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2014-04-12 07:39:47 AM
 
2014-04-12 07:46:06 AM
The NSA monitors everything. They are hoarders. If there is something they can get, they will.
 
2014-04-12 07:59:53 AM
The Peeping Tom is getting paid handsomely.

He is a gubmit operative. He works in a big high-security building.

His life has purpose. He is working for national security.

He is a peeping tom and if he does not deliver, then well sooner or later six positions merge into four, then four into two.

So these nameless useless assholes have to keep up the momentum, pretend to be alert to espionage and sabotage and moose-limb boogeymen. But they might as well be playing Solitaire on their computers.

(Some are, most likely.)

Talk about a mammoth boondoggle. Talk about wasted resources. Talk about home-grown peeping tom fascism.

It's why I call that republic BlimpSnitch.
 
2014-04-12 08:05:06 AM
This needs the obvious tag.
 
2014-04-12 08:06:08 AM
He's a peeping tom techie with X-ray eyes
 
2014-04-12 08:11:30 AM

Bruce the Deuce: He's a peeping tom techie with X-ray eyes


Awesome.  Love that song.

images4.mtv.com
 
2014-04-12 08:17:50 AM
The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.
 
2014-04-12 08:18:19 AM
We're so busy with ourselves, that we're forgetting to get intel on everybody else. And so Russia took us by surprise.
 
2014-04-12 08:23:44 AM
It's important to believe everything you read on the Russian news service web site, right serfs?
 
2014-04-12 08:33:33 AM
ObamaNSA, ObamaDrones, Obama-IRS-SWAT-Team

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1E8EKHU220120320?irpc=932

Have a nice day
 
2014-04-12 08:36:58 AM
In before "If you aren't doing anything illegal then you shouldn't care."
 
2014-04-12 08:42:51 AM
Now. Set it off now!
 
2014-04-12 08:43:27 AM
Sorry subs, but I've actually had great luck with Delta. United, on the other hand, sucks donkey balls.
 
2014-04-12 08:46:58 AM

skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.


The difference here is that it is illegal for the NSA to spy on domestic communications. Spying on foreign communications is their farking job, on the other hand.
 
2014-04-12 08:48:56 AM
I hope they enjoyed my stuff. Basically a bunch of Facebook updates with me repeating how cool it was to be online at 35000 feet.

/wasnt cool
 
2014-04-12 09:03:30 AM
So that Wi-Fi network called 'NSA Surveillance Van #3' might be legit?
 
2014-04-12 09:09:53 AM
Where's the scary part? The tag say's "SCARY" but it is rather "OBVIOUS".
 
2014-04-12 09:11:58 AM
Thanks Obama...   (-:
 
2014-04-12 09:12:54 AM
The NSA has done more to undermine US-based information security than all other terrorist and foreign intelligence organizations combined.
 
2014-04-12 09:16:51 AM

skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.


It's their farkin' *JOB* to spy on the governments of foreign nations.
 
2014-04-12 09:35:46 AM
Bombs coming out now.
 
2014-04-12 09:36:06 AM
This flight is a bomb.


Oops, typo, I meant the bomb

/Hello no fly list
 
2014-04-12 09:41:57 AM

Caffienatedjedi: This flight is a bomb.


Oops, typo, I meant the bomb

/Hello no fly list


"Brb gonna drop a bomb in the bathroom"
 
2014-04-12 09:47:12 AM

LarryDan43: Caffienatedjedi: This flight is a bomb.


Oops, typo, I meant the bomb

/Hello no fly list

"Brb gonna drop a bomb in the bathroom"


They'd really freak if a bunch of people started playing Scorched3D on their laptops.
 
2014-04-12 09:51:41 AM

Tobin_Lam: Where's the scary part? The tag say's "SCARY" but it is rather "OBVIOUS".


That fact that it's obvious is scary.
 
2014-04-12 09:52:50 AM
Can I get a drink back here?
Anyone?
 
2014-04-12 10:03:24 AM
I've appended a list of buzzwords to my mail for years, just to keep them busy.
 
