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Critics Push Back After Broadcasting Board of Governors Characterizes Alternative Media as Terror

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BBG associated with CIA white propaganda efforts

Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | January 30, 2015

Bolivian President Evo Moarles weighed in on the controversy over remarks made earlier this month by Andrew Lack, the new chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

The BBG is noteworthy for its connection to the CIA’s effort to control media and dispense white propaganda. The United States government agency controls the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Marti and TV Marti. CIA control of these organizations is well documented.

BBG is also associated with the United States Information Agency and the National Endowment for Democracy. “A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA,” Allen Weinstein, who helped draft the legislation establishing NED, said in 1991.

 

“When the media turns into the voice of the people, especially in the voice of revolutionaries, there are those people and the media, who will judge them and falsify the truth,” Morales told RT, the Russian state-funded cable and satellite television channel. “This media is the voice of the developing countries, the voice of the peoples of the world, and it deserves our admiration.”

During an interview with The New York Times, Lack said it is the job of the BBG to confront news organizations not under the control of the U.S. government.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram, “ said Lack, the former president of NBC News. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Lack’s comments were so transparently over the top, even the State Department felt obliged to distance itself from them:

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told RT Lack and the BBG are calling alternative media to be censored.

“There should be no Big Brother telling us what we can or cannot see,” Ventura said. “If someone desires to watch RT TV and takes the opinion they don’t like, well then they merely don’t have to put it to that station.”

 

Michael Krieger, the editor of Liberty Blitzkrieg, points out that RT is popular in the United States and thus a challenge because Americans are fed up with news coverage offered by the corporate media.

“RT’s success was not because the Russian state poured so much time and money into the network,” Krieger writes. “It’s success was a direct result of the U.S. mainstream media being so childish and useless. By spewing a mind-numbing amount of inane celebrity gossip, sports drama and cartoonish American propaganda, a massive audience yearning for a different perspective was already present and underserved. RT merely came along and filled that void.”

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Obama Released Nuclear Terrorist Back to Afghanistan

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Trey Sanchez | Truth Revolt | January 4, 2015

Mohammed Zahir was released form his prison cell in Guantanamo Bay in December and was sent directly back to the battlefield in Afghanistan, his home country. Zahir was one of four prisoners released who were considered “low threats” in a sign of good faith with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as reported by The New York Times.

The report states that the four men aren’t expected to receive further detainment once they reached Afghanistan. But according to WikiLeaks documents, Zahir was caught with a sealed can of “Heavy Water – U235 150 Grams.”

Translated from Russian, that means he was in possession of uranium and admitted it was to be used in making an atom bomb. Other items found during the search of his property linked him directly to Taliban and extremist networks, including recruitment materials.

Also discovered was a book documenting 50,000 metric tons of “sugar” having been shipped to Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom with stops in Brazil and other international sea ports. It is noted that “sugar” is code for heroin trafficking.

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60% of Republicans Want Boehner Out

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Top GOP leader ‘lost the confidence of his own party’

WND | January 2, 2015

As Congress gets ready to convene, a new poll shows a full 60 percent of Republican voters want Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, removed from his position as House speaker.
Boehner has lost the confidence of his own party voters, according to the telephone survey conducted Dec. 26-30 by pollster Pat Caddell on behalf of People’s Poll.

The national poll reveals that only 25 percent of GOP voters would vote to keep Boehner.

The official speaker’s election is scheduled for Jan. 6.

Asked if they believed Boehner has been ineffective at opposing Obama’s agenda, a full 64 percent of voters agreed.

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“[N]o respected party leader has polled this low among his own party’s voters unless he was embroiled in a major personal scandal,” wrote the Conservative Review.

“With 60% of Republican voters desiring a more conservative Speaker, what does this mean for John Boehner next Tuesday – when members of the House will cast votes for the next Speaker? And how can Boehner continue to lead the opposition to President Obama when he has lost the confidence of his own party?”

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Police Continue Militarization Amid Disarmament of Citizens

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Militarized police force coupled with disarmed citizens flies in the face of the attitude of the Founding Fathers

Thomas R. Eddlem | The New American | January 2, 2015

The Washington Times published two news stories December 30 in which America’s Founding Fathers would have seen as a disturbing pattern.

