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Trevor Aaronson, a contributing writer at The Intercept and executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, discusses the classified FBI documents obtained by The Intercept showing that the FBI has expanded its role far beyond federal law enforcement after 9/11, and that it is now a domestic and foreign intelligence agency with “extraordinary secret powers.”

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  • Australia has had its first case in ages, of fake cops trying to pull someone over, a woman. Its a very dangerous situation because the only solution suggested by the police is to run from the Police! It also, in this case, may have been terrorist related. One of the incidents that started the balkan war was a set of police attack on Serbs and Muslims by what are now believed to be fake cops. People were attacked by cops claiming to be from the other ethnic group but seem to have been the same people. Agent provocateur’s.

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  • This evening, FBI Director James Comey is giving the keynote speech at “The Expectation of Privacy: Encryption, Surveillance and Big Data” conference at a local college.  I am planning on attending. I do not know if the audience will be allowed to ask him questions or not.  If there is a Q&A, does anyone have any ideas for good questions to ask him.

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  • @massimomazzone writes: “So, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. A couple of days ago was the anniversary of Oklahoma, was Timothy McVeigh morally justified? I am fed up with this “tactically counter-productive” and other B.S. Was he morally justified? Even if a lot of “dupes” or whatever Spooner called them, were killed, including children? I do not think so, but I would love to see a debate. I grew up in Italy as a Communist Party member when the Red brigades were killing people, personally, I have been vaccinated against violence. What about you guys?” Thoughts?

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  • Many of us like to associate with like-minded people, but there is something to be said for associating with opposite-minded people. Know thy enemy. In this case, I was listening to a lobbyist who has written “As a Democrat, I think the government has a role to help people.”  I can’t imagine what role the criminally insane can have in helping people, and I can’t help but imagining what harm they can do. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. A telling statement made by this lobbyist was “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” I think this is a concise summary of the evil of government power, but for this lobbyist it was an invitation to get involved in lobbying government to defend your interests and promote your pet projects. Microsoft had no lobbyists and ignored the government until the company was attacked with vicious anti-trust actions by the government. Subsequently, Microsoft invested heavily in lobbyists. It seems that government is a self-perpetuating power machine that cannot fail to grow.

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  •   Wow these scammers are really stepping it up a notch. I hope this undermines confidence in government. They make threats just the way a government would.     Return-Path: <[email protected]> X-Original-To: Delivered-To: Received: from ogo01.cncm.ne.jp (ogo01.cncm.ne.jp [202.228.249.15]) by  (Postfix) with ESMTP id F2EAB20271 for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:32:38 +0000 (UTC) Received: from drop04.cncm.ne.jp (mail.cncm.ne.jp [202.228.249.10]) by ogo01.cncm.ne.jp (Postfix) with ESMTP id 8E88917DF9 for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Received: from relay04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown [202.228.249.10]) by drop04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with ESMTP id 8169C9E2DF for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Received: from aspam12.cncm.ne.jp (unknown [202.228.249.27]) by relay04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with ESMTP id 73685A221A for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Message-Id: <[email protected]> Received: from mail.cncm.ne.jp (HELO mail05.cncm.ne.jp) ([202.228.249.10]) by aspam12.cncm.ne.jp with ESMTP; 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 Received: from User (unknown [114.134.136.142]) by mail05.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with SMTP id 0F6124B2A1; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:01 +0900 (JST) Reply-To: <[email protected]> From: “AGENT MARK GIULIANO”<[email protected]> To: [email protected] Subject: RE: FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:32:25 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1251” Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000 X-SA-Poll-Id: 1419500162751..com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPMessage X-SA-USERIDNR: 3497508 Received-SPF: fail(ic.fbi.gov: domain of ic.fbi.gov does not designate 202.228.249.15 as permitted sender) X-SA-MPREASON: SPF Failed – Preference is Unverified  

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