Friday, June 07, 2013

Okay, let's just say the meta data collected is as startling as everyone wants to believe.

George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law, with James Sensenbrenner, one of its authors, at upper right. (Reuters)

Upon hearing (click here) that the FBI sought and received the phone data from millions of Verizon customers using Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner expressed dismay....

Let's just go there.

The worst has happened, we have another "W" in the White House. 

What are you going to do about China? And would it not be better to have a USA program that is doing the work that China would be doing, but, perhaps bumping up the data in reporting suspected terrorism in the USA.

What are you going to do with that? China just collected data without Verizon knowing it and has reported to the USA there are going to be terror attacks within the USA and they can prove it. Now what are you going to do?

Would it not be better to have a USA program that looks at all this meta data to KNOW what is transpiring in the country and can no immediately if another nation is trying to cause problems within the USA? Or would it better to allow China to know more than our own government does. 

Don't avoid the question. What are you going to do about it?

China has just called Rep. Sensenbrenner with information about terror attacks. What happens next? The USA doesn't have a program to know what activity China is talking about, so does Sensenbrenner issue demands for the FBI to make arrests immediately? Or does Sensenbrenner submit the information to the FBI stating, what can you tell me about this according to our information?

Answer those questions and then you'll find out what national security is all about.

At any point in time does it get to be okay to be a human being in the USA?

There are reports as many as six dead. Gee, they almost made to the end of the semester, too.

It was an assault weapon. Has the NRA started the counter campaign to make sure this can happen again?

This is not a joke. Anyone longing to understand the Republican base, this is the picture to see.

Once you've seen this movie, "Mud," it will completely understandable why they need their guns. No lie. This picture is not a fabrication. The social status is called, "Poor, White Trash." No lie. Yep.



Good luck charms.

Childhood innocence.

Growing up too fast.

Living outside reality. 

Giving life a name other than what it is.

Defining masculinity as "Life is a woman."

For those that cannot figure out what life is exactly, it is not a woman. It is being prepared to be a man for a woman. The right woman. The woman prepared for a man. That involves more than an erection and orgasm.

Just thought I'd clear that up so there was no doubt. I hate doubt. Without a doubt, I hate doubt.

It has been the practice of the Right Wing to allow experience in the USA military to an education for men that will take them through life. The military provides structure and an understanding of ones own abilities to handle life. There are still Congresspersons, mostly Congressmen, that still believe experience with the USA military is all a man needs to get his head screwed on straight. You know, those folks in poverty just are a rough bunch.

Amazingly, there are still people today that absolutely believe time in the military should be required for every American child to grow into adulthood. Isn't that strange. For a person to actually believe that picking up a military weapon and realizing life can be drained from you if you don't defend yourself. I find that very strange thinking. I would think that a civilized nation could move past the reality of the past to come to terms with how valuable a Pre-K education prepares the youngest of American minds for the future.

To actually have a child, no matter where they are in the socio-economic spectrum to think they are so valuable and delightful they can actually have a wonderful life right here in the USA where financial security is a reality and the promise of an enjoyable life belongs to every American.

See, I thought that is what being an American was all about. It meant every opportunity to have a dream of success no matter where a person came from, where they grew up, where they decided to work and move forward to a life of conscience and good works. How stupid of me to believe the aspirations of a President for his nation doesn't really matter. How completely stupid to believe that raising every person in the USA to the status of important and actually taking on the values of decency matters. How strange a person I am to believe that Earth is an important planet to live on and value. Shame on me.

"This conversation is being recorded." That expression is on every Wall Street firm India Call Center. Get for real.

A face only a mother could love. Tigers are now endangered. They aren't threatened, they are endangered. 

Where was the Press while this was occurring? At least Putin has taken this species of Big Cat under his wing and within his mantle. I am grateful to him.

The Press is pathetic. If it doesn't produce wealth for Wall Street, it doesn't matter. And they want to be taken seriously when they expose national security issues for political purposes of Wall Street? I don't think so.

The distrust of the Press is due to a decade long record now. This mistrust is earned. Well earned. What is more than surprising to me that after exposing a CIA agent for political purposes and endangered millions of people and athletes, they are still printing their garbage. That is what the First Amendment does in the USA. It allows bozos to actually print things.

