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Obama to halt part of NSA phone program
Politico ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mike Allen

Posted on 01/17/2014 4:48:37 AM PST by John W

A senior administration official tells POLITICO that President Barack Obama on Friday will announce the end of the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program as it currently exists.

The official said Obama “will order a transition that will end the Section 215 telephone metadata program as it currently exists, and move to a program that preserves the needed capabilities without the government holding this data.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: impeachnow; nsa; obamaspies
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1 posted on 01/17/2014 4:48:37 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Heh. Yeah right. Sure. You betcha.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 4:52:30 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: John W
yeah, right...

3 posted on 01/17/2014 4:55:18 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: John W
Create the problem, solve the problem, rinse and repeat......
4 posted on 01/17/2014 4:56:04 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: John W

The jug-eared moron says it... so it must be true, right?


5 posted on 01/17/2014 4:57:38 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: John W

“We’re not going to spy on you anymore by spying on you some more and shuffling data retention to someone else.”


6 posted on 01/17/2014 4:57:59 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: John W

If the program is obsessionally mandated, the president can’t end it.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 4:59:41 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

If the program is congressional mandated, the president can’t end it.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 5:00:41 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Chode

From what I’m hearing he’s supposedly going to make them stop storing data and ask the phone companies and service providers to store it instead.

Its obvious crap anyway. The NSA is still building massive data storage centers and will likely force the phone companies to store the records in the NSA sites.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 5:01:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: John W

They’re still going to vacuum up all the data, though. Wrong approach.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 5:06:14 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
President Barack Obama on Friday will announce the end of the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program as it currently exists.

"We're going to fundamentally transform America."

They say what they mean, it's just usually in code.

11 posted on 01/17/2014 5:08:45 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: cripplecreek
100%
12 posted on 01/17/2014 5:10:16 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: John W

...the clown has done nothing but lie since he became known...NOW that he’s been called out for the 500th time we’re suppose to believe this s***
This lying bass turd wouldn’t know the truth if it got between him and Reggie at one of their most intimate moments and sang “Can’t Get Over You, So Why Don’t You Get Under Me?”


13 posted on 01/17/2014 5:16:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: John W
"If you like your telephone privacy, you can keep your telephone privacy. Period. End of story."
14 posted on 01/17/2014 5:18:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: John W

Right. We believe this because both obammy the liar-in-chief and the NSA have given us soooo many reasons to trust and believe them... {snort}


15 posted on 01/17/2014 5:23:07 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Chode

That was the GIF I was thinking about....


16 posted on 01/17/2014 5:28:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: John W

Though I’m not sure if this is accurate, I gather his idea is that the NSA will still collect everybody’s information all the time, but once they collect it, it will be archived by a different federal agency. Which implies that since it is such a huge amount of data, a new federal agency will have to be created to do this.

Which is like rubbing horse manure into a gaping wound, for making a bad situation worse.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 5:29:11 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: John W

Right! they will stop spying on red dial phones only./s


18 posted on 01/17/2014 5:32:54 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: bert
/fixed it.
19 posted on 01/17/2014 5:36:09 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: John W

You mean to tell me that their are still idiots in this country who actually believe anything Obama says. Wow. Talk about some “slow” people.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: John W

We have to understand what is going on here. 0bummer has all the data he needs already; he exposed all the NSA secrets to the world, whereby weakening the US, and, badmouthing the NSA while doing the very things he says he’s against, then, and now, he’ll say he stopped it - looking like all along he has been against it. Did you follow that? More of Limbavgh theorem.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:04:58 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: John W
Good reason to change phones and phone numbers.

Of course, they might be lying, which the Federal government's true core competency.

22 posted on 01/17/2014 6:05:01 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: John W
AND more than HALF of America believes this CRAP coming out of his lying piehole on a daily basis. They deserve everything that is coming their way - I have yet to figure out how to get out of the path of the oncoming storm since I am a lifelong urban dweller.

Lips moving out comes lies


23 posted on 01/17/2014 6:11:39 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: John W
Agency’s telephone metadata program, calling for the trove of information on Americans’ telephone calls to be held in the private sector, senior administration officials told POLITICO

Translation it will allow any other Government agencies unwarranted access to your records at anytime, especially the Justice department and the IRS.

IAW with the Limbaugh theorem Obama can order the NSA to halt this program immediately but is punting this off to congress...he doesn't want to be seen as governing.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 6:18:58 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I gather his idea is that the NSA will still collect everybody’s information all the time, but once they collect it, it will be archived by a different federal agency. Which implies that since it is such a huge amount of data, a new federal agency will have to be created to do this.

Which by extension means, A Czar Is Born.

25 posted on 01/17/2014 6:28:40 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: John W

Yeah... the part where they exempt democrats, commies and islamics.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 6:37:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: John W

Translation: The NSA/Obama will continue to spy on conservatives but will stop spying on liberals.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 6:46:26 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: John W

Great. What about the existing records? You know, Obama, the ones you blackmailed Justice Edwards with? Gonna get rid of those?


28 posted on 01/17/2014 7:07:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: John W
Obama to halt part of NSA phone program

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Does anyone actually believe what he says?

