How NSA Mass Surveillance is Hurting the US Economy

Privacy may not be the only casualty of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Major sectors of the US economy are reporting financial damage as the recent revelations shake consumer confidence and US trade partners distance themselves from companies that may have been compromised by the NSA or, worse, are secretly collaborating with the...

Declassified Opinion On Bulk Email Collection Details More Abuse By The NSA

We’re still in the dark as to what specifically the NSA was authorized to collect under the heading of “metadata” in this program. The information we do have has come from Snowden’s document leaks, not from the DNI’s “magnanimous” compelled response to court orders. Considering so much of this info is already out in the...

Navy Commander Sells U.S. Classified Info For Cash, Hookers and Lady Gaga

On the same day that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told “NPR Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep that the U.S. military had to get costs under control, a senior U.S. Navy official was formally charged on Wednesday with accepting luxury trips, $100,000 in cash, “hooker services,” and even Lady Gaga concert tickets from a foreign-based...

Have We Had an Endrun Around the 2nd Amendment???

There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get...

Look Out Below: Home Sales Plunge: “Biggest Drop in 40 Months”

Last week the Sacramento Bee published a report indicating the foreclosure rates had returned to “normal” levels and that the, “foreclosure crisis that overwhelmed the greater Sacramento area for the past seven years has ended.” The Sacramento, California area was one of the hardest hit by the recession and foreclosures, with average home price declines...

The NSA’s Criminality Has Completely Destroyed America’s Credibility On The World Stage

The National Security Agency has come under an increasing amount of scrutiny following the highly publicized document leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.  These leaks have merely confirmed what many of us already knew about the NSA’s widespread spying and surveillance activities.  Snowden’s role like other high profile whistleblowers is...