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Lying Spy Guy Aplogizes to Congress. Admits Mistake. (Wink, Wink)

Written by Gary North on July 3, 2013

“Everyone lies.” That was Dr. Gregory House’s supreme law. The hidden bureaucrat who is in charge of the various intelligence operations of the United States government was asked by Senator Ron Wyden in March if the agencies spied on Americans. He said categorically they did not. Then came Edward Snowden’s revelations, backed up by stolen […]

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Snowden, Spies, and “Network” (1976)

Written by Gary North on June 17, 2013

“I want Snowden here by noon. Have Lester cover the CIA hearings. And give the White House to Doris.” This bit of dialogue in Network, the black comedy written by Paddy Chayefsky, appears about 9 minutes and 45 seconds into the movie. This introduces us to the working day of a news team of a […]

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NSA’s Spying Will Continue.

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2013

A recent Pew Research poll reveals that a majority of Americans don’t care that the NSA spies on them. Or do they? A Gallup poll says a little over half are concerned. The voters are split down the middle: as this nation has been for a decade, which is why we got two terms for […]

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Left-Wing Comedian Sen. Franken Defends the NSA.

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2013

Al Franken is the U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He recently gave a local TV interview. He is the chairman of — get this — the Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. He said this. “As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and Law subcommittee, probably no one looks at the right to privacy more […]

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Snowden’s Revelations Goose 1984’s Sales

Written by Gary North on June 12, 2013

If there was any question about the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about digital spying on Americans, the sales of George Orwell’s classic novel on Big Brother dispels them. It has moved from lower than 7,000 to #125 on Amazon’s best-seller list. The anti-utopian novel was published in 1949. It is the story of a […]

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Crash Helmets or SWAT Helmets: A Dialogue

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

I bought a crash helmet in 1962, the year I bought a used Honda Dream 150. I drove in my parents’ car to Bell, California, and bought a Bell helmet at the factory. Honda and Bell helmets have done very well since 1962. I did not ride my motorcycle without wearing my helmet. It even […]

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854,000 U.S. Government Snoopers

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

That was back in 2010. This was reported in The Washington Post. There are probably more now. The Post reported: At least 20 percent of the government organizations that exist to fend off terrorist threats were established or refashioned in the wake of 9/11. Many that existed before the attacks grew to historic proportions as […]

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