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NSA Spys On You With Supercomputer At Utah Data Center

THE NSA HAS BECOME THE LARGEST, MOST COVERT, AND POTENTIALLY MOST INTRUSIVE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY EVER. Watch the video below. The blandly named Utah Data Center was built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center is up and running now. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy. But “this is more than just a data center. The mammoth Bluffdale center will have another important and far more secret role that until now has gone unrevealed. It is also critical, he says, for breaking codes. And code-breaking is crucial, because much of the data that the center will handle—financial information, stock transactions, business deals, foreign military and diplomatic secrets, legal documents, confidential personal communications—will be heavily encrypted. According to another top official also involved with the program, the NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its ability to cryptanalyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption systems employed by not only governments around the world but also many average computer users in the US. The upshot, according to this official: “Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.” You are guilty untill proven innocent! For the NSA, overflowing with tens of billions of dollars in post-9/11 budget awards, the cryptanalysis breakthrough came at a time of explosive growth, in size as well as in power. Established as an arm of the Department of Defense following Pearl Harbor, with the primary purpose of preventing another surprise assault, the NSA suffered a series of humiliations in the post-Cold War years. Caught offguard by an escalating series of terrorist attacks—the first World Trade Center bombing, the blowing up of US embassies in East Africa, the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, and finally the devastation of 9/11—some began questioning the agency’s very reason for being. In response, the NSA has quietly been reborn. And while there is little indication that its actual effectiveness has improved—after all, despite numerous pieces of evidence and intelligence-gathering opportunities, it missed the near-disastrous attempted attacks by the underwear bomber on a flight to Detroit in 2009 and by the car bomber in Times Square in 2010—there is no doubt that it has transformed itself into the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever created. In the process—and... read more

One of our elected officials: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know’ What’s Going on in Your Government

Remember when the Obama Administration was meant to serve as the model for how a transparent government is supposed to operate? That promise of “hope’n’change” has produced the most secretive government administrations in the history of this nation. To add insult to injury, the Democrats have continually fought to defend the president’s violations, abuses and secrecy with specific intent not seen in government since the days of King Louis XVI. On Friday, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, defended the Obama Administration angrily as she declared that Americans have no right to know what goes on in their government. “You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton claimed during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Allow me to make this clear: A Democrat representative told the House Oversight Committee that they have no right to scrutinize government. The committee, as the name would suggest, is responsible for overseeing the federal government as a check against abuses of power. What Norton seems to have confused is that it is the very principle of scrutiny that defines a government that is equipped with a separation of powers. Each branch of government checks the power of the other branches of government. It’s amazing that America possesses even one citizen who would believe such an obvious falsehood; it’s even more outrageous that America has a representative in Congress who believes this. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. If you would like to to see a sample newsletter, click the link below. This is free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family. VIEW FREE NEWSLETTER If you are ready to sign up to receive our monthly newsletters, click... read more

‘Frustrated Parent’ With Engineering Degree Lashes Out Against Common Core

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Common Core Standards, and one parent’s rant quickly made the Internet rounds after he expressed frustration over his child’s math assignments. Earlier this year, Jeff Severt’s son was given a math problem to solve using a number line and strategies, which is the new Common Core approach used in schools. The assignment instructs kids to help a boy named Jack subtract 316 from 427. The answer of 111 can be found in seconds using the old fashioned math, but the new way was difficult for the father to figure out. Can you figure it out? Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. If you would like to to see a sample newsletter, click the link below. This is free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family. VIEW FREE NEWSLETTER If you are ready to sign up to receive our monthly newsletters, click... read more

Are we so consumed by our phones and social networks, that sometimes we forget to live?

This video will probably make you put your phone down for a minute. It hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing how our generation is missing out on so much in life because our current obsession with social media and mobile devices. No doubt this has changed our lives, but in some cases it may have changed it for the worse. You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. If you would like to to see a sample newsletter, click the link below. This is free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family. VIEW FREE NEWSLETTER If you are ready to sign up to receive our monthly newsletters, click... read more

NYPD cop takes $1,300 from man, pepper-sprays him in the face when he complains

A Brief cell phone video shows a New York City police officer use pepper spray on a man and his sister after they complained the cop had taken more than $1,300 during a stop-and-frisk search. Lamard Joye was stopped by police Sept. 16 in Coney Island. Reason for the stop is still unknown. One of Joye’s friends begins recording video, posted online by the New York Daily News, that shows an officer standing face-to-face with Joye, who oustretches his arms and does not put up a fight. The officer then reaches into Joye’s pocket and pulls out a handful of cash, and smacks his face and calls him an “asshole” when Joye asks him to return the money. The video shows the officer squirt pepper spray at Joye, who retreats as onlookers accuse the cop of stealing his money. Later, Marinelli said he gave the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office pay stubs and bank records to show the money was legally obtained and withdrawn, but the money still has not been returned. Granted the “35-second-long video does not provide enough information about a police encounter to come to any conclusion about what transpired”, but it sure seems obvious the police officer was not interested in arresting anyone. So that begs the question, why did he take the guys money? Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. If you would like to to see a sample newsletter, click the link below. This is free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family. VIEW FREE NEWSLETTER If you are ready to sign up to receive our monthly newsletters, click... read more

