As the world,
well, as the West, well, as the Western media and their Overlords in the government continue to beat every war drum they can find; as they continue to pound the public on the noggin with their lies, their cover-ups, their misinformation and outright propaganda about nearly everything, and as a vast number of Americans continue to be put to sleep by the electronic umbilici cord attached to their retina’s, few are aware or even care that the NSA spy agency tripled the collection of U.S. phone records last year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.
The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after U.S. lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.
The spike in collection of call records coincided with an increase reported on Friday across other surveillance methods, raising questions from some privacy advocates who are concerned about potential government overreach and intrusion into the lives of U.S. citizens. Reuters.com
But those pesky Russians trolls and their $100K spent on Facebook ads that tipped the election in favor of the guy with orange hair, even though Obama spent $350K to interfere with Israeli elections, and even though $6.5 BILLION was spent on the 2016 election…BS Russian interference in an election from 2 years ago is what we need to worry about. Mercy…Democracy hangs in the balance!
Washington and the West’s Orwellian grasp slowly tightens its grip around its citizens minds with each passing day. The slow, rhythmic drumbeat toward war and more war, with a prepared dessert from the lying mainstream media that your government is the panacea toward peace on earth and goodwill toward men is nothing more than last week’s uncollected garbage rotting away.
17 years of war. Millions of lives ended. $700+ Billion allocated to the military industrial complex to continue the insanity of ending more lives of people of brown-colored skin in lands far away from America is about all that Washington represents – it’s a smorgasbord of Washington’s depraved offerings.
Washington continues to piss and moan about the Russians, the Iranians, the Syrians…they conveniently forget about the lives they’ve ended in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, along with the lives ended of our own military. It’s convenient to their end game.
And, of course, they forget to let us in on the increased surveillance of Americans:
As digital rights group EFF noted earlier this year,
“Under Section 702, the NSA collects billions of communications, including those belonging to innocent Americans who are not actually targeted. These communications are then placed in databases that other intelligence and law enforcement agencies can access—for purposes unrelated to national security—without a warrant or any judicial review.”
“Overall,” Jake Laperruque, senior counsel at the Project On Government Oversight, said to ZDNet, “the numbers show that the scale of warrantless surveillance is growing at a significant rate, but ODNI still won’t tell Americans how much it affects them.” – via antimedia.com
Yet, Washington and the West want us scared, afraid of the nefarious undertakings of the Red bogey man – the Russian spy lurking behind every corner, drooling over the prospect of taking America and the West down. Yet truth be told we see the enemy, and it is the shyster’s supreme of the West whom we should be scared of, of whom we should be screaming at the top of lungs that they are nothing more than demons unleashed from Gehenna and we will no longer stand for it.
The true deplorable’s of this government: Trump and his cast of misfits of Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Gina Haspel, haven’t a taste for any kind of peace other than that afforded to them in their gated-community, during their back-yard BBQ’s.
Always remember, it won’t be Trump or his children…it won’t be the deplorable’s he’s appointed to cabinet positions of destruction, who seem to relish the death of more innocents; the invasion and occupation of sovereign nations and the destruction of more nations – it won’t be any of them who are on the front lines of the wars they promote…it won’t be any of their offspring who will be sent to fight the demonic’s ideals of Washington’s hegemony…it will your sons and daughters and those of your loved ones, relatives and neighbors who will be relegated to the task of destroying the lives of others.
And if you don’t happen to agree with Washington’s horseshit, well, they just happen to have records…they just happen to know to whom you talked to and what your conversations are about…and even if your conversations are as pure as a dog’s love of it’s caretaker…they still know.
And they would have us believe that it’s the Russians whom we should be afraid of…sure, why not! Sadly, most Americans will believe about anything thrown against the wall by those in our government and their media stooges who tell us that they we should be scared…very scared of anything and everything they tell us to fear…except themselves.
Tonight’s musical offering:
Aaron Copland ~ 4 Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” ~ No 1, “Buckaroo Holiday”
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