Flashback Feb. 2017: Greenwald on Democracy NOW – Empowering the “Deep State” to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

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Aaron Swartz Rolls Over in his Grave as We Ignore the Rise of the Privatized Surveillance State (and even pay for it)

by Scott Creighton

What was everyone concerned about back then? That the NSA would track our every move, record all of our calls and spy on us even in the sanctity of our own homes, right?Remember those days?

While that fight was going on, that was the biggest thing in the world. Our constitutional right to be secure in our persons and property was under siege from the big bad GUBMINT and we just had to do something.

That particular “crisis” was created by a CIA employee by the fake name of “Edward Snowden” and his PR team headed up by Glenn Greenwald. It’s what I called the ‘Manufactured Hero” story.

The whole thing was a scam from the very beginning and a few of us out here called it out for what it was immediately. We were called the “Snowden Truthers” and soundly attacked from all sides.

The truth of the matter was, Big Business was licking it’s chops at the prospect of getting CISPA passed through congress in the years before the “Snowden” psyop but they were thwarted by a concerted effort from a lot of online activists who understood that the overall plan was to privatize the surveillance state so they could profit from that aspect of the info they collected and also profit from the selling of that data they harvested.

Aaron Swartz almost single-handedly stopped CISPA the first time around, so they made sure he wasn’t around for their final effort. They “found” him hanging in his closet in New York exactly three months prior to Greenwald’s “Snowden” revelation and just two months prior to a number of Big Business representatives going to congress and demanding they pass CISPA in the new congress.

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Facebook using people’s phones to listen in on what they’re saying, suggests professor

(Oh yeah, it’s a good thing the 12 guys at the NSA don’t have access to your personal communications. Now it’s only Facebook, Google, Progressive, Samsung, General Motors, X-Box, Microsoft, any security system provider you have at your home or Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cell phone app can listen in to your conversations whenever they want. And that’s much better, right? So thank you “Edward Snowden” and Glen Greenwald for all that wonderful work you did.)

from the Independent

Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.

The app might be using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed.

Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people are listening to or watching and suggesting that they post about it. 

The feature has been available for a couple of years, but recent warnings from Kelli Burns, mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, have drawn attention to it.

Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in to discussions and serve them with relevant advertising. She says that to test the feature, she discussed certain topics around the phone and then found that the site appeared to show relevant ads.

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Deconstructing Kyle Kulinski’s and Sam Harris’ “ISIS™” Disinformation

by Scott Creighton

“ISIS™” in Iraq is nothing more than a pre-text creating the narrative for a FID or Foreign Internal Defense campaign

The other day Sam Harris went on some obscure YouTube channel “news” outlet called the Rubin Report and said that it was “delusional” to think President Bush’s illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq gave rise to “ISIS™”

His reasoning, if you want to call it that, was that “fundamentalist Islam” existed long before our (illegal) invasion and therefore something like “ISIS™” was bound to crop up eventually in the Baathist nation.

Along comes someone named Kyle Kulinski on his obscure YouTube “news” channel too say that Sam is missing the point and that he’s absolutely wrong about  “ISIS™” being caused by the (illegal) invasion (curious how both Harris and Kulinski continually forget to mention the illegal aspect of the Iraq invasion and occupation)

It should be noted that Kyle Kulinski is a construct of another fake left disinformation peddler, Cenk Uygur.

However, while Kulinski does that, he peppers in so much disinformation and self-contradictory BS, he completely convolutes the essential lesson to be learned from “ISIS™” and Iraq and Syria as a whole leaving his “secular progressive” audience with the distinct impression that we are right and just to be fighting “ISIS™”

In short, Fox “News” couldn’t have done it better and in fact, Fox “News” couldn’t have done it at all with his audience of “secular progressives”, hence the controlled opposition function he performs is served.

In order to expose this clown for what he is, I’ve decided to take his little video point by point and show you exactly what he’s doing and how he’s twisting the facts in order to preserve the sanctity of the Global War OF Terror via his rather extravagant  “ISIS™” disinformation.

Let’s get started, shall we?

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Glenn Greenwald Wraps Up the “Snowden” Psyop And Tacitly Advocates for the “Freedom Act”

by Scott Creighton

the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971

The manufactured hero psyop is drawing to a close while it’s main spokesman and front-man, Glenn Greenwald, is tacitly supporting the USA Freedom Act as a sort of “better than nothing” fix to the problem.

During his latest interview with ACLU Legal Director, Jameel Jaffer, Glenn sounds an awful lot like James Sensenbrenner, author of the Freedom Act and the Patriot Act as well.

