Jun 172013
 
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Every picture in our library of Senator Bernie Sanders seems to be irritated to downright pissed off… But then there is so much to be pissed off about, isn’t there?

Yesterday U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill to put strict limits on the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation and the broad powers given them by Presidents Bush and Obama to secretly track telephone calls, emails, and internet activities of all American citizens without congressional approval. One would suspect that the vast majority of American being spied upon are not suspected of any wrongdoing,

“We must give our intelligence and law enforcement agencies all of the tools that they need to combat terrorism but we must do so in a way that protects our freedom and respects the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches,” Sanders said.

The bill,  filed June 16, would limit records that may be searched. Government agencies would be required to show cause for reasonable suspicion, based on specific information, to secure court approval to monitor business records related to a specific terrorism suspect, as opposed to collecting all information possible on every person possible.

Sanders’ bill would end to open-ended court orders allowing wholesale and universal data mining by the NSA and FBI. Under the bill the government would be required to provide reasonable evidence to show suspicion to justify searches for each record or document that it wants to examine.

The bill would eliminate the presumption in current law that anyone “known to” a suspect is relevant to the investigation. It also would increase congressional oversight by requiring the attorney general to provide reports to all members of Congress, not only members of the judiciary and intelligence committees.

This bill amends a provision of the deceptively named “Patriot Act” and was prompted by massive public outcry after disclosures in The Guardian and The Washington Post that a massive surveillance program relied on an expansive interpretation of that law to justify what had been secret court orders authorizing wholesale surveillance of telephone and Internet records.

Sanders voted against the law when it was first enacted in 2001 and when it was reauthorized in 2006 and 2011.

To read the bill (S. 1168), click here.

Jun 102013
 

Is this photoshopped?

Obama with GrandparentsA puzzling photo was published in 2010 on the www.mybarackobama.com campaign website.

I dont know about this one but I am no photoshop expert. What do you all think?

The photo at the site of Mr. Obama sitting between his grandparents, and, in the photo, the hand of Mr. Obama’s grandfather mysteriously appears to float over Mr. Obama’s shoulder.

Big Fur Hat at iOwnTheWorld did some interesting things with that last photo, and Richard Terrell of Aftermath “de-photoshopped” the floating hand picture with similar results.

Photoshop or not?

And more puzzling still is how the site’s creator failed to notice these anomalies in the photos, if, in fact, the creator did fail to notice them.

Technically proficient readers may wish to examine carefully and quickly those photos, for they may soon be unavailable for inspection.

Jun 082013
 

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This great teaser for the coming Hollywood movie about Bradley Manning is worth watching and sharing with everyone because the Main Stream News is doing a terrible job of telling the story of what really happened.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee PFC Bradley Manning, a 25-year-old Army intelligence analyst, who released the Collateral Murder video, that shows the killing of unarmed civilians and two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. Manning also shared documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables. These documents were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and they have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy. Given the war crimes exposed by these documents,  PFC Bradley Manning should be given a medal of honor.

Not a single person has been harmed by the release of this information.  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has called the effect of WikiLeaks’ releases on U.S. foreign relations “fairly modest.” Yet the Obama administration has chosen to persecute the whistle-blower rather than prosecute the war criminals who were exposed. While the prosecution has declared it does not intend to seek the death penalty, they do seek to lock PFC Bradley Manning away for life, with the most ridiculous charge of ‘aiding the enemy,’ even though chat logs attributed to Bradley by the FBI clearly show intent only to inform the public and promote “discussion, debates, and reforms.”

For more REAL information about Bradley Manning visit his support website created by people who believe the government is wrong in their prosecution and persecution of Manning and that he really deserves honor as a heroic whistle blower who could not let the American public remain ignorant of what is really going on in the middle east. Visit  www.BradleyManning.org

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Jun 082013
 
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At the April 2013 Atlanta.MusicLibertyFest.com, Kristen Meghan, former Air Force Industrial Hygienist / Environmental Specialist gave a ground breaking presentation of what she had discovered about chemicals known to be in Chemtrails while serving her Country. Furthermore, she explains why she left the military after an attempt to silence her from speaking out on employee exposures from industrial sanding operations. This BRAVE young lady has put her livelihood / life on the line for U.S. Please take a minute to thank her and help U.S. by redistributing this Video and any other VALID information about Chemtrails to as many people as you can! This is a GLOBAL issue, other countries must get this information as well. “they” are spraying the majority of the population… Why? For the complete picture on chemtrails see the “Why in the World are They Spraying?” Documentary

Kristen Meghan

Jun 082013
 
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People around the world are noticing that our planet’s weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas associated with these damaging programs, evidence is now abundant which proves that geoengineering can be used to control weather. In this documentary you will learn how the aerosols being sprayed into our sky are used in conjunction with other technologies to control our weather. While geoengineers maintain that their models are only for the mitigation of global warming, it is now clear that they can be used as a way to consolidate an enormous amount of both monetary and political power into the hands of a few by the leverage that weather control gives certain corporations over the Earth’s natural systems. This of course, is being done at the expense of every living thing on the planet. Directed/Produced by Michael J. Murphy and Produced/Edited by Barry Kolsky.. Written by Michael J. Murphy and Barry Kolsky. To purchase this video on DVD click here!

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Jun 072013
 

Anonymous maskAfter  last night’s revelation that everyone in the world is being stalked on their phones and internet activity by the NSA, Anonymous has leaked a new batch of NSA documents, including very serious and important items like the US Department of Defense’s ‘Strategic Vision’ for controlling the internet.  You may download the document at the bottom of this article.

The 13 documents were posted online, along with the usual accompanying message full of the normal Anonymous phrases like the people won’t be silenced, they don’t forgive, they don’t forget, the governments of the world will fall, etc.

At first glance the documents seem to mostly relate to PRISM and supporting operations from around 2008, not long after PRISM was first noticed by free thinkers watching the alternative news feeds. One of the key things Anonymous highlighted is the existence of an “intelligence-sharing network” that shares data gleaned from PRISM with “intelligence partners” around the world. This would obviously include USA intelligence partners such as Britain’s MI6 and the Israeli Mossad, to name a few.

Read the actual documents for more details, but be warned that the docs are pretty dry and full of acronyms typical of military strategy plannning. [Pastebin]

For more information on what PRISM is and what it means to you, head here.

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