The paper reported that the pace of military-grade shipments to police stations has accelerated in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri riots and that Maryland State Police have been targeting out-of-state handgun owners on highways for technical violations of state gun control laws.

The Times noted that the federal Law Enforcement Support Office sent nearly 4,000 automatic weapons to local police agencies in just the last three months:

The 3,879 rifles the Pentagon shipped was an astronomical increase over the dozen rifles shipped during the same three-month period in 2013, with several police agencies taking delivery of hundreds of rifles soon after the Ferguson riots.

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Armored vehicles, which drew particular scrutiny in the riots in Ferguson and other cities, were less popular in the aftermath. The Pentagon shipped just 11 mine-resistant vehicles, or MRAPs, from Aug. 15 through Nov. 14, compared to nearly 180 in the same time period a year earlier.

One of the recipients of the federal government largesse was the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which received 415 M-16 automatic rifles, more than one for every one of their 256 officers. “They all work in pretty remote locations out of their homes, so that’s why they would each be outfitted with a rifle,” a spokesman for the Michigan DNR told the Washington Times, adding that the weapons would be able to fire only on semi-automatic once modified.

So much for the leftist slogan that one does not need an “assault weapon” to go hunting.

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Former Supreme Court justice wants to add 5 words to Second Amendment

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Michael Dorstewitz
BIZPAC Review

February 23, 2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens would like to see five words added to Constitution’s Second Amendment, the result of which would be to destroy its intent, and turn the “right to bear arms” into a mere catchphrase lacking meaning. The Second Amendment, which is part of the Bill of Rights, reads:

Image: Gun Store (YouTube).

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

In his yet-to-be released book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” Stevens suggests that the Second Amendment’s sole purpose was protection against an oppressive standing army — not self-protection in the ordinary sense. Stevens said, according to The Blaze.

Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.

He suggested the inclusion of five words for clarification, with the “new and improved” Second Amendment reading, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”

By adding those five words — when serving in the militia — Stevens would remove the teeth from the Second Amendment, rendering it impotent.

If it’s clarification Stevens is after, I suggest instead of adding five words, we delete 13 to have it read simply, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

Stevens was appointed to the bench in 1975 by then-President Gerald Ford, and retired in 2010 to be succeeded by Elena Kagan.

 

Missouri Republican: Common Core skeptics are paranoid lunatics, should wear tin foil hats

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Robby Soave
Daily Caller

February 21, 2014

Sceptical that the national Common Core standards will improve the quality of education in local schools? Then you must be a lunatic conspiracy theorist — at least according to Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican, who set aside $8 — yes, $8 — in a recent appropriations bill to buy tin foil hats for opponents of the Common Core.

Image: Mike Lair (YouTube).

The hats will protect them from the aliens that Lair assumes they must believe in.

It may sound unbelievable, but it’s right there in the appropriations bill, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. The $8 will be used to buy ”two rolls of high density aluminium to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”

A summary sheet given to lawmakers in the Missouri state House of Representatives describes the $8 fund as a provision for “tin foil hats.”

 

 

Obama Turning US Into ‘Socialist Nightmare’ – Rand Paul

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newsmax.com

February 6, 2014

President Barack Obama is turning the United States into a “socialist nightmare” by doing “blithely whatever he thinks he can get away with,” Sen. Rand Paul says.

“It’s hard to imagine exactly what his goal is because when you talk to him one on one, he sounds reasonable and like he’s not trying to transform America into some socialist nightmare,” Paul, a Kentucky Republican, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“However, when you look at his policies, one after another they are sort of transformative — changing us from a country that has a marketplace and freedom of choice to a country that is stifled by coercion and mandates.”

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Journalist ‘fencing’ Snowden secrets should be jailed: congressman

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[Ed…but NO mention of the crimes insiders have done against the people – all in the name of policy…]

 

S.A. Miller

nypost.com

February 5, 2014

A powerful congressman is calling journalist Glenn Greenwald a “thief” who deserves to be jailed for selling US spy secrets stolen by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“For personal gain, he’s now selling his access to information . . . A thief selling stolen material is a thief,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike ­Rogers (R-Mich.) told reporters Tuesday.

