Category: one nation under surveillance

Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

by Patrick Devlin The British telecom company Vodaphone, the world’s second largest telecommunications company, which owns and operates networks in 21 countries and partners with telecommunications companies in over 40 additional countries, has released its first and the world’s first self-described “Law Enforcement Disclosure Report” that confirms allegations that have been made by many who are concerned about the warrantless spying carried out by the US government on its own citizens and the citizens of nations around the world; that the US government has been and is currently engaging in massive worldwide surveillance and data collection of the complete content […]

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beware the potemkin democrats

beware the potemkin democrats

by Patrick Devlin As reported late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who, late last year, was rumored to be considering, or being considered as a prospective left-challenge candidate to take on the putative front runner Hillary Clinton in the up-coming race for the presidency, made an angry and impassioned demand of the National Security Agency that it reveal if or if it is not spying on elected US officials and their staffs. In a letter to NSA Director Keith Alexander that Sanders made public on January 3, the senator said he was “deeply concerned” about the recent revelations regarding […]

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Unclear on the concept cavalcade continues to corrupt citizens’ consciousness

Unclear on the concept cavalcade continues to corrupt citizens’ consciousness

by Patrick Devlin Ripped from the headlines, the news seems to suggest that rank and file democrats are following their standard bearer’s ‘style’ when it comes to solving some of the more pressing and complex problems that we face togehter as a nation. Its good to know that these followers have appreciated the efforts made by the Obama administration to “set the tone” as we sally forth together to solve these troubling and significant criminal and cultural problems. Democratic leadership acts as anti-equal justice vigilante, taking personal initiative to smash the concept of equal protection under the law with of […]

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Democratic credulity and the scientific religion of free marketism

Democratic credulity and the scientific religion of free marketism

by Patrick Devlin In case there is any lingering hope, that hasn’t yet changed to disbelief or rage, that Democrats have finally torn the gauzy film of free market scientific-theologism from their eyes, we now observe the spectacle of Mr. Obama (a real true Democrat) slathering praise on the lizard-like manipulator consigliore of profit privatization and debt socialization, Mr. Summers, asserting in broad daylight that Summers makes an “outstanding” candidate to head up the Federal Reserve. I really think that Obama believes that Mr. Summers would be a “terrific” head of the Federal Reserve. And whether he knows it or […]

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FBI use of unmanned drones constrained by unwritten rules

FBI use of unmanned drones constrained by unwritten rules

by Patrick Devlin The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI owns and operates unmanned surveillance drones that have been used by the agency for surveillance purposes. Mueller, responding to a question asked by Iowa senator Chuck Grassley, advised the committee that the FBI surveillance drones have been used in surveillance operations on American soil. Mueller, in an attempt to assuage the concerns of the congressional overseers, assured that the FBI’s use of unmanned surveillance drones to spy on Americans was “very seldom” and only in “particular instances.” Mueller further […]

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acme arts collective shutdown
protesting SOPA

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US courts rubberstamp immunity for corporate crime wave

US courts rubberstamp immunity for corporate crime wave

A panel of three federal judges unanimously ruled Thursday that citizens cannot seek damages from private telecommunications companies that assist the US government as it conducts massive warrantless surveillance of American’s telephone conversations, e-mail correspondences and text messaging. The panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other plaintiffs who had sued the nation’s largest telecommunications companies because they were revealed to be cooperating with the federal government, which has been conducting massive surveillance on Americans since shortly after the terror attacks in 2001. In 2008, Congress passed a law that granted […]

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‘US deploys military drones to monitor historic decline in illegal border crossings

‘US deploys military drones to monitor historic decline in illegal border crossings

by Patrick Devlin In the wake of government reporting that reveals that illegal cross border immigration between the US and Mexico is at its lowest level in 40 years voices from both sides of the American political spectrum have responded. The Democratic administration’s answer to the dramatic reduction in unauthorized border crossings is to implement an increase in military operations on the border, and Republican presidential contenders and state’s legislatures have responded by instituting regulations that are historically analogous to measures enacted by regimes that have been described by our own leaders as totalitarian and threatening to further garrison the […]

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