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According to a massive cache of emails, chat conversations and other information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency captured the private data of tens of thousands of ordinary Americans and has continued to retain that data

Big Brother is watching you
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It’s been a number of months since there were any new revelations based on the massive trove of top-secret NSA surveillance documents that former security contractor Edward Snowden took with him when he left the service, but the Washington Post came out with a big one on Saturday: according to files that Snowden provided to the newspaper, NSA agents recorded and retained the private information of tens of thousands of ordinary Americans — including online chats and emails — even though they were not the target of an official investigation.

According to the Post‘s story, nine out of 10 account holders who were found in a large cache of intercepted conversations were not the actual surveillance target sought by the NSA, but in effect were electronic bystanders caught in a net that the agency had cast in an attempt to catch someone else. Many were Americans, the newspaper said, and nearly half of the files contained names, email addresses and other details. Although many had been redacted or “minimized,” almost 900 files still contained unmasked email addresses.

“Many other files, described as useless by the analysts but nonetheless retained, have a startlingly intimate, even voyeuristic quality. They tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless.”

As the paper explains, the NSA is only legally allowed to target foreign nationals located overseas unless it obtains a warrant from a special surveillance court — a warrant that must be based on a reasonable belief that the target has information about a foreign government or terrorist operations. The government has admitted that American citizens are often swept up in these dragnets, but the scale with which ordinary people are included was not known until now. The NSA also appears to keep this information even though it has little strategic value and compromises the privacy of the users whose data is kept on file.

The Post story describes how loosely NSA agents seem to treat the theoretical restriction on collecting information about American citizens: participants in email threads and chat conversations are considered foreign if they use a language other than English, or if they appear to be using an IP address that is located outside the U.S. And there is little to no attempt to minimize the number of unrelated individuals who have their information collected:

“If a target entered an online chat room, the NSA collected the words and identities of every person who posted there, regardless of subject, as well as every person who simply ‘lurked,’ reading passively what other people wrote. In other cases, the NSA designated as its target the Internet protocol, or IP, address of a computer server used by hundreds of people. The NSA treats all content intercepted incidentally from third parties as permissible to retain, store, search and distribute to its government customers.”

The Snowden documents come from a cache of retained information that was gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — despite the fact that for more than a year, government officials have stated that FISA records were beyond the reach of the rogue NSA contractor, according to the Post. The paper said it reviewed about 160,000 intercepted e-mail and instant-message conversations, some of them hundreds of pages long, and 7,900 documents taken from more than 11,000 online accounts.

Post and thumbnail images courtesy of Flickr user Thomas Leuthard

  1. Thomas Greed Saturday, July 5, 2014

    “Spy unto others as YOU would have THEM spy unto YOU!”—Hunter S. Anton, Author of the Novel Johnny Dirtbag “Movie Star”

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  2. 18 Edward Snowden Quotes About U.S. Government Spying That Should Send A Chill Up Your Spine

    #1 “The majority of people in developed countries spend at least some time interacting with the Internet, and Governments are abusing that necessity in secret to extend their powers beyond what is necessary and appropriate.”

    #2 “…I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.”

    #3 “The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.”

    #4 “…I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”

    #5 “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything.”

    #6 “With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your e-mails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your e-mails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.”

    #7 “Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector, anywhere… I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President…”

    #8 “To do that, the NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone. It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time simply because that’s the easiest, most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends. So while they may be intending to target someone associated with a foreign government, or someone that they suspect of terrorism, they are collecting YOUR communications to do so.”

    #9 “I believe that when [senator Ron] Wyden and [senator Mark] Udall asked about the scale of this, they [the NSA] said it did not have the tools to provide an answer. We do have the tools and I have maps showing where people have been scrutinized most. We collect more digital communications from America than we do from the Russians.”

    #10 “…they are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.”

    #11 “Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. …it’s getting to the point where you don’t have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life.”

    #12 “Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”

    #13 “Everyone everywhere now understands how bad things have gotten — and they’re talking about it. They have the power to decide for themselves whether they are willing to sacrifice their privacy to the surveillance state.”

    #14 “I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.”

    #15 “I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.”

    #16 “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong.”

    #17 “I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act.”

    #18 “There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and gotten very rich.”

