Congress is naturally reluctant to do anything that might undermine national security by limiting the NSA’s surveillance efforts. But after the Edward Snowden revelations, and six weeks with no answers about them from the White House or the NSA, the tide seems to be turning. A growing number of Congress members from both parties think the spying on Americans has gone too far and are introducing bills to rein in surveillance and force more disclosure. The first test may come this week, with an amendment to a defense spending bill to end the collection of Americans’ phone records. NSA supporters say they’re doing nothing illegal, and it’s all within the law and meant to keep us safe. But even Rep. James Sensenbrenner, who introduced the Patriot Act, said he wasn’t aware of it okaying the dragnet collection of everyone’s phone records. And if he had thought that, he would’ve opposed it himself.

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  • Charles Curtis Glasgow III

    07/29/2013 12:17 AM

    Mike, What makes my ears pick up is the report you made with the author about this country becoming a possible police state. I can see a separate culture for the school kids in public school, and for that matter private school and home school(Mom's gun) S.W.A.T. teams are for protection. Protecting Sandy Hook would have been great. But they weren't there. Next time, they will be. On the economy, the rest of the world is catching up and are teaming up against the 'bully' (U.S.) The blood cells of Uncle Sam are the last ones to notice that Sam is getting really old and is due for a hospital stay and a possible funeral. That is their prospective, not those of us(the blood cells) that empower this nation (country) You notice I make a different emphasis using parentheses The Israelites were a nation in the Old Testament, They have been replaced with a nation state OR country of Israel. We are a nation of Americans, this in my mind includes Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Panamanians, Chileans, Brazilians,Peruvians, you get the idea. OUR country is the U.S.A. I call myself a United Statesen and I wish it would catch on viraly online and elsewhere. Currency by state like we did with territories back when colonies were the thing. Lesser currencies that would bounce of the 'main' bucks like our bucks bounce off the foreign exchange bills and currencies or for that matter being the base currency that is chosen now but seems to be weakening as the base currency that China, Russia, U.A.E., Iran, and to some extent Europe recognizes. Something called SRA's are in play and the President and others in Government are refusing to admit that by making more money and making our debt situation worse(Stansberry Inc)

    I told Sean, and I'll tell you, buy silver to balance your gold purchases as sooner than later, the silver prices will balance the gold prices out. Investing in it today will be profitable for you and your family tomorrow.(sic).

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