…IF they are allowed to get away with it! (THAT is the question?) – It is initiatives like THIS that got certain leaders in OTHER parts of the world KILLED!
Anyway, let’s hope!
…IF they are allowed to get away with it! (THAT is the question?) – It is initiatives like THIS that got certain leaders in OTHER parts of the world KILLED!
Anyway, let’s hope!
By wmw_admin on May 28, 2013
Practically everything you have been told by the mainstream scientific community and the media about the alleged detriments of greenhouse gases, and particularly carbon dioxide, appears to be false, according to new data compiled by NASA’s Langley Research Center. As it turns out, all those atmospheric greenhouse gases that Al Gore and all the other global warming hoaxers have long claimed are overheating and destroying our planet are actually cooling it, based on the latest evidence.
As reported by Principia Scientific International (PSI), Martin Mlynczak and his colleagues over at NASA tracked infrared emissions from the earth’s upper atmosphere during and following a recent solar storm that took place between March 8-10. What they found was that the vast majority of energy released from the sun during this immense coronal mass ejection (CME) was reflected back up into space rather than deposited into earth’s lower atmosphere.
The result was an overall cooling effect that completely contradicts claims made by NASA’s own climatology division that greenhouse gases are a cause of global warming. As illustrated by data collected using Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry(SABER), both carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), which are abundant in the earth’s upper atmosphere, greenhouse gases reflect heating energy rather than absorb it.
“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” says James Russell from Hampton University, who was one of the lead investigators for the groundbreaking SABER study. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
According to the data, up to 95 percent of solar radiation is literally bounced back into space by both CO2 and NO in the upper atmosphere. Without these necessary elements, in other words, the earth would be capable of absorbing potentially devastating amounts of solar energy that would truly melt the polar ice caps and destroy the planet.
“The shock revelation starkly contradicts the core proposition of the so-called greenhouse gas theory which claims that more CO2 means more warming for our planet,” write H. Schreuder and J. O’Sullivan for PSI. “[T]his compelling new NASA data disproves that notion and is a huge embarrassment for NASA’s chief climatologist, Dr. James Hansen and his team over at NASA’s GISS.”
Dr. Hansen, of course, is an outspoken global warming activist who helped spark man-made climate change hysteria in the U.S. back in 1988. Just after the release of the new SABER study, however, Dr. Hansen conveniently retired from his career as a climatologist at NASA, and reportedly now plans to spend his time “on science,” and on “drawing attention to [its] implications for young people.”
You can read more details of the new NASA SABER study by visiting:
You can also check out a informative, four-minute video report on the solar storm here:
(From David) — AND Carbon DI-oxide is what vegetation “eats” in order to provide US with OXYGEN!!! Carbon MON-oxide is what is dangerous, and is produced by carbon-based fuels — THIS is the problem, NOT people “breathing”! Makes you wonder how these “experts” can be so STOOOPID!??? Of course, they are trying to trick us, and succeeding it seems, since the population has been so successfully “dumbed down” over the years! Yikes! Get a BASIC EDUCATION folks, but NOT in “the education system” of today! 😀
I think that anyone who reads what this woman has said (below) would probably respond like THIS….
“Let’s start with YOU, and the REST of your 1% “global-elite” cronies, then there won’t BE any “poor”, because the rest of us will be LEFT ALONE to get on with our lives, NOT subject to your RIGGED SYSTEM that works FOR YOU and AGAINST US!”
The “over-population” MYTH was generated by those whose goal is the DE-population of the planet, using EVERY means at their disposal (some of these are covered in other articles on this site)! Funny how they still can’t seem to manage it though, huh?, even in places like Africa, where they have launched and propagated all-out GENOCIDE, in one form or another, for CENTURIES!
Jesus said “The poor you have ALWAYS with you”, in other words He was as good as saying “You won’t be able to get rid of them!” Why? BECAUSE they keep re-producing, which is why this woman wants them sterilised!
The “rich” have manipulated the economies of the world into “industrialisation”, and “centralisation”, concentrating and trapping populations in CITIES (which is where the over-population MYTH is generated)! “Resources are stretched to their limit!” – is a LIE! The “resources”, which THE PEOPLE own, because they are on/in THEIR land, and THEY are the ones who DIE while digging them up for the “rich”, are STOLEN from them, which is WHY they ARE “poor”!!!
