Obama Tells Leno “There Is No Domestic Spying Program”

Sadly, there are more than enough low information voters who’ll believe this tripe, as (NMP) Obama goes on Leno, which is apparently part of spending every waking minute working on the economy or something

(The Hill) President Obama on Tuesday defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs in a wide-ranging interview on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” arguing that the agency doesn’t target U.S. civilians.

“We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama said, according to the media pool report. “What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack…That information is useful.”

Obama called the surveillance programs “a critical component to counterterrorism,” but acknowledged that they’ve “raised a lot of questions for people.”

There’s little point in noting that Senator/POTUS candidate raged against US anti-terrorism programs, especially what was referred to by the MSM as “domestic spying”, which was nothing of the sort, since the media will mostly ignore that Obama. Are the NSA and other alphabet soup agencies spying on citizens and people in the United States? Well, they sure have the capability to do this, the program has domestic parts, and they are storing huge amounts of information regarding phone calls, emails, and other communication methods. Whether they are using it to target people domestically and/or targeting specific people/companies, we do not really know. But anyone who thinks Government entities given these types of programs and this type of power won’t use it are deluded.

Stephen Kruiser notes

Terror alerts. Deepening concerns about an ever-watchful government. So the most powerful man in the world heads to Burbank to tell a late-night talk show host we can all calm down.

Let’s not forget a crummy economy, people dropping out of the jobs market in record numbers, GDP closer to 3rd World Shitholes developing nations, closing 19 embassies because of Islamic terrorists, real wages down, and America turning into a part time worker economy (among others), but Barry heads to Leno.

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One Response to “Obama Tells Leno “There Is No Domestic Spying Program””

  1. gail Combs says:

    Yes they are spying on Americans and have been for several years. (These are old links – from the Bush era but nothing has changed except it has gotten worse.)

    NAIS Supporters Fighting Dirty
    By Karen Nowak

    Since it is apparent that some of you think our government agencies are above board, let me share a story of my recent experience.

    I have been heavily involved with the anti-NAIS movement since March of 2005. I have done literally thousands of hours of research….

    I wrote several articles on the subject of NAIS and horses, which have been published in a variety of places. I have also written several educational flyers, brochures and a power point presentation for seminars/meetings on this subject for the anti-NAIS movement. My power point presentation has been used by groups all across the USA at NAIS informational meetings.

    And so, my name became *known* to the USDA and my State Dept of Agriculture. And here is where you will see just how far they will go to prevent the ‘other side’ from being heard

    I purchased vendor space at a recent Horse Expo in my state. The purpose (clearly spelled out to the expo organizers) was three fold: to promote the Hackney Horse, to market my hay (income) and to provide information for horse owners on NAIS. All was fine until my State Dept of Agriculture found out that I would be there as they had purchased vendor space as well. They succeeded in having me banned from the expo because I would be a ‘negative influence’!

    After a week of deliberation and consultation with 3 attorneys (who are also anti-NAIS activists), the decision was made to contact the American Civil Liberties Union I never had much use for the ACLU before but their purpose IS to protect our constitutional right and this was clearly a violation of my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Think about it, political candidates are allowed to tell their side of any issue so why should I not be allowed to tell mine? The ACLU took my case – the first one in the USA involving NAIS – and went after my State Dept of Ag.

    My State Dept of Ag vehemently denied any wrongdoing. They turfed it all on the shoulders of the expo organizers, claiming that they simply asked that they be moved to another location in the expo away from me.

    Technically it should have stopped there, as the ACLU does not normally go after a private corporation in matters like this. But the ACLU believed the whole story ‘stunk of censorship’ and did not buy the State Dept of Ag’s excuse. They then had conversations with the expo organizers and a very interesting story emerged in where even names were named from my State Dept of Ag. They informed the expo organizers that I had been at a huge Farm Expo last August (Untrue as I working). They claimed that I harassed people, was rude and obnoxious and had even caused a riot to break out over NAIS! They also stated that they were ‘in fear of being on the same grounds’ as me for fear that I would cause another riot. Of course the expo organizers made the decision to ban me. Who wouldn’t after hearing such a story from a govt agency? My first reaction was to laugh over this absolutely ridiculous ‘story’ then I really got angry. I was NOT at said Farm Expo but I did know people who attended. NO riot broke out!

    My State Dept of Ag also provided the expo organizers with numerous e-mails that I had written about NAIS – going back an entire year. I saw these e-mails from our State Dept of Ag with my own eyes. It was then that I realized they are actually tracking me on the internet.

    To make a long story short, the expo organizers were convinced by the ACLU that it was in their best interest to allow me back in.


    US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies
    “…The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report “suspicious activity”. Civil liberties groups have already warned that, with the passage earlier this year of the Patriot Act, there is potential for abusive, large-scale investigations of US citizens. Highlighting the scope of the surveillance network, TIPS volunteers are being recruited primarily from among those whose work provides access to homes, businesses or transport systems. Letter carriers, utility employees, truck drivers and train conductors are among those named as targeted recruits.

    Historically, informant systems have been the tools of non-democratic states. According to a 1992 report by Harvard University’s Project on Justice, the accuracy of informant reports is problematic, with some informants having embellished the truth, and others suspected of having fabricated their reports…” http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/07/14/1026185141232.html

    It should be noted that on page 27 of the USDA proposed draft for NAIS it states:

    Reporting Animal Movement/Sightings
    Records that provide animal location and movements would be received from various sectors of the industry (producers, animal health officials, service providers, markets, and slaughter plants). Such input would be obtained through the integration of the AIN/Animal Transaction file.

    (NOTE: USDA removed original NAIS doc from Internet)

    One farmer caught her vet spying:

    “…Vet came out this year, and “V” was in the house. By the time she met the vet in the barn, she as… um… astonished to see him taking pictures of the horses, the dogs and the property. Being married to a retired police sgt. she demanded the film – at which point he told her that “it just makes things that much easier” . She called her husband, he got the film and fired the vet….” Message #25237 Americans against NAIS

    If this reminds you of the beginnings of Nazi Germany well it should.

    IBM helped the Nazis keep track of the ‘Lists’

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