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Exclusive: High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance

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It is well-documented that governments use information to blackmail and control people.

The Express reported last month:

British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

 

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Whistleblower Mr X, whose identity we have agreed to protect, became a very senior figure in local government before retiring a few years ago.

 

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He has given a formal statement to that effect to detectives from Operation Fernbridge ….

 

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“And he said [the pedophile group] was being funded at the request of Special Branch which found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles….”

Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 made gross indecency a crime in the United Kingdom, which included male gay sex.  The Amendment was so frequently used to blackmail gay Brits that it was dubbed the “Blackmailer’s Charter“.

There is widespread speculation that Pope Benedict resigned because of sexual blackmail.

And the American government has a long history of blackmailing people – including high-level officials- with knowledge of their sexual peccadilloes.

Wikipedia notes:

The Lavender Scare refers to the fear and persecution of homosexuals in the 1950s in the United States, which paralleled the anti-communist campaign known as McCarthyism.

 

Because the psychiatric community regarded homosexuality as a mental illness, gay men and lesbians were considered susceptible to blackmail ….

 

Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson has written: “The so-called ‘Red Scare’ has been the main focus of most historians of that period of time. A lesser-known element . . . and one that harmed far more people was the witch-hunt McCarthy and others conducted against homosexuals.”

FBI head Hoover was famous for blackmailing everyone … including politicians.  The New York Times reports:

J. Edgar Hoover compiled secret dossiers on the sexual peccadillos and private misbehavior of those he labeled as enemies — really dangerous people like … President John F. Kennedy, for example.

Alfred McCoy – Professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – provides details:

Upon taking office on Roosevelt’s death in early 1945, Harry Truman soon learned the extraordinary extent of FBI surveillance. “We want no Gestapo or Secret Police,” Truman wrote in his diary that May. “FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail.”

 

After a quarter of a century of warrantless wiretaps, Hoover built up a veritable archive of sexual preferences among America’s powerful and used it to shape the direction of U.S. politics.  He distributed a dossier on Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson’s alleged homosexuality to assure his defeat in the 1952 presidential elections, circulated audio tapes of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philandering, and monitored President Kennedy’s affair with mafia mistress Judith Exner. And these are just a small sampling of Hoover’s uses of scandal to keep the Washington power elite under his influence.

 

“The moment [Hoover] would get something on a senator,” recalled William Sullivan, the FBI’s chief of domestic intelligence during the 1960s, “he’d send one of the errand boys up and advise the senator that ‘we’re in the course of an investigation, and we by chance happened to come up with this data on your daughter…’ From that time on, the senator’s right in his pocket.” After his death, an official tally found Hoover had 883 such files on senators and 722 more on congressmen.

 

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With a few hundred cable probes and computerized decryption, the NSA can now capture the kind of gritty details of private life that J. Edgar Hoover so treasured and provide the sort of comprehensive coverage of populations once epitomized by secret police like East Germany’s Stasi. And yet, such comparisons only go so far.

 

After all, once FBI agents had tapped thousands of phones, stenographers had typed up countless transcripts, and clerks had stored this salacious paper harvest in floor-to-ceiling filing cabinets, J. Edgar Hoover still only knew about the inner-workings of the elite in one city: Washington, D.C.  To gain the same intimate detail for an entire country, the Stasi had to employ one police informer for every six East Germans — an unsustainable allocation of human resources. By contrast, the marriage of the NSA’s technology to the Internet’s data hubs now allows the agency’s 37,000 employees a similarly close coverage of the entire globe with just one operative for every 200,000 people on the planet.

 

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In the Obama years, the first signs have appeared that NSA surveillance will use the information gathered to traffic in scandal, much as Hoover’s FBI once did. In September 2013, the New York Times reported that the NSA has, since 2010, applied sophisticated software to create “social network diagrams…, unlock as many secrets about individuals as possible…, and pick up sensitive information like regular calls to a psychiatrist’s office, late-night messages to an extramarital partner.”

