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Snowden Bombshell: Downloaded All the roster of US public employees…

Edward Snowden, the former contractor at the National Security Agency took with him multiple “Doomsday” packages of information when he departed the country and began revealing how intensely the US Government is spying on its own citizens.

He has the personal home info for all Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, Judges, Bankers, Corporate Boards of Directors and more!

 posted this Feb. 8, 2014

Snowden Bombshell: Seems he downloaded entire roster of U.S. government – all names, home addresses and other personal info of **all** officials and gov’t employees — including law enforcement — plus bankers, corporate boards of directors and more!

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At a classified briefing for members of Congress which took place on Wednesday, members found out that Snowden took with him:

  • a complete roster of absolutely every employee and official of the entire US Government.
  • The names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone and personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US Government.
  • The files include elected officials, Cabinet appointees, Judges, and  **ALL** law enforcement agency employees including sworn officers.
  • Similar files with the personal information of EVERY government contractor and all employees of that contractor!
  • Similar files with all the personal information of EVERY Bank Corporation, their operating officers and their Boards of Directors, including all current and former members of the Federal Reserve
  • Similar files with all the personal information about anyone holding any type of license from the Government such as Doctors, Lawyers, Stock Brokers, Commodities Traders . . . . and many more.
  • Similar files with all the personal information of EVERY non-bank Corporation in the U.S., including their operating officers and Boards of Directors.

Snowden has made it clear that if he is arrested, if he vanishes, or if he “dies” from any cause whatsoever, ALL of the information in his possession will be published publicly.

TRN has confirmed that, working through Julian Assange and his “WikiLeaks” organization, copies of the encrypted data have already been distributed to more than 1,200 web sites around the world.

Those sites have agreed to conceal the information until such time as contact with Snowden is “lost.”  Once contact is lost, the sites have been told they will receive the Decryption keys via CD ROM, E-mail and P2P / Bit-Torrent file transfer.

Once the decryption keys are sent, the sites have been instructed to wait a specific amount of time to confirm Snowden’s disappearance, arrest or death and upon expiration of that time period, to publish the decrypted materials.

Making the situation all the more dire for the government is that Snowden has made clear he will release some of the information under certain “other” circumstances.

For instance,

1. if Martial Law is declared in the US or if any elections are canceled for any reason, all the government employee info goes out.

2. If an economic collapse takes place, all the Banker/Stock Broker/Commodities Trader information goes out.

3. If Corporations start hyper-inflating prices, all the information about them, their officers and Board of Directors will go out.

Snowden literally has the most powerful people in the United States in an inescapable stranglehold.  If any of the things articulated above take place, everyone throughout the country will know exactly who to blame and exactly where they live.

One can only speculate that under the right conditions, it might not be long until those responsible for the problems of our country, faced consequences for their actions; consequences delivered one at a time, in the dark of night, when there is no help . . . . and no escape.

Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from the classified briefing “shocked” at the amount of information he reportedly took with him beyond the NSA surveillance programs.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the Armed Service panel’s Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee and also a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the briefing on the defense consequences of Snowden’s leaks was “very highly classified,” and therefore details couldn’t be discussed.

Thornberry did say that lawmakers “left the briefing disturbed and angered” after hearing that the leaks by the former Booz Allen Hamilton employee “went well beyond programs associated with the NSA and data collection.”

He characterized the leaks as so severe that they “compromise military capability and defense of the country” and “could cost lives” — while they “will certainly cost billions to repair.”

“His actions were espionage, plain and simple,” Thornberry said.

Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) read his statement rather than making comments on the fly “because of the seriousness of this issue and the sensitivity” of the information they’d just heard.

“Ed Snowden isn’t a whistleblower; he’s a traitor,” McKeon said.

No matter what opinion people hold of the data collection programs, he added, people should be “shocked and outraged to find that a substantial amount of the information has nothing to do with the NSA.

SOURCE: PJ Media

About Ask Marion

I am a baby-boomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us.

So far… we haven’t done very well!! Favorite Quotes:

The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy”;

“Do something that scares you every day!”;

“The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place”.

Note 1NSA Whistleblower Snowden in Exile as the Obama Scandals List Grows

Note 2: Israel has already all the files of the Lebanese people through the corrupt governments and via the foreign intelligence services based in Lebanon.

In what ways can Spending creates jobs?

What do you think can create jobs? Can government budgeting for better infrastructures (roads, trains, communication network, allocating more money to city and town administration and management…) create jobs? Can Creative enterprises create jobs? Can spending on military hardware create jobs? Can empowered communities create jobs?

