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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:11 PM

NSA "Disappears" Its Own Fact Sheet on Spying Program

[font size=3]After public outing for posting false information, agency removes "fact sheet" from website[/font]
"The NSA moved quickly to cover its tracks Tuesday after being publicly exposed for [font size=3]posting a false "fact sheet" on the Prism internet spying program that deceptively portrayed U.S. privacy protections as stronger than they actually are.[/font]

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Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall released a public letter Monday declaring the "fact sheet" to be significantly inaccurate because it, "portrays protections for Americans' privacy being significantly stronger than they actually are."

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Senators Wyden and Udall are calling for the NSA to publicly admit to the falsehood, declaring, "When the NSA makes inaccurate statements about government surveillance and fails to correct the public record, it can decrease public confidence in the NSA's openness."

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/26-3



Turns out, there is a BIG problem with all those "FACTS" defending the NSA Spying Programs
that were paraded around DU last week.

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bvar22 Jun 2013 OP
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #1
Dragonfli Jun 2013 #14
xchrom Jun 2013 #2
bvar22 Jun 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #4
Hydra Jun 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #6
Hydra Jun 2013 #7
bvar22 Jun 2013 #8
KoKo Jun 2013 #10
bvar22 Jun 2013 #13
burnodo Jun 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #11
sibelian Jun 2013 #12
siligut Jun 2013 #15
woo me with science Jun 2013 #16
sibelian Jun 2013 #17

Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:14 PM

1. Quick!! Accuse Snowden/Greenwald of strangling kittens or farting in elevators!

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

14. ... it's worse than that, I heard from a source close to both of them something disturbing

...have you ever heard of a double decker?

Well the facts are that a conversation was overheard between Snowden and Greenwald that revealed they had a contest to see how many Democratic rest rooms they could leave one in...

http://www.soslang.com/term/double-decker

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:23 PM

2. Ha! Oh fuck that's too good. Nt

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Response to xchrom (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:44 PM

3. I thought so too.

There are STILL people using this now officially debunked "Fact Sheet" to attack
DUers who are concerned about our 4th Amendment and Out-of-Control Government Spying/Surveillance/Security Apparatus.

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:49 PM

4. Damn civil libertarians!!!! (That be Wyden and Udal)

 

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:42 PM

5. And to think, the trumpeters were SO loud

And shameless, too- they're still claiming we're not being lied to.

There hasn't been a point in this discussion that we WEREN'T being lied to, and they have the gall to say we're wrong for asking for verification...

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Response to Hydra (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:46 PM

6. but...but Snowden gave to Ron Paul

 

And Greenwald has irs issues...heavens help us

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:51 PM

7. Ya, that

I saw a thread where they were crowing that Snowden is trapped in Russia. If he'd stayed here in the US, those people would have been part of the lynch mob.

In a way, I'm glad they're here on DU though- they're like the personal emissaries of the establishment, and they're showcasing just how ugly and just plain evil the currently policies and the people who are pushing them are.

That's not the America I want to live in.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:16 PM

8. After 12 years on DU, I can't remember a single issue...

...that so clearly and dramatically revealed the separation between those who are here as honest brokers of information and discussion,
and those who are here to protect The 1% Establishment at ANY cost.

There have been many issues where large segments of DU disagreed with each other,
but there has always been some legitimate basis for differing opinions,
but not this time.

The divide is crystal clear.
There are those few standing WITH Power, the dissolution of the Bill of Rights,
the ability of our Government to SPY on us and LIE to us (for our own good, of course),

and there are those standing up for Transparency, a government subordinate to the citizens, and what is left of our Democracy.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:32 PM

10. Agree... But, "Keep the Faith" ....There's so much coming out of the Sewers

that the flow can't be contained much long no matter how many knobs they turn or how many pipes they Rube Goldberg to try to stop it.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

13. "Just the Tip of the Iceberg"

Ari Fleischer was right.
Americans need to "Watch what you say",
and some here are cool with that.







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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:18 PM

9. and boxes! in the garage!!

 

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Response to burnodo (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:38 PM

11. And dancing poles!!!

 

Good heavens! Those two are so ridiculous they had little chances of working

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:38 PM

12. Well, well.


There's a big "do you trust the government" thread going on here in GD. I'd suggest a link or two to this thread in that one...

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

15. Can't alarm any activists before the plan is complete

But after the plan is complete, activists won't matter.

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

16. Lies on top of lies.

K&R

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Response to bvar22 (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:52 AM

17. K+R

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