 

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By collecting knowledge — routine, intimate, or scandalous — about foreign leaders, imperial proconsuls from ancient Rome to modern America have gained both the intelligence and aura of authority necessary for dominion over alien societies. The importance, and challenge, of controlling these local elites cannot be overstated. During its pacification of the Philippines after 1898, for instance, the U.S. colonial regime subdued contentious Filipino leaders via pervasive policing that swept up both political intelligence and personal scandal. And that, of course, was just what J. Edgar Hoover was doing in Washington during the 1950s and 1960s.

 

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According to James Bamford, author of two authoritative books on the agency, “The NSA’s operation is eerily similar to the FBI’s operations under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1960s where the bureau used wiretapping to discover vulnerabilities, such as sexual activity, to ‘neutralize’ their targets.

 

The ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer has warned that a president might “ask the NSA to use the fruits of surveillance to discredit a political opponent, journalist, or human rights activist. The NSA has used its power that way in the past and it would be naïve to think it couldn’t use its power that way in the future.” Even President Obama’s recently convened executive review of the NSA admitted: “[I]n light of the lessons of our own history… at some point in the future, high-level government officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily sensitive private information is there for the plucking.”

 

Indeed, whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the NSA of actually conducting such surveillance.  In a December 2013 letter to the Brazilian people, he wrote, “They even keep track of who is having an affair or looking at pornography, in case they need to damage their target’s reputation.” If Snowden is right, then one key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not U.S. national security but political blackmail — as it has been since 1898.

Today, the NSA tracks people’s porn-viewing habits in order to discredit activists.  The NSA also gathers and keeps nude and suggestive photos of people in order to blackmail them.

The Associated Press notes:

The stockpiling of sexually explicit images of ordinary people had uncomfortable echoes of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” where the authorities — operating under the aegis of “Big Brother” — fit homes with cameras to monitor the intimate details of people’s home lives.

 

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The collection of nude photographs also raise questions about potential for blackmail. America’s National Security Agency has already acknowledged that half a dozen analysts have been caught trawling databases for inappropriate material on partners or love interests. Other leaked documents have revealed how U.S. and British intelligence discussed leaking embarrassing material online to blacken the reputations of their targets.

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds alleged under oath that a recently-serving Democratic Congresswoman was secretly videotaped – for blackmail purposes  – during a lesbian affair. (Other Congress members have been blackmailed as well.)

Edmonds tells Washington's Blog that judges who are too "squeaky clean" are often not approved for nomination ... while ones with skeletons in their closets are. And she says that high-level FBI managers have publicly confirmed this blackmail process.

There have been allegations of blackmail of gay activities within the U.S. armed forces for years.

And even the raw data on American citizens collected by the NSA is shared with Israel.  This likely includes Congress members and other politicians, as well.

Bill Binney – the NSA’s senior technical director and head of the agency’s global digital information gathering program – told Washington’s Blog:

Bulk collection of everything gives law enforcement all the data they need on every citizen in the country.  And, it gives NSA all that info on everyone too.  Makes them akin to a J. Edgar Hoover on super steroids.

Binney explained to us the importance of this story:

Being able to blackmail people is one major aspect of bulk/mass collection that has not been talked about. E.g., they could use this data to blackmail members of governments around the world. But, surely just to get them to do what they wanted them to do. Just like J. Edgar Hoover did.

 

This is on top of the ability to do world-wide industrial espionage.

Indeed, Binney tells us that the NSA’s blackmail tactics are the same as those used by the KGB and Stasi:

This is just one of the ways to make controlling people possible.  Standard KGB/Stasi tactics.

(Binney told the Guardian recently: “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”)

And Binney tells Washington’s Blog that NSA surveillance allows the government to target:

  • “[CIA head] General Petraeus and General Allen and others like [New York State Attorney General] Elliot Spitzer”
  • “Supreme Court Judges, other judges, Senators, Representatives, law firms and lawyers, and just anybody you don’t like … reporters included”

NSA whistleblower Russell Tice (a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping), also says:

  • The NSA is spying on and blackmailing its overseers in Washington, as well as Supreme Court judges, generals and others
  • The agency started spying on Barack Obama when he was just a candidate for the Senate

And senior NSA executive Thomas Drake explains to Washington’s Blog that the NSA can use information gathered from mass surveillance to frame anyone it doesn’t like.

 

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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:53 | 4998947 VWAndy
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Lets hear some other ideas on how to honestly limit this despotic crap that is going to end in ruin for all of us.

