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Friday, December 20, 2013

EDITORIAL : Obama Must Curb Excesses Of 'Almost Orwellian' NSA

NSA traitor scum circling the drain, will be flushed along with master Obama

THE FRESNO BEE
By Bee Editorial Board
12/18/2013

President Barack Obama asked a panel of intelligence and legal experts to review the massive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Now he needs to curb the NSA's excesses.


The panel's report, released Wednesday by the White House, says the NSA should not keep a database of virtually all Americans' phone logs. Instead, the experts said, the "metadata" — numbers called and received, and the date, time and length of calls — should be stored by phone companies or a third party. The agency would have to get a court order to look at the records.

While the panel's proposals fall short in some areas, such as the collection of electronic communications, many of its 46 recommendations are spot-on. The president, not intelligence officials, should decide whether to spy on foreign leaders, especially our allies. A public-interest advocate should represent the interests of privacy and civil liberties before the secret court that is supposed to oversee the NSA. Also, the experts rightly focus on greater transparency and accountability, essential to start restoring trust that intelligence officials have squandered with their out-of-control snooping.


Obama ordered the review after the uproar caused by the stunning revelations, starting in June, by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The report was released weeks earlier than planned, and the timing is surely no accident.

It came a day after technology company executives met with Obama to voice their concerns about the NSA programs, which they warned are costing them business and could damage the broader economy, and two days after a federal judge issued a landmark ruling that the NSA surveillance on Americans' phone calls is likely unconstitutional.



U.S. District Judge Richard Leon brought welcome common sense to the debate. He called the technology used by the NSA "almost Orwellian" and declared that the author of the Constitution, James Madison, would be "aghast" at the invasion of privacy. He pointed out that the Obama administration failed to cite "a single instance" in which the phone snooping actually stopped an imminent attack. And he warned that the surveillance "will go on for as long as America is combating terrorism, which realistically could be forever."

The government, which is almost certain to appeal the ruling, is relying on a 1979 Supreme Court case that says there is no constitutional protection for phone metadata. Yet, as Judge Leon noted, our laws must be brought into the 21st century to reflect the technological and cultural changes wrought by smartphones and how much most Americans use them in their daily lives.




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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