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Obama May Or May Not Have Tapped Angela Merkel's Cell Phone

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In a stunning claim, Germany's Der Speigel reports that the US targeted Angela Merkel's private mobile phone for years...

  • *MERKEL TOLD OBAMA TAPPING WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE, SEIBERT SAYS
  • *MERKEL COMPLAINED TO OBAMA ABOUT PHONE SURVEILLANCE: SPIEGEL
  • *MERKEL DEMANDS FULL EXPLANATION FROM OBAMA, SPIEGEL SAYS

So Obama promptly complied:

  • *OBAMA TOLD MERKEL U.S. NOT TAPPING HER PHONE, SPIEGEL SAYS

We await Snowden and Greenwald's clarification...

 

Carney is now denying it all in the WH press conference:

  • *CARNEY SAYS OBAMA, MERKEL SPOKE ABOUT NSA ALLEGATIONS TODAY
  • *CARNEY SAYS OBAMA ASSURED MERKEL HER PHONE NOT MONITORED
  • *CARNEY SAYS MERKEL, OBAMA AGREED TO INTENSIFY COOPERATION
  • *CARNEY: NOT MONITORING, WILL NOT MONITOR MERKEL COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

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Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:46 | 4083289 jubber
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Surely he has no choice but to resign if this is true, no?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:51 | 4083308 john39
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apparently banker puppets don't trust each other... or, their masters don't trust their own puppets.  such is the nature of evil.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:53 | 4083323 redpill
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Obviously just another scandal invented by the Koch Brothers

 

/obamazombies

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:58 | 4083327 hedgeless_horseman
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Stupid Angela.  Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:59 | 4083351 tsx500
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bah !     just another 'phony scandal' , right Barry ?  FORWARD !!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:07 | 4083388 hedgeless_horseman
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Look vat zee nice Amerikan gave me!

Can you hear me, now, Barry?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:07 | 4083400 tsx500
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"You didn't tap that !"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:11 | 4083420 Boris Alatovkrap
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On brighter side, Amerika little boy king is infinite source of wry humorous material.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:27 | 4083484 hedgeless_horseman
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Poor Angela forgot how zee Gestapo verks? 

Zee olden vayz are zee only gute vayz, Jah!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:28 | 4083520 SilverIsKing
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How does she not use a burner phone?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:32 | 4083541 CClarity
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Pretty funny joke making the rounds - Merkel has been "snapchatting" with the NSA.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:04 | 4083690 fockewulf190
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  When it becomes serious, you have to lie!"

Barack Obama

 

(adopted quote as his own from his buddy Jean-Claude Junker)

 


Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:28 | 4083784 DeadFred
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I wonder in what mythical universe people expected Obama to say "Sure, we tapped your phone, sorry"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:37 | 4084020 Chupacabra-322
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Like I've mentioned before. All their Criminality is out in the open for all the world to see. It's no longer "hidden in plain view." Complete Hubris, Bravado & Meglomania.

Thing is, no one is doing anything about it. Apathy, Psyche Warfare & conditioning the masses for consumption is the order of the day.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:48 | 4084076 Anusocracy
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Silly people.

The Israelis were tapping her phone.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:30 | 4084211 Greyhat
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Would be funny in that alternative Universe! :)

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:32 | 4083548 tmosley
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She does.  The problem is that ALL cellphones are tapped.

I don't think I know of any precedent in history for a nation losing allies this fast.  I think this is "it".  

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:35 | 4083567 BudFox2012
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Amazing isn't it?  Almost seems like it is planned...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:51 | 4083636 ParkAveFlasher
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The key to hyperinflating a currency is isolation.  The key to isolation is the creation of choke points in trade & finance.  The key to creating choke points in trade & finance is the herding of import/export partners and pressuring alternative trade streams until they falter.  The key to pressuring alternative trade streams is exacerbation of political relationships.  etc.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:51 | 4083881 Vagabond
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There would be far more media cover up if this was not planned.  The first question is "What are we being prepped for"?  The answer seems obvious... the end of the empire.  The follow up questions are: 1) how will this play out, 2) what's the timeline, 3) what's next?  