Rogers made the comments after a hearing before his committee where he referred to Greenwald as a “fence” peddling stolen goods.

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Chief of Police Harassed by Feds, Fired After Signing Pledge to Uphold Constitution

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Sheriff orders Police Chief Shane Harger to disband entire police department due to  “political affiliations”  by upholding the Constitution…
…(Liberty in the USA is gone – Ed??)

 

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

January 30, 2014

A police chief was detained and harassed by federal agents while traveling to a constitutional convention before returning home to be told he was fired and ordered to disband his police department after signing a pledge to uphold the bill of rights.

Police Chief Shane Harger of the Jemez Springs, NM Police Department was flying out of Albuquerque Airport last week on his way to a Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) convention taking place in Las Vegas.

CSPOA is an organization headed up by Sheriff Richard Mack under which law enforcement officers gather to re-affirm their commitment to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Before passing security, Harger was approached by a TSA agent who asked the police chief to show his credentials. Moments later, a man claiming to be a “federal agent” also asked to see Harger’s credentials before telling him he was a “person of interest.” The federal agent then demanded to know where Harger was traveling to and why.

When Harger told the federal agent he was attending the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Convention in Las Vegas, he was detained for 35 minutes before finally being allowed to board the airplane.

On Tuesday January 28, a day after his return, Harger was placed on administrative leave and ordered by Sandoval County, NM, Sheriff Douglas C. Wood to disband his entire police department due to his “political affiliations”.

What were his political affiliations? While attending the convention, Harger, along with 38 other police officers, signed a declaration affirming their pledge to “obey and observe” the U.S. Constitution, in addition to refusing to carry out unconstitutional orders such as gun confiscation without constitutionally compliant warrants, violations of the 4th amendment without probable cause, detainment or incarceration of citizens without probable cause, or working with the military for domestic law enforcement.

In other words, Harger was targeted for federal harassment and subsequently fired for re-affirming his belief in the very Constitution he took an oath to uphold and protect in order to become a police officer in the first place.

“Despite having received a meritorious commendation from the Mayor of Jemez Springs on January 22, 2014, it seems that no one in the village government is willing to come to the assistance of Harger. It appears that Harger’s stance to defend and uphold the Constitution has put him and his entire department of ten part-time and volunteers out of business,” writes Vincent Finelli.

“I was at the convention and I never saw nor heard anyone say nor do anything that was a violation of any law. The CSPOA convention was an assembly of peace-loving Americans who just wanted to uphold their oath of office, that being to support and defend the US Constitution and Bill of Rights for all of us, We The People,” adds Finelli.

Harger’s treatment is yet another disturbing indication that the federal government, in addition to law enforcement authorities, view Americans who support the bill of rights as domestic extremists.

Harger’s position as Chief of Police also shows that they are desperate to prevent citizens who identify as constitutionalists, tea partiers or libertarians from holding any position of influence within law enforcement or society in general.

Harger’s dismissal for his patriotic and constitutional “political affiliations” is a chilling reminder that such positions are not only not welcomed but actively discriminated against by the federal government.

 

28 Points Of Comparison Between 1970s America And America Today – Which Do You Think Is Better?

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Michael Snyder
The Truth

January 30, 2014

If you could go back and live in America during the 1970s would you do it?  Has the United States become a better place to live over the past 40 years or have things gotten worse?  Without a doubt there are arguments that can be made both ways.

 

For example, who really wants to go back to a time when you actually had to “dial” a phone or rewind a cassette tape in order to find your favourite song?  On the other hand, wouldn’t it be nice to live at a time when virtually everyone could find a good job, when television was not so filthy and when you didn’t have to worry about locking your front door at night?  Some would say that we have come a long way in 40 years.  Others lament how far we have fallen.  So what do you think?  Read over the 28 points of comparison between 1970s America and America today posted below and then share your opinion by leaving a comment at the end of the article…

1. In the 1970s we had Disco.  Today, we have Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

2. In the 1970s we had Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter.  Today, we have Barack Obama.

3. In the 1970s, Americans fell in love with stupid fads such as mood rings, lava lamps and pet rocks.  Today, we have twerking, “planking”, crocs, wedge sneakers and pajama jeans.