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  3. Frederick J Leyden Sunday, July 6, 2014

    So what else is New! And now this Speech from this Muslim Buffoon is undermining all the Laws of out construction?
    So how do our Senators please both constituents and donors? Well they insert Bills that create big business in their own home districts. Yes! OK! “”I get it”” BONG!.
    Money is his speech Obama will come out with his under the table Bills along with his lies in his speech and his administration doesn’t really have a health-care plan! So what else is new except spending Another few Hundred Trillion dollars on War Items! Let’s look back at the things that have happened in the past: So here is a RE-CAP of what’s happened from the news: And that there Oath they have disgraced! And then the contributions Money and along with being bought off! I always say just Follow the Money! And how about all them “Insiders” are they Sniffers as well? Well now let’s look back on the real items and how a few of our upstanding Obama’s Sniffer Pocket people have now become full blown sniffing addicts! WHY? Because they are so far up the Muslims As$ and just loving it!! And wouldn’t you know that we now have the biggest Sniffer of them all our VP Mr. Biden leading the pack.
    Well let’s talk first about NSA and the three Stooges answering questions a while back it’s a Joke Right?! With Gable-de-gue answers with a lot of double talk saying this or that with NO REAL ANSWERS at all just blame it on lost data as seven other people that give the OK or just to forge ahead and pass it on to a secret closed Court in some kind of Secret sessions thereof and now this White House Buffoon is still lying to us, well maybe he could answer one thing I didn’t hear at all was Just how much this NSA was costing the TAX PAYER, “Any of The hearing now will joins other high-profile cases in recent weeks—including those involving the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and the Justice Department—that have cast doubt on Congress’s ability to oversee federal agencies, And now in the mind of the FBI, “they said” there not under the House” Homeland security (HLS) Committee’s jurisdiction, so they have a right to blow them off, and not answer anything”. After this long of a wait now the truth was heard from our Sniffer NSA Mr.Clapper remember he admitted that he had lied! The NSA’s Special Source Operations (SSO) branch isn’t in the business of computer hacking but of cable tapping “Wharpdrive” was a fiber-optic cable tap World Wide under seas fiber is often laid by consortia of companies These taps, each obscured with a codename, are often made deep within the network of telecom providers and often with the cooperation of key executives which are maybe Sniffers also? And that said the average cost of FBI is now said that each wiretap is estimated to cost each $50,000per E-Mail or Phone tap, a figure that includes reimbursements as well as other operational costs paid each time to all the Companies that had signed on with the NSA, NSC and FBI in collecting your information and you pay Yes! There Perks! Even the biggest Rat was maybe Microsoft as well as many other Companies that were building hardware in Silicon Valley for NSA. And now we have “Vodafone’s revelations” saying that several countries demanded direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice, Which have now focused in particular attention on the role of Western technology, Yes you guessed it!, The telecommunications firms, which now stand accused of facilitating the mass surveillance by giving spies unrestricted access to their networks in Several Silicon Valley. So how about this Reporter Glenn Greenwald he published a picture of a Cisco Router allegedly intercepted in the mail, taken out of the box and tampered with by the NSA and just a single SDR can be changed to any band instantly, How about A Hallelujah!. Well Follow the MONEY! That said: how about the 62 jaunts that Holder made that Cost the taxpayer $1.45 Million dollars and has refused to say about 7 other trips for $169,502.00 Dollars But that’s a drop in the Bucket compared to last year Michelle Obama weekend Ski trip to Aspen Co.2002. Way over $one Hundred Million dollars And good old Joe Biden his 6 day trip to South America$245,000, And that African Trip Don’t want to tell you how much that was!, You get my Point! But any senator with a tax plea so secret it has to be physically locked away is definitely for just fifty years does that not tell you something BONG!, Its absolutely not requesting it for the voters. I always say follow the Money! (Take a look also at “ACORN”).
    I’m saddened and sometimes even really ashamed to be An American at times when our White House does not know “Right from Wrong”- is Spying on every nation and every Citizen in the United States as well as World Wide! This backing of every Bill in both the Houses of Congress by Their own self-interests and not of the Citizens of this Country, like Gun Control and this Ongoing Plan to let 11 Million most from South of our boarder that have been caught as well as only 200,000 from other Countries and were still counting and now last week our VP MR. Biden opened the Gate all the way and now there just streaming in from Mexico and other parts of the World wanting to jump our fence their all illegals who now have broken all the Laws here, And now Congress wants to be give them a free pass! Hell No! And how about these sneaky senators who have been attaching pet projects to must-pass Congressional bills like there trying to add more and more Immigration legislation to reward them for not coming in thru The Front door and without Filling with the IRS while they were in their Home Country All this has to STOP NOW!. The way I’ve seen the United States in the last Fifty years going downhill it’s one hell of a shame, Your White House Fuhrer and his Gestapo crew that he now operates with his now known evil Empire their and along with both of the U.S. House of Representatives all have been trampling on our “Constitutions Amendments one by one And Joe Boehner You’re on the way out! You can take that to the Bank. And for most that don’t know That the “First, Second and now the Fourth Amendment was stated from professor Randy Barnett that the surveillance is a fundamental violation of that Fourth Amendment. He isolates the broad collection of Content as well as the phone metadata under the Patriot Act., of our constitution and our own ” Bill of Rights”” and now this Fuhrer that’s in our White House is everyday eroding are American position worldwide by Spying on all Citizens And how about Dodd-Frank financial reforms from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau they have been compiling a massive database of citizens’ personal information for the last 3 Years—including monthly credit-card, mortgage, car and even tracking Car Plates! Why? And what about the “Black Bag” operations by the CIA penetrating Foreign Industrial Corporations of the Largest Foreign Multinationals just to Share it Maybe he will tell us about that! Right! Fat Chance! And The Big one is Obama “Executive Order 13603″ That will open your Eyes! And How about this getting our Noses into other Countries and their problem wars and then using are Tax money buying and giving those Arms for another War! Why!? Maybe it’s just a Muslim White House way of piss-ing other Nations off big time— it’s our Economic, military position, as well as America’s influence World Wide is at stack and so much more and this needs to STOP! From History a Byzantine Emperor had said: “Islam had only brought evil to the world and that
    It was spread by the sword.” Well guess what!
    Our own Buffoon in the White House is that same architect who has been doing just that the very same way to all the Peoples in the World!
    Citizen of the United States! We need to take back our “Bill of Rights”.
    Don’t let this Happen!
    Pass this on to everyone! And just Vote Independent!

    Vote them all out Of Congress! Let them know that the Voters Rule!
    And they have not done the will of the People!
    Nor have they lived up to their Oath of Office which they were to serve.
    And you’re Obama Leader the Muslim Buffoon will now go down in History as the Worse Black S O B Known to the Free World as we now know it! And Obama should be tried for Treason in a Court of law.
    Vote them all out! Let your Voice be heard! PASS THIS ON !
    Just do it!
    Take back America and our “Bill of Right”
    Send this to everyone!

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  4. Frederick J Leyden Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Well what the Hell else is new? How about opening your Eyes! I didn’t Vote for that Black Muslim Buffoon in the White House! And you don’t half to look to far to see what this Muslim Buffoon has done to this Country! Well my fellow citizens I have run out of Bubble Gum and I’m Mad as hell! And I’m taking Names!
    And this S.O. B. will be impeached!
    I’ve been telling you for 2 years now how this White House Muslim Buffoon has been tearing down the United States Constitution piece by piece and as of this July 4th went over the Line and faces Impeachment! Well couldn’t happened to a nicer guy outside of North Vietnam!, Well now consider this: And now your just waking up to think about this Muslim Buffoon in the White House which has been undermining this Country every day since he’s been in office and as well spying on all the other Country’s as well for the last few years and now you’re finding out now that this is really true! Well Glory Be! And now you think that he deserves a Gold Star! Bull $hit!
    Take a look at the whole picture how The Internal Revenue Service targeting the conservative groups then trying every which way to cover it up by adding extra scrutiny and you just now you’re finding that our FBI, NSA Lies and now the DHS have their Shorts really twisted tight and on backwards as well!
    Well what the Hell did you think what has been going on for the last 20 years or so! Before all you Lamos are now just finding out about all this News like that did happen in Minn. of the Young Muslims in our own Country and all their Family’s sending Money to them after they leave and their on the way to fight overseas!

    The FBI, DHS and NSA they should have had all their Badges turned in and all there A$s kicked for even thinking of granting there whole family’s to immigrate into the United States in the First place!
    Big Question now is when to stop letting any kind of Muslims and other undesirables into our United States, There Not Welcome and Never will be Welcome here or for that matter anywhere else in the World I would presume!