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:33 | 4083553 ACP
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Awww, give poor Obozo a break...they weren't listening, they were only recording...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:40 | 4083589 SDShack
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Yeah, 0zer0 uses the same word games for spying on everyone. "We weren't listening, only recording". He has taken "it depends on what your definition of 'is' is" to a whole new level. We are so fucked.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:59 | 4083666 replaceme
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That's exactly what Big Brother did in 1984 - the mirror was there, always, but big brother was not always watching.  Just the threat that he could be watching, that's the real control. 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:36 | 4083564 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Speaking of that in the you can't make it up department. I was a reading a story about everyone's favorite group around here the jooos that they use endangered species of local birds trained to carry messages and little spy cameras like pigeons to keep the Palistinians and other groups from shooting them out of the air since the environmental groups complain about the birds being killed afterwards when they do. The government then goes after them as poachers after the fact.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:27 | 4083986 max2205
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When does the summons arrive to appear in World Court Tribunals?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:49 | 4083631 eatthebanksters
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Acording to Berlusconi Merkel is unfuckable....

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:09 | 4083409 Boris Alatovkrap
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Vas ist das!?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:08 | 4083942 unrulian
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if someone tapped my ph and kept my gold....i'd be pretty pissed

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 22:51 | 4085027 stant
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obama phone indeed!!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:06 | 4083396 Pladizow
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Looks like Merkel needs to dust off her Enigma Machine!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:59 | 4083355 Pladizow
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Obummer is a cancer on America's history!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:08 | 4083941 Bastiat
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MICC is a cancer on America's citizens. (The extra "C" is for Conressional," as Eisenhower originally expressed it).

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:00 | 4083356 Boris Alatovkrap
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Chocolate ration is increase 5g per day to 20g per week.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:05 | 4083394 Ying-Yang
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Does this make Obomber a phone voyeur?

Michelle should be concerned with her hubby's heavy breathing while listening in?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:43 | 4083598 SDShack
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I first misread the headline and though it said "0zer0 Tapped Merkel"... I was expecting the article to have a retort from Reggie.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:22 | 4083756 Crime of the Century
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"Sell Irish banks..."

/retort from Reggie

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:45 | 4084566 StychoKiller
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Big Brotha, what's not to love?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:43 | 4083841 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Angela ist ein Ossie."  She knows all about Stasi methods, and how to counter them:  Private, face-to-face, or courier.

"Ein Spaziergang in den Bergen, Frau Kanzlerin?"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:06 | 4083337 Boris Alatovkrap
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Remind Boris of humorous joke...

Small child ask Obama, "Daddy is say you are snoop our private family information" and Obama is answer, "That is not you real dad."

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:22 | 4083487 bonin006
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:04 | 4084622 Boris Alatovkrap
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Wow! You are so fast to make cartoon of Boris' humorous joke!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083376 U4 eee aaa
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keeping each one doing a specific job and ignorant of what all the others do helps with plausible deniability when things break down. The puppets are on a need to know basis. They only need to know what the hand up their sock is directing them to do

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:48 | 4084571 StychoKiller
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Where's your Bro, Maadnezz?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:07 | 4083404 ziggy59
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Obama: NSA really means, "Noone's Spyin' on Anyone"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:00 | 4083354 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  resign if this is true, no?

No.  Plausible deniability.   Who said that?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083377 Boris Alatovkrap
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Outrage is muted by compliant servitude of masses.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083379 Groundhog Day
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So let's see, the NSA has the ability to spy on anyone in the world, and they are going to spy on local joe six packs or the key players of the world in politics and business?  hhmmm let me think?  yea they'll spy on joe six pack to make sure he isn't plotting anything serious on sunday during football

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:30 | 4083531 hidingfromhelis
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Semantics, semantics.  You can be sure that if Joe Six Pack ever becomes even an infinitesmal incovenience to someone connected, that the information that was gathered and stored will be available to make his life a living hell.  Prominent politicians may be targeted in surveillance, but everybody's information is being collected and archived.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:51 | 4083890 Boris Alatovkrap
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Critical component of NSA program PRISM is gather ALL intelligence from whatsoever source. This is key of subjugation of citizenry, to know everything about everyone. Are you think DDR Stasi is not collect all data? Of course, citizenry in fear is central premise of grand plan. So NSA is gather all data, both meta and primary, index it and store it. NSA director and fully pliable political puppet is claim, "if you are not guilty of crime, you are no worry"

