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Stephen Kruiser

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March 11, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Forecast: Heavy Snowden clouds.

President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the National Security Agency pledged on Tuesday to look for ways to build confidence in the beleaguered spy agency and, in a possible shift, stopped short of calling former contractor Edward Snowden a traitor.

Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, now the Navy’s top cyber warrior, was cautious during often terse exchanges at a Senate hearing on his confirmation to also lead the U.S. Cyber Command that saw critics and supporters prod him about the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, a program exposed by Snowden.

Rogers spoke about the need for NSA transparency and accountability.

Spy agencies are always eager to pay lip service to pleasing the public when they’ve been caught with their little spy hands in the privacy cookie jar. And exactly what does greater transparency from a spy agency look like? There’s a fine line between one that does whatever it needs to in order to keep the bad guys at bay and an Orwellian nightmare that is archiving video footage of every shower you take.

No, that’s not a loofah but thanks for keeping that dude from blowing up my office.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Trust him??!!??

When the NSA is indistinguishable from the Stasi, the only thing you can trust him to do is betray the Constitution.

Subotai Bahadur
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"Rogers spoke about the need for NSA transparency and accountability."

And who with a brain and a clue could possibly believe he was being sincere?

Either the NSA dies or America does.

"In the end there can be only one".
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"Rogers spoke about the need for NSA transparency and accountability....."

Accountability....yeah, right.

Secret courts with anonymous judges, issuing secret rulings, and warrants that nobody is allowed to read. Leaking the private e-mails of innocent American citizens to other government agencies to be used in illegal interrogations; That kind of accountability
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