“The Obama administration made history during the 2016 election by releasing statistics for the first time showing how many times government officials sought to unmask the names of Americans captured in accidental National Security Agency intercepts. There was just one problem: the number of affected Americans was grossly underreported.
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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, now under new management with President Donald Trump, confirms that the 654 unmaskings reported last year for fiscal 2015 was under reported by a factor of more than three times. The correct number was actually 2,232.”
Amnesty International says it has ‘credible evidence’ Turkish police are holding detainees, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture
“Turkish troops imprisoned after the failed military coup are being raped, starved and left without water for days, it is claimed.
Many of the 10,000 detainees are locked up in horses’ stables and sports halls – some hogtied in horrific stress positions, according to human rights campaigners.
Amnesty International has called for immediate access to prisoners after the coup a week ago which sparked a brutal crackdown and a three-month state of emergency.
More than 200 died in the uprising which aimed to topple dictatorial President Recep Erdogan – and 1,500 were injured.
Amnesty says it has ‘credible evidence’ Turkish police are holding detainees in stress positions for up to 48 hours, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture, including rape.”
“As the firefighters from Montgomery and Coldenham in New York were working to put out a house that had caught fire on June 4, a local man named John Thompson decided to fly a drone over the scene to film the proceedings. The firefighters put up with the drone for about 10 minutes and then turned their fire house on it, in what looks to me like annoyance. They send another blast its way about a minute later.
You can see the water blast at about the 12-minute mark in the video above — just after one firefighter points out the drone to another holding the hose.
Thompson says that his drone is now damaged and wants the fire company to pay for a new one to the tune of $2,200. (On a side note, the drone looks like a DJI Phantom 2 Vision to me, which really costs about $1,000.)”
“Are we going to so blithely give up our freedom? Are we going to so blindly go along and take it?” the Kentucky Republican and presidential candidate said from the Senate floor, raising his voice to reach the approximately two dozen supporters wearing “Stand with Rand” t-shirts in the chamber gallery.
“I’m not going to take it anymore,” he added. “I don’t think the American people are going to take it anymore.”
“Sen. Rand Paul burst back into Washington on Sunday evening making clear that he is not relenting in his battle to hobble the Patriot Act.”
“A federal court has decided that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk, warrantless collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal.
The decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday represents the second major court victory for opponents of the NSA, after a lower court decision called the program nearly unconstitutional six months ago.
The phone records program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,” Judge Gerard Lynch wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel. The court did not examine the constitutionality of the surveillance program. ”
“While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the 100-pound sculpture into Fort Greene Park and up its hilly terrain just before dawn. They fused it to part of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers. As of press time, the sculpture was still there.”
This is in relation to the article below and the FBI manhunt for the prepper in Florida. I am too sick to write at the moment but if anyone wants to run with these, have at. Hope Winters has some III friends to give him shelter.
So, here is where things stand with me…… I have told a couple of people who have contacted me to exercise due caution because I am fairly certain that all of my communications are compromised. This all started in 2010 after a trip to DC, which was our 5th within a year. On this particular trip we had been photographed and filmed and had some up close and personal time with a Fed who was pretending to be a conservative activist. It was very obvious who he was by his questioning and the fact that all he was filming were peoples faces instead of the event. We had a meeting with Michelle Bachman and an aide afterwards about organizing some further events. While in the building, there were capitol police snapping pictures of everyone who came in and we once again got our smiling faces on film. After finishing our business in DC we returned to Florida and got back to life as normal. About a week after coming back my business was mysteriously broken into. According to the Sheriffs Dept. they responded to an alarm call and found the building unlocked. They stayed in the building for 4 hours because they couldn’t find anyone to lock it up. Around 7:00 A.M. they finally contacted our office manager who came in and locked up. They said that they had called all kinds of numbers, including a couple of our customers, to find someone to lock the building up. So, here is where it goes south. There are 2 numbers that the alarm company calls before they call the police. One is the office manager and the other is mine and neither one was ever called. In their panic to secure the building, they didn’t do what the citizens on patrol routinely do. They try the door and if it is unlocked they go in, lock it behind them and go out the back door with the alarm screaming. When I arrived at work I found that my computer was booted up and logged on.This is the computer that all of my nefarious anti .Gov work is done on and it had not been left on the night before. I started checking my security settings and found that my router was wide open and anybody in the world could jump on my network; no password or WEP key needed. Judy, our office manager must have been told something by the cops, because she acted like a freaked out cat in the following days and quit 2 weeks later. She was really frazzled and started bringing her cross and bible into work with her everyday and looked like she was having a nervous breakdown. So now let’s fast forward to 2013. In late 2013 the power company called our office and informed us that they would need to shut the power off to the building because they were installing a smart meter. They did not give a date for the shut down but said it would be in the next month or so and would only be for an hour. A couple of weeks later, the device pictured above appeared on the power pole in my parking lot. It had been installed sometime during the night and greeted me the following morning. I of course checked the power meter and the same one as always was there. It even had the over spray on it from when the building was painted. In the following weeks I had all my men, and myself, on the look out for another such device as I have, and to date not another one has been spotted. It seems that I own the only one in town. About a month ago I had a big wig tech guy from the cable company out here and asked him if it was their hardware. He assured me that it was not and told me it was a 3G capture device. He also commented that I must be a pretty popular guy. Hmmmm…… So has it stopped me? No, it has not even slowed me down. Does it mean that I am on their list? Yes, I believe it does, but I will not stop speaking the truth. Will they get me in the end? Well they may, but then I will have a captive audience to speak truth to and truth is a powerful thing. If I am correct about this, it could explain why 9 squad cars showed up when someone called the cops on me one night. The whole street was lined with squad cars. Made me feel kind of special, you know ? All of this for me? I must be a dangerous man…….
Exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden accepted the Ridenhour Prize for truth-telling Wednesday, given in celebration of his disclosure of the National Security Agency’s massive phone and Internet surveillance programs.
“A year ago there was no way I could have imagined being honored in this room,” Snowden told an audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., via a choppy video feed from Russia. “I realized the most likely outcome [of giving classified documents to the press] was that I would spend the rest of my life in prison.”
“We haven’t won the day … but we will get there,” he said.
Danielle Brian, a member of the selection committee, prefaced his speech by saying some people associated with the prize were “uncomfortable” with giving it to Snowden.
“I’m certainly not one of those who is uncomfortable,” declared investigative author James Bamford as he took over the introduction.
Before Snowden’s leaks, Bamford said, the intelligence community had nearly relapsed to its abuse practices during the reign of former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. The NSA was a “runaway surveillance train,” he said.
Now, the electronic spy agency once jokingly referred to as “No Such Agency” is known as “Not Secret Anymore” among NSA workers, Bamford said, citing confidential sources.
Throughout his acceptance speech Snowden hammered Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for lying to Congress on March 12, 2013, about whether the NSA was collecting information on millions of Americans.
Snowden said he asked a co-worker at the time why nobody would expose the truth, and co-worker told him, “Do you know what happens to people who do?”
The whistleblower said it was ironic that he faced three felony charges within 24 hours of revealing his identity while the perjurious spy boss wasn’t punished, and contrasted his violation of an employment contract with Clapper’s oath-breaking.
“We watch our own people more closely than any population in the world,” Snowden said. “That is not hyperbole.”
He repeated a previous claim that he could tap the phone of anyone – even the president – if he was provided a personal email address.
Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker who disseminated documents that Snowden leaked, was also honored.
“I’d like to share this award with my beloved colleague Glenn Greenwald,” she said, also via video feed. Poitras and Greenwald, formerly of The Guardian, are reportedly the only people will access to the complete trove of Snowden-leaked documents.
In April 2013, Poitras recalled, she received an email from Snowden saying he planned to claim credit after the press reported his leaks. Two months later – after the bombshells dropped about the NSA collecting all American phone records and directly accessing information from major U.S. technology companies – he did so before flying from Hong Kong to Moscow.
Following their speeches, Bamford, Snowden and Poitras took turns asking each other questions.
Bamford asked Snowden to give advice to future NSA whistleblowers.
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“If they’re going to do it they better have encryption,” he said, and avoid using their home IP address. “Ideally, work with Congress in advance to make sure we have reformed laws and better protections.”
“Every citizen has a duty to resist” government actions that are immoral or unethical, Snowden said. He then asked Poitras for her opinion on whether the NSA should be divided into two parts, one offensive and one defensive.
“If we were to separate those things I’m not sure what oversight we’d have,” she responded.
Snowden also asked Poitras how confident she was in the House and Senate intelligence committees’ capability to reform the NSA, compared to the chambers’ respective judiciary committees.
