Obama Conspires With Tech Giants To Create US Surveillance State

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a...

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President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

The session, which Obama attended himself, followed a similar gathering earlier this week between top administration officials, tech-industry lobbyists and leading privacy hawks, the sources said. Those earlier, off-the-record discussions centered on the controversy surrounding the NSA as well as commercial privacy issues such as online tracking of consumers.

The White House has declined to provide any details about its new outreach since the beginning of the week. A spokesman didn’t comment Thursday about the high-level meeting with the president — and the companies and groups invited also kept quiet when contacted by POLITICO.

Obama has promised more public debate about the country’s counterterrorism policies and privacy safeguards amid a deluge of criticism about the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs. As the steady stream of revelations continues, however, the White House has chosen to meet quietly with tech executives and consumer groups behind closed doors.

The administration’s outreach began Tuesday, when chief of staff Denis McDonough and general counsel Kathy Ruemmler convened a privacy-focused huddle in the Roosevelt Room. Joining them were representatives from the Information Technology Industry Council, TechNet and TechAmerica, which together represent a diverse swath of the tech industry — from major defense contractors to companies like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy Information Center were also present, sources said.

While the White House at the time declined to comment, one administration aide, speaking to POLITICO ahead of the Tuesday session, portrayed it as part of a larger campaign. source – Politico

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  • It is tine to bind the strongman and cast him out.

  • Welcome to the most transparent presidency, ever.

  • republican troll

    I bet a lot of christians and republicans was there showing there support. Y’all got 2in a half yrs left…then the new republican party is really destroy the usa

    • I don’t think the Republicans will get in office again. The government and politics are too infested and corrupted by democratic liberals. Its been so sad to watch them destroy America.

  • The New World Order continues to take shape.

  • Really; this is news anymore?

    • “Be sober, be vigilant; because
      your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

      The Bible tells us we are to keep our eyes on the Lord, waiting eagerly for His return. As this world falls apart around us, it becomes even more important to cling to Him and draw our strength from Him. Today, evil seeks to devour every freedom we ever cherished as Americans, giving the prayer “deliver us from evil” a whole new sense of urgency.

      The world changed for many of us on June 6, 2013 — the day we first heard the name Edward Snowden. We knew our government was corrupt; we knew it could not be trusted. But what hit hard that day was the demoralizing realization that our freedom is only an illusion. Edward Snowden removed the blanket of security — he revealed we live not in a priceless and protected Republic, but under Orwellian imperial rule. We are no longer citizens…we are subjects.

      Since the start of Edward Snowden’s crusade, I’ve often thought of this young man’s choice to sacrifice everything in his fight against oppression: his life forfeited to any ruthless government that chose to take it; his reputation shredded both by his own actions and the endless political babble dissecting them. Whether one of the bravest men or the most contemptible, Edward Snowden has made a difference.

      National Security agencies worldwide were rocked by the “Snowden Effect.” It hit governments with the impact of an avalanche — burying them under the weight of public scorn. It tested the already flimsy metal of the media and accomplished the impossible: bipartisan agreement. It revealed the evil intent of man-made strategy, designed by flawed humans who chose to target and oppress. Unwarranted surveillance is oppression, and whether we believe Snowden to be a traitor or a hero, oppression in any shape or form is evil.

      A simple biblical truth has been demonstrated on a worldwide scale: “The heart is deceitful above all things,and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

      The NSA is spying on Americans and apparently everyone else, stealing private details of our lives and storing them as evidence for future crimes. For a fresh perspective, watch the movie The Patriot and pay attention to King George’s soldiers.

      Has government become King and are we, once again, subjects? The answer lies in basic fact: When billions are spent on building the infrastructure of tyranny — a “data center” in Bluffdale, Utah, designed to record and store every facet of our lives — then freedom is no more. National Security has become a reason for oppression — a cover, a straw man, a pathetic attempt to pacify and minimize the gut-wrenching loss of We the People….

