Crime in Government – Snowden Nobel Nod
Today’s DayPage has many examples of illegal and criminal activity at the top of the Federal Government. And we’re hardly comprehensive in this. The people of the US need to take stock of this and do their civic duty.
The Repub house has passed the farm bill, finally, after two years of screwing around. Not that it’s all good. For people on food stamps, life will get harder.
Prez hit the road to continue to threaten executive action DESPITE congress. He continues his rhetoric intended to stimulate a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 for all. Researchers say if it had kept pace, it would be over $20 now.
Criminal and National Intelligence Chief James Clapper cemented his reputation as an idiot while testfying under oath on Wednesday. He wants Snowden to return his documents. But Snowden has made it clear he gave all the documents he had to reporters before travelling to Russia, and no longer has any. Apparently Clapper is just full of bluster and bull and doesn’t pay attention to what’s actually going on outside his circle of spys. He also says reporters who have reported on the story are Snowden’s accomplices and should be imprisoned. He appeared before the same panel he blatantly lied to previously, claiming the NSA did no surveillance on Americans at all as he held his head in his hands and appeared apoplectic. Clearly not a patriotic American, the criminal Clapper is still on the loose and continuing to act in his capacity as a government official.
New details have emerged on the secret CIA prison in Poland that was used to illegally torture prisoners contrary to international law and conventions such as the Geneva Convention which the US ratified in 1949.
Repub congressman Michael Grimm threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto on-camera following Obama’s State of the Union address. After menacing the reporter who was clearly terrified, Grimm said “I’ll throw you off this F*** ing balcony”. He said “I’ll break you in half like a boy”. Another example of the the criminals infesting Federal Government. Grimm was neither arrested, nor charged with a crime despite ample video evidence.
Snowden got his second nomination for the Nobel Peace Price. Snowden has “revealed the nature and technological prowess of modern surveillance,” and by doing so has contributed to peace. “His actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies. Its value can’t be overestimated.” they said.
The Huff Post says the NSA spied on foreign governments before and after the climate conference late last year. There is suspicion they may have moved to manipulate the outcome of the conference.
Chronic lawbreaker and Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder says the bulk collection of records by the NSA is legal: but he’s a prosceutor, not a judge. He admits that just beause we CAN doesn’t mean we should, but continues to maintain the program is legal and will go forward nonetheless.
The ACLU is beginning to systematically challenge the laws that the government claim are the basis of the illegal spying.
That’s just some of what’s happening this Wednesday, January 30th, 2014.
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