NSA Utah Spy Center Holds Ribbon Cutting ceremony -Videos

UPDATE:  Snowden: I could have wiretapped anyone’s e-mails, including the president’s personal account.

Is it insane to think that a 29-year-old NSA/Booz IT guy could be reading Barack Obama’s private e-mails if he wanted to?

And just what did the Senators and Congressmen think where all of this spying info was going to be stored? In a two Billion dollar storage facility in Utah. Never approved by congress. Is it just the bloggers who are recording events?Whistle blower Binney has been out there for years telling us exactly what Snowden told us.

Buried deep in an unrelated story over at the Salt Lake Tribune, we find this gem. Earlier post of mine:  NSA Utah Spy Center Revealed: 100 years of data stored on Americans.

Ribbon-cutting schedule

Invitations have been sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries inviting them to the Utah Data Center ribbon cutting on May 30. The invitation says the event is unclassified and reporters will be there, but an NSA spokeswoman this week declined to discuss the festivities or say whether the event means the facility will be starting operations. The NSA has previously said the Utah Data Center would be online this fall.

The EFF wants the information because of its current lawsuit against the NSA (i.e. Jewel vs. NSA) that alleges the U.S. government operates an illegal mass domestic surveillance program. Three NSA whistleblowers—including William Binney—agreed to provide evidence that the NSA has been running a domestic spying program since 2001.

 The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing the Justice Department for details of last month’s ruling by a secretive U.S. court that National Security Agency’s domestic spying program violated the U.S. Constitution, Jon Brodkin of arstechnica reports.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that “on at least one occasion” the NSA had violated the Fourth Amendment’s restriction against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Filmed from Redwood Road, you can see the progress of the NSA’s Utah Data Center also called the NSA Spy Center. There are some quotes from various individuals who are knowledgeable or have worked for the NSA. Apparently they are far enough to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data. Chilling video and story link here: “The Program”

NSA Gov Site with their spin.

Other Sources: NY Times NSA Domestic Spying Center tells the tale of the mass surveillance of Americans.

Other posts I have done that may be of interest:

Barack Obama’s Surveillance Society.

Obama fights injunction against unlawful detention of U.S. citizens

Obama” ‘Prolonged Detention”, otherwise known as FEMA Camps.

B-Ville Follow Bunkerville

Sunni Leaders Call for Jihad Against Shi’ites Over Syria

What could be better? Let the Sunni and Shiites blast each other back into the stone age. As for us? We sit back and let them have at it. But then again, we have our savant McCain running around Syria telling us all is well! McRINO Claims Radical Islamists Make Up Only A Small Fraction Of Rebel Forces In Syria…

WASHINGTON – US Senator John McCain said on Wednesday, two days after meeting with rebels in Syria, that he is confident the United States can send weapons to fighters in Syria without the risk they will fall into the wrong hands.

“We can identify who these people are. We can help the right people,” McCain said on CNN’s program “Anderson Cooper 360.”

For example, he said, Syria’s Islamist al-Nusra Front, identified as an alias of al Qaeda in Iraq, accounts for only about 7,000 of the 100,000 fighters battling the government of Assad. So John, did you go around and count them? Or is that what you were told.

Just think, we could have John instead of Obummer as President. Nice thought.

CNSNews.com) – In a further sign that Syria’s civil war is  increasingly becoming a theater of battle between Shi’ite and Sunni  extremists – under the respective flags of Hezbollah and al-Qaeda – a  group of Sunni radicals in Egypt is citing the Syrian situation in its  appeal to Sunnis everywhere to support a jihad against Shi’ites

Twenty Egyptian Salafists including Mohammed al-Zawahiri, the brother  of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged Sunnis to target Hezbollah  and others involved in the fighting in the Syrian town of al-Qusair  (al-Qusayr).

“We call upon the Sunnis in general in the countries that are ruled  by the Shi’ites, and the mujahideen in particular, to target these  countries and move the battle inside them …”

Countries ruled by Shi’ites are Iran and Iraq, while Syrian President  Bashar Assad is an adherent of the Shi’ite Allawite sect. Among the  rebels fightiSyrianng him are Sunni jihadists including those belonging to the  al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front/Islamic State of Iraq (also  sometimes labeled jointly as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.) More over at CNS News

WH wants to hire Hispanic political hack to head office of Personnel

With the various scandals out there, this bit of news was easily buried last week. The new head of Personnel management to be. The payback to a Hispanic political operative who will control the hiring of thousands of new IRS employees. Straight from La Raza. They will be loyal drones who will repay the patronage with their votes. Punish the regime’s enemies as did Holder no doubt.

