EFF Hails Court Ruling Rejecting NSA Bulk Collection of Americans’ Phone Records
Appeals Court Decision Should Push Congress to Strengthen Protections Against Mass Surveillance, EFF Says
San Francisco – A federal appeals court today ruled that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal, saying Congress didn’t authorize collection of a ”staggering” amount of information on Americans. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S.Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit overturns a judge’s ruling dismissing ACLU’s challenge to Section 215 of the Patriot Act, ACLU v. Clapper.
Crystal ball not needed to peer into the future for “we the people” of the United States of America. All we need do it look to the condition of the people of the United Kingdom of Britain.
Their healthcare the NHS being in tatters, and their pensioners being frozen out and forced out of their homes with bedroom taxes that make the escalating cost of heating fuel out of reach for them, and this next example of UK public schools and properties being given away for a pittance to private corporations and individuals who then sell them to the rich.
Gove once again distracting fromthe main point of his educatio reform – which is
In less than 18 months Michael Gove has transferred the title deeds of over 1900 English schools and the land the schools stand on to private companies
In less than 18 months OVER £1BILLION worth of title deeds now in the hands of the private sector
OVER £1BILLION state assets given away for free and accountants in the privatae sector cannot believe the government has also spent £481,750,000 in legal fees alone – nearly £HALF A BILLION in legal fees to transfer the title deeds of our schools to private companies
Now Gove has borrowed £half a billion – and we – the tax payers must pay this back – we the tax payers must pay the interest – to give away taxpayer owned assets to private companies
So when you pass the schools you paid to build, that you held the title deeds for – Michael Gove decided he wanted to give it away free
So who owns the schools now
In many cases Michael Gove has handed the title deeds to your school to Tory Party Members
Tory Party Member Mr Harris and his wife – they’ve been given the title deeds for lots of English schools and the land since Michael Gove became education secretary.
Now I wonder why Philip Harris and his good lady wife’s company has been handed the title deeds to taxpayer owned schools worth £100’s millions – Harris made donations to David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party. He is considered to be one of his personal friends
Who else in the Tory Party is on the board of companies handed the title deeds to £100’s million of taxpayers title deeds to schools and land in England
Mr Stanley Fink – former banker and “god of hedge fund industry” — in 2009 appointed cop-treasurer of the Tory Party –
Fink previously donated £2.62m to the Conservative party
What has Stanley Fink got in return for being a member of the Tory Party and what return has he been given on his investment in the Tory Party
David Cameron gave him a seat in the House Of Lords immediately he came to power
David Cameron and Michael Gove have also gave his company the title deeds for schools and land worth, again, £100’s millions – via Ark Schools
Stanley Fink’s ark schools – state in their accounts – any “underspends” from their schools – the money goes to the Cayman Islands – via Stnaley Fink’s Ark Stockbrokers
So -Mr Gove – Let’s Talk Maths
When Tory’s are in charge of education –
How much did the goverment increase the deficit by just to pay for legal fees to transfer the title deeds of schools – we the taxpayers paid to build and which we owned – nearly HALF A BILLION to day in just 18 month
How Many members of the Tory Party now have the title deeds to the schools and the land ? – I’ve named just two, you tell us the rest
What is the Value of state assets Michael Gove and David Cameron have transferred from taxpayers – how much did the private companies pay for the assets (NOTHING)
How much have members of the Tory Party made from selling school land in the past 18 month (when they got it for free
How much money, from English Education funds, meant to be spent on Education of English children has been transferred to the Cayman Islands for the schools Tory Party Member Stanley Fink’s company controls
What is the total value of the schools and land so far (conservative estimates to date over £1billion – what’s the real figure Michael)
So when Michael Gove tells us children should read in Roman Numerals – Tory Party Members shake hands and congratulate themselves in abusing power in Goverment to transferring £1billion of state assets and Land to each other – that’s the only Maths Michael Gove is talking in England and they celebrate with champagne at how easy it all is
And of course when a school becomes an academy – who handles the teacher’s pension funds – hmm… would that be the private company – instead of the goverment
And then these companies also get their hands on £57 BILLION every year of taxes under the guise of an educaiton budget
Stanley Fink – his company states any “underspends” they transfer to a Cayman Ilsand fund (the money went into the ARk in £billions in £billions )
Of course Stanley Fink the Tory party treasurer has donated over £2 million to the Tory party – and Gove has handed his private company title deeds for schools and land worth at least £1i87million so far – not a bad return on your investment Stanley
Already the US has sold many toll roads, parks, and countless public properties to the Saudis, the Chinese, and who knows else? Our politicians now must endure lectures from our creditors (China’s ridiculing warning about our defaulting on their holdings of +trillion debts).
