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  • Too much power with too little oversight.

    The NSA was formed out of a growing fear of terrorism. Like many decisions made out of fear, this one will if not already has become a poor one. Even though the agency has spent billions of dollars one facilities and personnel to spy on damn near everything, they have made little headway in combating terrorism. Of course we are told little of there effects because the "Most Transparent Administration in History." refuses to tell us anything about how they are invading our private lives. They even refuse to tell us the truth about how much data they actually gather. According to their press releases, they are only taking in metadata, the times and durations of phone calls and who is talking. Bull cookies. In reality, 80% of all 'red-flagged' data is sifted through. What is red-flagged? There is a leading question. It really depends on you ask. If you ask a position, well you'll get a lot of filler but no cheese. Ask a person linked to the NSA, you'll get no answer. Ask anyone who has studied terrorism for more than the five minute attention span modern America has, and you figure out very quickly that they are taking in more data than anyone else could ever realize. They did not build what is essentially a hard drive the size of a middling shopping mall in the middle of Utah to hold onto phone records that are deleted eventually, they built it for a lot of hard data. Getting back to what is red-flagged, whatever they want it to be. In fact, because my post has the words NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, you guessed it. Now lets ask ourselves what in the world they are doing with said data. For the most part, it is benign. I mean, just because my post has NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, does not mean I or anyone else here is nefarious, we are just having a conversation on how scary they are. Your post, my post, and about 99.999% of the data is just stored. The other .001% is real intelligence that is usable, sort of. However, much of the stored data is there, in cyberspace, therefore hackable and therefore within reach of someone who is nefarious. Groups like China, Russia, North Korea and other hostile States have attempted to hack us, some have succeeded to varying degrees. Also, a threat does not have to be external, it could be homegrown. Now, I am not saying that the NSA is maliciously gathering the data to blackmail America, I'm not, but where there is information, there is money. It would only take one greedy person to put a lot of people at risk.
    So, just to recap, it is expensive, doesn't work, lies to us and is suitable to a blackmailing event. But hey, at least Tom Clancy was able to make a boatload of cash off the Splinter Cell novels right?

  • Too much power with too little oversight.

    The NSA was formed out of a growing fear of terrorism. Like many decisions made out of fear, this one will if not already has become a poor one. Even though the agency has spent billions of dollars one facilities and personnel to spy on damn near everything, they have made little headway in combating terrorism. Of course we are told little of there effects because the "Most Transparent Administration in History." refuses to tell us anything about how they are invading our private lives. They even refuse to tell us the truth about how much data they actually gather. According to their press releases, they are only taking in metadata, the times and durations of phone calls and who is talking. Bull cookies. In reality, 80% of all 'red-flagged' data is sifted through. What is red-flagged? There is a leading question. It really depends on you ask. If you ask a position, well you'll get a lot of filler but no cheese. Ask a person linked to the NSA, you'll get no answer. Ask anyone who has studied terrorism for more than the five minute attention span modern America has, and you figure out very quickly that they are taking in more data than anyone else could ever realize. They did not build what is essentially a hard drive the size of a middling shopping mall in the middle of Utah to hold onto phone records that are deleted eventually, they built it for a lot of hard data. Getting back to what is red-flagged, whatever they want it to be. In fact, because my post has the words NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, you guessed it. Now lets ask ourselves what in the world they are doing with said data. For the most part, it is benign. I mean, just because my post has NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, does not mean I or anyone else here is nefarious, we are just having a conversation on how scary they are. Your post, my post, and about 99.999% of the data is just stored. The other .001% is real intelligence that is usable, sort of. However, much of the stored data is there, in cyberspace, therefore hackable and therefore within reach of someone who is nefarious. Groups like China, Russia, North Korea and other hostile States have attempted to hack us, some have succeeded to varying degrees. Also, a threat does not have to be external, it could be homegrown. Now, I am not saying that the NSA is maliciously gathering the data to blackmail America, I'm not, but where there is information, there is money. It would only take one greedy person to put a lot of people at risk.
    So, just to recap, it is expensive, doesn't work, lies to us and is suitable to a blackmailing event. But hey, at least Tom Clancy was able to make a boatload of cash off the Splinter Cell novels right?

  • Too much power with too little oversight.

    The NSA was formed out of a growing fear of terrorism. Like many decisions made out of fear, this one will if not already has become a poor one. Even though the agency has spent billions of dollars one facilities and personnel to spy on damn near everything, they have made little headway in combating terrorism. Of course we are told little of there effects because the "Most Transparent Administration in History." refuses to tell us anything about how they are invading our private lives. They even refuse to tell us the truth about how much data they actually gather. According to their press releases, they are only taking in metadata, the times and durations of phone calls and who is talking. Bull cookies. In reality, 80% of all 'red-flagged' data is sifted through. What is red-flagged? There is a leading question. It really depends on you ask. If you ask a position, well you'll get a lot of filler but no cheese. Ask a person linked to the NSA, you'll get no answer. Ask anyone who has studied terrorism for more than the five minute attention span modern America has, and you figure out very quickly that they are taking in more data than anyone else could ever realize. They did not build what is essentially a hard drive the size of a middling shopping mall in the middle of Utah to hold onto phone records that are deleted eventually, they built it for a lot of hard data. Getting back to what is red-flagged, whatever they want it to be. In fact, because my post has the words NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, you guessed it. Now lets ask ourselves what in the world they are doing with said data. For the most part, it is benign. I mean, just because my post has NSA, politician, and terrorism in it, does not mean I or anyone else here is nefarious, we are just having a conversation on how scary they are. Your post, my post, and about 99.999% of the data is just stored. The other .001% is real intelligence that is usable, sort of. However, much of the stored data is there, in cyberspace, therefore hackable and therefore within reach of someone who is nefarious. Groups like China, Russia, North Korea and other hostile States have attempted to hack us, some have succeeded to varying degrees. Also, a threat does not have to be external, it could be homegrown. Now, I am not saying that the NSA is maliciously gathering the data to blackmail America, I'm not, but where there is information, there is money. It would only take one greedy person to put a lot of people at risk.
    So, just to recap, it is expensive, doesn't work, lies to us and is suitable to a blackmailing event. But hey, at least Tom Clancy was able to make a boatload of cash off the Splinter Cell novels right?

