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:
FROM THE GUARDIAN:
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

FROM NBC:
Wary of tracking, users flock to DuckDuckGo

FROM VENTUREBEAT:
PRISM fears give private search engine DuckDuckGo its best week ever
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/prism-fears-give-private-search-engine-duckduckgo-its-best-week-ever/#8HyslWmMGVBvIvfZ.99

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…

OBAMA ORDERS FED WORKERS: SPY ON EACH OTHER

Are Scandals Pushing Obama to Start War?

From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

At the moment when the Obama administration is feeling more heat than ever before, it starts another war. Suddenly everyone in the mainstream media is talking all about Syria and not about the IRS scandal, Benghazi, NSA snooping or any of the other political scandals that have popped up in recent weeks. As if on cue, Obama made headlines all over the globe on Thursday by claiming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the rebels “multiple times”, and that the U.S. was now ready to do more to assist the rebels.

What I find intriguing is we fought al qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we are supplying  al qaeda–the rebels–in Syria.

Rep. Jeff Duncan Asks Why IRS Trains with AK-47s

Representative Jeff Duncan from South Carolina recently toured a Department of Homeland Security facility as part of his Congressional oversight committee duties. While at the DHS, Duncan observed Internal Revenue Service agents training with AK-47’s. Duncan is asking why the policing branch of the IRS needs, in the Congressman’s words, “standoff capabilities.”

Good question, Congressman. I’d like to know, too.

Here’s a copy of the Congressman’s Tweet on the topic.

Rep. Jeff Duncan@RepJeffDuncan9h

I’ll be on John Gibson’s radio program at 1:05 to discuss the #IRS training with semi-automatic weapons. #PJNET #tcot

Important Information to Protect Your Accumulated Wealth

Today many people are losing their savings to higher food and fuel costs, not to mention the effect of rising utility, cable and internet bills. People who have saved for the future are seeing their savings erode at an average of 8% a year.

What can you do to help yourself?

Catherine Austin Fitts, a former consultant to Presidents on economic matters, discusses with former CNN newsman Greg Hunter what is creating the current economic environment and what you can do. I call the video below MUST SEE TV.

Two tips that come from the video:

1. Invest in things for your home that cut your overhead (translate: electric bill, water bill, etc.) An example would be adding a wood burning stove if you have a traditional fireplace. Another example would be sealing your air leaks around doors and windows with new gasketing, insulation or caulking material. Or turn off lights when you leave a room.

2. Find ways to make yourself useful to your neighbors and to others.

Enjoy the video. Watch it all. The gold nuggets are scattered throughout.

In case the video disappears, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-xjFkW2NuE

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. . . .

How the IRS Spends the Money It Collects

The Treasury inspector general for tax administration, the same source as the crushing report exposing the IRS persecution of conservative groups, released a
report highlighting the spending and “questionable expensing” by IRS staff who blew through $49 million across 225 conferences between 2010 and 2012. The source of the money was largely unused cash meant to hire more enforcement
agents. Instead it was spent on things like the previously mentioned Star Trek parody, ad hoc drawn paintings of Abraham Lincoln and “motivational speakers” whose primary requirement is to be flown in first class.

Source: www.zerohedge.com