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Lawmakers, Privacy Experts Sound Alarm
on Most ‘Terrifying Expansions of Government
Surveillance’ in History in Spy Powers Bill

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Posted By: earlybird, 4/15/2024 6:03:30 PM

Lawmakers and privacy experts on both sides of the political spectrum are sounding the alarm on a provision in a spy powers reform bill that one senator described as one of the “most terrifying expansions of government surveillance” in history. Eighty-six House Republicans last Friday voted for the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA), a bill that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 is a government surveillance authority that is meant to target foreign adversaries, but often surveils Americans’ communications without a warrant.


Did Speaker Johnson fall orey to the IC's mendacity?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/15/2024 7:04:41 PM (No. 1699983)
No, OP. He was a willing co-conspirator.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2024 7:21:31 PM (No. 1699990)
I contacted my one decent Senator to ask him to oppose this travesty.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 4/15/2024 7:42:28 PM (No. 1700000)
The sooner the DC area suffers a catastrophic accident the sooner this country can start getting back on track.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Luandir 4/15/2024 7:54:28 PM (No. 1700011)
Typical of most government "reforms."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 4/16/2024 2:17:25 AM (No. 1700165)
It doesn't matter what the law says, our intel agencies will spy on anyone, anywhere, anytime and put the "classified" stamp on all of it. It has been going on since the various agencies came into existence.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: plomke 4/16/2024 4:29:02 AM (No. 1700193)
You do understand that each and everyone of our electeds is compromised. They would not have gotten this far without that being so. It would be better to act as if the entire government is at war with you. Because they are...
41 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: 5 handicap 4/16/2024 7:28:26 AM (No. 1700238)
Any RINO who joined the Treasonous Dems in this bill passage need to be primaried this November and removed as they cannot any longer be trusted as American Patriots!
15 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 4/16/2024 7:53:15 AM (No. 1700258)
We all know that RINO’s are just deep cover Democrats. Some float on top, which necessitates flushing a second time.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/16/2024 8:33:05 AM (No. 1700289)
Those who oppress freedom earn death.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/16/2024 8:38:15 AM (No. 1700294)
Congress does NOT have the power to override the U.S. Constitution, no matter how "well-meaning" they might be. This is just more evidence that we live in a nascent tyranny.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/16/2024 8:51:06 AM (No. 1700299)
FTA - "And it will be yet another massive step toward bringing a Chinese-style Panopticon to the United States." The fourth branch of the federal government, the surveillance state, fears a revolution within the coming years. Reauthorizing Section 702 is the perfect way to silence freedom-loving Americans while preserving tyranny.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: dst4life 4/16/2024 9:11:10 AM (No. 1700317)
This corrupt regime, if given an inch, will take a mile. Fasten your seat belts, folks!! Things are going to get really bad.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Zigrid 4/16/2024 10:05:17 AM (No. 1700343)
The swamp rats are trying everythng they can to get as much legislation on the books before President Trump takes's not a surprise....disappointing...but not surprising....
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 4/16/2024 10:06:41 AM (No. 1700344)
This is scary...been watching 'Person of Interest' which is taking an indepth look at unwarranted surveillance...scary stuff...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Howard Adams 4/16/2024 10:07:22 AM (No. 1700345)
#7, sadly, most primaries for the November election have been conducted.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/16/2024 12:02:23 PM (No. 1700412)
Can anyone here explain Mike Johnson’s behavior other than the obvious of having zero integrity? What has gotten into him? It is obvious what we the people want and that is to stop funding these wars we get dragged into for who knows what reason. Does he actually want to do the people’s business or is he totally focused on the swamp creatures’ business? American are fed up being lied to. It’s like the Republican leadership have no idea what the political climate is in this country. Mike and Mitch arrogantly shoulder on doing the deep state’s business never giving a thought to what the American people want.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rushie 4/16/2024 12:39:23 PM (No. 1700424)
I listened to Rep Justin Amash Michigan this a.m. on Beck. He said we all know the Government is bad but when you get in it, you know it’s worse. He was talking about the few that run the show. House and Senate. They don’t even get to debate anything Dem or Repub. He said that if a speaker would stand up and say he will follow the constitution both Republicans and Democrats would support that person and maybe we could start fixing what’s broken! Prayers for our country!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: danu 4/16/2024 1:05:22 PM (No. 1700438)
no op... he's a blackhearted liar, deceiver... america last charlatan. a dead-eyed alligator in wolf's clothing. with the unmitigated gall to style himself a ''war-time speaker''. the mind boggles. NOW, he's david going to war --against the voters, against his own colleagues--b/c he wants that ukraine money! apparently, he will align himself w/ various faustian deals... to... get... it ... no border , no caps or limits, sound familiar? farce #1: mr biblical, Now the defiant ''war-time consiglieri'' did this: he contaminated/killed every effort to stop the steal, the zelloutskyyy steal, to get more money- purportedly for the mini mafioso... even as 'his soldiers' on the battlefield are surrendering... disbanding!!? so...Where Is the War? Where are the billion$$$? Monte Carlo? farce#2, where is the 4th amendment? disappeared w/ the need for a warrant? disappeared with our privacy needs to protect our sensitive info from being illegally grabbed, stored, bought, sold- for million$- -in secret-to whom??? gov't entities? which are legally barred from buying or possessing it ? did mr constitutional law did that too, for gain of some sort...? our gain is to learn, via OJT, to drain the swamp- and the gators-with great discernment, found in study and prayer, meeting all goals set, w/ like-minded ppl. take action only in the light of day; this did not happen with so many of these compromised con artists. let us study up on how to reverse these patently illegal false dealings/ w/o the consent of the governed.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared 4/16/2024 2:51:07 PM (No. 1700510)
#18:'.. he's a black hearted liar, deceiver... America last charlatan. a dead-eyed alligator in wolf's clothing' That's why he was selected.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: danu 4/16/2024 3:33:36 PM (No. 1700525)
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