4. In 1970, a gallon of gasoline cost 36 cents.  Today, the average price for a gallon of gasoline is about $3.27.

5. In the 1970s we still had rotary phones.  Today, we have iPhones.

6. In the 1970s, presidents were tapping the phones of their enemies.  Today, the government is recording all of our calls.  In fact, the NSA intercepts and permanently stores close to 2 billion emails and phone calls every single day.

7. In the 1970s, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.  Today, many of our public schools have been equipped with metal detectors because violence has become so bad.

8. In the 1970s, you could sit down and watch television with your children in the evenings without being too concerned about what they were about to see.  Today, not so much.

9. In the early 1970s, Pong was the hottest video game in America.  In the late 1970s, Space Invaders took America by storm.  Today, the video games have become so incredibly advanced and so extremely entertaining that video game addiction has become a major problem.

10. In the 1970s, most of the products in our stores were made in America and we barely conducted any trade with China.  Today, it seems like almost everything we buy has “made in China” stamped on it and our yearly trade deficit with China is now about 300 billion dollars.

11. In 1973, the United States was #2 in GDP per capita.  Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.

12. In 1970, the average woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

13. In the 1970s, the “inactivity rate” for men in their prime working years (25 to 54) was less than 6 percent.  Today, it is up close to 12 percent.

14. For most of the 1970s, the average duration of unemployment was less than 15 weeks.  Today, it is more than 37 weeks.

15. In the 1970s, Star Wars was released.  It is still far superior to any movie that has come out so far this year.

16. In the 1970s, redistribution of wealth was considered to be something that “the communists” did.  Today, redistribution of wealth is the official policy of the U.S. government.

17. In 1970, about 18 million Americans had manufacturing jobs.  Today, about 12 million Americans have manufacturing jobs even though our population has grown far larger.

18. In the 1970s, many Americans regularly left their cars and the front doors of their homes unlocked at night.  Today, many Americans live with steel bars on their windows and gun sales are at record highs.

19. Consumer debt in the United States has risen by a whopping 1700% since 1971, and today 46% of all Americans carry a credit card balance from month to month.

20. In the 1970s, most Americans still respected the U.S. Constitution.  Today, if you are a “Constitutionalist”, you may get labelled as a potential terrorist by the U.S. government.

21. Back in 1970, the five largest U.S. banks held 17 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets.  Today, the five largest U.S. banks hold 52 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets.

22. 40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

23. In 1977, Elvis was found dead.  Today, the entire U.S. middle class is dying.

24. Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps.  Today, about one out of every 6 Americans is on food stamps.

25. In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman.  When you wanted to listen to a particular song, you had to rewind your tape to find it.  Today, everyone has iPods and it takes just seconds to sort through thousands of songs.

26. In the 1970s, the United States loaned more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.  Today, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

27. In 1970, the U.S. national debt was about 371 billion dollars.  Today, it is more than 46 times larger.

28. In the 1970s, hippies were smoking dope, attending rock festivals and singing protest songs.  Today, they are running the U.S. government.

What would you add to this list?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

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About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

 

 

Former Bush Officials Knock RNC Call to End NSA Surveillance

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Jack Kenny The New American January 29, 2014

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Ks.) supports unconstitutional spying.

Seven former officials in the George W. Bush administration and a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee issued a sharp rebuke to the Republican National Committee Saturday over the RNC’s passage of a resolution calling for an end of the “blanket surveillance” of phone calls and electronic communications records by the National Security Agency.  Pictured – Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Ks.) supports unconstitutional spying.

 

Delegates in Friday’s session of the committee’s winter meeting adopted by voice vote the “Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency’s Surveillance Program,” calling on Republicans to endorse amendments to the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act “to make it clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity, phone records and correspondence — electronic, physical, and otherwise — of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court.”

Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and seven former national security and Justice Department officials sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (shown) the next day, blasting the resolution for alleged factual errors and charging that the statement “threatens to do great damage to the security of the nation.”