    Just what the Hell have you people at the FBI and DHS and NSA been doing just sleeping at the Post! Hay! Try and Get a Grip! Wake up Jack! Gets some fire under you’re A$s’s! Or just get the Hell out of Dodge!
    And that’s Called “Taking Care of Business” DO IT NOW!
    And If I may add that you’re watching the Wrong People! How about just try following the Money and you will find out what is really running the Congress by their adding Special Bills as a payback to each and every district there representing That’s Called Payola! What in the Hell are you doing with our TAX Money! Besides just jerking your
    Meat and dancing the two step? Well you might want to take a hard Look at That Buffoon in the White House when you have time!
    Why the White House has maybe been “requesting” UNDER THE TABLE That some News agency Falsify there REPORTS ON ALL GUN STORIES BY DISTORTING all THE NEWS.
    Like: also then what the Hell about all this? :
    The Muslim Brotherhood infiltrates Obama’s Administration by Six American Islamist Activists as Muslim Infidels as Brotherhood operatives:
    Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S.
    Department of Homeland Security Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser – founder Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current Executive Director Imam Mohamed
    Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar – Islamic Society of North America Eboo Patel
    Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships This report
    does not mention John Brennan, new CIA Director, …who was sworn in (without a Bible).
    He converted to Islam a couple of years ago.
    Two more were added a while back with no fanfare.
    What do you expect from our own Infidels and the Buffoon in the White House that has never read the Bill of Rights?
    Did you expect him to appoint an American Patriot?
    Wouldn’t you know this Black Muslim the Buffoon in our White House?
    Has now voiced his immigration policies by his passing Congress, This is against the constitution by opening this gate, Well maybe it just one more of these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but if taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone.

    Then, OK! Let’s just super-impose the bigger picture of most recent events i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations … And he wants to keep spying on anyone and any Country Worldwide! Well please pray for our country.

    Okay…I didn’t just make this up! So here we go!….This Black S. O. B. Muslim Buffoon in the White House is now going to do what when? And now just to revamp the NSA? Well he’s now pounding more sand up are Gazoo Again! And again well would you believe all this! So hold on and get a load of this?
    Obama just happened to know 60’s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain —which eventually just happened to require demolition.
    Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm,
    Where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

    Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco
    marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for MalcolmX, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

    Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the
    Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.
    After attending Occidental College and Columbia University,
    where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

    Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980sand just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI),
    through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

    Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach
    Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

    Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover
    Photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

    Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to
    develop low-income housing and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, Wife of William Ayers.

    In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks (Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

    In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system. In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

    In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of RashidKhalidi,
    Who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and
    Advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obama’s just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

    In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States. Now! Maybe you can see light at the end of the tunnel! That this Buffoon in the White House is out to take down America!

    Don’t say I didn’t tell you ” It IS WHAT IT IS!”

    Get a Grip!

    And Vote Independent!

