Washington – In the Pulitzer award winning article published by the New York Times, former National Security Agency intelligence analyst Russ Tice revealed that the agency held unwarranted wiretap orders for a long list of US politicians. Among whom include President Barack Obama. In 2004 of course, Obama was still a senator.
“In the summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a forty-some-year-old senator from Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives now would you? It’s a big White House in Washington D.C. That’s who the NSA went after. That’s the President of the United States now” said Tice in his interview in the Boiling Frogs Show earlier this week.
The main concern here is of course, the intelligence agency’s power to blackmail their targets based on the recordings they’ve gathered. While the Bush government did admit to the signing off on the wiretapping practice, they said that the targets were very few. This however, was contradicted by Tice saying that the NSA had and most likely used their power to gather information from millions of unknowing Americans.
Tice’s allegations against the NSA in 2005 were forgotten until recently when new reports of the NSA’s data surveillance program surfaced. According to the agency, they program was designed to monitor people who are being suspected of aiding terrorist plans against the US. They added that the NSA does not have the capability nor the desire to gather information without a warrant from millions of Americans.
On the other hand, Tice believes that recent technological advancement have significantly improved the NSA’s data gathering capabilities. He states that this can be worrisome as there is no saying as to what extent will the agency abuse their power.
Americans “should give four more years to Obama,” sidelines SnoopLion at the International Festival of Film in Toronto, Canada last Friday, where he presented “Reincarnated”, a documentary on reggae. The rapper most fluid phrasing of an entire generation, ex-sidekick Dr. Dre, dropped his name from Snoop Dogg to embrace a new career in Jamaican music.
Snoop Lion takes two terms
The quadra now, with 40 million records sold, look carefully into the campaign in the United States. Away from promoting his film, he took the opportunity voice out his opinions. Former Republican President George W. Bush “fucking mess for eight years, so we must give eight years to Obama,” he firmly told before adding: “Barack has cleaned half of this mess in four years. It is not as if you had given him a clean house”. They left him a house with a TV that did not work, clogged toilets, and nothing worked, he added with images of flowers. artist attended the national convention of the Democratic Party. “You heard what Bill Clinton said? Do you like it? “He asked the audience in reference to the much applauded speech of former Democratic president Wednesday. These are the stars behind Obama. Finally, the singer welcomed the elimination of Bin Laden. “Obama came and found, that George Bush could not catch who vanished 11 September 2001. Now if everyone can live in peace, and have a good time, it is because he has done it. ” Without any mystery, Snoop Lion joined battalions connected artists, young and glamorous that support Democrats like Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and many others.
U.S. President Barack Obama has collected in August, $ 114 million of contributions to finance the campaign for reelection, beating the first time Republican rival Mitt Romney, said his campaign manager on Monday.
“More than one million one hundred thousand Americans – including 317,000 new contributors – paying on average $ 58 gave $ 14 million in total,” the largest amount of his 2012 presidential campaign, said Jim Messina. “The key to respond to the great interests who sign checks unlimited for Mitt Romney’s campaign is to expand our donor base, and this is what we actually did in August,” said M . Messina. These payments are significant because they occur after the appointment of Paul Ryan very conservative as a running mate for Romney.vAccording to the journal of the Congress, Hill, Mitt Romney has raised 111 million for his part in August ahead for the first time by Mr. Obama the collection of money, so he was largely heading in the previous months. The Republican candidate in July maintained a net financial benefit with a reserve of 186 million against only 124 million into the coffers of Barack Obama, according to the official accounts of the Federal Election Commission.
These figures did not include the payments in August or substantial advertising expenditures made in the same month by the two candidates. Advantage should continue to Mr. Romney, who has accumulated considerable sums of money waiting to be officially designated by the Republican convention in August before legally disposing. The money paid by Obama supporters will therefore only recover a little bar. In this chapter, the campaign team of the outgoing president said that in some states the television spots Romney and activism groups his supporters are twice as large in terms of expenditure than his Democratic rival. The outgoing president nevertheless on the rise, according to a Gallup daily poll, which gave him Sunday five points ahead of his challenger in the polls.
The world is full of people who believe that everything that meets the eye and seems normal is actually fueled by hidden agendas and supported by secret groups. Conspiracy theorists have been probably around as long as human history. When simple and normal explanations do not suffice or seem completely adequate, people tend to search for inner meaning that may or may not exist. While definitive proof is always eluding us, whether you wish to go along with the conspiracy theory or believe the more popular explanations is simply a matter of personal choice.
The Olympics though, have their own set of weird theories surrounding them and here are 5 of them that have surely ruffled a few feathers over time.
The 2012 Olympics ‘Zion’ Logo:
If you look at the London 2012 Olympics log, then it is hard not to believe that it simply means ‘2012’ in some contrived fashion. But play around a bit with it and you can easily enough create the word ‘Zion’ and Iran were particularly unhappy with this unique coincidence. London 2012 Conspiracy theorists say that it is no coincidence and that it is a clear message to the world from a powerful secret society. No matter what you believe though that is $650,000 wasted on creating one very ugly logo for sure!
Phelps 7th Gold in 2008:
This one is particularly irksome since it accuses arguably the greatest talent in an Olympic pool of not winning one of his Olympic medals. According to some keen conspiracy buffs Phelps lost that race by 1/100th of a second, but IOC official claim that it was just a camera angle that made it appear that way. So, while few still complain about how the US might have paid plenty of people to secure that 7th gold, IOC clearly states nothing of the sorts ever happened.
Conspiracy against the Chinese and Cubans:
Targeting the US seems to be a popular tune at the Olympics and while knowing the actual truth behind this is probably next to impossible, athletes and official from nations like Cuba and China along with their leaders back home seem to voice the growing ‘conspiracy’ played out by the US to keep them in check and contain their medal tally using ‘disqualifications’!
Let us worship fire!
One of the biggest complaints about the closing ceremony at the 2012 games and something that the entire ‘conspiracy wing’ was very happy to use as ammunition was the amount of time that was spent during the closing ceremony highlighting fire and a giant flaming Phoenix. Many claim that it was the definitive ritual that clearly showcased the future arrival of ‘New World Order’.
E.T arriving in a space ship:
Finally there were those that strongly believed that some sort of alien beings will finally descend down upon us at the 2012 Olympics and take over the control of the world. Some even say that the 1984 closing ceremony at the Atlanta games was a precursor to judge how humans would react to aliens! Remember the alien walking out of a ‘staged UFO’ and addressing earth beings? Theories are a plenty that there was little that was ‘staged’ in all of it.