Price of Bitcoin Tumbles

The price of Bitcoin fell nearly 20 percent this weekend to its lowest level of the year, prompting worries of a crash. It’s no surprise to us. You have a “currency” that is backed by nothing and created from nothing. Where do you think it is going to go? On Sunday afternoon, Bitcoin was trading at about $300, up from a low of $286, according to CoinDesk, a virtual currency website. Some contend that Bitcoin’s price is irrelevant and that it does not reflect the virtual currency’s true value. Bitcoin is still most popular among speculators and technology enthusiasts and has yet to find a general use that will push it into the mainstream and help stabilize its price. Bitcoin’s recent price decline can appear jarring, but it is nothing new. Indeed, some say the wild price swings have hindered the virtual currency’s widespread adoption. Since it was introduced in 2009 by an anonymous programmer, the price of Bitcoin has fluctuated unpredictably. After reaching its peak of about $1,150 late last year, the price has been in a prolonged slide. In August, a flash crash briefly set the currency world on edge, as the price dipped on one exchange to just over $300 from nearly $500. Bitcoin ended that day down about 12 percent. One reason for the drop could be uncertainty over potential regulations. In July, New York became the first state to propose regulations for Bitcoin companies. The comment period for the regulations, which were introduced by the Department of Financial Services, is set to end on Oct. 21. Bitcoin has attracted the attention of a number of other regulatory agencies in the United States, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. What do you think about Bitcoins future when the government gets a hold of it? Some say simply that the market has been distracted with other events, including the Alibaba Group’s initial public offering and the recent surge in the United States dollar. Right now, Bitcoin is in this transition stage where it’s a commodity trying to become a currency. However, you must understand that a “Bitcoin” is not an actual gold coin. It’s a virtual currency. You don’t own any gold. And as we always say, if it’s not in your hands you don’t own it. Ultimately, all money is based on trust. Aside from the folks who prefer to base the value of their assets on the hard work of Russian gold miners, most Americans trust dollars because we have some sense that the U.S. government isn’t going anywhere and is somewhat accountable to us. It’s hard to trust a monetary system concocted and managed by anonymous hackers who aren’t answerable to anyone. Bitcoin still offers a glimpse of a future in which the dollar is digitized: No more wasted money printing paper and coins, and instead of stimulating the economy with handouts to banks, the government could just download money onto your USA Cash Card. But we won’t want to cede control of... read more

American Education is Suffocating Freedom

A modern historian looking to chronicle the destruction of the America we all once knew could do no better than to deconstruct the U.S. education system today. Along with providing American students a middling education at best — we rank 17th in the world and well-below-average for developed nations — our education system is also acclimating the next generation to the future of what America is becoming. And it’s becoming a police state, where tolerance is zero and everyone is presumed guilty. The notion of innocence? To hell with that! This will not end well for you or me, or our children. Consider some of the events that are taking place these days in America’s schools. In many schools across the country there are police on the grounds. All day! And there is no presumption of innocents. In Houston, a teenager at Sam Houston High was using her cellphone to deal with a family emergency — her ill mother. The school’s assistant principal demanded the teen’s phone because of an asinine policy about cellphone usage on campus. The teen refused because — again — she was dealing with a family emergency. But the assistant principal, displaying an amazing grasp of rationality, had already called for back-up — the police! And thus it was that a 4’10”, 70-pound girl, upset about her ill mother, found herself on the ground, the victim of jackbooted oppression. One cop pressed his knee on her skull while a second sat on her legs and handcuffed her. A third loomed nearby — you know, just in case the 4’10”, 70-pound villain overpowered the two substantially larger men of law and order. Most schools have a no fight policy. Even if you are protecting yourself you will still be expelled. What does that teach us? Such events, and scores of similar episodes in schools all over the country that we haven’t the space to chronicle, serve as a reminder of so much that is wrong with America today … and it hints at a future that is so clearly heading our way. As a country, we have become intolerant of any action that questions authority. And if you do question that authority, well you’ve seen what happens. We live in a terror-laced world that government shoves down our throat. Nothing government does is voluntary. Think about it. These changes in society do not happen quickly. They’re reprogrammed at a generational pace. My generation is too American to accept what’s going on. We grew up in a tolerant America, where innocence was assumed. It was far freer than the America my kids are inheriting. And tomorrow’s Americans will not have the same values. In fact, things will be much worse. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. If you would like to to see a sample newsletter, click the link below. This is free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family. VIEW FREE NEWSLETTER If you are ready to sign up to receive... read more

Where Do Dollars Come From?

A fiat currency is created by a government decree. The Latin word means “let it be done.” And with the stroke of a pen, or the crank of a printing press, “money” is created. Fiat currency has no inherent value—the paper that a $100 dollar bill is printed on is surely not worth $100. It might have been worth a few cents before the government ruined its utility as scrap paper by printing green words and numbers all over it! Compare this with gold & silver, which are a precious, rare metals that is, in many cases, the only substance on earth that can be used for certain human purposes, including science, medicine, and of course an honest money system. By understanding this battle between real money and fiat currencies, and its inevitable outcome, you can prepare yourself to preserve your wealth and invest for potentially massive gains. Understanding this age-old conflict will give you an advantage. This isn’t some mumbo-jumbo fantasy battle I made up—the inevitable outcome of the Battle of Ages has happened every time in history a fiat currency has been used. Most people have no clue as to how their monetary systems work, putting blind faith in fiat currencies, only to learn those currencies are essentially worthless when push comes to shove. And with fiat currencies, push always comes to shove. You could say they were designed to fail. The value in a functioning fiat currency is that people have faith in it, and you can go to the grocery store and buy a ham sandwich with it. Because people were able to trade their dollars for a ham sandwich yesterday, they have faith that they will be able to do so tomorrow. If you are just waking up and want to start, we suggest you accumulate silver and gold. This will help protect whet you already have. Read more about this at GoldSilverRush.com. Learn how to become a smart investor in precious... read more
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