When we give the engine to pay the note can we drive our automobile to work anymore? It looks like the elite think they have the best chance of making all of us into their serfs once again. But I hope and pray that we will refuse their yoke of slavery.
No justice nor freedom nor creation of goods to the betterment of mankind will come from this war industry owned by the central bank corporationsof the world.
Only blood, carnage, destruction, homelessness, poverty, disease, mayhem, pain, and misery will result in yet another United States of America/United Kingdom/NATO war theater being blasted open upon Syria.
The United States of American slave debt that the government office holders have agreed to with the Federal Reserve but that mankind does not owe to the Federal Reserve, $2,000,000,000,000. (two thousand billion dollars)was created out of thin air. It is bogus. It is counterfeit.
It is a debt that is unconstitutional and illegal and it therefore is an imaginary monster that cannot survive the light of day. Expose it! Fling open the closet door and look under the bed and turn on the light, for heaven sake don’t let it torment these United States of America and the rest of the world another moment!
As long as Private Central Banks are allowed to exist, inevitably as the night follows day there will be poverty, hopelessness, and millions of deaths in endless World Wars, until the Earth itself is sacrificed in flames to Mammon.
The path to true peace on Earth lies in the abolishment of all private central banking everywhere, and a return to the state-issued value-based currencies that allow nations and people to become prosperous.
Arrest the bankers, I say! Take back the stolen powers to create money back to the Congress. If the present members of Congress don’t want the responsibility, then throw them out of office and elect those who will be fiscally accountable.
To attempt to comprehend the magnitude of and how enslaving this $2,000,000,000,000. debt is look at the following explanations from
If a person’s salary is $40,000 per year it would take:
25 years to earn $1 Million 25 Thousand years to earn $1 Billion, 25 Million years to earn $1 Trillion
If you lived to be 80 years of age, to have:
$1 Million you would have to save $34 each day of your life, $1 Billion you would have to save $34,000 each day of your life, $1 Trillion you would have to save $34 Million each day of your life
If you stack a trillion-worth of $1000 bills together, then: 1 million dollars = 4 inches high 1 billion dollars = 364 feet high 1 trillion dollars = 63 miles high (give or take a foot or two) Note that this is a STACK, not laid end-to-end.
If you count backward, then: 1 million seconds = 12 days ago 1 billion seconds = 31 years ago 1 trillion seconds = 30,000 B.C. (give or take a decade or two)
Slavery is the only payment the bankers really will accept because they know we are in too much debt to them.
But we do not really owe this debt to them at all after all is said and done the bankers have reaped a century and a half of payments through the wars and deaths of millions upon millions of human beings the world over.
The End Game is here and the age of the bankers is over. There is hope! A few like Ron Paul know what we could do to regain our fiscal sanity.
USA Officialdom Responses to Edward Snowden’s flight out of Hong Kong:
Infantile Sniveling Senator Chuck Schumer complaint about friends not being treated properly,
“Putin always seems almost eager to stick a finger in the eye of the United States – whether it is Syria, Iran and now of course with Snowden,” Schumer told CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that China may have been involved as well. “Allies are suppose to treat each other in decent ways.”
Rand Paul, a true statesman patriot;
“They’re going to contrast the behavior of James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden,” said Paul. “Mr. Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy.”
Paul continued: “So I think there will be a judgment because both of them broke the law, and history will have to determine.”
Ron Paul fears NSA leaker assassination, By Lucy Madison / CBS News/ June 12, 2013, 9:25 AM
[…]”I’m worried about, somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,” said Ron Paul a former Texas congressman who twice ran for the Republican presidential nomination, in an interview Tuesday with Fox Business Network. “I mean, we live in a bad time where American citizens don’t even have rights and that they can be killed, but the gentlemen is trying to tell the truth about what’s going on.”[…]
[…]Paul, a staunch libertarian who has long fought for individual civil liberties – and who may count Snowden as a supporter – argued on Fox Business Network that Snowden’s motives appeared pure.
“It’s a shame that we are in an age where people who tell the truth about what the government is doing gets into trouble,” he said. “What about the people who destroy our Constitution?… What do we think about people who assassinate American citizens without trials and assume that that’s the law of the land? That’s where our problem is. Our problem isn’t with people who are trying to tell us the truth about what’s happening.”[…]
Biden Warns: GOP Led By Two Young Senators, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul
6:44 AM, Jun 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-warns-gop-led-two-young-senators-ted-cruz-and-rand-paul_735104.html
At a high-dollar fundraiser last night in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden warned his fellow Democrats about the Republicans.