Just as the dear leader said “I can do whatever I want”. The NSA is rubbing everyone’s face in the fact that the lawsuit is going to expand the retention of phone records. Cindy Cohn the director of Electronic frontier foundation who is a plaintiff said “”I think they’re looking for any way to throw rocks at the litigation” Yeah, they’re not the only ones who can throw stones.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Clapper said the problems facing the U.S. intelligence community over its collection of phone records could have been avoided. “I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11—which is the genesis of the 215 program—and said both to the American people and to their elected representatives, we need to cover this gap, we need to make sure this never happens to us again, so here is what we are going to set up, here is how it’s going to work, and why we have to do it, and here are the safeguards… We wouldn’t have had the problem we had,” Clapper said.
“What did us in here, what worked against us was this shocking revelation,”
He just doesn’t get it. It’s like tell me that you’re screwing my wife. Doesn’t help dude, knowledge afore hand only goes so far. He is making it out that everyone would have been a OK with it if only they had known. Not so, some of us are still concerned about our rights
I always figured that one morning, as I sipped hot coffee and munched on a doughnut, fermenting discord among the rabble, a hellfire missile would come through my window and blow me into a bunch of pissed off little pieces. Now with the help of US crow there is finally hope. The article is actually on com-blocking the control system, but that would be good enough for me. It would appear that with sufficient knowledge and basic radio electronics, you could actually commandeer it. I don’t possess that level of skill myself , but if I did, I would have a solution for that little dog that barks all frikkin night long down the street…
Ford has come under fire over concerns the company and other auto makers are tracking motorists’ movements via GPS data derived from their automobiles, a situation that has pushed one lawmaker to ask Ford to disclose exactly what GPS data it obtains from its cars and what it does with that information.
The situation stems from a GAO report that found auto makers including Ford don’t effectively disclose what location data they collect and exactly what they do with that data. It was exacerbated by statements a Ford executive made to Business Insider last week that “We know everyone who breaks the law. We know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing. By the way, we don’t supply that data to anyone.”
Another reason to buy American made foreign cars. I personally will not donate another single dime to the Communist UAW. I do currently own a Ford though and a GPS blocker that stays plugged into my lighter socket. I have looked numerous times for the offending device without any luck. If I can ever find it I am going to make some modifications to it with a ball peen hammer. In the mean time the blocker will have to do.
One more reason not to use Google; NSA using Google specific “PREF” tracking cookies. “In addition to tracking Web visits, this cookie allows NSA to single out an individual’s communications among the sea of Internet data in order to send out software that can hack that person’s computer. The slides say the cookies are used to “enable remote exploitation,” although the specific attacks used by the NSA against targets are not addressed in these documents.” Google is now clamoring for tighter controls on surveillance but I am sure that they are in it neck deep.They have been in bed with the government for years and are only now speaking out because they have been caught at it. I use a search engine called Duck duck go because they have no tracking and would not use Google if my life depended on it.
“The department’s tactics have impeded a congressional investigation and interfered with the committee’s access to documents and information. Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in their letter to Mr. Comey, warning that if they don’t get the information they will use “compulsory” means.”
When the rule of law no longer matters in a government, that lawlessness slowly creeps through the entire bureaucracy. As our government becomes more corrupt we are quickly moving to an Eastern block type of bureaucratic dictatorship. Corrupt leadership quickly spreads through all levels of bureaucracy and soon all of the lettered agencies will be doing the bidding of the system. The system, after time, takes on a life of it’s own and becomes self perpetuating; It’s end becoming it’s means. The agencies do not have to be told what to do, they just do as part of the system and the corruption spreads until every level is permeated. Eventually every level of life will be ruled by institutionalized corruption. Even as we sit, those proverbial frogs in slowly boiling water, the chains of our own imprisonment are forged around us. It is not by chance that the system is doing all it can to spread it’s tentacles everywhere. The system has reached the point that without direct leadership it is preparing it’s own eventuality and perpetuity. The TSA, NSA, EPA, ATF, and numerous other “Lettered” bureaus are now creeping into every aspect of life (The examples are so numerous that I need not name them) and soon all that information and power that they are gathering will be put to use. Right now there is only one key structure missing; A military force that can be used for control on the local level. Control comes not only by the use of force but also and mainly by intimidation. Enter into the picture now the MRAPS that are being distributed throughout the country to local law enforcement. These multi-ton armored behemoths are being snatched up like hot cakes by P.D.s across the nation and put into service as SWAT vehicles. As this militarization takes place DHS is working to incorporate local PDs into it’s structure. Soon, and very soon, I think the end game will be upon us. What choices at that point do we have? Any who dare to stand directly against the might of the machine will quickly be put out of their misery, met by overwhelming force . If the media mouth pieces even acknowledge their existence they will be labeled as miscreants, child molesters, psychopaths or worse. The answer is that we need to do what we are doing; We are dissidents now in the European sense. The dissident is actually the most dangerous thing that the system faces because He/She is the only one willing to speak the truth. While everyone else is afraid to speak so they don’t upset their comfortable, life the dissident is compelled by truth to speak out. The system only works when everyone, with a wink and a nod, acknowledges the systems sovereignty over them and goes along with it. The key is to live the truth and speak it and part of that truth is to acknowledge that our government has become so corrupt that we can’t vote our way out of this. It has gone too far and too long to be cured by one party or the other. Read the excerpt below and you decide what the truth is and then decide if you have the courage to speak it. Being a dissident is a dangerous job and it has caused many to be imprisoned for lengthy terms and many will choose their comfortable ,mind numbed lives instead of truth. But my truth is that even if you imprison me, I am still a free man, for that liberty lives within me. As long as I can think, as long as I can speak, as long as I can breathe, I have that torch. No matter what happens I will not accept the sovereignty of the system, or any man for that matter over, over my freedom. I will to the best of my ability and to my last breath, live and speak the the truth. Put aside politics and partisanship, put aside left and right and look at the naked truth for what it is. Look at what we have become and the state of our liberty,our tattered flag of freedom barely flying. Then speak the truth.
Vaclav Havel, The power of the powerless
“This has led to the creation of such intricate and well-developed mechanisms for the direct and indirect manipulation of the entire population that, as a physical power base, it represents something radically new. At the same time, let us not forget that the system is made significantly more effective by state ownership and central direction of all the means of production. This gives the power structure an unprecedented and uncontrollable capacity to invest in itself (in the areas of the bureaucracy and the police, for example) and makes it easier for that structure, as the sole employer, to manipulate the day-to-day existence of all citizens.”
ATTENTION MARINES AND AMERICAN PATRIOTS! HELP OATH KEEPERS PLACE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EVERY MAJOR MARINE CORPS BASE
Oath Keepers Billboard on way into MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California.
All funds raised in this campaign will be used exclusively to outreach to current serving Marines, and will be kept separate from our general billboard campaign fund. Every penny will be used first, for billboads outside of Marine Corps bases. That is priority number one. We already have two billboards scheduled to go up outside of Camp Lejeune this next week! Here is what they will look like:
Off to a great start! The above billboards will go up this next week just outside of two entrances to Camp Lejeune.
Then, once the billboards are up, if we have enough funds left, we will run ads in the Marine Corps Gazette, and then any funds left after that will go to supply our Marine veteran volunteers with outreach materials that they can hand directly to current serving Marines on the way into the bases, such as pocket Constitutions, booklets on particular issues (such as booklets on each of our ten orders we Oath Keepers commit to refusing to obey, beginning with gun confiscation), DVDs, flash drives, and brochures.
Oath Keepers has a well established, strong track record of running a very effective, ongoing billboard campaign. In addition to the existing Marine Corps billboard at Twentynine Palms (which was one of our first), we have successfully placed billboards at: Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas (to protest a Ft. Leavenworth instructor who characterized the Tea Party as a future domestic military enemy); in the Washington D.C. Metro subway station near the Pentagon and at the D.C. Metro stop near the White House (directly calling on Federal employees to blow the whistle on what really happened at Benghazi, and also protesting against NSA spying on Americans); in addition to billboards placed outside of Army bases such as at Ft. Hood, Texas; Ft. Benning, GA; and Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, with the help of Oath Keepers Army veterans in Georgia and Texas (who also passed out thousands of pocket Constitutions at Ft. Hood). Now we need more billboards outside of Marine Corps bases!
“It’s dangerous. It’s very dangerous. I believe, Mr. President, we are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Sen. Tom Harkin (D) Iowa
Someone has finally looked down from their ivory tower and seen the mob forming below. In an exceptional act of perception bordering on clairvoyance Sen. Harkin has finally noticed the perfectly f*cking obvious. I wonder what his clue was?
He just won’t stop. We have gone from a government that armed and trained it’s citizens to one that wants to ban firearms. Wait until he goes for the gold; all hell is going to break loose. If he wants to visit war death and destruction on this country he can do it with one simple executive order. Deep down inside I really just want to get this started and part of me hopes he does. Good morning all… Happy thoughts… happy thoughts…
These are from documents released by Edward Snowden and obtained by the Washington post. Covert action. Surveillance. Counterintelligence. The U.S. “black budget” spans over a dozen agencies that make up the National Intelligence Program.