8/31/2013

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER - DECIDES TO STRIKE SYRIA

WHY??

The purpose of the United States military is to defend the United States and it's interests.

While it is a tragedy that the people in Syria were gassed, why is that a reason for the United States - when Great Britain and other countries have declined - to go and bomb??

WHAT U.S. interests are we protecting by doing this??

Why not work with our allies and build stronger coalitions in that region?

If Assad is unseated there is a VERY GOOD possibility that the chemical weapons that were used will fall into the hands of al qaeda...

I challenge anyone to give me a valid reason for Obama's decision....

DR

OUR ALTERNATE UNIVERSE...

So this morning I realized that I really did wake into an alternate universe...

Vladimir Putin, RUSSIA's president, is calling out Barack Obama and advising Obama to 'find a nonviolent way out of the crisis'...

Wait...what?!

Yes...you read that correctly, my friends...

Speaking out for the first time since an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Aug. 21, Putin called on President Obama to find a nonviolent way out of the crisis.

“I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: Before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties,” Putin told Russian news agencies in Vladivostok during a tour of the country’s flood-stricken Far East.

“Russia is urging you to think twice before making a decision on an operation in Syria,” he said.

If this wasn't such a critical moment in the time of this country...with a half-crazed liberal with his finger on the 'Big Red Button'...it could almost be funny...

Putin is speaking O's language! 

Putin...former KGB...is advising Obama to calm down....!

I need more coffee...

DR

8/30/2013

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA ATTACK ON SYRIA LIKE BILL CLINTON BOMBING ASPIRIN FACTORY...

PAPER TIGER OBAMA...SAYING THIS WILL NOT BE "LONG TERM CAMPAIGN"..."LIMITED, NARROW ACT..."
THAT'LL FIX 'EM!

UH, HUH...

JUST LIKE BILL CLINTON BOMBING THE IRAQI ASPIRIN FACTORY...

OF COURSE, CLINTON ALSO BLAMED "POOR U.S. INTELLIGENCE" FOR THIS...

IF THAT IS TRUE...AND REMEMBER LIBTURDS ALSO CLAIMED THAT U.S. INTELLIGENCE IS BAD WHEN DISCUSSING IRAQ HAVING WMD...

TELL ME...WHY IS OBAMA TRUSTING THIS 'BAD U.S. INTELLIGENCE' NOW??


DR

OBAMA RELEASING INTEL ON SYRIA...WHERE IS THE INTEL - OR ANYTHING - ON BENGHAZI??

UNBELIEVABLE!

JOHN KERRY GETTING UP AND SOUNDING EXACTLY LIKE HE DID IN 1971...

BEATING THE DRUM ABOUT THE 'BRAVE' OBAMA RELEASING THE INTEL ON SYRIA...TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE FOR THE U.S. ATTACKING SYRIA...

BUT I HAVE A QUESTION...

WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE INTEL ON BENGHAZI??

WHERE IS IT???

THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN STONEWALLING...AND CALLING BENGHAZI A 'PHONY SCANDAL'...WE HAD FOUR AMERICANS ABANDONED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION AND MURDERED BY TERRORISTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th...ONE OF THEM THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA!!

THIS IS BULLSHIT...THERE IS NO EVIDENCE ABOUT WHICH SIDE RELEASED THE CHEMICALS IN SYRIA...

WHY IS OBAMA SO EAGER TO ATTACK??

WE KNOW THAT AL QAEDA IS IN THE RANKS OF THE 'REBELS' IN SYRIA...WHY IS OBAMA SO WILLING TO BECOME THEIR ALLY???

DR

THIS IS THE REAL JOHN KERRY...



I COULD NOT BEAR TO LISTEN TO JOHN KERRY THIS MORNING WITHOUT LINKING THIS...

THIS IS THE REAL JOHN KERRY...LYING...BETRAYING HIS BROTHERS-IN-ARMS...

DR

8/28/2013

A SHORT GUIDE TO THE MIDDLE EAST...


Any questions....?

DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF A COMPLETE LIFE

Thank you, Red State, for putting this up. It is a reminder of how far from the truth and into a corrupt version the left has morphed the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Red State:


August 28, 2013, is the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is a speech about individuals being the best they can be as the beginning of their way in life and finding God as the end.
King’s “Street Sweeper” speech, which is more properly called “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life” was a variation of a theme he went back and forth to over the years. He gave this particular speech to New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago, IL, on April 9, 1967.
It’s common title of “The Street Sweeper” speech comes from this passage:
What I’m saying to you this morning, my friends, even if it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go on out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures; sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music; sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry; (Go ahead) sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”
If you can’t be a pine on the top of a hill
Be a scrub in the valley—but be
The best little scrub on the side of the hill,
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a highway just be a trail
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or fail—
Be the best of whatever you are.
And when you do this, when you do this, you’ve mastered the length of life. (Yes)
This onward push to the end of self-fulfillment is the end of a person’s life. Now don’t stop here, though. You know, a lot of people get no further in life than the length. They develop their inner powers; they do their jobs well. But do you know, they try to live as if nobody else lives in the world but themselves? (Yes) And they use everybody as mere tools to get to where they’re going. (Yes) They don’t love anybody but themselves. And the only kind of love that they really have for other people is utilitarian love. You know, they just love people that they can use. (Well)
A lot of people never get beyond the first dimension of life. They use other people as mere steps by which they can climb to their goals and their ambitions. These people don’t work out well in life. They may go for awhile, they may think they’re making it all right, but there is a law. (Oh yeah) They call it the law of gravitation in the physical universe, and it works, it’s final, it’s inexorable: whatever goes up can come down. You shall reap what you sow. (Yeah) God has structured the universe that way. (Yeah) And he who goes through life not concerned about others will be a subject, victim of this law.
So I move on and say that it is necessary to add breadth to length. Now the breadth of life is the outward concern for the welfare of others, as I said. (Yeah) And a man has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow confines of his own individual concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Read those words, my friends...better yet, go to the link of the speech Red State has provided and listen to Dr. King in his own words...take them to heart....this was the true Martin Luther King, Jr...empowering people by instilling within them belief in their own good and ability to achieve great things...

"The principle of self-acceptance is a basic principle in life."  

Powerful words. Dr. King was not just speaking to people of color....he was and is speaking to us all!

THIS was who Martin Luther King, Jr was...and he would not - as many liberals claim today - endorse what his self-professed successors are doing today...

DR

8/27/2013

FILE THIS UNDER UNBELIEVABLE: FORMER HILLARY PRESS SECRETARY REFUSES TO AGREE ALGER HISS WAS A COMMUNIST...



From National Review:

How is it that liberals keep getting tripped up by the Alger Hiss Soviet spy case over 75 years after it happened? MSNBC host Karen Finney raised eyebrows yesterday when she hung up on conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt after she turned down several chances he offered to acknowledge that the late Alger Hiss was a Communist. He barely got to the point of discussing if Hiss was a spy for the Soviet Union.
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Hugh Hewitt has a great talk radio show...glad someone captured the moment :-)

DR



8/26/2013

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.....

"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight."
Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
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DR

8/22/2013

WHITE HOUSE STATES THAT OBAMA HAS A BIAS IN FAVOR OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES...

From a press briefing posted on the White House website:

The President and this administration have been strong supporters of historically black colleges and universities all across the country.  Funding for those colleges and universities has increased under President Obama.  And the President was pleased to have the opportunity earlier this spring to speak at the commencement at Moorehouse College down in Atlanta.  So the record -- the President’s record on these issues -- he has a bias in favor of historically black colleges and universities because of the service they provide and because of the quality education that they provide to their students.

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Imagine, for a moment, if a white president had said he had a bias towards white colleges and universities...what would the reaction be....?

DR

8/20/2013

DUCK DYNASTY'S PHIL ROBERTSON BLASTS ABORTION CULTURE: "WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO US?"



This has been up on youtube since January, but seems like most of us are just focusing on it today...

None of that matters...what matters is that Phil is on target...

Love Duck Dynasty...

Makes me Happy, Happy, Happy!  ;-)

DR

THOUGHT FOR TODAY....

"A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right."
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

THREE "BORED" BLACK TEENS MURDER WHITE JOGGER - AUSSIES FOCUS ON GUN CONTROL

In a tragic event, three black teens shot Christopher Lane, an Australian going to college in Oklahoma, in the back as he jogged:

Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of the 17-year-old who summoned investigators to his jail  cell and claimed he and the younger boys were bored "so they decided to kill somebody".

"he said he was the driver of the car," Chief Ford said.