But, when it comes to tigers, kindly get it right. There are dearly few of them and President Putin were not hunting them, he was tagging them.

The man never smiles.



Well, the Bradley Manning trial has begun, (click here) and for the most part, the government couldn't have scripted the headlines any better.
In the now-defunct Starz series Boss, there's a reporter character named "Sam Miller" played by actor Troy Garity who complains about lazy reporters who just blindly eat whatever storylines are fed to them by people in power. He called those sorts of stories Chumpbait. If the story is too easy, if you're doing a piece on a sensitive topic and factoids are not only reaching you freely, but publishing them is somehow not meeting much opposition from people up on high, then you're probably eating Chumpbait.
There's an obvious Chumpbait angle in the Bradley Manning story, and most of the mainstream press reports went with it. You can usually tell if you're running a Chumpbait piece if you find yourself writing the same article as 10,000 other hacks....

The thing is this about surveillance. It has to be backed up with solid evidence. In other words, when the GOVERNMENT finds something that appears to be suspicious they have to then seek solid evidence to back up an arrest or a charge in a court of law.

I don't like any of this disaster of something the Press insists is privacy rights. But, I tell you what, if Governors can sign law that demands vaginal probes for abortions, this ain't nothing.

If Greenhouse Gases are considered "just air" then ask me what I care about what the Press find important.

This mess the Press is touting as the headlines of the day has gone on for over two days now. Two days on a government program designed by Bush before Rice takes office. A program that for a decade how has not resulted in internment camps of American citizens. 

Each day the tone of the Press was tweaked up. The second day was suppose to make the public more angry, more frustrated with their own government. THAT is a plan against the American people. It is the same mess that lead the USA into war in Iraq in 2003. This sounds like FOX. It sounds like Murdoch. It sounds like the Wall Street Journal. 

Now, you all want to start over with this and actually put something out there that matters? Because this doesn't matter. It is a planned assault against 'the nerve' of the American people and the Press is continuing to dig itself in deeper and deeper.

We ain't going to war in Syria, Mr. McCain. Ain't gonna do it, honey.

The flood waters are down in Indiana. Man, oh, man I was sweating this one out, weren't you?

Updated: Monday, 03 Jun 2013, 11:06 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 01 Jun 2013, 3:06 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - UPDATE : The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (click here) reopened Sunday morning at 9 a.m. after heavy flooding forced it to close all day Saturday....

Elephants get sick, too.

By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian 
June 01, 2013 at 3:37 PM,

updated June 01, 2013 at 7:35 PM

For the first time, (click here) an elephant at the Oregon Zoo has developed tuberculosis.
Rama, a 30-year-old Asian elephant who was born at the zoo, shows no symptoms but as soon as the test result came in Friday, staff put him in quarantine.
He's posed no threat to visitors, they said, but the zoo has suspended behind-the-scene tours of the elephant area.
Zoo staff expect the middle-age pachyderm to make a full recovery.
"We're confident Rama is going to be fine," said Kim Smith, zoo director. "It's a very treatable disease. We've caught it early with Rama. We feel very good about this."...

Can you subpoena these things for a divorce proceedings?

Or is this like not admissible in court because it is against the law for recording without notification? I want to know. This mess doesn't have any clout in court, does it?

This is pure surveillance for the sake of surveillance. That is all this is. I suppose Google, Facebook, Apple and others already use this for marketing purposes. Heck, I know they do.

I suppose if the Press and their coveted intelligence leaks were going to try to scare the public into sympathy they had to break this before Ambassador Rice took the office at the NSA, otherwise they would have been diminished in their antics as "niger haters." 

Do you think I was born yesterday? If you did? You were "W"rong.

NSA taps in to systems (click here) of Google, Facebook, Apple and others, secret files reveal

• Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple

• Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007 

Larry. You've interviewed President Putin before. What are you waiting for?

Vladimir, did the Russia ballet leave you wanting for something more?

"We practically never saw each other," Putin told a reporter from the Rossiya 24 network as he and his soon-to-be-ex-wife departed a Kremlin ballet performance. "To each his own life."
Russia's first couple gave little explanation of why they chose to end the marriage now, other than the president's assertion that "it was our joint decision."
Lyudmila Putina, who met her then-KGB agent husband while working as a flight attendant for Aeroflot, said only that she didn't like the publicity or the air travel involved in her role as first lady....