The following article should INFURIATE anyone who reads it frankly!
May. 28, 2013
Conservative billionaire Gina Rinehart called for the sterilization of the poor today, arguing that the only way to alleviate poverty is to stop the “underclasses” from multiplying.
“Our nation faces a grave economic crisis as the combination of a strong Australian dollar and falling commodity prices sap our ability to compete globally,” she explained. “The only logical solution to this crisis is to strengthen the quality of our most precious resource: human capital.
“I believe that any couple making less than $100,000 a year should be forcibly sterilized through a vasectomy or fallopian tubal ligation. Those earning more than $100,000 a year should be encouraged to have as many as 10 or 12 children.
“Only be eliminating waste and focusing on our brightest, most efficient workers can we hope to see off our rivals in the emerging world.”
Rinehart is the richest person in Australia and ranks as one of the wealthiest women in the world. Most of her fortune comes from a mining company she inherited from her father and later built into a leading exporter of iron ore.
Her fortune prospered during Australia’s long commodity export boom, but is under threat as China’s economy slows and iron ore prices tumble. Adding to her woes is the rising cost of production.
Late last year, Rinehart made a video arguing that Australians needed to accept lower wages because people in Africa were willing to work for $2 a day. But in today’s video she seems to have realized that even that won’t be enough.
“Paying Australians less is a part of the solution, but it can’t be the whole fix. It’s no use paying someone at all if they’re too lazy, drunk, and stupid to properly operate our sophisticated mining equipment.
“So I’m willing to pay a decent wage, as long as I’m getting the son of a doctor and not the son of a failed bartender on welfare. The problem is that the underclasses seem to be outbreeding the intelligent folks, and I can’t find a decent worker anywhere.
“That’s where our government comes in. By stopping the poor from procreating, we can create a new class of intelligent, hard-working, well-paid Australians that will forge our economic future.”
Rinehart recently ranked 16th on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world, ahead of Australian prime minister Julia Gillard. Her fortune is estimated at over $21 billion in U.S. dollars.
Hmmm! She sounds like a certain “dictator” who tried to eradicate certain peoples during the second world war, don’t you think? Did you know that “eugenics” is one of the corner stones of the “elites” (they think they are better than everyone else)!?
A GREAT answer to the likes of this woman and her ilk!
And just for fun (below – start at 5 mins 20 seconds in). – You can hardly even blame many for thinking this way either, considering how they have been cheated OUT of their livelihoods, especially over the last decade or two! And don’t even get me started on how the native populations of The Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia (where the woman above resides!) have been abused over the last couple of centuries or so! 😦 Whew!
(NaturalNews) Angelina Jolie’s announcement of undergoing a double mastectomy (surgically removing both breasts) even though she had no breast cancer is not the innocent, spontaneous, “heroic choice” that has been portrayed in the mainstream media. Natural News has learned it all coincides with a well-timed for-profit corporate P.R. campaign that has been planned for months and just happens to coincide with the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the viability of the BRCA1 patent.
This is the investigation the mainstream media refuses to touch. Here, I explain the corporate financial ties, investors, mergers, human gene patents, lawsuits, medical fear mongering and thetrillions of dollars that are at stake here. If you pull back the curtain on this one, you find far more than an innocent looking woman exercising a “choice.” This is about protecting trillions in profits through the deployment of carefully-crafted public relations campaigns designed to manipulate the public opinion of women.
The signs were all there from the beginning of the scheme: Angelina Jolie’s highly polished and obviously corporate-written op-ed piece at the New York Times, the carefully-crafted talking points invoking “choice” as a politically-charged keyword, and the obvious coaching of even her husband Brad Pitt who carefully describes the entire experience using words like “stronger” and “pride” and “family.”
But the smoking gun is the fact that Angelina Jolie’s seemingly spontaneous announcement magically appeared on the cover of People Magazine this week — a magazine that is usually finalized for publication three weeks before it appears on newsstands. That cover, not surprisingly, uses the same language found in the NYT op-ed piece: “HER BRAVE CHOICE” and “This was the right thing to do.” The flowery, pro-choice language is not a coincidence.
What this proves is that Angelina’s Jolie’s announcement was a well-planned corporate P.R. campaign with carefully-crafted messages designed to influence public opinion. But what could Jolie be seeking to influence?
