Snowden: "I could have read the private communications of any member of this committee, as well as any ordinary citizen."Submitted by Cornmeal Smithy on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:23
All without getting out of his chair.
From Snowden's Testimony to the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee:
The NSA granted me the authority to monitor communications world-wide using its mass surveillance systems, including within the United States. I have personally targeted individuals using these systems under both the President of the United States' Executive Order 12333 and the US Congress' FAA 702. I know the good and the bad of these systems, and what they can and cannot do, and I am telling you that without getting out of my chair, I could have read the private communications of any member of this [LIBE] committee, as well as any ordinary citizen. I swear under penalty of perjury that this is true
Story at techdirt
As has been noted already, the DP was down today, right during Rand's CPAC speech.
It is always so frustrating to me when this happens. There was a big storm in North Carolina where the site's server is located. I sent out a tweet, and posted the news on the DP's facebook account to let the world know.
— Peace Gold Love (@dailypaul) March 7, 2014
Very sorry, once again. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Rand Paul’s Starkly Libertarian CPAC Speech: We Must Defend the Rights of All
Rand Paul Is the King of CPAC
One year after his filibuster, the Paul love at CPAC is stronger than ever.
"What you do on your cell phone is none of their damned business!": Rand Paul thrills CPAC with anti-NSA stemwinder (VIDEO)Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:10
• Paul, a Kentucky senator, got the Conservative Political Action Conference's loudest applause with a libertarian message
• He railed against President Obama for allowing the National Security Agency to seize millions of Americans' phone records with a single warrant
• Paul is seen as a major 2016 presidential contender
• The CPAC even has heard from other crowd favorites Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump
• Paul sued the Obama administration, and the president personally, in February over the alleged NSA abuses
By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
Unable To Access The Daily Paul During CPAC
I was wondering was it just me or has the dailypaul been down since before 11:30AM Pacific time..
It seems that as Rand Paul was about to speak at CPAC the website went down..hummm
I just accessed the website at 3:05PM PT
Question in Textbook:
Suppose that in the year 2029, the United States should fall into an economic depression worse than that which begain in 1929. If an eloquent political leader should demand the abolition of Congress, the nationalization of the stock market and major industries, and equal distribution of the national income, would you support him and his proposed changes? Why or why not?
Answer in Teacher's Guide:
The CPAC Fox News Poll Was Rigged - I Took It Down
Don't know why I'm telling you. I guess I just want to tell my DP family. I don't have anyone else to tell.
OKALOOSA COUNTY -- A law intended to keep vagrants from sleeping on benches backfired on a Fort Walton Beach family. A visit from a police officer put a damper on their day in the park.
Michelle McCormick and her husband brought their kids to Fort Walton Landing to try and enjoy the sunshine. But Fort Walton Beach has a law that prohibits sleeping or lounging in the park for "protracted periods of time."
"Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 presidential race, is now the least popular senator in the country, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday.
In a survey of his own state voters, only 30 percent said they like the job he's doing; 54 percent disapprove, the poll showed.
What the founding fathers got wrong -- and right.