Category Archives: CIA Spy Shit

A Clear And Present Danger…D.C.’s Funk Parade?

File under security state run amok (boldface mine): The documents, released by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Operations Coordination, indicate that the department frequently collects information, including location data, on Black Lives Matter activities from public social media … Continue reading

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But Why Are They Scared All the Time, Senator?

It appears Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz has taken a break from ensuring the citizens of D.C. don’t have democracy so he can demagogue about the Patriot Act (boldface mine): “I don’t think he’s listening to America,” Representative Jason Chaffetz, … Continue reading

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Maybe She Should Be Afraid

So freedom is on the march (boldface mine): NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for … Continue reading

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Now, They’re Not Even Waiting to Retire Before Cashing In

This is stunning–and demoralizing–to any honest public employee (boldface mine): The former director of the National Security Agency has enlisted the US surveillance giant’s current chief technology officer for his lucrative cybersecurity business venture, an unusual arrangement undercutting Keith Alexander’s … Continue reading

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Targetting the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons

I know I beat this drum often, but once again, we learn that our surveillance apparatus is directed at non-violent political opposition (boldface mine): Other centers distributed information about the [Occupy] protests, sometimes describing arrests or disruptive tactics, but often … Continue reading

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The Only Thing More Ridiculous Than a National Security State Is a Privatized Security State

As we’ve discussed before, the oft-repeated canard of the tradeoff between security and liberty is fundamentally flawed, since the ‘security’ apparatus is typically aimed at non-violent economic and political dissent, while missing those who perpetrate violence. The only thing dumber … Continue reading

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Questions Still Unanswered

It’s good to see that the Boston Globe is finally catching up to the Dirty Fucking Hippies and asking hard questions about why federal agencies never passed on relevant information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Kevin Cullen (boldface mine): “Why would they … Continue reading

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