OLD MAN ON CAMPUS

O.M.O.C.

I have not sat in a college classroom since 1971. I’ve decided that I would pursue an Associate Degree, at Highland Community College.

So off I go not knowing what to expect especially today after all of the horror stories you hear about college’s these days.  Man was I in for a surprise, this college has been nothing but a complete 180 degree from what you hear.  It all started with a young lady who took me under her wing and advised me of the best and most direct path to my degree, as the director of student studies.

While I was taking my first semester via the internet, the HELP support, and the I.T. department were there if a question or needed arose.  I think I’ve talked almost to all of them by now.

In the second semester, I returned to the classroom after 40+ years. I’m in with a diverse cross section of youth from many different countries.  I’ve found that in this class of about 22, there are students from Africa, New Zealand and Turkey, in KANSAS! A of few of them are student athletes. Maybe they’ll let me coach??? When I told them, I played basketball in High school these six footers just laughed, I added BUT we were fast! More laugher.

I thought “this is going to be interesting”, a class full of energy.  Wrong these young adults have been nothing but respectful, polite, and have accepted me.  As I walk around the campus, I feel that I have a “spotlight” on me due to my age, again wrong.  The head of the book store has provided additional books to help me understand the classes better.  The Ladies in the library have shown me how to use the library systems. The lady in the snack area has been very helpful in showing me how the lunch system worked.  Alone with I.T. and the HELP departments providing all of the extra help I’ve needed has truly been amazing as they made sure all of my log-in were set, as the computer and I are not friends!

Our teacher, after 17 years at Missouri Wester has the knowledge and skills to bring us out of the dark.  She is amazing on how she handles and instructs these high energy youngsters and “jocks”.  I call it crowd control at it’s finest.

I am not writing this letter to brag but just wanted the people of our area to know about my association with this college and how the student react to authority has been nothing but a positive experience. Not like you hear on TV.

OMOC= old man on campus

Another step towards auditing the federal reserve

Another step towards auditing the federal reserve-f82.b80

Representative Thomas Massie kicked off the legislative year on January 3 with H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. This bill is the latest in a series of bills introduced by the likes of Massie and former Congressman Ron Paul calling for a congressional audit of the Federal Reserve, an event that has never taken place in the Fed’s 105-year history. On^ in the Fed’s 105-year history. Once politically unthinkable, the drive to audit the Fed has gained considerable momentum in recent years as many Democrats and even some influential far-left progressives, such as Bernie Sanders, have signaled their support.  With a president in the White House who has made no secret of his dislike for the Fed, there is a real possibility that Massie s bill—should it ever pass the House and Senate—could become law.

This bill has passed through the House with a veto-proof majority. This last Congress it passed out of committee, but the Speaker {Paul Ryan] did not pick it up. I believe if we can get it on the floor in the House and to the Senate, it would pass with a large majority; we wouldn’ t even have to worry about a veto proof majority because I believe this president would sign it.

Of course, with the House now controlled by ultra-liberal establishment such as Nancy Pelosi, who are determined to avoid any legislative matters that might resonate with a president they detest, Massie s assessment of the bill’s political prospects may be overly optimistic. But the fact that a majority of congressmen in the last Congress supported a similar bill bodes well for the movement’s eventual success.

The Fed and its supporters, for their part, remain staunchly, opposed to any congressional audit. For more than a century, they have argued that the Fed, in order to function free of political bias or attachment to special interests, must be able to operate completely independent of congressional oversight which of course would include any type of audit carried out by lawmakers.

Fed was created by an act of Congress, and from its inception has had a long history of aligning its policies with the will of powerful politicians. Treasury officials, whose debt issues the Fed buys and sells as a chief means of controlling the money supply. To argue that the Fed, its chairman, and its Board of Governors are beholden to no interests is to willfully ignore the nature and purpose of the organization. After all, the Fed is charged with managing America ‘s money supply the very money that is issued by the federal government in the first place.

