Cl(r)apper Reading Saturday


Real ‘intelligence’ loosely defined.

During his tenure as the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has maintained a classified blog. It’s called “Intercept,” and is only accessible to people within the intelligence community with clearance to access the government intelink site. It even offers a secret RSS feed so analysts will never miss a post. Clapper’s Intercept blog has no relationship to The Intercept, except that he hates pretty much everything we stand for. In one of his posts, written in May 2013 and obtained by The Intercept, Clapper posted a handwritten letter he says he received from “a constituent in Nevada.” It’s unclear what makes this person a constituent since Clapper was not elected to any office. In any case, this constituent “discusses supporting the IC’s [intelligence community’s] position on civil liberties” in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

“If the american [sic] people are not willing to release some freedoms, they cannot blame the IC when they can’t stop” domestic terror attacks because of the intelligence agencies “having their hands tied by Law [sic] & policy,” the “constituent” wrote. He adds that Americans “cannot have your cake and eat it too,” and then offers what has become a dangerous cliche in the post-Snowden mentality of the intelligence community: “So if one has nothing to hide why would a little government watching for mass protection be such a big question.” The letter ends: “WE SUPPORT YOU.”

Jeremy Scahill @ TI


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13 Responses to Cl(r)apper Reading Saturday

  1. Den says:

    If they had any real intelligence they would not have labeled the bureaucrat agencies ‘Intelligence’ in the first place. Instead use words like, Gestapo, SS, and Third Reich Leftovers instead, duh.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Once in use the inside of the reactor containment vessel is filled with the reactor, called the core, and other stuff. So there is no room for an applicator device to modify the inside of the wall of the reactor containment vessel.


    • Den says:

      So much for simple solutions! Retrofitting obviously null and void, during construction maybe, any seams would be an issue I suppose.


      • David B. Benson says:

        No seams allowed. As the stainless steel is a liner on the inside of the reactor containment vessel I don’t know how that is accomplished even for the new vessel.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Nuevo Vallarta for sopa de camorones y guacamole y Negra Modelo. Warmed up to 17 °F although a “feels like” temperature is but 3 °F. At least it is positive.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Light snow.


  5. Den says:

    Didn’t warm up much today, hovering around 40, snow stuff from yesterday is still here, melting slowwwly.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Ah, what fools these Republicants be…


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Surprise! The Washington state utilities commission turned down Avista Utilities request for a rate increase 2–1. Avista Utilities asked for an 8% increase, the utilities commission staff recommended 5%, but the commissioners voted for 0%.


  8. Den says:

    Another trump voter takes the plunge:


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