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  5. Frederick J Leyden Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Well I would guess that it’s time for that Black B. to be impeached also on the 4th of July that would be fitting for all the Citizen of the United States!! As he was moving forward to seek out ways to adjust U.S. immigration policy without congressional approval on the fourth of July!.
    Well this should be good news! So let’s see Congress can live up to their Oath of office in getting the impeachment started.
    That Buffoon in the White House is grievously doing a crime towards each and every American Citizen on what he is about to-do just to use the Fourth of July to naturalize “illegal” immigrants.
    And now they have a full blown revolution within their own party and Yes! Others will indeed Fall! Well let’s be truthful! It’s all about their Oath of Office they took!
    And then there’s this “first class Sniffer’s” that now have come out of the White House Closet as well!
    So here is a RE-CAP
    of what’s happened from the news: And that there Oath they have disgraced! And then the contributions Money and along with being bought off! I always say just Follow the Money! And how about all them “Insiders” And the big question are they Sniffers as well? And by all reading that data they in turn maybe getting rich overnight could be! And what about NSA has a shocking new excuse for destroying evidence After a Court order had instructed the NSA to preserve data that it had collected under Section 702 of the Amendments Act to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and they our real Sniffers too?.
    That order has since been reversed, because now the NSA has claimed (in addition to the usual business about how stopping this program will grievously harm American citizens) While still at it harvesting huge numbers of American images of people’s faces and Car plates from
    All its communications that are now intercepted through its global surveillance operations for use in there sophisticated facial recognition programs at NSA, All acquired from the State Motor departments as well as the US Passport office.
    Data obtained by The Wall Street Journal suggests that “electronic-surveillance orders have increased over the past decade and that the vast majority remain sealed.” Yes! Your Obama administration has argued in court that cellphone customers “have no privacy interest” in their location data.
    All according to the latest top-secret documents with our Gestapo State White House Blessings, Well that surveillance reform bill that just passed by the House last week, what a joke! It “falls way short” of its promises to stop collecting Americans’ data and open up the National Security
    Agency and In the end nothing, Very seldom I might add that in history has a government been fixed without some form of revolution that has costs lives. “Our Constitution gives us a way! But it is nearly impossible to use the tools in it”.
    More than half of the 121 lawmakers who voted against the measure did so because they thought it had been effectively gutted Way They thought! And Yes! We will Vote those out in upcoming midterm election!
    Well now let’s look back on the real items and how a few of our upstanding Obama’s Sniffer Pocket people have now all become full blown sniffing addicts! WHY?
    Because they are so far up the Muslims As$ and just loving it!! And wouldn’t you know that we now have this biggest Sniffer of them all our VP Mr. Biden leading the pack, And can you believe he Opened the flood gates on our boarder and Children some have now died now to jump our fence I hope he and that Muslim can sleep at night knowing this along with the tens of thousands that are coming from all over the World to cross our borders all along the North and South of us.
    We have our Rice Sniffer trying again to become the Fox inside the Chicken coop With Sniffer Hillary watching her back! And that Sniffer Hillary Clinton’s she has her G-string twisted tighter than ever with sniffer Rice’s and now she wants in the White House! A time Joke Right! Dang If I Know!! And now we have those real Pocket person Sniffers of Obama’s in that Sen. Schuler sniffer was noted that on that same night after a midnight meeting they were talking about their Benghazi backup stories that they will use, Then the White House national security communications aide Ben Rhodes, He said the email “probably was the straw that broke the camel’s back because that memo made it really clear we’re going to blame an Internet video and not a broader policy failure in Libya. The State Department has attempted to obstruct its disclosure by not providing Congress with an unclassified copy of this document, And our own Black S.O.B. Muslim the Buffoon running this Country and our Government with more cover-ups and here again there all behind closed doors secretly moving records about Benghazi again as well as others documents, Which now again the White House allows the Pentagon to even tell the Associated Press again that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that anyone or even if the AP had requested even more than two years ago of other items they had requested, and this does now represent an old strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny by all this by Blocking anyone and anyone from Requesting “ any “ Information by our own” Freedom of information Act”.
    Way to Go Obama! Let us Citizens hear you say! “I’m Not a Crook” and the Buffoon’s White House now quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of information in ways that not even Richard Nixon envisioned during the Watergate scandal, according to federal workers on the front lines of processing open records requests.