“It’s a pretty simple proposition: The United States of America, and the state of Massachusetts, does not need another Republican in the Senate,” Biden told the assembled donors, according to the press pool report. “I’m being straight about this. This is not your father’s Republican Party. It really is a fundamentally different party. There’s never been as much distance, at least since I’ve been alive, distance between where the mainstream of the Republican congressional party is and the Democratic Party is. It’s a chasm. It’s a gigantic chasm.”In particular, Biden shared his distrust of two young Republican senators, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.“I’m not talking about the character or even the quality of the minds of the people I’m going to mention. But the last thing in the world we need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and support Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky — or the old senator from Kentucky,” said Biden.
“Think about this. … Have you ever seen a time when two freshman senators are able to cower the bulk of the Republican Party in the Senate? That is not hyperbole.”
“On the gun issue, I don’t care what your position is — I called 17 senators out, 9 of whom were Republicans. … Not one of offered an explanation on the merits of why they couldn’t vote for the background check. But almost to a person, they said, ‘I don’t want to take on Ted Cruz. I don’t want to take on Rand Paul. They’ll be in my district.’
“I actually said, ‘Are you kidding? These are two freshman,’” Biden said, according to the pool report. “This is a different, party folks. They’re not bad guys, and they’re both very bright guys. And I’m not questioning their motive.”
There is no doubt in my mind that here we have the clear demarcation line of the forces aligned in battle for our Republic, namely the present powers in Washington DC made up of self serving Constitution dishonoring jackals ravening to tear apart what is left of US individuals’ Freedom.
Biden is no fool, he has eyes and ears to see who is the enemy of this rouge government made up of both parties Democratic and Republican old hand shaking deal making insiders.
I pray those who call themselves conservatives, progressives, and liberals in the United States of America will recognize the same and demand the restoration of our Bill of Rights and our Constitution.
[…]“We are looking through so much data that I think it makes our fight against terrorism worse,” Paul said.
Want to know how and why America has so rapidly come to resemble the totalitarian society described by novelist George Orwell in “1984,” one characterized by universal surveillance? It’s all exposed in a special issue of Whistleblower magazine – titled “ONE NATION UNDER SURVEILLANCE: Big Brother is watching in ways Orwell never dreamed.”
Paul has been an outspoken critic of the NSA’s massive surveillance program, which came under fire after the Guardian reported last week on the agency’s collection of phone records from millions of Americans.[…]
Edward Snowden Guardian’s interview one more source link;
I wrote on this subject about a year ago and a fellow blogger made a comment that I agree with whole heartedly,
Susan says: May 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm (Edit)
Interesting “watchword” Muse. I wonder how their “happiness” compares with “the joy of the Lord”….? It seems their “world” is very “Orwellian”, in that whatever word they use, the opposite is the actual truth, so in this case “happiness” actually translates to be: MISERY
Happiness, it is always interesting to discover what the newest watchword is for the globalist push for all nations to join in the long term sustainable green economy global transition, there’s even a UN drafted Covenant that would supersede nations’ constitutions that includes Happiness as an avenue to convincing leaders of communities and cities regions and counties of the wisdom of their proposals.
International Covenant on
Environment and Development, Fourth Edition 2010
Marking First International Day of Happiness, United Nations Academic Impact
to Co-host Event on ‘Happiness, Well-being’ with Permanent Mission of Bhutan (a tiny, poor country with a very low GDP per capita, but ranked among the happiest nations in the world)
To mark the first International Day of Happiness, the United Nations Academic Impact of the Department of Public Information will host, on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, a conversation on “Happiness and well-being: Essential for a sustainable future.”
[…]The day had a trending hashtag on twitter — #HappyDay — and its own website. DayofHappiness.net is led by Action for Happiness, an 80,000-member movement to promote happiness, and Cheers, a positivity and happiness app founded in Los Angeles.
“The U.N. declaring this day is punctuating a movement that’s been going on for a while,” says Farhad Mohit, founder of Cheers. “People are starting to question the way of measuring progress. More income doesn’t equate to more happiness – and it’s hard to argue with happiness, that’s not a bad goal.”
There was even a Hackathon for Happiness. The H(app)athon Project had people in New York, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Bogota, Tokyo, London and Oslo using the latest marketing technology to try and shift the world’s view of value away from gross domestic product.
“We want to create a personal happiness indicator that can teach people: You are worth more than money.” says John Havens, founder of the H(app)athon Project.
The International Day of Happiness was originally suggested by Bhutan, a country that uses the Gross National Happiness Index to evaluate their progress, rather than a gross domestic product (GDP) model.[…]
Now moving close to today we read Sunday, May 12, 2013,
article from United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe
The UN and happiness
[…]Now why would the UN make a matter as private and subjective as happiness into a public and global one? And, why on 20 March? As with many a good fairy tale, the whole thing started with a king wanting the best for his country. In 1972 the king of Bhutan, a tiny and poor, yet happy Himalayan kingdom, grew tired of countries being measured by its gross domestic product solely, and coined the term Gross National Happiness (GNH).