29 posted on 01/17/2014 7:22:32 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

No. Well, no one with a brain.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 7:23:24 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

He doesn’t want to stop the collection or storage of everyone’s private information. He only wants to change the location of where the information is stored.
Obama wants easier access to information he can use to control.
If he really was concerned with privacy he would be ordering all that data be destroyed for ordinary citizens.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 7:38:02 AM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: John W

[ The official said Obama “will order a transition that will end the Section 215 telephone metadata program as it currently exists, and move to a program that preserves the needed capabilities without the government holding this data.” ]

So reading into the BS speak....

They have a better program to replace the old program and the already planned decommissioning of the old program is being used as a smokescreen for the new program. The new program just being someone like google holding the data for them instead of it being housed on fed gov servers...

This is like saying we are moving the building of Fighter Jets from the Air Force to Lockheed Martin....

They are simply moving from having it under gov control and living on gov servers, they contracted out the storage and it is still under gov control....


32 posted on 01/17/2014 7:49:01 AM PST by GraceG
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To: John W

Yeh because he knows the judiciary is getting ready to slap him down.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 8:19:42 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Yeh because he knows the judiciary is getting ready to slap him down.”

You’re kidding right? Jon Corzine is still breathing free air. Nobody is going to do anything to Obama. There’s not a full set of balls within 800 miles of DC right now.

Madison, Franklin, and Adams, if they came back around, would laugh their asses off, and then they’d kill them selves again. “Told you death was better than slavery!” would be the last thing Madison would say before courteously shooting Franklin and Adams in the head, and then whacking himself out.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 8:28:23 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

Unfortunately you’re probably right.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 8:30:07 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Except that part of the program that funnels the info to the Democratic Party and the Justice Department.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 8:40:37 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

“You’re kidding right?”

No I’m not kidding. We already have one Federal judge who in the past two weeks has ruled the NSA spying to be unconstitutional. Others will likely join him as the general public is getting pretty PO’D about it. So to try turn down the heat Bam is going to back off a little and hope things die down.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 8:44:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You’re talking about a guy who is literally ruling by edict at this point. SCOTUS just denied review of Obamacare on the basis of point-blank, black letter, unconstitutionality.

He’s not afraid of the judiciary in the slightest. Some STILL has to enforce the law once the judiciary has ruled, and that’s up to Holder.

He’s not backing off, ever. He’s going to turn it up. He doesn’t even care about his own Congress folks up for election this year. Why in the name of the Chicago Cubs would he think there was ANY reason at all to keep pushing.

He’s changed Obamacare at least three times without Congress lifting a finger. Nobody even said ‘boo’ to him.

This is what a Soviet style dictatorship looks like - single party rule, with a kabuki-style, ‘Washington Generals vs. Harlem Globtrotters’, token, faux-conservative opposition coupled with a police state and up-your-rectum-and-out-your-mouth surveillance of everyone, everywhere, and everything you do.

You don’t get freedoms back once you’ve lost them. Period. History has a 100 percent record on this point. It’s OVER. You can elect all the Republicans you want, and it isn’t going to make a dime’s worth of difference.

The ONLY thing the rest of the world is going to be mad about is that the biggest consumer market in the world is going to go the way of standing in line for light bulbs and toilet paper.

For each according to their ability, to each according to their needs - it’s here.

“Hey Doc, it’s your moral obligation to treat this man, even though we can’t pay you, so put your stethoscope on and get to work.”


38 posted on 01/17/2014 9:06:31 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: John W

True


39 posted on 01/17/2014 9:45:42 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: John W

How much longer Lord? How much longer?


40 posted on 01/17/2014 9:50:52 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: John W

We can take his word on it and we know what that’s worth.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 10:09:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: John W

If he has the authority to change it in one way, he has the authority to change it in another.


42 posted on 01/17/2014 10:47:30 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: John W

Since he swore, before he was even elected, to always take the side of the Muslims, I have no doubt that all NSA spying on the brotherhood will be immediately terminated and will instruct them to concentrate their methods on American citizens . . . for they are the ones that constitute a danger to his dreams of a dictatorship . . .


43 posted on 01/17/2014 11:20:50 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Far well and all that?

Maybe. Hell, probably. Mankind does not like freedom. Most people prefer to be slaves. But it does pop up in odd places.

Russia seems to be trying to recover. Maybe we will someday.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 11:39:13 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Calm down. You are going to have a heart attack and miss all the fun when the fireworks start. You don’t really think any of us believe that the Constitutional Republic is going to be restored through the ballot box or the judiciary, or Article V do you?

My point is that the Kenyan is apparently from reports I have read pretty disturbed by that Federal Judge’s ruling. He doesn’t wna things to get out of hand so he’s pretending to back off on the NSA text spying.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 11:57:38 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bert
That was supposed to be:

"Obama to halt part of NSA phone program that targets America's foreign enemies but will up surveillance on Tea Party members and all those agitating against Obamacare and his appeasement of jihad."

/fixed it.

46 posted on 01/17/2014 11:59:02 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: John W

The checks in the mail, I’ll call you right back, I promise not to get you pregnant.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 1:27:02 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Cyber Liberty
it pretty much does say it all, doesn't it...
48 posted on 01/17/2014 2:51:06 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Cheerio
Quick Translation...
49 posted on 01/17/2014 3:10:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Doogle
LOLOL!!! 100%
50 posted on 01/17/2014 3:14:38 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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