5 Deceptions From Obama About NSA Surveillance

President Obama's statements don't plant him in the reality-based community

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journalist jay leno asked some toughiesNBC5. “We don't have a domestic spying program.” —Obama on Jay Leno, August 7, 2013.

Obama made this laughable statement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but it wasn’t intended to be funny. The New York Times debunked it the very next day. The NSA, and other federal agencies, are spying on Americans, with warrants and without, and with warrants that cover essentially the whole country. None of those agencies have domestic spying as their primary mission the way, say, the East German Stasi did. But as one Stasi veteran has said, the U.S. government's surveillance abilities "would have been a dream come true."

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  • Brandon||

    It is 2:32 in God's Time Zone, where are my links?!!

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    The PM Links have been rationed in support of the US's war efforts against Syria.

  • ||

    You know who else deceived you about electronic communication?

  • Archduke Trousersenthusiast||


  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||





  • playa manhattan||

    Purple Monkey Dishwasher

  • Andrew S.||

    We'll show them. Especially for that purple monkey dishwasher remark.

  • Rich||

    I think it’s a sign of maturity because probably five minutes ago, six minutes ago, we might not have been having this debate.

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  • Slammer||

    We're ENTITLED!!!

  • ||

    Maybe reason's editors are holding the links hostage until FoE pays a ransom.

  • ||

    "We'll post the PM Links if you promise never to post in them again."

  • ||

    OMZ, they're probably mailing him severed links, one at a time!

  • ||

    I approve of that deal.

  • Archduke Trousersenthusiast||

    Has someone checked 24/7 to see if they went there by mistake?

  • Slammer||

    Who the hell looks at that stupid thing?

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Those links look like something that would make the PM links. Some intern is going to be taken out back and beaten with hoses.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Has someone checked 24/7/...

    Lol. No.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's a social experiment, to see who will crack under the pressure. Just like that show Under the Dome which SPOILER ALERT I've never seen.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    I've got three hot links burning a hole in my browser!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Say what you want about Mussolini, but at least he made the links run on time.

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  • Slammer||

    That photo always reminds me of the rock in Mecca

  • NeonCat||

    Maybe they hope one day we'll pray to it for saving us from Teh Evuls, whatever electronic form it may take.

  • ||

    But without all the tacky shit built around it.

  • Hugh Akston||

    It's weird how the NSA story totally dropped off the radar this week isn't it? I wonder why that happened.

  • ||

    Are you blaming Miley Cyrus on the NSA? I don't think even they would do something so evil.

  • Slammer||

    What's going on in the Reason offices that the links are late?


    Bush: Catapult the propaganda!
    Obama: Cultivate the perception!

    plus ça change

  • Slammer||

    From 24/7:

    Feds Spend $20 Million Just to Plan on Inspecting Catfish
    8.27.13 4:40 pm

    I guess that's more important, huh?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That movie was pretty shocking.

  • ||

    Political figure refuses to back down from previous asinine behavior/remarks, digs self deeper while moronic supporters cheer.

    And if you don't like it, move to Somalia.

  • ||


  • Andrew S.||

    Obama threatened to bomb the PM links, didn't he?

  • Slammer||

    There's a shit ton of lines crossed here, I tell you that.

  • Andrew S.||

    Do we want to know? I'm not sure we do.

  • Andrew S.||

    Now this was a fail reply.

  • ||

    This is the hope and change we can believe in, my fellow Americans. May God save and defend the God-Emperor and his Most Righteous and Saintly Security Apparatus!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    the NSA can reach up to 75 percent of U.S. internet traffic

    typical Greenwald

  • ||

    This must be the time of year Obama's ejaculate tastes the sweetest, Shrike, since you're becoming so feverish again.

  • Sevo||

    "5 Deceptions From Obama About NSA Surveillance"

    Shreek: "Hey! Look over there!"

  • Paul.||

    Looks like he learned from the environmentalists. "May", "could", "might" are known as 'watch-words'.

  • Paul.||


    I guess "Snowden" is already an un-word.

  • R C Dean||

    So, I see that picture, with the big parking lot around the Eye of Sauron, and I ask myself:

    How powerful an EMP would it take to brick every piece of equipment in that building, and could you fit a device to create such an EMP in the back of a van? With the proviso, of course, that we aren't talking about the EMP created when you light off a nuke.

  • Paul.||

    You're talking about a weapon of mass pulsation... interesting.

  • BiteMe||

    6. We don't have a 'Democracy' ~ "I welcome this debate, and I think it’s healthy for our Democracy."

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