Whistleblower Edward Snowden and the NSA police state's Orwellian spying scandal

I absolutely LOVE this story because of how radically it shakes up America's political1 tea leaves and exposes the global debt-as-money oligarchy's phony left-v-right paradigm for all to see. It has also made for some strange political1 bedfellows. Accordingly, I wanted to gather as much material as possible on this blockbuster news story in one place. I'll probably be adding to it for weeks. (To watch the following video, first click on the little "hide ad" at the upper right of the embedded video.)

Judge Napolitano To Shep Smith: NSA Leaker An ‘American Hero’ Who Exposed ‘Extraordinary Violations’ - Media-Ite video

Listen to Edward Snowden's stunningly intelligent, articulate and soft-spoken interview with Glenn Greenwald and see why Judge Napolitano considers Snowden a genuine American hero, and why I share that opinion enthusiastically.

NSA whistleblower comes forward: Edward Snowden exposes global spy grid run by government spooks - TV NaturalNews1 video

Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

Snowden rocks SXSW: FULL SPEECH

The Virtual Interview: Edward Snowden - The New Yorker Festival

Edward Snowden Censored 9/11 & Boston Bombing Segment On NBC

Edward Snowden: "If I end up in Guantánamo I can live with that" | Guardian Interviews

Real Life Vigilante: Edward Snowden | Jesse Ventura Off The Grid - Ora TV

Edward Snowden's Legal Advisor Goes #OffTheGrid | Jesse Ventura Off The Grid - Ora TV

Judge Andrew Napolitano Goes #OffTheGrid | Jesse Ventura Off The Grid - Ora TV

Following is Ron Paul's opinion. He says, "To all of you who defend this nonsense, what should the penalty be for the people who deliberately destroy the Constitution and rationalize and say 'Oh, we have to do it for security'?" (Notice the hyperlink on the word "security". I didn't put it there. Seems Big Brother can put crap on your website without your knowledge or permision! Gotta learn how to stop such satanic practices.) Great question, Ron!

Ron Paul: Obama Should Send Snowden a Thank You Note - We're Getting Transparency He Promised - YouTube video

Ron Paul: Why Are Republicans Defending Obama Over NSA Spying? - YouTube video

Here are the opinions of Julian Assange and Electronic Freedom Foundation co-founder, John Perry Barlow:

Julian Assange: "Edward Snowden, Prism Leaker Is A Hero" - YouTube video

The police-state NSA's massive surveillance scandal really has folks shaken up — what great fun! First, watch Cenk Uygur correctly call OKenyan a liar, then watch T.J.Walker falsely accuse Cenk of buying into the "conservative spin". What conservative spin? Pro-government2-by-secret Republicans find themselves on the same side as mindless Democrat OKenyan drones trying to pretend their "freebie" messiah can do no wrong. As Cenk tweeted, "The only fun thing about #NSA spying is that it has put extreme Obama supporters & extreme GOP supporters in the same boat. Enjoy the ride!" In more of the same exciting hilarity, Red State's Erick Erickson stupidly tweeted, "Hey folks, I oppose this NSA program too. But do me a favor -- if you think Snowden is a hero, please unfriend/unfollow me." Joseph Thomas stupidly replied, "@EWErickson done. Unfollowed. You jackass."

I deliberately use the word "stupid" because these two guys obviously don't understand how the Twitter game is really played. I follow quite a few people on Twitter whom I consider to be stupid or actually evil. That's how I keep track of what's going on in the world. It would be a total waste of time to interact with such disordered idiots because they aren't remotely interested in sincere conversation, learning, or truth, but merely want to keep endlessly repeating their same cutesy intellectually dishonest, Economics-101-Constitution-101-illiterate, manipulative and ill-informed agenda-based talking points. A pox upon them.

Current TV's "The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur's response to the NSA cell phone scandal: 'Barack Obama is a liar.' - YouTube video - (WEBMASTER'S NOTE: Since I embedded this video, it has been made "private" and unavailable. This is an example of why it is imperative that freedom bloggers learn the necessary skills to copy video files before wannabe-clever vermin try to alter recorded history. Fortunately, I was able to find another copy and embed it below.)

