation against al Qaeda--

now we are partnering, arming and funding al Qaeda...(Libya, Syria) . Do not secure our border..or act on information when aware of risk (fort hood, Boston bombing)

39 posted on 06/11/2013 6:51:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me (2008)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9845595-7.html

headlines read: “NSA Exceeds Legal Limits In Eavesdropping Program”, “ U.S. phone intercepts go beyond legal limits” , and “NSA Found Improperly Spying on Americans”:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123985123667923961.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://uk.reuters.com/article/burningIssues/idUKTRE53F09820090416

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/15/justice-dept-nsa-improperly-spied-americans/


40 posted on 06/11/2013 6:53:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; ...
There is nothing the powerful do that the majority of the powerless wouldn't if they could. Give the less powerful even an iota and they will abuse it. It's the nature of the beast.
41 posted on 06/11/2013 6:55:53 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: hoosiermama

Interesting though that none of the details of the salacious pillow talk, etc. became public until Obama and his thugs moved into 1600 Penn. Avenue....then the Petraues affair and others came spilling into the public domain.

None of it is good, but at least Bush was actually looking for terrorists and enemy moles......now Obama uses the technology for blackmail and extortion leverage on his political opponents.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 6:56:16 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dirtboy

BUMP.


43 posted on 06/11/2013 6:57:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

THE LAST BATTLE FOR FREEDOM IS UNDER WAY…

By the end of Glenn Beck’s #1 bestselling political thriller The Overton Window, a young rebel named Molly Ross had torn aside the curtain to reveal a shadow war being waged for the future of America. In the six months since then, her fight for freedom hasn’t gone well. Marked as traitors and hunted by ruthless government-sanctioned mercenaries using the most advanced surveillance technologies ever created, Ross and her “Founders’ Keepers” find themselves cornered and standing alone. but the fight is far from over.

The battle lines in this bitter rivalry are as old as civilization itself: On one side, an unlikely band of ordinary Americans ready to make their last stand in defense of self-rule, freedom, and liberty—and on the other, an elite cabal of self-styled tyrants who believe that unlimited power should be wielded only by the chosen few. That group, led by an aging, trillionaire puppet-master named Aaron Doyle, will stop at nothing to destroy the myth that man is capable of ruling himself.

As Doyle prepares to make his final move toward a dark, global vision for humanity’s future, new allies join the fight and old enemies change sides. In the midst of it all, Molly draws together a small but devoted group willing to risk their lives to infiltrate one of the most secure locations on earth—a place holding long-standing secrets that, if revealed, would forever change the way Americans view their rare, extraordinary place in history. Exposing these truths, and the real-life game of chess being played for mankind’s freedom, is their last chance to save the country they love...

44 posted on 06/11/2013 7:01:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: penelopesire

It would only take one minion placed in a position similar to Snowden to take all power away from those in authority and give it to won.


45 posted on 06/11/2013 7:03:46 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Batman11

You are right.


46 posted on 06/11/2013 7:06:03 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ridesthemiles

IF this program is so successful at stopping terrorism, can anyone explain to me how 2 Chechen brothers used cell phones-—called back & forth to their family in Russia—and managed to not get stopped in advance of their attack on the Boston Marathon?
____________

Allen West on Greta last night points out all the terrorists that the NSA has NOT caught.

Losing Faith In The Feds - Obama Admin Scandals Erode Americans’ Trust In Government - On The Record

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BYzaRlfeBg


47 posted on 06/11/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: MestaMachine

Ummm, that’s why we have laws.

Laws don’t exist to protect the ‘powerful & corrupt’ - those people can take care of themselves. And yes, once people move into the class of ‘powerful and corrupt’ we need to create laws around them to keep them from abusing power.

It’s how civilized societies work.


48 posted on 06/11/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it - Josef Mengele (new NSA motto))
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To: KeyLargo
If I was not mistaken but this a lot like the NBC TV series Revolution where the DoD develops these nano sized machines to shut down all electrical systems world wide.

49 posted on 06/11/2013 7:22:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: hoosiermama; maggief; penelopesire; thouworm

This is disturbing but not suprising. I wonder what happened to the whistle blowers.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 7:25:04 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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