…how about trillions of dollars in corporate profits?
Angelina Jolie’s announcement and all its carefully-crafted language had four notable immediate impacts:
1) It caused women everywhere to be terrified of breast cancer through the publishing of false statistics that drove fear into the hearts of anyone with breasts. (See below for explanation.)
2) It caused women to rush out and seek BRCA1 gene testing procedures. These tests just happen to be patented by a for-profit corporation called “Myriad Genetics.” Because of this patent, BRCA1 tests can cost $3,000 – $4,000 each. The testing alone is a multi-billion-dollar market, but only if the patent is upheld in an upcoming Supreme Court decision (see below).
3) It caused the stock price of Myriad Genetics (MYGN) to skyrocket to a 52-week high. “Myriad’s stock closed up 3% Tuesday, following the publication of the New York Times op-ed,” wrote Marketwatch.com.
4) It drove public opinion to influence the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision to rule in favor of corporate ownership of human genes (see more below).
Women all over the world are being duped into supporting Angeline Jolie, having no idea that what she’s really doing is selling out women to the for-profit cancer industry. But to fully understand what’s happening, you have to dig deeper…
“Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics (MYGN) holds the patent on the test that determined the actress had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, as well as the genes themselves,” wrote MarketWatch.com.
And that’s only the beginning. If the U.S. Supreme Court can be influenced to uphold Myriad’s patent, it could mean a trillion-dollar industry over just the next few years. Even more, Myriad Genetics is reportedly “ripe for mergers” according to the financial press, because it’s part of the super-hot human genome industry.
“The world’s largest maker of DNA testing and analysis tools, Life Technologies Corp. said that it is set to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for a record $13.6 billion,” writes MarketWatch.com. “A race that kicked into high gear more than 26 years ago is heating up, with foreign governments and corporations joining the U.S. in funding the quest to map all the human genomes. And even as the recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the genomics space has spurred returns, investors still have opportunities to profit from this multibillion-dollar industry.”
The higher Myriad’s stock price goes, the more profitable a merger becomes for its current owners. So Jolie’s P.R. stunt just happened to generate unknown millions of dollars in value for the very people who claim a patent monopoly over the breast cancer genes residing in the bodies of women. Coincidence? Hardly.
But here’s what’s even more crooked about all this: You know how Obama likes to talk “free market” but actually engages in so-called “crony capitalism” by handing out money to all his corporate buddies, Wall Street insiders and deep-pocketed campaign donors? Part of Obamacare — the “Affordable Care Act” — mandates that taxpayers pay for BRCA1 genetic testing!
Myriad Genetics, in other words, stands to receive a full-scale windfall of profits mandated by government and pushed into mainstream consciousness through a campaign of “medical terror” fronted by Angelina Jolie and the New York Times. Are you starting to see how this all fits together yet?
This is all one big coordinated corporate sellout of women, and it’s all being hidden by playing the “women’s power” card and using “choice” language to more easily manipulate women. Angelina Jolie, remember, is a key spokesperson for the United Nations, an organization already caught engaged inchild sex slavery and drug running. Although Jolie obviously isn’t engage in that sort of behavior, her job is to covertly influence American women into supporting a carefully-planned, plotted and executed corporate profit campaign that turns women’s bodies into profits.
Here’s why the Supreme Court decision puts trillions of dollars at stake…
The ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation filed a lawsuit in 2009, challenging the corporate ownership of human genes. Anyone who believes in women’s rights, human rights, civil rights or even the right to eat non-GMO foods should immediately agree that corporations should NOT be able to patent human genes and then use those patents to rake in billions of dollars in profits while stifling scientific research into those genes.
A question to all women reading this: Do you believe a corporation in Utah owns your body? If not, you should be opposed to corporate ownership of human genes. It also means you should oppose Angelina Jolie’s P.R. campaign because although she’s running a brilliant public relations campaign, behind the scenes her actions are feeding potentially trillions of dollars of profits directly into the for-profit human gene patenting industry that denies human beings ownership over their own genetic code.
The ACLU explains the basics of its lawsuit against Myriad Genetics as follows:
On May 12, 2009, the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are unconstitutional and invalid. On November 30, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to hear argument on the patentability of human genes. The ACLU argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 15, 2013. We expect a decision this summer.
On behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, women patients, cancer survivors, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and scientific associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals, we have argued that human genes cannot be patented because they are classic products of nature. The suit charges that the gene patents violate the First Amendment and stifle diagnostic testing and research that could lead to cures and that they limit women’s options regarding their medical care.
Got that? If the Supreme Court rules against Myriad Genetics, it will cause a multi-billion-dollar breast cancer genetic testing industry to collapse virtually overnight. This means a huge loss for not just Myriad, but also many other human gene corporations that wish to exploit the human body — including the bodies of women — for monopolistic profits. (All patents are government-granted monopolies.) Ultimately, trillions of dollars in corporate gene patents are at stake here.
Today, about 20 percent of your genes are already patented by corporations and universities. As the ACLU explains, “A gene patent holder has the right to prevent anyone from studying, testing or even looking at a gene. As a result, scientific research and genetic testing has been delayed, limited or even shut down due to concerns about gene patents.”
This means that when corporations own patents on human genes, it stifles scientific research while granting that corporation a monopoly over the “intellectual property” encoded in your own DNA! (How criminal is that? You decide…)
What this means is that if the Supreme Court rules against Myriad, it would set a precedent that woulddismantle the entire human gene patenting industry, affecting trillions of dollars in future profits.
This, I believe, is the real reason behind Angelina Jolie’s announcement. It seems designed to invoke women’s emotional reactions and create a groundswell of support for corporate-owned genes, thereby handing these corporations a Supreme Court precedent that will ensure trillions in future profits. It’s a for-profit PR stunt that tries to trick women into supporting a corporate system of patents and monopolies that claims, right now, to own portions of the bodies of every woman living today.
While most media outlets have no clue about the patent issues at stake here, the Detroit Free Presstook notice, saying:
“The Hollywood star’s decision to get tested for a breast cancer gene mutation, undergo a double mastectomy and then write about it calls attention to a case now pending before the court. The justices have just weeks to decide if Myriad Genetics’ patent on the two genes that can identify an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer is legal. Critics complain that the company’s monopoly leaves them as the sole source of the $4,000 tests needed to determine each woman’s risk.”
There’s more to this story than just the patents on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Angelina Jolie is also using blatantly misleading statistics to terrify women into thinking their breasts might kill them.
In the NYT op-ed piece, Jolie claims her doctor told her she has an “87% risk” of developing breast cancer. But what she didn’t tell you is that this number doesn’t apply to the entire population: it’s actually old data derived almost exclusively from families that were previously documented to have very high risks of breast cancer to begin with.
A study published on the National Human Genome Research Institute website and conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health reveals that breast cancer risks associated with BRCA1 genes are significantly lower than what’s being hyped up by Jolie and the mainstream media.
In fact, in a large room of 600 women, only ONE will likely have a BRCA mutation in her genetic code. The actual incidence is 0.125 to 0.25 out of 100 women, or 1 in 400 to 1 in 800. I used 600 as the average of 400 and 800.
And out of that 1 in 600 women who has the mutation, her risk of breast cancer is only 56 percent, not 78 percent as claimed by Jolie. But 13 percent of women without the BRCA mutation get breast cancer anyway, according to this scientific research, so the increased risk is just 43 out of 100 women.
So what we’re really talking about here is 1 in 600 women having a BRCA gene mutation, then less than half of those getting cancer because of it. In other words, only about 1 in 1200 women will be affected by this.
Yet thanks to people like Jolie and the fear-mongering mainstream media, women all across the nation have been terrified into believing their breasts might kill them and the best way to handle the problem is to cut them off!
This, my friends, is the essence of doomsday fear mongering. This issue affects less than one-tenth of one percent of women but is being riled up into a nationwide fear campaign that just happens to feed profits into the for-profit cancer diagnosis and treatment industry, not to mention the monopolistic human gene patenting cartels.
That’s the real story of what’s happening here. Don’t expect to read this in the New York Times.
As part of the breast cancer fear mongering and treatment scam now being run across the mainstream media, nearly all media sources are prohibiting any mention of holistic or natural options for treatment or prevention.
Sure, the media talks about “options,” but all those options just happen to lead back to the for-profit cancer industry. As an example, read this story by ABC News, part of the lying mainstream media that misinforms women and pushes a corporate agenda:
If you do test positive for BRCA, you have options, and you don’t necessarily have to go the Jolie route. Some women choose not to have surgery. Instead, they increase cancer surveillance with imaging tests. These include regular mammograms to test for breast cancer, and regular pelvic sonograms and blood-tests to watch for ovarian cancer.
Nowhere in this article does ABC News mention ways to suppress the BRCA1 gene by, for example, eating raw cruciferous vegetables containing Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C), a potent anti-cancer nutrient that halts breast cancer in its tracks. Nowhere does ABC News mention vitamin D which prevents nearly 4 out of 5 cancers of all types, including breast cancer.
Nope, the “options” being pushed by mainstream media are nothing more than mammograms, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy — all owned and run by the for-profit cancer industry that feeds on women and exploits their bodies for profit.
Nor is their any discussion of the total scam of the “pink ribbons” cancer cure industry which is primarily focused on giving women cancer through “free mammograms.” As any scientist or physicist already knows, mammograms cause cancer because they emit ionizing radiation directly into the breast and heart tissues. Get enough mammograms done and sooner or later they will detect breast cancer because they caused it! To date, 1.3 million women have been harmed by mammography.
Thanks, Angelina, for keeping the wool pulled over the eyes of women everywhere while selling out to for-profit, monopolistic, corporate interests that incessantly seek to exploit women for profit!
… A few years back we had …
Looks like we survived, thanks to the heroic efforts of a noble few!
But more recently we had …
Just out now …
Soon to be released …
HMMMMMM! – Is there a “trend”/pattern/”message” here do you think?
Someone asked me recently – “How is it that anyone can AFFORD to keep making movies these days, with the economy the way it is, when the actors and studios are getting ripped off by “piracy” and on-line activity? Etc, etc… Where do they get the MONEY to PRODUCE all these “block-buster” films?”
And THAT was the answer RIGHT THERE! – FOLLOW THE MONEY! – The “power-elites” FINANCE these movie productions, and it provides “a two pronged attack” against the populations of the world! – To lull them to sleep with “entertainment”, and to CONDITION them for what the elites want the populations to BELIEVE and/or EXPECT! And, either way, MOST people will either be scared shit-less hoping they will escape such a future, OR they will be willingly compliant, as it is all presented as “the natural evolution of human-kind” and we “deserve” what happens as it is portrayed. I’m sure you can think of many other genres that serve a similar purpose.
We have, literally, been moved OUT of REALITY, into a VIRTUAL (in other words NOT real) world and existence! What do YOU believe? How do you spend YOUR time? What are YOU going to DO about it???
Please also go here: https://davesnewsblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/you-know-who/
|Saturday, June 08, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)
(NaturalNews) What do Google, AOL, Skype, Facebook, Apple, Hotmail and Yahoo all have in common? They have all been caught turning over private user data to the government’s spy agency, the NSA. All these companies routinely turn over the emails, voice calls, text chats, photos, files and even logins and passwords of their users, including Americans.
“There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal,” journalist Glenn Greenwald recently told Piers Morgan (who knows all about spying and hacking people’s private data). “And that is to destroy privacy and anonymity not just in the United States but around the world.”
Immediately after these revelations surfaced over the past few days, all these companies began denying any involvement with the NSA. “Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet’s most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the National Security Agency unfettered access to email and other personal information transmitted on various online services,” reports the San Francisco branch of CBS News.
But what nobody is yet revealing is that all these companies are required by law to LIE to their own customers about secret government surveillance.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, you see, makes it a federal crime for any company participating in the surveillance to publicly acknowledge the existence of that surveillance. Thus, executives at Facebook, Google, Skype and others would all face arrest and federal prosecution as “terrorists” if they admitted the truth to their own users.
That’s just how far down the rabbit hole this government surveillance program goes: Not only does the government spy on you and everything you do — “they quite literally can watch your ideas as you type” — the government can also force all the tech companies cooperating with the spying to publicly deny the existence of the program.
But the New York Times — yes, the NYT which hardly ever engages is actual journalism — has gone public with an article confirming that these tech companies did, indeed, concede to the NSA surveillance program. “They opened discussions with national security officials about developing technical methods to more efficiently and securely share the personal data of foreign users in response to lawful government requests. And in some cases, they changed their computer systems to do so,” says the NYT in an article titled Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program.
