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Document released just before holiday season includes disputed claims about spy agency to share with ‘family and close friends’
Some points include the following:
"NSA programs protect Americans and our Allies. As an example, they have helped to understand and disrupt 54 terrorist events since 9/11: 25 in Europe, 11 in Asia and 5 in Africa. Thirteen of those had a homeland nexus.”
"NSA analysts do not decide what topics to work. They respond directly to requirements driven by the President’s Intelligence Priorities Framework and managed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence."
"NSA does not and will not steal industry secrets in order to give US companies a competitive advantage."
"NSA performs its mission exceptionally well. We strive to be the best that we can be, because that’s what America requires as part of its defense in a dangerous world. More than 6,000 NSA cryptologists have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty have died in the line of duty helping our troops accomplish their missions.”
"The men and women of NSA take an oath to the Constitution. As private citizens themselves, NSA employees are acutely aware of the importance of upholding the Fourth Amendment, and they uphold it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
"We encourage the American public to work with us to define the way ahead in balancing transparency and national security. We embrace public dialogue."
Here is a link to the memo:
Terrible, terrible, terrible and sad.
As a gov’t contractor, I couldn’t help but share this on my Facebook. This is really, really sad.
When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.
Beautiful. I sincerely believe in liberty and freedom; anarchy. I believe that public education, ultimately, slows us down, gets in the way, and, skews what we are truly capable of.
His statement is something we can all understand. “[adults] they just assume that you will automatically be happy and healthy.”
"Go to school, go to college, get a job, get married, BOOM! Then you’ll be happy."
He proposes shifting the educational focus to be happy and healthy, rather than it being separate as it is today.
The line, “go to school, go to college, get a job, get married,” is precisely what we are led to believe as the sole methodology to happiness and success — which, are somehow mutually exclusive.
We grow up are are sorely disappointed, and rightly so. This young gentleman, in my firm opinion, gives you all you need to know about growing up and living your life, in a presentation that does not mutually exclude happiness and success.
The Overdiagnosis of ADHD — and the Terrible Consequences
A user posts:
I completely disagree with this doctor already. A lot of these behaviors are being caused not by an underlying chemical disorder, but by single motherhood, robbing children of their early childhood with daycare, forcing kids to read and write at 4 years old, it’s insane and it’s destroying children. Then these ‘diseases’ pop up and we wonder why. Children need full time biological parent bonding for at least 3 or 4 years and most today aren’t getting it. It’s almost unheard of these days for kids to have a normal early childhood.
I couldn’t agree more. Behavior in children can be traced to parenting. And I conclude it is not considered enough.
Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth about breastfeeding including the functions and benefits, the infant formula controversy, politics, socio-demographic factors, common objections, facilitation and much more.
Quite a difficult thing to share, amidst all the political talk. But this was very well done. This was a rather lovely video.