Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54693
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/06/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2013/6/13-8/13 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast] UID:54693 Activity:nil
6/13    NSA NSA NSA!!!
        \_ I am shocked, *SHOCKED* that the NSA spies on foreign and US
           citizens and foreign governments. This Snowden guy must have
           been born yesterday to think he is revealing anything of import.
           \_ Most people seem to have been surprised by this.
              \_ Most people are idiots, but in general the attitude of
                 the general public seems to be indifference.
                    "It is clear that revelations about NSA surveillance
                     programs have damaged Obama's standing with the public"
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Pin It This is an (admittedly huge) list of words that supposedly cause the NSA to flag you as a potential terrorist if you over-use them in an email. We found this on Reddit, where James Bamford, a veteran reporter with 30 years experience covering the NSA, is answering questions from the community. big profile for Wired on NSA director Keith Alexander that's really good and well worth a read. org, a site that purports to follow the security industry, but the page was last updated in 1998. IC, Minox, Keyhole, SAR, Rand Corporation, Wackenhutt, EO, Wackendude, mol, Hillal, GGL, CTU, botux, Virii, CCC, Blacklisted 411, Internet Underground, XS4ALL, Retinal Fetish, Fetish, Yobie, CTP, CATO, Phon-e, Chicago Posse, l0ck, spook keywords, PLA, TDYC, W3, CUD, CdC, Weekly World News, Zen, World Domination, Dead, GRU, M72750, Salsa, 7, Blowfish, Gorelick, Glock, Ft.
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CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll. CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive US government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a government investigation into classified leaks. The poll indicates that for the first time in Obama's presidency, half of the public says they don't believe he is honest and trustworthy. And Americans are split on the controversial National Security Agency anti-terrorism program to record metadata on US phone calls, but they support the NSA program that targets records of Internet usage by people in other countries. That doesn't mean they necessarily like what is going on: Just over six in 10 believe that government is so large and powerful that it threatens the rights and freedoms of ordinary Americans. A slight majority of those questioned in the poll, which was conducted Tuesday through Thursday of last week, disapprove of the actions of the man who leaked sensitive information about the NSA program. A similar number say Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong, should be brought back to the United States and prosecuted. What the approval drop means for Obama The president's approval rating stands at 45%, down from 53% in mid-May And 54% say they disapprove of how Obama's handling his job, up nine points from last month. It's the first time in CNN polling since November 2011 that a majority of Americans have had a negative view of the president. "The drop in Obama's support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47% last month to 37% now, with Obama's disapproval among independents jumping 12 points to 61%. Details on NSA-thwarted plots coming, lawmaker says Six in 10 disapprove of how Obama is handling government surveillance of US citizens, which is higher than the 52% who disapproved of George W Bush on the same issue in 2006, when government surveillance was also in the headlines. Obama's approval rating on terrorism, although still above 50%, has taken a 13-point hit since mid-May By contrast, his approval rating on domestic issues such as the economy, immigration and the deficit only dropped by two to four points, within the poll's sampling error. Views of Obama's personal characteristics have also declined. The number of Americans who think he is honest has dropped nine points over the past month, to 49%. Fifty-seven percent of those questioned say they disagree with the president's views on the size and power of the federal government, and 53% say he cannot manage the government effectively. Fifty-two percent say the president is a strong and decisive leader. That's still a majority, but it's down six points from last month. Cheney defends NSA, calls Obama's credibility 'nonexistent' Forty-three percent of the public says that the Obama administration has gone too far in restricting civil liberties to fight terrorism, with 38% saying the administration has been about right and 17% saying it has not gone far enough. "That's roughly the same reaction that the public had to the Bush administration in 2006 when the details of a similar program to gather phone records were made public," says Holland. Fifty-one percent say the current NSA program to gather phone records is the right thing to do. By comparison, 54% felt that way about the Bush-era program back in 2006. Two thirds say they feel that the current NSA program on Internet usage is right. More than six in 10 say the government has collected their phone or Internet data. What is the government doing with all of this information? Just 8% of all Americans think the government has collected their personal data and is using it to investigate them. Just over half say they think the government has collected their data and stored it somewhere without analyzing it, and one third say they believe that government has not collected and stored any of their personal phone or Internet records. Snowden's whereabouts unknown As for Snowden, 52% disapprove of his actions, with 44% saying they approve of the leaks by the former government contractor. Fifty-four percent say the government should attempt to bring Snowden back to the US and prosecute him for his actions. Documents Snowden provided to journalists revealed the existence of the secret NSA programs to collect records of domestic telephone calls in the United States and the Internet activity of overseas residents. Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong, was fired from his position at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton earlier this month. The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International June 11 to 13, with 1,014 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points. President Obama soundoff (1,117 Responses) 1 yogi @Mike Bush is looking better than ever. Some are starting to see the real truth about President Obama. Hope the others wake up real soon B4 it is really to late. When you know on which ground get back to me, but you live in a vague sub-reality so I know you cannot answer that. June 17, 2013 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm | 2 Tina Meyer Obama & his entire administration are a huge disappointment! What will it take for the public o get it - more scandals? No other president in the history of this country would still be in office - it is embarrassing! June 17, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm | 3 Talya So The only polls that mattered were taken in November, 2008 and November, 2012. June 17, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm | 4 Diogenes How does it happen thatno one i know EVER gets polled by CNN for anything? In fact it seems only certain Democrats ever get asked snything. June 17, 2013 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm | 5 Pelle I think his tumble down started when Monsanto's hand was discovered up his r.. June 17, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm | 7 darth's daughter When you are the connected to the Kennedys as such the President, always remember that administration is running under the table and back door to banks with phony stock market bears. June 17, 2013 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm | 8 loadmaster3 I'm absolutely fascinated by the a-typical rebuttles of the libby's when they attempt to spin, and I mean spin all the hard evidence against the barry Obama regime. "It's still all Bush's fault", Obama "I didn't find out about it until you did". FBI Director, Robert Mueller "has no knowledge of the name of his lead investigator" of the IRS probe that he ordered 6 weeks ago. You lemmings need to pull your heads out of the sand quick. That, or move to the Middle East where you can find plenty of sand. June 17, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm | 9 ichupichu The republican propaganda machine is having its affect. That they have managed to make Obama look bad for running a program that Bush started illegally and was made legal in 2008 is a tribute to the gullibility and ignorance of the public. The constant drone of lies coming from the likes of Issa are being taken as the truth. His appearance on TV recently where he spouted a slew of theories that were unsubstantiated and have since been proven to be false or blatant lies are being treated as factual. His statement that subpoenas have been issued to the IRS was quickly proven to be a lie as well as his comments about WH involvement in the targeting that in my opinion was warranted. Doesn't anyone find it highly questionable that he has released only excerpts from the interviews he claims incriminate Obama...