The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London´s Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro. David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas,
Comments: The English language has been co-opted so it is not clear what "partner" means since this guy is also part of Greenwald´s network...the brief discussion of the UK´s Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act is interesting...
So, now, the media folks are getting upset. Sorry, I have very little sympathy for them. They enabled this monstrosity we call government. They swooned over Øbama, gave him free license to do and say anything- they built their own creature and now he is slashing them to pieces. They need to start calling him on it before it´s too late- or is it already?
Some gays imagine all the other gays think the same as they do ~ hence, their chagrin when they found out Obamugabe doesn´t share their ideas about VIOLATING HIS POWER TO CLASSIFY GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
The message he´s sending them is ´it pleasureth me not´ ~
I do believe he´s onto their game, or maybe one of his henchmen, maybe Axelrod ~ this guy knows more prostitutes of all sorts than just about anyone on the planet ~ is onto their game, or has become of the opinion that it´s very dangerous to pass around classified information.
After all, might be the info in there to make an atom bomb!
Or, maybe there are the real copies of Obama´s true birth certificate ~
It´s worth noticing that this article ´splains the English law regarding detaining folks at the airport.
I, myself, have been detained that long at Houston, in a plane, on a hot day, waiting for clearance ~ and nothing to do but get drunk and visit the little rooms fore and aft....
Amazingly the English think of that as punishment ~ which just goes to show there are remarkable differences between us and them.
Where are the media reports re: Hillary Clinton speaking with sincerity to the NAACP the other night and calling Medger Evers Medger EVANS! Not a word, even on Fox! And yet she is launching a huge get out the vote re: discrimination against Blacks without voter i.d.´s campaign!!!!!!!!! NO sympathy for the Press...........Obama would not STILL be where he is, with scandals abounding, were it not for the Press looking the other way----how they can have pride in their profession is beyond me. How we can TRUST most of them is also beyond me.
#2 - I believe there was a story written by Mary Shelley about a mad scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who built a creature and gave it life. When the creature performed in a shocking manner, Victor Frankenstein was horrified. Unfortunately, like the genie in the bottle the "creature", once out, couldn´t be put back in the bottle.
Sorry to mix the stories, but just as Mary Shelley´s story and the genie from Arabian Nights are novel ideas, Barack Hussein Obama is also so much fiction, designed and built by some people who didn´t think through what they were doing. Now that the creature is not following directions, the "creators" are getting nervous and may be beginning to wonder if they should try to curtail him somewhat.
Probably not, because they still think they have some control.
I dunno...this is kind of like Hezbollah fighting the Muslim Brotherhood...I have a very hard time finding anything sympathy for Glenn Greenwald. Do your homework on him and understand that while he supposedly values privacy, he is a complete, dyed-in-the-wool leftist, who would rather do real damage to western democracy than actually return us to small, decentralized gov´t.
Very good and funny analogy #10, especially last sentence of paragraph #2: "...creature not following directions". ha ha. Good description of Dear Leader. We don´t know exactly what he is but we do know he has the same one-track mind, tireless determination as the Terminator robots.
This is pure government intimidation against Glenn and his partner for both Glenn and the Guardian´s anti-govt. spying articles.
The gov´t is grossly abusing their power in order to send him a message.
Very happy to hear that it is having the opposite effect on both Glenn and the Guardian.
These guys are heroes. Keep fighting the good fight!!
What is very frightening is the age we´re living in, when England and the US are both spying on, over-taxing, and abusing their power to intimidate those that don´t agree with the progressive/PC Nazi direction they´re going in. Basically the leaders/adults with a moral compass who used to police the bullies of the world have become Godless, corrupt, dangerous bullies themselves. Drunk with power and not even hiding their intents anymore. I´m overwhelmed by the evil I read every day in the headlines. Used to be Drudge had one or two shocking headlines/links. Now, just about every one is horrifying in some awful way.
The Parliament in UK has UNLIMITED AUTHORITY. They can write any law they wish. There´s no written Constitution there; no Supreme Court; no countervailing balance of governmental authority, or power.
My goodness, THEY HAVE A QUEEN!~
The Brits have their system. We have our own. It´s different for several good reasons.
BTW, Cromwell would be aghast at any attempt to compare him (and parliament) to the Commies.
He´d be among the first to tell you that you don´t know a hole in the ground from a different hole ~ and that Totalitarianism and the purest of Authoritarianism can be different (although the poor guys chained up on the walls in the dungeon can´t tell the difference)
There is russian saying: ??? ??? ????????, ? ?????? ???????. I found something similar in English: Cheer up, the worst is yet to come! And this happened to the person who is in the limelight. You can only imagine what will happen to us, poor schmucks, who are sitting in our homes in pajamas and typing that kind of comments! Who would´ve thought that Gulag will happen in the West in XXI century? We were fighting for freedom in Uganda, Sudan, Iraq, for Christ´s sake!!! And totally screwed up things at home.
If Miranda is in a homosexual relationship with Greenwald, then he should have been arrested and prosecuted. Unfortunately homosexual acts are no longer classified as crimes, including in the US. Justice Sandra Day O´Connor gave us that mistake. What next abomination is going to get legalized?
Eight years ago I was pulled aside upon embarking on a flight from Shannon Airport to Boston. As I recall,the questions were very general, I showed my passport, and I was more bemused than upset. Did they think I was IRA? This incident, though, is really chilling.
The long arm of the obaMao white house. Richard Nixon would be so envious of the power and the press cover.
Watergate so such a small burglary and the coverup attempt so benign compared to what o and his marching to his orders MSM minions can do. Guess Greenwald isn´t in that mix. Yet, if gay, o is his man--decisions, decisions....
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