NSA

  Well I guess now I have actually seen everything. I mean when I saw Rhenquist get appointed to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, I had a feeling in my gut that this would sour the country over time and decades later I was right. The country moved sharply and dangerously to the right […]

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Sunlight as a disinfectant.

by Daniel Russ on January 17, 2014

      Traitor or hero, no one person has done more to upend a growing police state infrastructure than a single insider named Edward Snowden. Five years ago when Julian Assange opened a website that revealed US government secrets, the US government reacted like a bit snake. Rattling and arresting and japing at every […]

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More NSA Revelations. Our Own Government Is The Biggest Spy Organization In The World.

December 10, 2013

  When I was the Creative Director on the US Air Force account, we put ads in video games to communicate to prospects. It occurred to me then that people could communicate with each other sereptitiously inside of a game module. Whadya know? The Snowden leaks to the Guardian have revealed that the NSA was […]

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The Europeans Are Demanding Privacy Assurances From The US Government That Even We Don’t Ask For Ourselves.

October 26, 2013

. . Angela Merkel     You have to feel a little bit for Barack Obama. Here he is administering the world’s largest police state, and an intelligence apparatus that is apparently beyond the reach of even the president. He did not put it into place. And on his watch, a whisteleblowing intelligence operative unveiled […]

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Tweaking The NSA.

August 12, 2013

      President Obama conducted another one of his aggravating and essentially inutile speeches in front of the press yesterday. He promised some adjustments to the NSA program and talked also about curbing some of the power these companies. It went over the same way his promise to close Gitmo and his promise to […]

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We Have Become A Sort Of Digital Soviet Union.

August 4, 2013

      Salon’s Andrew O’hehir is one of the best reporters in America. He speaks truth to power and he, like a lot of Americans can hardly believe the prying spying clandestine police state the country has become. In a scorching essay he reports on the utter bullshit claims of national security by people […]

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WARNING: THESE ARE CONSPIRACY THEORIES. WHAT ELSE IS COMING FROM SNOWDEN? AND WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

July 6, 2013

  Glenn Greenwald reported from the Guardian a few days ago that Edward Snowden has rendered the information he set out to expose such that there is no way the NSA or USA can prevent its publication. He said, “the world will be shocked” at the revelations.   Really?  Shocked? The world?   My question […]

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Why Are They Pursuing Snowden With Such Vigor?

June 24, 2013

  You have to wonder why President Obama’s administration is going after former NSA employee Edward Snowden with such ferocity. Already it’s Sunday and the US is chasing him through the Far East and Central Asia. Does he have something even more damaging than the fact that the United States has been vacuuming up digital […]

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If You’re Going To Collect Everyone’s Data, Then Perhaps You Can Tell Us Why We Keep Getting Shot.

June 14, 2013

    In the decade or so that the NSA has been collecting all of our emails and phone records we are told that this information has been used to stop terror threats. Perhaps. Perhaps it’s all just another prevarication well practiced and hidden behind national security. Given the track record of the US government, […]

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