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  • The government's real problem with UFOs

    12/09/2021 2:48:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Many view the United States as having the most sophisticated and capable national defense and intelligence apparatus globally. In totality, this is arguably true. However, often not taken into account is that all of America's capabilities rarely, if ever, come together to achieve a unified objective. Instead, you have constant and bitter bureaucratic infighting, with agencies often distrusting each other and operating as their own fiefdoms. Take, for example, Project GUNMAN. In 1978, the NSA discovered a sophisticated radio transmitter inside a false chimney in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The NSA told the CIA and State Department that the...
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: Federal agencies weaponized against conservatives

    11/14/2021 12:00:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    twitter ^ | Nov 14 | Congressman Massie
    @RepThomasMassieDOJ, FBI, IRS, DOEdu, CDC, BLM, OSHA, ATF, EPA… These agencies are either mildly or aggressively weaponized against conservatives depending on which party wins the elections. It’s a fallacy that they can be staffed by 75-90% liberals and serve all Americans impartially.
  • Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites

    09/21/2021 1:15:51 PM PDT · by devane617 · 74 replies
    wapo ^ | 09/21/2021
    Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys and other instigators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity. But that veil abruptly vanished last week when a huge breach by the hacker group Anonymous dumped into public view more than 150 gigabytes of previously private data — including user names, passwords and other identifying information of Epik’s customers. Extremism researchers and political opponents have treated the leak as a Rosetta Stone to the far-right,...
  • The NSA and 9/11

    09/12/2021 9:55:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    twitter ^ | Sep 12 | Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald The NSA has been given billions of dollars a year to spy on the US & the world. Its primary (ostensible) purpose is to protect the country by detecting planned attacks against the US. The head of that agency in the months leading up to 9/11, and on 9/11 itself, was @GenMhayden .
  • ‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

    09/05/2021 9:00:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4 Sep 2021 | Ed Pilkington
    It took Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers to reveal the staggering extent of the government’s spying on its own people as institutional checks failed.. ... Panic made us politically vulnerable... That vulnerability was exploited by our own government to entitle itself to radically expanded powers that had for decades been out of reach. ... The Patriot Act, which swatted away longstanding rules preventing the state from monitoring US citizens without “probable cause”, was passed .. lightning-fast ... granting domestic law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers. ... green light for the FBI and CIA to carry out “roving wiretaps” where agents...
  • Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan refuses to call the Taliban the enemy and says 'it's hard to put a label on it'

    09/01/2021 8:58:39 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/01/2021 | Katelyn Caralle
    Jake Sullivan wouldn't classify the Taliban as an enemy of the U.S. – or really put them under any classification – during a Tuesday interview upon the president declaring an end to the 20-year war in Afghanistan. 'What is the Taliban? Are they now our frenemy, are they our adversary, are they our enemy? Are they our – what are they?' MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked Sullivan. 'Well, it's hard to put a label on it,' Biden's national security adviser responded. He added: 'In part because we have yet to see what they are going to be now that they're...
  • Report: Amazon Receives Secret $10 Billion NSA Contract

    08/11/2021 6:58:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2021 | LUCAS NOLAN
    Tech and e-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly been awarded a secret cloud computing contract from the NSA worth up to $10 billion. Nextgov reports that the tech giant Amazon has been awarded a $10 billion cloud-computing contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). According to protest filings obtained by Nextgov, the contract is named “WildandStormy” and appears to be part of an initiative by the NSA to modernize its storage of classified data. Microsoft has challenged the awarding of the contract, according to Government Accountability Office records. An NSA spokesperson commented: “NSA recently awarded a contract for cloud computing services...
  • Much of the NSA’s most prized intelligence data may be moving to the cloud. (amazon, bezos)

    08/11/2021 10:10:41 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 8-10-21 | Frank Konkel
    The National Security Agency has awarded a secret cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon Web Services, Nextgov has learned. The contract is already being challenged. Tech giant Microsoft filed a bid protest on July 21 with the Government Accountability Office two weeks after being notified by the NSA that it had selected AWS for the contract. The contract’s code name is “WildandStormy,” according to protest filings, and it represents the second multibillion-dollar cloud contract the U.S. intelligence community—made up of 17 agencies, including the NSA—has awarded in the past year. In November, the CIA awarded its...
  • NSA watchdog begins internal investigation after agency denied then admitted it WAS monitoring Tucker Carlson's emails

    08/10/2021 12:02:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 10 2021 | RACHEL SHARP
    The internal watchdog for the National Security Agency (NSA) has launched an investigation into its 'unmasking' of Tucker Carlson - after the spy agency initially denied he was ever under surveillance. NSA Inspector General Robert Storch released a statement Tuesday announcing a review into recent allegations that the NSA 'improperly targeted the communications of a member of the US news media.' The IG did not mention Carlson by name but a source confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it relates to the Fox News host.
  • Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers

    02/22/2021 5:09:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2021 | By Raphael Satter
    WASHINGTON - Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators. Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies issued a report noting that some features in a piece of China-linked malware it dubs “Jian” were so similar they could only have been stolen from some of the National Security Agency break-in tools leaked to the internet in 2017. Yaniv Balmas, Checkpoint’s head of research, called Jian “kind of a copycat, a Chinese replica.” The...
  • Facebook-Funded “Researchers” and the New York Times Team Up to Attack Gab

    08/08/2021 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Gab ^ | August 6, 2021 | Andrew Torba
    This evening I received an email (shared below) from Davey Alba at the New York Times. Davey explained that “researchers” from two organizations with direct connections to and funding from Facebook were defaming both myself personally and Gab as a whole for spreading “misinformation.” I’ll get into the baseless and defamatory claims, but first I’d like you to tell you a little more about these two organizations. Stanford Internet Observatory is led by Alex Stamos who is the former Chief Security Officer for Facebook. The CTO of Stanford Internet Observatory, David Thiel, also worked at Facebook before starting at SIO....
  • Which Biden Official Asked The NSA To Unmask Tucker Carlson?

    07/30/2021 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    https://thefederalist.com ^ | 30 Jul 2021 | Fred Fleitz
    Immediate steps must be taken to stop this abuse of U.S. intelligence agencies to weaponize intelligence against American journalists. Fred Fleitz By Fred Fleitz JULY 30, 2021 Last week, a National Security Agency (NSA) investigation quietly confirmed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s allegation that it had collected his electronic communications. The NSA also admitted the content of Carlson’s communications was leaked to the press after they “unmasked” Carlson’s name to a Biden administration official. The NSA cannot legally target the communications of Americans without an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court. However, such communications are often “incidentally” collected...
  • National Sheriffs’ Association A 'NO' On Chipman For ATF Boss

    07/29/2021 10:45:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 29, 2021 | Chis Eger
    A vocal anti-gun group advisor tapped to lead federal firearms regulators is drawing increasing flak from law enforcement groups as his Senate confirmation teeters in the balance.The National Sheriffs’ Association this week wrote President Biden that his nomination of retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives supervisor David Chipman to lead his former agency is not one that the organization supports. Lee Williams, who broke the story of the NSA's rejection, details the group's leadership met with Chipman, but weighing his recent history of controversial statements and employ by gun control organizations, feel he is not the right man...
  • In the Land of the Boy Who Cried Wolf

    07/23/2021 5:00:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2021 | Erick Erickson
    Tucker Carlson has an audience of around 3 million viewers, which is more than any other news program and most other programs generally. It is still only 3 million people out of a nation of 330 million people. In the grand scheme of things, Tucker Carlson is influential in the way many others are -- he has a core fan base that listens to him, generally trusts him, talks to other people and posts on the internet. Nielsen ratings showed Rush Limbaugh had tens of millions of listeners, but the TV networks rarely focused on him. They focused on Carlson...
  • Photos & Video: Allegations Surface Online That The Man Who Publicly Harassed Tucker Carlson In A Fishing Shop Is A CIA Asset And The Whole Thing Was Staged

