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The money end of the NSA story.

Did anyone notice that James Woolsey is involved with the contractor that snowden worked for - the old revolving door. There is a huge economic driving force for these programs.

Great reporting from the Pittsburgh Gazette - quite surprising

Eventually topping $1 billion in costs, TRAILBLAZER gave way to NSA's next generation of surveillance programs now in the news: PRISM, BLARNEY and BOUNDLESSINFORMATION. All three systems apparently were created without the filtering system to protect civil liberties of American telephone callers and Internet surfers.

“That's what everyone needs to understand. The NSA's programs didn't start out so eerie and Orwellian,” McClellan said. “The program that they would've been using, if they hadn't canceled it, was cheaper, more efficient and didn't trample on anyone's constitutional rights.”

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/4170769-74/nsa-data-agenc...

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It's typical

Woosley = Israeli company contracts. PRISM is a product of SiSense in Tel Aviv.


"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

I just realized

That part of the reason that the Pittsburgh gazette is reporting this is that the previous program was one of dead ex congreeman, and crony capitalist John Murtha's project, and was to be located in western Pennsylvania.

dey took er jobs