Will the real Edward Snowden please stand up and who are your handlers?

The Free Beacon has a story today regarding the NSA and the so called “gaps” that the agency can not or is not willing to address. While they bemoan the P.C. correctness that has infiltrated the organization, I submit the issue is far more serious. I will give you a post I did several years ago. I will let you draw your own conclusions. First from the Beacon:

Until Snowden, the NSA had a reputation as one of the intelligence organizations most dedicated to protecting secrets. But the case exposed gaping holes at the agency, and a House intelligence report says gaps persist years after Snowden fled the country and holed up in Moscow . More at Free Beacon.

We have a guy who never got it together. High School drop out, military failure, three months on the job. William Binney, one of the original whistle-blowers, worked for the NSA for over thirty years before he resigned more than ten years ago over this very same story. Much of the same information about the NSA. For the Binney interview and the development of the Utah spy Center: NSA Utah spy center holds ribbon cutting ceremony-videos .

Hot Air  Even the intel guys can’t figure it out:

Among the questions is how a contract employee at a distant NSA satellite office was able to obtain a copy of an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a highly classified document that would presumably be sealed from most employees and of little use to someone in his position.

A former senior NSA official said that the number of agency officials with access to such court orders is “maybe 30 or maybe 40. Not large numbers.”…

Here is NSA Gov Site with their spin on the Spy Center.

Other Sources: NY Times NSA Domestic Spying Center tells the tale of the mass surveillance of Americans. August 22, 2012.

And the girl friend?   From the WH Dossier   Snowden Left Beautiful Girlfriend in the Lurch

Yes, that’s Lindsay Mills, the gal Ed Snowden ditched so he could become the hero of telephone records. Apparently she’s a ballet trained, pole dancing fountain of pulchritude who blogs about her life at “L’s Journey,” was still up the last I looked.

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit got a glimpse of the website before it went off-line for awhile, finding the latest post in which she says she’s now “without a compass.”

I gather Snowden took the compass so he could find his way to Hong Kong. (Alert: sound is very loud when playing clip)

Lindsay Mills

Warning- Sound is very loud in the clip. Here she is doing her dance thing.

The Guardian on Monday shares more about the young man who it says was behind last week’s leaks concerning National Security Agency programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity. It paints a portrait of a mediocre student with a GED degree who joined the Army in 2003, but was discharged after breaking his legs in a training accident. Snowden says he later wound up working with the CIA and then a contractor because he’s skilled at computer programming.

The Washington Post, which along with the Guardian published a report last week based on documents allegedly leaked by Snowden, adds that:

“With wire glasses, short, dark hair and a thin goatee, he maintains an academic look. Yet he never completed his coursework at a community college in Maryland, only later obtaining his GED — an unusually light education for someone who would advance in the intelligence ranks.

H/T: NPR

Obama to gobble up 5000 Square miles of ocean, bans commercial fishing

Obama has been making massive land grabs and now he moves on to the waterways. No doubt putting many fishermen out of work as well as all the support industries by banning commercial fishing which has made New England famous.

The designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument marks the 27th time Obama has acted to create or expand a national monument. He has done so unilaterally, using the authorities granted under the Antiquities Act.

“But there’s also going to be some other very significant things that aren’t really quantifiable in dollars, like new marine protected areas, like bans on plastic bags..

(CNSNews.com) – The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world’s oceans, beginning today, and it’s expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas — one off the coast of New England — as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Ahead of the conference, press reports said President Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England.

The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on commercial fishing — an industry that made New England famous…

More at CNS News

Earlier I posted Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government Then we have a posting on August 22, 2016 Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, 400,000 square miles, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

Try this one out:

Obama Designates National Monument in Maine, to Dismay of SomeNew York Times3 days ago

Mr. Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of rugged terrain

It became by far the largest region of federal parkland in Maine, surpassing the 48,900-acre Acadia National Park on the coast

Just a few of the land grabs… and he says he is far from done.

Guccifer dumps 500Mb of DNC ‘Pay to Play’ documents,

Lost in yesterday’s news was the dropping by Guccifer of more DNC info that tells us just how much it takes to get a diplomatic and/or a political position. Zero Hedge and Maga Feed do a great job with the details. So if you have the stomach for it, wander over. Government for sale, no more no less.

After addressing a cybersecurity conference in London, notorious hacker ‘Guccifer’ shared over 500Mb of documents detailing 100,000 DNC donors contact info and donations. A large number of the largest donors received senior diplomatic or political positions following the donations, ranging from UK Ambassador to Assistant Attorney General. The DNC released a statement pre-emptively claiming that this was the work of Russia (and reigniting Trump’s links to Putin).

Probably just coincidence…

Source: Magafeed.com

The documents contained detailed lists of 100,000 alledge donors, addresses, and phone numbers, and well as amounts donated…

Source: imgur

Here is the first cut of the alleged major donors on the leaked documents and the positions they received (via Magafeed.com)

  • #1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK
  • #2 Julius Genachowski … Former chairman to FCC
  • #3 Frank Sanchez…. Under secretary of commerce
  • #8 Kirk Wagner… Ambassador to Singapore
  • #9 Alan Solomont … Ambassador to Spain
  • #11 John Roos… Ambassador to Japan
  • #12 Nicole Avant… Ambassador to Bahamas
  • #13 Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe … Ambassador to the UN
  • #16 Steve Westly – CFO of California
  • #17 Don Beyer – Ambassador to Switzerland
  • #21 Don Gips – Ambassador to South Africa
  • #22 Howard Gutman – Ambassador to Belgium
  • #24 Cynthia Stroum – Ambassador to Luxembourg
  • #27 Mark Gilbert – Ambassador to New Zealand
  • #31 Norm Eisen – Ambassador to Czech Republic
  • #37 Bruce Oreck – Ambassador to Finland
  • #43 Tony West – deputy Attorney General
  • #45 Bill Kennard – Ambassador to EU

