Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ted Kaufman

Perhaps the main problem: ...even more importantly, once you see the intelligence, it is much easier to determine how the intelligence has been gathered and stop that source.
The people I know who are involved in intelligence oversight believe in our Fourth Amendment rights.

The mentality usually begins to be that they're the experts or they know the experts, so they know better and so forth. There's never any corruption in it among the insiders. Nothing to see there, move along.

Meanwhile, back in reality it seems inevitable that a faction will use the information attained by spying for insider trading, blackmail and so forth. So everyone should have just stuck with the principles that the Founders laid out in the first place, archaic and outmoded as they supposedly are by now. But instead it seems that people usually get too wowed with insider knowledge or wooed with insider trading. Is it the intelligence services serving the oligarchs, or the oligarchs servicing and maintaining the intelligence services? (Was the body of an investigative journalist/Hastings cremated recently without the consent of his family? Did the intelligence services execute one of the associates of the Boston boys while interviewing him? How far are corrupt politicians and oligarchs going to let the intelligence services go? And who is serving who in their business partnerships?)

Blogger mynym said...
Look at it his way, maybe he's not going crazy and becoming demented based on dementia. Maybe that's the way that almost everyone in DC is becoming. As if they weren't already crazy and corrupt enough.

Decentralize... or die?
July 17, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Blogger mynym said...
A note on Hastings:Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings’ body was cremated against his family’s wishes, destroying potential evidence that could have contradicted the explanation that he died as a result of an accident, according to San Diego 6 reporter Kimberly Dvorak. Report: Michael Hastings’ Body Cremated Against Family’s Wishes I'm reminded of Sibel Edmonds, basically almost getting herself killed by the FBI and multinationals working in the intelligence services. I don't think people realize what whistle blowers are up against or why there are so few given the level of corruption these days. Bradley Manning is looking pretty pale and thin, huh?

Interesting to note on Hastings: (Rolling Stone features Boston bombing suspect on cover)  (????)

This might get more interesting than it already is if more people get interested in real investigative journalism. Not the fake journalism and "This just in, official sources just took a leak on me!" stuff in the mainstream/corporate media.

And ultimately, real journalism (RIP Hastings) and the free flow of information (RIP Aaron Swartz) may wind up protecting your civil rights more than a compromised, demented or corrupt Congressman will. Aren't they always lagging indicators of trends anyway?

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