Posts Categorized: NSA Wiretap’s

Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney!

Obama: I’m no Dick Cheney!

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Barack Obama sought to once again use Dick Cheney as a whipping boy to create a distinction between his and the previous administration. President Barack Obama used a television interview set to air Monday night to defend his administration’s use of far-reaching surveillance programs as carefully supervised and controlled. Obama also appeared to reject comparisons… Read more »


NSA, FBI, IRS and the 4th Amendment: Why freedom matters…

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I remember once when I was in college I took a trip home to the DC metro area with my girlfriend. She and I went to the movies not far from where my mother lived in a rather rough part of town called Capitol Heights, MD. I have no idea what we saw. I do… Read more »


A Brave New World of Surveillance and Erosion of Privacy?

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Aside from fears of government intrusion into the private lives of ordinary citizens, what about intrusion from the private business sector of telecoms, internet apps companies, credit card services, and private data aggregators?

I finally took time out to watch the 2002 film “Minority Report“.

Within the movie, which takes place in something like 2056, iris-recognition technology is fully integrated into society:


Hero Or Traitor

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Hero Or Traitor Edward Snowden is on the run for his life. He was being asked to perform a job he considered illegal, immoral, and un-American. Supposedly, he lost faith in the leader for whom young people, Leftist Ideologues, and Useful Idiots have placed so much faith. Yet, he knew our Nobel Peace Prize winning… Read more »


PRISM and the Hypocrisy from the Left

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So it’s been over a week since the NSA leak came about and I figured I would weigh in. I don’t laud Snowden as some kind of hero, just as I did not laud Julian Assange. Both of them are narcissistic fools. These leaks endanger all of us because the war on terror is NOT… Read more »


The Government As A Jealous Girlfriend [Reader Post]

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Now I actually found this fairly amusing. This administration has definitely opened itself up to mockery even though the subject matter itself is in fact far from funny. But on the other hand, you almost have to laugh to keep oneself from sinking into a chronic depression or catatonic state as the ‘land of the… Read more »


Accept or Change [Reader Post]

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Upon hearing about the latest “gate,” I thought “will this be the damning evidence that shows our Government is broken beyond repair?” The inevitable has been reached and the tin-foil hat and black helicopter crew have much more credibility. With this in mind what are my options in what the Democrats used to phrase as… Read more »


Liberty, Security, Safety, Privacy, Big Brother, and the Concept of the Common Good [Reader Post]

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The outrage is palpable and the sudden realization by the average American that they really, truly are now living in a Orwellian surveillance state has been an eye-opening experience for many across the fruited plain. The once mocked conspiracy theories of the all-knowing Big Brother state has shown itself to be far more of an… Read more »

Obama 2009: "For a long time there's been too much secrecy in this city"

Obama 2009: “For a long time there’s been too much secrecy in this city”

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It’s eerie. Absolutely eerie. It’s like Nolan knew. It’s called PRISM. In the TV show, it’s called The Machine. Revelations are erupting faster than can be kept count. All your data belong to us. Facebook, Google, Apple. Obama gets it all. The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook,… Read more »

Where Left and Right Meet on Both Sides of the Debate

Where Left and Right Meet on Both Sides of the Debate

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Is there a tradeoff between civil liberties and national security? Sure. But have we crossed a threshold where we deserve neither? I don’t see it.

But I do see those who would sacrifice national security for civil liberties, will have neither.

Hugh Hewit’s conclusion this morning:

These “big stories” kill innocent people by alerting terrorists to the perils of their methods of communication. They did so when W was president and they do so now that Obama is president. Conservatives at least ought to know this, and condemn the “reporters” who are just conveyor belts of classified information.