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54...Now 1 or 2 terror plots 'foiled' NSA admits

On Wednesday, NSA Dir. Keith Alexander admitted that only one or two terrorist plots had been foiled by the NSA’s huge database of every phone call made in or to Americans. A number somewhat smaller than the 54 still sited by the administration and NSA apologists.

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Must be part of that new math:

It doesn't matter that the answer is wrong, as long as you can explain how you derived the answer.

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So THAT'S where they get their numbers.

Thank you for solving this age old riddle for me.

You watch it'll be zero in a couple of months


It will be zero in a couple of months. They start with 54, it changed from 2 or 1 and then it will be zero.

1 or 2??? hmmm

you'd think you'd remember that #. I mean if the pretend reason for the existence of the nsa is to protect people... and you are the boss of the nsa... I mean I can't speak for them but in other jobs bosses keep track of what is going in their organization...

like, lets say for example you are the boss of a huge law firm full of hundreds of lawyers seeing billions of cases a year, and you win 2 of them. As the boss I bet you'd remember that and not forget whether or not it was just 1... or 54

or lets say you are the GM of a football team, and your team plays a billion games, and you win even 3... I bet you'd remember that # exactly.

SO... May I suggest to the Dir of the NSA that he puts up a ticker on the internet with # of times they are successful at the pretend reason they have a job... that way he could look at it and say for sure.

What do you mean? 54 sounds just like "1" or "2".

Besides which 1 and 54 are almost equal in mathematical value.

good point

when you consider that their are infinite numbers... and the nsa has, roughly, an infinite number of records, 1 and 54 are easily within the margin of error.

Where is the outrage out there?

Shut the NSA down!

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I think it's lost in a haze

I think it's lost in a haze of floride, pharmies and booze. but it'll come out sooner or later.

That old saying: "Six of one, 54 dozen of the other".

"A bird in the hand is better than 54 in the bush".