Details over at Zero Hedge

Spraying of chemical Naled comes to Miami, banned in 22 countries

The vision of crop dusters (actually helicopters) dive bombing Miami beach as tourists stretch out on the sand isn’t a pleasant one. Add that it is with a chemical Naled that has been banned in 22 countries in the European Union. But not to worry, the CDC, and the Surgeon General says it’s just fine. I would think if we can be mandated to “shelter in place” with a bit of police activity, this might be the time to mandate staying inside to reduce exposure and to make sure people are aware of the spraying at the least. As someone who lives part-time in Florida, I find it remarkable that we are and have been sprayed continuously without warning prior to any Zika virus, and everyone seemed to find it acceptable. Apparently now that spraying has come to Miami, a city, a question has been raised.

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Dozens of protesters lined up in front of Miami Beach city hall as local leaders talked about a chemical causing debate in the Zika fight – Naled.

“This chemical was run out of Puerto Rico. It’s been banned in 22 European Unions and it’s the wrong message to be sent especially when you’re dealing with tourism here in Miami,” said business owner Chad Allison.

Mosquito control crews were set to spray Naled over Miami Beach, just like they did in Wynwood, starting Thursday but growing concerns from residents and local leaders prompted a delay.

“It came from the strong recommendation, from what we’ve been told, by the CDC, as well as the surgeon general, the Department of Agriculture and that decision, truly is solely made by the governor of the state of Florida,” said Levine on Tuesday.

Levine said he learned from the state on Tuesday through a news release that Florida Governor Rick Scott was mandating the spraying of Naled on the beach using its helicopters and its contractors – a decision that Mayor Gimenez is also supporting.

More with video at Miami CBS

Obama prosecuted more officials for leaks than all predecessors combined

The legal beagles go back and forth splitting hairs as to whether “intent” occurred as Hillary waltzed about with her blackberry and other assorted devices, reading her Emails. The wonks question whether intent was required to put Pant Suit in the slammer over this Email debacle. What the Daily Caller has done is collect the factoids that can’t be disputed. This administration doesn’t like people leaking info. I added in a clip for some fun. It is an old Hillary visit to the Jimmy Fallon show back in 2015 as she explains what is in her classified Emails. Just good hearted funarama.

So here we go with a collection of the cases:

Barack Obama’s Justice Department has prosecuted more government officials for alleged leaks of information under the World War I era Espionage Act than all his predecessors combined — yet Hillary Clinton managed to avoid becoming part of that statistic Tuesday morning.

The Justice Department swiftly prosecuted six federal government officials between 2009 and 2012 under the Espionage Act, Bloomberg News first reported noting the administration’s number of record-high prosecutions under the law. By 2014, nine people were prosecuted under the spy law. Four others were prosecuted under Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush. One of those four cases, under Nixon, was dismissed two years later.

One of the five who was convicted was Stephen Kim, a former State Department contractor who served a 13-month prison sentence for violating the spy act. The case lasted for five years until he pleaded guilty to leaking information about North Korea’s nuclear program to Fox News reporter James Rosen.

Read more: Daily Caller

No need to watch more than the first couple if minutes-

AG Roberta Lynch, just another prey of the Clinton juggernaut

We have heard it before. Straight arrows become ensnared in the backwash of the Clinton’s corruption. The victims will be lucky enough if they live to survive. Is Attorney General Lynch the latest to fall prey? I include the clip of why it can be so deadly to have heard the Clinton name. While there are lots of people included in the clip that are a far far stretch, it is a refresher on how much travail has followed them. I give you this, not for the truth of the matter, but rather what happens when one’s life touches the Clintons. Setting tin foil aside, would you want to be a friend of the Clintons? Is it really so depressing that one would want to end one’s life? And people are worried about Trump and his stability?

NY Post:

Yet there’s another dimension to their chronic crookedness, and it gets insufficient attention even though it might be more important to the nation’s well-being.

“Wherever they go, whatever they do, ethics are trashed and suspicions of criminal conduct follow them like night follows day.”

It is that, in addition to being personally corrupt, the Clintons are corrupters. They are piggish users, with the people and institutions around them inevitably tarnished and sometimes destroyed even as the Clintons escape to their next scam.

….. and with Lynch?

The explosive result shows the Clintons haven’t lost their touch for leaving destruction and chaos in their wake. The remarkable events also serve as a clear reminder that while the Clintons enriched themselves over the years, they were helping to bankrupt the public trust in its government and institutions. And they won’t stop until they’re stopped.

 

Happy Independence Day – It is now up to us

First let me wish everyone out there the very best for a wonderful day with family and friends

At this time of anxious concern for our Nation, as concerned as we are, consider the anxiety of these 56 men and what they were willing to do for us.

Together “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

They were mostly men of means who had much to lose if the war was lost. One-third served as militia officers during the war. Four of the signers were taken captive during the war and nearly all of them were poorer at the end of the war than at the beginning. 

The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin), but the majority of the signers were in their thirties or forties. More than half of the signers were lawyers and the others were planters, merchants and shippers.

Many of them probably expected to die.

They signed anyway.

Consider the day these men signed this document and then went home to eat their Dinner with their wives and children. As we enjoy our day, consider the table talk these families had at the time. The worry and strain. It pales in comparison. I offer as well, a clip from the 2003 Television docudrama: George Orwell – A Life in Pictures.

A reminder from George Orwell. George Orwell warns us, “It depends on you.”  Can we do less?

George Orwell – A Final Warning

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