... until you are

And then is too late, because massive regulatory apparatus is make EVERYONE guilty of crime against state, so if you are make murmur against State, you are shut up by whatever information NSA is produce... ... because is already collect, index, store, and can now to be search.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:49 | 4084575 StychoKiller
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Even if they got nothing, they could just make stuff up also!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:12 | 4083426 Cursive
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@jubber

 

Resign?  You act as though a.) he could be embarrassed or b.) there would be any external pressure on him.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:13 | 4083429 yrad
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We tapped their Enigma device and the world cheered! I am happy to keep a close eye on any country that was capable of outright genocide. Lest we forget...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:41 | 4083591 cahadjis
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We? WE?? Tell me you are British right? Dont tell me you are american and you fell for the hollywood movie version??? Please tell me you know it's the British who solved enigma??

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:24 | 4083767 Ghordius
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thanks for remembering Turing. Please don't forget his sorry end

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:10 | 4084314 ForTheWorld
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The Polish helped out with Enigma as well. America just made the movie.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:58 | 4083663 Ghordius
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agree. Let's keep "a close eye on any country that was capable of outright genocide"

ehmm. Is there *any* country, state, nation or tribe (or arguably even religion) that has been lamb-like nice to everybody? Oh, what the heck, let's keep an eye on *everybody*. You first

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:43 | 4083845 Cast Iron Skillet
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Hence, X-Keyscore

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:19 | 4083459 Nothing but the...
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Obama has denied the allegations , yet  Hollande made the same accusation two days ago. Coincidence ? -not likely. Where there is smoke . . .  Obama has a lot to answer for . This nasty NSA operation needs to be shut down immediately.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:39 | 4083581 JailBank
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Dude come on this guy is untouchable.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:16 | 4083744 JD Shots
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I'm certain TPTB will throw the abomination under a bus when they are done with him.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:46 | 4083861 Grexlag
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"The United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor." Jay Carney

Allow me to translate from Orwellian New Speak to English.

"The United States has stored, analized using algorithems and generated reports on all chancellor Merkel's communications. However, in our bizarro world, we only consider it monitoring if we pull the communications from storage and use human agents to analize the files. Therefore, using our newly minted definitions, the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor."

There's probably a word game being played on "communications" as well, but you get the idea.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:53 | 4083898 zorba THE GREEK
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When I first read the title I thought it said Obama may have tapped Angela Merkel and

I almost lost my lunch.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:50 | 4083290 Joebloinvestor
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Clapper will confirm that no surveillance occured.

 

Is everyone surprised that this FUCKFACE LIAR is still employed and making SHIT statements?

 

 

 

Sarc off

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:59 | 4083345 Boris Alatovkrap
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Expect is less untruthful statement forthcoming.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:01 | 4083368 tsx500
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only thing i'm surprised at is that he hasn't been promoted yet !

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:22 | 4083489 Emergency Ward
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CLINTON/CLAPPER 2016

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:34 | 4083557 hidingfromhelis
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He's almost certainly already had the clap.  Oh wait, you're talking about Hillary, aren't you?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:45 | 4083855 Boris Alatovkrap
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Maybe Hillary is get clap from Bill, but then, look at manly pant suit, maybe Hillary is get clap from woman...?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:47 | 4083293 quasimodo
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What else is that idiot tapping?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:52 | 4083316 Professor Fate
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He surely isn't "tapping" Michelle (Aunt Esther). 

