It seems that the NSA is everywhere. Im sure any new detail regarding the NSA’s probing into your electronic communications would not comes as a surprise, especially since the Snowden fiasco. While many were outraged its not a stretch to imagine a government agency trying to grab any and all electronic information. What is not ever considered is the same agency injecting itself into our kid’s lives. This is a proactive attempt at getting children familiar with NSA and is done so that it is an entity that is either a force for good, or just an expected player in everyday life.
And they arent hiding it at all…
(You cant use Freezepage because its https…purposely. So the pages have been screen capped)
What I find disturbing and scary is that this site sort of becomes your kids cyber-buddy. Check the wording on the tips that are given about kids protecting themselves online. Its not written with the same dry, bullet-pointed “Do’s & Don’ts”. Take the “Cyber Courteous section’s wording for example:
“It is too easy to hide behind a computer! A cyber smart person never says anything online that they wouldn’t say in person. Remember that what you write in an email can usually be retrieved and shared with others, so be responsible with emails, chats, and online communications. ”
Isnt that a weird way to promote “courtesy”? Actually, it seems to have nothing to do with “courtesy” but rather its a reminder to watch your ass solely because what you say can come back to bite you later. If this was really about courtesy it should say “It is too easy to hide behind a computer! So make sure that the same respect you give in person follows you online.” And then they could point out that its cowardly and hurtful, and also a form a bullying, when courtesy is not applied online”. But this is exactly what I mean about the NSA trying to be a friend of your child; the dry, paternal bullet-points are gone. Instead, they sound like a kid next to them in class…”Hey dude, watch out what you say to [insert name here] because they hold onto it forever. Better make a fake profile and send it from there.”
I wish this post was only about a cheesy NSA web page that was created to tick a bunch of boxes thought up in a quick round-table meeting with a handful of low-rank government employees with some sort of education related degree. This is just an introduction with more to follow. I hate to use a tortured, old, and familiar cliche but this is really just the tip of the iceberg. So stick around. The “Spy Kids” story is going to get a little interesting. And then its going to get creepy.
Today, a shocked Washington Times reported that Russia had increased their nukes under the START treaty and now has more nukes than the U.S. – But why do they appear shocked. We knew this was coming…
In the early days of this blog I had taken the time to address the new START treaty that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had put together in a desperate attempt to “Reset” relations with Russia. Before news agencies confirmed my allegations that the new START treaty allowed for an increase in Russia nukes I took to the blog to confidently relay the message myself. The details are available here from May 2011
“New START treaty allows for increase in Russian nuclear warheads”
I actually had to delay the post for nearly 48 hours because there was no verification for this claim. Luckily, I learned that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists would be releasing a hasty/emergency report on this situation. When they did, the report was cited to back up the claim.
Its interesting that certain publications are trying very hard to keep the PFC woManning story relevant and active. No one needed him, wikileaks, or any other leaks to draw this conclusion 3 years ago. So why is it mentioned in the Washington Times story. All of the data regarding Russian nukes (SECRET, Classified, U/FOUO, etc) was, and still is, easily accessible if you talk to the right people and read the right reports.
Another interesting tidbit is the “retaliatory” clause, which was cited in the original story, and is conveniently left out of every other story on the topic. This has far reaching implications that those in the intel and diplomacy circles have not ignored or forgot about. That clause nicely covers Iran and was done intentionally to stop any preemptive strike against Iran and their nuclear facilities by us or even Israel. It literally paved the way for Iran’s nuclear program by giving Russia 1) more nukes and 2) an agreement from us that says they can nuke us into dust if we arent nice to them and their allies (i.e. Iran)
The administration has progressed greatly (or come full circle) on unpaid internships. First they were interested in banning them. Then it was ok if they were “summer” only opportunities (when it was revealed they had unpaid interns). To now, having regular, run-of-the-mill positions within the State Department, according to USAJOBS.com recent posting. Normally this shouldn’t garner any attention, but it was President Obama himself who targeted unpaid internships in the private sector. Holding the predictable leftist philosophy that an unpaid internship is just another tool of greedy businesses to obtain free labor, the President’s intentions, and rhetoric, were absolutely clear. MSN Money called his initiative an “all-out war on unpaid internships”. Fox News covered the “crackdown” stating that the administration’s claims were that an unpaid internship is technically illegal unless it met certain educationally structured guidelines.
That was way back in 2010. Obviously, things change. We all know that. And that is precisely why the administration wasn’t sweating in 2012 when it was revealed that they too were now benefiting from the unpaid labor of internships. Undoubtedly, those programs reported by Townhall must’ve been properly structured to give the intern an educationally beneficial experience. But just to be safe, in case it really wasn’t properly structured according to the outlines they set in 2010, they justified the practice by calling them just “summer jobs”.
So then, what are these unpaid internships at the State Department in the middle of winter? Furthermore, the intern will have “Secret” clearance. What if this employee becomes disgruntled? After all, if this is not educationally structured the risk is multiplied that this intern could divulge state secrets.
How many more examples of people losing their health insurance are we going to tolerate? I want an answer from everyone who has a knee-jerk defense of Obamacare. I want them to defend a totalitarian government that can take away from you something you have legally purchased. And I want them of record. Not just the pundits and public figures either. I want the regular idiots on the record so that we may prioritize who should be stripped of their property first when the time comes. NBC, in an attempt to cover their ass, says that these folks are actually going to get better coverage as a result. Well, not really. What they are going to get is a new, more expensive policy, courtesy of Obamacare. Essentially, these folks liked their plan and could not keep it. But that does not stop NBC from putting the statist spin on it.
Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.
The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are canceling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Wait a minute, I thought those evil insurance companies denied everyone with pre-existing conditions. Wasn’t this one fo the major justifications for democrats taking over the health care industry? We were told that they were greedy, evil. That they would either deny folks with pre-existing conditions or just drop them as soon as they made a claim. And the solution was to have government take this over and guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions. This was the only way to right that wrong. Just like the death panels, it was all a huge democrat lie.
Here is the truly sick part…Everyone will be fighting over health care now for the rest of our lives. And who is really going to benefit from this? It won’t be Republicans. And it certainly won’t be regular folks.
Well, we can’t seem to go a few hours without the savages taking a few people with them on their mission of martyrdom. If you haven’t heard, shopping malls are considered so offensive to the 7th century-minded losers in Kenya that they decided they must attack the building. Unfortunately, there were people in the building, so naturally, when a 7th century mentality is applied, those folks must be killed as well.
Cryptome has a series of photos taken on the scene during the Nairobi attack. Yet every time I see images like this from any corner of the globe, I think “How much longer will the world tolerate this?” After all, the world only let the Nazi’s go on a worldwide killing spree for just a short time.
UPDATE: DRUEZ.INFO is claiming that 5 of the Jihadist are from the United States. (via PatDollard.com)