"They saw Christopher jog by the house they were at, they chose him to be the target, they got in the car, drove up behind him and shot him in the back.

"He said the 16-year-old fired the shot."

The remarkable thing about the article in the Herald Sun is that the focus is on lack of gun control in America and not the fact that this is a black on white crime, something the media refuses to even admit exists.

Mr Fischer, who led Australia's gun control reforms alongside former prime minister John Howard in 1996, said choosing not to travel to the US would help build pressure on the US Congress to finally act.

"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice," Mr Fischer said.

"This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.

"People should take this into account before going to the United States.

"I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers (but) it's a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA.

"There is a gun for almost every American."

SHAME ON MR. FISCHER FOR TAKING THIS TRAGIC LOSS AND TURNING IT INTO HIS PLATFORM TO FURTHER HIS AGENDA!

As for Mr. Fischer's claim that the NRA blocked background checks for buying guns at gun shows, this is AN OUTRIGHT LIE. SALES BY DEALERS AT GUN SHOWS ALREADY GO THROUGH THE NATIONAL INSTANT CHECK.

NO amount of gun control would have prevented this. Gun control laws are followed by law abiding citizens. Criminals will obtain guns as they always do...through illegal channels...stealing them and by whatever other means they can without registering them...

If these "bored" black teens didn't have a gun, they would have use whatever else they could find to carry out the crime - tire jack, hammer, knives...guns don't kill people, criminals do.

If Mr. Fischer wants to become hysterical, why doesn't he focus on the facts:

Three self-claimed 'bored' black teens chose a white jogger as their victim, got in their car, drove up behind the jogger and shot the jogger in the back.

DR

8/17/2013

"FORCED" HOME "INSPECTIONS" UNDER OBAMACARE - DOING NOTHING TO STOP IT IS NOT AN OPTION...

Hiding your head in the sand...ostrich like...is not an option...

Our nation is under attack...and Obamacare is the enemy...


From Freedom Outpost:

“Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” 

According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below: 

-Families where mom is not yet 21. 
-Families where someone is a tobacco user. 
-Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. 
-Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States. 

There is no reference to Medicaid being the determinant for a family to be “eligible.” 

In 2011, the HHS announced $224 million will be given to support evidence-based home visiting programs to “help parents and children.” Individuals from the state will implement these leveraging strategies to “enhance program sustainability.” 

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown states, 

“This is not a “voluntary” program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks. A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to “intervention” in “school readiness” and “social-emotional developmental indicators.” A farm family may be subject to “intervention” in order to “prevent child injuries.” The sky is the limit. 
Although the Obama administration would claim the provision applies only to Medicaid families, the new statute, by its own definition, has no such limitation. Intervention may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.” 

Part of the program will require massive data collecting of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source. 

A manual called Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention includes firearms as potential safety hazard  and will require inspectors to verify safety compliance and record each inspection into a database. 

Last session South Carolina Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a bill, H.3101 that would nullify certain provisions of Obamacare. The bill would give the state attorney general the authority to authorize law enforcement to arrest federal agents for trespassing. It would make forced home inspections under Obamacare illegal in South Carolina. It passed in the House but died in the senate. 

Kent Brown and Rep. Rick Quinn discuss “forced” home inspections under Obamacare in the video below. 


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DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION!

AN ENDRUN ON GUN CONTROL IN OBAMACARE?

YOU TELL ME...

DR

8/15/2013

WHAT WAS OBAMA DOING WHEN NAVY SEALS WERE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE TO TAKE OUT OSAMA BIN LADEN...

PLAYING CARDS...THAT'S WHAT OBAMMY WAS DOING!

YEA...LIKE 15 HANDS OF SPADES...

HIS...BUDDY...REGGIE LOVE SAID THIS:

While advisers huddled in the situation room, Love revealed that he and Obama played cards during part of the day.
“[President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not, I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing’,” Love said. “We must have played 15 hands-15 games of Spades.”



THIS VIDEO THAT WAS ORIGINALLY ON YOUTUBE WAS REMOVED ONCE MATT DRUDGE LINKED IT...

LUCKILY THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER HAD A COPY THAT YOU SEE ABOVE...