Accountability is the best way.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:08 | 5008739 TheReplacement
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A global EMP would be the best way.  As long as there is the tech there will be the blackmail.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:31 | 4998830 VWAndy
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Well Ill tell ya. You find some honest folks and give them complete access to all the info. The first thing that would happen is the data would be destroyed. The collection of new data would be reduced to explainable legal within the BOR levels. Then this group could start throwing the blackmailers in a deep hole and cover them with dirt. All of them!

 These twisted pervs must be reeled in, the future of mankind depends on it. Talking and bitching about it is a sad joke. This is going to requier some well thought out action. Sniviling is not gonna get us anywhere.

 Our brand of government that we live under now is called despotism. Because its despicable in how its run. The bailouts are the results of blackmail as is this police state crap and all this other BS like O care.

 

 

 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:05 | 4998230 the grateful un...
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according to Tarpleys Unauthorized bio of GHW Bush the pedophiles are already inside the gate, )which makes finding them and blackmailing them a lot easier. there is MKUltra the CIA program to kidnap young boys and turn them into homosexual prostitutes, as part of a larger mind control experiment. (so if you think they're on the outside looking in, think again) jeff gannon is a signature case, (man with no family history and a male prostitute website, and a degree from a journalism mill) walks into a GWB press conference unvetted and starts asking softball questions. read Franklin Coverup.

recent news piece last night this president has spent more time (in a large multiple) fundraising than the previous president. one can only wonder how much that costs the taxpayers, in security and transportation? i thought it was illegal to use AFONE for fundraising, but i think they do it anyway.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:12 | 5008747 TheReplacement
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The very good news is this:  We all die.  Everyone at the NSA is going to die.  They will meet their maker and face his judgment.  We don't need dope and strange.  All we need is time.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:07 | 4997759 astoriajoe
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Thank the Lord, that J. Edgar Hoover is Dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLeG1RaaynE

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:53 | 4997397 esum
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why else would a useless retired nsa general be able to command millions on wall street..... what skills...???? zip

what info???? there you go

Snowden went the wrong route... 

Bohner and Roberts can TELL US ALL ABOUT BLACKMAILL...... please do

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:19 | 4997281 Mi Naem
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Control by blackmail and manipulation seems to be what was going on here during the elder Bush's administration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggxiBWv4xYE

Uploaded on Feb 24, 2006

Conspiracy of Silence, a documentary listed for viewing in TV Guide Magazine was to be aired on the Discovery Channel, on May 3, 1994. This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies.

 

For now, some among TPTB exploit this info for political and related personal gain.  However, soon enough, it will be a hate crime to speak or act against it, even for the protection of your own children who increasingly belong to the State rather than the mother and father.  It will happen with the same stunning rapidity and at the hands of many of the same revolutionaries as has the whole queer lib movement.  The work is already underway. 

The volume and sourcing for information by which you can verify this is enormous, but here are just a few easily obtained examples:

http://c-fam.org/en/issues/un-organizations/3845-unicef-claims-children-... UNICEF's latest annual report revealed that it interprets two UN human rights treaties--on disabilities and children's rights--to include a child's right "to confidential sexual and reproductive health information and services during adolescence and into early adulthood." UNICEF defines adolescence as 10 to 19 years of age.

http://c-fam.org/en/issues/human-rights-system/7615-european-sex-and-abo... A European committee is fast-tracking a controversial report on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” onto the European Parliament’s agenda....The report calls for unrestricted access to abortion, compulsory sex education in mixed-sex settings beginning at 0 – 4 years old, and assisted medical procreation for lesbian couples. Countries are to eliminate parental involvement laws and conscience rights for health care providers...

http://c-fam.org/en/issues/un-organizations/7693-sex-research-group-link... An academic group whose research was obtained from pedophiles and launched the sexual revolution in the U.S. has received accreditation by the United Nations....The infamous Kinsey Report....Alfred Kinsey claimed children are sexual from infancy. His primary sources were adult men who recorded details of their sexual contacts with children for his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male....One man provided Kinsey details of his abuse from 1917 to 1948, shown in Table 34 in Kinsey’s book. It records the number of “orgasms” in certain time periods by children as young as 5 months up to 14 years....Orgasm is defined as “violent convulsions,” “sobbing, or more violent cries, sometimes with an abundance of tears (especially among younger children),” “excruciating pain,” “will fight away from the partner and may make violent attempts to avoid climax although they derive definite pleasure from the situation.”

