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Obama: NSA secret data gathering “transparent”
Associated Press ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 12:31 AM EDT | Kimberly Dozier

Posted on 06/18/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent—even though they are authorized in secret.

“It is transparent,” Obama told PBS’ Charlie Rose in an interview broadcast Monday. “That’s why we set up the FISA court,” he added, referring to the secret court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that authorizes two recently disclosed programs: one that gathers U.S. phone records and another that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to terrorism.

He added that he’s named representatives to a privacy and civil liberties oversight board to help in the debate over just how far government data gathering should be allowed to go—a discussion that is complicated by the secrecy surrounding the FISA court, with hearings held at undisclosed locations and with only government lawyers present. The orders that result are all highly classified. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: datamining; nsa; nsatransparent; obama; obamansa; obamansatransparent; transparency

1 posted on 06/18/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah it is transparent.....
In that they see right through all of our communications.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 10:49:53 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Olog-hai

So everyone is supposed to take his word for it?


3 posted on 06/18/2013 10:51:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Olog-hai

Somewhere, George Orwell’s ghost is saying “I told you so.”


4 posted on 06/18/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Olog-hai
First of all, he didn't set up FISA...

and the Dems bashed bush on FISA at every turn.

Here's the problem...You missed Hasan, the Times Square Bomber, the Panty Bomber, the Boston Bomber

And there was fair warning for each of them. Your investigations stink!! You're incompetent.

5 posted on 06/18/2013 10:53:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

And the person to whom this was said sat there and just accepted this patent absurdity at face value. Our media people are either the stupidest people on earth or the most compliant and/or mendacious. There is no scenario where they are honest inquirers or auditors.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 10:53:09 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Olog-hai

Obie doesn’t even know the meaning of the term...


7 posted on 06/18/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Olog-hai

What is transparent related to this, is that political games are being played here. And it’s very suspect if blackmail isn’t a big part of it.

At the very least as it relates to religions groups and Conservatives, we know that intimidation has occurred, and that discourages others from openly supporting the cause.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: Olog-hai

Transparent?

Yup. It’s clear to me they are not to be trusted.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: Olog-hai

If it’s transparent, why didn’t we know about it all along?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 10:59:41 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: LegendHasIt

yea, then why is Edward Snowden in hiding??


11 posted on 06/18/2013 11:01:02 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Olog-hai
He added that he’s named representatives to a privacy and civil liberties oversight board to help in the debate over just how far government data gathering should be allowed to go

And that's the way you do it.

1... You throw the target fifty feet away and start doing it.

2... People say NO!

3... You appoint an "oversight board" to "help".

4... And they limit it to five feet.

5.... Go to 1

12 posted on 06/18/2013 11:03:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Olog-hai

I just saw a clip of the NSA chief testifying before Congress. He was just asked if the NSA had “the ability” to read emails and listen to conversations under Prism. He answered, “no, we don’t have that AUTHORITY”. Nobody even seemed to notice that he answered a different question.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai

The agenda is apparent, toss a broad net and suppress voters and ‘terrorists’ at the same time, the Constitution be damned.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 11:04:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Olog-hai

Watch your thought crimes comrades.

Remember:

Slavery is Freedom.
Secrecy is Transparancy.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 11:13:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

Obama thinks transparent has something to do with LGBT


16 posted on 06/18/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Sacajaweau

“Here’s the problem...You missed Hasan, the Times Square Bomber, the Panty Bomber, the Boston Bomber”

Wasn’t there also someone in Little Rock?


17 posted on 06/18/2013 11:26:08 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Olog-hai
Sounds like Nobama is taking his cues from Slick.

It all depends on how you define the word "transparent."

18 posted on 06/18/2013 11:43:51 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Olog-hai

Transparent? So everyone knew FISA court was rubber stamping millions of wiretaps? Only thing that is transparent are Obama’s lies


19 posted on 06/18/2013 11:47:35 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Olog-hai
This turkey King Obama is the most useless President America ever had. He lies, lies, lies, to the point he is sick little playboy.
20 posted on 06/18/2013 12:00:35 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Olog-hai

I ran across this old article about Facebook/traitor Zuckerberg which turns out to be rather telling given the circumstances regarding PRISM

http://readwrite.com/2010/01/09/facebooks_zuckerberg_says_the_age_of_privacy_is_ov


21 posted on 06/18/2013 1:10:37 PM PDT by GusFring
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