Foliehatt Friday – Is The NSA Blackmailing Americans?

NSA whistleblower Russ Tice:

Tice: Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial. But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it. And in some cases, I literally was involved in the technology that was going after this stuff. And you know, when I said to [former MSNBC show host Keith] Olbermann, I said, my particular thing is high tech and you know, what’s going on is the other thing, which is the dragnet. The dragnet is what Mark Klein is talking about, the terrestrial dragnet. Well my specialty is outer space. I deal with satellites, and everything that goes in and out of space. I did my spying via space. So that’s how I found out about this.

Our government would never do something like that, would they? I’m sure they are just trying to find commies terrorists that are hiding among us, right?

FYI: “Foliehatt” is Scandinavian for “Tinfoil hat”.


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52 Responses to Foliehatt Friday – Is The NSA Blackmailing Americans?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    At some point today we will reach 1,950,000 hits! We are closing in on 2 MILLION HITS!!!!

  2. HELENK says:

    this government is not going in a direction that is good for the American people. In one way I am glad I am my age and not the ages of my grandchildren. I do not know if they will have the luxury of growing up with the freedoms that I did. They might never even know what they lost.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I think we can find a reason to tinfoil every day 😉 As all scientists will agree, everything they research starts out as a conspiracy theory 😀

    Closing in on 2 mil, huh. You’re welcome for my 500k posts to help you there /snork.

  4. Lurker says:

    should we take a second look at Brietbart’s demise?

  5. HELENK says:

    Paula Deen gets fired for using the N word 35 years ago.

    toure and al sharpton spread racial hatred everyday and still have jobs.

    go fiqure

    • Constance says:

      OK, now I need to find some way of supporting Paula Deen. I also don’t like racial name calling but I don’t like ending peoples career for one alleged stupid mistake more than anything.

      • HELENK says:

        today if someone talked to my late mother in law they would have a heart attack. she would tell my father in law go to the store and get a jew pickle and dago bread. was it right no, but it was the way it was back then.

        • HELENK says:

          btw she lived in a neighborhood of all ethnic types and they got along.well together

        • elliesmom says:

          We had a black family living on our street when I was growing up, and there was a little girl in the family much younger than I. She had a ton of little pigtails all over her head, and my dad called her the “Little Pickaninny”. Today people would be horrified, but my dad adored her. When her dad died, my dad dug my old bike out of the barn, fixed it up, and taught her how to ride it. When my mom became ill, she offered to help my dad care for her. If my dad had ever offended her, she never let him know. I think people sometimes forget to take the intent behind words into consideration. Does meaning well, make saying something wrong, right? No, but the person needs to be educated, not condemned.

    • myiq2xu says:

      She should have said, “My bad, I thought I was a rapper”.

    • myiq2xu says:

      NY Slimes:

      The lawsuit against her was filed in March 2012 by Lisa T. Jackson, the general manager of Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, a restaurant that Ms. Deen owned with her brother, Earl (Bubba) Hiers. Ms. Jackson, who is white, said that her father was Sicilian, with dark skin, and that she had suffered prejudice as a result.

      Wait . . . what?

  6. Constance says:

    This story makes me really uncomfortable. Of course I believe it. I need an everyday tin foil wig. But I don’t think their blackmail worked on Patreaus. It did work on Justice Roberts however.

  7. Propertius says:

    You know things are scary when you guys have the same lede as Cannonfire 😉

  8. All this is just so creepy. And what’s JUST as creepy, is that all those folks who were “gone after” actually had (or were thought to have had) enough shit in their lives for which they COULD be blackmailed.

    I just want ONE – JUST ONE – public official to stand up to these bastards and scream “YEA – I DO WEAR PANTYHOSE and have a Sling in my basement – SO WHAT!” and bring this all out in the light of day.

    • wmcb says:

      THIS. The politician or judge or employee who would stand up and fucking blow the lid off, I would vote for: I don’t care if it was revealed he embezzled thousands, liked to wear a diaper and call her Mommy, or did blow off hookers naked asses on the public dime.

      Whoever helps stop this shit is a hero in my book, D or R or L or whatever, all ideology or policy aside.

  9. HELENK says:

    Crime pays under S744
    interesting on the difference in punishment between illegal immigrants and legal citizens

    • Propertius says:

      I just don’t know how you guys walk around with these things

      That’s why we’re always looking for someplace to put them.

  10. Karma says:

    Brazile and Rove go public with their romance. /s

    And the comments show the ignorance to how many years these two have been dancing together.

    • HELENK says:

      that friendship was public during the 2008 primaries

    • Propertius says:

      The very first phrase in the story is hilarious:

      Putting their political differences aside,

      As if there really were any “political differences” between factions of the Uniparty.

  11. myiq2xu says:

    Why are Republicans in such a hurry to pass a bill the Democrats want but their own party doesn’t?

  12. HELENK says:

    if the Army gave him this drug knowing the side effects why aren’t they held accountable for his actions?

    • HELENK says:

      is there any place that this guy does not try to cause distrust and discontent ?

    • Mary says:

      Wow. Read the comments. They’re scathing of the Obama administration.

    • wmcb says:

      Posted the link on facebook, with this:

      Comrades! The charges re: some imaginary surveillance state being reported in the media are scurrilous and false! In order to combat this falsehood, the administration encourages you to spy on and rat out your govt coworkers who repeat these terrible rumors, especially to the press. Help us find them so they may be punished. You may be punished also if you knew of a leaker and didn’t report him. Comrades! This is not in any way coercion or creating a climate of fear of offending the State! Please report anyone who says such lies!

    • HELENK says:

      Weasel Zippers: Scouring the bowels of the internet

      BREAKING: NSA Leaker To Be Charged With Espionage…Update: Snowden Charged With Espionage, Theft, Conversion Of Government Property, U.S. Asks Hong Kong To Detain Him

      • HELENK says:

        AFP) – US authorities have filed espionage charges against rogue intelligence technician Edward Snowden and asked Hong Kong authorities to detain him, the Washington Post reported Friday.

        Citing US government officials, the report said that a sealed criminal complaint had been lodged with a court in an eastern district of the US state of Virginia and a provisional arrest warrant had been issued.

  13. wmcb says:

    So not only did the actual IRS Commisioner visit the WH over a hundred times, his chief of staff visited over THREE HUNDRED times.

  14. myiq2xu says:

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