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TaoPhoenix:
Borrowing from Slashdot's copy:
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/03/25/1213221/new-bill-would-repeal-patriot-act

A new piece of bipartisan legislation that aims to repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act, which the NSA has used to justify broad domestic surveillance ... the Surveillance State Repeal Act.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/236769-house-effort-would-completely-dismantle-patriot-act

http://pocan.house.gov/sites/pocan.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/Surveillance%20State%20Repeal%20Act%20114th.pdf

The bill also attempts to dramatically strengthen whistleblower protections, so situations like Edward Snowden's and Thomas Drake's don't happen in the future. This legislation is not expected to get the support of Congressional leaders, but supporters hope it will at least inspire some debate about several provisions of the Patriot Act coming up for renewal in June.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/236641-legislate-against-big-brother

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I haven't dug into this yet - just getting the shell topic out there.

CWuestefeld:
I also haven't read it yet. But if it's as described, this is probably the most important potential legislation we'll see for years. Although DC isn't the best place for the discussion, I'd urge all of you to call your legislators and urge them to get on board.

Stephen66515:
American Politics...I R Bored!

4wd:
American Politics...I R Bored!-Stephen66515 (March 27, 2015, 05:00 PM)
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Don't worry, your boredom has just begun, with the upcoming US Presidential elections you will surpass your GAS* limit in record time.  Already I'm over my limit with just the announcement of one of the runners.


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Stephen66515:
Being none American, I don't have a GAS Limit for anything about American Politics :P

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