Skip to comments.We are in a police state now
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. DrJohns 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 anyones privacy. That, naturally, is a lie:
For years, as new data came into the NSAs 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? Were 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 wasnt being abused.
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 Agencys electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podestas focus was said to be climate change.John Podesta is a George Soros dependent.
The presidents 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.
What he didnt 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 Presidents 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 ALECs 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 isnt exactly breaking news, and neither is the fact that he wants to ignore Congress and continue amassing power in the executive branch. But its significant precisely because it isnt 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.
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.
Odd that the blog was already pimped by it’s designated pimp:
Exact same article.
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?
We’ve been in one ever since the Patriot Act. Since then, it’s just been a matter of fine tuning.
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.
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.
Thanks for posting the article.
At some point you may learn the difference between "it's" and "its."
“Odd that the blog was already pimped by its 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.
And at some point you may learn to identify blogpimps.
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."
They don’t even pretend to care. Why should they with Boehner and McConnell ostracizing the TEA Party and rolling over on command?
Such a good job that he does not in fact attach his real name to them.
Thanks for the info.
I just read some information on pronoun possessives.
We are never too old to learn.
Thanks for the ping. A very important read.