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NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders

Some people in the State Department and Obama administration must be shitting themselves after this latest revelation:

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments, such the White House, State and the Pentagon, to share their “Rolodexes” so the agency can add the phone numbers of leading foreign politicians to their surveillance systems.

The document notes that one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is named. These were immediately “tasked” for monitoring by the NSA.

The revelation is set to add to mounting diplomatic tensions between the US and its allies, after the German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday accused the US of tapping her mobile phone.

After Merkel’s allegations became public, White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement that said the US “is not monitoring and will not monitor” the German chancellor’s communications. But that failed to quell the row, as officials in Berlin quickly pointed out that the US did not deny monitoring the phone in the past.

The NSA memo obtained by the Guardian suggests that such surveillance was not isolated, as the agency routinely monitors the phone numbers of world leaders – and even asks for the assistance of other US officials to do so.

Only the Obama administration could make an entire continent full of progressive sycophants hate him after unnecessarily stabbing them in the back. Yeah, I’m sure there are plenty of good reasons for spying on the leaders of dozens of European countries, none of whom are our enemies (nor would it matter much if they were), but for the life of me I just don’t see it. Spying on Russia? Sure, why not. China? Hell yes, they practically make their living hacking our nation’s databases and stealing military and company secrets. Europe? Is it to prevent them from starting a yet another world war? Because I seriously doubt they could muster the collective willpower to do that.

And oddly enough, it might even be good for them this time around. Conflict seems to be what Europeans need to find a reason to live. And not just any old conflict, but conflict that involves killing lots of other Europeans.

Now, ordinarily I would be all for America spying on other nations, but those nations would be our enemies. Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, and dozens of others are our allies. Is the objective to piss them off so much that the United States is politically isolated from the rest of the world, that we have no allies whatsoever? Obama spent much of his first term doing his level best to make the English hate us, I suppose all that’s left is…the rest of the continent. We have an an evil, stupid, and incompetent government that’s got the greatest surveillance network ever devised under it’s control. The only good thing about this international debacle is that Europe, Africa, and most of Asia are overrun with those types of governments.

Except for Russia.

And China.

S**t.

 
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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in raging incompetence, statism

 

Obamacare mandate may be delayed

Obama’s legacy, the only thing he has done during his presidency that he can be openly proud of, is being destroyed before our very eyes. Awesome:

The Obama administration will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate, extending how long Americans may go uninsured before facing a penalty under the law, MarketWatch has learned.

The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 or face a penalty, but the Administration may postpone when those penalties will go into effect. The law allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. Under the current rules, someone would have to be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.

But the Administration is currently working to revise its policy to ensure that people who wait till the last day in March to sign up will not face a penalty, the HHS official clarified. That means that people may go uninsured till April or May without paying a fine, as it takes up to two weeks to process health insurance applications, and new health policies take effect on the first day of each month. A last-minute March 31 application, for example, might be processed by mid-April for coverage starting May 1.

Obamacare was a disaster right from the beginning. It has no redeeming qualities and is positively one of the most harmful pieces of legislation ever written by this government. The only thing that can be said about it is that it’s proven what a total and complete sham this administration is. The level of incompetence on display is staggering; even George W. Bush never saw such unrestrained incompetence, and that’s saying something. So now, after the colossal failure of it’s now infamous registration website, an Obama administration official is saying that, at long last, there will be a delay?

It’s just too perfect. The only way this could get any better is if hackers take over and start posting porn vids on the homepage. (Note for the NSA: If that does happen, I was not involved.) And just think, this fool’s second term has only just begun.

 
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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in obamacare, raging incompetence

 

EMP over America: The Fallout

Glenn Beck’s news site The Blaze explores the possibility of an EMP attack over the Untied States. The results? Too horrible to imagine:

Multiple senior U.S. officials, lawmakers, military personnel and intelligence analysts say the Obama administration needs to take this threat seriously and prepare in the event an attack that would set the U.S. back to pre-industrial times and leave us vulnerable to enemy states.