Bhutan, a country with a very low GDP per capita, but ranked among the happiest nations in the world, then started efforts to put happiness on the global agenda. Last summer, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development”http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39084 , recognizing the pursuit of happiness as a universal aspiration embodying the spirit of the Millennium Development Goals.[…]
The UN and Happinessplan for we in the developed world is to mentally prepare us to embrace “a very low GDP per capita” such as “Bhutan, a tiny and poor, yet happy Himalayan kingdom”.
UN Agenda 21 wants an equally poor communitarian planet of nations going backward together into a “poor, yet happy” United Nations run world.
Comments from an attendee on of the April 23-25, 2012, Stockholm+40 by Alan AtKisson author of books, Believing Cassandra and The Sustainability Transformation, can be found on his blog; Alan Atkisson http://alanatkisson.wordpress.com/ .
International Day of Happiness, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Gross National Happiness
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe – UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU,
All of the above entities are being taken over from the peoples they represent by those who want UN Agenda 21 to level and standardize the all nations into an equality of poverty and dependence upon those few 0.000001% who have formulated this definition of “Happiness”.
Central banks and global corporations own the UN, they ARE the UN (just one example, remember the $10 billion dollars that Ted Turner donated to the UN?), and they are guilty of causing the lion’s share of, ” “The economic crisis, accelerating environmental degradation and growing discontent around the world” that is being blamed upon the 99.999999% of humanity who have been lead into this moment of growing global MISERY.
If the UN Agenda 21 achieves its “Happiness” goals there will be MISERY as never before experienced upon this world…..but………I cannot imagine that this insanity could ever be pulled off, yes, some of it has already been begun…….but really……….you can fool some of the people some of the time………..No, I think UN Agenda 21 will go down as another Utopian nightmare, it’s just too unnatural, never gonna stamp out life and light.
[…]The American “battlefield” doctrine and the NDAA
In defending the drone assassination powers of the President, you might hear language used that says drones will “only be used on the battlefield.” That seems to imply they will only be used in the Middle East, right?
Wrong. The USA has been legally defined as the new “battlefield” by the NDAA. That’s theNational Defense Authorization Act which also allows for the arrest and indefinite detention of American citizens without trial, without legal representation and even without them ever being charged.
The USA is the new “battlefield,” and when you combine the NDAA and the DOJ’s new drone killing justification memo, you now have the claimed legal framework for any American on U.S. soil to be arrested, detained, tortured or blown to bits without warning and without even a single shred of evidence being presented against him.
Yes, this is America today. Right now. You are living under a military dictatorship and most of you don’t even realize it yet. Even liberals and progressives are starting to wake up to Obama’s tyranny, by the way. On Democracy Now, Daniel Ellsberg recently described Obama’s actions as a “systematic assault on the Constitution.”
Who are the terrorists?
Of course, anyone who raises these points will be immediately dismissed with the claim that all this new power in the hands of the President will only be used “against terrorists.”
Okay, then who are the terrorists, exactly? It turns out they are YOU!
As Judge Napolitano recently explained:
The [Janet Napolitano DHS] memorandum said that people who are pro-life, people who believe in the right to keep and bear arms, returning veterans, people who think the government is too big and the IRS is too powerful, could be characterized as domestic terrorists. That could characterize two-thirds of the country. (Click here to see related video.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwJb5pbWhe4 […]
[…]All that is necessary to justify the murder of American citizens without trial is labeling them “terrorists” even with no evidence to support such a claim. The drone killings require no evidence. They only require the signature of one man.
Who is likely on the drone strike target list in the USA
So who is most likely to be assassinated by President Obama once drone strikes are fully unleashed in the USA?
• Political opponents.
• Anti-government protesters. (One Hellfire missile takes ‘em all out.)
• Online activists.
• Gun owners and gun shops.
• Constitutionalists and libertarians.
Drone strikes are completely silent because the Hellfire missiles arrive faster than the speed of sound. You don’t even hear the missile until after the explosion. The blast radius of a Hellfire missile is 15 – 20 meters, and everything inside that radius is completely obliterated. This is more than enough to destroy entire homes, apartments and office buildings, not to mention vehicles and even light bunkers.
World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah actually voiced his concern about Obama being reelected, saying that he believed Obama would “kill journalists” if he won a second term. Farah is not being paranoid. He’s right on the money with where this is going. Copy and paste, to read his article this link, http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obamas-2nd-term-war-on-domestic-opposition/ published right before the 2012 election.
I think Mike Adams sees this issue very clearly, will enough US citizens wake up to the warning bells ringing through his and Joseph Farah’s and many others including the Rand Paul Senate Filibuster to save what is left of the Republic? Or will the slow murder of the US Constitution continue to its last gasp with an ignominious endgame?