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  • A Snowden Job For The Ages

    08/14/2013 9:37:45 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 42 replies
    08/15/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Our dog eating Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, had this to say about the "phony" NSA spying scandal during his August 9th "press" conference: *** "As I said at the National Defense University back in May, in meeting those threats we have to strike the right balance between protecting our security and preserving our freedoms." *** Ladies and gentlemen, the above quote needs to be immortalized in some way. Perhaps it should be carved into the base of the Statue of Liberty or onto the side of a mountain. Maybe children should be forced to memorize it in their...
  • Secretary Of State John Kerry Under Fire In Brazil Over NSA (phony) Spying Scandal

    08/14/2013 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/13 | Anna Kaiser
    RIO DE JANEIRO – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here hoping to build bilateral relations with Latin America’s leading economic powerhouse, but was given little time for diplomatic pomp and circumstance. Instead, the top U.S. diplomat was met with questions and doubts from the Brazilian government over revelations concerning the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering in the South American country. Kerry was quickly put on the defensive as Brazilian officials demanded answers about the espionage scandal that shocked the country in a front-page story by the country’s largest newspaper, O Globo, in July.

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.“Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...
  • Terrorists turn to online chat rooms to evade US

    08/14/2013 9:42:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    AP via Evansville CourierPress ^ | August 14, 2013 | LARA JAKES and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks - including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week. snip Jihadist technology may now be so sophisticated and secretive, experts say, that many communications avoid detection by National Security Agency programs that were specifically designed to uncover terror plots.
  • National Black Republican Association Files Articles of Impeachment Against Barack Obama

    08/14/2013 9:24:36 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | Tim Brown
    A conservative black citizens group, the National Black Republican Association (NBRA), has filed detailed articles of impeachment against Barack Obama, calling for his removal from office over the National Security Agency spying program, the prosecution of whistleblowers, wiretapping journalists, his torture program and the cover-up of Benghazi. Though the group associates itself with Republicans, many of the articles referenced deal with activities that the Obama administration has engaged in with the full support of establishment Republicans, such as the NSA spying programs, illegal torture and treatment of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. “We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves...
  • Intelligence committee urged to explain if they withheld crucial NSA document

    08/14/2013 8:21:10 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 14, 2013 | Spencer Ackerman
    Critics demands answers from chairman Mike Rogers after claims that committee failed to share document before key vote The leadership of the House intelligence committee is under growing pressure to explain whether it withheld surveillance information from members of Congress before a key vote to renew the Patriot Act. A Republican congressman and government ethics watchdogs are demanding that the powerful panel's chairman, Mike Rogers of Michigan, responds to charges that the panel's leadership failed to share a document prepared by the justice department and intelligence community. The document was explicitly created to inform non-committee members about bulk collection of...
  • Obama privately derides controversy over NSA surveillance

    08/14/2013 8:01:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/14/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama privately derided the controversy over the blockbuster June 6 revelation of the National Security Agency’s far-reaching capabilities as “noise rather than something that’s real and meaningful,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan revealed Obama’s dismissive attitude to the dramatic claims by a former defense contractor, Edward Snowden, in a Washington Post report on a White House program to increase Internet use in schools. Obama made the remark to Duncan on June 6, as they were flying on Air Force One to visit a school in Mooresville, N.C., according to the last few paragraphs of the Post’s Aug....
  • Beware This Vulnerability in Cyber Pickpocketing

    08/14/2013 7:16:12 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies ^ | 8-14-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—It used to be the stuff of science fiction and Dick Tracy comic strips. But fiction became fact and Mobile Personal Communication Devices (MPCDs) are commonplace. Now they are used for more than mere conversation. Mobile financial transactions are routine. They are even beginning to replace wallets. But as wallets go high tech, so do criminals. The advent of mobile wallets is creating ...
  • Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11

    08/14/2013 6:58:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Edward Snowden accused the National Security Agency of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after the 9/11 attacks and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters. Snowden said in an interview with the New York Times Magazine published Tuesday that he came to trust Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker who, along with Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, helped report his disclosure of secret surveillance programs, because she herself had been targeted by the NSA. “Laura and [Guardian reporter] Glenn [Greenwald] are among the few who reported fearlessly on controversial topics...
  • Guess Who Obama Put in Charge of Investigating the NSA?

    08/13/2013 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 13, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The real answer is Congress, but the President's answer to NSA spying on Americans is to put the guy who lied under oath about spying on Americans in charge of investigating the NSA. Is your head spinning yet? Today, Obama ordered Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to name an outside panel to review the United State's global collection of signals intelligence - meaning its efforts to target phone calls, internet messages, and various forms of electronic communication. And a flashback: DNI James Clapper says that the NSA does not collect data on millions of Americans
  • Classic Obama charade: Appoint a crony to investigate himself