      To The Remnant, the small percentage of Christians who see the future purpose of this infrastructure in all of its terrible power, it is nothing less than chilling. We know what is coming. “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13: 16, 17)

      The method has now been revealed; it is only a matter of time before we see the madness. It may not be a country called America, but it will be the fruit of American technology that will orchestrate and implement the Tribulation. Many have debated the role of the United States or even its existence in the end times, but perhaps it is not a geographical location at all…perhaps it is a legacy; a control mechanism born of monstrous power and money.

      Edward Snowden showed us the physical evidence of biblical prophecy fulfilled; his story is valuable for the truth it tells. He has shared only a fraction of what he knows with the world and is now a man without a country, seeking asylum with America’s enemies. Words mean things, and unleashing them on the world can be costly
      .
      So in the laudable fight against evil, Snowden inevitably found himself compromised. He professes to love his country, and yet ran to its enemies — choosing safety over principle. He professes to have only altruistic goals, and yet continues to manipulate headlines for personal gain. The latest of these is his two-pronged attack on both America and Israel. Now it is not only the United States who conspired but Israel, too.

      In attacking the “apple” of God’s eye, he has made perhaps the gravest error of all.

      Whatever we may think of this man, Edward Snowden’s story remains compelling and transforming. It reveals the power of evil and its worldwide reach. It demonstrates the truth of the biblical record — we are in the end times, and events are coalescing into a familiar, predicted pattern. It changes how we view our country and ourselves, and if we are wise, it will turn our hearts toward God.

      It’s going to happen soon…Jesus will return and all evil will finally be defeated. We have this blessed hope in the name of Him who is our Savior: “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet…Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15: 51, 55)

      • Raymond, this is very well stated. Snowden is one of the most interesting people I have heard of in a long time. I have dubbed him a principled liberal…which is a very dangerous thing. Your statement that we have seen the means and now will see the madness is brilliant.

      • Raymond:

        I have the utomost respect for you being on this blog brother!!

        You inspire me with your words of wisdom about what is going on in this world.

        Can’t wait to see you when our Lord says…”come up hither”. God Bless YOU!!

        • Oh how I long to be Raptured out of this cesspool.

      • Raymond,
        Well stated; thank you.

  • Did anyone catch Sideways comments, There is no God!

  • Thank you, Raymond! Very well stated. I heard on the news last night of two companies that provide internet access to 100’s of 1000’s of people, who voluntarily closed down, rather than provide this administration with access to all their accounts. Those account owners will take their business elsewhere, to less scrupulous businesses, but good on these two businesses! These are the ONLY ones I’ve heard of who refused to help Obama! At his press conference today, Obama said he wants to have more input from experts in security and opponents, as he expands his “security program”. Perhaps that explains the presence of the ACLU and other strange “bedfellows” in his recent meeting in the Oval office. I find it hard to believe he will take note of any of their objections, or act on them! He probably thinks they will be satisfied just by being in his presence. There is no end to his arrogance. I’ve said it before: I truly do believe he has been placed in office by the Lord to bring America to it’s knees for our sin. We don’t rate a mention in the End Times in the Bible. We must not exist. Our sins of rampant homosexuality and millions of abortions are about to be paid for! We must witness every chance we get, praying for those who do not accept the Lord, that they will remember His words that He spoke through us. Throughout the Tribulation, they may remember what He said, and call on His Son. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.

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  • When are we going to do something about this disrespectful attitude our leader has towards the people that put him into office. A stab in the back to those of us that did not due to the truth of who he really is and what he represents. It is definitely not an American ideal representation of what we stand for.

  • He does not have a right, who does he think he is? This man is robbing us of our freedoms.

  • The Gog, Magog War, the Battle of Armageddon.

