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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:29 PM Jun 2013

What is your honest opinion of the NSA? [View all]

Do you love what they do to protect our country from terrorists and foreign enemies?

Or do you think they are a pit of vipers, with no oversight, and thieves of the public treasury?

Do you tend to trust the NSA over Greenwald and Snowden, the leakers? Does your opinion of the NSA color how you might feel about the Snowden story?

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Hey Kentuck. I just started a thread along similar lines a couple minutes ago. HardTimes99 Jun 2013 #1
No. Don't delete your post. kentuck Jun 2013 #6
Pit of vipers. Next question... backscatter712 Jun 2013 #2
Scumbags, like most of the spy apparatus. Arctic Dave Jun 2013 #3
They serve a valuable purpose. cloudbase Jun 2013 #4
Fine bunch of people, every last one of them. Nimajneb Nilknarf Jun 2013 #5
The Inner Party monitoring the Outer Party.... Junkdrawer Jun 2013 #7
A bunch of Bushies earning too much money and doing next to nothing. Coyotl Jun 2013 #8
Seems to have become another public money maker for elites who don't work shit. MichiganVote Jun 2013 #9
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right." Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #10
To be fair 99.99% of people have no idea what they do NightWatcher Jun 2013 #11
Yours is the most valid post on this thread. randome Jun 2013 #15
People in the intel game like to call it No Such Agency NightWatcher Jun 2013 #25
Bureaucracy serves a purpose sometimes. To keep that compartmentalization in place. randome Jun 2013 #29
I know you are right. Hekate Jun 2013 #31
The privatization got crazy under Clinton NightWatcher Jun 2013 #33
I want to see the NSA drowned in a bathtub. scarletwoman Jun 2013 #12
Another vote for pit of vipers. grntuscarora Jun 2013 #13
They do more harm than good. I expect the ratio is very tilted toward harm. DisgustipatedinCA Jun 2013 #14
They're the greatest. Octafish Jun 2013 #16
I think they are wonderful, caring people, with only our best interests in mind DJ13 Jun 2013 #17
rofl Vattel Jun 2013 #19
The collection of signals intelligence and the protection of US classified info is essential FarCenter Jun 2013 #18
And we need the CIA also? kentuck Jun 2013 #22
The CIA is collecting human intelligence, doing analysis of multiple sources, and doing covert ops FarCenter Jun 2013 #26
I guess they are not into multi-tasking? kentuck Jun 2013 #28
NSA and CIA are two out of the sixteen US intelligence community members FarCenter Jun 2013 #35
Dangerous to this country. avebury Jun 2013 #20
I think the NSA needs more funding. zappaman Jun 2013 #21
ba-dump-TA! warrprayer Jun 2013 #23
Read James Bamford warrprayer Jun 2013 #24
An excellent employment opportunity for those in IT. nt MattFromKY Jun 2013 #27
Nuanced nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #30
I have friends who work there. We shouldn't demonize all NSA workers. They do a good service Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2013 #32
NSA provides a service to this nation, but when scumbags gets access it can really be bad. Thinkingabout Jun 2013 #34
Every single $ in the NSA budget.... daleanime Jun 2013 #36
The do an important service and are demonized by those not in the know ksoze Jun 2013 #37
The NSA is so opaque that it's difficult to tell how much good or harm it does, winter is coming Jun 2013 #38
Dangerous tools that are too easily perverted, at best. TheKentuckian Jun 2013 #39
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