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"Cuz there's no way teh feds would EVER abuse Nat'l Security Letters

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Monkey
Mar 12, 2002
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* AP foreign
* , Wednesday March 5 2008
By LARA JAKES JORDAN

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller says an upcoming Justice Department report will show the bureau improperly used national security letters to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations.

Mueller says the report focuses on national security letters issued only in 2006 - a year before the FBI enacted sweeping new reforms to prevent future lapses.

Mueller's comments Wednesday morning in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee came just days before the Justice Department's inspector general is scheduled to release the follow-up to a similar audit in 2007.

Last year's report found that over a three-year period, the FBI had demanded personal data on people from banks, telephone and Internet providers and credit bureaus without official authorization and in non-emergency circumstances.
 

SPINTECK

Turbo Monkey
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Guess you guys are with the terrorists:)

Actually, terrorists have ironically done what they wanted, made us scared and taken away our freedom ......at the hands of our own government.
 

ohio

The Fresno Kid
Nov 26, 2001
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Hey, if you don't want to be bugged/wiretapped/probed/investigated you shouldn't be drawing cash from the ATM.

Cash! HellooOOO!?! Only terrorists use cash.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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great.
now the feds know of my danielle steele reading habits.
 

SPINTECK

Turbo Monkey
Oct 16, 2005
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Free = blowed up and rotting in a cave..
the troops had a shot at him in tora bora, but some how he got away. His family is part the world super elite (thus they were the only ones allowed to fly on 9-11- to go home), he worked with the US to fight russia in the 80's. bush never, ever talks about him. He may be in a cave, but probably has a better high def TV in that cave than any of us.

But sure, he's dead in a cave if it helps you sleep at night:)
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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His family is part the world super elite (thus they were the only ones allowed to fly on 9-11- to go home),
so that's why you're called spinteck.

9/11 commission said:
Three questions have arisen with respect to the departure of Saudi nationals from the United States in the immediate aftermath of 9/11: (1) Did any flights of Saudi nationals take place before national airspace reopened on September 13, 2001? (2) Was there any political intervention to facilitate the departure of Saudi nationals? (3) Did the FBI screen Saudi nationals thoroughly before their departure?

First, we found no evidence that any flights of Saudi nationals, domestic or international, took place before the reopening of national airspace on the morning of September 13, 2001. To the contrary, every flight we have identified occurred after national airspace reopened.

Second, we found no evidence of political intervention. We found no evidence that anyone at the White House above the level of [National Security Council official] Richard Clarke participated in a decision on the departure of Saudi <NOBR>nationals ... The</NOBR> President and Vice President told us they were not aware of the issue at all until it surfaced much later in the media. None of the officials we interviewed recalled any intervention or direction on this matter from any political appointee.

Third, we believe that the FBI conducted a satisfactory screening of Saudi nationals who left the United State on charter flights. The Saudi government was advised of and agree to the FBI's requirements that passengers be identified and checked against various databases before the flights departed. The Federal Aviation Administration representative working in the FBI operations center made sure that the FBI was aware of the flights of Saudi nationals and was able to screen the passengers before they were allowed to depart.

The FBI interviewed all persons of interest on these flights prior to their departures. They concluded that none of the passengers was connected to the 9/11 attacks and have since found no evidence to change that conclusion. Our own independent review of the Saudi nationals involved confirms that no one with known links to terrorism departed on these flights.
 

BurlyShirley

Rex Grossman Will Rise Again
Jul 4, 2002
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...it's amusing the same 'members' who decry perceived erosion of their rights in the Global War on Terror are the same 'members' who think legislating 'green morality' in the name of Global Warming is not a problem.

way to hypocrite you members you...


:p
I dont recall a "right to f*ck over the planet" amendment to the constitution.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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one of my favorite lounge threads from 3/4 yrs back was the littering thread.

good times.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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don't forget hawt teachers deflowering little boys.
think of the children.



just don't let the old lady catch you