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  • Aug 19th, 2013 @ 1:45pm

    Re: Special privilege

    I'm concerned that Diane Feinstein has amassed a personal fortune of $100 million dollars working in Government for most of her life. This isn't even including her investment banker husband's wealth that she has helped to increase by steering defense contracts to a company he had ties with. Also helping him gain access to the "elite" only auction for large swaths of foreclosed properties at bargain basement prices he husband was allowed in on. But hey. I am sure Diane Feinstein has the American peoples' best interests at heart.

  • Aug 19th, 2013 @ 11:51am

    Re: Re: How many of those use "direct access" to Google's servers?

    Corporations --------> $$ ---------> Government Officials

    Government Officials --------> Beneficial Laws ---------> Corporations------> Hire Government Officials upon leaving office or positions for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$


  • Aug 19th, 2013 @ 11:44am


    They are the new Blackwater. LOL.
    I don't like your title though. Not Orwellian enough. I think it should be somethings like the Department of
    Protecting American Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights.

  • Aug 19th, 2013 @ 11:38am

    Re: Um...

    Actually he was voted out of office after the democrats rezoned the districts. they put him into a head on head matchup with Marcy Kaptur. He lost.

  • Aug 19th, 2013 @ 11:34am

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    "As I have said previously, the committee has never identified an instance in which the NSA has intentionally abused its authority to conduct surveillance for inappropriate purposes."

    Isn't this what Barret Brown was doing before the feds jailed his mother and then jailed him for threatening the FBI agent that jailed his mother (among other dubious charges)? Digging through the Stratfor email leaks and cataloging them to put together a story of private intelligence companies, corporations, and government agencies spying and running counter intelligence operations against protestors and activists running campaigns against their interests? Isn't that what Michael Hastings was looking into when his vehicle blew up? How the hell did Diane Feinstein amass a wealth of $100 million(not including her investment banker husband's assets)?

    In 1980, Feinstein married Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million.[10] By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million.[11] Her 347-page financial-disclosure statement[12] characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as "nearly the size of a phone book" draws clear lines between her assets and those of her husband, with many of her assets in blind trusts.[13]