Monday, June 10, 2013

Larwyn's Linx: Has the Obama administration earned our trust on phone harvesting?

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Has the Obama administration earned our trust on phone harvesting?: Moe Lane
The "worst thing the federal government has ever done": J. Christian Adams
Edward Snowden: the NSA whistleblower: Guardian

The Founder's Folly: The Supreme Court: Byron Horatio
List of Companies Cooperating with the NSA Grows to 50: Rick Moran
NSA memo pushed to 'rethink' 4th Amendment: Philip Ewing, Politico

Losing the Mandate of Heaven: Sipsey Street Irregulars
Rand Paul: Congress, not DHS, Should Decide Border Issue: Breitbart
Weekly Featured Profile: David Axelrod: Trevor Loudon

Obama Relaxing Hi-Tech Restrictions on China?: Trevor Loudon
Obama gives Chinese president Xi fabulous parting gift: Ace
The NSA Whistleblower Goes Public: Glenn Reynolds


Punching Back Twice as Hard at Eco-Statists' Catch-22: Ed Driscoll
How America Lost Its Way: Niall Ferguson
Krugman: "We Actually Don't Have A Problem With Government Debt": RCP

Scandal Central

No, We Will Not Let It Go! Who Gave the Order to Stand Down?: Lloyd Marcus
Student Loan Fraud Up 82% Under Obama: Daniel Greenfield
The Scandal Dump is a Smokescreen: Phillip Cowan

Author of Patriot Act: Never Intended to Spy on Americans as Obama is Now Using It: WZ
‘Environmental Justice,’ EPA Style: Steven F. Hayward
‘Extreme and reckless’: Rep. Issa blasts Rep. Cummings’ assertion that IRS scandal is ‘solved’: Twitchy

Climate & Energy

Compromising With the EPA: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
EPA Uses Tax Dollars for Man Cave: OzarksFirst
The EPA is a threat to farmers: Dean Fisher, Garwin, Iowa, Times-Republican


You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Movement: Robert Stacy McCain
The legal academy can demonstrate where they stand in the battle between the citizen and the DOJ: Glenn Reynolds
Washington Post Announces Paywall, Hoping to Plug Revenue Gap: Don Irvine

Former NYT reporter: Obama criminalizing reporting and gets away with it for two reasons...: Blaze
Well, If The Writer At ‘Slate’ Says We Shouldn’t Worry About Gov’t Surveillance…: Stephen Kruiser
Ruh Roh: Even Progressive Moonbats Calling for Impeachment: Moonbattery

NYT Defends Partial Walkback of Their Condemnation of Obama; How Will They Handle Snowden?: Tom Blumer
The Metastasizing of Progressivism in America: Derek Hunter
Forum: Given The Scandals Surrounding His Administration, Will Obama Finish His Second Term?: Watcher


The Resurgence of National Pride and the Future of Europe: Geert Wilders
The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 2013: Nile Gardiner
The NSA was already on to Edward Snowden before his PRISM leaks went public: NextWeb

Former CIA Operative: U.S. will NEVER get Edward Snowden from China, there’s not a chance: Scoop
Air Force Prohibiting Airmen from Reading NSA Scandal Stories: Shane Vander Hart
Former CIA Officer: Officials Considering NSA Whistleblower’s Case ‘Potential Chinese Espionage’: Evan McMurry

America Will Pay a Price for President Obama’s Inaction in Syria: Michael Barone
Obama Official to Share Stage With Three Islamists: Ryan Mauro
Insurgents attack military side of Kabul airport: Fox


What Prism slide-presentation means by "direct access" to Internet giants' servers: Cory Doctorow
Danger in 3-D: The Rapid Spread of Printable Pistols: Uwe Buse, Spiegel
Air Force Surgeon General warns of deadly virus from Middle East: Army Times


Out of the Mouths of Liberals: Ace
The real story in the NSA scandal is the collapse of journalism: Ed Bott, ZDNet
Tonight’s whiney ad nauseum news item...: Sondrakistan

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QOTD: "The administration claims authority to sift through details of our private lives because the Patriot Act says that it can. I disagree. I authored the Patriot Act, and this is an abuse of that law...

...In his press conference on Friday, President Obama described the massive collection of phone and digital records as "two programs that were originally authorized by Congress, have been repeatedly authorized by Congress". But Congress has never specifically authorized these programs, and the Patriot Act was never intended to allow the daily spying the Obama administration is conducting...

...Congress intended to allow the intelligence communities to access targeted information for specific investigations. How can every call that every American makes or receives be relevant to a specific investigation?

This is well beyond what the Patriot Act allows..." --Rep. James Sensebrenner

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