Sunday, June 9, 2013

because Houston, we're going to have some problems here

Obama: 'Nobody Is Listening to Your Telephone Calls'

Jared A. Favole and Peter Nicholas
The Wall Street Journal
7 June 2013

"He said: "If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress and don't trust federal judges to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here.""

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No One is Listening to Your Phone Calls...Yet  (Forbes)
All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need (The Atlantic)
The Problem with Metadata (The New Yorker)
Timeline of Surveillance (1978 to present) (The Washington Post)
Modest Snooping?

as China continues...

Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities

Michael T. Snyder
The Economic Collapse
6 June 2013

"If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become the dominant economic force in thousands of small communities all over the nation.  Just think about what the Smithfield Foods acquisition alone will mean.  Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world.  It has facilities in 26 U.S. states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans.  It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others.  But now a Chinese company has bought it for $4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.  If you don't think that this is important, you haven't been paying much attention to what has been going on in the world."

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An American Tradition
And Secrets
Because the Difference between Acquisition, Takeover and Who Pockets the $4.7 Billion Is...?

China "Buys" Costa Rica
China and Nuclear Arsenal

Trans Pacific Agreement

because life's not like that in a free world

Is the FBI Now in the Execution Business?

Dave Lindorff
This Can't Be Happening!
5 June 2013

"But one thing that stands out is that the agent in each version was alone with Todashev, who was suspected of having been an participant, with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in an as yet unsolved September 11, 2011 slaying of three suspected young drug dealers in Waltham, Mass. at least one of whom was also a friend of the Tsarnaev brothers.

The critical word here is “alone.”"

[WARNING: Disturbing Photo]

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Hat tip: Steve Quayle

Because in a Free World

bright note

ExxonMobil Shareholders Reject Homosexual Agenda

Dave Bohon
The New American
4 June 2013

"Tony Perkins of the conservative Family Research Council applauded Exxon's decision to stand firm against the homosexual bullying that has intimidated other companies into submission. “While other businesses drift away from their principles or capitulate under pressure, Exxon is putting its stock in something other than political correctness,” said Perkins in a statement. “For the 14th straight year, shareholders voted to maintain their reputation as a company that upholds the commonsense principle that managers should be able to determine what conduct contributes to and what conduct detracts from the effective performance of an employee's duties.”"

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