Thursday, June 6, 2013

o bright and peerless courage; joy

Crowd stunned after valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer


Jessica Chasmar
The Washington Times 
5 June 2013

"A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday."

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Hat tip: Steve Quayle

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what rough beast its hour come at last

Obama’s Super Secret Treaty 


Michael T. Snyder
The Economic Collapse
 3 June 2013

"[T]his agreement will impose very strict Internet copyright rules, ban all "Buy American" laws, give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and force even more domestic manufacturing offshore...Obama has refused to even give Congress a copy of the draft agreement and he has banned members of Congress from attending the negotiations."

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WHY IT MATTERS
the coming New World order
loss of American viability as individual country
burgeoning development of global world identity over nations
Internet copyright provisions
the beast with ten horns: the United Nations?
secrecy is always a red flag

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Obama's covert trade deal (the New York Times article)
With the Trans Pacific Partnership's Fast Track Authority, Who Needs Congress?

COMMENTARY
Readers must be conversant as much as is possible with the Trans-Pacific agreement and all that is coming down the tube with it.

Necessary knowledge.

Make sure the Trans-Pacific Agreement stays present in the "Internet now".

POST TITLE
W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming, paraphrased.

lies, and very lies

Susan Rice to replace Donilon as national security adviser


Ed Henry
Fox News
5 June 2013

"Rice will replace Tom Donilon, who is resigning from the post. Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, does not need Senate confirmation for the job."

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Shakeup: Susan Rice To Be Obama's National Security Adviser


Mark Memmott
NPR
5 June 2013

"United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, a lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September 2012 attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, is moving into the post of national security adviser at the White House."

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Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post


Mark Landler
The New York Times
5 June 2013

"It is also a defiant gesture to Republicans who harshly criticized Ms. Rice for presenting an erroneous account of the deadly attacks on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya. The post of national security adviser, while powerful, does not require Senate confirmation."

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Susan Rice's Benghazi sacrifice pushes Obama confidante to greater heights


Spencer Ackerman
The Guardian
5 June 2013

"At the White House, where the national security adviser works, Rice will command no budgets and run no agency. But she will be responsible for something more central to US foreign and national-security policies: co-ordinating the interaction between the various cabinet agencies to forge an unified agenda – and acting as the chief proxy on foreign policy for the president of the United States."

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WHY IT MATTERS
Team Obama and the generic unrest regarding
people in positions of power who do not vet facts
loss of leadership who recognize necessity to question directives from authority
people in positions of power who follow blindly
Team Obama = authority that will not be questioned

COMMENTARY
The one whew: Rice will not be in a position that is in the line to the presidential succession. Yes, Mrs. Clinton was, and yes, Mrs. Clinton had a similar ease in misrepresenting facts and/or attempting to redirect the attention and/or not being quite certain where the attention should be directed.

It reminds of a particular press secretary who likewise presumed/s that a two-second (commentator's read of the situation) attention span inherent in Americans is an Obama privilege. [Which is to say. His idea of that two-second attention span is presumption indeed. Ed.]

Given the ease shared by Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Rice in not quite grasping central ideas about the 'text,' if I may, of critical events in our country in the present hour, the appointment of Ambassador Rice to any position in the Obama administration subsequent to Benghazi is both suspect and ill-advised, and can only send out added tremors of generic unrest and suspicion regarding the future direction of this country.

Proven lies, after all, have a most distinct resonance that suspected lies cannot quite manage. That we must live in an environment of lies, and very lies, hovers in the foreground of all now, in the world à la Obama. That Mr. Obama continues to presume he can get away with whatever he chooses (and with impunity) baffles, were one to eye this with mere 20/20 vision...

If one posits that Mrs. Rice did the best she could with the information she was given, one must ask why she did not prove the information prior to presentation.

It is not a good time to have the government in the hands of either those who willfully and consciously manipulate the facts or those who merely lack the integrity to force the issues to the place of absolute truth. Mr. Obama has, as none need to be reminded, shown his predisposition to bullying before, most notably of late in the Sequester, set in place after he was unable to control the budget he proposed. Those who follow the money are quite aware how arrogantly and dishonourably the particulars of that sequestering have been set in place.

Obama's appointment of a woman already charged with misrepresenting points in the Benghazi assassination—a matter against which many are already charging is on a level with proof of treason against our country by Mr. Obama—lurks as either another instant of a bullying tendency to get his way no matter what...

Or a clear evidence of being incapable of the demands of office.

Would that we had leadership that knew caution.

Yet can caution in our leaders—distinguished as it is from conduct that is reckless and brazen and trumpeting a 'superiority' that is, too, both reckless and brazen—ever be our hope again?

ADDITIONAL LINKS 
Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Wikipedia biography
Transcript to ABC This Week: Ambassador Rice on Benghazi

the anonymous necessity

Anonymity, Encryption, & Free Speech: What Nations Need to Do 


Katitza Rodriguez
Electronic Frontier Foundation
5 June 2013

"While users can enjoy relative anonymity on the Internet, La Rue stressed that states and private actors have access to technology to monitor and collect information about individuals’ communications and activities on the Internet. “Without adequate protection to privacy, security and anonymity of communications, no one can be sure that his or her private communications are not under states’ scrutiny”, the U.N envoy concluded."

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BACKGROUND LINKS
Who is Frank La Rue
What is a Special Rapporteur

disappearing privacy: because they are taking it all away

Telephone metadata and what it can tell the authorities about you


James Ball
The Guardian (UK)
5 June 2013

"Discussing the use of GPS data collected from mobile phones, an appellate court noted that even location information on its own could reveal a person's secrets: "A person who knows all of another's travels can deduce whether he is a weekly churchgoer, a heavy drinker, a regular at the gym, an unfaithful husband, an outpatient receiving medical treatment, an associate of particular individuals or political groups," it read, "and not just one such fact about a person, but all such facts.""

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The U.S. Court Order telephone-data-court-order (Courtesy the Guardian, UK)

AND IF YOU STIR THE SOUP
CIA Admits Full Monitoring of Facebook... (Feb 2013)