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Obama´s NSA Speech: More mush
from the proto-tyrant

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 1/18/2014 9:03:30 AM

Yesterday, President Obama delivered a speech to an audience at the Justice Department on NSA telephone spying that, in typical fashion, said very little of substance but sounded nice until you paid attention. Almost every change announced included a backdoor that vitiated any substantial change. (snip) Obama is behaving like a tyrant, but doing it sneakily, with the connivance of a mainstream media that refuses to present to their audience the alarming stories of what is really going on. The low information majority is blissfully unaware that the organs of state power are being mobilized to suppress Obama´s political opponents. In

      


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Obama´s NSA Speech: More mush
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 1/18/2014 9:03:30 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, President Obama delivered a speech to an audience at the Justice Department on NSA telephone spying that, in typical fashion, said very little of substance but sounded nice until you paid attention. Almost every change announced included a backdoor that vitiated any substantial change. (snip) Obama is behaving like a tyrant, but doing it sneakily, with the connivance of a mainstream media that refuses to present to their audience the alarming stories of what is really going on. The low information majority is blissfully unaware that the organs of state power are being mobilized to suppress Obama´s political opponents. In

   

 

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Posted By: magnante- 1/16/2014 9:35:44 AM     Post Reply
Did you hear about the students at a famous university who have gotten upset because a member of a small racial minority there was pictured in an ad directed at the student body? For some reason, the national media doesn't find this anti-diversity position of much interest. However, local media have the story. WTOP-TV Washington reports: A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University students from winter break has rankled the Howard community because the ad pictured a young, white female. The vast majority of students at Howard, a historically black university, are African-American.
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Posted By: magnante- 1/15/2014 9:10:53 AM     Post Reply
The poor whites of Appalachia may have become unfashionable, but they have not gone anywhere. The current political left´s obsession with both income inequality and so called White Privilege overlooks a lot of history. How quickly does the left forget. Or perhaps it is more a matter of fashion. In 1964, when LBJ declared his War on Poverty, the area he mentioned by name was not the urban ghettos of Detroit, Watts or Harlem but rather the isolated rural counties of Eastern Kentucky. Four years later, in 1968, Bobby Kennedy decided to run for the presidency mere days after touring

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Posted By: magnante- 1/6/2014 7:26:17 AM     Post Reply
t´s hard enough being old, with your faculties declining as you become a prime target for scammers and hucksters. But to make matters worse, you are also being cheated and persecuted by your own government. I don´t think "persecuted" is too strong a word. The present Democratic regime is throwing you under the bus, in favor of the young (and often unemployed) voting groups that they depend upon to keep them in power. And as to "cheating", bankers and financiers, whose ranks include greedy pillagers of retirement funds, are being joined by the government itself, which has developed its own methods



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