The video was deleted from the Artists and Athletes Alliance YouTube account shortly after a report about Love’s comments was linked on the Drudge Report.
Although the Artists and Athletes Alliance has deleted the video, several copies still exist on YouTube – including this one.
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GOOD JOB, EXAMINER...
DR

8/14/2013

LIBERALS REACTION TO OBAMA-MASK RODEO CLOWN LIKE MUSLIMS RESPONDING TO MOHAMMED CARTOON


Rush Limbaugh made this observation today on his show....and Limbaugh is right!

We have the NAACP calling for the Department of Justice and Secret Service to investigate this rodeo clown...

"The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department," says NAACP State President Mary Ratliff, who lives in Columbia...

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The Missouri State Fair has banned the rodeo clown...FOR LIFE
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The head of the Missouri State Fair resigned...and blamed the RODEO CLOWN...
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People are now calling for an investigation into whether or not taxpayer dollars are being spent on the Missouri State Fair...
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BUT...how quickly people forget!...

In 1994 cowboys used George W Bush dummies at the Woodstown, Pennsylvania rodeo...no one ever heard about it...and certainly no one demanded an 'investigation'...

The man-baby in the White House has such a thin skin if you even look at him sideways you are called a racist....and his rabid followers are cut from the same cloth...they are insane...

In 2006 a movie was put out called Death of a President...the plot?

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

This movie wasn't about a rodeo clown wearing a GW Bush mask...it was about his assassination!!

Where were liberals then calling for DOJ and Secret Service investigations??

Where were liberals demanding "justice" for not only insulting the president but making a movie about HIS ASSASSINATION??

Rush Limbaugh is 1,000% right when he says liberal's reaction to this silly stunt of a rodeo cowboy putting on an Obama mask is just like muslims when anyone insults Mohammed.....

As Rush went on to say: He's the president of the United States!  They get made fun of!  They get laughed at all the time!  Fun is poked at 'em.  I know this happens to be the first African-American one, but that should not insulate this president from standard, ordinary, everyday treatment, analysis, whatever.  You know, you people on the left, who the hell do you think you are?  You can't laugh. You can't take a joke. You can't take a punch. You can't take anything.  One little thing that you don't like and this clown can never work, everybody involved is resigning, the state of Missouri might secede from the union.  I mean, where's this gonna end?  Well, I'm joking about the state of Missouri seceding, bit I wouldn't be surprised if that was the next thing. 






Liberalism is definitely a mental disease...

DR

JUST IN CASE YOU'RE ONE OF *THOSE* TYPES THAT HAS TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT...



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...and after you're done analyzing it....tell me what you think it says ;-)

DR

GOOGLE: DON'T EXPECT US TO KEEP YOUR EMAILS PRIVATE

From CNET

As if Edward Snowden hasn't done enough to highlight how vulnerable electronic communications are to surveillance, Google has made it clear that people who send or receive e-mail via Gmail should not expect their messages to remain private.
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Not that I'm sayin' you're a terrorist trying to hide from the Feds...but I, for one, do NOT want the NSA or any other person reading MY emails!

DR

8/12/2013

YEMENI OFFICIAL: EMBASSY ATTACK "THREAT" HAD NO BASIS IN FACT...

A high-ranking Yemeni security official has told McClatchy that the Obama administration’s recently announced terror threat which supposedly targeted US embassies had “no basis in fact” and was manufactured merely to dampen opposition to drone strikes.
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That and to distract Americans from what Obama called "phony scandals"...

DR

OBAMA ACCUSES PUTIN OF DUFNERING...

This is pretty funny...from Rush Limbaugh today:


During his press conference on Friday, President Obama indicated that his relationship with Putin was cordial – even though the Russian president had poor body language.
“I know the press likes to focus on body language,” Obama said. “He’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom...
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I heard Obama say that during Friday's presser, but never put it together with Dufnering... 
Of course, there are some good imitations...a couple of my favs from Deadspin's photoshop contest:






Happy Monday ;-)
DR

OBAMA GIVES ILLEGAL ALIENS A GUIDE TO CROSSING THE BORDER INTO - AND REMAINING IN - THIS COUNTRY...

Yes, you read that right....

