Archive for August, 2009
The National Security Agency (NSA) likes to record Internet traffic – so that they can data mine for keywords, patterns, and people of interest.
Russell Tice – NSA Whistle-blower on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown
Why isn’t the media raising hell about this? Mainstream Media is Worthless.
for Sibel Edmonds audio clip of extended interview with Russell Tice.
According to Tice, the government doesn’t yet have the ability to catalog every single communication in the United States, but within 15 years they will. He also says the NSA is viscous – they will blackmail anyone in a heartbeat. He adds that of other countries, China and Israel are 1 and 2 on spying on the U.S.
PBS FRONTLINE: Spying on the Home Front
PBS FRONTLINE has done a story on Mark Klein, who worked for AT&T for over 20 years as a technician. He tells the story of how he accidentally discovered the whole flow of internet traffic in AT&T operations centers was being diverted to the NSA on a regular basis.
Here is an excerpt:
I think I’m looking at something Orwellian. It’s a government, many-tentacled operation to gather daily information on what everybody in the country is doing. Your daily transactions on the Internet can be monitored with this kind of system, not just your Web surfing. All kinds of business that people do on the Internet these days — your bank transactions, your e-mail, everything — it sort of opens a window into your entire private life, and that’s why I thought of the term “Orwellian.” As you know, in [George] Orwell’s story , they have cameras in your house, watching you. Well, this is the next best thing.
Click here to read the PBS FRONTLINE interview.
Click here to to watch this FRONTLINE episode.
Trailer from Michael Moore’s latest movie . . .
Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, has penned an article on Huffington Post that contends that corporations and the wealthy elite actually controls the U.S. government. Check out these excerpts:
It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “economic royalists,” who choose our elected officials — indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters.
They have no shame. They don’t care what you and I think about them. Henry Kissinger refers to us as “useless eaters.”
Flynt also explains that Wall Street bankers have used the government to fleece the American people:
The reason Wall Street was able to game the system the way it did — knowing that they would become rich at the expense of the American people (oh, yes, they most certainly knew that) — was because the financial elite had bribed our legislators to roll back the protections enacted after the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Congress gutted the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial lending banks from investment banks, and passed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which allowed for self-regulation with no oversight. The Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently revised its rules to allow for even less oversight
He even quotes one of the elite, David Rockefeller, from his 2002 memoirs:
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
That’s right, Rockefeller proudly admits to working against the best interests of the United States.
Flynt also points out that Thomas Jefferson warned us about these bankers:
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their father’s conquered.”
Flynt is right – Americans are lost in the false left-right paradigm, while those who can, like Goldman Sachs, fleece us for as much as they can get away with – using the Government to help them bilk the very people that it is supposed to represent.
Even if you aren’t a fan of Hustler magazine, you should read this article because as an American, you need to wake up and realize what is happening to your their country.