2014-04-12 10:15:34 AM

dittybopper: skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.

It's their farkin' *JOB* to spy on the governments of foreign nations.


It is. And it is the job of the State Dept to refrain from activities which damage US reputation and anger our allies. The intelligence community must learn that just because you can, that doesn't mean you should.
 
2014-04-12 10:21:51 AM
Well, now I know how I can get back the plane back to the gate if they ever decide to trap me in it.
 
2014-04-12 10:37:57 AM

kim jong-un: dittybopper: skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.

It's their farkin' *JOB* to spy on the governments of foreign nations.

It is. And it is the job of the State Dept to refrain from activities which damage US reputation and anger our allies. The intelligence community must learn that just because you can, that doesn't mean you should.


No, just because you can, you should. This is the NSA's job. Just like it's Germany's job to try and spy on us.
 
2014-04-12 10:50:22 AM

SpeedyBB: The Peeping Tom is getting paid handsomely.

He is a gubmit operative. He works in a big high-security building.

His life has purpose. He is working for national security.

He is a peeping tom and if he does not deliver, then well sooner or later six positions merge into four, then four into two.

So these nameless useless assholes have to keep up the momentum, pretend to be alert to espionage and sabotage and moose-limb boogeymen. But they might as well be playing Solitaire on their computers.

(Some are, most likely.)

Talk about a mammoth boondoggle. Talk about wasted resources. Talk about home-grown peeping tom fascism.

It's why I call that republic BlimpSnitch.


You forget to take your meds?
 
2014-04-12 10:59:53 AM

svanmeter: ObamaNSA, ObamaDrones, Obama-IRS-SWAT-Team

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1E8EKHU220120320?irpc=932

Have a nice day


Obama started the NSA? I had no idea...
 
2014-04-12 11:09:25 AM
As someone whose job it is to modify aircraft to allow wifi use for passengers I have to say that passenger convenience is not worth tearing the plane apart so some knuckle dragger can watch cats doing stupid shiat on their phones rather than just polity setting there.
 
2014-04-12 11:15:31 AM

OOBE Juan Kenobi: svanmeter: ObamaNSA, ObamaDrones, Obama-IRS-SWAT-Team

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1E8EKHU220120320?irpc=932

Have a nice day

Obama started the NSA? I had no idea...


So Obama is not at the helm? The NSA is part of the government that Obama runs (in case you weren't aware). If Obama is not running things, then who is? ObamaDrones, Obama-IRS-SWAT-Teams, ObamaSpyNetworkNSA...
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1E8EKHU220120320?irpc=932
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished BY your anger. Buddha
 
2014-04-12 11:37:05 AM

vygramul: kim jong-un: dittybopper: skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.

It's their farkin' *JOB* to spy on the governments of foreign nations.

It is. And it is the job of the State Dept to refrain from activities which damage US reputation and anger our allies. The intelligence community must learn that just because you can, that doesn't mean you should.

No, just because you can, you should. This is the NSA's job. Just like it's Germany's job to try and spy on us.


In a way it is kind of nice that everyone is spying on each other in the world. When you just don't know what another country is doing or why they are doing it, generals get all paranoid, trigger fingers get itchy, and wars get started out of fear. Countries spying on each other generally keeps the world a more stable place. Assassinations of heads of state and other nefarious things are what I have more of a problem with.

Now governments spying on their own citizens. That's a whole different ball of wax, and doesn't really do the world much good.
 
2014-04-12 11:48:44 AM
NSA's attitude when they are caught doing something and see that people are outraged:

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-12 12:38:09 PM
And apparently it's considered an invasion of privacy to read publicly disseminated information.
 
2014-04-12 12:52:42 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: It's important to believe everything you read on the Russian news service web site, right serfs?


I'm 50-50 on this.

On one hand, it's Russia Today.

On the other hand, Snowden now lives in Russia, and I'm pretty sure the whole "he must stop leaking things that hurt our American allies" is no longer in play--if it ever was (which I seriously doubt).