Already on the same day, it was reported that meetings are already planned. Previously a

conference in Las Vegas featured panels titled “We Have Seen the Future and the Future is Ours,” “Latinos and America’s Growing Clean Energy Economy,” and “Critical Conversation About Latina Reproductive Health,” which featured Planned Parenthood officials speaking to this largely Catholic group.

White House Press Release:

President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director
of the Office of Personnel Management

Katherine Archuleta most recently served as National Political Director for
Obama for America, a position she held from 2011 to 2012.  Prior to this, Ms.
Archuleta served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to
2011.  From October 2005 to May 2009, she served as a Senior Advisor on Policy
and Initiatives for the City and County of Denver, Colorado.  Previously, she
served as the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
Foundation from 2002 to 2005.

Now here is a surprise. This is a hard one to connect the dots:

PJ Media: La Raza (The Race) Partners with Feds to Hire Government Employees May 23, 2013

OPM, a federal government agency, is cooperating and partnering with La Raza’s/The Race’s burrowing efforts.  From the OPM press release on OPM letterhead:

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) [The Race] is hosting a series of leadership development workshops geared towards Federal employees on July 23, 2013, in New Orleans, LA. These workshops are a part of the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference from July 20-23, 2013. The workshop topics on July 23rd will include an overview of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and instruction on how to prepare and apply for a SES position.

The 2012 La Raza/The Race conference in Las Vegas featured panels titled “We Have Seen the Future and the Future is Ours,” “Latinos and America’s Growing Clean Energy Economy,” and “Critical Conversation About Latina Reproductive Health,” which featured Planned Parenthood officials speaking to this largely Catholic group.  Simply, La Raza/The Race is a race-based organization seeking political power, which is nothing new in human history.

Just a reminder of who these La Raza folks are:

The influential Mexican La Raza group that’s received millions of federal tax dollars to promote its leftist, open-borders agenda has added several new branches to its growing network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.

Among them is yet another public “charter” school that pushes a radical Chicano movement, known as “reconquista,” with a custom-designed curriculum financed by U.S. taxpayers. The plan is to conquer the American southwest, return it to Mexico and perform ethnic cleansing of Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians.

Judicial Watch exposed this La Raza movement in American public education a few years ago in a special report focusing on a Southern California elementary school that specializes in bashing the U.S. and promoting the Chicano movement. That NCLR-backed school (Academias Semillas Del Pueblo) is a training ground for the Mexican reconquista agenda and is run by a Calexico-educated activist (Marcos Aguilar) who opposes racial integration and says Mexicans in the U.S. don’t want to attend white schools or drink from white water fountains.

Full Story here Judicial Watch

Says it all

Last week. Guess who meets with illegals? Right

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The President and Vice President meet with DREAMers who have received Deferred Action and U.S. citizen family members of undocumented immigrants
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The President and Vice President meet with DREAMers who have received Deferred Action and U.S. citizen family members of undocumented immigrants
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Closed Press

U.S. Military decrees new powers, goes into effect

It has been reported that the DHS was present at various gatherings of Tea Party folks as well as others protesting lately. Now they arrive in black cars with a small insignia. We of the tin foil hat crowd has been warning of this intrusion of the Feds taking over local law enforcement. I don’t believe that the Long Island Press is noted for their tin foil, so I will let them tell the tale of this latest power grab themselves. A new so called “Rule” has now been decreed. First we “Shelter in Place”. Now this. Note the DHS patch below.

Well worth the full read:

Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’

“This is where journalism comes in,” says Freedman. “Calling attention to an unauthorized power grab in the hope that it embarrasses the administration.”

Afran is considering amending his NDAA complaint currently in front of the court to include this regulatory change.

Long Island Press:

As we witnessed during the Boston bombing manhunt, it’s already difficult to discern between military and police. In the future it might be impossible, because there may be no difference

The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries

The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects offered the nation a window into the stunning military-style capabilities of our local law enforcement agencies. For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government’s largesse in the form of military weaponry and training, incentives offered in the ongoing “War on Drugs.” For the average citizen watching events such as the intense pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers on television, it would be difficult to discern between fully outfitted police SWAT teams and the military.

.Click here to read the new rule

The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule:

Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.

