Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The March of Tyranny and NSA's Surveillance

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” 
― Thomas Jefferson

How the Government Tracks You: NSA Surveillance

Bee's note:
NSA - just another "phony" scandal (according to Obama, Inc.).  Hardly a word in Washington about any of the investigative scandals these days.  Why?  Well, if you watch any of the news channels, including Fox News, the only thing Americans are fed 24-7 is whether or not they can apply online to Obama's socialist healthcare program.  The "news" media has become one huge advertisement for Obamacare - who cares?!  

The only alternative news is found on the Internet - world-wide, foreign policy, or domestic economy news ... the Internet!  Time to shut down the TV - stop listening to the daily, sometimes hourly speeches this administration wants you to hear; it's the only way anyone is going to learn what's happening in the world, outside the box of this White House!  Did any of the Media cover what was happening in D.C. on Sunday?  Not a peep about the protest/march by our Veterans!  Why?  Because they fear "we the people" have had enough and are beyond  fed up with the lies.
NSA's surveillance has not just compromised America's privacy. Anyone with a little history background, remembers how a world Dictator/madman controlled the Media before and during WWII.  And so, when Germany raises concerns about NSA, as it is today, Americans should be very concerned about their Constitutional rights struck down by a few elites in Washington, under the pretense of "national" security.  
Isn't it ironic that our WWII Veterans are treated so poorly and felt it necessary to March to Washington, DC Sunday, October 13th?  When our Veterans notice that the freedoms they so valiantly fought for during WWII are being hijacked by this administration, it's time to wake up and take notice.  
By the way, has anyone asked NSA how they "missed" the Boston bombers, even when they were notified by Russia?
Has anything changed since 9/11/2001 that grants Americans a sense of more security than pre-9/11?  Hardly!  I believe the "Intelligence" agencies have overstepped the intent of their "Mission" and are using their "authority" more for the intimidation of US citizens, rather than checking out the next arrival or plot of terrorists.  
When Americans have to be concerned about using SKYPE to speak to family, for fear the government listening in to their "private" conversations, we've either become like the citizens of Germany pre-WWII, or our government has simply grown too big for their britches!  
Tyranny is not a GOP vs. Democrat issue!  Remember the words of James Madison:  “If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”  The "shutdown" has nothing to do with Memorial Parks closed; it has to do with power - power of a few to inflict as much pain as possible upon America's citizens.

By Kevin Collier on October 13, 2013EmailA German Internet service provider has come up with one way to avoid the prying eyes of the U.S.’s National Security Agency.
Deutsche Telekom, partially owned by the German government, has proposed sending domestic emails just through German servers, according to the German news agency DW.
The company wants to partner with other ISPs in the country, as well as with ISPs throughout Europe. Germany has a complicated relationship with the NSA. Tens of thousands of Germans have protested in nearly 40 cities, upset that they’re one of the agency’s most-targeted countries. But Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen as complicit with the NSA, won a massive reelection in September. And Germany’s own spy agency, the BND, has a well-established information-sharing working relationship with the NSA. .. more
and this one:
"NSA has your address book":
By Kevin Collier on The National Security Agency sucks up Internet users’ contact lists and address books on a massive scale, according to previously unseen documents published Monday by the Washington Post.It’s yet another revelation provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, presented in PowerPoint slideshow form.
The documents shed light on the agency’s previously established practice of choosing new surveillance targets based on “contact-chaining”—looking not just at a person of interest but at the people within a few degrees of separation, too.
Previously leaked documents show that one method the NSA employs is to search for who’s “included in the ‘buddy list’ or address book” of an established target. It wasn’t explicitly clear at the time how the NSA gets that information. ... more
In closing, here's a little video to bring a smile (to Patriots):

A "little" Tyranny .... 
(Have you signed up for his healthcare yet?)