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:16 | 5008753 TheReplacement
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The night was going so well until I threw up.  Thanks you bastard.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:58 | 4997150 Magnum
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What happened to Jim McGreevy and his israeli loverboy's effort to get appointed the top security chief.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:34 | 4997976 dvfco
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Also, what the hell did Weiner do to get called out by the Mossad like that?  It's almost like he married a Muslim woman or something.

Oh, wait, sorry.

Able Danger / Carlos Danger  - coincidence, I don't think so!

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:16 | 5008755 TheReplacement
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Bravo, where is Bravo?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:42 | 4998034 icanhasbailout
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Don't forget the evil mind control rays Mossad used to make him send pictures of his dick to strangers over public networks. Now THAT is insidious!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31 | 4997954 dvfco
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Great point.  I think the NSA, Hoover's FBI & the Stasi all pale in comparison to the grip the Mossad has on America's elite.  Israel has pretty much a 100% record of success in discrediting any and all opponents.

Why has the U.S. been the only opposing vote (and a veto-level vote for that matter) in many dozens of UN attemps to censure Israel in the past 50 years.  Is every nation as a whole and member of the UN individually anti-semetic?  Or, is it possible that the Israeli's are really do shit so cruel and inhuman that the rest of the world has tried everything to stop it, only to be vetoed by the US at every turn.

The NSA will help to destroy us from within.  Our blind allegiance to Israel, brought about by their 100% infiltration into our nation's government and social affairs will bring us down from the outside.

Why are the BRICS and everyone else willing to do anything to now run from the US and the dollar?

More importantly, WHAT HAVE REP. PETER KING FROM LONG ISLAND AND SEN. MCCAIN DONE IN LIFE THAT CAUSES THEM to have a hair-trigger reaction to anything going on in the middle east that could adversely affect Israel.  We'd have been at war a dozen times already if we left it up to thos two.  I'm thinking they have photos of the two in pink panty pillow fights, or something along those lines.  It's probably much, much worse.

PS - If I don't write in the next week, please let the wife know I'm being held in exchange for Jonathan Pollard.  Also, tell her none of those pictures on my computer are mine.  And, the photos of me were from when I was young, I needed the money. Joking . . . kinda.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:20 | 5008767 TheReplacement
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Those two are not being blackmailed.  They are on the inside, they think.  I believe a Paul Ryan type is a much more likely candidate. 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:44 | 4998893 Z_End
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In the case of Peter King, I imagine somene knows just how much he supported the IRA, and his frequent trips to Belfast. He is a terrorist supporter...

As for John Mccain... well I bet they have a full file on him from his stay in Hanoi... always wondered what the Russians have on him still. But the Israelis surely have him locked up.

 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32 | 4998436 optimator
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Never Forget, if you'll excuse the exprssion, everything NSA captures, all the raw data goes to Israel, probably Mossad, who've promised not to look at any of our politicians.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:36 | 4997077 Village-idiot
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This would explain why even a jury of twelve citizens always find cops innocent of murder even when there's a video of them doing it. Only people that can be controlled will be chosen for jury duty in such cases. They just do as they are told and keep their mouths shut.

What a sad, immoral society we're living in!

 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:19 | 4997069 Magnum
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In this case they know that any attempt to blackmail me based on very personal photos will backfire because I'll get a very significant percentage of all women's vote.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:31 | 4996996 dreadnaught
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Didnt J Edgar Hoover dress as a female at private weekend parties?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:10 | 4997025 JoJoJo
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No,a gay author said he "had heard" that Hoover was a tranny. The author also claimed that Abe Lincoln was gay I believe. The MSM ran with it  of course. Hopefully the NSA will prove or disprove.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:45 | 4998060 dvfco
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I may be wrong, but I think that there are photos of Hoover dressed like a queen.  I'm not sure.

On that note, can anyone suggest a good / great book on Hoover?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:48 | 4996868 kurt
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It is immoral to leverage control over someone who you can prove is a sexual predator withholding prosecution due to their office, or position of influence. The fact that you control such a freak makes YOU a freak.

