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Background is in Media with a little History Major thrown in just to be annoying.

There’s Nothing Good About the NSA’s Pajama Boy

Emergency Notification From BOB and the Duffle Blog….  Apparently this Little Deep State A-Hole knows when you’ve been sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, then decides when you’ve been bad or good.

Thanks to the always-reliable news site The Duffel Blog, we now know that the “Elf on a Shelf” is actually an intelligence gathering operation run by the NSA. Not everyone is taking this outrage lying down, however; some people have decided that it’s time to fight back:

via Resisting the surveillance state — bluebird of bitterness

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What Spies Do…

(She got away with it.  She is above the law.  She… was… expected to run the country.)

(Update: The Question is finally being asked…)

(Update 082015:  This post was from March…  Why does it take six months (Now 20 months) to address the Large Points?)

There is a large point being missed with regard to the latest revelation of a U.S. Secretary of State creating, and using exclusively, an outside conduit of communication to their reports, and associates, within the Department of State.

Transparency.

When committing Espionage a Spy must find a way to communicate information without appearing to do so. This is not difficult to understand.

Hollywood might have you believe Spies find interesting little pieces of information and covertly send that information to the interested party of choice. But that’s the movies.  And, small amounts of information have lesser value than Huge Amounts of Information.  Seems self-evident.

If you want to be “The Most Transparent Administration, and State Department, in History!”, one way to achieve that is to give full access to…

(Well, when We The People hear that phrase repeated ad nauseam, we think the Administration is speaking to Us. It’s entirely possible the Administration was speaking to someone completely different. If that is the case, it would clear up the confusion We The People have when it comes to the supposed ‘Transparency’ of this current Administration.  It also begs the question ‘Who Else may have created their own “home-made” ISP upon which to communicate?’)

… other countries.

What better way to do the above than to create an entirely separate network that can easily be tapped into?

In other words, Creating a Method of Communication outside of Federally Protected Channels may extend well beyond the desire to avoid the Damned Prying Eyes of the ‘Stupid’ American Public’s FIOA requests.

It would certainly make it convenient for a Foreign Power to access and monitor all communications within that channel… without the Damned Prying Eyes of those tasked with protecting the Secrets and Security of the United States.

While those who created such a network would obviously deny such intent…

That question must be explored.

When it Looks like Espionage, Walks like Espionage and Talks like Espionage… it might just be Espionage.

Maybe the NSA can take a break from Spying on Us and re-task some folks to find out Who else was attached to Eric Hoteham’s ISP.   Any thoughts Mr. Pagliano or are you sticking with taking the fifth?

(Originally Posted 030415)


The Washington Post Does its Job!

In a world where outrage as power, The Washington Post is puffing up and screaming Foul as loudly as possible.
It seems Project Veritas sent in an imposter to profess they had information damaging to Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore… a Republican.
What is clear is that Project Veritas was attempting to solicit a reaction it has received in numerous other circumstances where bogus information offered up to Leftists at News Organizations forgo what most of us would believe should be basic journalistic standards like verifying sources due to their excitement over inflicting damage upon those they disagree with.
Well…
The Washington Post appears to have done their job, in this specific case.
And they’re mad.  Very mad.
Wait…
What?

Yep, The Washington Post is Mad, Mad, Mad.

First, their feigned outrage seems to stem from the obvious implication that they do not typically do their job.

Okay…

Second, they seem to take offense at the subterfuge of a party, well not just any party but rather a ‘conservative’ party, used to test their journalistic vigilance.  Who’s to say what the reaction, or lack there of, should they verified that this person was sent to them by a Democrat Lobbying Firm… but in this case…

‘Someone needs to go to jail!’

Not quite.
Kudos to the Post for doing their job… on this one… even if they’re angry they had to do it.

However, testing a media outlet’s honesty is not a crime, yet.

What this is really about is the fear the media has because it knows, knows, that a great many of its Leftists are willing to run with whatever they think will hurt the Constitutionally Limited Government of the United States and any of those who support it. The Media has used this tactic for decades if not longer.

They know that Project Veritas will continue to be successful if it’s not destroyed, and they are screaming for its destruction. Their outrage is a loud warning to other outlets, their reporters and their useful idiots that Project Veritas is out there… so BE CAREFUL!

Their outrage is also a plea for help from their fellow travelers with the effort to destroy Project Veritas and make them an example for any other citizen watchdog groups brave enough to challenge the ‘integrity’, read leftist ideology, of the National Media.

Well…

Kudos to Project Veritas too.

If there has ever been a lesson learned over the last decade, Project Veritas can always take a page from their very first victim. Just like ACORN, if the heat gets to be too much… just split up your efforts and give them a bunch of different names, then keep going.

No Problem.


You can’t get Here from There.

Here’s a riddle.

Where does the sun go down while the sun comes up and has 25% of all the stuff we need?  (Like Moskovskaya wrapped in a sleeve of ice.)

At the peak of Soviet supremacy there were over 126 different languages spoken within its borders in addition to over 30 dialects of Russian.  The country existed within 12 time zones.  The sun really did come up as it is going down.  The Soviets also possessed an estimated 25% of all the worlds obtainable resources.  This was the tapestry on which a revolution was painted and the ultimate failure of Socialism illustrated.

The Socialists/Communists took control of this potentially unstoppable world power and in 72 years ran it into the ground.  They couldn’t help it.  Socialism required a top-down, command and control, economy… which always leads to failure in the end.

