Posts Tagged ‘NSA’

Angry Birds no. 2

By mike flugennockFriday - January 31st, 2014Categories: Obamarama, War on Terror, liberty, media

For the record, I own a smartphone; I have a grand total of one third-party app — Twitter — don’t let Facebook anywhere near my phone, and I sure as hell don’t waste time playing Angry Birds. So, I wasn’t exactly surprised to discover that the NSA was slurping smartphone users’ private information by taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of “leaky” apps, and that Angry Birds was apparently the worst offender of the lot.

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Chris Christie Festival

By mike flugennockSaturday - January 18th, 2014Categories: Obamarama, Party Animals, War on Terror, elections, environment, media

It’s time once again for the latest headlines of the day on MSNBC… and here with the headlines is Barbie Anchorbabe…

It’s not as if there hasn’t been a metric shit-ton of important news happening in the past week or so. You’ve got the Mexican “autodefensas” battling the drug cartels, the Fullerton, California cops who beat and tasered a homeless man to death, Obama’s worthless tap-dancing NSA speech — but probably the biggest story of the week has to be the massive chemical spill in Elk River, West Virginia, which left 300,000 people in nine counties without fresh water.

Of course, you wouldn’t know that from watching the Democratic Party noise machine in action at MSNBC, which has spent almost all of its available air time this week on the trumped-up “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey involving Governor Chris Christie, who’s also considered a major hopeful for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination. Coincidence? Naahhhh.

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Yes, We Scan!

By mike flugennockSunday - October 27th, 2013Categories: Obamarama, War on Terror, liberty, media

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A far healthier turnout than I’d expected was on hand on Capitol Hill today to mark the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act with a protest against NSA abuse of citizens’ privacy under the Obama Administration.

A coalition of groups ranging from Code Pink and ThinkProgress to the Libertarian Party and FreedomWorks came together for an event that was “not about Left or Right, but about Right and Wrong”. Now, that’s bipartisanship.

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By mike flugennockTuesday - June 11th, 2013Categories: Obamarama, War on Terror, liberty, media

The recent outbreak of revelations regarding the mass surveillance and data mining operations against American citizens by the NSA made it rather serendipitous that I’d finally get around to finishing this poster — a parody of this Apple iPhone ad — this week.

Actually, this idea’s been rattling around for nearly a month, inspired by the revelations concerning the Justice Department’s data slurping of Associated Press phone records, the surveillance of Tea Party groups’ tax records by the IRS, the fiasco at the US “consulate” in Benghazi, Obama’s tap-dancing over the Keystone XL pipeline, the US State’s shielding Monsanto against consequences for its bullying of farmers over the accidental spread of GMO plants onto their lands — and the notorious “Obama Phone Lady” video from the last Presidential freak circus.

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