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Ouch! Someone at Daily Kos just took off the gloves with Obama.


Pelosi booed at Netroots while defending espionage charges against Snowden

Pelosi booed at Netroots while defending espionage charges against Snowden
By Arturo Garcia * Raw Story
Saturday, June 22, 2013 20:01 EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) drew boos and heckling from members of the crowd at a progressive conference on Saturday while defending President Barack Obama’s administration and the recently-discovered surveillance policies by the National Security Agency (NSA).

About 47 minutes into Pelosi’s speech at Netroots in San Jose, California, a growing commotion can be heard coming from the audience. While moderator and MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell urged the audience to submit questions online instead of shouting, Pelosi continued, saying, “I think it’s really important to subject all of this to the transparent and harshest scrutiny, to say, ‘We want a balance between privacy and security.’”

At that point, a man identified by Politico as 57-year-old Marc Perkel can be heard shouting, “It’s not a balance. It’s not constitutional! No more secret laws!”


Breaking: "Snowden flees to Venezuela, via Russia & Cuba. This man gets around.

Venezuela's not a bad choice of a place to find sanctuary. I pray for his safety and
long life.

Edward Snowden flees Hong Kong for Venezuela — via Russia and Cuba
By David Edwards
Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:47 EDT

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has fled Hong Kong with the ultimate intentions of reaching Venezuela, a Russian airline source told Reuters on Sunday.

The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong Kong on a commercial flight to Moscow. From there, he is expected to travel to Cuba and then Venezuela, a Russian airline source said.

“Snowden left Hong Kong on his own will,” a Hong Kong government official told the South China Morning Post.


Former Intelligence Analyst: Obama Was Wiretapped By NSA In 2004

Former Intelligence Analyst: Obama Was Wiretapped By NSA In 2004
By: DSWright * Friday, June 21, 2013 5:56 am

Does the NSA have something on President Barack Obama? Maybe, according to former intelligence analyst and whistler-blower Russell Tice. In a radio interview Tice alleged that the NSA ordered a wiretap on Barack Obama in 2004.

Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was massive unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies, claimed Wednesday that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004…

“Here’s the big one … this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois,” he said. “You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”

What did the NSA find out? All Obama’s phone calls and emails were scooped up – was there anything damaging? Such an action would be a great way to gain leverage over a politician and make sure they don’t cancel your program – Tice alleges it was also done to a wide variety of politicians and officials.

“I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on,” Tice said.


Just sayin'. As I've said earlier, I don't "blame Obama just like Alex Jones", eventho that's how some have tried to dismiss and trivialize any concerns I might have, about 100% saturation hyper-survailence becoming the "new normal", under Obama or under anyone..

Congratulations to all you ReThuglican Lurkers & Trolls! I'm calling you out!!

I hope you have noticed how our Democratic "secret Muslim socialist" POTUS has not taken your precious guns away, but rather has capitulated on nearly every issue to the covert, sinister & unconstitutional agenda of NeoFascists, Banksters, Tea-baggers, the Kock Bros. et. al.

What I don't get it why you are not out dancing in the streets celebrating your complete victory over anything even remotely resembling clear-headed FDR-style Left Wing policy??? On second thought, I DO know why you're not out dancing in the streets, because under Obama it's become illegal to do so, or to pointedly publicly express any point of view contrary to above mentioned agenda. This was amply demonstrated by the "official response" to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

So, are you happy yet? How many more constitutional rights would you like to give away forever, before you say "enough!"?

Ooopsie. never-mind .. Scratch that, since there aren't any real rights left to give away.

But I'm curious, if you are happy with yourselves? Seriously. I am not being rhetorical here.

I'm curious, what, pray tell, do you think you have "won" .... by creating this NSA/CIA/DHS/FBI Frankenstein of a 100% saturation surveillance state? ... what have we "gained" by being chained to endlessly self-perpetuating "Wars on Terror" abroad and at home, that inexorably keep morphing into a war against 99% of our own US citizens, a war of hyper-suspicion, guilt-by-association, blame-the-messenger, secret laws, secret "government", unchecked systematic assassinations at the will of POTUS (regardless of party), not to mention private armies of hired guns & mercenaries to do the "private" bidding of whoever has the biggest purse, etc. etc.

Had enough yet? Will there ever be enough cannibalizing of our younger generation to wield guns & bombs & drones waging bloody wars against people of color, all in the name of "rights" and "democracy"?

Or perhaps you are getting paid to think otherwise, in which case, I know you "have your family to think of".

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions,"

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," but "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."

These don't sound like self-indulgent ravings of some "narcissistic traitor"; rather, it sounds a lot more like a clarion declaration of love for truth, beauty and true liberty, bravery speaking truth to power, at long last.

Mr. Snowden now being smeared: as "a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison"

Clearly, the vicious dis-informational demonization of Edward Snowden has officially begun:

In the New Yorker no less. Sure didn't take long, did it?


Quite honestly, I find myself starting to "edit" my own comments on DU

because I KNOW they are subject to public scrutiny at the very least, which means
that the evil forces behind this insidious tyranny that keeps morphing into shape before
our very eyes, can use every utterance as "evidence" that will never see a courtroom,
but which might actually get me locked up or worse, at some point down the road,
where all the cans have been kicked.

Bill Mayer takes Obama to the woodshed on the Pot issue

And very effectively I might add.


Why is there not a DU Forum for Marijuana Legalization

Medical Marijuana, the Perpetually Failed War on Drugs, and the set of issues
surrounding this?

I was in process of posting this OP, and looked and looked for such a forum,
where I could post it where those likely to be most interested would be sure
to at least see it; but alas, could not find one.

By what process are DU Forums established? If there isn't such a forum already
(maybe there is one and I simply failed to find it), what would it take to start

Thanks for any light you can shed on this for me and others.
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