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Carter: 'My own communications are probably monitored'
Politico ^ | January 23, 2014 | B Eric Bradner

Posted on 03/23/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Former President Jimmy Carter says he corresponds with foreign leaders the old-fashioned way – through snail mail – because he suspects his communications are watched by intelligence agencies.

“I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” Carter said in an interview with Andrea Mitchell that was aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the Post Office and mail it, because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored,” Carter said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carter; govtabuse; jimmycarter; obama; spying; worstpresidentever; yeswescan
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1 posted on 03/23/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Delusions of consequence.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 11:13:22 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Jim Robinson

As if his letters wouldn’t be read.

What a moron.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson
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4 posted on 03/23/2014 11:16:04 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Brilliant!


5 posted on 03/23/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Hell, they know what’s on Carter’s mind before he writes it. They planted it there.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 11:17:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ha-ha. Who wants to hear/read what that fool has to say? He already said that Obama doesn’t call him for advice and the rest of us stopped caring in 1977.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was hoping the last time we’d hear from this guy was when the Bee Gees failed to make the hit parade. Evidently I was wrong.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 11:17:21 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: dfwgator

Carter’s Depends tm. are probably monitored too.
Somebody has to check before he goes out in public...


9 posted on 03/23/2014 11:17:28 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson
In the days when you could pull the ribbon and read every word?

Then he put it in the "special" mail box. Then a spy got it, read it, resealed it and off it went. No problem Jimbo.

10 posted on 03/23/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson
'My own communications are probably monitored'

Yeah, me too...and I'm a nobody.

11 posted on 03/23/2014 11:19:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Jim Robinson; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Who?

;’) His last feeble dream.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 11:20:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Robinson

I dislike Jimmy Carter as much as anyone else here.

However, all joking aside, isn’t this news, that a former president believes that his e-mail and other communications are being monitored??

Clear follow up questions, such as who is monitoring him, and for what purpose, and what does he know about our government doing such things from his time in office, would be enlightening I’m sure.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Genoa

Ditto.

BTW: Is it a rule that posts that mention Malaria and Sharia get pulled?


14 posted on 03/23/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If a democrat can’t trust his own democrat government, who can he trust?


15 posted on 03/23/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: digger48

Those two must be Gampa & Gramma attack rabbit... ;o)


16 posted on 03/23/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: SpaceBar

Still trying to inject himself into relevance for 35 years.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Jim Robinson

There is no way they would care what he is saying. Almost no one did, when he was in office, let alone 35 years later.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 11:31:35 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Jim Robinson

Good point. Jimmy is a good Democrat, being monitored by a good Democrat administration. This political angle is very interesting.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 11:32:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well to be fair, if I were President I would have the commie monitored too.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 11:33:19 AM PDT by sheana
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To: castlegreyskull
There is no way they would care what he is saying.

Only if they were in dire need of a good laugh.

21 posted on 03/23/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: shove_it

As I recall, the killer rabbit story brought a certain ridicule to Jimmy.

Many other things brought ridicule to him also, of course.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 11:34:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Jim Robinson

I remember seeing Carter describing a meeting with Reagan in the Oval Office after the election in 1980.

“He asked no questions; he took no notes,” Carter said, describing how he gave Reagan a survey of the “issues” and foreign policy problems.

It was so obvious that Carter was trying to stick the knife in and twist it—trying to portray Reagan as stupid and disengaged. What came through, of course, was that Reagan thought Carter was, as he once called him, “that little s-—,” whose meanderings were not worth jotting down.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 11:35:49 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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24 posted on 03/23/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not only does the USPS digitally photograph the front and back of each letter, it most probably has some DHS/NSA permission to open and record the contents of any letters it pleases, as well.

Back to the era of horseback mail packets, personal messengers and sealing wax. That’s when the phrase “behead the messenger” came about, if foul play was suspected.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Jim Robinson
"I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored..."

Um, no Jimmy...nobody even listened to you when you were PRESIDENT.

