Empire of Secrets

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  2. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Glad to see the mention of Project Shamrock which began all the way back in the 1940's in which telegrams were read. Or it's sister in Project Minaret. And there's Trailblazer, Thinthread, Turbulence and of course the FBI's Carnivore now known as DSC1000. Go trace the history of the so-called National Security State and when you start to learn the ugly truth, that picture of a "City on a Hill" is and always has been pure fiction and nothing more than a propaganda moment for another elected actor to shine reading a script.

    I'm going to ask a very uncomfortable question but it needs to be asked. With all this massive surveillance going on for decades, how was the hijackers of 9/11 missed and how did the 2 Tsarneav Brothers able to do what they did in Boston? If there were no 9/11 hijackers or a 9/11 event, how much money would never have been made in the first place?

    Thanks for posting Cheryl. I've always liked how you were one of the few voices on this website willing to speak out and take these type issues straight on and don't think there are those of us who don't appreciate it!
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

    New Jersey Congressman introduces legislation to repeal the Patriot Act and parts of FISA.

    Congressman Holt pushes to abolish Patriot Act - YouTube
  5. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Obama Promise To 'Protect Whistleblowers' Just Disappeared From Change.gov - Techdirt

    The folks from the Sunlight Foundation have noticed that the Change.gov website, which was set up by the Obama transition team after the election in 2008 has suddenly been scrubbed of all of its original content.

    They were wondering why the administration would suddenly pull all that interesting archival information... and hit upon a clue. A little bit from the "ethics agenda":

    Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
  6. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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  12. ImWaitingForTheDay

    ImWaitingForTheDay Annoy a conservative....Think for yourself

  13. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    america meddling with russian elections:

    you can bet your **s that america has meddled far more with russia, than russia has with america.
  14. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    WikiLeaks ‏@wikileaks 2h2 hours ago

    US government has intervened in 81 elections, not counting coups. Overview: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/22/506625913/database-tracks-history-of-u-s-meddling-in-foreign-elections … Study: https://academic.oup.com/isq/article/60/2/189/1750842/When-the-Great-Power-Gets-a-Vote-The-Effects-of …

    "The U.S. has done it, too, by one expert's count, more than 80 times worldwide between 1946 and 2000."

    "L: Well, for my dataset, the United States is the most common user of this technique. Russia or the Soviet Union since 1945 has used it half as much. My estimate has been 36 cases between 1946 to 2000. We know also that the Chinese have used this technique and the Venezuelans when the late Hugo Chavez was still in power in Venezuela and other countries."