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Anti terror surveilence vrs. Palins Email hack

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by sbark, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    kinda ironic............isnt this virtually what the left has been screaming about for 7 yrs................

    they are so worried GW might be listening to their ?pillow talk".......and yet they are the party that continually gets caught with the hand in the cookie jar when it comes to grossly violating privacy and personal rights.....

    Feds are zeroing in on a Tenn. Democrats son for this Fed offense....

    Clintonista's had 900+ FBI files of USA citizens just show up on their desk...

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/18/report-feds-zeroing-in-on-palin-e-mail-hacker/
  2. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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    It wasn't right to hack her inbox and violate her. They penetrated her box and gained illegal access.
    This is not right!!
  3. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I see what you did there.
  4. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    oh my! :eek:
  6. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    :) ....ya, one would think then it was Bill Clinton behind this Fed. crime....

    at his age....this is about as close as he can come to getting it done yet
  7. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    What? The old argument concerning privacy doesn't apply?

    If Palin isn't committing crimes, then she has nothing to hide. :laugh2:

    Thread rationale: it's alright for the government to break the law as long as a Democrat's kid does it too.
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I read a post yesterday, I think it was at DailyKos but I can't remember for sure. I paraphrase here but it is close.

    "This is the most important election in history. If it takes something like this to expose the liar Palin, then it is worth the breach. This is just too important. Whatever it takes to bring her down is acceptable".

    I'm sure this same poster had railed Bush again and again on invasion of privacy...
  9. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Wouldnt the new's outlets that printed the emails....be liable for trafficing in stolen goods?
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Yes... but don't know if it's for trafficking stolen goods... but it is something...
  11. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Bush is violating privacy, illegal wire taps boo hoo. 9/11 just made it visible Clinton signed the Excelon Project into active service during his presidency, what is excelon? All that is a super computer that has access to everything from e-mail to voicemail. It can read IMs, public email servers, any email sent through the internet, phone conversations, all it does is flags key phrases which I am sure are updated everyday. I am sure 90% of its traffic is flushed but anything that hits its search criteria gets flagged and forwarded to some analyst at Ft. Meade Maryland for further dissection, if it warrants action it is then forwarded to proper authorities. The gov't has been spying and eavesdropping for a long time and the person that brought it into the 21st century was good ole Slick Willy.
  12. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't really listen to the positions of people who treat politics like it's sport (our team vs their team). Sport is to war what pornography is to sex. My position: both are wrong, I just found the flip in reasoning humorous.

    The program is real, but it's not that powerful and not passively sucking everything domestic (there's actually oversight - FISA, but I concede that FISA uses a secret court and the restrictions have weakened. And was ignored.). It's also from the Cold War. I'll try to not get too technical, but I can't think in any other terms (I used to work as a network technician). For it to suck down everything, every ISP would have to allow it to be installed at every switch / hop along the entire network in the US. That still doesn't include people buying / building private networks or their own WAN (e.g. ad-hoc wireless network). I don't know if you kept up with the guy who blew the whistle on AT&T, but there would have been no need to bring in new equipment if the CIA or NSA already had the networks hooked up. Where it's more likely to do its work is at the "border" switches sucking up global communications.

    But you seem to be suspicious of intelligence agencies. There is good reason for that: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/09/the_nsa_teams_u.html

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