Except it wasn’t just “foreign users,” it turns out. The program quickly ballooned to encompass users in the United States, too. The NYT goes on to report:
In at least two cases, at Google and Facebook, one of the plans discussed was to build separate, secure portals, like a digital version of the secure physical rooms that have long existed for classified information, in some instances on company servers. Through these online rooms, the government would request data, companies would deposit it and the government would retrieve it, people briefed on the discussions said.
This is how companies like Google and Facebook can claim, with a straight face, that the NSA doesn’t have “backdoor access to our servers.” They don’t need it! What actually happens is that Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others simply deposit all user data at another location — a “gateway” where the NSA copies it off.
Now you understand how to correctly parse this fake denial by Google’s chief executive Larry Page, who says, “The U.S. government does not have direct access or a ‘back door’ to the information stored in our data centers.”
It doesn’t need “direct access.” It has INDIRECT access that was set up by Google!
Here’s the slide from the top secret PRISM program that tells the truth. (Click here for the original source page at the Washington Post)
All this is, of course, an outrageous abuse of the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Because when both of those were being debated on the Senate floor following the false flag attacks of 9/11, it was promised that “this would never be used against Americans.” Hence the name “Foreign” Intelligence Surveillance Act. It was only about “foreigners,” because they were the terrorists, right?
But over the last decade, the U.S. government flipped the script. All of a sudden the Obama administration was targeting “domestic threats” which it identified as veterans, patriots, conservatives, gun owners and anyone who believed in the Constitution. It didn’t take long for the surveillance grid to be redirected toward the American people. Now, instead of FISA being used to track Bin Laden through a network of caves in Afghanistan, it was being used to track Bob Jones, a Kentucky farmer who owns a shotgun and carries a Bible.
This demonstrates just how easily these unconstitutional powers can be abused. History has shown that when the government is granted such powers, they will always turn them against the People sooner or later. Hence the reason for the Fourth Amendment and the entire Bill of Rights — something that both Bush and Obama seem to think doesn’t exist.
At this point, of course, anyone who believes the ridiculous denials of Google and Facebook is an outright fool. Google, for starters, has been run by spooks from the very beginning. Many of its top engineers are straight out of the NSA. Backdoors have been in place from its inception, just FYI.
Google allows the government to psychologically profile all its users. By watching what you query in the search engine, they can build a profile of all your interests, habits, perversions and political leanings. Gee, do you think that could be used against you by a vindictive, criminal government that has already been caught using the IRS to intimidate and threaten conservative groups?
This is why more and more people are switching over to Startpage: www.StartPage.com
It’s the “no surveillance” search engine. Personally, I use Startpage for almost all my searches — especially when I’m researching something for a story that might get me flagged as a terrorist by the Google / NSA surveillance grid. For example, if I’m researching a story on the Oklahoma City bombing, I might search for something like, “how to make a fertilizer bomb” just to get background information on the story. Such a search on Google would immediately get you flagged by the NSA as a possible terrorist.
That’s because journalism has been criminalized under the Obama administration. As an example, examine how the Department of Justice used its power to intimidate and surveil hundreds of Associated Press reporters. It even accused a Fox News reporter of being involved in a conspiracy against America for merely asking a state department official his opinion on an international matter.
Isn’t it obvious at this point that the police state spy grid has gotten completely out of control? This collusion between tech companies and abusive government has become a threat to the freedom and safety of the American people.
Big Brother isn’t merely something that might arrive in the future… it’s here! You are being tracked right now. Everything you type, post, say or search for is being recorded and data-mined to psychologically profile you and even predict your future behavior.
This system is already being wildly abused, yet what we’re seeing today is only the beginning. Under a government that strips away the Second Amendment from the People while surveilling all their private communications, no one would be safe from Big Brother. No communications would be private, and anyone who criticized the White House could be arrested and “disappeared” into Obama’s network of secret prisons that he has continued to operate.
As a society, we have gone off the cliff and are plummeting toward total tyranny. When privacy is lost, freedom is destroyed. If we cannot hold phone conversations and online conversations in private without being surveiled, tracked and data-mined by our own government, then any idea that America is still the “land of the free” is a cruel hoax.
But Obama says “trust me!” All this spying is perfectly fine, he claims, because the government is running it and all the government people have been “fully briefed” on it. Never mind the fact that the People have never been told this is happening! You’re supposed to just trust that Obama won’t abuse this and that as long as you have nothing to hide, the government won’t come knocking on your door one day.