Current TV's "The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur's response to the NSA cell phone scandal: 'Barack Obama is a liar.'

T.J. Walker: Cenk Uygur re NSA Scandal 'Barack Obama is a liar'

A recent Pew poll indicates that about half of Americans are blithering idiots who believe that dictatorship, corruption, neofeudalism and fascism3 are all acceptable as long as "my guy is in office". Among Democrats, 64% are OK with Big Brother if Obama is in office, but only 36% are OK if George W. Bush is in office. Among Republicans, 75% are OK with Big Brother if George W. Bush is in office, but only 52% are OK if Obama is in office. That means that about 28% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans are prima facie manipulative morons.

Although I am not thrilled to reference it due to its current incomplete status, I have an essay under construction titled "On Judges" which will detail the mechanics of exactly how the rights of the citizenry are usurped by the judiciaries. Having said that, let's take a look at how the search-and-seizure procedures required by 4th Amendment are supposed to work.

The text of the 4th Amendment is as follows:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

The U.S. Supreme Court's great case explaining the 4th Amendment is Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886). The case is profound, and contains far too many quotable segments to include them all here. If you want to really understand the 4th Amendment, read the Boyd decision before continuing.

The general idea, taken from colonial Americans' hatred of the high-handed ways of the occupying British troops is that before a police-powers search or seizure can occur, somebody has to present to a neutral magistrate [see Gerstein v. Pugh, 420 U.S. 103 (1975)] an affidavit [sworn under penalty of perjury so false accusers can be punished for perjury, see Ex Parte Burford, 7 U.S. 448 (1806)] which sets forth specific facts, precisely and accurately articulated, which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the accused person either had just committed a crime, was in the process of committing a crime, or was imminently about to commit a crime. Unfortunately, from a practical point of view, the crucial principle that government false accusers should pay a very substantial and deterrence-based price for their arrogant rogue criminality has been ignored by the police and most courts for decades. It is far easier to develop a symbiotic relationship with the media to convict accused persons in public arena prior to trial and the procedural-due-process-compliant presentation of provable facts under the rules of evidence. Using strategic "leaks" to convict accused persons in the media also facilitates selective prosecution in situations where the accusing police might possibly be motivated by personal vendetta (e.g. a vagrant urinates on an officer, or refuses to identify himself, etc — or whatever.) This is all the more true in the political-agenda-based "ticking-time-bomb" scenarios of "terrorism" (never mind that government operatives who ignore the U.S. Constitution ARE the real fear-mongering "terrorists").

As an "aside", let me point out that some of the U.S. Supreme Court's great and most educational cases are Counselman v. Hitchcock, 142 U.S. 547 (1892) (5th Amendment), Ex Parte Bollman, 8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 75 (1807) (writ of habeas corpus), Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) (writ of mandamus), United States v. Hoffman - 71 U.S. 158 (1866) (writ of prohibition), DeShaney v. Winnebago City Social Services Department, 489 U.S. 189 (1989) and Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. (1981) (the police have no legal obligation to protect you), Ex Parte Fisk, 113 US 713 (1885) and Thrap v People, 192 Colo. 341, 558 P2d 576 (1977) (A citizen is under no obligation to obey a jurisdictionless legal-nullity court order — DISCLAIMER: This information is purely educational, and NOT advisory in any way. One should pay VERY careful attention to the crucial legal and procedural difference/s between "erroneous" and "jurisdictionless legal nullity" — judges' "errors" must be corrected via the appellate processes, whereas judges acting in excess of, or outside of, their lawfully authorized powers or "jurisdiction" may be appropriately addressed and corrected by collateral attack and special writs.) Other "extraordinary", "special" or "prerogative" writs are Certiorari, Procedendo and Quo Warranto, the latter two of which have pretty much fallen out of use in modern times.