    Study Ezekiel 38
    Eze 38:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
    Eze 38:2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
    Eze 38:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

    These are the tribes of northern Europe and northern Asia. Eze 38:4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
    The horses and horsemen are the key to understanding this battle. references from Zech. 12:4 states “In that day saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and the rider with madness; and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and smite every horse of the people with blindness.
    Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people, round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
    Zech. 12:3 And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it.
    Zech. 14:2 I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall e taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
    Zech. 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem.
    Rev. 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them.

    This reference in revelation is clearly happening when the Lord returns. This is when all the nations are gathered against Jerusalem. How do we know this?

    Eze 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
    Eze 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
    Eze 38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
    Gog, are the northern tribes of Europe, I believe. Magog are the northern tribes of Asia, I believe, but no proof exist of this anywhere. But most scholars agree to this. I wish I could give more but I can only use what the Bible tells me. We already know where Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are. Gen 10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
    Gen 10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
    We only know these tribes are the tribes of the northern people.
    They could be many in Northern Europe, as Germany, and his neighbors.
    The others could be Turkey, Russia, China, and without a doubt Mongolia.
    But this is just speculation, No one knows for sure, exactly which is which, they without a doubt have mixed quite a bit since, Noah’s day.
    Ezek. 38:7 states that being prepared referenced to Rev. 16:12 And the 6th angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Rev. 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Rev. 9:14 Loose the four angels which are bound in the river Euphrates. Rev.9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were PREPARED for an hour and a day and a month and a year for to slay the third part of men. Rev. 9:16 And the number of the army of the HORSEMEN were two hundred thousand thousand, and I heard the number of them.
    Eze 38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
    Eze 38:9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
    Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
    Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
    Eze 38:14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
    Eze 38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
    Eze 38:16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
    All these are referring back to, Verses just described. Ezek. 38:9.
    Eze 38:18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
    Eze 38:19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
    Eze 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
    According to this passage, this is the wrath of God. Zec 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
    Zec 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
    Rev 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
    Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found
    Okay, paster, there is your earth quake and there is your mountains. They are at Rev. 16:16 Armageddon.
    The spirits coming out of the antichist and false prohet, Rev 16:13-14.
    Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
    Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
    Eze 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
    Rev 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
    Rev 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
    Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
    Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
    Eze 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
    Rev 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
    Ezek. 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD. Now, How could the heathen know that he is the Lord, unless it was at the very end, at the battle of Armageddon?

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  • If there is anyone else in or connected to the Obama administration that is of a like-mind to Snowden and reads this ‘blog’, I would encourage you to also come forth with your information. It is realized it is REAL tough to come forth, but how much better to betray your administration than the American people.
    To paraphrase Edmund Burke, evil triumphs when the good do nothing. If you don’t think by now that Obama is evil, you are truly deceived.

  • Ron: We can argue all day with you, but only time will prove you wrong, but I would hate to be you, when you relize after all this time, you been wrong. The Counterattack from Iran, Russia, Germany, Libya, Turkey, Sudan will take place at the moment the Tribulation starts against Isreal.

    So continue your long scriptures quotes to us, but some of us do not believe you!

  • Some people think there will be a major war on Israel to begin tribulation. Listen to me for a minute. There may be threats and minor skirmishes in Israel, but the antichrist is going to bring in peace and proclaim peace to take the kingdom by peace and by flatteries. The ten horns will give him their power, and the Jews will accept him as their messiah. He will also be the king over Persia. That is Iran. The man will bring peace to most of the middle east, his biggest enemy will be Egypt. He will fight Egypt until he subdues it and razes the cities there. The antichrist enters the city of Jerusalem with his armies and the abomination takes place that is when the tribulation will start.

    Dan 11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

  • Why argue in the first place? Can we not RESPECTFULLY disagree? Why not help one another to stand firm and united in this time?

  • This sad development has been amazingly captured in the new “FREEDOM USA” song. You may strongly identify with the song’s message. Hear “FREEDOM USA” on YouTube for free anytime here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j488sIow9uI&feature=youtu.be

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