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NSA to Destroy Records Collected Under Phone Spying Program

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement concerning the retention of metadata collected in accordance with section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.

“On June 29, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court    

George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch
George Bush. The Patriot Act originated on his watch

approved the Government’s application to resume the Section 215 bulk telephone metadata program pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Act’s 180-day transition provision. As part of our effort to transition to the new authority, we have evaluated whether NSA should maintain access to the historical metadata after the conclusion of that 180-day period.”

Sounds good on the surface but the NSA will maintain the communication until November 29, 2015. The Intelligence Analysts will have access to that data which go back five years. Beltway translation: Democrats own this mess and want to get rid of records before Obama leaves office. However, as authorized by the USA FREEDOM Act, technical personnel will have access to the historical metadata for an additional three months. The records will be removed from NSA’s data banks sometime in January 2016.

After November 29th the NSA will require phone companies to maintain metadata and make it readily available upon request by government officials. In short, the purge of records from federal  computers will not end the program but rather move the record keeping from the government to private companies, the same companies which sell phones manufactured by Foxconn.

Notice to privacy advocates–this is not a victory. Just lipstick on a pig. It is not the reform that privacy advocates had hoped for. Not only will the NSA have unlimited access to phone records collected during the last five years, the government has transformed phone companies into a warehouse for future collection. And government agencies and departments will have full access to all records and information compiled by telephone companies throughout the nation.

The only entity that can stop this practice of federal espionage against the American people is the Foreign Intelligence    

Justice Roberts
Justice Roberts

Surveillance Court. But the FISA court is run by John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. And whether he has been blackmailed by the Obama Regime as many believe, or is just a typical liberal masquerading as a conservative, Roberts is unlikely to deny the federal government any of the information it desires.

Americans would have never known the scope of phone data   

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden

collection by the NSA were it not for Edward Snowden, the former CIA agent who leaked information concerning the criminal activities of the Obama Regime and its spies in the NSA. A petition demanding a pardon for Snowden, containing some 160,000 signatures, has been ignored by the White House.

Time now for a quiz. The large scale collection of phone metadata started 5 years ago. Who was the President?

 

Obama Administration: Hides portion of Iran Deal from Congress and American people

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Obama’s legacy will be his lack of transparency, as he is hiding key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear deal from Congress and the American people. Even though Obama has been trying to sell this deal to the American people on The Daily Show and in fund raisers nobody is buying it. Like another infamous Obama boondoggle, Congress will have to pass this monstrosity if the American people want to see what is in it. In a statement released by Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan): “The Obama administration has failed to make public separate side deals that have been struck for the ‘inspection’ of one of the most important nuclear sites—the Parchin military complex.” (1) Congress and the American people are being suckered again. In an attempt to bypass Congress Obama offered the Deal for UN approval.

Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been in separate negotiations with Iran about the inspection of the Parchin military complex. The complex is long-suspected of being used to research long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. One of the sensitive sites discussed in the original deal, now it will be off limits or moved to another remote location.

In the second side deal the Iranians won’t have to admit how far along they are along in developing a nuclear weapon. No one will be allowed to know, not even IAEA. Iran is not required to allow IAEA to inspect its facilities and may already have a working bomb. Hell they can test it in North Korea and the diplomats will be clueless! The checks and balances of Obama’s deal are nonexistent. In short “Iran won.” Of course Obama has celebrated the brilliance of the agreement as he depends on the ignorance of John Kerry (5) and Democrat voters. As a bonus, Hanoi John volunteered the U.S. to protect Iran’s nuclear ambition from Sabotage! (4) Must be the pain pills.

The Obama Administration refused to make this public until White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice took time off from watching YouTube videos and told White House Stenographers in the media that the Iran agreement is a “strong deal” and the administration has provided Congress with “all documents that have been shared with us by the IAEA.” They will not be made public, meaning they will undoubtedly be on WikiLeaks by the end of the month. Sen. Cotton told the media: “That we are only now discovering that parts of this dangerous agreement are being kept secret begs the question of what other elements may also be secret and entirely free from public scrutiny.”

To add insult to injury the head negotiator for Iran, Abbas Araghchi, is bragging “that that the Islamic Republic will continue to import and export arms freely across the globe without restriction.” (3) He insists during the negotiations that Iran will be able to “purchase and ship military hardware at any time and from any place, according to the comments made on state-controlled television.” The Obama Administration surrendered that point, saying Iran needs to import and modernize weapons for its own national security. If only the United States had a few politicians who were concerned with America’s national security! As for the State Department, it’s no secret they have no interest in protecting this nation or its citizens.

Withholding secrets that may affect the world’s security is criminal. By failing to disclose these secret side deals, the Obama administration is asking Congress and the American people to trust, but not verify. A known supporter of terrorism cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. Now the rouge Islamic republic, with the help of incompetent fools, has started a Middle East arms race. No matter who wins, innocent people will die. This is one time our enemies (Russia and Chine) just might save us from our own stupidity.