Individual privacy and public safety are irreconcilable, especially when a "freebie-addicted" citizenry is generally ignorant in the subjects of Money, Economics 101, and Constitution 101 — and especially when corrupt and greedy wannabe-clever politicians want to maintain their power and increase their personal financial wealth via the neofeudalistic and fascistic global debt-as-money oligarchy. All the corrupt and greedy "Chicken Little" politicians have to do to eliminate the individual-freedom rights of the citizenry is yell "Wolf!" (aka "Terrorism!"), and too-dumb-to-live, low-information, freebie-addicted voters are willing to throw away all the principles, values, rights and procedural mechanics of life-or-death importance which make a society sustainable. They don't bother teaching their children such pro-sustainability, pro-self-ownership, pro-individual-rights stories as The Ant and the Grasshopper and The Little Red Hen.

At the end of the day, on one side are the criminal fear mongers who want to yell "Terrorism!" or "Drugs!" so you will become frightened enough to be willing to give up your privacy. On the other side are the lovers of individual freedom who are represented by Ron Paul's astute question, "What should the penalty be for the people who deliberately destroy the Constitution and rationalize it by saying 'Oh, we have to do it for security'?" What do we do with policemen who kill innocent people in anti-constitution "no-knock" raids? What do we do with police, prosecutors, judges and juries who destroy falsely accused people? I propose the biblical solution (see Deuteronomy 19:16-19) of doing to false accusers what they had in mind to do to their victims. Of course, that would make less money for lawyers, so we can't have that.

I absolutely love what Thomas Paine said about legislators who tried to pass legal tender laws:

“The laws of a country ought to be the standard of equity and calculated to impress on the minds of the people the moral as well as the legal obligations of political justice. But tender laws, of any kind, operate to destroy morality, and to dissolve by the pretence of law what ought to be the principle of law to support, reciprocal justice between man and man; and the punishment of a member who should move for such a law ought to be DEATH.”

Although I am not in the category of low-information pro-police-state dolts to whom Ron Paul addressed his question, I will answer it anyway. For those politicians and government operatives who deliberately ignore and destroy the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, I propose the death penalty — to be implemented via what I call a "Lèse Majesté" amendment to the federal constitution. In my opinion that should provide a sufficient deterrent to create an effective chilling effect on the unilateral destruction of America's social contract by the government party to that contract. That may sound harsh, but when you are dealing with a secretive, virtually omnipotent corporate-military-industrial-intelligence Leviathan which is not remotely above murdering its political opponents, conducting multiple wars, or even the "false flag" nuking an entire city to keep citizens frightened and compliant, I believe harsh measures are logically required.

Sadly, the self-importance and false pride of too many people vastly exceed their factual knowledge, intellectual curiosity and common sense. There are some cutesy manipulators, especially on the so-called "conservative" "Right" who attempt demonize constitutionalist Ron Paul as being "weak" on patriotism, drug prohibition and national defense. This type of wannabe-clever scum4 inevitably resort to using sophistic emotional appeal to discuss the "who" — e.g. "you're an anarchist", "you hate law enforcement", "you hate the military", "you're unpatriotic", "you hate freedom", "you hate the underprivileged", "you don't want to pay your fair share", "you don't care about the safety of our children", "you don't care about the environment", "you're a racist, bigot, misogynist, homophobe, hater", ad infinitum — of any political controversy instead of using provable facts to discuss the "what" (e.g. what are the specific facts, what is the specific law) of the issue in question. All I have ever heard Ron Paul promote is obedience to the existing social contract, the U.S. Constitution. If you disagree with any particular part of it, then pursuant to Article V, you should do the necessary work to amend it in accordance with legal due process and the rule of law instead of just ignoring it, disobeying it, or deliberately misinterpreting it to fit your political/economic agenda/s.

