As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests? – Congressman Ron Paul
My Commentary: What if, though? Would we just make excuses for continued complacency, or would we finally fight for real justice and peace?
(Rick Ritter) A highly anticipated new movie hits theaters this weekend about the life of Edward Snowden, a Maryland man who worked for the NSA and leaked classified documents. Now a prominent Maryland congressman is urging people not to see the movie.
He labels himself a whistle blower, but critics call him a traitor. The saga of Edward Snowden has captivated the world for the past three years. His story is now a Hollywood movie.
In 2013, the Maryland man and NSA contractor leaked thousands of pages of classified government documents to media. Snowden says he wanted to expose the government’s collection of U.S. citizens’ private information. He now lives in Russia in asylum, and faces espionage charges in the U.S.
“I don’t know what tomorrow looks like, but I’m glad for the decision I made,” Snowden said.
The movie follows Snowden, from a young Army recruit to a computer expert for the NSA.
A new report released this week by the House Intelligence Committee says Snowden was just a disgruntled employee, and is not a whistle blower. It says the majority of the documents he stole were military and defense secrets–nothing to do with Americans’ privacy.
The movie Snowden hits theaters across the country this weekend, and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger says Americans shouldn’t give Snowden any more publicity.
The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted a meme being shared by an acquainted from here…
“Yeah, if somebody could leak GOP emails from 2012 to show that they are also corrupt enough to rig elections… That’d be great”
Daniel Sv.: That’s a bit of a mis characterization. If there were any emails leaked, you would probably see that the RNC establishment was going out of their way to sabotage Trump. They desperately wanted some establishment candidate, even Ted Cruz (who is part of the establishment, though heavily disliked for his arrogant and brusque style). Remember how they attempted to cancel the Colorado primary and award the delegates to Cruz? The reason why Trump won is that the establishment was fundamentally bankrupt. People were tired of the establishment candidates pandering to topics that had nothing to do with them (abortion, endless wars, fundamentalist Christianity, etc) while signaling tepid support for maintaining the middle class, then when getting elected to chuck those by the wayside and pocket money from Goldman Sachs while continuing on unnecessary wars. People see that the establishment is scared of an outsider candidate like Trump and it’s making them mad with glee.
Rayn: Hmm… I’m not sure if you realize, but this meme actually refers to the RNC rigging of their own primary elections through the systematic disenfranchisement of presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul in (both 2008 and) 2012.
Today is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. And by no coincidence, it is also the three-year anniversary of Ron Paul’s record-breaking “Money Bomb” campaign, which took place on December 16, 2007 during his 2008 presidential bid. On this single day in history, Ron Paul received so many campaign donations from individuals, that he broke the record for the largest single day fundraising total in U.S. history! Of course, this information was all but ignored by the mainstream media monopoly, who brought us WMDs and the War in Iraq:
My Commentary: Last night, actor Ben Stein, Texas Congressman (R) Ron Paul, and Texas Congresswoman (D) Sheila Jackson Lee appeared as a guest on CNN’s Larry King Live Show.
As the panel began to discuss the possibility of privatizing America’s homeland security, Ben Stein made the following shocking comment:
“I’m not a stockholder of IBM, but I think you could give this job to IBM. And in about a month, they’d come up with a system where there would be little dots going off on a million people’s desks in the bureaucracy if somebody like this Nigerian guy was trying to get on an airplane.”