Sharyl Attkisson – former CBS investigative reporter, and five-time Emmy winner – has been surveilled, her computer hacked, her career threatened, all because of her exposes of government and political corruption.
Last week she reported on a meeting with “a small group of reliable, formerly high-placed intelligence officials who have dropped a few interesting tidbits on me of late.”
This was her understanding of methods used by the government, based on the discussions:
- It’s not true that wiretaps and/or electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens can “only” be done with a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court order.
- Besides the FISA court, “wiretapping” or electronic surveillance can also be done under Title III authority. The government used this authority, for example, in the Justice Department’s secret Fast and Furious “gunwalking” case.
- Additionally, U.S. Presidents have the power to issue secret presidential directives that can authorize otherwise illegal acts (theoretically in the country’s best interests). These directives may come with pre-planned cover stories to be used in the event the operation is exposed, and they come with indemnity for those involved, giving them permission to lie about the operation or their involvement without fear of prosecution.
- The public will rarely know about such presidential directives since most who see them must sign agreements that promise nondisclosure and consent to polygraphs.
Attkisson said that “computer surveillance is a grey area in the intelligence community where many insiders argue the traditional privacy restrictions and surveillance rules don’t necessarily apply.” Continue reading →
Susan Rice and Dr. Evelyn Farkas have so much in common.
Both served in the Barack Obama administration, Rice at State and Farkas at Defense. Both are in the news – Farkas’ remarks about the “alleged” Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers, and Rice’s unmasking of private American’s names in government surveillance.
Both have been leaders in the Atlantic Council, which hates Russia almost as much as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Other council honchos include Henry Kissinger, Brent Snowcroft and Madeleine Albright – globalists all. The Council is a big deal in war hawk circles, but there is something peculiar. It is financed not only by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., the U.S. State Department, NATO ACT, it has been funded by the Ploughshares Fund, which has received its money from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
And both Rice and Farkas have served on the Atlantic Council alongside Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, the third-party company hired by the DNC and allowed by the FBI to make its assessment about alleged Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Dimitri was named in 2013 as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers, along with other globalists, including Angela Merkel, John Kerry, Ben Bernanke and Jeff Bezos.
In April last year, officials at the DNC noticed that their dossiers on Donald Trump had been hacked, Continue reading →
So-called “Russian Dossier” published on President, proves fake after examination – read entire text here
UPDATE -April 19, 2017
CNN reported yesterday that the FBI used the “Russian Dossier” in its application for warrant from the FISA court in order to monitor former Trump advisor Carter Page.
“U.S. officials tell CNN that last year the FBI used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to get approval to secretly monitor Trump associate Carter Page,” CNN reported. “Now those sources say that FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his breifings to Congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation.”
Someone was watching an old spy movie last year, when they created a “Russian Dossier” (RUDO) on then candidate President Donald Trump.
Remember in WW2, when the spy took out his tiny camera, shot page after page of documents, and then developed the film in secret, creating negatives, then using an enlarger to make prints. It took six trays of chemicals, and that was just for black and white. Using a light bulb fixture behind you was preferred for illumination.
Enhanced images of the PDFs obtained from the Buzzfeed site, which published the RUDO, indicate the same back light shadow on all the dossier pages. This shadow was not seen on the original documents, but by converting to JPG format and auto correcting, the same marking appeared on every page, meaning they were all photographed in an amateur manner at the same.
Apparently, the spymaster didn’t know that quality copy machines were in common use by spies as far back as the 1980s, or perhaps the odd sizes, poor quality of the pages and angles were meant to impress the viewer that this was something from a secret source. However, the documents were created and dated last year. Portable scanner/copy machines today cost less than $50.
The dossier – first referred to publicly by CNN – was not available on their website, but viewers were conveniently told it was posted on Buzzfeed.com (still available by PDF and transcript by going to this link). Warning: Mature content and disgusting descriptions.
Buzzfeed found that dossier’s errors emerged almost immediately – yet the site still offers it online as late as today, complete with idiocies like yellow highlighting and many last names in All Caps.
The Buzzfeed website reported on Feb. 3.
Aleksej Gubarev, the CEO of web company XBT, called the publication of the document “reckless and irresponsible.”
The suit, which was filed in Florida against BuzzFeed and editor-in-chief Ben Smith, said that allegations in the document regarding Gubarev are untrue.
“We have redacted Mr. Gubarev’s name from the published dossier, and apologize for including it,” Matt Mittenthal, spokesman for BuzzFeed News, said in a statement.
GOP plan to end “Death Tax” means the billionaires will be overjoyed, while the rest of us pay the bills
Tuesday, 4/4/17: examining entire fake “Russian Dossier” on Donald Trump!
Estate tax percentages have varied in recent history, ranging from 55% in 2000 under George Bush #1 to 35% under Barack Obama and now 40% under Donald Trump. The GOP wants it to be zero.