Should the public and their congressional representatives come to understand how the Fed truly operates, with its network of privileged primary dealers, its shady currency trading, and its obvious tics to and preference for large banks and financial firms, pressure would be brought to bear to get rid of the Fed altogether.

For more than a century, the Fed’s monetary policies have systematically enriched the well-connected few (such as the bankers and traders who work at the Fed’s primary dealers) at the expense of the many (the rest of us, whose savings are gradually depleted by the Fed ‘s program of incessant inflation). The Federal Reserve System has fundamentally transformed the American economic and cultural landscape by creating a financial climate in which savers are punished (by inflation) and profligacy is rewarded (by unnaturally low interest rates and easy money that incentivize borrowing and spending.

‘nowadays risky home purchases, online currency trading, and other high-risk activities are regarded as the height of financial sophistication. And all because of generations of fed-fueled inflation. It is long past time to end the Fed. Congressman Massie s bill is a much-needed step in the right direction.

 

source-the New American

New JW special report: U S subsidizes Soros leftist agenda worldwide

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REMEMBER POOR SOROS IS WORTH $24.9 BILLION

The U.S. government subsidizes billionaire George Soros’ radical leftist agenda, dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to his deeply politicized Open Society Foundations (OSF) worldwide, records uncovered by Judicial Watch show, in a special investigative report, Judicial Watch documents the financial link between U.S.-funded entities and OSF affiliates to further the Hungarian-born philanthropist’s agenda seeking to destabilize legitimate governments, erase national borders, target conservative politicians, finance civil unrest, subvert institutions of higher education and orchestrate refugee crises for political gain. The special report also illustrates the financial and staffing nexus between OSF and the U.S. government.

In 2018, OSF projected expending than $530 million to promote Soros radical globalist agenda in every corner of the world under the guise of supporting democratically elected governments, strengthening the rule of law and promoting fairness in political, legal and economic systems. The reality is far different, the report shows. Soros, with the help of American taxpayer dollars, bolsters a radical- left-wing agenda that in the United States has included: promoting an open border with Mexico and fighting immigration enforcement efforts; fomenting racial disharmony by funding anti-capitalist racialist organizations; financing the Black Lives Matter movement and other organizations involved in the riots in Ferguson, Missouri; weakening the integrity of our electoral systems: promoting taxpayer-funded abortion on demand; advocating a government-run health care system; opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts: promoting dubious transnational climate change agreements that threaten American sovereignty; and working to advance gun control and erode Second Amendment protections.

The Soros network is engaged in an active effort to affect politics, economics and societies globally, including in Europe (Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary) and Latin America (Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico). Judicial Watch has successfully investigated and litigated to document the paper trail left by the OSF network as it operates, at taxpayer expense, to subvert and manipulate the sovereignty of. constitutional republics and allies of the United States. last year Judicial Watch exposed a collaborative effort between the U.S. government and Soros to destabilize the democratically elected center-right government in Macedonia. Records obtained by Judicial Watch in that investigation show that theU-S. ambassador to Macedonia worked behind the scenes with OSF to funnel large sums of American dollars to the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Relations.

The cash about $5 million—flowed through the State Department and USAH). The new report identifies OS£ affiliates worldwide that receive government funding as well as the alarming figures. The Soros operations are highly sophisticated and work across academia, the legal system, labor, agriculture and “social justice” organizations as well as religious and political groups. Key personnel in the multi-faceted OSF network are former American government officials known to leverage their status and access to benefit the OSF’s goals. The report identifies a number of them, including Barack Obamas domestic policy council director, Cecilia Munoz, who currently serves on OSF’s U.S. programs board and OSF President Patrick Gaspard, director of political affairs in the Obama White House and the U.S. ambassador to South Africa. Others include OSF Director Global Security Denis Reynolds, a former supervisory special agent with Diplomatic security service at the State Department, and OSF Senior Policy Advisor Emily Renard, a former State Department foreign service officer and Africa Policy Officer.