Fate the Magnificent

"Push the Button, max"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:01 | 4083373 tsx500
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reggie

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:48 | 4083296 101 years and c...
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merkel?  rofl!!!  stupid bitch.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:50 | 4083307 Troll Magnet
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Yeah I wouldn't fuck with O if I were Merkel.  She goin' have to face O's Big Mama Michelle. 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:54 | 4083331 jay28elle
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...and O's other Big Mama Valarie J.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:58 | 4083347 NotApplicable
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My money's still on Merkel.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:00 | 4083363 redpill
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I've seen her take down a Samoan wrestler while wearing nothing but cooking oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok not really but now that image is stuck in your head, isn't it.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:25 | 4083507 SilverIsKing
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Yes it is.  No thank you.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083371 101 years and c...
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We can always send Yellen.  that fat cow can just eat all of europe.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:48 | 4083299 CvlDobd
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The revolution we await in this country shall never arrive.

Seriously, if the government can get away with the things that have happened repeatedly over the past 10 years they can get away with anything.

Fucking useless society is.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:57 | 4083343 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Fucking useless society is.

But, next election, don't forget....

Red Team Blue Team fight fight fight!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:14 | 4083439 Kaiser Sousa
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Exactly...now..."ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:49 | 4083304 KenShabby
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Of course she was "tapped." Many, many years ago by the looks of her at present.

Seriously though, why would she believe she is any different than any other world leader that the US has been "listening in on' for years - apparently?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:51 | 4083309 Eternal Complainer
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Of course it must be true.
Why tap everyone else and not her?
It's just plain logical.

It's like the thinking that, every market is rigged except for gold and silver.
As if..
Duh..

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:52 | 4083313 Yen Cross
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So Obama promptly complied:

  • *OBAMA TOLD MERKEL U.S. NOT TAPPING HER PHONE, SPIEGEL SAYS
  • I Love You...
  • I won't come in your mouth...
  • Check's in the mail...
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:54 | 4083328 Col_Sanders
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  • Just the tip...
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:56 | 4083339 Jena
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If you like your doctor or your insurance plan, you can keep them.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:46 | 4083619 SDShack
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and don't forget... 0zer0care will save the average person $2500 per year.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:56 | 4083340 Yen Cross
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  lol  There went my keyboard!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:00 | 4083361 Urban Redneck
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Your gold is safe at the FRBNY...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:03 | 4083380 redpill
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Jon Corzine acted in good faith...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:01 | 4083676 Ghordius
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your gold is just boarding it's planes...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:54 | 4083322 thismarketisrigged
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this fucker is the worst thing to happen to this country.

 

never thought id say that we had a president worse than jimmy carter, but this man has done the unthinkable, and is worse.

 

from all his fucking spying shit, to all his fucking trying to change laws based on tragedies, to his fucking obamacare shit, to his fucking constant lies, this man deserves something really bad to happen to him.

 

fuck u obama u fucking asshole, step the fuck down already u fucking piece of shit. just because you are not a real american, does not mean you should come here and fuck up our once proud country.

if you want to fuck up a country, go back home to kenya and fuck that country up you fucking asshole

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:57 | 4083341 vxpatel
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of course the alternative was McRomney....this country needs to get rid of the electoral college and revampe the primary process...we need real choices, instead of meat puppets.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:01 | 4083367 NotApplicable
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No, the worst thing to happen is all of you people who believe in puppetry.

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:05 | 4083395 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  believe

The true-believing dumbasses ruin everything.  

Good government can't exist with them, but society couldn't have been formed without them.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:35 | 4083572 vxpatel
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perhaps we don't need all encompassing societal structures...they tend to limit imagination...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:51 | 4083637 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: perhaps we don't

 

Perhaps we do or don't.  I don't think it matters was “we” think because "We" don't decide (think) how anything happens.   Cat organize how cats organize.  Dog organize how dog organize.  Humans organize how humans organize.  

What matters is the percentages of authority-worshipping bullshit-believing semi-psychotic dumbasses there are.  That determines how society is organized.  Which is where we are now.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:57 | 4083662 vxpatel
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I think it's a process of disengaging people from the mainstream...food/finance/political & religious affiliations, etc. once people are beyond the shiny packaging realizations can and do happen...it's up to artists to lead the way, as it has always been. 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:06 | 4083697 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  once people are beyond the shiny packaging realizations can and do happen

You are much more optimistic about humanity than me.   I think we've arrived at this situation as this is the natural organization of humans.   The smart-n-savvy eating the dumbasses alive and manipulating them with bullshit.  Bullshit being the weapon of the smart-n-savvy people.