    07/25/2021 6:47:07 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 58 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 07.25.2021 | Ray Pearson
    Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson was confronted on Friday at a fly-fishing store in Livingston, Montana, by Instagram user Dan Bailey, who posted a video of the encounter to his account, according to Slate and HuffPo. “Dude, you are the worst human being known to mankind,” Bailey said to Carlson in the video. Carlson repeatedly replied, “I appreciate that.” As Bailey began to challenge Carlson on the impact of his views, Carlson whispers, “Settle down, son.” Bailey tells Carlson not to call him a son before the video ends. Video below: Twtter LinkBut an internet sleuth alleged that the...
  • 'You’re the Worst Human Being Known to Mankind’ – Crazy Leftist Gets in Tucker Carlson’s Face at Fly Fishing Shop (VIDEO

    07/24/2021 7:10:22 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 70 replies
    GP ^ | July 24, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    An unhinged leftist confronted Fox News host Tucker Carlson at a fly fishing shop in Livingston, Montana on Friday. “You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that,” Dan Bailey, a fishing guide said as he got in Tucker Carlson’s face. Tucker kept his cool but stood his ground. “Settle down, son,” Tucker said as he walked away in an effort to deescalate, but the man followed him around and continued to argue. The original video was posted to Dan Bailey’s Instagram account and he claimed Tucker Carlson killed people with vaccine misinformation. “This...
  • In an effort to harm Tucker Carlson, NY Times columnist breaks journalistic ethics rule, outs confidential source

    06/24/2021 4:22:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Jun, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Tucker Carlson is the left’s “current Bogeyman No. 2, after Donald Trump”. Tucker Carlson is the left’s “current Bogeyman No. 2, after Donald Trump,” observes J. Peder Zane in a commentary at Real Clear Politics, and I think he is right. Night after night, Carlson goes in depth uncovering hypocrisies, lies, and outrages being perpetrated by the powerful and connected elites that run the country and its media. So, as with Trump, powerful members of the media are willing to break the old rules of journalism to take him down. The object of Zane’s critique is Ben Smith, formerly the...
  • The White House knew about the Tucker 'confrontation' (at Fly fishing bait shop) and the entire set-up was planned out in advance, per WH official

    07/26/2021 9:02:46 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 131 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | July 25, 2021 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec Just In: The White House knew about the Tucker 'confrontation' and the entire set-up was planned out in advance, per WH official 8:24 PM · Jul 25, 2021
  • REPORT: NSA Investigates Itself, Concludes NSA Did Nothing Wrong When Spying On Tucker Carlson

    07/23/2021 6:09:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    National File ^ | July 23, 2021 | GABRIEL KEANE
    The National Security Agency has reportedly conducted an internal investigation which found that the National Security Agency did nothing wrong when surveilling the communications of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The NSA did admit that Carlson’s identity was “unmasked” by unidentified government officials, according to The Record. The Record reported on Friday that “two people familiar with the matter” told the publication that the Fox News host’s communications “were not targeted – as the NSA has previously stated publicly – nor intercepted through so-called ‘incidental collection,'” though the agency reportedly found that “Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties...
  • Spying and Smearing is "Un-American," not Tucker Carlson

    07/17/2021 9:47:38 AM PDT · by lasereye · 14 replies
    substack ^ | July 14, 2021 | Matt Taibbi
    On Monday, June 28th, Fox host Tucker Carlson dropped a bomb mid-show, announcing he’d been approached by a “whistleblower” who told him he was being spied on by the NSA. “The National Security Agency is monitoring our electronic communications,” he said, “and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.” The reaction was swift, mocking, and ferocious. “Carlson is sounding more and more like InfoWars host and notorious conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones,” chirped CNN media analyst Brian Stelter. Vox ripped Carlson as a “serial fabulist” whose claims were “evidence-free.” The Washington Post quipped...