UPDATE: The leaks by Edward Snowden came in 2013.
The revelations by Snowden corroborated what we had already figured out from news reports.
But what a splendid act of service in the public good, by Snowden! Any videos of him, and his writings display intelligence and integrity well beyond what you might have expected from a 29-year-old (at the time of his dangerous acts of selflessness and courage).
Let us not forget his supreme sacrifices. I hope he and his partner find great joy in their hearts. /Sandra
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In your commentary on the article you say, “Who knows what of this is true or false?”
It is true.
In 2009 I had the same question (True/False?) re this gigantic (at that time $1.6 billion dollar) data centre. The report I read then made me very nervous so I searched further to verify. I found some articles, one in the Salt Lake Tribune for example. The info is posted on my blog: See http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=1872
A “sister” installation, from my perspective, is the biometric identification centre on the East Coast – – it was/is going through a very large expansion.
Sitting up here in Canada, what your Govt and corporations are doing makes me very nervous. Their plan is to drop the bomb (so to speak) on Canada at the same time as on you guys. One big happy “integrated” and “harmonized” military police state. All the makings are in place. And the quislings are in place in Canada to help carry it off. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister. Premier Brad Wall in my province of Saskatchewan. Our military is now integrated with yours. Harper is putting through a huge budget for more prisons. And so on. Nothing is imagined. It’s all very real. There is an accumulation of articles on my blog (click on Lockheed Martin, Census, Trial, War Economy). It’s something I follow because of Lockheed Martin’s involvement in the Canadian census (and yours – – where it should not be). And being on trial over the issue. Dwight Eisenhower warned us all, decades ago. It’s here now.
You may not have heard the news of the last month here in Canada – – rigged elections (the “robocall” scandal) – – some of the same companies at work as in the U.S. (The same companies supply “the services” to Republicans as to the Conservatives here.)
I agree entirely with the statement in the article: “Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together: ‘We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.”
Get to work!!!
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Subject: Fw: More on spy city – Big Brother Goes Live September 2013
They keep pushin’ up the date to keep us anxiously engaged. Who knows what of this is true or false. Ef ’em, anyway. Don’t miss some of the
“Once a name is entered into the Narus database, all phone calls and other communications to and from that person are automatically routed to the NSA’s recorders. … Everything a person does becomes charted on a graph, ‘financial transactions or travel or anything,’ he says. … …the NSA is able to paint a more and more detailed picture of someone’s life. … Sitting in a restaurant not far from NSA headquarters, the place where he spent nearly 40 years of his life, Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together: ‘We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.'”