Posts Tagged ‘phone records’

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Glenn Greenwald Strikes Back

One of the most important articles on the NSA spying leaks to date.  Go to the source, and avoid the partisan blather.

I did, though, want to note a few points, and particularly highlight what Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez said after Congress on Wednesday was given a classified briefing by NSA officials on the agency’s previously secret surveillance activities:

“What we learned in there is significantly more than what is out in the media today. . . . I can’t speak to what we learned in there, and I don’t know if there are other leaks, if there’s more information somewhere, if somebody else is going to step up, but I will tell you that I believe it’s the tip of the iceberg . . . . I think it’s just broader than most people even realize, and I think that’s, in one way, what astounded most of us, too.”

The Congresswoman is absolutely right: what we have reported thus far is merely “the tip of the iceberg” of what the NSA is doing in spying on Americans and the world. She’s also right that when it comes to NSA spying, “there is significantly more than what is out in the media today”, and that’s exactly what we’re working to rectify.

This is What Fascism Looks Like

Until the people paid to inform the public start using the “F” word, we are on a plummet to hell.

Fascism is not a style.

Fascism is not a cult of personality.

Fascism is a system of corporate-government partnership to keep the people oppressed and servile and without recourse. It is the blatant rewarding of insiders with special privileges and powers over the commoners. It is a two-tiered system of injustice set up to profit those at the top, at the expense of the rest. This is clearly what we have here now. This was the inevitable result of corruption, ignorance and apathy.

The US public is as much to blame as the ghouls in charge. They let it happen on their watch. They slept and drank and watched TV and played video games while America crumbled to ruins.  They voted in liars and wouldn’t give honest statesmen the time of day.

Partisanship is for criminals and idiots.  Welcome to America.

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Impeach and arrest.

What Diane Feinstein and Mike Rogers would prefer not to hear or understand:

 

4th Amendment to the US Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

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PETITION TO CONGRESS

 

Friends:

Please see this urgent email I just received from Demand Progress. It’s an outrage: The Guardian has obtained long sought-after evidence of the extent of ongoing spying on Americans under the PATRIOT Act — and it’s as bad as we’d worried. “The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.” “The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.”

Click here to demand an investigation of — and end to — this spying right away:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.1614546.lhIIRG&source=taf

The government is continuing — and expanding — egregious spying and other infringement on our civil liberties that began under the Bush administration. And enough is enough! Please sign on to our petition to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee to demand an immediate investigation of this spying. Just click here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.1614546.lhIIRG&source=taf

 

Hitler Goebbels Himmler and Hoess

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

They’ve been spying on you for years.  People went to prison for trying to tell you that those in charge are violating American’s constitutional rights and should be impeached and charged with crimes.  Most Americans don’t care.  Since they have no thoughts they have no thoughts worth spying on.  When they are labeled “sheeple” by those who do think about these matters it is not an empty distinction.

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily
White House defends NSA phone records collection as ‘critical tool’

And now a short reminder to the rest of the United States government…

Impeach
Imprison
Defend the Constitution
That is Your Sworn Oath of Duty

PS: More War Crimes

NBC News review of classified CIA documents

A former White House official said the U.S. sometimes executes people based on “circumstantial evidence.”

“Though the Obama administration has previously said it targets al Qaeda leaders and senior Taliban officials plotting attacks against the U.S. and U.S. troops, officials are sometimes unsure of the targets’ affiliations.”

“In some cases, U.S. officials also seem unsure how many people died. One entry says that a drone attack killed seven to 10 people, while another says that an attack killed 20 to 22.  Yet officials seem certain that however many people died, and whoever they were, none of them were non-combatants.”

 

For the dense, it’s quite easy to determine if a policy is moral or not.  If a different country was doing to your neighborhood what your government is doing to others…

 

 

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Congress Investigates Lies of Attorney General

The DOJ seems to have taken a sizable gamble in exercising the Espionage Act to keep its surveillance of members of the press a secret, and the Daily Mail’s source into an ongoing Congressional probe indicates that the Attorney General may still bear the brunt of the blame

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“UNPRECEDENTED: [sic] DOJ Caught Spying on the Associated Press

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It’s unprecedented, and it’s outrageous. The Associated Press is reporting that the Department of Justice spied on two months of reporters calls in New York, Hartford, and DC — including their phone line in the press office in the House of Representatives!

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

Please add your name at right to demand a Congressional investigation of the DOJ’s spying on the Associated Press.

This is part and parcel of an ongoing war on freedom of the press and on whistleblowers — with the Obama administration having prosecuted more whistleblowers than all prior presidents combined.

Intrustions like these create a chilling effect that undermines the press and our democracy — and makes our society less free and open.

The AP’s CEO Gary Pruitt wrote a letter to the DOJ that underscores the obscenity of this spying:

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”

Enough is enough. Add your name at right to help us put an end to the war on freedom of the press.”