“The public has lost faith in President Obama, his administration and Congress in the wake of the internet and phone snooping scandal, breaking a trust bond that is likely to undermine the rest of his second term
A new Rasmussen Reports poll found that just 30 percent of American voters trust the president and the rest of Washington on surveillance issues. A majority, 52 percent, said they don’t trust Washington is making sure the program is abiding by the Constitution.
And, Rasmussen said, they back that up with a belief by 68 percent that Uncle Sam is listening in on their calls.”
“President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.”
He might want to share his opinion with the U.S. Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it.
WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal.
Want to know how and why America has so rapidly come to resemble the totalitarian society described by novelist George Orwell in “1984,” one characterized by universal surveillance? It’s all exposed in a special issue of Whistleblower magazine – titled “ONE NATION UNDER SURVEILLANCE: Big Brother is watching in ways Orwell never dreamed.”
The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are able to access the Internet.”
Via World Net Daily
“The award for the most pathetically servile left-wing apparatchik to serve in the Democrat Party’s media wing goes to who else but Chrissie “Tingles” Matthews:”
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews declared Wednesday that he’s “got to believe” opposition to President Obama is “ethnic in nature,” since the president has “never done anything wrong in his life — legally, ethically, whatever.”
“Matthews is not alone at MSNBC in attempting to salvage Obama’s failed presidency by brandishing the race club at anyone who dares object to the hyperpartisan abuse of power that has characterized it. But he is the most cartoonish.”
Via Moon Battery
“Don’t worry about a thing though; the US Government assures you that these tools are only aimed at foreigners in foreign nations. Pinky promise, they swear, they’d never lie.
An inconvenient question: How many foreign customers in foreign countries does Verizon have?
Just asking, you see, because I’m quite sure the government would never, ever lie to you — or me.
Nor would it ever do something illegal and beyond its authority.
Nor would that little ditty with Verizon be true of all the other carriers as well, right? (Oh wait, it is!)
The cold wind that suddenly blew up is very bad for your asthma……
Ps: The stories keep coming — latest is that credit card transactions are part of what they’re collecting. May as well just call it “everything” because it is.
Sleep well folks.”
Via Market Ticker
“Over 2 million people peacefully took to streets around the world to protest the poisoning of the global food supply by the biotech giant, Monsanto.
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has been pretty quiet about the event.
After relentless phone calls and emails by protesters, some coverage has finally been achieved, preventing the event from being completely blacked out. The same article was published throughout global media, including Yahoo, CTV, Huffington Post, ABC News, and the UK Guardian. The article downplayed the magnitude of the March and the importance of the cause:”
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Organizers said “March Against Monsanto” protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read “Real Food 4 Real People” and “Label GMOs, It’s Our Right to Know.”
Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply. (Huffington Post)
Via Activist Post
“His doublespeak duplicity reflects the last refuge of a scoundrel. He’s the worst in recent memory. Perhaps the worst ever. Forked tongue rhetoric can’t disguise it.
Throughout his tenure, he governed lawlessly. He’s done so at home and abroad. He spurns rule of law principles and other democratic values.
Nothing suggests change. Business as usual continues. War on humanity is policy. Rogue leaders govern that way. Obama threatens everyone.
On May 23, he spoke at Washington’s National Defense University. He defended what he urged changing four years earlier. More on his Thursday address below.
On May 21, 2009, he spoke at the National Archives. He addressed national security. He said America can’t be safe “unless we enlist the power of our most fundamental values.”"
Via Activist Post
President Obama held a private meeting with top national security journalists on Thursday afternoon following his national security policy address at the National Defense University in Washington, POLITICO has learned.
Present at the meeting were Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist; Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau chief; Fred Hiatt [the only non-lib -ed.], the editorial page editor of the Washington Post; David Igantius, the Washington Post columnist; Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic correspondent and Bloomberg View columnist; and Joe Klein, the Time Magazine columnist.
The meeting, which was scheduled to last for one hour but lasted for two, was held in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
Via Weasel Zippers
Gun debate triggered media bias
“The decision by some members of the media to come down so firmly on one side of a policy debate has only served to reinforce conservatives’ longstanding suspicions that the mainstream media has a deep-seated liberal bias.
“I guess the liberal media get annoyed when Senators listen to their constituents and think for themselves, rather than doing the media’s bidding,” Bill Kristol, the editor-in-chief of the Weekly Standard, told POLITICO.
”It’s clearly biased and unmistakably ideological,” said John Podhoretz, the conservative New York Post columnist. “These outlets can do what they do want, but nobody should kid themselves about what they’re doing.””
“Immediately after the Boston Marathon bomb, without any evidence whatsoever, the mainstream media and government mouthpieces began pointing the finger at the current bogeymen of choice, those who resist the establishment. Any patriotic believer in the Constitution was fair game for speculation.
Phrases like “right-wing extremists”, “homegrown terror”, “so-called Patriots”, “Tea Party”, “anti-tax protesters”, and “anti-government groups” were bandied about as the likely culprits. Without one shred of evidence, a bulls-eye was immediately painted on those who love God, liberty, and the founding principles of the country.
Salon.com even posted an article offensively entitled “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.””
Via Activist Post
Environmentalists to news networks: cover climate change more, skeptics less
“Invoking news coverage of recent extreme weather events, environmentalists are urging the public to sign a petition to pressure major television networks to do more coverage of climate change.
The petition, by the League of Conservation Voters, is aimed at executive producers of nightly news programs for major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC — who the groups say don’t focus enough news coverage on climate change issues and, when they do cover the issue, portray the issue as a “two-sided debate” by featuring climate skeptics.
“What’s almost worse is that when these networks have covered global warming, they have often treated climate change as a ‘two-sided debate’ rather than what it really is: an issue in which there is overwhelming scientific consensus,” writes Vanessa Kritzer, online campaigns manager for the League of Conservation Voters.”
Via The Daily Caller