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Obama’s NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies; Julian Assange Responds To NSA Reforms Speech

Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Obama’s NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies; Julian Assange Responds To NSA Reforms Speech

Earlier today, President Obama outlined reforms of America’s controversial surveillance tactics – which had ensnared millions of people’s phone calls, texts and emails around the globe. After praising the NSA and its importance to security, he admitted it made mistakes in its collection of private data. President Obama also asked the Congress to establish an independent privacy defender in the federal courts, to increase the supervision of intelligence work. Michael Ratner: By portraying NSA surveillance as “patriotic,” President Obama ignores the violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. Julian Assange: This president has been dragged kicking and screaming to today’s address. He’s been very reluctant to make any concrete reforms. Unfortunately today, we also see very few concrete reforms…

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NSA Collects Millions of SMS Messages Worldwide

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Collects Millions of SMS Messages Worldwide

Newly leaked documents reveal the NSA collects hundreds of millions of text messages a day. The NSA and its UK sister-agency, the GCHQ, pair two previously unreported and top-secret national security programs to collect in bulk and then analyze millions of SMS text messages and other digital data sent around the world each day by mobile phones. Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who left the US last year with a trove of sensitive intelligence documents, supplied the news agencies with the evidence, both outlets reported on Thursday.

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Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), the former US Army intelligence analyst who was found guilty of releasing the largest set of classified documents in US history, will be honored in absentia for her role in exposing the dark nature of civilian casualties in Iraq. Manning, who is currently incarcerated at Leavenworth Prison, will be recognized at a ceremony in absentia at Oxford University’s prestigious Oxford Union Society “for casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy,” according to the press release, published by activist and author David Swanson.

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Nigel Farage: We Are Now Run By Big Business, Big Banks and Big Bureaucrats

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Nigel Farage: We Are Now Run By Big Business, Big Banks and Big Bureaucrats

Nigel Farage, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 15 January 2014. Farage: “We are run now by big business, big banks, and in the shape of Mr Barroso, big bureaucrats.”

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500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

No matter which government conducts mass surveillance, they do it to crush dissent and then give a false rationale for why they’re doing it.

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9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened

Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Corruption with 1 Comment
9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened

Business Insider: We all know the conspiracy theories — 9/11, JFK, etc. People who spread these ideas usually can’t prove them. As the years pass, however, secrets surface. Government documents become declassified. We now have evidence of certain elaborate government schemes right here in the U.S. of A.

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ReThink911 WTC 7 Freefall Collapse Video Goes Worldwide

Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Corruption with 2 Comments
ReThink911 WTC 7 Freefall Collapse Video Goes Worldwide

The official theory of Building 7’s collapse is shown to be implausible by the inability of the official theory’s authors to generate a computer model of the collapse that even remotely resembles the observed collapse.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued its final report on Building 7 in November 2008, more than six years after starting its investigation. Because almost all of the physical evidence had been destroyed, NIST’s theory depended largely on its ability to reproduce the collapse through modeling. Despite being able to adjust inputs in order to achieve the desired result, NIST’s model does not come close to reproducing the observed collapse.

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