James Woolsey, who served as CIA director from 1993 to 1995, told “For The Record” that 9/11 was a wake-up call that enemies of the United States were looking to launch massive attacks.

He said senior government officials began thinking outside the box and questioned what “if the government in North Korea or in Iran really thought that the world would be so much a better place and that they themselves would be so much more likely to go to heaven if they could just kill as many Americans as possible?”

“These guys lusted after massive destruction,” Woolsey told “For the Record.”

North Korea presents that very real threat. In 2011, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would shift the focus of its military might from the Middle East to Asia.

North Korea is a nation with political and military leaders insane enough to try something like that, should they believe it could damage the United States beyond repair. Indeed, a full-scale EMP attack in the atmosphere over the continental United States would send us back to the Stone Age. Electronics, computer technology, everything would be completely destroyed. The possibility that every single nuclear reactor in the United States could go into a meltdown would make most of this region of the world completely uninhabitable. Truly, we are talking about an end of civilization moment if ever there was one.

But is there the chance something this deadly could happen? What’s the likelihood?

“A rogue state would not need a long-range ballistic missile to deliver a nuclear warhead,” their report stated. “Even short-range ballistic missiles carrying an EMP device or a nuclear warhead launched from a ship off the U.S. coast could impact millions. Today, over 30 countries, including Iran and North Korea, possess ballistic missile capabilities.”

Michael Del Rosso, an engineer and Pentagon consultant who has worked with the EMP commission, described the findings in the unclassified 2004 and 2008 and noted that the commission published five reports, three were classified and two were unclassified.

Del Rosso, who also participated in confidential briefings on nuclear threats to America, said “this is what national states like Iran and North Korea have spent billions of dollars developing this capability and they’re doing it for a reason. And they say the reason is the fact that they see the United States as their primary adversary.”

The capability is there. The hatred is there. But the United States has plenty of nuclear submarines all over the world ready to rain down hell on a nation or group of nations foolish enough to EMP the United States. It would spell the total end of their nations should they launch an assault of that magnitude against us. This isn’t to say it’s out of the realm of possibility, only that there are many people in those countries who like them intact and don’t to start the apocalypse. Of course, I believe there’s more forces at work in the world than mere human beings and their flawed, vain, and evil plans.

 
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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in military, the apocalypse

 

Interpol chief: To combat terror, arm the world

The amount of sanity has reached it’s yearly limit with this one statement:

Stressing that an “armed citizenry” was the only option besides turning soft targets like shopping malls into enclaves surrounded by “extraordinary security” perimeters, Noble suggested that the siege in Kenya, which dragged on for days and ended in the slaughter of 60 civilians, represented a huge public relations blow for gun control advocates.

“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble said, referring to states with pro-gun traditions. “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.”

“For me it’s a profound question,” he continued. “People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?’”

Amazing. And absolutely right. The reality is, a disarmed populace is a defenseless populace, and can be easily subjected to all manner of cruelty and violence. Rights cannot be enforced or protected when the enemy has overwhelming firepower on it’s side. There is nothing that can be done at that point, and that’s why governments the world over have disarmed their nations: at that point, they’ve won and can do whatever it is they please. By arming citizens, you’ve created a disincentive for governments and terrorists to attempt subjugating the people. America cannot be subjugated without immense bloodshed thanks to its world’s-highest rate of gun ownership courtesy of the Second Amendment.

An armed nation is a nation not easily defeated.

As the old saying attributed to Admiral Yamamoto goes, “You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” Let them try, and see what happens. America is not dead, not yet.

 
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Posted by on 23 Oct 2013 in gun rights, murica

 

US Army labels another Christian ministry as a hate-group

How typical. There may be plenty of Christians in the United States military, but the actual policy- and rule-makers are the same simple, tiresome anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-life imbeciles who are salivating over the opportunity to rid themselves of this nuisance. Their future, indeed, their way of life, depends on it:

Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.

The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.”

American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers.

“I had to show Americans what our soldiers are now being taught,” said the soldier who asked not to be identified. “I couldn’t just let this one pass.”