From the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website 


Individuals Seeking AsylumIf you are in expedited removal proceedings and found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture, you may seek asylum before an Immigration Judge (IJ). (See definition for Credible Fear in the “Glossary” link to the right)
If the asylum officer does not find that you have a credible fear of persecution or torture, you may request that an IJ review that determination. If you do not request review by the IJ or the IJ agrees with the determination, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may remove you from the United States.
For more information, see the “Obtaining Asylum in the US” link to the right.
Q.   Under What Circumstances Do Asylum Officers Conduct Credible Fear Interviews?A.   Asylum officers conduct interviews when you are subject to expedited removal and you tell Customs and Border Protection (CBP):
  • You wish to apply for asylum
  • You fear persecution or torture
  • You fear returning to your country
If you say you fear return, CBP detains you and provides you information about the credible fear process.
After you are detained, you will be given:
  • An orientation to the credible fear process
  • A list free or low cost legal service providers
  • At least 48 hours after your arrival at the detention site before taking part in the interview
  • The opportunity to waive the waiting period.
If you are arriving from Canada, we will decide if you must seek protection in Canada instead of the United States. More information about this process can be found in the “U.S. - Canada Safe Third Country Agreement” link to the right.
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Note that these instructions specifically exclude people illegally entering from Canada...
It bears repeating: some in the Dream 9 are claiming that they fear persecution in Mexico because they spent time in the United States as illegal aliens. They are prepared to argue that illegal aliens are are a particular social group that is due asylum consideration for having been illegal aliens. 
It's such an outlandish argument that it's one only a lawyer could love, but it will be years until an immigration judge hears it. In the meantime, Dream 9 activist Lizbeth Matter remains in the United States and begins her first day of law school at Santa Clara University today. 
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Exactly HOW these illegal aliens are paying for college was not outlined...but my guess is that their parents did not have to save for many years...unlike what LEGAL taxpaying Americans are forced to do...
DR

8/11/2013

RONALD REAGAN SPEAKS TRUTH AGAINST SOCIALIZED MEDICINE ie: OBAMACARE



From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine. There is no video because this was an LP sent out by the American Medical Association.
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There is no expiration date on the truth. Even back in 1961 Ronald Reagan was able to clearly outline the perils of adopting socialized medicine, which is exactly what Obamacare is.

DR

ALEC "YOU ARE A RUDE, THOUGHTLESS LITTLE PIG (DAUGHTER)" BALDWIN GETS HIS OWN SHOW ON MSNBC



YEA, THIS GUY...

NO WONDER MSNBC'S RATINGS ARE IN THE TOILET...

DR

NO WARRANT: NSA HAS SECRET BACKDOOR PERMISSION TO SEARCH DATABASES FOR AMERICAN'S COMMUNICATIONS

Once again from the U.K. Guardian:

The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens'email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian by Edward Snowden.
The previously undisclosed rule change allows NSA operatives to hunt for individual Americans' communications using their name or other identifying information. Senator Ron Wyden told the Guardian that the law provides the NSA with a loophole potentially allowing "warrantless searches for the phone calls or emails of law-abiding Americans".
The authority, approved in 2011, appears to contrast with repeated assurances from Barack Obama and senior intelligence officials to both Congress and the American public that the privacy of US citizens is protected from the NSA's dragnet surveillance programs.
The intelligence data is being gathered under Section 702 of the of theFisa Amendments Act (FAA), which gives the NSA authority to target without warrant the communications of foreign targets, who must be non-US citizens and outside the US at the point of collection.
The communications of Americans in direct contact with foreign targets can also be collected without a warrant, and the intelligence agencies acknowledge that purely domestic communications can also be inadvertently swept into its databases. That process is known as "incidental collection" in surveillance parlance.
But this is the first evidence that the NSA has permission to search those databases for specific US individuals' communications....
"Once Americans' communications are collected, a gap in the law that I call the 'back-door searches loophole' allows the government to potentially go through these communications and conduct warrantless searches for the phone calls or emails of law-abiding Americans."
Wyden, along with his intelligence committee colleague Mark Udall, have attempted repeatedly to warn publicly about the ability of the intelligence community to look at the communications of US citizens, but are limited by their obligation not to reveal highly classified information.
But in a letter they recently wrote to the NSA director, General Keith Alexander, the two senators warned that a fact sheet released by the NSA in the wake of the initial Prism revelations to reassure the American public about domestic surveillance was misleading...
Secret minimization procedures dating from 2009, published in June by the Guardian, revealed that the NSA could make use of any "inadvertently acquired" information on US persons under a defined range of circumstances, including if they held usable intelligence, information on criminal activity, threat of harm to people or property, are encrypted or are believed to contain any information relevant to cybersecurity....
Assurances from Obama and senior administration officials to the American public about the privacy of their communications have relied on the strict definition of what constitutes "targeting" while making no mention of the permission to search for US data within material that has already been collected.
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DR