OSF-funded groups reportedly promoting, organizing and supporting the illegal immigrant caravan that started in Honduras are also identified in the report. Many of the leftist groups also get hefty sums directly from Uncle Sam. They include Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Constitution Society, Centro para la Action Legal en DerecHos Humanos . (Center for Legal Action in Human Rights, CALDH) and a multitude of others, including those named in a special report published by Judicial Watch in 2018 focusing on OSF in Guatemala. (Available on the judicial Watch website: http://jwatch.us/ Breaking News) The big question is, ~ why are American taxpayers funding Soros and his highly politicized OSF? Judicial Watch will continue investigating and litigating to get answers.

Federal Judge opens discovery into Clinton email usage—

2/19

A December 6,2018 ruling by 0.5- District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth excoriates both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice and orders both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system. The decision comes in our FOIA lawsuit related to the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Specifically, Lamberth ruled:  the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while secretary of state was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b). whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched) for records responsive to Judicial Watches request.

Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION: … his [President Barack Obama ‘s] State and Justice Departments fell far short. So far short that the court questions, even now, whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as secretary of state to thwart this lofty goal [Obarna announced standard for transparency] ? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching , — and disclosing the existence of – Clintons missing emails? And has State ever adequately searched for records in this case?

“At best, State’s attempt to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence. At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA and hoodwink this Court.”

Turning his attention to the Department of justice, Lamberth wrote: “The current Justice Department made things worse. When the government last appeared before the Court, counsel claimed, ‘it is not true to say we misled either Judicial Watch or the Court.’ “When accused of ‘doublespeak; counsel denied vehemently, feigned offense, and averred complete candor. When asked why State masked the inadequacy of its initial search, counsel claimed that the officials who initially responded to Judicial Watch’s request didn’t realize Clinton’s emails were missing, and that it took them two months to ‘figure out what was on… Counsel’s responses strain credulity.” (Citations omitted)

The Court granted discovery because the government’s response j to the Judicial Watch Benghazi F01A request for Clinton emails, in Judge Lamberth’s words, “smacks of outrageous conduct.” Citing an email (uncovered as a result of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit) in which Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Benghazi was a terrorist attack immediately after it happened, Judge  Lamberth asked:“Did State know Clinton deemed the Benghazi attack terrorism hours after it happened, contracting the Obama administrations subsequent claim of a. protest-gone-awry? “Did the Department merely fear what might be found? Or was State’s bungling just the unfortunate result of bureaucratic red tape and a failure to communicate? To preserve the Department’s integrity, and to reassure the American people their government remains committed to transparency and the rule of law, this suspicion cannot be allowed to fester.”

The historic court ruling raises concerns about the Hillary Clinton scandal and government corruption that; millions of Americans share.  Your Judicial Watch looks forward to conducting careful discovery | into the Clinton email issue, and we hope the Justice Department and State Department recognize Judge Lamberths criticism and help, rather | than obstruct, this court-ordered discovery.

source-judicial watch

JW sues for records of FBI meetings with Clinton law firm

2/19

Clinton-DNC used law firm to pay for anti-Trump dossier

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on November 13,2018 against the Department of Justice seeking records of all meetings in 2016 between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and the Perkins Cole law firm. The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly Paid Fusion GPS through Perkins Cole to create the “salacious and unverified” Clinton

DNC anti-Trump dossier,” The lawsuit cites a specific Fox News report that FBI top lawyer Baker met with Perkins Cole lawyers to discuss allegations of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. The unusual meeting reportedly took place weeks before the 2016 election and before the FBI secured a controversial FISA spy warrant targeting then-candidate Trump’s campaign. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to respond to October 9,2018 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department oj Justice (No. l:18-cv-02617)) seeking”- “All records concerning any and all meetings between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and one or more attorneys from Perkins Cole, the Democratic National Committee’s private law

during 2016-“October 4,2018, Fox News reported that Baker told congressional investigators that Perkins Cole lawyer Michael Sussmann “initiated contact with him and provided documents and computer storage devices on Russian hacking.” The contact was made in late 2016 as federal investigators prepared a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FlSA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

At the time, Perkins Cole had. hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig into candidate Trump’s background. Fusion GPS paid British ex-spy Christopher Steele to compile the anti-Trump dossier, memos from which were shared with the FBI in the summer of 2016.