But, maybe you are right, who knows.   I've only got about another 30 years to live, so I'll never know which of us will be correct.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:21 | 4083754 vxpatel
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shifts in concsiouness can and do happen, and when they do, it's exactly like a big bang, but of thought, not matter...

 

the smart -n-savvy have already eaten their young, there is simply no more for them to consume...change is the only next logical reaction...

 

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:54 | 4084594 StychoKiller
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"These are the times which try men's souls!" (and patience!)

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:54 | 4083329 FuzzyDunlop21
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I bet he taps his own phone. He loves hearing himself talk.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:54 | 4083332 Hedgetard55
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Pakalolo was too busy tapping Reggie to tap Angela. Kid!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:55 | 4083334 NOTaREALmerican
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  • *OBAMA TOLD MERKEL U.S. NOT TAPPING HER PHONE BUT IS TAPPING HOLLAND AND HE SAID MERKEL IS UGLY, SPIEGEL SAYS
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:56 | 4083335 SpykerSpeed
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He was just checking to make sure Angela was getting the best deal possible on her health insurance.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:57 | 4083342 Oldwood
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We have ALWAYS trusted the Germans and they have always trusted us, right? Obama doesn't trust anyone and would love a "Stasi" state. Trust is a reciprocal arrangement to which Obama does not relate.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:57 | 4083344 vegas
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Why isn't President Goebbels in jail? Oh wait ... he's black and a democrat, so that means he gets a free pass on everything and is responsible for nothing; otherwise you obciously are a racist. I thought the world was going to love the US because of its love affair with "Hope & Change"?

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:48 | 4083630 SDShack
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"Hope & Change" was always nothing but "Hoax & Chains"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:59 | 4083350 Jason T
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we're not tapping it.. we're pounding it.  : )

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:01 | 4083365 6th of May
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Germany...I'm ashamed!

 

Just invent another Enigma and you ain't got any problems for a few years.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083370 Defenestratus
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I'm sorry Ms. Merkel but foreign nations have been spying on one another (even allies) since the beginning of civilization.  You are no different.

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:02 | 4083372 Joebloinvestor
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Wait for Merkel to admit that all the southern EU members are under German surveillance.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:04 | 4083382 jubber
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Guess the Saudi's for one will be pissed when they find out they have as well, as will the Japanese and Chinese....any treasuries to sell anyone?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:07 | 4083405 NOTaREALmerican
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I'm guessing we're going to be seeing a big increase in national hardware and software companies again.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:07 | 4083392 JustObserving
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And then Merkel's phone conversation was handed over to Netanyahu along with all the data collected from every American.  Does Icahn buy his inside information from Israeli intelligence?

Thank God for patriots like Obama.

A secret memo provided by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden to the British Guardian newspaper reveals that the US spy agency is funneling raw intelligence data, including information from intercepted communications of US citizens, to Israeli intelligence.

“The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens,” theGuardian article by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill reports.

The undated five-page memo records an agreement reached between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart, the ISNU (Israeli Sigint National Unit), in March 2009, during the first months of the Obama administration.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/13/surv-s13.html

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:41 | 4084044 lakecity55
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As I suspected, the Red Shield outsources all its dirty work to US.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:05 | 4083397 U4 eee aaa
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You're telling me the German government can't keep other governments from spying on the conversations of their top officials? What a bunch of morons!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:09 | 4083407 Cacete de Ouro
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Well at least there weren't any booty calls from Berlusconi...

Hint: unfuckable lardass

Maybe some booty calls from michelleee

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:10 | 4083416 Aaronson.Jones....
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I bet Merkel's been making shit up for years & feeding it to the US via her mobile phone. They're always one step ahead are the Germans.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:14 | 4083422 Jack Burton
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America's allies in the New World Order have been staunch in their support for nearly every action taken by the USA since 9/11. On that day, America chose a path of fascism at home and a broad agressive empire abroad. I believe the facts of the last decade prove this beyond debate.

