(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
and either weep or gnash your teeth!
Hmm… -ek hornbeck
Obama Quietly Signs Abusive Spy Bill He Once Vowed to Eliminate
After Senate rejects oversight amendments, bill sails into law
Lauren McCauley, staff writer, Common Dreams
Under the cover of holiday weekend slumber, President Obama signed into law a five-year extension of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, successfully solidifying unchecked surveillance authority for the remainder of his presidency.
Known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law extends powers of the National Security Agency to conduct surveillance of Americans’ international emails and phone calls without obtaining a court order for each intercept.
The spying bill would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval.
Remind you of anything else? Bueller… -ek hornbeck
This is cross-posted from docudharma, and the link is cross-posted from commondreams.org.