Processing Distortion: “Early NSA Whistleblower on Snowden’s Summer of Leaks”

Peter B. Collins Presents NSA Whistleblower Mark Klein

Mark Klein was among the first to expose the NSA's domestic wiretapping efforts. The former A T & T technician watched the construction of the secret switching room at the telecom's facility on Folsom Street in San Francisco, and described it in detail in his book, Wiring Up the Big Brother Machine....And Fighting It. In this wide ranging conversation, Klein displays deep knowledge of the surveillance state, and offers many candid comments. He praises Ed Snowden for his disclosures, embraces proposals to repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments laws of 2008 and 2012, and calls for the FISA court to be dismantled. Klein is not afraid to call out the lies of Obama, Clapper and Alexander. While he supports a deep investigation and reform of our rogue intelligence agencies, he doesn't believe the current Congress is capable of real reform, and is especially critical of Senate Intelligence chair Dianne Feinstein.

*Mark Klein worked for A T & T for 22 years, and is retired. His book is available at

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Processing Distortion: “Exposing the Appalling Corruption, Cronyism & Cover-Ups at NSA”

Peter B. Collins Presents NSA Whistleblower William Binney & the Nation’s Journalist Tim Shorrock

NSA Whistleblower William Binney and journalist Tim Shorrock of The Nation joins us for an in-depth and riveting discussion on the illegal domestic surveillance, corruption, cronyism and cover-ups at NSA.

William Binney, who spent 35 years at National Security Agency and quit over illegal domestic surveillance, explains how inexperienced the outside contractors were in the process of spycraft, sounds a clear warning about the massive permanent collection of electronic communications, and much more. Tim Shorrock covers the profiteering by an array of well-connected defense contractors led by SAIC, the privatization of national security tasks that ballooned after 9/11, the revolving door history of top officials like Bill Black, who worked for SAIC right before he became #2 at NSA, and the role of director Michael Hayden in the promotion of Trailblazer and evading responsibility for its failure.

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De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez Presents Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Great Collapse

Failures in the Economy & the End of "Constitutional Government”

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by columnist and former Assistant Security of the Treasury, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Guillermo and Dr. Roberts discuss the failures of the current economic system in the United States, and how and why the U.S. government can no longer be considered accountable to, or representative of, the people. Also, the importance of confronting these harsh realities, what can be done about it, and much more.

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Podcast Show #114: Wikileaks Party Candidate on the Quest for Transparency, Accountability & Justice

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Dr. Binoy Kampmark

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WikiLeaks Party candidate Dr. Binoy Kampmark joins us to discuss his candidacy for the Australian Senate, the platform and main objectives of the party in seeking transparency, accountability and justice, and the needed effort to “regain dignity” in the political experiment. Dr. Kampmark evaluates the current political landscape in Australia, the media’s reaction and attitude in response to the launching of the party thus far, Julian Assange, the challenges ahead, and much more. Do not miss this riveting episode of Boiling Frogs Post Podcast Show.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark, BFP Contributing Author & Analyst, is a Wikileaks Party candidate. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge University, where he took his PhD in History. He lectures at RMIT University and writes regularly on politics, security and international affairs. Visit Mr. Kampmark’s blog site Oz Moses here.

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Ghost-Buster Journalism & Ghost-Chasing Activism

On Doing Something to Stop This Current & Ongoing Rape

ghostbustersA few weeks ago I called up an independent journalist friend and asked whether she would like to write articles on topics of mutual interest at Boiling Frogs Post. She said she had been swamped with several projects, including a book in progress, all involving George W. Bush’s wrongdoings and dirty operations dragging us into the war with Iraq. I asked, ‘What about the same categories of deeds going on right now? You know, Libya, and now being dragged to Yemen, Somalia … and let’s not forget the daily drone-bombing of Pakistan …’ She responded, ‘I know. It’s just that I can’t stand Bush getting away with everything.  Don’t we all want some accountability from Bush and his men?’ I guess, she didn’t really answer my question.

Last weekend at the farmers Market I bumped in to an author, activist and a fairly popular blog-ist friend. I asked what he had been up to lately, and he said he was working with a group on bringing more pressure on Bush-Rumsfeld-Cheney from the international community, and possibly getting them banned from entering certain countries. I asked him about his plans for our current president, his undeclared wars and black operations, and his still-in-the-making trail of civilian casualties-the babies and grandmothers and all…He sincerely answered my question without any hesitation, ‘Oh, no plans for that yet. Not yet... Maybe after we are done with Bush… Obama certainly deserves being banned, but right now we are busy with our current project targeting Bush and his evil entourage.

It seems like every time I look around I see these activists/writers/blog-ists who are extremely busy with chasing that long-gone evil president, or maybe his ghost. The guy had eight years in the White House when he was engaged in planning and executing orders for atrocious practices, and neither Congress nor the media lifted a finger to do anything about it. Even though they could; in theory, that is. Despite all our activism and whistleblowing the man came out of it without a scratch; really.

