Obama makes the Patriot Act look like child's play. Peeps yelled when Bush said he'd spy on international calls to known terrorists. Bet nobody here raises one sound about Obama's continued errosion of American civil liberities. I'm very happy to be in Belize these days!


WASHINGTON Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday.

The newspaper said the White House plans to submit a bill next year that would require all online services that enable communications to be technically equipped to comply with a wiretap order. That would include providers of encrypted e-mail, such as BlackBerry, networking sites like Facebook and direct communication services like Skype.