    08/13/2013 9:47:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 8-13-13 | Andrew Malcolm
    Big headlines last Friday, as President Obama planned, for his news conference announcement. He was naming "a high-level group of outside experts" to probe the nation's entire intelligence apparatus for abuses to boost transparency and reassure Americans worried about their civil freedoms in a new era of vast government surveillance technology. Obama said he himself was absolutely confident no abuses exist. But fears had been stoked by the Snowden leaks and revelations of the immense scope of NSA snooping on civilian society in the name of fighting terrorism. "It’s not enough for me, as President, to have confidence in these...
  • Visit from Feds Has Two Email Providers Closing Shop

    08/13/2013 7:01:35 AM PDT · by vet7279 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Last Thursday, Texas based email provider Lavabit suddenly shut down their encrypted email service, leaving behind a message for its customers on the company's website. The owner of Lavabit, Ladar Levinson, intimated that the company had received a secret search order from the government and shut his business down to avoid being "complicit in crimes against the American people."
  • Confessed Liar To Congress James Clapper Gets To Set Up 'Independent' Review Over NSA Surveillance

    08/13/2013 6:15:05 AM PDT · by shego · 9 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 8/12/13 | Mike Masnick
    ...Remember on Friday how one of President Obama's efforts to get people to trust the government more concerning the NSA's surveillance efforts was to create an "outside" and "independent" board to review it all?... ...Except, that was Friday. Today is Monday. And, on Monday we learn that "outside" and "independent" actually means setup by Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper--the same guy who has already admitted to lying to Congress about the program, and has received no punishment for doing so. This is independent? From this we're supposed to expect real oversight?!? This is from the letter sent to Clapper:...
  • Former NSA chief predicts surveillance programs will expand

    08/13/2013 3:18:46 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 18 replies
    RT ^ | 08/13/2013 | RT
    The former head of the National Security Agency said Sunday that not only does ending the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs seems unlikely, but he images those endeavors could expand in scope during the coming years. Former NSA chief Michael Hayden told television host Bob Schieffer of CBS’ Face the Nation over the weekend that the current program that collects the metadata of millions of American phone customers on a regular basis for the United States government could in the future perhaps be used to soak up even more statistics about US citizens. In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden...
  • Spying scandal hits US chances of Brazil jet sale

    08/12/2013 11:55:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/13/2013 | Anthony Boadle, Alonso Soto
    Spying scandal sets back U.S. chances for fighter jet sale to Brazil By Anthony Boadle and Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. hopes of landing a coveted deal worth more than $4 billion to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil have suffered a setback with recent revelations that the United States collected data on Brazilian Internet communications. When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Brazilian officials in Brasilia on Tuesday to prepare a state visit to the White House by President Dilma Rousseff, the sale of the warplanes will not be on the agenda, a Brazilian source...
  • Rule of the Republicrats

    08/12/2013 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | AUG 12,2013 | Todd Keister
    Senator Rand Paul is one of a handful of members of the Congress that possesses a set of principles. He stands for the principles of the American Revolution -- put simply, human liberty. The result has been vicious attacks by leaders of the Republican side of the ruling cartel. Epic fail presidential candidate John McCain has referred to Senator Paul as a "whacko bird," and Senator Lindsey Graham, who has said he's "glad" that the NSA is spying on every American's calls and emails, has called Senator Paul's concerns for civil liberties "ridiculous." The latest attack has come from Governor...
  • McCaul, King, Christie (R-GOP-e) ARE Tied At The Hip With Obama, Pelosi, Feinstein (D-Dem-e) On NSA?

    08/12/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    8/12/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Mainstream (Establishment) Media is trying to once again do the Republican vs Democrat thingy: that Obama has proposed some serious (cough, laugh) changes to the NSA spying program, and those wascally wepubs (Rep. McCaul and Peter King (R-GOP-e) are trying to thwart him. I never thought that I would see a recent liberal rally where hundreds marched (not reported by the MSM-e) where a person would be carrying a sign that said Snowden, patriot and Pelosi, traitor. And even the New York Times (Editorial Board, June 6th: Obama administration has lost all credibility on the issue of the NSA...
  • New search engine protects you from NSA

    08/11/2013 8:56:43 PM PDT · by Errant · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Trust Google? The National Security Agency, which routinely collects its data, does. After all, it’s one of the companies from which Washington apparently routinely pulls data about what Americans are reading, doing, seeing, researching, hunting and contemplating. So an entrepreneur says he has started an alternative service, which offers encryption services to keep your details, well, your details. Out of Google’s files. And away from the NSA. The website is called and founder Jeffrey Sisk explains it doesn’t retain search history, and also runs on 2048-bit SSL encryption to keep private what Internet users don’t want public.
  • NSA Spying on “Only a Small Percentage,” White House Says

    08/11/2013 10:28:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    White House press secretary Jay Carney defended the National Security Agency's spying activities saying that “only a small percentage of Internet traffic is being monitored.” “Is there any question that the vast majority of what people do on the Internet is mindless drivel?” Carney asked. “I mean, the number one topic is porn. Only a tiny fraction of the activity represents matters of interest. That's the activity we've got every right and obligation to monitor.” One of the “tiny fractions” Carney maintained merits scrutiny “is the communications of persons hostile to the Government—including so-called Tea Partiers. Let me remind you...