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HuffPo: Obama Intends To Propose NSA Reforms, Reassure Americans

Look at the comments section of this article. This is the Huffington Post...

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Reuters | Posted: 12/05/2013 7:03 pm EST | Updated: 12/06/2013 12:38 pm EST

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he intends to propose National Security Agency reforms to reassure Americans that their privacy is not being violated by the agency.

"Part of what we're trying to do over the next month or so is, having done an independent review and brought a whole bunch of folks, civil libertarians and lawyers and others to examine what's being done, I'll be proposing some self-restraint on the NSA and to initiate some reforms that can give people more confidence," Obama said in an interview on the MSNBC television program "Hardball with Chris Matthews."

A steady drip of revelations of NSA snooping has raised widespread concern about the reach of the agency's operations and its ability to pry into the affairs of private individuals as well as the communications of foreign leaders.

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Otard

could actually curtail the NSA in a very meaningful way. Would I believe it? Absolutely not.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Such comforting and reassuring words...

...from the guy who thinks indefinite detention is ok...the guy whose administration targets whistleblowers and journalists who actually do what the press is supposed to do...the guy who wants to disarm us...

...the guy with kill lists.

You heard it here people,

You heard it here people, Obama wanted 'change' and he gave us that. Now he wants to do 'reforms'.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

You mean now he's promising

You mean now he's promising "No Change"? (Come on folks, this is a great set-up for a follow up joke)

okay, I'll try...

ummm...

"He already has our FRNs; now he wants our change too??"

"They are not interested in

"They are not interested in reading your emails," he said. "They're not interested in - reading your text messages." 

They may be uninterested in that stuff, but your porn-watching habits- now that data is like gold! Do they really think that people will buy these empty promises?

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Yup. The point of all this

Yup. The point of all this snooping and automated gathering is to get something embarrassing on everyone they can. That way they can just pull up your file if they ever need to shut you up. Of course, if you behave yourself they never have to open the file.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Shut up!

Liar! We're done with you!

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I just thought the comments

I just thought the comments section was hilarious. I didn't see one person comment that believed any of it.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Why doesn't BO just sign a few executive orders

and make the reforms himself. That seems to be his MO.

While he's at it he can write

While he's at it he can write an executive order to force himself to stop lying.

Phew!!!

Now I can stop worrying.

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Fuck 'em all, we don't need 'em