So I'm not finding it at all hard to believe that it could be, and probably is, true. But the more likely explanation is not that they took advantage of it, but that they created it to begin with (reference the multiple articles regarding them weakening encryption in the first place). I realize it's probably total tinfoil hat, but a year ago, anyone who said the government was reading your texts, emails, and listening to your phone calls would've been called a tinfoil hat wearer (or committed to a crazy house), so there is that.
 
2014-04-12 01:04:41 PM

Aigoo: HotIgneous Intruder: It's important to believe everything you read on the Russian news service web site, right serfs?

I'm 50-50 on this.

On one hand, it's Russia Today.

On the other hand, Snowden now lives in Russia, and I'm pretty sure the whole "he must stop leaking things that hurt our American allies" is no longer in play--if it ever was (which I seriously doubt).

So I'm not finding it at all hard to believe that it could be, and probably is, true. But the more likely explanation is not that they took advantage of it, but that they created it to begin with (reference the multiple articles regarding them weakening encryption in the first place). I realize it's probably total tinfoil hat, but a year ago, anyone who said the government was reading your texts, emails, and listening to your phone calls would've been called a tinfoil hat wearer (or committed to a crazy house), so there is that.


On the gripping hand, Snowden doesn't really know he's talking about and neither does Greenwald. It's like him telling you he read the ColbertReport twitter feed and can now tell you everything you need to know about Stephen Colbert.
 
2014-04-12 01:14:15 PM
I'm glad they do. We don't need to make it any easier to coordinate terror attacks while in flight. You really aren't that important that you need to be constantly connected, but if you still feel you are, you can deal with the NSA babysitting the playground.
 
2014-04-12 01:49:24 PM
VPN is your friend.
 
2014-04-12 02:14:32 PM

Caffienatedjedi: This flight is a bomb.


Oops, typo, I meant the bomb

/Hello no fly list


"This flight is da bomb" probably gets autocorrected to "a bomb." I wouldn't know though as I don't have a smart phone.
 
2014-04-12 02:16:36 PM
I guess they're looking for any tweets like "Got my weapon past #TSA. Gonna hijack this once I get back from the bathroom. #ransom # 9-11 #ohthehumanity"
 
2014-04-12 03:11:42 PM

Fubegra: LarryDan43: Caffienatedjedi: This flight is a bomb.


Oops, typo, I meant the bomb

/Hello no fly list

"Brb gonna drop a bomb in the bathroom"

They'd really freak if a bunch of people started playing Scorched3D on their laptops.


Oh dear, there goes my weekend.  Thanks.
 
2014-04-12 03:30:14 PM

destrip: VPN is your friend.


False sense of security.
 
2014-04-12 04:03:27 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: SpeedyBB: The Peeping Tom is getting paid handsomely.

He is a gubmit operative. He works in a big high-security building.

His life has purpose. He is working for national security.

He is a peeping tom and if he does not deliver, then well sooner or later six positions merge into four, then four into two.

So these nameless useless assholes have to keep up the momentum, pretend to be alert to espionage and sabotage and moose-limb boogeymen. But they might as well be playing Solitaire on their computers.

(Some are, most likely.)

Talk about a mammoth boondoggle. Talk about wasted resources. Talk about home-grown peeping tom fascism.

It's why I call that republic BlimpSnitch.

You forget to take your meds?


Hi Utah! How's it hangin'? What's up with the wives?

/ Just take a peek at the building, the sterile Mormon environment, the job description, the kind of creepy people you'll be working with, excuse me, "patriots", the mammoth meaningless results you'll be churning out on a daily basis, and ask yourself "Is this what I got an M.A. in Computer Science for?"
 
2014-04-12 06:02:06 PM
Tweets "Hi Jack" to the son...
 
2014-04-13 12:03:23 AM

kim jong-un: dittybopper: skinink: The NSA Spied on Angela Merkel, and right in Germany a few blocks from the parliament they planted spy devices on the roof of the Embassy. If they're spying on heads of state in their own countries then I'd guess there's nowhere the NSA won't go to spy on anyone.

It's their farkin' *JOB* to spy on the governments of foreign nations.