The DNC and Clinton campaign’s funding of the unverified dossier was revealed in a memo from House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes which was disclosed publicly on February 2,2018.

According to an October 24, 2017 report by The Washington Post Perkins Colie lawyer Marc E. Elias retained Fusion GPS in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC: “The Clinton campaign. and DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’ research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.” Fusion GPS gave Steele’s dossier and other research documents to Elias .

“The real collusion scandal is the hand-in-hand effort by the Clinton campaign and the Obama DOJ/FBI to spy upon and destroy Donald Trump,” Judicial Watch President-Tom Fitton said. “The FBI, pulled.the troika of Comey/McCabe/ Strzok, became an aim of the Clinton campaign. And our new lawsuit aims to get to the bottom of the. massive scandal.” source-Judicial watch

JW sues for documents on effort to shut down Clinton foundation on investigation

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Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice on November 2,2018 for all records of communications involving any investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into the Clinton Foundation of Investigation (FBI) into the Clinton Foundation Cv-02536)) –

All records of communication [between January 1, 2016 and December 31,2016] including but not limited to emails (whether sent or received on government or non-.government-mail accounts), text messages or instant chats, sent between officials in the offices 0f the FBI Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel on the one hand, and officials in the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and/or Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General on the other hand, regarding the closure or possible closure of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Judicial Watch FOlA lawsuit directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015 – In August 2016, a related Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit broke open the Clinton Foundation scandal story the release of documents showing pay-to-play activity. An April 2009 document shows controversial Clinton foundation official Doug Band pushed for a job for an associate. In the email, Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the State Department (Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin) that it is “important to take care of [Redacted].” Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has sending him options.” Band was co-founder of Teneo Strategy with Bill Clinton and a top official of Clinton Foundation, including its Clinton Global Initiative. Included in that document production was a 2009 email in which Band directs Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert  in touch with the State Department’s “substance person on Lebanon. Band notes that Chagoury is “key guy there [Lebanon] and to us, and he insists that Abedin call Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury. Judicial Watch, since, has uncovered many other instances of seeming pay-to-play and favoritism for the Clinton Foundation at the Clinton Slate Department. in January 20l6, the FBl reportedly began investigating the Clinton Foundation, as it expanded from the email Probe. In October 2016, FBI agents were told they, did not have “enough evidence to move forward” with their investigation of the Foundation.

In 2018, a Justice Department inspector general (OIG) report, detailed evidence that the Obama Department of Justice sought to shut down  the FBI investigation of the Clinton foundation.

“McCabe [fired former deputy director of the FBI] told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG [Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, likely Matthew Axelrod] regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF [Clinton Foundation] investigation (the ‘PADAG call’). McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking-overt steps in the CF investigation during the presidential campaign. According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking, ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicate^ investigation?’ McCabe told us that the conversation was Very dramatic’ and he never, had a similar confrontation like the PADAQ call with a high-level Department; in his entire FBI career.

Reportedly, senior Justice Department officials refused FBI requests to issue subpoenas on Clinton Foundation issues in 2016. In January 2018, reports surfaced the FBI reportedly launched a new investigation into potential Clinton Foundation pay-to-play but there has been no indication it is proceeding. In October 18,2018, Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman, of the House Judiciary Committee, announced the release of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s disciplinary tile, which “reminds us how the Obama Justice Department sought to shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation during the 2016 presidential election. “The record shows the Obama Justice Department suppressed a public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It’s time for the Justice Department to stop shielding, the Clintons and produce records on this miscarriage of justice. This is part of JW ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play politics that involves multiple F01A lawsuits seeking government documents from Hillary Clintons illicit email system, as well as records related to the intersection of the State Department and e Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch’s work also served basis for the breakthrough book Clinton Cash.