Currently, couples with less than about $11,000,000 pay no estate tax. On amounts above that, the government takes 40% for taxes. The history of the estate tax revolves around the desire for fair taxation of the richest Americans to pay for public programs.
Eliminating the estate tax will aid any couple who die with more than $11 million (current deduction), and the GOP argues that this would affect many small businesses, which would have to sell land or equipment to pay the tax.
I have an idea that should please the GOP and still maintain some sanity in our progressive tax system. This is in addition to the 123 Plan, which easily adds $54 billion in revenues to the federal budget this year.
Only apply the estate tax to those whose estates are $1 Billion or more, but raise the rate to Bush #1 rate of 55%.
That would generate $1,514,425,000,000, or $1.5 Trillion that the rest of us won’t have to pay in income and other taxes. This revenue is calculated by taking the total current Forbes wealth of all American billionaires and assuming they will die someday and have to pay the estate tax.
If there is no estate tax, they will avoid $1.5 trillion in taxes.
Who are these billionaires. Check the list Continue reading →
It’s as easy as: one, two, three!
The 2018 Donald Trump Federal Budget can be balanced, even when including nearly $54 billion in increased Defense Department spending, and not one federal department would require any cuts in spending.
These are the proposed $54 billion in department cuts that would not have to take effect under my 123 Plan:
Agriculture 2018 Budget
- Eliminates $500 million Water and Wastewater loan/grant program
- Eliminates $200 million McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program
- Cuts Women, Infants and Children nutrition assistance from $6.4 billion to $6.2 billion
- Unspecified staff reductions at USDA service center agencies
- Cuts $95 million from Rural Business and Cooperative Service
In 2015, AJ+ won a Webby Award for Online Film & Video, News & Information. AJ+ was also honored in the categories of Online Film & Video, News & Politics: Individual Episode (Ayotzinapa Student Killings Ignite Mexico and the Internet) plus awards for:
- Online Film & Video, Documentary: Series (AJ+ Short Docs)
- Mobile Sites & Apps, News (AJ+ Mobile App)
Sounds like a great operation. Launched September, 2014, it includes broadcasting on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Medium, as well as native apps: Android, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Young people love its witty, delightful banter.
The bad news is that the snappy news is propaganda – straight from Al Jazeera, the network started by Qatar. Continue reading →
Complete Wikileaks “Vault 7” published here; how CIA is controlling your phone, tv, computer and car
The past week’s news cycle has included amateur analysis of how President Barack Obama’s administration might have wiretapped President Donald Trump’s personal calls and emails. Most pundits contend that all Mr. Trump has to do is call the Justice Department and they can reveal everything to him.
What a joke. The CIA does not fall under the Justice Department. Most reporters have no knowledge of of how government agencies can now track nearly every American’s current location, movement, conversations, emails – even the contents of their phones and computer hard drives – all remotely, undetectable with privacy for none – even at Trump Tower and the White House.
This became very clear today with the Wikileaks expose of CIA methods, abilities and pervasive control of the airwaves, internet, even your “smart” television. We will probably never know if the government bugged Mr. Trump, or if Mr. Trump is now bugging us.
The following release from Wikileaks is directed at journalists, particularly those planning news stories on CIA activities, as revealed in “Vault 7.” The entire remainder of this post is devoted to this release, and the contents do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this blogger. Use any of the many embedded links to gain more insight into the subject matter.
Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.
The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election.
Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive. Continue reading →
Video from new mall’s Grand Opening – February 18, 2017
Whom do we thank for the common conclusion that: a mall is a mall is a mall? Gertrude Stein, calcifying roses in her poem, Sacred Emily? Or Shakespeare’s Juliet: “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
For husbands everywhere, roses and malls share beauty and thorns. The prickly part of shopping malls is shopping itself – the trek past dozens of pallid, frozen-faced mannequins clad in too expensive cloth, the alligator and leatherette shoes on plastic pyramids, the hats large enough to halt rays of a dwarf star, and aghast everywhere, the gaunt, underpaid college grads, sadly slumped at counters.
While the junior storekeepers may appear grim, attending a new mall opening is a session of exuberance by wives, and a test of patience by husbands, who often stand perplexed outside stores, while their spouses cruise aisles inside.
The video above exemplifies the joy of the fairest sex for a new mall. Men also attend, but many secretly believe that nearly all the “new” stores are really old stores with fresh facade lipstick.
Today’s quiz; where is this particular palace of purchasing located? Continue reading →
The founders of Facebook and Tesla/SpaceX share a dangerous idea that would control what you think.
Both kings of inequality are promoting plans to implant monitors into your brain.
In a recent manifesto released to the Associated Press (AP) “Zuck” said the following:
“The long term promise of AI is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all, including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues both local and global,” he wrote on a version of the document given to Associated Press.
That was the original version, but what was released to the public seems to be watered down, hiding the real dangers of his plan. Continue reading →