A little added information makes all the difference in the world. Yes, it might be fair to say that the United States authorities sometimes monitors telephone conversations of Americans before obtaining a warrant. This is only because there is no time to do so. Our laws are trying to play catch up with the rapidly improving technology. However, we have enacted check and balance safeguards to limit the possibilities of abuse. The government must report these same phone calls to officials responsible in overseeing its activities.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!In Oct. of '01 I could not get my wife and youngest daughter upon an airplane to take advantage of a nearly free trip to Hawaii. Since then they have returned to looking forward to trips which include flying - they are no longer fearful of terrorists on airplanes. The explanation they each give is that they are reasonably sure that terrorists can no longer attack airplanes. Listen away, NSA. Me and mine fly much more comfortably knowing you are listening.
Yes, those who have delved into it are quite aware of that, David.My point is that many of those who have, dare I say it, an agenda, are yelling about it out loud, but quietly relieved it's being done.
Believe it or not, the Times Published this.Unwarranted ComplaintsBy DAVID B. RIVKIN and LEE A. CASEYThe only thing outrageous about President Bush's plan to collect foreign intelligence is the outrage itself.
Syl has been doing yeoman service challenging Rider, a new commenter and very persistent critic of the NSA surveillance activities over at Just One Minute.Keep up the good work, Syl!!!!
Glad you mentioned that, vnjagvet--if I hadn't lost my WiFi all day, and had to wrangle this 2kb/hour dial-up, I'd meant to make reference to the same bravura performance!Syl--the 'toon is WONDERFUL. And hits something true and totally original--never seen that point made anywhere else.\;-)
vnjag and buddyThanks. Boris and Kim and others have been superb. Great allies to have. I suspect that Rider may be just another pseudonym for previous manifestations of the same type. BTW, this is the first time ever I've tried doing something like this and I can already see some ways it could have been more effective. But it was fun to try. If I ever get the muse again, I may slap myself out of it. This took hours and hours, several renders of each frame, and many do-overs.
This took hours and hours, several renders of each frame, and many do-overs.I'm looking forward to the Sunday panel ;o)I like it when folks here post their artwork and poetry. It adds something original to the web. Thanks Syl.
I agree, Chuck--it's the real thing.
Syl,You have a winner with those two characters,do you have names for them?appropos nothing at all the verification code was gogoflo.
Gogo FloandHip O Honeydo
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