It’s truly sad to see the military being reduced to the progressive play-thing it’s now devolved into. The elevation of diversity to the highest of goals, the worship of the female soldier, the psychopathic hostility towards anything remotely anti-homosexual, the continued assault on Christianity, all have combined together to produce the ultimate stick-in-the-eye to conservatives. Yes, the Leftist elite in this country have decreed no bastion for normal Christian American men will remain. Anything and everything that resembles the productive and defensive powers of this nation must be stripped down, marginalize, humiliated, and ultimately repurposed towards deviancy, perversion, and oppression.

Make no mistake about it: the elites want to do away with the military as we know it and replace it with something more easily manipulated, something….less restrained. Or perhaps, more obedient, is the proper descriptor? We all know that women are much more likely to obey an authority figure than men are, and minorities with a hearty dependence on the government teet will do just about anything it takes to keep the juice flowing. So what’s the best way to utterly transform that once-invincible and unashamed bastion of American masculinity? Diversify it, hobble it, and humiliate it. Any man with self-respect will learn the deal real quick, that this is no longer an institution worthy of the name. This is absolutely not to say there aren’t plenty of good men in the military who signed up to serve their country and have done so honorably, only that they are now the enemy. They have been for some time, it’s only lately that the truth has slowly started eking out.

 

Obamacare and the law

Liberals who defend Obamacare by saying, “But it’s the law! You need to accept it!” are being deliberately dishonest. They try and make it seem like they’re being reasonable, but really they’re just saying, “Look, screw you, I like Obamacare! And I think Americans need to stop being so selfish and just help people! Gosh, you’re soooo ignorant!” Usually it’s some blithering liberal idiot like a middle-aged soccer mom or a career woman, or an oblivious co-ed that’s touting the wonders of universal healthcare and the necessity for obeying the law.

They only care about the law if it’s giving them what they want. Abortion, no-fault divorce, Obamacare, it’s all the same to them. They don’t care about doing what’s right, only about what they want. And they really, really want Obamacare.

 
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Posted by on 21 Oct 2013 in obamacare

 

Nothing to see here, move along

Please don’t notice the obvious, citizen. Please, or we’ll call you a racist:

A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple’s car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said.

“Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!”

The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.

Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the husband honked at the group to get out of the way. The rowdy kids started kicking the car, according to the criminal complaint. Ronald Russo got out to check on potential damage to his vehicle.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.

Ronald Russo was dragged to the ground. Then he was punched and kicked in the head. He felt more blows all over his body, investigators said. He suffered a fractured nose, a broken septum, a blood clot and abrasions to his shoulder. He was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center.

In the midst of the attack, there was a steady chorus of epithets. “White motherf—–!” screamed the attackers, who ranged in age from 12 to 18.

Alanna Russo, 30, was calling 911 when the 12-year-old girl pulled the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground. The victim’s head slammed into the concrete. She suffered a black eye, bleeding and difficulty breathing, prosecutors said, but she refused medical attention.

Her husband’s iPhone was stolen during the melee, according to cops.

The kids scattered after the brazen attack. But two teens, Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, were arrested at a nearby Lowe’s store parking lot minutes afterward.

Saying that “if the races were reversed, this would be major news” isn’t saying anything. We know the MSM lies, we know they lie regularly and shamelessly. We know they don’t care about the truth, only about making sure it doesn’t get out. That black youths can run hog-wild all over the North and Midwest, terrorizing whites is merely an indication of the agenda the MSM has, nothing more. But by complaining about it, one gives the MSM way too much credit. They’re not as widely watched or read as Fox News, the Drudge Report, Taki’s Mag, Amren, VDare, American Thinker, Vox Day, and the dozens of other conservative outlets that do talk about it.  Really, it’s about time we stop declaring “this would be a major story if X, Y, and Z”. It is, because our side is talking about it. The ABCNNBCBS cabal of left-wing irrelevancies no longer has a monopoly on the news, those days are finished.

The days of realtalk are here to stay. The Internet has seen to that.

 
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Posted by on 20 Oct 2013 in crime, dats raciss