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New U.S. Cyber Command Raises Privacy Concerns

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New U.S. Cyber Command Raises Privacy Concerns
NPR ^ | 26 June 2009 | Brian Naylor

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:20:57 PM by BGHater

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has created a new cyber command in the Pentagon as part of the Obama administration’s focus on cyberdefense. The new command will be headed by the director of the secretive National Security Agency. Privacy advocates worry about the role of the NSA and the militarization of the Internet.

In a memo this week, Gates said the nation’s increasing dependency on cyberspace, alongside a growing array of cyberthreats and vulnerabilities, adds a new element of risk to national security. The memo says a new command is necessary, capable of synchronizing war-fighting effects across the global security environment.

James Lewis, a cybersecurity analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, says Gates’ memo is a significant move for the Department of Defense.

“The significance is that it’s a recognition by DOD of how important cyberspace has become for national security writ large and for how we fight wars in the future, so it’s a big organizational step forward,” Lewis says.

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, now the director of the National Security Agency, will lead the new command.

The Defense Department has been low key about it. Analysts say that’s to soothe concerns that it wants to take over the nation’s computer networks. Privacy advocates worry about the role of the NSA, which monitors foreign communications and is not supposed to engage in domestic spying.

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Video: Bachmann Too Loopy for Beck?

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Video: Bachmann Too Loopy for Beck?
Little Green Footballs ^ | June 27, 2009 | Charles Johnson

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:10:35 PM by EveningStar

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) goes on the Glenn Beck Comedy Hour, and repeats her contention that the government might use census data to round people up and put them in internment camps.

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An Auction You MUST FOLLOW: TRUE STORY Barack Hussein Obama Kenya Birth Certificate

June 27, 2009 2 comments

An Auction You MUST FOLLOW: TRUE STORY Barack Hussein Obama Kenya Birth Certificate
E-Bay Auction ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2009 | colmado_naranja

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 2:55:02 PM by Yosemitest

    TRUE STORY Barack Hussein Obama Kenya Birth Certificate

    Description (revised)

    Dear eBay Community (sellers and bidders),

    Within the last 72 hours I’ve twice listed President Barack Obama’s African birth certificate for auction here on eBay. The auction has been canceled twice now by eBay.

    The first cancelation was done in what eBay describes as being in the interests of keeping my account safe. Ebay was under the impression that a third party had accessed and compromised my account, that this third party put up the Barack Obama African Birth Certificate auction and that I had no knowledge of the said listing.

    Below are copies and pastes of the three ebay alerts that I received when the first auction was pulled (President Barack Hussein Obama Kenya Birth Certificate – item # 160344374585).

    …. [excerpt]

    “This is auction is for a certified copy of President Barack Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate.

    President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in The Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya at 7:24 PM on August 4th 1961.

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Open Letter to Freepers: The U.S. As You’ve Known It Is Already Dead

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Open Letter to Freepers: The U.S. As You’ve Known It Is Already Dead
Reuters ^

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:41:27 AM by quesney

While reading the following news story:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/motoringAutoNews/idUKTRE5406CF20090501

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I was reminded two very important quotes from John Adams about the American Revolution:

* As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar, perhaps singular. What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 – 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington. o Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1815-08-24), The Works of John Adams

What do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations… This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution. * Letter to H. Niles (1818-02-13)

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In other words, years before the American Revolution, there had been a revolution in people’s minds about the way things were and the way things should be.

Forget the disputes over just how real are Obama’s high poll numbers. This is beyond Obama, or even his current followers.

Whether we realize it or not, the US went through another mental revolution of thought over the past few decades — maybe beginning as far back as the anti-war protests of the 1960s, maybe to Roosevelt’s New Deal, maybe to Lincoln forcing a more centralized Union…whatever.

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Obama’s eligibility issue: Why the British Citizenship argument is a red herring

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Obama’s eligibility issue: Why the British Citizenship argument is a red herring
The Greater Evil ^ | 06/27/09 | Polarik

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:13:50 AM by Polarik

In a recent press conference, Les Kinsolving of World Net Daily finally got to ask the question that we’ve all wanted to ask Obama, “Why won’t you show us your real birth certificate?” Press Secretary Gibbs response was startling. He said that the Obama Administration had put a copy of it, one with a raised Seal, on the Internet. That response, more than any other mentioned to date, should have gotten people to their feet shouting, “NO, it’s NOT a real birth certificate!” Or, at least, it’s not the long-form original.

In effect, Obama, by way of his Press Secretary, just admitted to committing felony document fraud as what is posted on the Internet is a forgery, a false government identification document in violation of Federal statutes.

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Mr. Obama, show us your birth certificate! (Wow! Pat Boone goes Obama hunting!)

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Mr. Obama, show us your birth certificate! (Wow! Pat Boone goes Obama hunting!)
WND ^ | 6/26/09 | Pat Boone

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:55:57 AM by pissant

I fly a lot. It’s gotten to be such a hassle that I’m cutting down on my air travel, and even turning down a number of engagements because I just don’t want to go through the ordeal at the airports.

What ordeal? If you ask that question, you must not have flown anywhere since 9/11. I’m talking about the security gauntlet every passenger has to go through!

If you have flown anywhere, you’ve had to get in the lines. Take off every bit of metal bigger than a dime, your jacket, hat and shoes, perhaps your belt … and, if you have a computer, put it in a separate tray, hoping for a reunion after you pass your body through a powerful scanner. If you have a metal knee or hip replacement or a pacemaker, you’ll probably have to go through a separate line and submit to a “wand scan” and even a hands-on “pat down.” It can be quite humiliating, and the process can even cause you to miss your plane, after all that.

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For sale on eBay: Obama’s ‘Kenyan birth certificate’

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For sale on eBay: Obama’s ‘Kenyan birth certificate’
WND ^ | June 27, 2009 | Bob Unruh

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:43:49 AM by Evil Slayer

With dozens of lawsuits filed over access to Barack Obama’s certified long-form birth certificate, many more lawyers working on his behalf to keep it secret and the validity of the U.S. Constitution hanging in the balance, guess where a “certified copy” of the original Mombasa “document” has been found?

On eBay.

Item No. 160344374585, at least as of today, is described as “a certified copy of President Barack Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate.”

The seller, identified by the user name ” colmado_naranja,” states, “President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in The Coast Provincial Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya at 7:24 PM on August 4th, 1961.”

The suspicion that Coast Provincial is, in fact, Obama’s birth hospital is not new, with the subject having been discussed on both Internet blogs and forums already.

But the seller, who according to the eBay rankings has completed dozens of transactions on the behemoth auction site without difficulties, said this is the real deal.

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