Comments and links for Sat, June 22

Top Shulman aide frequent White House visitor don’t let this IRS scandal go away, it needs the light of day.

Number Seven: NBC News Again Caught Selectively Editing Video what if Breitbart had never lived, where would we be?  “The whole idea behind this edit was to make it look as though Republican congressman Pete Sessions was claiming that giving food stamps to the poor meant you were giving food stamps to rapists and child molesters. In other words, poor people are criminals.”

The Tea Party Returns

Opposition to President Obama’s healthcare law catapulted the Tea Party to national prominence three years ago, and now anger over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups may be serving as a tipping point for a Tea Party revival. I for one certainly hope so, in my little mind it never went away.

Surveillance contractors gave millions in campaign cash to congressional lawmakers there is no shame in today’s world of politics. It is bad enough to make you weep.

Six of the largest government contractors doing “Top Secret” work for the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies have given more than $16 million to lawmakers since 2007, according to Maplight, a firm that tracks political donations.    “The biggest donors were Lockheed Martin, whose employees gave over $5 million; Boeing, Inc. whose workers chipped in more than $4.5 million; and Northrop Grumman, $3.3 million.

SAIC, Inc. and consulting giant Accenture each gave more than a million, while Computer Sciences Corporation, with $600,000 and Booz Allen Hamilton with just over $81,000, bring up the rear.”

EPA fails to link fracking to water contamination for the third time We know they tried, and tried and tried.

Bush-Era NSA Whistleblower Makes Most Explosive Allegations Yet About Extent of Gov’t Surveillance — and You Won’t Believe Who He Says They Spied On

They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial,” Tice told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frog Post News.

He went on: “But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people.”

[…..][T]his was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois.

It has long been speculated that Justice Roberts changed his vote because of a blackmail threat. This sounds plausible considering the charges of Whistleblower Tice.

This entry was posted in Homeland Security, leaking, National Security, NSA, NSA data collection and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Anti SPAM - do the math *