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Charlie Pierce: "This, dear boy, is a very bad move." nt

Check out this comment under the article at TPM..

"Greenwald is notoriously and obviously one of the most thin-skinned "investigative journalists" around. He can dish it out but cannot take it when the camera focuses on him or his protogees. Snowden is either the most naive geek around or his enjoying his moment in the sun a bit too much. To let Putin get away with statements yesterday that Russia doesn't spy on its own people is evidence that Snowden is nurturing and cultivating his Russian hosts in a very unhealthy and hypocritical way, in my opinion."

I don't think "naivety" has anything to do with it.. more like Putin's little lap dog.

I see snowden/greenwald fans are trying to persuade one and all to move along.. nothing to

to see here. It's only snowden being used as a world class tool/fool by Putin and greenwald tweeting some jibberish to deflect.

Only snowden and glenn get to talk.. everyone else has to stfu.

But what caught my eye in one of the unredacted slides was the mention of Al Qaeda in Iraq being a particular target of the NSA's efforts. The slide reads: "Visual Communicator – Free application that combines Instant Messaging, Photo-Messaging, and Push2Talk capabilities on a mobile platform. VC used on GPRS or 3G networks." The next five words were what the Times tried and failed to redact: "heavily used in AQI Mosul Network."

The aim as described in the documents is to target mobile phone apps that can give away a target's physical location. The utility of this in tracking terrorists hardly needs to be stated. The document describes a program focusing on clear security interests – Al Qaeda in Iraq, now calling itself Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) – killed thousands in Iraq during the US-led war there and continues to carry out suicide bombings and attacks on civilians there on a weekly basis. ISIS is also deeply involved in the civil war in Syria, and the groups ties to Al Qaeda make it an obvious security concern for the US.


Thanks for all of your Research, PS.. I already knew taibbi was full of shite.. but,

between you and SunsetDreams.. you've covered a lot of ground on the Obama Admin's action on corporate malfeasance!


Thank you!

Krystal Ball "Real Patriots Do What The Citizens of Boston are Doing.."

Sen Harry Reid weighs in on cloven bundy, "AMERICA's BIGGEST MOOCHER"..

Reid says Bundy Ranch standoff ‘not over’

"Nevada’s senior senator, who also happens to be the Senate Majority Leader, weighed in late yesterday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid weighed in on the tensions in his state between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management, saying, “It’s not over.”

“Well, it’s not over,” Reid told NBC’s Nevada affiliate KRNV on Monday. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”


Thank you, she.. BostonStrong~ President Obama observes a Moment of Silence in the White House..

White House: President Obama observes a moment of silence to honor victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. #BostonStrong


(The Richard family with Mayor Marty Walsh)

MOre photos commemorating BostonStrong..

Mahalo for your beautiful tribute to those who were affected by the terrorist bombing last year at this time.

JHC, Piers Morgan Said IT! Thank You, Sir!

Thanks Play~

"Do You Remember That?! That Was Some Funny Stuff".. President Obama laughs at the birthers..


Sabrina Johnson with The Baby Tamer in Chief~

President Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House, April 11, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

More about Make-A-Wish Recipients..

Obama, Make-A-Wish Cellist Meet At White House

Photo of the day: POTUS listens to make-a-wish cellist Khari Joyner in Oval Office today


This isn't the first time Obama has made a wish come true. Back in October, he welcomed Janiya Penny, an 8-year-old girl suffering from sickle cell anemia and the president's "number one fan" to the White House.

Another White House snapshot from June 2011 captured Obama fist-pumping Make-A-Wish recipient Diego Diaz in the Oval Office, after reading a letter the young boy wrote to the president.


Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.


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