The NATO gang has been quick to tag along on the imperial wars. They have been up front in supporting the US intelligence assets at home and abroad. The Neocon movement has really become EU and NATO operating instructions. This is proven by the last decades actions by Europe.

But I sense a change. It started after the 2008 melt down and the NATO allies suffered badly from the financial crisis, fingers began to point at Washington and Wall-Street. But it was still not opposition to Washington, just a little anger at what the US finincial services industry had pulled off on the world. Selling all that shit abroad, the bad paper and investment vehicles.

The anger over the US use of the dollar to ship it's economic problem abroad has been simmering for some years now. The attempts to spread war and terror across the Middle East has woken up some people. Syria especially, where the USA openly funds and arms Al-Qaeda has exposed the lie of the war on terror.

Now these NSA releases that prove beyond doubt that the USA has played NATO for suckers. The spying on all European financial and business operations with the information going to the US corporate world to trade and compete with. The spying on allies diplomatic operations. The spying on all their citizens, including the very elites that support the USA the most. This has finally pushed our allies to the edge of realizing that they are suckers. The US Dollar, the US military it funds and the Wall-Street/NSA complex used to operate on insider information. This game of printing dollars and sucking up the good and resources of the world in exchange for green paper, and the endless global spy state. The world is waking up to how the USA stays on top.

Europe is starting to catch on. China, if you read some of their recent major policy statements via their newspapers, is realling getting  ready to end the "US Dollar" Power Structure. The US openly is moving most of it's major military assets to the West Pacific, right to China's door step, at the same time we call them partners. Nope, the world is waking up. This spells desperation in Washington. They must sense the Dollar is going to be under attack. And printing dollars is all the USA has for now. Marc Faber calls War as the result. I agree with him.

If you look at the USA's economy. Imagine for a minute that the US lost it's ability to print trillions and spend it on goods, services and it's military. We would have no choice but to unleash World War three and hope to win and reestablish the dollar as world resrve currency and our right to print to infinity and have other nations except it as a store of value.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:33 | 4083554 Winston Churchill
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There is no monopoly on nukes.

Even the ones the US thinks it has under control are not.

Even Trident missiles can be retargeted.

The Chinese have been very clever weaning nations from the dollar teat.

Et tu Brutus.

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:40 | 4084036 lakecity55
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What do you mean "we?"

Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

Just joking. Great Points, as usual.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:16 | 4084177 Jugdish787
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+1 Great Comment!  

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:11 | 4083423 B.J. Worthy
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Obama: I would NEVER tap that (sober).

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:34 | 4084011 lakecity55
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Uh, he plays for the "other team," there, slick.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:12 | 4083424 stant
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she better be looking at classic mercedes to drive if they keep asking for thier gold back, the new ones catch fire

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:12 | 4083427 marcusfenix
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I just can't wait for it to come out that Obama was tapping Putin's phone.

at which point Putin will fly himself over in a SU-35, land on the white house lawn and demand Obama come out for an old school KGB judo master ass kicking.

point is somebody needs to get in this guys face over this shit, it's gotten way out of control, he needs to be put in his place before he really does start WW3.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:23 | 4083491 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: get in this guys face

"This guy".    Merican's are obsessed with "dis guy".  It's Obama's fault.   It's Bush's fault.

What year did the NSA get started?   How many decades has the debt been growing?   When did the Fed get organized?

"DIS GUY did it".    Just a bunch of children.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:04 | 4084139 marcusfenix
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well, first off my comment was not in any way a serious attempt at analyzing the situation at hand, just a bit of sarcastic humor, but I thought that would have been apparent given the lack of substance therein.

it goes without saying any serious take on the NSA and spying programs would require more than singling  out "this guy" regardless of which side of the political paradigm said TOTUS may belong to.

so as to avoid any perception of political alignment, (team red vs. blue) of which I carry no delusions in regards to, in the future I will be sure to add a "for entertainment purposes only" disclaimer to those comments which are meant only to crack on the absurd, three ring circus, freak show that now inhabits our nations capitol.  

but thanks for playing the heavy notarealmerican, and I completely agree with you.