Sources:
1. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421453/iran-deal-hidden-congress-Obama-admin-house-republican-
2. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421461/congressmen-discover-secret-deals-iran-agreement
3. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-vows-to-buy-weapons-anytime-anywhere/
4. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/kerry-admits-u-s-will-help-protect-irans-nuclear-program-from-sabotage/
5. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/22/republicans-call-on-obama-to-reveal-side-deals-in-iran-nuke-agreement/
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African Royalty a boon to American Citizens

 Members of the Royal families of two African nations are providing wealth and care to the American people. Here are their stories as told by one lucky guy:

I won a Nigerian lottery according to
an email from a Nigerian prince.

He holds the sum of ONE MILLION DOLLARS Nigerian1
in my name and he wants to send it to me FREE!
All I have to do is give him my bank account numbers and send him $500.00 US dollars cash,
to show my good faith so he can transfer the money!

 

 

 

And then I got ANOTHER email.

It’s from a KENYAN prince who wants to
give me FREE healthcare for life!   All I have to do is give him:
MY BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS,
MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER,

MY CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION
and pay $700 per month for a policy with only a $10,000 
deductible.Nigerian2Then he can make it happen!
Am I on a roll or what !!!!

 

The Deal to Iran’s Nuclear Program is History Repeating Itself

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” – George Santayana

30 September 1938 after signing of the Munich Agreement British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared “Peace for Our Time.” Despite the jubilation, Adolf Hitler had no intention of honoring the agreement and invaded Poland.

The Iran nuclear deal is similar to the 1994 Agreed Framework Bill Clinton signed with the North Koreans. During his press conference he said “This is a good deal for the United States.” “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.” Now they have nukes.

Eleven years later Obama said in an address “Iran is permanently prohibited from pursuing a nuclear weapon under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which provided the basis for the international community’s efforts to apply pressure on Iran.” History will be repeating itself because there is no such provision in the Iran Deal. Obama and his administration have no sense of History.   Obama 2

Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers. Obama celebrates because he believes this will be a legacy of his time as sovereign, until Major Garrett asked a legitimate question at a celebratory news conference. Iran is celebrating because they know it’s a joke. The deal legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program.  Iran will keep its core nuclear facilities, continue research to develop nuclear weapons, develop missiles, and some sanctions have been lifted. Inspections what inspections? Iran can cheat all they want without the fear of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency timely inspections of nuclear facilities.  

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani


The Constitution

Article II. “He (The President) shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur”. The President can only can negotiate a treaty but cannot obligate the United States to comply with the treaty unless two-thirds of the Senate approves.

The Republican led congress threw that protection away by passing the Corker Bill. This bill is considered ratified unless two-thirds or more say “no!” The Establishment Republicans just guaranteed that the Iran nuclear treaty will be ratified, no matter  

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R)
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R)

how bad it is. The Congress surrendered another one of its constitutional obligations to stop an out-of-control community organizer. How soon they forget that Americans gave them the majority in congress to stop this Alinskyite. Someone from K Street must have a real sweet business deal with Iran, money well spent.  

 

A Record of Failure

Since assuming office every foreign policy under this administration has failed, why will a useless agreement with an Islamic Republic be any different? Never mind that Americans are being held prisoner in Iran. After all, Iran supports terrorists who killed Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hanoi John Kerry boasted “this agreement addresses Iran’s potential pathways to fissile material for a bomb exactly as we said it would – with appropriate limitations and transparency in order to assure the world of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.” (1) It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Iran will have a nuclear arsenal before Obama leaves office.

Sometimes it’s just so hard to be humble!

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Since I read a lot, and doing so makes it rather easy to connect the dots, I occasionally publish “Ed’s Fearless Forecasts.” They are generally distributed to a few faithful friends who will permit me to say “I told you so,” or have the good grace not to mention it when my forecasts fail. (My record, so far, is about 50/50.)

Realizing that the closing of the “Guantanamo Naval Base and Prisoner Recreation Facility” is high on the President’s priority list, and observing that his several efforts at closing it have not been particularly successful, last December 18th I offered the following prediction:

“President Obama’s next step, after restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, will be to cancel the US lease for the military and penal facility at Guantanamo Bay, turning the facility back over to the sovereign nation of Cuba.”

Six months later, on June 24th, standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba after more than half a century of hostilities. The two countries have agreOBAMA AND CASTROed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. And President Obama said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana this summer to “proudly raise the flag over our embassy once more.”

The reopening of the embassy “is not merely symbolic,” the President said. It will mean the U.S. will be able to “substantially increase our contacts with the Cuban people.”

But, as was the case with Putin in the Ukraine, and with the Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran, the U.S. is saying “pretty please”, but Raul Castro is saying “not yet.”   RAUL CASTRO

Although President Obama has loosened the trade embargo with a range of measures designed to increase economic ties with Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro has said that Cuba welcomes the measures, but has no intention of changing its system. To the contrary!

In addition to the demand that this US vacate the “illegally occupied” Guantanamo facility, a condition President Obama was quick to accept, Cuban President Castro has produced an additional list of demands, including — so far:

• An “up front” end to any US economic blockade.
• All radio and TV broadcasts beamed toward Cuba must stop.
• Deliver “just compensation of hundreds of millions of dollars to our people for the human and economic damage that they’ve suffered.”
• An end to US support for Cuban dissidents and the removal of Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

I could go ahead right now and predict that President Obama will be so anxious for a legacy setting agreement with the Communist dictator that he will concede all this and more as the time for formal diplomatic recognition approaches.

But that would be too easy, wouldn’t it?