source Judicial watch,

JW sues for documents on effort to shut down Clinton foundation on investigation—417jh,b43—2/19

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice on November 2,2018 for all records of communications involving any investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into the Clinton Foundation of Investigation (FBI) into the Clinton Foundation Cv-02536)) –

All records of communication [between January 1, 2016 and December 31,2016] including but not limited to emails (whether sent or received on government or non-.government-mail accounts), text messages or instant chats, sent between officials in the offices 0f the FBI Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel on the one hand, and officials in the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and/or Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General on the other hand, regarding the closure or possible closure of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Judicial Watch FOlA lawsuit directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015 – In August 2016, a related Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit broke open the Clinton Foundation scandal story the release of documents showing pay-to-play activity. An April 2009 document shows controversial Clinton foundation official Doug Band pushed for a job for an associate. In the email, Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the State Department (Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin) that it is “important to take care of [Redacted].” Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has sending him options.” Band was co-founder of Teneo Strategy with Bill Clinton and a top official of Clinton Foundation, including its Clinton Global Initiative. Included in that document production was a 2009 email in which Band directs Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert  in touch with the State Department’s “substance person on Lebanon. Band notes that Chagoury is “key guy there [Lebanon] and to us, and he insists that Abedin call Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury. Judicial Watch, since, has uncovered many other instances of seeming pay-to-play and favoritism for the Clinton Foundation at the Clinton Slate Department. in January 20l6, the FBl reportedly began investigating the Clinton Foundation, as it expanded from the email Probe. In October 2016, FBI agents were told they, did not have “enough evidence to move forward” with their investigation of the Foundation.

In 2018, a Justice Department inspector general (OIG) report, detailed evidence that the Obama Department of Justice sought to shut down  the FBI investigation of the Clinton foundation.

“McCabe [fired former deputy director of the FBI] told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from PADAG [Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, likely Matthew Axelrod] regarding the FBI’s handling of the CF [Clinton Foundation] investigation (the ‘PADAG call’). McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking-overt steps in the CF investigation during the presidential campaign. According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking, ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicate^ investigation?’ McCabe told us that the conversation was Very dramatic’ and he never, had a similar confrontation like the PADAQ call with a high-level Department; in his entire FBI career.

Reportedly, senior Justice Department officials refused FBI requests to issue subpoenas on Clinton Foundation issues in 2016. In January 2018, reports surfaced the FBI reportedly launched a new investigation into potential Clinton Foundation pay-to-play but there has been no indication it is proceeding. In October 18,2018, Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman, of the House Judiciary Committee, announced the release of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s disciplinary tile, which “reminds us how the Obama Justice Department sought to shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation during the 2016 presidential election. “The record shows the Obama Justice Department suppressed a public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It’s time for the Justice Department to stop shielding, the Clintons and produce records on this miscarriage of justice. This is part of JW ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play politics that involves multiple F01A lawsuits seeking government documents from Hillary Clintons illicit email system, as well as records related to the intersection of the State Department and e Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch’s work also served basis for the breakthrough book Clinton Cash.

source Judicial watch,

fitts interview with binney on thin threads continued

F- President Trump has held out in insisting that they were eavesdropping on him in Trump Tower and during the campaign. It seemed for a couple of weeks as though he was a lone voice, and then a variety of people jumped in and said, “Oh, guess what? This is really true,” and one of those voices was yours.

B-feed data to him through people who know him and know that this is going on. It’s no surprise and I think he very well knows what is happening. !We were part of the network trying to inform him of the realities of life in Washington – the District of Corruption

F-Yes, and they weren’t even subtle about it. Do you know what I mean? It was like a ‘in your face’ police state. That is the only way that I can describe it, but I became convinced that there was an integration of data cross-government that was being used by a variety of different industries – whether it was to sell consumer products or to manipulate the financial markets. I’m wondering if Trail Blazer was not just NSA empire-building but literally a coup d’état. !