I thought the UK was a civilized country but the disclosure of generational monsters loose and active but manipulated for political or financial gain makes me question who the REAL monsters are.

Just clean them up and get them off the streets in the full light of day if you know who they are. To look at another's misdeeds as a fungible commodity is the lowest scummy activity imaginable. Enforce the law and don't be cute about it.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:02 | 4996885 VWAndy
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Yup thats what should have happened. But what did happen is a different crime. Blackmail victems may not have commited a crime to be blackmailed. They may have been forced to break a or some laws.

 The real crime is the blackmailing. Thats the important part. How does the blackmailing get resolved?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:59 | 4996878 George Washington
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Amen... And Yahoo News reported in 2010:

A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into the purchase of child pornography online turned up more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department — including some with the highest available security clearance — who  used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations. But
the Pentagon investigated only a handful of the cases, Defense
Department records show.

 

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But the DCIS opened investigations into only 20 percent of the individuals identified, and succeeded in prosecuting just a handful.

What about the other 80 percent?  Were they blackmailed?

Yahoo continues:

Without greater public disclosure of how these cases
wound down, it’s impossible to know how or whether any of the names
listed in the … papers came in for additional scrutiny.

 

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According to the records, DCIS prioritized the investigations by focusing on people who had security clearances — since those who have a taste for child pornography

can be vulnerable to blackmail and espionage.

 

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At least some of the people on the … list with security clearances were never pursued and could possibly remain on the job ….

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:33 | 4997111 Tall Tom
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It is much worse than that George Washington.

 

When the CIA Operatives encouraged the rape of children in Iraq that is much worse than Child Pornographic Images being "purchased" and traded within the NSA.

 

I gave you links.

 

The NSA is the Military Intelligence Agency.

 

Now really LISTEN to ALL of what this soldier had to say in this video. (He does not only admit to raping the 15 Year Old girl but he reports that it was encouraged by the CIA...)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKb5NXWi_B4

 

When you report that they are trading pictures in the NSA of naked Americans...

 

Where are they getting these pictures? Can they be from the cameras on Smartphones and Laptop Computers?

 

There have been reports that Schoolteachers had assigned students to take home Laptops so that they can monitor children at home inside of their bedrooms.

 

http://www.security-faqs.com/hey-teacher-leave-them-laptops-alone.html

 

From the article...

 

They have started keeping tabs on the child even when they are at home.

This is a gross violation of privacy rights and the courts must come down on this hard.

Big Brother Could Be A Pervert

This means that as long as the laptop is open at the child’s house, which it should be since the school expects them to do homework on it, they can see inside of the child’s room.

If the child is undressing and they just happen to be in front of the computer, then whoever is monitoring the software would be able to watch.

There is no way to tell that persons true intentions.

This is just a dangerous precedent all around.

If your child brings a free laptop home from school and you are worried about this same type of scenario happening, make sure that you discuss the school’s policies with them.

If you are not happy with their policies of monitoring the activity on the laptop, demand that you be able to use a laptop that you purchased yourself.

No school should be able to place what is, effectively, a spy cam in your home.

 

If the schools have this capability then you can be certain that the pedophiles at the NSA have this capability.

 

And since the Pentagon has proven itself to be a nest of Pedophiles...

 

Well you can add it up, right?

 

Where did the Pentagon employees get the Child Porn? Do not tell me that they just bought it online....

 

They also intercept it through children's new habit of "sexting".

 

Need I provide you with links that demonstrate that children do this?

 

Need I provide you with links that the NSA monitors and stores all Cell Phone records?

 

It is a lot worse than you think, George Washington. Much, much worse.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:04 | 4996697 VWAndy
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Say its true. How does something like this get solved? Certainly not by those under deress.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:09 | 4996537 worbsid
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It will be interesting to see if the SCOTUS is still compromised when they get this case of states exempted from ACA reembusement of policy costs.  To say the fine for not getting ACA is a tax was immediately picked up a blackmail; at least here on ZH.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:00 | 4996508 Psquared
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I've wondered what kind of dirt the NSA has on politicians and how they use the information.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:28 | 4996376 jacship
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I just shit my pants-Zerohead--look look a buk, abuk, their it goes across the border----  thanks for update

 

 

controlled by the best organized gangs of criminals--thanks RM

Thanks GW &  ZH

now that we have a open border--    IT WON'T TAKE LONG

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:21 | 4996109 Burticus
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Back to my "Chief Justice **cking goats" theory...

