NSA Whistle-blower: Darkness Ahead

The Firewall

Associated Press

“My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them,” Snowden told The Guardian.

He told The Washington Post that he would “ask for asylum from any countries that believe in free speech and oppose the victimization of global privacy” in an interview from Hong Kong, where he is staying.

“I’m not going to hide,” Snowden told the Post. “Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”

via Associated Press.

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Our Wink And A Nod, Banana Republic — The Rule of Law Is Gone

Tarpon's Swamp

It means what Is Is … Do you remember the sex pervert don’t you?

Does anybody think this is true. Did Richard Nixon order the Watergate break in? NO … I think he did not, but he got impeached anyway.

Because the Watergate burglars were hired to do Nixon’s bidding rather he told them to or not, did not matter. A wink and a nod sufficed. Same here.

So we get the Obama stooges and stenographers at the AP trying to tell us, that see, Obama did not have anything to do with “his Watergate”, because “he knows nothing” what his IRS was doing. And their are 157 visits to the White House by the then director to discuss what, the Easter Egg Roll. You believe that don’t you?

Same defense used by the NAZIs in WWII.

How stupid do you think people are AP, you should wise…

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The Canadian Version of “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”

International Liberty

I’ve generally said nice things about Canada on this blog.

Our neighbors to the north have been role models on how to fulfill my Golden Rule, imposing genuine fiscal restraint during the 1990s. The Canadians even privatized their air traffic control system, which is a lot more than can be said for the United States.

But this doesn’t mean Canadian politicians and bureaucrats are immune from senseless decisions and hypocritical venality. I’ve shared stories about the Quebec language police and also nominated a Canadian politician for a hypocrite-of-the-year award.

Now we have a new story from Canada. It reminds me of what happened recently in Washington, where a man was fined $1,000 for saving a child from a pack of pit bulls.

In Canada, a kid was scolded for saving another child from a knife-wielding bully. I’m not joking. Here are some of the details from…

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Obama: Everyone In Congress Knew About NSA Snooping – Congress: No We Didn’t

The Daley Gator

President Barack Obama’s chief defense of his administration’s wide-ranging data-gathering programs Friday: Congress authorized them, with “every member” well aware of the details.

Not so, say many members of Congress – Democrats and Republicans alike.


Typically, members of Congress “don’t receive this kind of briefing,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told POLITICO Friday. They wouldn’t have known about the programs unless they were on an intelligence committee, attended special sessions last held in 2011 or specifically asked to be briefed – something they would only know to do if they were clued in by an colleague who was already aware.

Durbin said he learned about the two programs himself only after requesting a briefing under “classified circumstances” after being urged to do so by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Congressional leadership and intelligence committees had access to information about the programs, he said – but the “average member” of Congress…

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