B- The NSA and the Federal government in general have been outsourcing to a private industry the business of government. The NSA, for example, outsourced all of the infrastructure – all the computer support, all the computer acquisition, and all of the database and database management systems. That’s why Edward Snowden was working for Booz Allen as a contractor. He could get into all those databases and take that data. That also goes for all the other contractors working for them, which are the same kind of companies. They have fragments working for NSA, CIA, FBI, and so on. All these companies have tentacles into all these agencies, and they’re managing a lot of that data for them. They basically have all the power behind the scenes. !Now, each of these companies is not restricted to only intelligence; they have other divisions that work in other areas. !If one of their divisions is having a contract dispute or wants to make a bid on a contract, that gives them the ability to look into everyone in the world bidding on that contract and see where they could leverage it. So industrial espionage is one of the main problems. !I objected to this when the NSA, under Hayden, started doing this. He was the guy who came in and advocated all this nonsense and, of course, so is Congress. They were advocating some of this, too. They were all making a big mistake, and now we’re paying for it. That is really what is happening here. This gives them the capacity to do espionage on a world-wide scale.

F- When Enron first hit, I was doing a series of radio shows on Enron. One thing that had happened was the Department of Justice had failed to assert jurisdiction over many of the Enron documents. What was interesting was that the chairman of the Finance Committee on the board of Enron was the chairman of an IT provider who provided significant services to DOJ and SEC enforcement.

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F- One of the interesting ideas that I saw in A Good American is that all of this could be returned to the civil service for a much more economic result – both a more productive result and an economic result.

B- Even the financial officers that were in NSA told me personally – one after the other – that it was impossible to audit NSA because of the shell game that they play with money once they got inside NSA.

F- There was one interview, and I think it was the one that you did with Kirk Wiebe, where you described the extraordinary accounting practices and financial practices at the NSA. It’s going to be one of the links we’re putting up. !One thing that has happened that I think is the most disturbing is something called ‘targeted individuals’. We’ve tried over the last ten years to put more and more up on the website about that.

S-: Over the years Kirk and I have been approached by various people saying that they are being targeted. There is such a groundswell of people who were saying these kinds of things, so we felt we had to organize to show in some disciplined, scientific way what is possible and what is occurring, and then provide some way of being able to prove that it is happening.. to assemble the different kinds of attributes or incidents that people were sensing that were happening to them, and then categorize those. Also, to assemble information that is being published publicly that is available through open source on governmental or military development of tools that are electromagnetic that control populations in terms of perhaps riot control and similar things. That meant that once you could define it – if your symptoms mapped to a certain set of knowledge that we knew they were testing – then we would, hopefully, be able to show the spectrum they were operating in and then say, “These devices will detect that.” You could then use that and detect them and take them to a court of law

That program is, “Get me money and I’ll be happy.” Unfortunately the problem with that is that we have to pay for that as taxpayers, and occasionally some of us have to die to keep it going. : It’s a leach, that’s for sure.

F- There have been reports recently in the media that a portion of the Republican lawmakers are seriously considering not reauthorizing NSA’s full authority on reauthorizations coming up. Can you tell us anything about that.

B- Rand Paul and various other senators have been saying that they have been spied on. I’m here to tell them that they’ve all been spied on and there is nothing new here. these people are starting to wake up somewhere along the line, and they are beginning to realize how much leverage the intelligence community has on the members of Congress. They are all fundamentally under the thumb of the intelligence community, which I now call the Praetorian Guard. They are in charge, and they are the ones who are going to leverage everything. !They use the same tactics as the KGB. If they don’t have something on you that they can leverage to get you to do what they want you to do, then they will find somebody you care about and find something on them, and then leverage them against you. “You know, we are in a post-fascist state and know it, and you are in a pre-fascist state and don’t know it.”!It gets back to the concept that if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. It’s a great quote, and I have three things to say about that. First, it’s a great quote from Joseph Goebbels. Second, what you think is totally irrelevant. What you think is irrelevant; it doesn’t matter. It matters only what the state thinks. Third, Goethe captured it very well a few hundred years ago.