Fast forward to the early 2000’s…

The Soviet Union/Russia is still built on a “top down” model of government.  What I mean is that edicts are pushed down upon the citizens from above rather than what we (supposedly) have here in the U.S. where edicts are pushed up to the government from below.  This is an enormous and fundamental difference which explains what is going on over there as of this typing.

Russia (and soon China) are perfect examples of the “if we just tweak the system we can retain our control” mentality.  It will not end well, because it never ends well.

You must remember that those in power are always loathe to give it up.  The leaders in those countries recognize the benefits that free-markets provide but refuse to embrace the required transitional government, individual liberty and property rights which enable free-market capitalism to work.

They are not stupid.  They are certainly misguided… absolutely elitist… but not stupid.  So, to keep the peasants quiet they keep “tweaking the system” hoping that will enable them to stay in power.  But history has provided us with myriad examples to the contrary.  Not to mention the oppression, death and destruction resulting from such an approach leading up to the end.

Without question, Socialism is corrosive.  It destroys everything it touches.  (Look at the U.S. and see what Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare have done to this country.  The evidence is there for all to see… we may not want to talk about it, but it’s right there in front of us.)

Putin understands that short of completely changing the government structure in Russia they will return to totalitarianism.  But that’s not what he wants.  (Stalin taught us that you can even get the public to cry out for it if their lives are bad enough and they are kept in the dark as to why.  To this day there are fresh flowers placed by common Russians on his grave.  I’ve seen it first hand.)  Putin just wants to be in charge when it happens.  He’s doing a good job.

This is always the problem with “adjusting” a top down model of government.  A little less poison is still poison.  Socialism will never be conducive to freedom and the productivity that our system promulgates.  This is what makes the United States special, and unique, in the world.  The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights were crafted to protect those individual liberties from an all-powerful state with the ability to force edicts upon the population. (Like Obama Care)  Because of this, the U.S. catapulted from a commonwealth to a hyper-power in a short 250 years.  It is why the rest of the world, from the pacific rim to Western Europe, is having to “tweak” their systems in the hope of staying relevant by comparison.  It’s also why they don’t like us for the most part.  (The only hope they have is having our system fail…  they should find comfort that our home-grown Socialists are working on it right now.)

The writing on the wall Russia and China are refusing to read is “You can’t get here from there”.

Let me leave you with a question;

Why are we chasing the bankruptcy which Socialism always delivers in the form of socialized medicine and the perpetuation of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid in their present forms when there are free-market alternatives?

Pour yourself some of that cold vodka and ponder this…

(Originally posted 022312)


When Aurora Fired the First Shot…

NEO posted this morning on an event I know a bit about but don’t bring to the table very often.  His is well done and I would suggest reading some of the insightful comments his readers have left as well.

Nostrovya, NEO.  –  Mike

So a hundred years ago, today, the Bolsheviks occupied the government buildings in Petrograd. It was the highlight and climax of the October Revolution, which toppled Kerensky’s government and set the regime of V.I. Lenin on its horrifically bloody course. According to calculations by Professor R.J. Rummel, in the last 100 years totalitarian regimes, pretty much […]

via Red October — nebraskaenergyobserver


Suddenly I Understand

We’ve all been watching the ever-expanding revelations emanating from Hollywood with interest.
I have watched with a tinge of sad amusement. Simultaneously enjoying the hypocrisy on display while feeling genuinely disturbed and dismayed at the pain the victims of all of this endure.
But I have changed my mind regarding the Schadenfreude.
While the last few weeks I have been appalled at the level of smug, arrogant, elitist and basically criminal behavior of the Hollywood Socialists…

I suddenly realized why they have lectured the rest of us about how to behave.

I have a rule that I learned very young, “When in doubt, go to someone who knows.”

It dawned on me as I continued to read story, after story, after story, of those who committed these acts and those who knew of such acts committed which directly infringed on the Liberty of others and did nothing… No apologies, no intercessions. Worse yet, many of these instances appear criminal ranging from a mixture Assault, Rape, Molestation and Pedophilia.

Like a bolt of lightening… it struck me.

All these years, The Hollywood Left was just trying to help.

In other words…

Do you want to learn to commit crimes? Who better than the criminals to teach you? Who would know more about such behavior than those who behave that way?

Well, these are the people ‘that know’. This is Hollywood. This is what happens when humans embrace the Elitist mentality of Socialism and all of its variants. Their smart and you’re not… no, you’re something far, far, worse.  You’re Evil… or at least that’s what they project upon you.

So how can you blame them if they think the world outside their sheltered existence is a cesspool worse than their own which all of these Actors/Professional Liars work so hard to accommodate?

I’m often wrong, and when I am I stand up and own it.

I’m wrong.

These lecturers of virtue are not hypocrites, on the contrary they are practiced, honed and accomplished, purveyors of vice.  They know of which they speak.

I think it’s time for another awards show dedicated to them and their art.


Week in Pictures: Honoring Warriors — nebraskaenergyobserver

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 US Army Sgt La David Johnson met his wife when they were 6 y/o. She greeted his casket today. They have 2 young children and one on the way. pic.twitter.com/QbiUzkTdlo — Ellison Barber (@ellisonbarber) October 18, […]

via Week in Pictures: Honoring Warriors — nebraskaenergyobserver