Bruce Afran, a civil liberties attorney and constitutional law professor at Rutgers University, calls the rule, “a wanton power grab by the military,” and says, “It’s quite shocking actually because it violates the long-standing presumption that the military is under civilian control.”

A Memorial Day Tribute

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. A special remembrance to World War II veterans whose members are leaving us every day. Well done, and thank you for your sacrifices. Here is Gene Autry’s  special ”Old Soldiers Never Die” tribute.

A speical rememberance to the family of Lee Rigby

By now most of you have heard of the horrifying slaighter of Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion by a Jihadi Muzlim terrorist in the U.K.

Drummer Lee Rigby was a dedicated and professional soldier. He was a real character within the Second Fusiliers. Larger than life, he was at the heart of our Corps of Drums. An experienced and talented side drummer and machine gunner, he was a true warrior and served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus.

Drummer Lee Rigby killed in Woolwich incident

This beautiful man  was hacked to death, beheaded on a London suburb street.

H/T: Woman Honor Thyself

Muslim kids stone piglets to death at ag exhibit

Recall “Pork, the other white meat”. How is this for training the little kiddies to kill the infidels. First the pig, then us.

Islam vs Europe  The explanation given was that the pigs were removed because of environmental and animal welfare. But the actual reason is brutal mistreatment of the pigs by Muslim children – typically stoning.

In one case a piglet was killed after children of a different (aka Muslim) ethnic background than Danish had stabbed a piglet with a stick.

‘We protected the pigs’ hut with a fence so they could be left in peace from stones and other objects.’ But the attacks continued, and the pigs have now been removed.’ (Muslims don’t eat pork and are offended by anything that represents a pig)

They were our most popular animals for most visitors. And we were excited to show how the pigs could live a natural life,’ he says and adds that also rabbits, chickens, lambs and sheep have been hurt.”

H/T: Bare Naked Islam

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C’mon now, who could kill such cute little pigs? Our Jewish friends aren’t overly fond of our squealing little pink companions either, but you don’t hear about them attacking innocent swine belonging to others.
Now it may seem like a big leap to jump from stoning little piglets as children to slitting the throats of dirty Kafirs later in life, but to some there may appear to be a disturbing pattern of violence in Islam towards all that it deems “offensive” to it.
Now I don’t have a problem with someone not eating certain things due to religious or any other prohibitions, but don’t come to the countries of the West and expect us to kowtow to your every complaint concerning your discomfort about the keeping, eating, or representation of a pig. Here in the West we have a little saying that starts with “When in Rome….”. What we don’t have is one that starts with “We should all be like Mecca…”
We should not put up with it here no matter what. Maybe the answer is to not let so many in, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.
 H/T: and  more over at Constitution Club

Levin: “RINO” Issa Didn’t Investigate IRS Before Because He “Despises The Tea Party”

Anyone else sick and tired of the Rino’s ? Sick of the all of the entrenched GOPers who think they will be in Congress till the longer fingers of death take them out? Those who mock Ted Cruz? McCain comes to mind as he more than anyone else is responsible for this post constitutional government we have now. So we so-called “wacko birds” as McCain has identified us, may be in for a surprise. We who alone stopped the train wreck in 2010. Issa and his pals would not be even be in power if not for us. Boehner? Enjoy yourself, we can only hope we can get him off his “horse” in 2014.

I caught the clip on Mark Levin’s program. A nice snarky rant that is a reminder of all that we will be up against in the next year or two.

MARK LEVIN: So why didn’t Chairman Issa hold an investigative hearing a year ago? Why didn’t Chairman Camp, all Republicans, hold an investigative hearing a year ago, and all the other tripping over themselves right now? I’ll tell you why. Because the establishment Republicans, the RINO Republicans, despise the Tea Party. They despise the conservative movement. We exist to be managed, to be shuttled to the polling place, to vote for their candidates. The Karl Roves of the world, and all the rest of them. They fight us in the primaries, they fight us at the grassroots. We’re a bunch of kooks, don’t you know. We’re right-wing nuts, don’t you know. They’re not going to hold an investigative hearing before an election and screw up Mitt Romney’s chances to become POTUS, because a handful of Tea Party activists, you know a couple hundred, claiming that the IRS was targeting them.