It is improbable that a supposedly strict constructionist as Chief Justice Roberts, not finding any powers over sick treatment or insurance enumerated in Article 1 Section 8, could be so ignorant of the constitution he is sworn to uphold that he would bless CONgressCare as a TAX, (1) even though such a direct federal tax on individual citizens is prohibited by Article 1 Section 9, "No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census...," and Article 1 Section 7, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives...," when the bill originated in the senate. 

Accordingly, I can only conclude that the probable explanation is the NSA spies threatened to reveal photos of him in intimate compromising positions with his pet goats if he didn't vote with the black-robed commies.

This, in turn, is what happens when the same Stupreme Court allows other blatant usurpations such as the (Orwellian-named) "Patriot" Act, National Defense Authorization Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:20 | 4997332 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It is his children not being legally adopted is what they are most likely holding over his head.

Go dig around the net, there is plenty written on it.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:07 | 4996831 Salsipuedes
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Well observed Burticus. Alas, you are surely well aware that the fix is in so deep you can no longer see the head of the plunger. Yet, hark!  the details do sing to the not yet deaf. I am confident, in this there is true value.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:09 | 4996539 sonoftx
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Plus 1000 on John Roberts. If any one of us are not willing to die, or to allow someone in our family to die for justice when the bell tolls, then our country is already gone. This is about money and things in the short run but in the end it is about life and death. Even being dead while still alive. I have met a few of those people and they always seem to think that they can take it with them or that people will remember how great they were. Never works out that way. Stay curious my friends!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:01 | 4995772 xavi1951
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ZH used to be THE place to go for financial insider info.  Now it has become a place go to re-enforce conspiracy theories and hate of the U.S.  It has become a bastion for liberals.  -100 pls

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:51 | 5008813 TheReplacement
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You must mean libertarians.  There is nothing liberal about a "liberal".  A "liberal" is to liberal as up is to down, in is out, or right is wrong.

Besides, nobody here, even Russian Boris, hates the US.  We all hate the US .gov.  That would probably include you as you seem the type to be taking a paycheck from them.

Edit:  I read down and it appears you might be a recently awakened and therefore still defensive and mistrusting.  It's a hard transition but GW is a great source of information.  I don't always agree with him.  For example an earlier post today was lean on actual evidence of his title statement.  Of course, that was not about the USA. 

I think the key for you is to understand the difference between anti-American and anti-.gov and all that entails. 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:58 | 4997412 Ides of November
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A bastion for 'liberals' - you mean the sort that love Barry O?

I must confess I don't see much love for Barry here! My impression is (and I am one of them) is that this place is full of small-government freedom loving libertarians.

Pretty much diametrically opposed to what liberals have become these days. My impression of liberals is that they used to be libertarians that lacked conviction. Now they are pretty much one and the same and identical to socialists.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:36 | 4996411 VWAndy
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I prefer the term conpiracy realist.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:49 | 5000371 Radical Marijuana
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Agenda Analysts

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:19 | 4996350 OTMPut
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You are free not to visit ZH.

ZH has remained my GoTo place for news and commentary - financial or non-financial - ever since their expose on Euro sovereign debt holdings of some investment banks.

Conspiracy labeling is the cheap and default fallback for government operatives and people devoid of basic critical thinking. In Science and Mathematics, we call them conjectures. Without conjectures we would still be in stone ages.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:01 | 4996285 Ban KKiller
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What is a liberal again? Conservative is another confusing term. Just understand that the fascist oligarchy loves division. Know the real enemy...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:23 | 4995795 George Washington
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  • I - as a patriotic American who was born here, raised here, and lived here all of my life - LOVE my country ... but NOT the anti-American usurpers who are stomping on the Constitution that our forefathers fought and died for
  • “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
    -Thomas Jefferson
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:43 | 4996644 xavi1951
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PATRIOTIC DOES NOT REEQUIRE that one be born and raised in a country.  HOWEVER, I do consider you to be patriotic because 

I beleave you are trying to keep the people informed with the truth.  On the other hand, I notice you have a slant against our country that I find devisive.(MY PERCEPTION)

I would prefer to read articles that make people think rather than lead thought.  I am sure that you enjoy the compliments from your blind followers but I will not follow blindly.