I have explained and documented — (sufficiently for any intellectually honest reasonable person) — what the 4th Amendment's seach-and-seizure provisions provably mean. If the corrupt and sophistic pseudo-patriotic, pseudo-conservative pro-police-state supporters of inherently evil and inevitably corrupting — (see J.R.R. Tolkien's ingenius metaphor of the One Ring of political Power Over the "Other") — secret authoritarian government and its unconstitutional corporate-military-industrial-intelligence Leviathan don't like the 4th Amendment as it really is, then they should, per Article V, amend it to say that government agents and operatives can do whatever they please to any citizen at any time for any reason. But that is a public discussion that the type of cowardly, intellectually dishonest, constitution-hating scum4 who routinely demonize Ron Paul don't want to have. "Why?" you might ask. Simple. Because they actually are cowardly, manipulative, intellectually uncurious, intellectually dishonest, constitution-hating scum4.

Speaker of the House, RINO John Boehner, is exactly the type of sophistic manipulator I am speaking of. Watch his dialog with George Stephanopoulos:

House Speaker John Boehner: NSA Leaker a ‘Traitor’ - ABCNews video

Ron Paul, along with millions of other non-sophistic freedom lovers, has a very different opinion:

Ron Paul: I'm worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone - YouTube video

Julian Assange: ‘No Stopping’ Release of Additional NSA Secrets - YouTube video

Gerald Celente: The Business of America Has Become War - YouTube video

George Carlin - Language complaints at American Press Club - YouTube video

For Carlin's complete speech to the National Press Club, CLICK HERE.

Aaron Russo's Mad As Hell FULL VIDEO HD - YouTube video

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Edward Snowden interview: 'If I end up in chains, I can live with that' - Channel 4 News

Edward Snowden, A Truth Unveiled (Documentary) - YouTube video

Anonymous- The Story of the Hacktivists (Full Documentary) - YouTube video

Snowden Asks U.S. to Stop Treating Him Like a Traitor - NYTimes

As F.B.I. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm - NYTimes

German Protests Against U.S. Spying Draw Thousands - Bloomberg

Assange: Obama 'effectively rewriting the Constitution' - US News & World Report

Obama Promise To 'Protect Whistleblowers' Just Disappeared From Change.gov - TechDirt

Snowden's father: Son better off now in Russia - AP

Court Tells Reporter to Testify in Case of Leaked C.I.A. Data - NYTimes

Glenn Greenwald: Journalists 'lead the attacks' on Snowden - Fox News video

Greenwald: Snowden docs contain NSA 'blueprint' - AP

Latest Snowden Poll Results: 55% Say Whistleblower; 34% Say Traitor - Prison Planet

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work - McClatchy - (Talk string indicates people are angry with the police state.)

Glenn Greenwald Slams Obama On Fox & Friends: Targeting Snowden ‘To Intimidate Future Whistle Blowers’ - Mediaite

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Is Venezuela Snowden's last resort? Leaker running out of options as Russia asylum bid fizzles
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Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s father suggests son’s leaks may be protected by Constitution - Washington Times

Lon Snowden: “I’m an American citizen who has lost faith in many of the leaders on both sides of the political aisle" - Washington Times

Snowden, in new statement, accuses Obama of using ‘old, bad tools of political aggression’ - Washington Post

Snowden withdraws bid for asylum in Russia - AP

Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia, Putting Kremlin on the Spot - NYTimes

Edward Snowden's WikiLeaks statement in full - Telegraph

CNN Broadcasts Zimmerman Social Security Number - Breitbart

Putin: Edward Snowden can stay in Russia if he stops leaks - LA Times

Report: Snowden Asks For Asylum In Russia - CBS DC

'Spying on allies is not unusual': John Kerry hits back at claim US bugged 38 foreign embassies as Angela Merkel brands it 'unacceptable' - Daily Mail

Hollande: Bugging allegations threaten EU-US trade pact - BBC

Julian Assange: ‘No Stopping’ Release of Additional NSA Secrets - ABC News

Assange: Canceling Snowden's passport a 'disgrace' - Politico

REPORT: NSA tracks in real-time -- email logins, sending, receiving email... - DRUDGE headline

Germans Loved Obama. Now We Don’t Trust Him. - NYTimes

AEdward Snowden asking 15 countries for asylum, Russian official says - LA Times

George W. Bush: Snowden damaged US; security programs protect civil liberties - CNN

Steve Wozniak: Snowden ‘Is a Hero Because This Came From His Heart’ - Daily Beast

U.S. officials: China, Russia gained access to Snowden’s secrets - Washington Free Beacon

Russia: Snowden didn't cross border, US accusations groundless - Russia Today

Edward Snowden never crossed border into Russia, says foreign minister - The Guardian

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act - AP - Read the Shelby County v. Holder decision for yourself.

