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The Man Who Exposed The NSA

Listen Up People!

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Daniel Ellsberg “I Think They Have Everything And That Is The Recipe For A TYRANNY In This Country!”

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Why Hong Kong?
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ATD perspective
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Hong Kong Seen as Likely to Extradite Leaker if U.S. Asks
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MSM spinspinspins
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Edward Snowden’s Motivation: Internet Freedom
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Neocon nutjob
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The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping
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Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America
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The TRUTH About Whistleblowers Edward Snowden And Bradley Manning – MOC #241
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Glenn Greenwald on How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a “Massive Surveillance Apparatus”
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Former CIA Analyst: Snowden Did The Right Thing
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I Am Worried. You Should Be Too.
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Proof That American Voters Are Hypocrites Whose Views Flip-Flop When Their Party Is In The White House

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Glenn Greenwald drives over brainwashed Stockholm Syndrome drugged induced Mika Brzezinski then backs the car up and gets the job done – TRUTH WINS!

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Is Edward Snowden a Hero?

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He told you so: Bill Binney talks NSA leaks
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NSA revelations only ‘the tip of the iceberg,’ says Dem lawmaker
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AWESOME!
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On Freedom

Leaks Are Vital For Democracy and the NSA Revelations Are the Quintessential Example Why
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The Snowden Principle

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Obama at dinner with his CEO friends
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“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” – Adam Smith, Father of Modern Economics

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Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes “False” Spy Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate
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“The moral order is inverted. The criminal class is in power. We are the prey.”  -Christopher Hedges
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“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”  -Edward Snowden
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Snowden Timeline
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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R Buckminster Fuller

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Naked Citizens

Kafka, meet Orwell: peek behind the scenes of the modern surveillance state

“I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a scene from a movie, he was taken from his Berlin home by armed men after a systematic monitoring of his academic research deemed him the probable leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement, he was released without charges. Across Western Europe and the USA, surveillance of civilians has become a major business. With one camera for every 14 people in London and drones being used by police to track individuals, the threat of living in a Big Brother state is becoming a reality. At an annual conference of hackers, keynote speaker Jacob Appelbaum asserts, “to be free of suspicion is the most important right to be truly free”. But with most people having a limited understanding of this world of cyber surveillance and how to protect ourselves, are our basic freedoms already being lost?
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Read Pvt. Bradley Manning
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Jeremy Hammond – Freedom
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#occupywallstreet – what’s next?

Empowerment is right around the corner – all you got to do is want it.

“The American People can have anything they want, trouble is, they don’t want much of anything” -Eugene Debs

One Option – take a good chunk of the protesters around the country and walk into a state – filibusterer!

Change its government, enact the rule of law, fund small business, create affordable housing, universal health care, barter, fund education and good citizenship, finally stop the banking theft – close the banks, develop a stable currency, create an open source government; transparent.

Become the role model for the nation – you have to build it, and if you build it they will come.

Note: The revolution does not come to you, you must go to the revolution.
“The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.”

Suggestions: Liberals should head to Vermont – Libertarians to New Hampshire

simplicity, simplicity, simplicity
free state project

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Direct Democracy – Sen. Michael Graval about 13:00 in

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become settlers – how do you think the US won the west?
people showed up – become a settler
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“Freedom is participation in power.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero.
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what we have now is dangerous

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who controls your life?

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be an unreasonable person
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austerity

awake

Fed’s Dudley Got Waiver to Keep AIG Holdings

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fraud larceny theft
the potters picking up some bargains
don’t panic – stick together – SAY NO! To Austerity

Picture #1 – Under Bush
US Treasury Secretary Paulson (Goldman Sachs)
NY Federal Reserve President Geithner (IMF)
Federal Chairmen Bernanke

Picture #2 – Under Obama
US Treasury Secretary Geithner (NYFR & IMF)
NY Federal Reserve President Dudley (Goldman Sachs)
Federal Chairmen Bernanke

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Ideas for Revolution
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Hitmen Come home

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EGYPT


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Nationaliz­e your banks and oil.

Release all the secret CIA and Israeli files.

Make the Internet available and free.

Provide clean housing, food, water and health care to ALL your citizens.

