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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 13, 2014 - 05:59pm PT
Turn it back on em'!

June 13, 2014

Admiral Michael S. Rogers

Director, National Security Agency

Fort Meade, MD 20755

Admiral Rogers:

First, thank you for your 33 years of, and continued service to, our country.

Second, as you probably read, the Internal Revenue Service informed the House Ways and Means Committee today they claim to “lost” all emails from former Exempt Organizations division director Lois Lerner for the period between January 2009 and April 2011.

According to chairman Camp, “The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices” due to a “computer glitch.”

I am writing to request the Agency produce all metadata it has collected on all of Ms. Lerner’s email accounts for the period between January 2009 and April 2011.

The data may be transmitted to our Communications Director at Donny@mail.house.gov.

Your prompt cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated and will help establish how IRS and other personnel violated rights protected by the First Amendment.

Warmest wishes,

STEVE STOCKMAN

Member of Congress
couchmaster

climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Dear Steve. Despite what the constitution may indicate or what the founders desired, congress has no authority over us. We work for the President. Pound sand up your a*# and get screwed. If we decide to break the law there's not a damned thing you and your ilk can do about it.

Signed: the admiral

Ps. Phone recordings we've made indicates your hot wife is banging the gardener.
couchmaster

climber
Jun 16, 2014 - 07:48am PT
This kid has chosen to devote his life to photographing secret military installations and black ops.

..." the "black budget" of the US defence department, for example, has more than tripled since George W Bush became president and, according to information released by Edward Snowden, was $52bn in 2012. The secret world's shadow is today far bigger and blacker than ever before – and by definition, we the public, whether in the US or the rest of the world, know next to nothing about it."


Full story here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/secret-state-trevor-paglen-documents-the-hidden-world-of-governmental-surveillance-from-drone-bases-to-black-sites-9536376.html
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jun 21, 2014 - 01:29am PT
The US Government is actively seeking those who criticize government, specifically Barack Obama, and arresting them without charging them. They are remanded to mental health institutions where they are given "training" on how to view the world.

Remind you of a little book that George Orwell wrote?

It gets worse.

Most of the victims of the government's kidnapping scheme are veterans.

http://www.politicalears.com/blog/government-arresting-people-for-antiobama-facebook-posts/

From The Rutherford Institute:


In the four years since the start of Operation Vigilant Eagle, the government has steadily ramped up its campaign to “silence” dissidents, especially those with military backgrounds. Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” which broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics have boded ill for anyone seen as opposing the government.

One particularly troubling mental health label being applied to veterans and others who challenge the status quo is “oppositional defiance disorder” (ODD). As journalist Anthony Martin explains, an ODD diagnosis

“denotes that the person exhibits ‘symptoms’ such as the questioning of authority, the refusal to follow directions, stubbornness, the unwillingness to go along with the crowd, and the practice of disobeying or ignoring orders. Persons may also receive such a label if they are considered free thinkers, nonconformists, or individuals who are suspicious of large, centralized government… At one time the accepted protocol among mental health professionals was to reserve the diagnosis of oppositional defiance disorder for children or adolescents who exhibited uncontrollable defiance toward their parents and teachers.”
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jun 21, 2014 - 02:18am PT


Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the Iraq invasion and later made headlines by accusing Bush officials of ignoring pre-9/11 warnings about an imminent attack by al-Qaeda. "I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes," Clarke says. "Whether that would be productive or not, I think, is a discussion we could all have. But we have established procedures now with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where people who take actions as serving presidents or prime ministers of countries have been indicted and have been tried. So the precedent is there to do that sort of thing. And I think we need to ask ourselves whether or not it would be useful to do that in the case of members of the Bush administration. It’s clear that things that the Bush administration did — in my mind, at least — were war crimes."
Transcrip

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/2/ex_counterterrorism_czar_richard_clarke_bush
MarryDirk

Boulder climber
New York
Jul 1, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
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dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Jul 3, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Some Independence Day beta for the brave new world:

Best Practice strategy for the Government rubber-hose wielders
is to keep on beating keys out of citizens
(lets say, Alice, in this case)
indefinitely till there are no keys left.

However, and importantly, during Rubberhose, *Alice* can never
prove that she has handed over the last key. As Alice hands over more
and more keys, her attackers can make observations like "the keys
Alice has divulged correspond to 85% of the bits". However at no point
can her attackers prove that the remaining 15% don't simply pertain to
unallocated space, and at no point can Alice, even if she wants to,
divulge keys to 100% of the bits, in order to bring the un-divulged
portion down to 0%. An obvious point to make here is that
fraction-of-total-data divulged is essentially meaningless, and both
parties know it - the launch code aspect may only take up .01% of the
total bit-space.

What I find interesting, is how this constraint on Alice's behaviour
actually protects her from revealing her own keys, because each party,
at the outset can make the following observations:

Rubber-hose-squad: We will never be able to show that Alice has
revealed the last of her keys. Further, even if
Alice has co-operated fully and has revealed all of
her keys, she will not be able to prove it.
Therefore, we must assume that at every stage that
Alice has kept secret information from us, and we'll
continue to beat her, even though she may have
revealed the last of her keys. But the whole time
we will feel uneasy about this because Alice may
have co-operated fully. Alice will have realised this
though, and so presumably it's going to be very hard
to get any keys out of her at all.


Alice: (Having realised the above) I can never prove that
I have revealed the last of my keys. In the end I'm
bound for a continued beating, even if I can buy
brief respites by coughing up keys from time to
time. Therefore, it would be foolish to divulge my
most sensitive keys, because (a) I'll be that much
closer to the stage where I have nothing left to
divulge at all (it's interesting to note that this
seemingly illogical, yet entirely valid argument of
Alice's can protect the most sensitive of Alice's
keys the "whole way though", like a form
mathematical induction), and (b) the taste of truly
secret information will only serve to make my
aggressors come to the view that there is even
higher quality information yet to come, re-doubling
their beating efforts to get at it, even if I have
revealed all. Therefore, my best strategy would be
to (a) reveal no keys at all or (b) depending on
the nature of the aggressors, and the psychology of
the situation, very slowly reveal my "duress" and
other low-sensitivity keys.

Alice certainly isn't in for a very nice time of it (although she's
far more likely to protect her data because in the end the amount of
rubber-hosing will be exactly the same).
couchmaster

climber
Jul 13, 2014 - 06:18pm PT

Today story -title quoted:
"The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control"


snippits:


"William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance."

"He praised the revelations and bravery of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and told me that he had indirect contact with a number of other NSA employees who felt disgusted with the agency’s work."

"Binney recently told the German NSA inquiry committee that his former employer had a “totalitarian mentality” that was the "greatest threat" to US society since that country’s US Civil War in the 19th century. Despite this remarkable power, Binney still mocked the NSA’s failures, including missing this year’s Russian intervention in Ukraine and the Islamic State’s take-over of Iraq."

or read the entire article:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/11/the-ultimate-goal-of-the-nsa-is-total-population-control
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jul 13, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
More blather from the corrupt regime. Don't fall for it. There are only two reasons Snowden or Binney are alive.

1)They still work for them.
or
2)They don't know enough to be truly harmful and are being played as useful idiots.

The goal is fear, plain and simple. If you "think" you're being watched 24/7, their goal is a success.

Keep paying your taxes, keep sending your children to die for nothing, keep your mouth shut, etc....

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