“It is not the bailiwick of judges to make policy,” -FISA judge James Robertson

Speaking as a witness during the first public hearings into the Snowden revelations, Judge Robertson said that without an adversarial debate the courts should not be expected to create a secret body of law that authorised such broad surveillance programmes.

“A judge has to hear both sides of a case before deciding,” he told members of a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) recently appointed by President Obama.

“What Fisa does is not adjudication, but approval. This works just fine when it deals with individual applications for warrants, but the 2008 amendment has turned the Fisa court into administrative agency making rules for others to follow.”

“It is not the bailiwick of judges to make policy,” he added.**

The comments, during the morning session of a PCLOB public workshop held in a Washington hotel, are the most serious criticism yet from a recently serving Fisa judge.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jul/09/fisa-courts-judge-nsa-surveillance

**Judge Robertson (I think) might be referring to this element in FISA Acts:

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615.  But the refining of consciousness is as slow as the polishing of a crystal.  Not by self-conviction but the quality of action is the expansion of consciousness realized.  The Teaching is sent as the stones of a tower are laid.  If one will set up all the stones at once there will not be a tower but a heap.   -Morya:  Agni Yoga 1929

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155.  During world reorganization cosmic striving is transmitted to humanity.  Therefore two cosmic courses are so vividly manifested.  The guidance of the Origin of Light attracts all necessary elements; the guarantee lies in the Cosmic Magnet.  The direction of opposition is seen in the urge to destruction.

156.  When the cosmic creativeness is tensed the idea of reorganization is asserted.  Hence each creative effort encounters a pressure, therefore each striving has its opposition.  Our tasks are in step with the Cosmic Magnet….Therefore we say, “Maitreya creates through the Cosmic Magnet.”

160.  The karma of misunderstood missions burdens one heavily.  When the mission is affirmed as a striving toward light then the manifestation of striving is marked as under the law of the Magnet.

162.  Each wave of evolution strains the forces of stagnant intent.

164.  For the affirmation of the predestined a striving spiral must be created.

165.  The violation of the balance affects all planetary manifestations.  An energy which has violated the cosmic balance sets up a different direction.     -Morya:  Infinity 2, 1930

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Q.  Mrs. Prophet, what would happen if everybody on the planet were conscientiously trying to magnify the light in his aura?

Messenger ECP:  ….all problems–world problems, political and economic problems–are the result of the caving in of the aura and individuals not taking a moment in the day to give the decree to expand the light, to consume darkness and to make a thrust of cosmic consciousness here in time and space.   -Messengers M & E Prophet:  Inner Perspectives

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In the word matrix is the key that man will one day use to unlock the secrets of creation as it comes forth scientifically from the Mind of God.  Matrix:  the Mother-aspect holding the matrix of the atom of the Christ, which oscillates between Alpha and Omega with the speed of light, the Christ coming forth as the ray of the I AM in action.   -Messengers M & E Prophet:  Masters and the Spiritual Path, 2001, S. U. Press, p. 292

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The federal police and the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency have been instructed to investigate how the data is collected by the US spy agency.

 

The communications minister, Paulo Bernardo, said it was likely to have been done by satellite or by tapping undersea cables, but he also wanted to find out whether domestic international providers were involved.

 

“If that has happened, these companies broke Brazilian law and acted against our constitution, which safeguards the right to privacy,” Bernardo said.

 

The O Globo story, which was written with the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, sparked consternation in Brazil on Saturday when it pointed to surveillance maps among Snowden’s documents that showed the country was among the most heavily data-mined nations, alongside China, Russia and Pakistan.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/08/brazil-demands-explanation-nsa-spying

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