Do it now.
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Only the American People Can Save the Egyptian People
The Egyptian Tinderbox: How Banks and Investors Are Starving the Third World
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zeitgeist
the spirit of the time
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The Six Mistakes

Six Mistakes Mankind Keeps Making Century After Century:
1. Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others.
2. Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind.
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43BC)

freedom is participation in power
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Iceland

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each segment is roughly 11 min.
fortunately, Mr. Jones allows her to do most of the talking

Save Iceland Save the World

Wiki Icesave

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there are 14 segment, each is only few minutes, the link is to the You Tube complete playlist

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Say No To The Banks

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Slave or Master

MAJOR SUPREME COURT CASE DECISION TODAY?
Rumors abound here in Washington that today’s the day the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission — a case that has the potential to notably change campaign finance laws at the federal level. (Most notably, the decision could allow unlimited corporate funds to be used for political expenditures.) Now, we had a few false alarms last month. Court decisions that were supposed to come down didn’t. But since it’s been nearly three months since the case’s oral arguments, brush up on the battle here, here and here. And check back here later today for coverage and analysis of the decision — if there’s anything to cover.

Will a corporation continue to be regarded he same rights as a living breathing human being or will it finally come to an end?

these nine people will decide if you are a slave to the system or the master of your life

Reclaiming Democracy

Wiki – Corporate Personhood Debate

Corporate Personhood

The word “corporation” or “company,” or the words “political party,” do not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. How then can these two excluded corporate institutions have such power over Americans who, as “real people,” are the only “persons” protected and given rights under our Constitution?

Corporations are artificial legal entities. They are not human beings. They do not vote. They do not breathe. They do not have children. They do not die in Iraq. Why have they been given all the rights under our Constitution, except for the right against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment, and why did they obtain these rights from judges, not from the legislature?

I put these and other questions in writing to Justice Antonin Scalia — deemed an extremely conservative judge who believes in “originalism,” or strict interpretation of the Constitution.

Recently, Justice Scalia and I caught up together on the phone: I asked him how the application of the Bill of Rights and related constitutional protections to the artificial creations known as corporations can be squared with a constitutional interpretation theory of “originalism?”

Justice Scalia said he had not put much thought into unconstitutional corporate personhood, but if a case was brought before him on the topic, he would be happy to delve into it.

Unconstitutional corporate personhood is the central issue that prevents equal justice under the law and provides privileges and immunities to corporations completely outside of the framers’ frame of reference in that large hot room in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787.

The $700 billion blank check bailout of Wall Street is the latest manifestation of private corporate domination of our national government, a situation that Franklin Delano Roosevelt foresaw as “fascism” in a message to Congress in 1938. The relentless decline in the livelihood of America’s working families and growing unemployed reflects the radical concentration of power and wealth in a few hands.

To turn back this tide, the first step is for someone among the legal community — the sooner the better — to bring a case centering on unconstitutional corporate personhood to the fore on the floor of the Supreme Court.

And then, perhaps, Justice Scalia’s originalism can be brought to bare on restoring justice and allowing the Constitution’s words “we the people,” to once again ring true.

From Nader Urges Courts to Challenge Constitutionality of Corporate Personhood
October 27, 2008

Letter to Justice Scalia

Nader’s Stump Speech on Corporate Personhood 2008

To see our call to crack down on corporate crime, click here.

In 1886 the Supreme Court, in the case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, was interpreted to have ruled that corporations were “persons”—before women were considered persons under the 19th amendment to have the right to vote.

Ever since, corporations have enjoyed most of the same constitutional rights granted to real people.

But corporations are not humans. They don’t vote. They don’t have children. They don’t die in Iraq.

The people who work for the corporations are of course real people, but the corporate “entity” should never be given equal constitutional rights to real human beings.

Even Business Week magazine, in a 2000 editorial, declared that “corporations should get out of politics.”

We cannot have equal justice under law between real people and corporations like Exxon Mobil.

Multinational corporations can be in 1000 places around the world at the same time obstructing governments, states, buying and renting politicians, and going to Washington to get bailed out by taxpayers.

Congress did not legislate corporate personhood. The courts performed this jolting display of runaway activism all by themselves.

The courts destroyed the semblance of equal protection under law because there is no way even an individual billionaire can approximate the raw power of these large corporations with their privileged immunities, and their control over technology, capital and labor.

Nader/Gonzalez will work to end corporate personhood.

Nader/Gonzalez will work to subordinate the artificial corporate entity to the constitutional sovereignty of the people.

Right now it is the reverse. The sovereignty of the people is subordinated to the sovereignty of the giant multinational corporations.