It is. And it is the job of the State Dept to refrain from activities which damage US reputation and anger our allies. The intelligence community must learn that just because you can, that doesn't mean you should.


That doesn't stop anyone ELSE from doing anything they freaking feel like doing (from CEOs to soccer moms), why should it apply to the NSA?
 
2014-04-13 06:05:47 AM

vygramul: Aigoo: HotIgneous Intruder: It's important to believe everything you read on the Russian news service web site, right serfs?

I'm 50-50 on this.

On one hand, it's Russia Today.

On the other hand, Snowden now lives in Russia, and I'm pretty sure the whole "he must stop leaking things that hurt our American allies" is no longer in play--if it ever was (which I seriously doubt).

So I'm not finding it at all hard to believe that it could be, and probably is, true. But the more likely explanation is not that they took advantage of it, but that they created it to begin with (reference the multiple articles regarding them weakening encryption in the first place). I realize it's probably total tinfoil hat, but a year ago, anyone who said the government was reading your texts, emails, and listening to your phone calls would've been called a tinfoil hat wearer (or committed to a crazy house), so there is that.

On the gripping hand, Snowden doesn't really know he's talking about and neither does Greenwald. It's like him telling you he read the ColbertReport twitter feed and can now tell you everything you need to know about Stephen Colbert.


So, according to this logic, the NSA isn't spying, Snowden and Greenwald are both utterly incompetent at reading and understanding what they're looking at (as is Poitras), and anyone who doubts Alexander is either crazy, stupid, or un-American?

Sorry. I've worked in intelligence, have an IQ greater than that of a dust bunny, and I know better.

There may have been others more qualified than Snowden for his particular position, but I've read articles that claim to have interviewed people who worked with him--they disagree with his methods, but not his allegations. Thomas Drake doesn't seem to have many reservations or doubts about the allegations made by Greenwald based on the Snowden documents, either.

Using other people's passwords to access classified information is, in fact, a crime. Yes, Snowden did do that and yes, it was a criminal act. But gross violations of the 4th Amendment and the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (Article 12, if you're interested. The US signed in, I believe, 1948), along with a possible (Not an international lawyer--or any other kind--so can't say for sure. It's a stretch, but considering that the US has, in fact, been in a state of Congressionally-approved war since October of 2002, it is possible that it could be applicable if someone internationally wanted to be an extreme asshole to Bush or Obama--or both) violation of GCIV, Art. 33: "No persons may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation...are prohibited." might kind of outweigh a hacking charge to prove said violations.

It's worth noting that China has never signed GCIV, but several studies have been done on China's used of intimidation as a means of controlling the people--Tienanmen Square being the most extreme example, re-education through labor as used to punish revolutionaries and those who hold ideas contrary to government-approved ideas being the more common example.
 
2014-04-13 10:23:43 AM

Aigoo: vygramul: Aigoo: HotIgneous Intruder: It's important to believe everything you read on the Russian news service web site, right serfs?

I'm 50-50 on this.

On one hand, it's Russia Today.

On the other hand, Snowden now lives in Russia, and I'm pretty sure the whole "he must stop leaking things that hurt our American allies" is no longer in play--if it ever was (which I seriously doubt).

So I'm not finding it at all hard to believe that it could be, and probably is, true. But the more likely explanation is not that they took advantage of it, but that they created it to begin with (reference the multiple articles regarding them weakening encryption in the first place). I realize it's probably total tinfoil hat, but a year ago, anyone who said the government was reading your texts, emails, and listening to your phone calls would've been called a tinfoil hat wearer (or committed to a crazy house), so there is that.

On the gripping hand, Snowden doesn't really know he's talking about and neither does Greenwald. It's like him telling you he read the ColbertReport twitter feed and can now tell you everything you need to know about Stephen Colbert.

So, according to this logic, the NSA isn't spying, Snowden and Greenwald are both utterly incompetent at reading and understanding what they're looking at (as is Poitras), and anyone who doubts Alexander is either crazy, stupid, or un-American?

Sorry. I've worked in intelligence,


people.virginia.edu

I believe you.
 
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