Details of Snowden’s Hong Kong stay emerge - Washington Post

Obama’s hands-off approach to extraditing Snowden draws criticism - Washington Post

Kerry: US wants no confrontation with Russia - AP

Fugitive Edward Snowden sets superpowers on collision course as Moscow and Beijing lock horns with White House - Belfast Telegraph

China's state newspaper praises Edward Snowden for 'tearing off Washington's sanctimonious mask' - The Guardian

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition - AP

Obama hit by Snowden setbacks with China, Russia - AP

Edward Snowden admits infiltrating contractor to harvest documents - The Telegraph

Google Aurora Hack Was Chinese Counterespionage Operation - Information Week

U.S. officials don't know how much secret material Snowden took - Yahoo News

Ecuador: Snowden would be protected on our soil - Christian Science Monitor

U.S. Government ‘Disappointed’ Hong Kong Let Snowden Leave, Asks Russia to Extradite Him - Time

US left helpless as Snowden takes flight - Breitbart

Officials: How Edward Snowden Could Hurt the U.S. - ABC

Edward Snowden gives countries a chance to thumb nose at US - Christian Science Monitor

VIDEO: Kerry warns Russia on Snowden: "Respect the relationship" - CBS

U.S. Talks Tough on Leaker: Washington Rips Beijing, Warns Moscow; Snowden Case a Diplomatic Test for Obama - Wall Street Journal

VIDEO: What Would Edward Snowden Argue in a U.S. Court? - Fox News Insider - Martha MacCallum interviews Judge Andrew Napolitano

China Said to Have Made Call to Let Leaker Depart - New York Times

U.S. charges Snowden with espionage; seals complaint - Washington Post - Great, so they're still operating in secret.

Judge Napolitano On Edward Snowden Being Charged With Espionage - Fox Report

Government could use metadata to map your every move - McLatchy DC

Bush-Era NSA Whistleblower Makes Most Explosive Allegations Yet About True Extent of Gov’t Surveillance - The Blaze

‘None of It Was True!’ Shepard Smith, Judge Napolitano Rail Against Claims NSA Surveillance Thwarted NYSE Terror Plot - Fox News Insider

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant - The Guardian

Majority of Americans Don't Trust Newspapers and Television News - U.S. News & World Report

Drudge headline: Film: TWA 800 crash 'was no accident' - CNN.com

Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans - BuzzFeed.com

Bill Ayers: Try Obama for War Crimes - Real Clear Politics Video- The title should be "Blind squirrel finds acorn!"

Edward Snowden: US government has destroyed any chance of a fair trial - The Guardian

Surveillance programs create chasm among Democrats - Politico.com

'NSA should come clean about domestic spying': Ray Kelly - New York Post

Edward Snowden: Google and Facebook 'misleading' their users - Washington Examiner

Snowden dismisses claim he is Chinese spy - Breitbart.com

SNOWDEN: The Truth Is Coming, And The Government Can't Stop It By Murdering Me - Business Insider

Thunderous Applause: Oliver Stone Calls Whistleblower Edward Snowden a Hero - Hollywood Reporter

Father of Edward Snowden urges son not to commit 'treason,' to return home - MyFOXdc.com - With a father like that, who needs enemies?!

