Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government?
Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency? As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s. A recent article on Washington’s Blog quoted a couple of old magazine articles that mentioned this program, and I was intrigued because I didn’t know what it was.
So I decided to look into Main Core, and what I found out was absolutely stunning – especially in light of what Edward Snowden has just revealed to the world. It turns out that the U.S. government is not just gathering information on all of us. The truth is that the U.S. government has used this information to create a list of threats to national security that the government would potentially watch, question or even detain during a national crisis. If you have ever been publicly critical of the government, there is a very good chance that you are on that list.
The following is how Wikipedia describes Main Core…
Main Core is the code name of a database maintained since the 1980s by the federal government of the United States. Main Core contains personal and financial data of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data, which comes from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database’s name derives from the fact that it contains “copies of the ‘main core’ or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community.”
It was Christopher Ketchum of Radar Magazine that first reported on the existence of Main Core. At the time, the shocking information that he revealed did not get that much attention. That is quite a shame, because it should have sent shockwaves across the nation…
According to a senior government official who served with high-level security clearances in five administrations, “There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.” He and other sources tell Radar that the database is sometimes referred to by the code name Main Core. One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.
Of course, federal law is somewhat vague as to what might constitute a “national emergency.” Executive orders issued over the last three decades define it as a “natural disaster, military attack, [or] technological or other emergency,” while Department of Defense documents include eventualities like “riots, acts of violence, insurrections, unlawful obstructions or assemblages, [and] disorder prejudicial to public law and order.” According to one news report, even “national opposition to U.S. military invasion abroad” could be a trigger.
So if that list contained 8 million names all the way back in 2008, how big might it be today?
You’d think the National Security Agency could afford a decent designer with their vast resources and classified budget, but as you may have already noticed, the recently leaked slideshow on the PRISM program suggests quite the contrary. So freelance designer Emiland De Cubber took it upon himself to help out the clandestine agency with their horrible design choices by redoing the entire presentation, which is available for public viewing on the presentation site SlideShare. After learning it the hard way that they can’t always keep their top secrets remain top-secret, perhaps the NSA won’t skimp on that part of the budget next time around.
On this day in 1940, The Ink Spots recorded “Maybe.” And in 1966, Janis Joplin debuted on stage at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco. Here she is performing “Maybe.”
Mister transparent president has OFF THE RECORD meeting with his propaganda team (known as the media) to give them his marching orders.
WASHINGTON — President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with select reporters from some of the nation’s largest print and online outlets Monday, in the White House’s latest effort to placate an increasingly restive press corps.
White House officials regularly meet with reporters for so-called “background briefing sessions,” where the attendees cannot be mentioned by name nor quoted directly, and yesterday’s gathering was initially billed as a conversation with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. The president’s presence is very unusual at such events. But it came amid a series of scandals crashing over the White Hous that has placed the administration on defense in a way it hasn’t been until now. […]
Reporters who attended Monday’s session with the president were loathe to discuss it with BuzzFeed, citing the White House’s stipulation that the meeting remain off the record. But the session came after the White House announced a “travel/photo lid” for the day — White House parlance for no more events, and the signal for the pool reporter to go home — and reporters from the New York Times,Washington Post, Huffington Post, Time, McClatchy, Politico, Tribune, NPR, Bloomberg, USA Today, AFP, Yahoo and other outlets were milling around the briefing room waiting to be called in. In total, about two dozen reporters were included. (BuzzFeed was not invited to the meeting although a reporter, who did not know the president would be present, requested to be included.)
….our idiots running the government actually want to aid assholes like this!
Members of an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents after kidnapping and torturing him for making disrespectful statements about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a human rights group in the region claimed.
Mohammad Qataa was seized Saturday in Aleppo by gunmen with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — formerly known as the Nusra Front — after he was overheard saying during an argument with another, “Even if the Prophet Muhammad comes down [from heaven], I will not become a believer,” according to Reuters.
The captors displayed the bloody and beaten boy to a crowd on Sunday, issuing a warning to those who might similarly speak of the prophet before shooting the teen.
“[They] fired two bullets from an automatic rifle in view of the crowd and in front of the boy’s mother and father, and got into a car and left,” the Observatory for Human Rights said.
A photo from the rights groups showed the boy with a bloodied jaw and a bullet wound in the neck, Reuters reported.
Every day I check Fox News, MSN, CNN or USA Today. Mostly, I check Fox News. Wink Wink. Lately it has felt like drudgery when I realize it’s that time of the day. I read the same top news stories every day. The Daily Ten looks something like this.
Daily Top Ten:
1. A Famous Politician is Screwing Everyone Over to Better His Career
2. People are Dead Because a Crazy Person Went on a Shooting Spree
3. Natural Disasters Have Destroyed Hundreds of Lives and Cities
4. A Celebrity Broke Another Law and got Off With a Slap on the Wrist
5. America is Being Threatened By Weapons of Mass Awfulness
6. Another Law is in the Works to Take Away our Religious Freedom
7. Famous People Spend Millions on Things Like Gold Flaked Trash Bags
8. No One Has Any Integrity Anymore
9. Everyone Hide Under a Rock Because The World Is Scary
10. Stop Believing in Hope
Ok. I may be exaggerating. Then again, maybe not. I realize that we all need to stay informed. I also understand that the public is morbidly addicted to sensational stories of tragedy and despair, but sometimes, I wish that we could have a group of reporters that are solely interested in stories that bring healing and remind the world that there are still millions of people with moral strength and character. Where are the news stations that exist to counterbalance the tragedy? Maybe no one would watch them because they aren’t gory enough, but I think we should try it.