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White House Warns: Obama Will Continue Usurping Power From Congress

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Philip Elliott
Associated Press

January 26, 2014

Obama is making his own laws, usurping power from Congress.

Obama is making his own laws, usurping power from Congress.

President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.

Obama faces a politically divided Congress on Tuesday and will use his annual address to demand expanded economic opportunity. Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers that the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans.

“I think the way we have to think about this year is we have a divided government,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime Obama adviser. “The Republican Congress is not going to rubber-stamp the president’s agenda. The president is not going to sign the Republican Congress’ agenda.”

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Obama Launches Chilling Purge Against Political Enemies

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Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Infowars.com

January 26, 2014

The political persecution of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for alleged and comparatively minor infractions are part of an accelerating purge being led by the Obama administration in the run-up to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid.

Watch Alex’s report on YouTube here

Throughout history every culture has had maxims in law denouncing the openly corrupt sitting in judgment. The Obama Justice Department is openly launching a night of the long knives-style purge of their political enemies that should send chills up the spine of all Americans.

McDonnell was charged last week with illegally accepting gifts, donations and luxury holidays from businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr totalling $165,000 dollars in return for lending, “the prestige of the governor’s office to Williams’s struggling company, Star Scientific.”

Before the allegations emerged, McDonnell was seen as a genuine contender for the 2016 Republican nomination and a potential foe of Hillary Clinton.

This was followed on Friday with the news that Dinesh D’Souza, director of the hit 2012 documentary 2016: Obama’s America, had been arrested in New York for allegedly violating campaign finance laws for donating more than the legal limit to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Long’s opponent and victor in that race, Kirsten Gillibrand, is a vehement supporter of Clinton and recently declared that she was, “on the bandwagon for Hillary Clinton in 2016.”

D’Souza himself, whose donations to Long totalled just $20,000, was in the middle of producing another anti-Obama documentary  entitled America, which is set to be released later this year.

Matt Drudge responded to D’Souza’s arrest by tweeting that Attorney General Eric Holder was “unleashing the dogs” on Obama’s most prominent critics.

“In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans,” said Gerald Molen, D’Souza’s co-producer. “When American citizens begin to suspect that people are being arrested for alleged minor violations because of their vocal dissent against their elected representatives or rulers, it breeds disrespect and contempt for the law and suspicion of those officials. … If this unfortunate action against Dinesh is intended to deter the release of his upcoming film, America, that effort will fail.”

Radio host Laura Ingraham warned that the administration was, “criminalizing political dissent in the United States of America. Welcome to the Brave New World of retribution justice.” Rush Limbaugh also responded by warning that the Obama White House is “trying to criminalize as many Republicans and conservatives as they can.”

Fox News Katie Pavlich also questioned the dubious coincidence of an anti-Obama film maker being targeted by Eric Holder’s DOJ.

The political purge continued last week when conservative activist group Project Veritas announced that it was being targeted by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently asserted that conservatives “have no place in the state of New York”.

“We got a subpoena over the last week from the Board of Labor and they’re asking for every single financial transaction over the last three years,” O’Keefe told the Steve Malzberg Show.

“I’ll be happy to cooperate but there’s some funny business going on, especially when there’s so much corruption in the state of New York and they’re going after my organization and compelling me to give them every transaction,” added O’Keefe, lamenting that he would have to follow Sean Hannity’s in leaving New York altogether.

All three instances of conservatives being targeted in just the last week alone arrive after last year’s scandal wherein the IRS targeted conservative and Tea Party groups by scrutinizing their political themes. The IRS was also more recently accused of targeting Hollywood conservatives by demanding to know all the names of members of the Friends of Abe organization.

As Alex Jones explains in the video above, a view which is supported by the majority of respondents to the Hollywood Reporter article about D’Souza’s arrest, when compared to the crimes and corruption of Eric Holder, who has been embroiled in no less than 16 different scandals, from Fast and Furious, to Benghazi, to Solyndra, to spying on conservative reporter James Rosen, D’Souza and McDonnell’s alleged infractions pale into insignificance.

Also recall that the Obama campaign itself was responsible for violations of campaign finance laws that dwarf those alleged to have been committed by D’Souza or McDonnell.