Snowden: 'Lies' from Gang of 8 'Compelled Me to Act' - The Weekly Standard

Jesse Ventura talks about life changing event, NSA spying and more - InfoWars.com

Michael Savage caller: Americans spied on for decades - WorldNetDaily

Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out - The Guardian

How Edward Snowden stole his cache of NSA secrets - Yahoo

NSA leaker Ed Snowden’s life on Ars Technica - ArsTechnica.com

Officials: Snowden took NSA secrets on thumb drive - Stars and Stripes

Edward Snowden and the selective targeting of leaks - Reuters

NSA revelations only 'the tip of the iceberg,' says Dem lawmaker - TheHill.com

Shock Claim: Glenn Beck Has Hacked Emails Used To Blackmail Chief Justice John Roberts - BeforeItsNews.com

Edward Snowden’s Online Past Revealed - BuzzFeed.com

A whistleblower holding all the cards. - Why Did Edward Snowden Go to Hong Kong? - Daily Paul

GRETA POLL on NSA surveillance: Out of 1556 voters, 94.79% opposed, 5.21% in favor - GretaWire.com

GALLUP: 53% Disapprove of Gov't Surveillance Programs - CSMonitor.com

Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group - ForeignPolicy.com

Clapper's Lie - National Review

Ron Paul: Why Are Republicans Defending Obama Over NSA Spying? - InfoWars.com

How can NSA whistleblower Snowden be guilty of treason if the NSA claims it isn't spying on you after all? - NaturalNews.com

NSA leaker Edward Snowden: U.S. targets China with hackers - Washington Post

NSA leaker Snowden: ‘I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.’ - Yahoo

NSA leaker hunkers down in Hong Kong -- for now - NBCNews.com

NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say - The Guardian

NSA director says surveillance helped stop 'dozens' of attacks - Reuters - ( Oh, of course. Just think how many attacks we could stop if we eliminated the U.S. Constitution altogether! — JRW)

NSA leaker Snowden says he's not avoiding justice - AP

NSA hacks China, NSA leaker Snowden claims - CNN Politics

Edward Snowden: US government has been hacking Hong Kong and China for years - South China Morning Post

EXCLUSIVE: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden talks to South China Morning Post - South China Morning Post

NSA leaker Snowden says he's not avoiding justice - apnews.myway.com

Data collection divide muddles party labels, makes strange bedfellows - NBC

The NSA hubbub confirms the adage that politics makes strange bedfellows - Rockford Register Star

'Quit Google, Facebook' suggests tech expert as surveillance scandal deepens - WIRED.CO.UK

ACLU, et al vs. James R. Clapper, et al - (PDF file) U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

A.C.L.U. Files Lawsuit Seeking to Stop the Collection of Domestic Phone Logs - NYTimes

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA, Patriot Act Phone Surveillance - Washington (CBSDC)

What Charges Will Gov't Bring Against NSA Whistleblower? - FoxNews video interview of Judge Andrew J. Napolitano by Megyn Kelly

The NSA Scandal Has Brought Bipartisanship Back To Washington - Business Insider

War Is A Racket, by General Smedley Butler

Since when standing up for the Constitution by exposing the kings engaged in its violation of it is a Crime?!!!, by Sibel Edmunds - The Boiling Frogs Blog

Russia 'would consider' Edward Snowden asylum claim - The Guardian

Edward Snowden not safe in Hong Kong, warns human rights chief - The Guardian

Yahoo, Google, Facebook and more face fight to salvage reputations over NSA leaks - The Guardian

Inside the ‘Q Group,’ the Directorate Hunting Down Edward Snowden ... why the agency is in ‘complete freakout mode.’ - The Daily Beast

Icelandic Legislator: I'm Ready To Help NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seek Asylum, by Andy Greenberg - Forbes

New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks, by Glenn Greenwald - The Guardian

Crowd Funding the Right to Know, by Daniel Ellsberg and John Perry Barlow - Huffington Post

Group Aims to Be a Conduit for WikiLeaks Donations - The New York Times

Guardian Makes Waves, and Is Ready for More - The New York Times

Did Obama Just Destroy the U.S. Internet Industry? - David Kirkpatrick

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America - The Guardian

Edward Snowden hailed as hero, accused of treason – as it happened - The Guardian

Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks have US in damage control mode - The Guardian

