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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:48 AM
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US Threatens Suit If Maine Probes Verizon Ties to NSA

The Bush administration is threatening to sue if Maine regulators decide to investigate whether Verizon Communications illegally turned over customer information to the National Security Agency.

Verizon customers in Maine have asked the state's Public Utilities Commission to investigate whether the telecom giant violated privacy laws by cooperating with a domestic surveillance program. The PUC is expected to decide Monday whether to open such a probe.

In a July 28 letter to the PUC, the U.S. Department of Justice cites national security as a key reason for its opposition to a state investigation. The seven-page letter suggests a lawsuit is likely if Maine regulators decide to investigate.

"We sincerely hope that, in light of governing law and the national security concerns implicated by the requests for information, you will decline to open an investigation and close these proceedings, thereby avoiding litigation over the matter," the letter reads.


http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060804verizon.shtml

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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:59 AM
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1. What ? Cannot know truth
:rofl:
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:08 AM
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3. Pretty gutsy of them, ain't it?
To tell Maine that if they even think about investigating wrongdoing that the government might be involved in, they're going to be attacked by the force of the federal government.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:12 AM
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4. Unless they think they can remain in power
forever someone better tell them reality is a bitch.
But geee closet full of skeletons no more room

What to do? What to do?

Why simple stay in power forever :rofl:
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:02 AM
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2. Didn't they threaten New Jersey already, as well?
So this is how dirty and wildly desperate they are going to be.
What would happen if all 50 states got together at once? I would like to see some action like that happen.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:16 AM
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5. We cease to be United STATES and become a unified
empire if the states loose all ability to challenge the federal government. At that point, the states would be nothing more than administrative districts.
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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:29 AM
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6. This is unbelievable !....
So, we don't have a right to investigate? Obviously they are hiding something!... Lets see if Maine capitulates !
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