8/09/2013

TEXAS EMAIL SERVICE SHUTS ITSELF DOWN AFTER LOSING COURT BATTLE AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Glenn Greenwald reports: 
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After losing a challenge in a SECRET COURT HEARING, Lavabit's founder posted this message on his website:


My Fellow Users,
I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on--the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.
What’s going to happen now? We’ve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me resurrect Lavabit as an American company.
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.
Sincerely,
Ladar Levison
Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
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Even after Edward Snowden's revelation that this administration and the NSA are using surveilance techniques on innocent American citizens nothing has changed. In fact, it appears that this administration has ramped up it's efforts to illegally spy on Americans that have done nothing wrong.

Beware, people.

DR

8/07/2013

HOW THE DEA KEEPS ITS SECRETS SECRET...

FROM REUTERS:



Transcript:
A secretive unit to the Drug Enforcement Administration is training its agents to cover up how it gets information used to launch investigations of Americans.

The technique for concealing the information is called Parallel Construction. Here's how it sometimes works.

A drug dealer wants to move narcotics, weapons or cash in the United States. An informant or perhaps an undercover agent learns the plans and alerts the secretive DEA unit called the Special Operations Division (SOD).

The intelligence could also come from an NSA wiretap or electronic intercept. The Special Operations Division tells local or state police that they need to stop a certain truck at a certain place and time. Local police do that in a way that looks like a routine traffic stop.

But a drug sniffing dog is brought to the scene. If police find drugs they arrest the driver. If the case goes to trial cops know they can never say where the intel came from. They're under direct orders to not disclose it.

Instead they might say the investigation began with a routine traffic stop, a plausible story that creates a new investigative trail that won't lead back to the secret source.

That’s the Parallel Construction.

What concerns some former prosecutors and judges is that by hiding the origin of the investigation that the DEA could be hiding evidence from the people arrested. This might jeopardize their constitutional right to a fair trial.
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The video uses drug and gun dealers as examples...but from what we're learning today how far away are we from the Central Government using this against the people on their enemy list?...

You will note that all of these links today to Reuters are Reuters U.K.

DR

IRS MANUAL DETAILED DEA'S USE OF HIDDEN INTEL EVIDENCE...

FROM REUTERS:

Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service for two years.
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that correctly...the IRS wrote and agents used a manual to COVER UP WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED DURING AN INVESTIGATION....
Is this like a business carrying two sets of books??
How in the HELL has this gone overlooked for SO LONG??
I WANT ANSWERS DAMMIT!
And so should you...

DR

US DIRECTS AGENTS TO COVER UP PROGRAM USED TO INVESTIGATE AMERICANS...

FROM REUTERS: 


A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.
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DR

OBAMA CANCELS MEETING WITH PUTIN...BUT REALLY...WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

The A.P. is reporting this morning that Obama has cancelled his summit with Vladimir Putin.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights.

Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there. Instead of visiting Putin in Moscow, the president will add a stop in Sweden to his early September travel itinerary.
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"rare diplomatic rebuke"? What does Obama do when he doesn't get his way? Throw a girly-man fit...that's what he does...he does the very presidential "I'm taking my ball and going home" deal breaker...

Obama said that a "red line" was drawn when Syria started using chemical weapons on its own citizens...and what did Obama do when Syria completely ignored the "red line"?

You got it...NOTHING.

When Russia granted Edward Snowden amnesty Obama trotted out Jay Carney to announce that Obama was "disappointed" with Putin for not turning Snowden over to the U.S....

disappointed??...how about "pissed off"?? How about that, mr. preezy?? Obama is so completely under the impression that he must be politically correct 24/7 that the best he can express his mood after this very public slap in his face as...disappointed...??

Ha! No wonder Putin granted Snowden asylum...what consequences would he suffer anyway?

Ooooooh...Obama cancelled a one-on-one meeting with Putin...think Putin is shaking in his boots now? 

Putin is probably quoting Hillary Clinton at this moment: 

"What difference does it make?"

DR

H/T: Matt Drudge

Note: for the record, I am not suggesting or supporting the extradition of Edward Snowden...simply pointing out the ineffectiveness of this so-called-preezy...