    The hearing now will joins other high-profile cases in recent weeks—including those involving the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and the Justice Department—that have cast doubt on Congress’s ability to oversee federal agencies, And now in the mind of the FBI, “they said” there not under the House” Homeland security (HLS) Committee’s jurisdiction, so they have a right to blow them off, and not answer anything”. After this long of a wait now the truth was heard from our Sniffer NSA Mr. Clapper remember he admitted that he had lied! The NSA’s Special Source Operations (SSO) branch isn’t in the business of computer hacking but of cable tapping “Wharpdrive” was a fiber-optic cable tap World Wide under seas fiber is often laid by consortia of companies These taps, each obscured with a codename like “XKeyscore” for one of many others in the NSA, are often made deep within the network of telecom providers and often with the cooperation of key executives which are maybe Sniffers also? And that said the average cost of FBI is now said that each wiretap is estimated to cost each $50,000per E-Mail or Phone tap, a figure that includes reimbursements as well as other operational costs paid each time to all the Companies that had signed on with the NSA, NSC and FBI in collecting your information and you pay yes! There Perks! Even the biggest Rat was maybe Microsoft as well as many other Companies that were building hardware in Silicon Valley for NSA. And now we have “Vodafone’s revelations” saying that several countries demanded direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice, Which have now focused in particular attention on the role of Western technology, Yes you guessed it!, The telecommunications firms, which now stand accused of facilitating the mass surveillance by giving spies unrestricted access to their networks in Several Silicon Valley. So how about this Reporter Glenn Greenwald he published a picture of a Cisco Router allegedly intercepted in the mail, taken out of the box and tampered with by the NSA and just a single SDR can be changed to any band instantly, How about A Hallelujah! They also were up passed their eyeballs as well as deep inside the pockets of NSC, NSA and FBI as was other companies like the nine other leading Internet companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Apple as they were all using that same program data that was buried within its source code aimed and forwarded directly to NSA, with this Encryption Tools given that they signed into as required and designed for NSA to use for World Spying! Well talk about Your Tax Dollars is at work An Tell me that NSA hasn’t used along with the media and all the Chip Manufactures of building commercial CHIP hardware to foment anti-freedom agendas and build the one world order by the elitists running corporate US and world governments, international corporations, the military industrial complex, IMF (bankers). And how about that other IRS Sniffer Lois Lerner who had taken the Fifth or would not answer Questions to circumvent there cover up to keep their jobs because her PC drive crashed with all data disappeared overnight! Oh! Was still kept on the Payroll, then latter the IRS let her Retire along with a Healthy pension. Well in the best interest for all of us is to try and start decreasing the influence here at home and all over the World Starting with our own known Black S. O, B, Muslim in the White House, We now have that bigger Rat to catch along with his Gestapo henchmen and insider sniffer including Miss goodie Hillary and Rice that are now running scared because of Benghazi as well as other items, We need to be finding ways and it’s is imperative to get rid of all this Muslims and their Brotherhoods that are working in our own Government! And I’m not just making this up it’s the Truth! So don’t say that I didn’t tell you! And let the truth be known to all the American People We have had something taken from us. IT’s our faith in our own government and our trust in those people who are supposed to protect us in both Houses of Congress they have failed to point out their own guilt in the violation of our Constitution and crimes against us citizens and have betrayed us by their swarmed Oath they had taken.
    It all started back when you and I could trust people and even of our own White House but now that has all changed now this is one Hell of a “Gestapo State White House”! Like In their demanding that Congress adds there underhanded and sneaked in ways to add items and then inserted as added amendments within Bills in Congress. And Laws that are written by this Buffoon to undermine are Court System as well as his appointment to Judgeships that that was not legal when the Senate was in session during its pro forma sessions.
    And what he has planned for this 4th of July is also not right and Wait and see just watch what he does!
    And now to the “Bill of Rights”, there are some really sick & evil people out there. Hitler the chancellor in Germany had done the same thing. The People need to stand up and be heard now! I am thankful to live in a Country of free speech; I want my children and all Children to understand all this about God and about Muslims World Wide! Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is wide loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, and Quran’s 99 excellent names.
    Therefore, after much study and deliberation… Now perhaps we should be very suspicious of all MUSLIMS now in this country as well as all other Country’s that they obviously cannot be any kind of even a ‘good’ Muslim and or anything by any means whatsoever.
    The religious war is way bigger than anyone even can understand! Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within like now are White House leader Buffoon is doing now! And he will now go down in America History as one of the evilest Black S O B known to the free World. The Real scary thing is this real dramatic erosion of are American position, are all from the White House just like the Gestapo had when Hitler then suspended civil liberties and cracked down on all opposition parties, paving the way for the police state.
    Make no mistake about it that more than “two thirds” in Congress that are ruling our America today are traitors, thieves, and criminals in our own government that have gone beyond corrupt and as such “have not even tried to live up to their Oath of office”: Case in point as noted, I didn’t just make this up!: What is the “current oath” then enacted in 1884 :
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
    And if you think that they haven’t done so! Then it’s your responsibly to Vote them all OUT! just do it!
    And as such where the ballot box no longer can even be trusted, and we must now take them all out of office, You and only you have a chance in 2014 midterm election and the 2016 presidential election to change the political landscape via the ballot the box. Well it’s the Midterm vote coming up that will count as you’re about now to see! This next Election will be the Best Vote of the Century Bar none!