 

 

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:59 | 4083669 Winston Churchill
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Not really. All nations do this to each other all the time.

The tech may be different is all.Its the loss of face causing the problem.

The heyday of spying was Elizabethan England.Even Shakespear wrote about it

in "Much Ado about Nothing".

The most important lesson from history is nothing is learned from it.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:12 | 4083727 U4 eee aaa
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I'm thinking Putin is the new Chuck Norris

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:34 | 4084008 lakecity55
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haha, putin needs to send computer virus to nsa secret utah mountain!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:15 | 4083447 0b1knob
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Merkel nude at 18:

http://www.chrisspivey.co.uk/angela-merkel-naked/

She's on the left (where else?)   The one in the center looks a lot like Charlize Theron and the one on the right looks like Marisa Tomei's little sister.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:32 | 4083549 TPTB_r_TBTF
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noooo, nooo, no!

 

I ainT clicking on any link that says "merkel-naked",

even if you do promise me a glimpse of a Charlize clone.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:41 | 4083594 trader1
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FKK

 

Freikörperkultur (FKK) is a German movement whose name translates to Free Body Culture. It endorses a naturistic approach to sports and community living. Behind that is the joy of the experience of nature or also of being nude itself, without direct relationship to sexuality. The followers of this culture are called traditional naturists, FKK'ler, or nudists. The German nudist movement was the first worldwide and marked the start of an increased acceptance of public nudity in Germany.[1] Today, there are only few legal restrictions on public nudity in Germany.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:32 | 4084003 lakecity55
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Ja, I would hit that.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:04 | 4084292 Overfed
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Sure didn't age well.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:16 | 4083449 Flammonde
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Guess what, no one speaks German in the NSA.  No harm, no foul.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:21 | 4083752 Alea Iactaest
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Why do you think Google Translate exists?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:28 | 4083782 Urban Redneck
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That would certainly explain why US foreign policy is such a joke-

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:20 | 4083476 Jack Burton
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Obama is, for all intents and purposes, the captain of the Titanic. While all seems safe on this big ship of state, under the water line we are leaking in the waters that will sink us.

Russia, China, Brazil, Iran and a variety of other smaller nations are all looking for ways to escape the strangle hold of the US dollar. The Russian - Chinese deal for Russia to provide around 3/4 of a trillion dollars worth of oil and gas to China, and to avoid the transfer of dollars as the bases of the trade, shows that the first steps are being taken to kick King Dollar off of it's perch!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:06 | 4083701 Winston Churchill
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That and 24 Yuan swap deals in place.Icluding the EU,Canada ,and the UK.

The jig is up.Saudi and GCC seem to be following suit.

Is the USA going to try to take on the whole world.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:23 | 4083497 _SILENCER
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"Angela. Baby. Would I lie to you?"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:03 | 4084618 StychoKiller
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"They only get restraining orders to prove how much they luv you!"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:24 | 4083505 robertocarlos
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Logically, they did tap her phone.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:29 | 4083530 troubledasset
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If you are a human (anywhere in the world) and you communicate with other humans (anywhere in the world). You should assume you're being spied on by the federal government of the United States.

http://goodnightdrone.com

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:30 | 4083534 0b1knob
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Meanwhile back in the USSA, the staged-fainting-pregnant-woman meme goes mainstream:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/conspiracy-theorist-contends-obama-s-fainting-lady-was-faked_764596.html

 

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:33 | 4083547 Joebloinvestor
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WH shit talk.

"We are not monitoring" is the same SHIT they tried to imply about someone sitting there with a pair of headphones in realtime.

They COLLECT all the "data" and then review it at their leisure.

C'mon Angela, you are from East Germany (when it existed). You know when you are being LIED to.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:33 | 4083550 fooshorter
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Nien!!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:36 | 4083569 Bunga Bunga
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CARNEY: NOT MONITORING, WILL NOT MONITOR MERKEL COMMUNICATIONS

But what about the past?

Spiegel: requested clarification. White House: "no comment"

 

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