Oh, what a bunch of nuts. We’ll fire off a few letter, we’ll ask a question here and there, we might follow up here and there. We’re not going to have a spectacle and actually conduct a hearing. We’re not going to actually exercise our authority under Article One of the Constitution for these Tea Party types of crying out loud, the unwashed. That’s why they didn’t hold a hearing last year! And they’re holding hearings today, not because they give a damn about the Tea Party, or conservatives for that matter, who they are raising money to defeat in the next bunch of primaries, its because they think they can get a political advantage out of this. (Mark Levin Show, May 23, 2013)

H/T: Real Clear Politics

Obama called on former Attorney General Gonzales to step down

Here is a pure gem from the past. Typical Alinsky. For me but not for thee. Enjoy!

On Larry King Live in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama attacked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and called on him to resign for carrying out the President’s “political vendettas.”

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2007

On Larry King Live, presidential candidate Barack Obama stuck it to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and called on him to resign.  The Illinois Senator brought up a great point that Gonzales was acting more like the President’s attorney and not the people’s attorney:
OBAMA: What you get a sense of is an Attorney General who saw himself as an abler of the Administration, as opposed to somebody that was actually trying to look out for the American people’s interests.  And for that reason, I think it’s time for him to step down.

H/T: Breitbart

Now move up the calendar to today:

During his speech today Barack Obama said that he was very worried about journalists being targeted by the Department of Injustice for simply doing their jobs:

“Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs,” President Obama said. “Our focus must be on those who break the law.”

Because he is so worried about journalists being targeted he asked Eric Holder to conduct a review of the Injustice Department and Eric Holder has agreed to do just that:

“I have raised these issues with the attorney general, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the attorney general to report back to me by July 12th.”

Shortly after Barack Obama made this announcement it was reported that it was none other than Eric Holder himself who signed the search warrant to investigate reporter James Rosen as a possible co-conspirator in possible violation of the Espionage Act for attempting to do his job, and the warrant also allowed for the targeting of Rosen’s parents.

More over at and a H/T: America’s Watchtower :Eric Holder signed the warrant targeting James Rosen, Barack Obama orders Eric Holder to investigate

Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition- Largest FEC Action in History

The arrogance of power. Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition In Largest FEC Action in History –

So simply, Lois was up to her old tricks it turns out. How many more have had audits? “I have not done anything wrong.” So she takes the Fifth yesterday. Her buddies remain arrogant to the core.  Defiant to the core.Here we go:

Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. She lost her case. Lerner even asked one conservative during the case if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)

These actions landed her at the IRS where she used the same tactics against conservatives and Christians – only on a much larger scale. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS during her tenure. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status. At the same time the Obama IRS approved dozens of progressive applications.

The Weekly Standard has more on Lois Lerner’s history of inappropriate religious inquiries

Lerner was appointed head of the FEC’s enforcement division in 1986  and stayed in that position until 2001. In the late 1990s, the FEC  launched an onerous investigation of the Christian Coalition, ultimately costing the organization  hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours in lost work. The  investigation was notable because the FEC alleged that the  Christian Coalition was coordinating issue advocacy expenditures with a  number of candidates for office. Aside from lacking proof this was  happening, it was an open question whether the FEC had the  authority to bring these charges.

H/T:Gateway Pundit

Porker Candy Crowley says Obama didn’t call Benghazi a terrorist attack

For some reason this tidbit caught my eye. No, it no great reveal about the various scandals of the day, but it should give those of us who were becoming discouraged that the truth of this regime would ever reach the consciousness of Americans hope. The press who were complicit in the cover ups and told us to put on the tin foil hats now get their payback. Of all of the despicable acts, Candy Crowley was the most galling to me when she inserted herself into the debates last fall and got Romney off his stride on the Benghazi issue. So now Crowley has received enlightenment as CNN tanks in their viewership. Here we go, quite amusing:

On the May 19, 2013 broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union, host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year.

At the October 16 debate during which she acted the role of partisan moderator, Crowley backed up the President’s claim that he called the attacks at Benghazi an act of terrorism. This threw Romney for a loop and made him second guess his assertion that Obama took weeks to definitively call the attacks terrorism. The segment made Romney look suddenly unsure of himself and hampered his performance that night.

But in fact, Crowley’s own news agency, CNN, had reported that Obama called the attacks at Benghazi terrorism “for the first time” only on September 20, nine days after the attacks.

Crowley herself also reported that the President was recalcitrant in calling it terrorism. As it happens her inexplicable and unwarranted support of Obama on the debate stage contradicted her own reporting on Benghazi.

In September, only a few weeks before the debate, Crowley had said on CNN that Obama took 17 days to give a “sort of definitive statement

 

In an interview with White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer on the May 19, 2013, broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year.

 

H/T:Right Wing News

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