Posts filed under “War/Defense”

10 Reasons Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

The Putin Put: Ukraine Dragging Down Your Portfolio?

On the first of each month, I send a letter to our investors describing what we see in the world relative to their portfolios. We always try to identify some “big picture” issue, usually one that is overlooked. The goal is to have our clients understand our thought process. One of my favorite analytical devices…Read More

Category: Investing, War/Defense

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – Which Congress Made An Independent Agency in 2007, But Which Just Became Operational – Says NSA Spying Is ILLEGAL AND UNNECESSARY Major New Voice Slams NSA Spying Experts – including congress members say that the NSA’s spying program is illegal. Officials in the legislative, judicial and executive branches…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

NSA Apologists Try to Smear Snowden

NSA Apologists Try to Smear Snowden as a “Russian Spy” … Exactly Like Authorities Tried to Smear Daniel Ellsberg, Ben Franklin and Samuel Adams ~~~ But Even the FBI and NSA Say There’s No Evidence that Snowden Worked With Others ~~~ While NSA apologists like Mike Rogers say that Snowden is a Russian spy, the…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

We Vanquish Terrorism When We Tap Into the Huge Reserve of Courage Within Each One of Us, and Refuse To Be Terrorized   Northwestern professor Peter Ludlow writes in the New York Times: Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the state. Machiavelli notoriously argued that a good leader should induce fear in…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Spying On Metadata

NSA Spying On “Metadata” Is As Bad As Listening to the Content of Our Phone Calls … Or WORSE Why Spying On Metadata Is Even MORE Intrusive than Listening to Content The government has sought to reassure us that it is only tracking “metadata” such as the time and place of our phone calls, and…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense

Why Does Anyone Still Believe the NSA?

Only a FOOL Still Believes the NSA   The NSA and other intelligence officials have been repeatedly caught lying about their spying programs. Officials in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government all say that the mass surveillance on Americans is unnecessary: 3 Senators with top secret clearance “have reviewed this surveillance extensively and…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

NSA Spying On Congress

What It Really Means The NSA pretty much admitted to spying on Congress this week. It’s not the first time.  David Sirota notes: When I asked U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) if the NSA was keeping files on his colleagues, he recounted a meeting between NSA officials and lawmakers in the lead-up to a closely…Read More

Category: Legal, War/Defense

Clues to Future Snowden Leaks Found In His Past

Work for Covert NSA Facility at University of Maryland May Be Hint Only a tiny fraction of Snowden’s documents have been published. What’s still to come? We believe one hint comes from Snowden’s past as a security specialist at one of one the NSA’s covert facilities at the University of Maryland. Pre-Crime and the NSA…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

The Big Lie About NSA Spying

Even Before 9/11, NSA Knew In Real-Time Which Countries Both Parties to Phone Calls Were In In finding the NSA’s metadata collection program legal today, Judge William Pauley III ruled: The September 11th terrorist attacks revealed, in the starkest terms, just how dangerous and interconnected the world is. While Americans depended on technology for the…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense