Tags: war, Syria, UN general assembly, speeches UN 9.30.2013, Mideast, terrorism, Al-Qaeda, terror groups, terrorists, Jihad
“No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war.” – Barack Obama speaking on privacy in 2005
Mr. Obama had plenty of harsh words to say about the NSA‘s data collection programs under the George W. Bush presidency back in 2005. Three years later he would run for high office on some of these same statements. Listen in the video below to what he had to say regarding the NSA collecting data and spying on American citizens without their knowledge or consent. We already know that most political candidates for the US presidency will say ANYTHING to win the public trust and get elected. Then once they are in office, all bets are off.
I have to admit, of all the many many broken promises that were made to the American people by Barack Obama before he was elected president, I find this one particularly offensive. It’s the kind of thing which can inspire a person to NEVER ever trust a presidential candidate‘s words again.
When a voting population has been lied to ON SUCH A SCALE that it strains all credulity, how will that same voting public EVER trust what a political candidate says in a campaign ever again? I didn’t vote for this SOB, and I am proud of it. But I cannot fathom how millions of people who DID vote for him now feel. I don’t think the word “sucker” quite covers it. Here’s the video:
Tags: politics, lies, privacy, the presidency, doublespeak, barack obama liar
See also http://www.westernjournalism.com
- Brazil, the Country That Said “No” to the NSA (news.softpedia.com)
- Close ties between White House, NSA spying review (news.yahoo.com)
- NSA runs Minority Report-style behavior prediction program (real-agenda.com)
- Brazilian president Rousseff launches tirade against US over NSA surveillance (theguardian.com)
- Barack Obama raises possibility of new legislation to curb NSA powers (theguardian.com)
- NSA warns Congress about ‘wrong decisions’ on spying (salon.com)
- NSA Planted Bugs at Indian Missions in D.C., U.N. (transcend.org)
- NSA Spying … And Doing Stuff They Are Forbidden BY Congress To Do (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Brazil President Denounces NSA Spying in UN Speech (readersupportednews.org)
- NSA Powers Restored after Obama Request to Secret Court (theburningtruth.us)
Citing documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, the Times reported that the NSA began allowing the analysis of phone call and e-mail logs in November 2010 to examine some Americans’ networks of associations for foreign intelligence purposes after NSA officials lifted restrictions on the practice. The newspaper posted the report on its website Saturday.
A January 2011 memorandum from the spy agency indicated that the policy shift was intended to help the agency “discover and track” connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States, the Times reported.
The documents Snowden provided indicated that the NSA can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls and GPS location information, as well as property records and unspecified tax data, the paper reported.
NSA officials declined to say how many Americans have been caught up in the effort, including people involved in no wrongdoing, the Times reported. The documents do not describe what has resulted from the scrutiny, which links phone numbers and e-mails in a “contact chain” tied directly or indirectly to a person or organization overseas that is of foreign intelligence interest, the paper reported.
The documents provided by Snowden don’t specify which phone and e-mail databases are used to create the social network diagrams, the Times reported, and NSA officials wouldn’t identify them. However, NSA officials said the large database of Americans’ domestic phone call records revealed in June was not used, the paper reported.
Disclosures from documents leaked by Snowden earlier this year have sparked debate over the government’s surveillance activities and concerns that Americans’ civil liberties have been violated by the data collection. Russia has granted temporary asylum to Snowden, considered a fugitive from justice in the U.S., and his whereabouts remain secret.
- NSA spying on social links – New Zealand Herald (nzherald.co.nz)
- Report: NSA maps out a person’s social connections (news.yahoo.com)
- NSA Built Secret Social Network To Spy On Americans (webpronews.com)
- NSA uses data to map Americans’ social connections, report says (foxnews.com)
- NSA uses metadata ‘to create sophisticated graphs’ of US citizens’ social … – RT (rt.com)
- NSA Maps Social Connections Of Some Americans, New York Times Reports (huffingtonpost.com)
- NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show (theguardian.com)
- NSA using Social Network maps (stuff.co.nz)
- Report: NSA maps out a person’s social connections – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
Well that settles it. The National Zoo’s Live panda cam is officially down, at least for now. That must mean that the government shut down is real. [ Sigh.] I would much rather watch a live panda cam than a ‘sex box’ any day, how ’bout you?
This video report is re-posted courtesy of CBS News:
Tags: federal government, government shutdown, Washington DC, FED, federal government services
- Live: Federal government shutdown looms (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Oh No, a Government Shutdown! (conservativeread.com)
- Government shutdown looms as midnight deadline approaches (bizjournals.com)
- Stocks Dip Ahead of Government Shutdown (business.time.com)
- Rooting for a Shutdown (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)
- “Chances of averting government shutdown appear slim” (goodolewoody.me)
- Government shutdown 101: 12 ways it could affect you (csmonitor.com)
- ABC’s Jonathan Karl: ‘Chances of a Government Shutdown at 99.9%’ (newsbusters.org)
- nbcnews: Showdown in Washington: How a government shutdown… (shortformblog.com)
Great Britain begins airing live TV show “Sex Box” where consenting couples have sex in front of a live TV audience then later discuss their sexual performance, et al, with the audience.
The supposedly high minded premise [ Are you kidding me? ] of the new UK TV show “Sex Box” is to get a public conversation started about real sexual intimacy, as opposed to cold pornography. So say the producers of the show.
But what we all know, is that this is yet another click in the ever downward spiral of salacious voyeuristic TV. It’s no longer enough just to broadcast “reality TV” which follows a group of people through every waking and sleeping moment of their lives for [ fill-in-the-blank reasons conjured by the producers ], shows like ‘Survivor‘ or ‘Big Brother‘ – now the only thing which will satiate viewers’ appetites is to watch couples having sex on live TV, too.
The last bastion of personal privacy has now been shattered. The debauchery is complete. Consenting adults will degrade themselves and their relationship by performing the most intimate of all acts – in a box – while millions of other TV viewers watch, live, as it happens, and then “discuss it” later with the audience. Yeah. Right. Wink-wink.
I think I am going to be sick. Oh , it’s getting conversations started all right. Eeeewwwgh.
Wait – don’t tell me. I already know what’s next. The “sex box” concept will expand on TV to include private pay-per-view TV feeds of the “on the street” sex box action taking place between prostitutes and their customers. Then this too, will become a TV show once demand for free access goes from a whimper to a roar.
I actually think I now know where the original idea for this lurid TV spectacle originated. Check out this article:
- DAYS OF LOT: Gay couple to have sex live on British TV (endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com)
- Gay British Couple to Have Sex on TV, Then Discuss It (towleroad.com)
- Sex in a box (everydayobjectification.wordpress.com)
- ‘Normal sex’ is not having sex in a box in front of a studio audience | Bridget Christie (theguardian.com)
- Sex Box: couples make love on TV in ‘soundproof’ booth (theweek.co.uk)
- Mariella Frostrup’s Sex Box is just voyeurism (thetimes.co.uk)
- ‘Sex Drive In’ Opens for Business in Switzerland
- Drive-Thru Sex Boxes in Zurich Open
- Sex Box: the TV show that hopes to ‘reclaim sex from pornography’ (theguardian.com)
- Couples to have sex in TV studio for new Channel 4 programme Sex Box (metro.co.uk)
- Couples to have sex on C4 live show (bbc.co.uk)
- Highway to Hell Alert: Zurich Approves Public ‘Sex Boxes’
- Sex Box: Mariella Frostrup’s chat show with lovers (telegraph.co.uk)
I’m not exactly sure how cheating at poker with counterfeit chips compromises US national security, but it certainly doesn’t give one the impression that the man with the keys to the nukes is operating at the highest level of personal integrity in his “down time.”
Is there any department of the US government at this point which is NOT riddled with corrupt men and women who bring yet more shame to the nation by their actions? The acting head of our CIA has a seedy extra-marital affair with an officer and gets busted via his Gmail account. The NSA spies relentlessly on the American public, without their consent, yet looks the other way when their own employees misuse their clearances to spy on ex-girlfriends and romantic rivals. The second in command of our nuclear arsenal is caught at a small town casino in Iowa at the poker tables using counterfeit poker chips.
Is there any doubt the American public is more cynical than ever about their government? These people have become laughable, if not downright pathetic. We would do better just to toss darts at the side of a barn papered with bawdy newspaper clippings to elect the next president. Where does it end?
‘DCI agents stationed at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, discovered the counterfeit chips, Dales said. He would not say when the discovery was made or how much in counterfeit chips was found, only that “it was a significant monetary amount.” Council Bluffs is located across the Missouri River from Omaha.’
The second-in-command of the US military’s nuclear combat forces has been suspended during an investigation into illegal gambling.
Navy Vice Adm Timothy Giardina was removed from duty on 3 September, a US official said on Saturday.
Admiral Giardina was serving as the deputy in charge of the US Strategic Command, which oversees nuclear assets.
He has not been arrested or charged as part of the inquiry, into possible use of counterfeit casino chips.
The admiral, a career submarine officer, was referred to the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service after he became suspected in a case involving a casino in western Iowa.
Special agent David Dales of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation told AP “a significant monetary amount” was involved.
“We were able to detect this one pretty quickly and jump on it,” he added.
It is not known whether Vice Adm Giardina’s alleged actions at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs had the potential to compromise national security or operations at Strategic Command.
Air Force General Robert Kehlerr, who heads Strategic Command, has recommended that he be reassigned, Capt Kunze said.
Vice Adm Giardina’s suspension follows several other incidents affecting the US military’s nuclear establishment.
In May it was reported that 17 officers in charge of maintaining nuclear missiles were sidelined over safety violations at Minot Air Force base in North Dakota.
In August a nuclear missile unit at Malstrom Air Force base in Montana failed a safety and security inspection, after which a senior security officer was relieved of duty.
- US plans ‘dramatic’ nuclear cuts
- Obama limits US nuclear arms use
- Countries with nuclear weapons Watch
Last but not least …
It would appear that the “marketing of Hillary” as the DNC choice for 2016 by the elites has received a minor setback for the time being. Now that more of us collectively “get it” and the American populace is becoming sick to death of having our political candidates pre-picked, pre-packaged, pre-marketed and pre-sold to us, irregardless of our own sentiments in the matter, I wonder how these BIG MEDIA outlets like CNN who comply with the mandates of the elites will adjust their Illuminati agenda accordingly?
I honestly believe it has gotten so bad that millions don’t even bother to vote anymore. The MEDIA pre-elect our presidents by sheer aggression. It’s impossible for any presidential candidate to have a fair chance when some of the biggest news outlets in the US offer other candidates [who are clearly pre-chosen by the elites] free air time in the form of lengthy flattering documentaries which are tailor made to mold public opinion and send them on to the White House.
As much as I would love to see a woman commander-in-chief elected in America, I will be damned if I intend to vote for Hillary Clinton. A vote for Hillary is a vote for the CFR. Hell to the ‘NO’.
By Liana B. Baker and Gabriel Debenedetti
Sept 30 | Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:28pm IST
(Reuters) – Cable news network CNN has canceled a documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton after the director said pressure from the Clinton camp as well as Republican leaders made it too difficult to complete the film.
A CNN spokeswoman confirmed on Monday that the program would be canceled, saying director “Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton.”
Political observers widely expect Clinton, whose early polling numbers make her the Democratic frontrunner in the presidential race in 2016. Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State, has said she is still considering her options.
In a blog post on the Huffington Post website, Ferguson, who had been tapped by CNN to direct to the film last year, said pressure from Clinton’s aides started as soon as he joined the project. He said he had found it difficult to get anyone to cooperate and speak about Clinton.
“When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans – and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, (who) wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration,” Ferguson said in the blog post.
Clinton representatives could not be reached for comment.
Ferguson said he was surprised that “prominent Democrats made it known both to CNN and to me” that they weren’t happy with the project.
Ferguson also cited pushback from the Republican Party. In August, Republican leaders sent letters of protest to both CNN and NBC, complaining that their planned programs amounted to political ads for Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton.
The NBC television network is planning a dramatic miniseries from its entertainment unit, which is separate from its news division. NBC did not immediately return a request for comment on Monday.
Republican leaders had resolved to boycott any 2016 presidential debates sponsored by CNN, which is owned by Time Warner Inc, and NBC, owned by Comcast Corp, if the networks went ahead with the projects.
Ferguson said he was not pressured by CNN to cancel the project, and that the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, had pledged his support behind the film.
“Neither political party wanted the film made. After painful reflection, I decided that I couldn’t make a film of which I would be proud. And so I’m cancelling,” Ferguson said in the blog post.
(Reporting by Liana B. Baker in New York and Gabriel Debenedetti in Washington; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
Last but not least …
- CNN Films Cancels Hillary Clinton Documentary (variety.com)
- Hillary Clinton Documentary Canceled by CNN Films (thewrap.com)
- CNN, Director Charles Ferguson Cancel Hillary Clinton Documentary (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Director Quits CNN’s Hillary Clinton Documentary (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- CNN’s Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation (theguardian.com)
- Charles Ferguson: Why I Am Cancelling My Documentary on Hillary Clinton (huffingtonpost.com)
- Producer Cancels CNN’s Hillary Clinton Documentary (washington.cbslocal.com)