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We are in a police state now
Flopping Aces (online magazine) ^ | 1/18/14 | DrJohn

Posted on 01/18/2014 3:30:14 PM PST by Jack Black

A totally biased and unqualified Obama donor is set to investigate the IRS, so why not a Soros dependent to investigate the NSA? Remember when investigators were supposed to have the appearance of balance and propriety?

On Friday Barack Obama held a press conference to announce once again that he knows absolutely nothing about what his government is doing. DrJohn’s Law say that whatever Obama says is a lie and the opposite is almost always the truth. Obama denied knowing how invasive the NSA has become and claimed that the NSA has never abused anyone’s privacy. That, naturally, is a lie:

For years, as new data came into the NSA’s database containing virtually every phone call record in the United States, analysts would search over 17,000 phone numbers in it every day. It turns out only about 1,800 of those numbers – 11% – met the legal requirement that the NSA have “reasonable articulable suspicion” that the number was involved in terrorism.

What were the other 89% of the numbers being searched for? We’re not exactly sure. But we do know that five years after the metadata program was brought under a legal framework, the Fisa court concluded it had been “so frequently and systematically violated that it can fairly be said that this critical element of the overall … regime has never functioned effectively”.

Then Obama let us know who would lead an investigation into something he claimed wasn’t being abused.

John Podesta

President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new “counselor” and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed “to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy” in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency’s electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta’s focus was said to be “climate change.”

The president’s speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating responsibility to third parties and taking steps that reinforce the interests and goals of the hard left. In this instance, Obama left final decisions about where to store NSA data to Congress, while making sure that Podesta is in charge of the consultative process as a whole.

John Podesta is a George Soros dependent.

What he didn’t mention was that Podesta is the founder of the liberal Center for American Progress. CAP has gotten $7.3 million from liberal billionaire George Soros since 2000 and was one of the keystone liberal think tanks founded after the Democrats lost the 2004 election.

Podesta was to have focused on the health care law and climate change issues, according to a Dec. 9, New York Times article.

According to Obama, Podesta will work with a group of government officials and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, as well as reaching out to “privacy experts, technologists and business leaders,” to “look at how the challenges inherent in big data are being confronted by both the public and private sectors.” Podesta will also examine how government can “continue to promote the free flow of information in ways that are consistent with both privacy and security.” This will be done to address the ongoing NSA spying scandal that came to light in June 2013.

Podesta has a long history with Democrats. He co-chaired the transition team when Obama first came into office. He was also White House chief of staff under Clinton. Neera Tanden, who has worked for both Obama and Hillary Clinton, currently runs CAP.

CAP is an influential liberal policy writing and advocacy organization, complete with its own media outlet. Not only has CAP received more than $7.3 million from George Soros, it also has a membership program for corporations to be part of the discussion. Recently, CAP partnered with NBC Special anchor (and former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger) Maria Shriver on a report which NBC News promoted without qualification.

CAP was part of coalition of liberal groups in March of 2012 who targeted the pro-free market American Legislative Exchange Council for having corporate donors and promoting policy initiatives not in line with liberal goals. This attack resulted in several of ALEC’s corporate members pulling out. A similar attack was launched by some of the same groups against the State Policy Network.

Podesta is a hyper-partisan bully who made an interesting comment last month when he was brought in by Obama:

“[Obama and his team] need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,”

Over at Commentary magazine, Seth Mandel points out that while the quote was sufficiently offensive on its own the Podesta appointment means the remainder of the Obama regime will be dictatorial:

The confirmation that Obama wants a divisive partisan steering his second-term agenda isn’t exactly breaking news, and neither is the fact that he wants to ignore Congress and continue amassing power in the executive branch. But it’s significant precisely because it isn’t surprising. None of this would constitute a change of course for Obama, but a change of course can often be a productive way for a president to salvage a second term from the challenge of lame-duck status and diminishing political capital.

In appointing a lawyer from the Civil Rights Division to investigate IRS tax abuse and the appointment of a hyper partisan who calls the GOP a Jonestown cult Barack Obama has made some things very clear. One, that he has absolutely no intention of doing anything other than covering up the wrongs of his regime, and two, he has every intention of running over the Congress to implement his socialist agenda, Constitution be damned.

Long time NSA official Bill Binney says that we are now in a police state:

“This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process – means we are now in a police state.”

The next three years are going to be turbulent.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cwii; cwiiping; nsa; obama; obamacorruption; obamalies; policestate
I view Flopping Aces as a pretty reputable New Media source, so I've put them here in News, not the Blogger forum. I have no connection with Flopping Aces, so this is not a case of "pimping my blog".

I have posted the full article, as one assumes FA is sympathetic to the goals of FR.

I find less and less in the so called "real" media worth reading, much less posting.

1 posted on 01/18/2014 3:30:14 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black; Starman417

Odd that the blog was already pimped by it’s designated pimp:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3113124/posts

Exact same article.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 3:33:40 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ..
CWII Ping.

It's getting pretty obvious, isn't it. Blatent. The Obama regime isn't trying to disguise themselves much.

What's next, Ayers appointed as head of the Dept. of Education?