26 posted on 03/23/2014 11:42:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Jim Robinson
It's a good thing the NSA can't read words on paper inside an envelope!

Oh, wait...

27 posted on 03/23/2014 11:43:32 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: Jim Robinson
For the USELESS CRAP file:

In Sept. 2012, Jimmy Carter broke the record for the longest ex-Presidency in U.S. History.

28 posted on 03/23/2014 11:47:24 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: Dilbert San Diego
... ahmmm, that's a paddle in Jimmah's hands.
29 posted on 03/23/2014 11:49:52 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: exit82

Jimmy Carter has been painfully self important as of late. Prior to billy-the-sink, we didn’t hear such self agrandizement from former US presidents.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jim Robinson

We thought: not.

31 posted on 03/23/2014 11:51:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Jim Robinson

I doubt anyone cares what he writes-Jimmy Carter adds a welcome rush of schadenfreude-such a legend in his own mind...


32 posted on 03/23/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
general jack d. ripper photo: General Jack D. Ripper generaljackdripper.jpg Have you ever seen a March hare drink a glass of water? Well? No? Carrot juice. That's all they drink.
33 posted on 03/23/2014 12:01:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Not unless someone's searching for some antique "Billy Beer"! (and chicken bones...)


34 posted on 03/23/2014 12:06:58 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: potlatch

Or a nice ‘used’ recliner, lol.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually, I thought more like you. I agree with all that he was pathetic, like Obama. But it’s really bad that even a former president has to fear his own government. It’s bad that we all do.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: Jim Robinson
because he suspects his communications are watched by intelligence agencies.

Jimmy is giving NSA too much credit.

37 posted on 03/23/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Ha. “I Don’t Want a Bunny Wunny.”


38 posted on 03/23/2014 12:36:34 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess the genius “nuk-ee-uh engineer” never head of encryption.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 1:12:56 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: John123

The NSA is intensely interested in the exact number of sheets of toilet paper used by 73 year old Mrs. Edna McGuillicudy, of 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Podunk, Nebraska. This is because she is intensely paranoid about being watched through her electrical outlets, and the NSA is desperate to find out how she knows they are watching her ballroom waddle-waltz in her underwear with her partner, her obese tomcat, Snookums.

Because, NATIONAL SECURITY!


40 posted on 03/23/2014 1:21:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The NSA is intensely interested in the exact number of sheets of toilet paper used by 73 year old Mrs. Edna McGuillicudy, of 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Podunk, Nebraska. This is because she is intensely paranoid about being watched through her electrical outlets, and the NSA is desperate to find out how she knows they are watching her ballroom waddle-waltz in her underwear with her partner, her obese tomcat, Snookums.

Edna should have watched this....

H.M Government Public Service Film No. 42 Para 6 "How Not to Be Seen

41 posted on 03/23/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Arthur McGowan

Hint: Use Malaysia and Saskatchewan; the AMs haven’t caught on to that yet... heh.


42 posted on 03/23/2014 1:28:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: potlatch

Reminds me of:

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk261/mwbpequod/Useless%20stuff/hillbillyboys.jpg


43 posted on 03/23/2014 1:32:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

So THAT’S where 0 got the ears...


44 posted on 03/23/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT by W. (In Soviet Russia, you keep tabs in browser. In America, browser keep tabs on YOU!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Believe me, you idiot. If you mail something to a foreign leader the read it.


45 posted on 03/23/2014 2:02:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: digger48

ROTFL


46 posted on 03/23/2014 2:13:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jimmy being monitored? By Obama? Fancy that... LOL


47 posted on 03/23/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well Jimmah...wasen’t you that admitted you have LUST in your heart? What do you expect Rosalynn to do?


48 posted on 03/23/2014 3:15:42 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Jim Robinson

Doesn’t Peanuts need to go monitor an election somewhere?


49 posted on 03/23/2014 3:26:52 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: exit82

somewhere , Henry Kissinger is applauding that remark. ;-]


50 posted on 03/23/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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