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Vietnam -Rising Discontent over Corruption

Vietnam-Bankers

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:
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

Are We Looking Foolish Yet?

From Armstrong Economics:

Europe still does whatever the USA orders it to do. Like Rome, all roads lead to Washington. It does not matter that the USA is spying on European politicians, it is also in a position to blackmail them so they do as the USA demands. There is no better example of this than Austria forcing the plane of the Bolivian President to land because they thought Snowden was on board.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-02/bolivia-says-morales-s-travels-entangled-by-u-dot-s-dot-snowden-hunt

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.

http://www.businessinsider.com/nsa-spying-violated-the-constituion-2013-6

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?

http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=27811905

DEA Agent Blows Whistle on CIA

“The more informed we are, the freer we are.” –Joe Madison

It is the job of the public to look for patterns of behavior that appear over and over again, demonstrating our government is not acting in the public’s best interest.

from the Montel Williams show

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.