If the perfect defeats the good, then bad prevails,” said Representative James Sensenbrenner, Republican of Wisconsin, an author of the Patriot Act who is now leading efforts to change it (and the author of the USA Freedom Act).

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GREENWALD: Right. Even if it’s a step in the right direction (the USA Freedom Act) it’s a very small step in the right direction. (Greenwald said this in an interview with Jameel Jaffer yesterday)

NOTE TO GLENN: No. It is not a step in the right direction unless of course by “right” you mean “far-right fascist” direction and in that case, it’s a HUGE step in the “right” direction.

Currently the USA Freedom Act is being amended behind closed doors.

What is going to emerge on Sunday when they hold their emergency “crisis” sessions of both the Senate and the House of Representatives will be even worse than what I and many others have been reporting on since it’s inception.

Right now we know of several changes that they are going to make to the “Freedom” Act that aren’t very good at all.

  1. They will extend the grace period of collection by the government (NSA) from 180 days to as much as two years.
  2. They want to make the “lone wolf” provision permanent.
  3. They want to make the “roving authorities” permanent.
  4. They want to give Big Telecom total immunity from any laws they violate with regard to our constitutional rights.

Does that sound like a step in the right direction to anyone?

Anyone at all?

Anyone other than Glenn Greenwald, that is?

I didn’t think so.

Now that this whole thing is coming to a speedy conclusion, now that we have “had the debate” as Glenn suggests (which of course, we haven’t), I think we should take stock in exactly where we are… where we ended up after this so-called “debate”

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Jon Rappoport Reminds Us We Need the “Snowden Truthers” Now More Than Ever

by Scott Creighton

Sometimes we all need a little reminder.

As the various heart’s and minds campaigns rage on and the strategy of tension program increases here in the U.S., it’s easy to forget all that we once uncovered. Or at least, it’s easy to put it way back on the back-burner and assume everyone still remembers.

Jon Rappoport has apparently decided to take action against our societal propensity for forgetting and has penned an outstanding reminder of the pure stupidity of the “Edward Snowden” story.

Jon was labeled by Salon magazine an “Edward Snowden Truther” in the early stages of the Edward Snowden psyop. The “Edward Snowden Truthers” story came out on June 19th, 2013.

I was included in that derogatory classification by the controlled opposition “alternative” magazine. That list included Naomi Wolf, Webster Tarpley, Jon Rappoport and myself.

With all due respect to Jon, I have to remind him, though his article is outstanding and well timed (with the Snowden movie winning an academy award and thus the CIA controlled Hollywood seal of approval for leftists everywhere), he himself has forgotten a few aspects of the psyop. And I would like to, with all due humility, remind my fellow Snowden Truther of a few aspects of the story.

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The New CISPA ( CISA ) Just Passed the Senate Intelligence Committee by 14-1 Vote

by Scott Creighton

the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971

I’ve been writing about the new CISPA waiting in the wings and it appears it’s on track for early 2015.

It’s called CISA and it just breezed through committee in the senate by a 14-1 vote and at first glance it looks as bad as it’s predecessor CISPA.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a cybersecurity bill during a secret session on Thursday, marking the next step in a process that critics warn will nefariously expand the government’s already substantial surveillance powers.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which passed by 14-1 vote, would ostensibly protect against large-scale data thefts of private consumer information, exemplified by recent hacks of Target, Sony, and Home Depot. But critics—including the lone dissenting voice on the committee Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Or.)—say it would open the door for continued invasive and unlawful government spying operations. Common Dreams

Back in early 2013, 800 major corporations sent lobbyists to D.C. to push for CISPA. They wanted it in the worst kind of way.

In all, with the aligned companies that make up the various Roundtables and alliances, there are 800 corporations that support the passage of CISPA…

April 15th, 2013… right before this whole thing kicked off and Glenn Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden, 200 senior IBM executives hit D.C. like a plague of locusts to push them to pass the new CISPA bill.

The message we’re going to give [lawmakers] is going to be a very simple, clear message: support the passage of CISPA,” he later added. The Hill

Scott Creighton, June 2013

A month later, “Snowden” was born and we’ve had a series of one hack after another given a great deal of MSM coverage in order to set the stage for “the discussion” about security vs privacy on the internet.

Recently we were fed a placebo of sorts. The FCC passed it’s 400 page “open net” ruling which was just released to the public this past Thursday and I am still reading through it to see what it really does.

As I have written on several occasions in the past, the biggest problem with CISPA is not “nefariously expand(ing) the government’s already substantial surveillance powers.” as was written by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams.

The horror is much worse than that.

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