Edward Snowden - Wikipedia

Glenn Greenwald - Wikipedia

PRISM (surveillance program) - Wikipedia

How we broke the NSA story - Salon.com

Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero, by John Cassidy - The New Yorker

Edward Snowden Is No Hero, by Jeffrey Toobin - The New Yorker

Contractor who leaked NSA files drops out of sight, faces legal battle - Yahoo News

Edward Snowden: Ex-CIA leaker drops out of sight, faces legal battle - Chicago Tribune

Breaking: New PRISM slide leaked by the Guardian: NSA has direct access to servers of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and others - NaturalNews.com

Breaking: NSA spy grid whistleblower Ed Snowden steps forward in mind-blowing video interview with Glenn Greenwald - Mega kudos to "Health Ranger" Mike Adams5, who is doing a fantastic job on behalf of individual freedom and health with his wonderful website, NaturalNews.com

'Gov't Has Taken Away Freedom Under Cover of Darkness' - Judge Andrew J. Napolitano on Fox News

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will' - The Guardian

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations - The Guardian

NSA Spying Shows Obama’s Machine Out of Control - The Daily Beast

Government Explained - YouTube video

Infowars Nightly News: Monday (6-17-13) Lloyd Chapman - YouTube video

Michael Savage caller: Americans spied on for decades

Ex NSA Leaker Thomas Drake's Advice To Snowden: "Always Check Your Six" - YouTube video

False Flag Caught on Live Tv! - YouTube video

Glenn Beck interviewing NSA whistleblower William Binney

CHANGE 2010: Robert Steele, former CIA officer, discusses real-time and and open source intelligence

CIA Officer (Robert D. Steele) Explains New World Order’s Demise

FOOTNOTES:

1. Always remember, "politics" = person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will of A, most frequently for the personal financial benefit of A and to the personal financial detriment (higher taxes) of B. That is why deception = the so-called "art" of politics. That is also why "politician" = professional deceiver, and why "political" = deception-based, or having to do with deception. Everybody is competing for political power to steal labor and money out of the "other guy's" pocket and put it in their own. Politicians get votes by promising to be all things to all people. Because that is a physical impossibility, most of their promises of necessity get broken. Because they know this in advance, they are ALL liars to one degree or another. The king is always the most corrupt person in the kingdom. (The first two kings of ancient Israel, Saul and David, were murderers.) In my opinion, any person who sincerely wants to be the king is criminally insane and an implacable deadly enemy to the inalienable Creator-endowed rights of individual freedom and self-ownership.

2. In reality, there is no such real thing as "government". It is not a rock, a tree, a river, or even a cloud. It is mere behavior, an established social order, a dominance-based pecking order. With other animal species, it is often called "dominance hierarchy". In the case of humans, the term "social hierarchy" is more often used. As Frédéric Bastiat said, "Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." As H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." As General Smedley Butler has written, "War Is A Racket". In reality, "government" is merely the dominant individuals in the inherently evil and inevitably corrupting stupid-human pecking order struggle known as "politics"1. These disordered-by-definition dominant individuals merely call themselves "government" so the hoi polloi masses will view them as being intelligent enough and moral enough to follow and obey.

3. Fascism = private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control. — Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second College Edition. I would expand that definition: fascism = private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, in which “government” is used as a “business” tool by private interests. Another way of articulating the same idea is: fascism = private ownership of government.

John Flynn defined the word thusly: “Fascism is a system of social organization in which the political state is a dictatorship supported by a political elite and in which the economic society is an autarchial capitalism, enclosed and planned, in which the government assumes responsibility for creating adequate purchasing power through the instrumentality of national debt and in which militarism is adopted as a great economic project for creating work as well as a great romantic project in the service of the imperialist state.” [As We Go Marching, p. 161, 2nd ed.] — John T. Flynn (1882-1964) American Journalist and Author

"Fascist" = scumbag4 "businessman" who uses the police powers of government (via bribes, special-interest legislation, holding office himself, etc) to corruptly increase profits and eliminate or reduce competition for his (or her) business/es beyond what they would be in a genuinely fair and free marketplace comprised of willing sellers and willing buyers.

MANY Democrats and Republicans are fascists, especially the ones in Congress. To paraphrase Jesse Ventura in a conversation with Willie Nelson and Alex Jones (see videos below), the DEMS and GOP are like professional wrestling: they pretend to be adversaries in public. But behind closed doors, they're good buddies, hanging out with each other, making business deals and having dinner together at fancy restaurants and at each other homes and mansions, all the while using the coercion-based police powers of "government2" to enrich themselves.

Jesse Ventura,Willie Nelson,Alex Jones"The Gathering"1/2 - YouTube video

Jesse Ventura,Willie Nelson,Alex Jones"The Gathering"2/2 - YouTube video

Willie Nelson & Jesse Ventura"Ask Questions Damn It!!"1/2 - YouTube video

Willie Nelson & Jesse Ventura"Ask Questions Damn It!!"2/2 - YouTube video

Inside USA- Jesse Ventura- 01 Aug 08- Part 1 - YouTube video

There are five basic groups of people: 1) fascist "liberals" who use "government" to enrich themselves, 2) illiterate lemming "liberals" who only spout meaningless "leftist" talking points, 3) fascist "conservatives" who use "government" to enrich themselves, 4) illiterate lemming "conservatives" who only spout meaningless "right-wing" talking points, and 5) illiterate, apathetic, passive/aggressive disordered underachieving loser types who feel some sick sense of personal empowerment by trolling talk strings and spouting illiterate low-IQ drivel in an effort to distract and destroy meaningful and intellectually honest truth-seeking conversation.

"Socialist or Fascist" is an extremely useful article by Dr. Thomas Sowell bearing directly on the definition of fascism and the combative, ignorance-based confusion existing in so many people between so-called "socialism" and so-called "fascism".

4. It bears constant repetition: explaining the words "scum" and "scumbag" as an epithet used in self-defensive demonization against select individuals and/or ideologies. Hey, what can I say? It is a long-proven statistical fact that negative political ads are in fact effective. And since the so-called "left" uses lies, half-truths, demonization and the politics of personal destruction as standard political strategies, failure to engage in a little "turn about is fair play" merely makes it easier for the various assortments of disordered illiterate fascist control freaks to destroy individual freedom. As I said on my blog homepage, "Some folks just think they're smarter than everybody else, a higher form of life than everybody else. So, instead of engaging in good faith discussions about specific ideas, they simply resort to deception, sophistry, unspecificity, undefined terms, manipulation, demonization and the politics of personal destruction AS A MATTER OF PREFERRED STRATEGY to get their little spoiled-brat control-freak way. Such behavior is anathema to intellectual honesty, an open mind, a kind heart, free inquiry, the freedoms of thought and speech, and the free flow of information. It MUST be eternally warred against if humankind is to entertain a realistic hope of ever reaching its full spiritual and intellectual potential." To avoid the violence which is directly related to repression of free speech and the crushing of polite and civil discourse, I believe it is essential to engage in strategic tit-for-tat with wannabe-clever manipulative demonizers by openly calling them what they are: the anti-freedom, anti-Golden-Rule scum of the earth (aka "scumbags"). Accordingly, it doesn't bother me in the least to do so. No less brilliant a person than Jesus of Nazareth himself referred to the scumbags of his day as "hypocrites", "blind guides", "vipers" and "whitewashed sepulchres". To paraphrase Ann Coulter, Jesus was not some moron driving around in a Volvo with a "be nice to people" bumper sticker on it. So, having read The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits by David Horowitz, I don't have any problem with calling "scum" what it is. Surely a huge majority of people, especially black people, would agree that any person or group who sincerely believes in slavery or pedophilia, by way of example, qualify as "scum". Point made.

5. "Health Ranger" Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com said of the video, "We have copied the video from The Guardian and placed it on TV.naturalnews.com to make sure it's safely archived on a network that can't be censored by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, YouTube, etc. -- all the top companies who conspired with the NSA to turn over private user data (emails, phone calls, videos, etc.) to government spooks."

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