I’m not the only one who finds this explanation not merely absurd, but wreaking of mental illness. Obama has become America’s sociopath. While he vacuums up all your private conversations, phone calls, medical information and personal photographs, he says you’re supposed to trust him because he knows “who the good guys are.”
Really? Because it seems increasingly obvious to everyone else that Obama and the entire federal government are the bad guys engaged in outrageous violations of the Bill of Rights on a routine basis. And everything the goes does is rooted in hypocrisy.
For example, this is a government that says we can’t video tape police on public streets because that’s somehow breaking “wiretapping” laws. And yet, without any warrants whatsoever, this same government can read all your emails, listen to all your phone calls and even track your geographic locations when you initiate those calls. This is all being justified by invoking “terrorists” that the government itself actually runs! Nearly all the so-called “terror plots” taking place in the USA today are, in fact, run by the FBI!
What’s wrong with this picture?
10 June 2013 Last updated at 07:19 GMT
Ed Snowden explains why he became a whistleblower (Video courtesy of The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras)
Edward Snowden, 29, is described by the paper as an ex-CIA technical assistant, currently employed by defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Guardian said his identity was being revealed at his own request.
The recent revelations are that US agencies gathered millions of phone records and monitored internet data.
A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the matter had now been referred to the Department of Justice as a criminal matter.
The Guardian quotes Mr Snowden as saying he flew to Hong Kong on 20 May, where he holed himself up in a hotel.
He told the paper that the extent of US surveillance was “horrifying”, adding: “We can plant bugs in machines. Once you go on the network, I can identify your machine. You will never be safe whatever protections you put in place.”
He added: “I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things… I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded.”
Mr Snowden said he did not believe he had committed a crime: “We have seen enough criminality on the part of government. It is hypocritical to make this allegation against me.”
Asked what he thought would happen to him, he replied: “Nothing good.”
Mr Snowden said he accepted he could end up in jail. “If they want to get you, over time they will,” he said.
He said he also feared the US authorities would “act aggressively against anyone who has known me. That keeps me up at night”.
Mr Snowden said he had gone to Hong Kong because of its “strong tradition of free speech”.
Hong Kong signed an extradition treaty with the US shortly before the territory returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
However, Beijing can block any extradition if it believes it affects national defence or foreign policy issues.
However, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post quoted Iceland’s ambassador to China as saying that “according to Icelandic law a person can only submit such an application once he/she is in Iceland”.
In a statement, Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed Mr Snowden had been an employee for less than three months.
“If accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm,” the statement said.
The first of the leaks came out on Wednesday night, when the Guardian reported a US secret court had ordered phone company Verizon to hand over to the National Security Agency (NSA) millions of records on telephone call “metadata”.
The metadata include the numbers of both phones on a call, its duration, time, date and location (for mobiles, determined by which mobile signal towers relayed the call or text).
That report was followed by revelations in both the Washington Post and Guardian that the NSA tapped directly into the servers of nine internet firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to track online communication in a programme known as Prism.
All the internet companies deny giving the US government access to their servers.
Prism is said to give the NSA and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) access to emails, web chats and other communications directly from the servers of major US internet companies.
The data are used to track foreign nationals suspected of terrorism or spying. The NSA is also collecting the telephone records of American customers, but not recording the content of their calls.
On Saturday, US director of national intelligence James Clapper called the leaks “literally gut-wrenching”.
“I hope we’re able to track down whoever’s doing this, because it is extremely damaging to, and it affects the safety and security of this country,” he told NBC News on Saturday.
The NSA has filed a criminal report with the US Justice Department over the leaks.
The content of phone conversations – what people say to each other when they are on the phone – is protected by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, which forbids unreasonable searches.
However, information shared with a third party, such as phone companies, is not out of bounds.
That means that data about phone calls – such as their timing and duration – can be scooped up by government officials.
Mr Clapper’s office issued a statement on Saturday, saying all the information gathered under Prism was obtained with the approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (Fisa).
Prism was authorised under changes to US surveillance laws passed under President George W Bush and renewed last year under Barack Obama.
On Friday, Mr Obama defended the surveillance programmes as a “modest encroachment” on privacy, necessary to protect the US from terrorist attacks.
“Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program is about,” he said, emphasising that the programmes were authorised by Congress.