HT: Travis.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 3:35:58 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Jack Black

We’ve been in one ever since the Patriot Act. Since then, it’s just been a matter of fine tuning.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 3:41:36 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: humblegunner
Odd that the blog was already pimped by it’s designated pimp:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3113124/posts

Hmm, that's weird because I did a search on "Police State" and it didn't show up. Maybe I was searching tags not titles or something? Are title searches case dependent? Weird.

Wasn't aware that they had a dedicated pimp. We even formatted them the same! LOL.

5 posted on 01/18/2014 3:47:11 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Jack Black
The only difference: I didn't excerpt it, as FR rules are that you are not supposed to excerpt blogs. I veiw sites like Flopping Aces as sort of Pro Blogs, somewhere between a full website and a blog.

My determination is whether they have their own URL or they have a blahblah.blogspot.com or blahblah.wordpress.com type of URL.

Maybe that's not a good enough rule. Paid advertising? Lots of blogs have that? Original reporting, lots of mainstream sites have almost none.

6 posted on 01/18/2014 3:51:06 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Jack Black

Thanks for posting the article.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 4:08:45 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: humblegunner
Odd that the blog was already pimped by it’s designated pimp

At some point you may learn the difference between "it's" and "its."

9 posted on 01/18/2014 4:14:33 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

“Odd that the blog was already pimped by it’s designated pimp”


At some point you may learn the difference between “it’s” and “its.”


What is wrong with the original post??? Seems okay to me.

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10 posted on 01/18/2014 4:23:22 PM PST by Mears
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To: M. Thatcher

And at some point you may learn to identify blogpimps.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 4:25:44 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Mears
It's = it is.

Its = belonging to it.

The poster meant "its" as a juvenile insult (the "pimp" is an "it," not a human being, har har), but instead used the contraction for "it is."

12 posted on 01/18/2014 4:29:23 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: Jack Black

They don’t even pretend to care. Why should they with Boehner and McConnell ostracizing the TEA Party and rolling over on command?


13 posted on 01/18/2014 4:35:42 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Jack Black
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14 posted on 01/18/2014 5:05:43 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jack Black
Thanks for posting. If not for you, I would have missed this piece. I had seen a few of the cited articles, but Dr. John does a good job of pulling them together.
15 posted on 01/18/2014 5:21:54 PM PST by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: Jack Black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nqKO6lWejY


16 posted on 01/18/2014 5:25:20 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: kitchen
Dr. John does a good job of pulling them together.

Such a good job that he does not in fact attach his real name to them.

17 posted on 01/18/2014 5:26:47 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
And you hold Dr. John to a higher standard than yourself? (That’s rhetorical; please don’t answer with an expectation of a response.)
18 posted on 01/18/2014 5:56:55 PM PST by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: M. Thatcher

Thanks for the info.

I just read some information on pronoun possessives.

We are never too old to learn.

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19 posted on 01/18/2014 5:58:40 PM PST by Mears
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To: Jack Black

Thanks for the ping. A very important read.


20 posted on 01/18/2014 6:00:39 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Jack Black
Bttt.

5.56mm

21 posted on 01/18/2014 6:04:33 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Jack Black
why not a Soros dependent to investigate the NSA?

His worry is that a Sorosian isn't going to do a real investigation. My worry is that a Sorosian is going to be privy to our most closely held espionage capabilities.

22 posted on 01/18/2014 6:16:42 PM PST by marron
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To: Jack Black

Revolt is near.


23 posted on 01/18/2014 6:29:53 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox; All

I appreciated the article; even though some people are more interested in proper grammar than the facts.

OUR FREEDOMS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY. TIME FOR ACTION. STOP ALL THE PETTY BS.


24 posted on 01/18/2014 7:16:17 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Karl Spooner

Thanks for the video although it made me sick at heart. I’m lucky to live in a fairly small town (21,000) where the police have not yet gotten to that point. I grew up in a small mining town with two deputies and an elderly constable for 4,000 people. In the twenty three years I lived there, there was one shooting where the constable (a former Arizona Ranger) shot and killed three robbers as they came out shooting from the jewelry store. Alec was a good shot. The robbers were from Phoenix and chose Superior because of the lack of police.

There were plenty of nut cases, drunks and domestic situations but none required shooting. The lawmen had the respect of the community which they had earned.

Now, the very real threat of death is meant to keep us in fear of an often arbitrary police state. The scope of criminality is far greater to the extent that all of us are criminals but most don’t realize it. Crowd control overrules justice.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 7:58:22 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Jack Black

bkmk


26 posted on 01/18/2014 8:48:22 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Jack Black

Thanks for posting this.

Ignore the trolls.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 1:34:23 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: humblegunner

It’s an article worth reading, pimped or not.

Thank YOU for noticing.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 12:49:40 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Mears

Because some people (very tiringly) appointed themselves Posting Police.

One is crapping all over this thread right now.


29 posted on 01/19/2014 12:51:16 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Jack Black

30 posted on 01/20/2014 2:46:33 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: JimSEA
To Serve and Protect. Themselves that is. I won't bother to judge this shooting, but anyone can tell that these police officers are nothing more than cowards after they gun him down. They aren't going to get away with it with our Lord.

Drop the knife Ernie

31 posted on 01/22/2014 5:41:38 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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