He said, “No one is more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free

F- One of the reasons I insisted that we go to court when I litigated with the Department of Justice is they kept making things up and throwing it at me and it was all fabricated. !I forced them to go to court because they had to put evidence behind the allegations, and they couldn’t. They cancelled the trial several times on the eve of trial; they loved to run up my expenses that way. He didn’t realize it, but he was describing the governance system in this country as basically the CIA or the intelligence community indicating that the President of the United States, and the Congress have to do what the intelligence agencies want. ; the intelligence agencies are in control, and that is a real governance issue.

B- That’s right. Schumer didn’t actually understand what he was saying. It’s much the same as the Director of the FBI, Mueller, who used to be one of my better sources of information because he didn’t know what he was saying either. !An example of this is when he went before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on March 30, 2011. He said that he met with the Department of Defense, and they created a technology database that he could get into (‘he’ being the FBI), and, with one query, retrieve all past emails and all future ones on anybody as they came in. Well, that compromised the entire collection system of NSA because he said they had all our emails. That was an outright compromise of the Stellar Wind program, which is what Comey had objected during the hospital visit in 2004. But they never fixed that and Comey agreed to something that wasn’t a fix. in fact behind the scenes under Executive Order 12333, they were collecting everything on everybody. !Even Representative Gowdy is under the impression that this is not happening

B- that the OPM got hacked and the various other people were hacked. Every time they were hacked, they would say, “Cyber security is really important. We need more money for cyber security,” but they never fixed the problems that they knew about. So this is what I call a basic swindle. Then maybe we’ll have some security. But in the meantime, stop asking for more money because you’re not giving anybody security. we are also seeing is a complete lack of integrity and security in digital systems. How is this supposed to work? How are we supposed to run everything through the internet when there are this many examples of lack of integrity? I’ve never been able to understand how this is supposed to work. !William E. Binney: It’s supposed to work in a sense that they get all the information and we get the shaft. That’s been entire point. The internet of things is very dangerous now because what that means is they now have the capacity to see a lot more into our lives and what we’re doing. That’s a very dangerous thing to do. !I would say that if you have a device that is connected to the internet, disconnect it. Make sure that you get it disconnected. If you don’t, it’s another spying mechanism on what you’re doing. : If you’re going to go on the web, it depends on who you want to protect yourself from. There are various levels of protection. If you’re interested in protecting yourself against NSA, GCHQ, and the Five Eyes; if they want you, they’re going to get you.

I always advocate inventing your own encryption system

When the Snowden material started appearing with the PRISM program and things like that, where you had companies that were participating in sharing data with the NSA, which was a direct violation of the constitutional rights of any number of countries around the world. I thought when that happened that was going to be a grand opportunity for other companies – in Europe especially – to begin to develop their own equivalency of Facebook and their own systems locally in the European Union and in the countries. now we are supporting the EU movement to mandate targeted collection of data and make bulk acquisition of data illegal in the European Union. The best thing to do, from my perspective, is to bitch and moan and gripe and groan to your local representatives and senators. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. I believe in being the squeaky wheel.

F- Are there any particular Congress people who are very strong on this issue and are providing leadership that we can support? !William E. Binney: Bernie Sanders, of course, seems to be very strong on it, as is Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. I believe President Trump. He has obviously demonstrated tremendous courage on this issue. He has clearly communicated – whether it was what happened during the campaign or the leaking since he’s been the President – and completely understands how destructive this is. It goes to the heart of a key governance question which is: Are our duly elected and authorized representatives the ones in charge, or are people who can fiddle with the communication systems and leak in charge?

F-is there anything else you would like to communicate to our subscribers? Is there anything we should have covered that we didn’t?

B- No. I just think that if you have the opportunity, sue the bastards! Get them into court. That’s the way to do it.