Daily Archives: August 1, 2013

Meet XKeyscore: The Latest Massive Surveillance Program Of U.S. . . . As Reported In The Foreign Media


JONATHAN TURLEY

President_Barack_ObamaNational_Security_Agency.svgThis morning we have yet another article detailing a warrantless surveillance program by the National Security Agency that contradicts representations made by President Barack Obama and members of Congress. You may recall how Obama has tried to get citizens to embrace a new surveillance-friendly model of privacy after the disclosure of massive surveillance of citizens, including programs acquiring every call made by citizens. Various Democratic members came forward to admit that they knew of such programs and not to be afraid . . . they have our backs. Yet every story that has surfaced has contradicted claims that such programs are limited and do not involve the content of communications in emails and messages. The latest program being reported is called XKeyscore and is described as scouring emails, chat rooms, and browsing histories . . . all without a warrant. In the meantime, citizens in polls are saying that they…

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Need the police? Google “pressure cookers” and “backpacks” and they will come


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Gustav Holst: A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings Op. 40 No. 2 (1923) / I. Holst



Gustav Holst (1874-1934): A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings Op. 40 No. 2 (1923) — Richard Adeney, flauto; Peter Graeme, oboe — English Chamber Orchestra diretta da Imogen Holst —-

I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
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Edouard Lalo : Rhapsodie norvégienne (Another beautiful composition that deserves our appreciation!)



Edouard Lalo : Rhapsodie norvégienne. I. Andantino – Allegretto ; II. Presto. Orchestre national de l’ORTF, Jean Martinon, 1971.

JC Bach: Temistocle – Overture (Rousset)



Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
‘Temistocle’ (1772)
Dramma per musica in 3 acts

Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Les Talens Lyriques

Live recording (2005)

Government requests for Twitter users’ data on the rise | Reuters


 

Government requests for Twitter users’ data on the rise | Reuters.

▶ “Bradley Manning’s Convictions.” By Amy Goodman by Democracy Now!


▶ “Bradley Manning’s Convictions.” By Amy Goodman by Democracy Now!.

NSA lexicon: How James Clapper and other U.S. officials mislead the American public without lying. – Slate Magazine


 

NSA lexicon: How James Clapper and other U.S. officials mislead the American public without lying. – Slate Magazine.

The Bank-Friendly Eighth Governor of the Fed – ProPublica


 

The Bank-Friendly Eighth Governor of the Fed – ProPublica.

Bruno Walter conducts Wagner – Overture: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer)



Legendary conductor Bruno Walter leads Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a 1936 recording of Richard Wagner’s Overture to “The Flying Dutchman” (Der fliegende Holländer).

Edward Elgar – Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op 20 What a Serene composition: Wouldn’t you say?



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (cond. Sir Charles Groves)
A serene compositon! 

Shura Cherkassky – Handel – Air & Variations, The Harmonious Blacksmith



George Frideric Handel
Air & Variations from Suite No 5, HWV 430, The Harmonious Blacksmith

Shura Cherkassky, piano

Recorded, April 1963

The Myriad Trio – At Dusk – Arthur Foote



The Myriad Trio performs Arthur Foote’s At Dusk at the Conrad Prebys Center at UCSD. The group features Julie Ann Smith on the Harp, Demarre McGill on the Flute, and Che-Yen Chen on the Viola. February 28, 2011
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Arthur William Foote (5 March 1853 in Salem, Massachusetts – 8 April 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts)[1][2] was an American classical composer, and a member of the “Boston Six.” The other five were George Whitefield ChadwickAmy BeachEdward MacDowellJohn Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker.

The modern tendency is to view Foote’s music as “Romantic” and “European” in light of the later generation of American composers such as Aaron CoplandRoy Harris and William Schuman, all of whom helped to develop a recognizably American sound in classical music. A Harvard graduate and the first noted American classical composer to be trained entirely in the U.S.,[3] in some sense he is to music what American poets were to literature beforeWalt Whitman.

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come (1963)


Still Reaping a Harvest of Shame | The Nader PageThe Nader Page


 

Still Reaping a Harvest of Shame | The Nader PageThe Nader Page.

Snowden leaves Moscow airport after Russia grants him asylum – The Globe and Mail


 

Snowden leaves Moscow airport after Russia grants him asylum – The Globe and Mail.

Snowden’s father thanks Russia’s Putin after asylum granted | Reuters


 

Snowden’s father thanks Russia’s Putin after asylum granted | Reuters.

Editor’s Choice | Reuters.com


 

Editor’s Choice | Reuters.com.

You Are Being Tracked: How License Plate Readers Are Being Used to Record Americans’ Movements | American Civil Liberties Union


 

You Are Being Tracked: How License Plate Readers Are Being Used to Record Americans’ Movements | American Civil Liberties Union.

Medicare Savings: Cut Benefits to the Elderly or to Big Pharma’s Windfall Profits? | Center for Effective Government


Medicare Savings: Cut Benefits to the Elderly or to Big Pharma’s Windfall Profits? | Center for Effective Government.

Just a thought: on Power


The World need balance of powers, not power over balance !

EXCLUSIVE: “Bradley Manning Has Become a Martyr”–WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Guilty Verdict | Democracy Now!


EXCLUSIVE: “Bradley Manning Has Become a Martyr”–WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Guilty Verdict | Democracy Now!.

As Edward Snowden Wins 1-Year Asylum in Russia, NSA Program Tracking Real-Time Internet Use Exposed | Democracy Now!


As Edward Snowden Wins 1-Year Asylum in Russia, NSA Program Tracking Real-Time Internet Use Exposed | Democracy Now!.

Headlines for August 01, 2013 | Democracy Now!


Headlines for August 01, 2013 | Democracy Now!.

Tomgram: Laura Gottesdiener, The Backyard Shock Doctrine | TomDispatch


 

Tomgram: Laura Gottesdiener, The Backyard Shock Doctrine | TomDispatch.