    My Constitutional “Bill of Rights” they gave you and I and a free and independent America, Not a Gestapo State. In which now you’re in the White House Gestapo’s office and have all the answers to even violent crime by not prosecuting felons and fugitives while just turning them loose out of jails weather there Documented or Non documented, And not even trying to prosecute them for gun crimes or any other Laws that they may have Committed. Well how about going after the Americans constitutional rights of all the law-abiding citizens in this Country like you have been doing again and again and again! It’s OK!
    Let’s first look at our Constitutional “Bill of Rights” Like the First and Second and the Forth! Noted for each and every American Citizen: First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
    Second Amendment to the United States Constitution:
    “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
    Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    America was born on guns and whiskey. Yes! It’s true we’re a violent society.
    And if you are a foreigner then you’re a redcoat.
    And now our Government is now telling us what to do! And take our Guns and Search our Homes for Anything to bring us down to our knees just not going to happen!
    And this White House’s leader with his ideological Muslim and Gestapo ways will never happen here in the United States Now or Ever!!
    This White House as noted with all the Sniffers and his Henchmen of this Muslim Buffoon is it now trying to take away are American rights one by one! And Yes! Pass this on! To everyone you know.
    Obama Note! You and Your pocket Sniffing people in Congress and all your Henchmen have started a War with the American people!
    And Yes! 1776’ will commence once again, so watch as all American people have always and will always keep their Powder Dry! It will commence again!
    Let the people of America take back control of our Government and preserve are Constitutions Amendments and most of all the “First and the Second and Fourth Amendment of our constitution”.
    Get rid of this Muslim Buffoon and all his Pocket people in Congress and all his Gestapo Henchmen in the White House once and for all.
    The Real scary thing is a dramatic erosion of American position world wide — it’s economic, military position, as well as America’s influence made in the White House just like the Gestapo had done, And now all this NSA Spying Worldwide.
    And I quote a 14th century Byzantine emperor as saying: Islam had only brought evil to the world and that it was spread by the sword.
    Also did you expect him also to appoint any American Patriot Judges? Fat chance! OH! I guess you thought he was the coming Muslim messiah!
    I didn’t Vote for that S.O.B. Wake Up America!
    … While you can!
    The Bill of Rights gave you and me a free and independent America! Not a Gestapo State.
    In which now the White House Gestapo’s have the answer to violent crime by not prosecuting felons and fugitives, not prosecuting gun crimes or Car crimes as well as Drug Crimes, But now going after the our “Constitutional Rights” of all the law-abiding citizens here in the United States!
    “1776 will commence again you can bet on that! if you try to take our firearms and or the “First and or the Second Amendment of our constitution!”
    Well it’s on! Make no mistake about that! There will be an uprising by the people soon!
    The history books of today do not tell the student a lot of what happened leading to and during the revolutionary war. Get a Grip!
    We didn’t just fight the British. “We were British subjects”!
    A state of siege and repression of rights and liberties had existed for many years and a state of war had existed for two years prior to the signing of the Declaration, and we fought our own government for independence! Most of the citizens of today take their liberties so much for granted.
    They shouldn’t, for in taking those liberties for granted, they have lost much of it.
    All governments progress from liberty to tyranny and despotism, unless carefully watched and circumscribed.
    Much is to be learned in today’s times from the events of the past as well as the causes and the reasons for the uprising and indignation of the citizens in opposition to tyranny.
    Many parallels can be drawn as we review the happenings of today by this Buffoon in the White House and once he’s a chancellor like this Hitler, in our own White House which then he is able to use his position and his Sniffing henchmen to consolidate absolute control over our country in a few months.
    Hitler just a month after being appointed chancellor, Hitler used the torching of the Reichstag parliament building — blamed on a Dutch communist — to strengthen his grip on power. He suspended civil liberties and cracked down on opposition parties, paving the way for the police state.
    And now this Buffoon in the White House is trying the same thing! The Real scary thing is a dramatic erosion of the American and all the Citizens!
    Obama! Has now trampled all over the law abiding American Citizens as well as other Country like China and other Country’s worldwide by this ongoing continued Spying by NSA, And has been derailing the Second Amendment on Gun Control in every Conceivable way to remove Firearms from every Law abiding American Citizen in the United States.
    Yes! That Muslim that Buffoon at the wheel desperately trying to conserve American power, influence and wealth by just taken our Guns away from us and for his ideological Muslim reasons like he wants the slipping to continue as well as his Worldwide Spying.
    Well guess what! He’s that same architect doing the same thing!
    Just Vote Independent! Knowing now a sense of downright corruption,
    So you might as well vote your conscience like Vote Independent!
    They may well do the least damage to your country!
    The People will have A Say for once!

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  6. How is anything in this article new? The author tries to get attention cheaply.

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  7. Congress took bids from the telecommunication providers to spy other nation’s leaders. Verizon got the bid. Verizon just got banned from some European nations. Congress puts on a face: how shocking, don’t know anything about it etc. We have lost our credibility, big time!

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  8. The NSA is America’s KGB. No different and just as dangerous. They must be made to go away. Listening to the conversations of little girls’ conversations on the telephone is just plain creepy and dysfunctional.

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