When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Obama, Surveillance State, Crisis on the Left

Three articles say it all --

NSA Analysts Intentionally Abused Spying Powers Multiple Times - Bloomberg: "Some National Security Agency analysts deliberately ignored restrictions on their authority to spy on Americans multiple times in the past decade, contradicting Obama administration officials’ and lawmakers’ statements that no willful violations occurred." (read more at link above)

Lavabit founder: 'My own tax dollars are being used to spy on me' | World news | theguardian.com: "The Obama administration has created a surveillance state on a scale not seen since senator Joe McCarthy's infamous 1950s crackdown on suspected communists, according to the tech executive caught up in crossfire between the NSA and whistleblower Edward Snowden. "We are entering a time of state-sponsored intrusion into our privacy that we haven't seen since the McCarthy era. And it's on a much broader scale," Ladar Levison, founder of Lavabit, told the Guardian. The email service was used by Snowden and is now at the center of a potentially historic legal battle over privacy rights in the digital age..." (more at link above)

As a Democrat, I am disgusted with President Obama | Jeff Jarvis | theguardian.com: "What are you thinking, Mr President? Is this really the legacy you want for yourself: the chief executive who trampled rights, destroyed privacy, heightened secrecy, ruined trust, and worst of all, did not defend but instead detoured around so many of the fundamental principles on which this country is founded?" (more at link above)


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects