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Feinstein's NSA 'reform' bill would expand snooping powers

27.09.2013 12:06

A bipartisan group of US senators is trying to ban the NSA’s blanket surveillance program in a radical bill proposed to the Senate Intelligence Committee. But a milder bill from chairwoman Diane Feinstein would sanction more snooping on US citizens.

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Horus 27.09.2013 16:56

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.
* It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.
* 80f all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the cotton gin.
* The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp; U.S. Government Archives.


Dave Stuart 27.09.2013 16:54

I have the cure...thirteen steps, a brand new 'tie' and one short step.
Sounds like it'll fix about 80% of our problems. We just need to get all these greedy un-american liars and theives at the same time.


Horus 27.09.2013 16:53

* REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.
* George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China to France then to America.
* Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow’s export to England; Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.


Dave Krueger 27.09.2013 16:49

This is probably all just for show. Thanks to their surveillance, the NSA probably has enough dirt on Congress to get any bill they want passed.


Helical 27.09.2013 16:49

Diane Feinstein, guess which side of the fence she is on and who she is working for; no prizes for the answer.


desertstorm 27.09.2013 16:48

These are criminals who have done Worlds number one cybercrimes


Horus 27.09.2013 16:47

If you want to read another interesting story search for

The real reason Hemp is illegal


DS 27.09.2013 16:45

The "right to privacy" is used in support of abortion, and other "stretches" ;, but can't apply to my phone calls, and other communication? Freedom of choice doesnt include choosing "no" to eavesdropping? "Freedom of coice" cant include even knowing if transgenic substances are in my food?
Democracy allows the one with the biggest wallet to make the rules. This will not work over time.


Jonas Favela 27.09.2013 16:19

We did not elect her....the whole system is rigged..Everyone of these so called public servants should be put behind bars ...for violation of the Constitution.......t here are no terrorist threats is all BS


Carlos Gomez 27.09.2013 16:18

Thats Right Tim Bravo ! Everyone of these Power Corrupted Individual's need to go. Definate change of Politic's are coming to D.C. but sadly during this time they are grabbing every single dollar they can from the lobbyist that represent the military industrial complex at the expense of the tax-payer's. (not only are we paying for these criminal act's, we are allowing "them" to strip us of our Constitutional Right's)

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