Orwellistan? Are we there yet mommy??
Unfortunately the stuff below only starts with impeccable Democracy Now and from three nearly impeccable guests:
1. William Binney, an NSA whistle blower who worked as a manager there for more than 30 years,
2. Jacob Appelbaum, a TOR and privacy software designer and activist
3. Laura Poitras, an Oscar-nominated anti-war filmmaker intimidated by Uncle ~40 times because she is.
--Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying-U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/whistleblower_the_nsa_is_lying_us
--Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/exclusive_national_security_agency_whistleblower_william
--Detained in the U.S.: Filmmaker Laura Poitras Held, Questioned Some 40 Times at U.S. Airports http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/detained_in_the_us_filmmaker_laura
--"We Do Not Live in a Free Country": Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/we_do_not_live_in_aAnd another interview with Mr. Binney:
And here's a good measure of just how pervasive Orwellistan U.S.A. has already become:
--Confirmed: New Nationwide "Trapwire" Surveillance System Is Actively Recording, Monitoring Everything
--WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network - Business Insider
Then there are the USA domestic spy-drones:
And, perhaps, even more "interesting" tools and techniques:
--14 Incredibly Creepy Surveillance Technologies That Big Brother Will Soon Be Using To Spy On You - BlackListedNews.comDon't even have an appropriate closing. Maybe - - -
"Of course you're free. Now shut-up --- if you want to stay that way."
P.S. Great weather! How about those Cubbies! I think I'll plant zucchinis again this year. Do you guys like pizza as well as I do?