I will always question the information, from you or the media.  For that I get the minus vote, so be it.  Please do not use your BLOG as a source of fact.  A BLOG is an opinion and most

are not worth the time to read.  I am still open to your opinions, but I reserve the right to reject some of your conclusions and will not be a GW sheeple.  I am happy for you that you have

so much time available to put so mech effort into your articles (I am retired and am too busy with charities to even try).

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:26 | 4996853 George Washington
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xavi,

Thank you for your toughtful comment.

You say:

"I do consider you to be patriotic because 
I beleave you are trying to keep the people informed with the truth."

Thank you. That is my intention.

"On the other hand, I notice you have a slant against our country that I
find devisive."

Here's my honest-to-God motivation and approach.  If China, Russia, Syria, Iran etc. were the MAIN immediate threats for taking away Americans' freedom and liberty, or starting wars, or wrecking our economy, I would BLAST them with both barrels.

Sadly, I believe that self-inflicted wounds by rogue people in D.C. (and Wall Street) are currently the MAIN THREATS to our homeland.  That's why I criticize American policies so much.

I believe the Founding Fathers - despite their faults (I've read 2 biographies on George Washington, and Lord knows he wasn't perfect) - had a great vision.

"A republic, madam ... if you can keep it".

I am fighting to keep it.

And I do have respect for things you might not imagine.  As one example, I have ENORMOUS respect for Americans who have served in active duty combat. 
But I have ZERO respect for politicians who have never served a day in
their life sending our boys to war under false pretenses.  That's why veterans are often the biggest anti-war activists.

Bottom line: thank you for reaching out and giving me an honest criticism. I appreciate it.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:01 | 4998667 dvfco
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GW - I'd like to ask a serious questions about your statement:  “That's why veterans are often the biggest anti-war activists."

John McCain was a POW for many years in Vietnam.  I know someone who spent >7 years as a POW there, much of it with McCain.   He is one of the most kind, thoughtful, peaceful humans you will ever meet.  He had the chance to bite the cyanide pill once shot down, but didn't on account of his wife and kids.  He is no war advocate and he has spent his life treating PTSD and other post combat issues, since his retirement from the military.  

McCain has spent his life advocating for more war, especially in defence solely of Israel's interests.

Why?  How could he send somoene America's youth off to war after having lived through the absolute hell he endured?

Something is very, very fucked up with McCain.  He's dangerous and compromised.  I'd like to think he's mentally compromised from years of living in hell in Vietnam, but I think he's actually compromised in another way.  

He fears or owes someone in a big way and is a major threat to our national security.

What do you think of that assessment?

I feel the same way about Rep. King from Long Island, though he is no former war hero. 

I cannot help but respect McCain for his service and the fact that he could have left the POW camp early, but was the highest ranking member of the POWs and refused to leave until all those under him released from the POW camp.  That's impressive.  His life since has been sad.

 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:55 | 4997401 xavi1951
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GW, I AGREE WITH EVERTHING YOU JUST WROTE.  I try to be more understanding now that I have a better understanding of you.

Thank you for your devotion.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:59 | 4995761 logicalman
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Anyone who finds him/herself accused of just about any computer based crime can now say there's reasonable doubt that it was actually them that put those files on their phone-tablet-computer.

Unintended consequences and all that.

All cases of computer 'crime' thrown out!

Problem is, the legal system's rigged, so a fair trial is about as common as rocking horse shit.

 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:39 | 4996189 failsafe
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Everything I would have written, all depressing as hell.  THe only light is that I am  saying things are rare as rockinghorse shit  is the first time I have laughed outloud in two days.

I take what i can get.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:07 | 4998710 dvfco
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Hobo Sapien - I did enjoy.  Very funny stuff.  

I don't usually watch the videos, but I gave it a whirl and it was worth the visit.  It was hree minutes of LOL qualiy assauult on the NSA!

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