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NSA reform bill to end controversial phone record collection fails in Senate

By Shawn Knight
Nov 19, 2014
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  1. The US Senate recently voted against the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would have crippled a key cog in the NSA's spying capabilities. The bill garnered a vote of 58-42, just two votes shy of passing as outlined in...

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  2. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    I know I will get allot of heat for this, but I really don't care. Last night I spent 25 minutes talking to my g/f about her rabbits and my school stuff. I don't think the NSA would care. Maybe if I was a terrorist I would care.
     
  3. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Enthusiast Posts: 98   +22

    When they deem talking about Rabbits and School stuff a terrorist activity, you will then be a terrorist.
     
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  4. You obviously don't need sleeping pills.......
     
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,195   +592

    Every word you speak seems to only be for yourself so it isn't a surprise that you don't care about a bill that would help others.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Don't pay it any mind. It's just an unavoidable consequence of being named, Caesar.
     
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  7. Misagt

    Misagt TS Booster Posts: 100   +43

    This will probably be above your head. But this is how Nazis killed 20million people.



    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
     
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  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Oh, I don't know. Call me old "Fascist-oned", but think our social entitlement herd could stand a bit of thinning out.
     
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  9. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,195   +592

    Well said.
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    I remember waffling on for hours on end on silly topics like yours when I was young and in love on the phone to my g/f, now my wife for over 30 years although my folks weren't best pleased when checking out the phone bill. These days we don't discuss topics like rabbits & school stuff anymore but we do reminisce and we experienced the same kind of thing with our kids while they were growing up. Anyway nowadays we have FB, Twitter, Instagram etc. for that kind of thing which the NSA monitors as well so you can't win.

    Isn't that the worlds mentality nowadays? As long as I'm fine Jack screw everyone else!

    Don't be hard on the boy, we're all entitled to our opinions in a 'democratic' society. Now if we were National Socialists we could send him to work for for a company whose slogan read "Arbeit Macht Frei" over the entrance gates.

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  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    As long as it had a telephone next to the showers....(y)(y)
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Don't mention that the showers have Zyklon B running through the pipes instead of water, it could raise suspicion.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    "Chrysanthe-mum's the word. And now a word from our sponsor, "Raid, it kills bugs dead"!
     
  14. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Kinda goes to show how politicians look for themselves and not the population too.
     
  15. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    Anyways gentlemen I stand with my opinion until some one comes up with a good reason. That nazi stuff is farse. I am more concerned about net neutrality.
     

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