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Vietnam -Rising Discontent over Corruption


The global trend that is brewing against corruption is absolutely everywhere. Vietnam is dealing with rising public anger over corruption that has unfolded in and out of government. Duong Chi Dung (C-front), 56, is the former chairman of Vinalines, and his accomplices stand in the local People’s Court in Hanoi. The top two executives were sentenced to death for embezzlement as authorities try to allay rising public anger over corruption. Where US bankers got bonuses after 2007, the story is very different elsewhere.

Duck Duck Go–No Record of Your Searches

Want a search engine that keeps no record of your searches? Here’s what the press is saying:
NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic

Wary of tracking, users flock to DuckDuckGo

PRISM fears give private search engine DuckDuckGo its best week ever

From the Drudge Report

•Watch lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors…

•Odd working hours, unexplained travel…

•Monitor co-workers stress, divorce, financial problems…

•Track online activities…

•Those failing to report face penalties, criminal charges…


Court and Senator Say NSA Has Violated Constitution

Historically, the NSA prided itself on its internal code of conduct. Something happened to this once moral agency. It crossed a line from following the law to violating it.

So says Senator Ron Wyden, talking about domestic intelligence collection by the NSA and the findings of the court (FISC) charged with overseeing NSA’s collection program:

“… on at least one occasion the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held that some collection carried out pursuant to section 702 minimization procedures used by the government was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment.”

We don’t know the details of the classified order, but it’s clear that it’s a very important aspect of the domestic spying apparatus that even the court overseeing the program found it straying into illegal territory, says Business Insider.

Here’s the relevant text of the amendment:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Business Insider has written an article on this topic, including other sources of information about intelligence collection by the agency. You may read it by clicking the link below.

When Those In Power Break the Law

William Binney, formerly in leadership at the NSA, says that testimony to Congress that says that the NSA doesn’t have access to content of e-mails is “an outright lie.” He’s an insider from the Agency. He knows.

Someone should tell the NSA that lying to Congress under oath is a crime. Where is law enforcement? What will be the tipping point that makes America wake up and stand up for the Constitution of the United States of America?

Congressional Probe Hints IRS Targeting Has Larger Scope

Isn’t it interesting that our government keeps doing stupid things, lying about it, then getting caught telling lies. An example follows, excerpted from a longer article on Yahoo:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators are starting to see cracks in the Internal Revenue Service argument that a small group of agents in the Cincinnati office solely targeted conservative political groups.

. . . two agents in the IRS’s Cincinnati office say they believe their work was being closely monitored by higher-ups in Washington. One agent, Elizabeth Hofacre, complained to investigators that she was being micromanaged by Washington when she processed applications for tax-exempt status by tea party groups, according to a transcript of her interview with investigators.

Her interview suggests a long trail of emails that could support her claim. . . .

Okay to Seize Farms in Obama Executive Order

Most Americans don’t yet realize that President Obama has already signed an  executive order declaring government ownership and control over all farms, food,  livestock, seeds, farm equipment and more. I’ve covered that news in full detail  here:….

The  executive order is published at…