  • We hate NSA

    Modern terrorists online are a risk. No amount of security can completely eliminate risk of terrorists. No warrants were issued for the PRISM program. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of FISA. FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The court determines what is and is not legal for intelligence agencies to do. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 made it easier for the National Security Agency to gather data on U.S. citizens. The records that we know of indicate that they rarely turn down requests from the National Security Agency. According to U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers, "Barack Obama assassinated at least three American citizens, Anwar Al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son, Samir Khan, and Jude Mohammed, without benefit of due process of law." Even though we have the National Security Agency, we still have suspected terrorists.

  • It is a violation of our personal privacy

    Our interactions, web searches, emails, texting, and other forms of communications shall only be searched and viewed by the government if a legal search warrant is produced. Otherwise, it would be a violation of our constitution, which shall not be dismantled in the modern age. There is no excuse for the violation of our core rights.

  • Waste of money

    They haven't done anything but violate people's privacy and take advantage of the power the uninformed masses have given them. Abolish them and be done with mass spying. Our country is no safer with the nsa and people will feel less violated by the government without them around. I love this country and want to know that my government is not spying on me and is actually taking care of me. They are basically violating the 4th amendment by invading our privacy and looking through our calls, texts, and emails without a reason. They should need a warrant before they look through everything of ours digitally, just like when they want to search our homes. Stop invading innocent American's privacy.

  • America Fuck yeah.....

    Was there a better example of trading liberty for security and even wallet and deserving none of it? This is an offense to the Sons of Liberty who gave the USA the wonderful Federalist Constitutional Republic under one of the most brilliant document ever designed. Ban espionage, all of it.

  • America Fuck yeah.....

    Was there a better example of trading liberty for security and even wallet and deserving none of it? This is an offense to the Sons of Liberty who gave the USA the wonderful Federalist Constitutional Republic under one of the most brilliant document ever designed. Ban espionage, all of it.

  • False sense of security

    The NSA Mass Surveillance program so far has not prevented any terrorist attacks, and has repeatedly been shown to be abusing its power. Our nation is more than capable of preventing terrorist attacks without the use of this program, and it's becoming more and more apparent that the NSA is taking advantage of America's fear of terrorism in order to continue this program. To be honest, I am far more terrified of the US government's increasing scope of power than I am of any terrorist threat. If we allow them to continue to take away our freedoms for the sake of our "safety", then soon we will be powerless to stop them from becoming more and more oppressive and controlling over it's citizens. Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.

  • End the harassment and waste of taxpayer's money.

    People go to work for the United States government due to the fact that they are utterly useless in the real world. The NSA is just another bureaucratic organization that is formulated around the principle that wasting taxpayer's money is somehow a good thing. To hell with the United States federal government's Affirmative Action black supremacist agenda! Imagine what our founding fathers would say about the deplorable atrocities committed by the US government against its own people. Obama is the epitome of a modern day Hitler, as he is a socialist dirt bag. He could have controlled the NSA in order to protect the rights of Americans. But chose not to. Our next president will be a true social conservative who shall lead us into a new age of freedom of prosperity. The NSA's reign of terror is coming to an abrupt end.

  • Lives matter more than freedom!

    Many would rather live than be free dead. Just think about the sons and daughters of the 9-11 victims. The NSA may be able to prevent such tragic losses by being able to spy on us a little. Anyways why worry if you have nothing to hide. NSA has some cons but has better pros.

  • The NSA gurantees safety

    While espionage may seem unsettling at first, it is necessary for our security. Terrorism can be tracked at first, and this is the sole purpose of NSA data. They do not have interest in our private activity. Or have you ever been confronted by the National Security Ageny, CIA or Homeland Security?

  • Without NSA we are Fucked

    The NSA picked up on 9/11 but couldn't put it to case because they had a small piece of it due to limited resources and authority due to privacy invasion concerns to the public....NSA means national security agency they are needed asking this bullshit is like asking for better 2016 presidential candidates than both Trump and Clinton combined...I believe in this nations security that have to do things that make us a safe country. Those who abuse the power of NSA or any federal government without good justified causes will be sentence to prison.

  • The nsa should be disbanded because protecting their country does not mean invading the privacy

    We need to find a balance between privacy and safety. Who has even been hurt by the NSA exept for terrorist? 100% safety 100% is not achievable. If you don't do anyhing wrong, why do you care so much? Because it's against democracy? Without safety there will also be no democracy


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