Sunday, June 30, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Yet, there are communities around the world where families with children are banned and where homeowners cannot sell to them, as with this case in Scotland.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Snowden probably turned over NSA data to China and Russia, who spy a lot more than does the NSA on private citizens
Well, the Hong Kong government really does what China says, so it looks like Snowden gave information to China so that Hong Kong wouldn't turn him over. Putin of Russia is obviously willing to let him transit to Latin America, so he probably gave the data to Putin, too.
Next stop, Cuba. Two former communist countries (now authoritarian statist "capitalist" countries), and a current relic of communism. At least he'll skip Venezuela.
Interesting if he winds up in Ecuador, instead of just an embassy like Assange. But Ecuador could decide later it's to its political advantage to give both of them up. Ecuador is also said to be quite leftist right now.
I think that Russia and China spy on its own citizens a lot more than our own NSA does. That's one irony. But of course now Russia and China could spy on ours. John Kerry has already made this point.
Unless this incident takes the path of "World War Z", I don't think that Snowden will give anything to Iran or North Korea.
But if real secrets to get to these rogue states through China or Russia, that could open new avenues for uncoventional terror attacks back here some day, included the dreaded EMP.
The fibbies fumbled the case further by not revoking Snowden's passport until Saturday, which made it easier for Snowden to leave Hong Kong.
Makes you wonder how serious "they" are about catching him.But Congress could pressure Ecuador or other countries on trade matters and try to compel an extradition later.
If he were apprehended, any trial would take place in the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria. If I was "lucky" enough to get jury duty for that, it could shut down my own online presence for a year, because of jury sequester for a politically controversial case.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Peter Bergen and David Sterman offer a perspectve on whether the NSA spying really is what stopped terrorist attacks within the US, on CNN, here.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Cheney says that today's NSA meta-mining could have prevented 9/11, warns about other attacks if stopped
Friday, June 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Let me share Timothy B. Lee's Wonkblog piece for the Washington Post. "5 Ways to stop the NSA from spying on your", link here. I have no fluency to even take these steps, but I don't think that the "government" by itself, in my case, would present the greatest risk. Read it and laugh, or weep.. Then, just maybe, do it.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
The CIA owns a manor house on Route 123, called the Calvert House.
There are rumors of a training center in the Tidewater Virginia, at Camp Peary near Williamsburg and Ft. Eustis, and an esoteric center south of Charlottesville along US-29 at Faber. Few civilian employees would need the para-military training.
In its 9-11 booklet, the CIA uses these spellings: "al-Qa'ida" and "Usama Bin Ladin".
There is a coordinated post today on my GLBT blog.
Maybe it's time to visit the Spy Museum again in downtown Washington.