But the constitution still reads, “we the people”, not we the corporations.

Corporations were chartered in the early nineteenth century by state governments to be our servants, not our masters.

They are now our masters.

Time to restore the supremacy of real people.

Twelve Steps to an Effective Crackdown on Corporate Crime

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Understanding The Cause

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Obama McCain Spoliers

What are the democrats afraid of?

DNC: Nader calls for inclusion in debates
Third party candidates and celebrities urge voters to follow their core values

“Spoiler? Who has spoiled America more than the Democrats and Republicans and their corporate masters?”

Ralph Nader posed this question to an estimated 4,000 supporters who gathered in the University of Denver’s Magness Arena for a rally on Wednesday night. The consumer crusader and serial candidate for president was referring to the 2000 election when George Bush was determined to have won the presidential election over Al Gore by 537 votes; Nader received nearly 100,000 votes nationwide, and rightly or wrongly has suffered the blame for the Bush administration’s eight years in power ever since.

The “spoiler” label is as much a part of Nader’s persona as his overgrown eyebrows, his grumpy countenance and his continued crusade against what he calls the “two-party duopoly” of the American political system. Nader’s presence in Denver — while Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was accepting the nomination across town at the Pepsi Center — was to argue for the presidential debates to include not just Barack Obama and John McCain, but him other third party candidates, including Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party and Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party. The lengthy program included speeches by Nader campaign worker Ashley Sanders, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, actor Sean Penn, anti-war activist and senatorial candidate Cindy Sheehan and Green Party vice-presidential candidate Rosa Clemente.

Nader focused on the what he called the “corporate crime” that he believes is ravaging America and ruining its political system.

“The politicians in charge—indentured to their corporate pay masters—are pushing through legislation that the American people disagree with,” he said. “This is not a democracy by even a weak measure.”

While Nader said he supports the Democrats’ positions on civil and human rights, he also believes that the biggest thing that Democrats and Republicans have in common is “the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporate interests knock on their door.”

Nader’s speech was the highlight of a program focused on the theme of inclusion and choice as well as action.

Sanders said that too many progressives are more concerned with making changes that are safe than with making changes that are necessary. The responsibility to change lies with individuals, not policymakers in Washington, D.C., she said.

“What movement has ever succeeded that stands around and waits for Washington to pull a rabbit out of a hat?” she said.

She added that the American public has been on the verge of great change in elections before, and that they have failed to make the correct choices.

“What year will you decide that your government is your representative and not your master?” she asked

Penn, the actor and filmmaker, said he has not yet made a choice as to who to vote for in November, but he believes that it is un-American for the Democrats and Republicans to restrict the debates.

Rosa Clemente, the Puerto Rican and African-American Brooklyn-born vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, who has been in Denver all week to support the multiple protests in Civic Center Park and elsewhere, preached unity for third party candidates, at least in regards to the fight for debate participation.

Cindy Sheehan, the outspoken antiwar activist, took the stage to raucous applause. During her speech, Sheehan called President Bush “a boil on the ass of democracy” and said that getting rid of a boil would be easy; it’s revitalizing the democracy that is the challenge for everyone with America’s best interests at heart. Sheehan, who is challenging Nancy Pelosi for her Senate seat in the San Francisco area, also asserted that “if you, Nancy Pelosi, allow a debate (between all candidates in our district), it will be a landslide for Sheehan!” She also addressed the concern that many potential third-party voters have, that a vote for a third party candidate is a waste.

“If you vote for Obama or McCain, you are throwing away your vote … have the courage to allow alternative visions,” she urged the crowd.

That message has been at the core of Nader’s various campaigns for years. He urged young voters in the crowd to exercise their right to vote and asked them to stay true to their core values when they head to the polls

“It is better to vote for someone you believe in and lose,” he said, “than vote for someone you don’t believe in and win, because they will surely betray you.

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freedom

Definition: opportunity

Synonyms:
abandon, abandonment, ability, bent, carte blanche, compass, discretion, elbowroom*, exemption, facility, flexibility, free rein*, full play*, full swing*, immunity, indulgence, laissez faire, latitude, laxity, leeway, liberty, licentiousness, margin, opportunity, own accord*, play, power, prerogative, privilege, profligacy, rampancy, range, rein, right, rope*, scope, sweep, swing, unrestraint

Antonyms: chance

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