The Obama campaign committee was hit with one of the largest ever fines handed down by the FEC when it was found to have illegally hid and improperly disclosed thousands of political donations to Obama’s 2008 presidential run totalling nearly $2 million dollars.

In addition, according to a report by the Government Accountability Institute, the Obama campaign was flooded with illegal donations from foreigners in 2012, fraudulent contributions that were policed by the campaign itself without FEC interference.

While these huge campaign finance scandals were largely glossed over by the media, comparatively paltry sums in the case of D’Souza and McDonnell have been seized upon as part of the transparent persecution of Obama’s political adversaries.

This is clearly part of an unfolding purge designed to chill dissent and intimidate conservatives against being vocal and politically aggressive in the run-up to 2016. This is about clearing a path for Hillary Clinton’s victory by means of dirty tricks and bullying tactics.

Democrats are notoriously the dirtiest when it comes to political campaign scandals, but they won’t hesitate to invent and exploit comparatively non-issue scandals if they can be used to sink Hillary’s political foes.

If conservatives and those from across the political spectrum don’t display outrage at these developments then the purge will only accelerate, targeting an ever broader array of dissenting voices and enriching both Obama and potentially Hillary Clinton’s executive dictatorship.

This major escalation in onerous political persecution can only be stopped with the impeachment of Barack Obama, proceedings that should already be in motion given the deluge of other clear constitutional violations Obama has overseen.

Just hours before the story broke about Dinesh D’Souza being indicted on Friday, Alex Jones addressed his concerns about the Obama administration accelerating political persecutions during an in interview with Bob Barr. Watch the full interview below.

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RNC Calls NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

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Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com

January 24, 2014

On Friday the Republican National Committee passed a resolution denouncing the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance programs.

Watch the filed report on YouTube here

The resolution renounces “the secret surveillance program called PRISM targets, among other things, the surveillance of communications of U.S. citizens on a vast scale and monitors searching habits of virtually every American on the internet.”

House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner, an author of the Patriot Act and the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Section 215 of that bill was passed, said NSA surveillance is “an abuse of that law.”

He said “based on the scope of the released order, both the administration and the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court are relying on an unbounded interpretation of the act that Congress never intended.”

Instead of repealing the Patriot Act, the RNC has called for legislation to amend Section 215, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to “make it clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity, phone records and correspondence — electronic, physical, and otherwise-of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court,” as stipulated by the Fourth Amendment.

The RNC resolution is highly partisan. The NSA dragnet of communications began during the Bush administration and was supported by a majority of Republicans at that time.

In December, Obama’s Director for National Intelligence, James Clapper, declassified documents revealing “the existence of collection activities authorized by President George W. Bush” including vacuum collection of internet and phone metadata under the “Terrorist Surveillance Program” (TSP).

The Bush administration was intimately involved in the unconstitutional collection of data by the NSA. President George W. Bush personally issued authorizations for the programs every 30 and 60 days. The secret FISA court now authorizes the massive surveillance of American citizens and Obama is not required to issue authorization.

Hypocrisy by establishment politicians is nothing new. However, although the resolution is a welcome move and a small step in the right direction, it is a startling and some would say immensely hypocritical turnaround for Republicans.

In 2006, the RNC attacked Democrats for their opposition to NSA surveillance programs and characterized a judge’s ruling that the programs are unconstitutional as “a blow to America’s national security.”

The Bush administration argued, as the Obama administration now argues, that the surveillance programs are constitutional.

 

Obama ‘lying’ about overhaul of NSA spying programs: Analyst

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Press TV

January 18, 2014

A political commentator charges that President Barack Obama is “lying” about the overhaul of US surveillance practices which have “destroyed civil liberties” and turned the US into a “police state.”

“When Obama says he wants to reign in the NSA, he’s lying,” says Stephen Lendman.

During a major policy speech on Friday, Obama promised some changes to the National Security Agency’s spying programs, but the changes fall short of the drastic cutbacks demanded by privacy groups.

“When Obama says he wants to reign in the NSA, he’s lying,” Stephen Lendman, author, activist and radio show host in Chicago, told Press TV on Saturday.