Polish economist Michael Kalecki wrote something to that effect: “If common people start to admit that the government can create jobs, then the message is to reduce the perceived importance of business confidence”  Which means, the business people and multinational financial enterprises will lose the grip on holding government hostage to spending big money on totally destructive projects (more performing military jets, nuclear weapons, sparing the ultra rich so that they keep confident in the system…) that do not benefit the economy of the vast majority of citizens.

John Maynard Keynes offered a partial answer 75 years ago, when he noted a curious “preference for wholly wasteful forms of loan expenditure, rather than for partly wasteful forms” Why?  Partially wasteful projects tend to be judged on strict ‘business’ principles.” For example, spend money on some useful goal, like the promotion of new energy sources, and people start screaming, “Waste!” Spend money on a weapons system we don’t need, and those voices are silent, because nobody expects F-22s to be a good business proposition anyway. That is funny.  Mankind twisted mind is funny, until the weapons are used, phosphorous bombs dropped, cluster bombs carpeting entire land…

Keynes suggested that government bury bottles full of cash in disused mines and letting the private sector dig them back up. Government may bury old jets with some cash, and let people figure out where they are buried…

PAUL KRUGMAN published in the New York Times under “Bombs, Bridges and Jobs” (I rearranged the article and edited slightly):

“A few years back, Representative Barney Frank coined an apt phrase for many of his colleagues: “weaponized Keynesians”.  They are the colleagues in Congress who believe “that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important research or retrains workers, but when it builds airplanes that are never going to be used in combat, that is of course economic salvation.”

Right now the weaponized Keynesians are out in full force — which makes this a good time to see what’s really going on in debates over economic policy.

What’s bringing out the military big spenders is the approaching deadline for the so-called supercommittee to agree on a plan for deficit reduction. If no agreement is reached, this failure is supposed to trigger cuts in the defense budget.

Faced with this prospect, Republicans — who normally insist that the government can’t create jobs, and who have argued that lower, not higher, federal spending is the key to recovery — have rushed to oppose any cuts in military spending. Why? Because, they say, such cuts would destroy jobs.

Consequently, Representative Buck McKeon, Republican of California, once attacked the Obama stimulus plan because “more spending is not what California or this country needs.” But two weeks ago, writing in The Wall Street Journal, Mr. McKeon — now the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — warned that the defense cuts that are scheduled to take place if the supercommittee fails to agree would eliminate jobs and raise the unemployment rate.

What makes this particular form of hypocrisy so enduring?

First: Military spending does create jobs when the economy is depressed and when government decide to building up the military readiness. In the same vein, I recently suggested that a fake threat of alien invasion, requiring vast anti-alien spending, might be just the thing to get the economy moving again.

Second: There are darker motives behind weaponized Keynesianism. For one thing, to admit that public spending on useful projects can create jobs is to admit that such spending can in fact do good, that sometimes government is the solution, not the problem.

Fear that voters might reach the same conclusion is, I’d argue, the main reason the political right has always seen Keynesian economics as a leftist doctrine, when it’s actually nothing of the sort. However, spending on useless or, even better, destructive projects doesn’t present conservatives with the same problem.

Third: Appeals to confidence have always been a key debating point for opponents of taxes and regulation.  For example, Wall Street’s whining about President Obama is part of a long tradition in which wealthy businessmen and their flacks argue that any hint of populism on the part of politicians will upset people like them, and that this is bad for the economy.

Once you concede that the government can act directly to create jobs, however, that whining loses much of its persuasive power — so Keynesian economics must be rejected, except in those cases where it’s being used to defend lucrative contracts.

The sudden upsurge in weaponized Keynesianism reveals the reality behind our political debates. At a fundamental level, the opponents of any serious job-creation program know perfectly well, that such a program would probably work, for the same reason that defense cuts would temporary raise unemployment. But they don’t want voters to know what they know, because that would hurt their larger agenda like keeping regulation and taxes on the wealthy at bay.”

Paul Krugman wrote: “Indeed, much of the evidence that Keynesian economics works comes from tracking the effects of past military buildups. Some liberals dislike this conclusion, but economics isn’t a morality play: spending on things you don’t like is still spending, and more spending would create more jobs”.  I think that is a shallow argument. What has been spent on military buildups turns to a huge deficit once a preemptive war is launched.  The effects are felt right after the war, and for many decades later. Preemptive wars are decided upon mainly to absorb the lower middle class citizens off the streets in times of economic downturns and sending them overseas to be killed and maimed…

One critic wrote: “How can one disengage ethics from economics when it affects the well being of all humans and of Earth? Krugman has so ossified his views that he attempts to summarize Keynes with a single quote.  Spending does not create jobs; creative people and entrepreneurs create jobs. Giving handouts to corporations, particularly those in the business of selling arms, creates corruption, indulgence and death.

Note: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/can-capitalism-be-reformed/


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