Look, I am not saying the pursuit of George W. Bush is totally futile and a waste of time. I certainly don’t disagree with those who believe the previous administration should be held accountable. After all, what do people think when they hear the name Sibel Edmonds? The FBI linguist who was retaliated against and fired by Bush’s FBI, silenced and gagged by Bush’s Justice Department, and basically, slammed and quashed and attacked nonstop by the Bush Administration (while the US Congress and the media watched detachedly without a blink). So, no, I have justifiably more reasons than many to despise the Bush Administration and seek accountability and justice. [Read more...]

Boiling Frogs Beltway Buzz: Obama Administration’s Left-Over Al Qaeda Card

Never Before Exposed Plan ‘C’: Al Qaeda v. Debt-Ceiling, Next Bailouts & Hefty CEO Bonuses

obamaIn a recently leaked report the Obama Administration’s never-came-into-play contingency plan, referred to as ‘Plan C’, points to the Al Qaeda threat and the War on Terror as major reasons for raising the debt ceiling, refraining from any cut in defense and intelligence-related government expenditures, facilitating and approving future financial institutions bailouts, and avoidance of pursuing accountability for the massive bonuses paid to executives of bailed-out financial institutions.

Plan C was prepared by Obama’s White House advisors and staff, during the time that Congress was preparing their Plan B, as a last-resort wild-card maneuver to play the never- before-failed Al Qaeda Card. Although some consider the report moot and no longer of any significance, others are alarmed by the possible implications of this contingency plan as the preferred method of choice in future presidential-congressional dances involving a wide range of issues,  including  even pharmaceutical and environmental laws and regulations.

Boiling Frogs Post obtained the report prior to the deal reached by the White House and Congress on August 2. However, as a responsible news organization, BFP refrained from publishing the report until now in order to protect our national security interests in the face of the never-waning and ever-increasing Al Qaeda threat targeting our government, major mega institutions, and perhaps even insignificant and ordinary citizens. We believe we have fulfilled our journalistic obligation to our government and mega institutions by observing this grace period by sitting on the story, and now are ready to present some of the highlights of the Obama administration’s not-used but saved to-be-used-later Plan C.

Plan C emphasizes the urgent need to raise the debt ceiling in order to meet the increase in government spending on the to-be-expanded War on Terror against Al Qaeda overseas and domestically: [Read more...]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials-August 4, 2011

US Secret War in 120 Countries, UK's Secret Policy on Torture RevealedMedia Disinformation & the Causes of Somali Famine, Obama & Limousine Liberals, US-Russia To Train Capitalists in Marxian Monopoly, Destroying Democratic Presidents, How to Advance Liberty, A Revolving CIA Door in Pakistan & More!


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“Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.” - P. J. O'Rourke

International Newsworthy

US Secret War in 120 Countries 

Mullen's Decision to Skip Pakistan: "Stalemate in Ties"

A Revolving CIA Door in Pakistan

Election Watchdog Row Backfires on Iraq's Maliki

Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander Becomes New President of OPEC

How Turkey's Military Crisis will Affect NATO

Kosovo: "Partition is Now More Likely"

Interpol's Red Notices Used to Pursue Political Dissenters-Opponents

UK's Secret Policy on Torture Revealed

Dominican Republic: Investigative Journalist's Murder Probably Linked to his Work

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The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost. - - Herbert Spencer

castleOnce upon a time there was ‘the divine right of kings,’ a political and religious doctrine of political legitimacy asserting that kings are subject to no earthly authority, deriving their right to rule directly from the will of God. The king was thus not subject to the will of his people. According to this doctrine, since only God can judge an unjust king, the king can do no wrong. The doctrine implies that any attempt to depose the king or to restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act.

Then came a time and men like Thomas Jefferson to change all that, and with it a new doctrine that basically said: "[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse." 

But things never remain the same. Do they? In this case, devolution of some sort took place, gradually, sometimes more rapidly than at other times, and things reverted back to what they once were. The Divine Right returned, albeit with one or two cosmetic and inconsequential differences. Change the word ‘king’ to ‘Federal Government,’ expand the right to make it ‘rights,’ add a body of votes issued and granted (sometimes) by those who serve the throne, and there you have it: The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government; far bigger than a one-man kingdom, far more dangerous than a few-man monarchy, and far more powerful than a napoleonesque empire.  It is a kingdom in layers: the not so visible top-tier kings-think MIC, Financial Conglomerates; the immune and untouchable presidency layer- think King George and King Obama; the leviathan bureaucracy unleashed with unlimited police powers- think CIA, Pentagon, Homeland Security, FBI and the rest …and let’s not forget the most crucial layer, the largest in size, the smallest in voice, and the most willing in rendering the power: the neo-indentured servants, as in ‘we the people’. [Read more...]