“Obama has a history of lying, he’s a serial liar, he literally has broken every major pledge he made,” Lendman said. “Can anybody believe that what he said yesterday can be believed, that he’ll actually follow through?”

“Obama defends the indefensible, he addressed sweeping NSA mass surveillance, he defended the worst of police state lawlessness, he believes privacy invasion intrusiveness should comfort us, he lied claiming it makes us safer,” he added.

Privacy rights advocates and tech firms have strongly criticized Obama’s proposed reforms to Washington’s spying activities.

Critics have dismissed Obama’s proposed overhaul, saying the proposals would have little effect and would only preserve the status quo.

Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to Obama, urging him to rein in the NSA’s spying activities and respect the privacy rights of people around the world.

Earlier this month, Amnesty International also sent an open letter to Obama and urged him to “put human rights at the center of US policy” when introducing reforms to NSA programs.

 

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Greenwald: Obama’s NSA ‘reforms’ are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public

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Glenn Greenwald
London Guardian

January 18, 2013

In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in response to many of America’s most significant political scandals. Predictably, it is the same one that shaped President Obama’s much-heralded Friday speech to announce his proposals for “reforming” the National Security Agency in the wake of seven months of intense worldwide controversy.

The crux of this tactic is that US political leaders pretend to validate and even channel public anger by acknowledging that there are “serious questions that have been raised”. They vow changes to fix the system and ensure these problems never happen again. And they then set out, with their actions, to do exactly the opposite: to make the system prettier and more politically palatable with empty, cosmetic “reforms” so as to placate public anger while leaving the system fundamentally unchanged, even more immune than before to serious challenge.

This scam has been so frequently used that it is now easily recognizable. In the mid-1970s, the Senate uncovered surveillance abuses that had been ongoing for decades, generating widespread public fury. In response, the US Congress enacted a new law (Fisa) which featured two primary “safeguards”: a requirement of judicial review for any domestic surveillance, and newly created committees to ensure legal compliance by the intelligence community.

But the new court was designed to ensure that all of the government’s requests were approved: it met in secret, only the government’s lawyers could attend, it was staffed with the most pro-government judges, and it was even housed in the executive branch. As planned, the court over the next 30 years virtually never said no to the government.

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Hayden afraid NSA reforms could bring back ‘pre-9/11 mindset’

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Rebecca Shabad

The Hill

January 18, 2013

Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden says he’s afraid proposed reforms to the National Security Agency could draw the government back to a “pre-9/11 mindset.”

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“I’ve actually got some pretty strong feelings about that,” Hayden said Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“If you direct the agency that they’ve got to go to a judge to query the data that’s already there, and already lawfully collected, that really feels like Sept. 10 to me. That’s a pre-9/11 mindset. That would make me uncomfortable.”

 

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Obama Calls For ‘New Approach’ On NSA Surveillance–Not ‘New’ Enough For Critics

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Andy Greenberg
forbes.com

January 17, 2014

Six months after Edward Snowden began leaking the NSA’s secrets, President Obama has agreed that the way America spies needs to change. But when it comes to the degree of that change, the White House has a long way to go towards pleasing its critics.

In a closely watched address Friday, Obama laid out a plan for reforms to the National Security Agency following Snowden’s leaks revealing the details of NSA surveillance programs that have outraged privacy advocates and some U.S. allies. In his speech, Obama responded with a plan to put greater limits on the use of phone metadata collected from millions of Americans, to add more privacy advocacy to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court debates over the use of data collected on Americans, and to limit the duration of the secrecy around the FBI’s National Security Letter requests for private data from communications companies.<

“I believe it is important that the capability this program is designed to meet is preserved,” Obama said of the  phone metadata collection program, which has been perhaps the most controversial of Snowden’s revelations. “But having said that, I believe critics are right to point out that that without appropriate safeguards this program could be used to yield more information about our private lives and to open the door to more intrusive bulk collection programs in the future.”

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NSA Official: ‘We Are Now a Police State’

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Matt Vespa
CNS News

January 17, 2014

Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.” Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state.

Binney told Washington’s Blog on Wednesday that:

“The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].”

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“These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts – because it has been acquired without a warrant.”

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