"I was repeatedly pressured by the CBO Assistant Director, Deborah Lucas… to not write nor discuss issues in the banking sector and mortgage markets that might suggest weakness in these sectors and their consequences on the economy and households."
"When they started violating the Constitution, I couldn’t stay.” Binney says Stellar Wind was far larger than has been publicly disclosed and included not just eavesdropping on domestic phone calls but the inspection of domestic email. At the outset the program recorded 320 million calls a day...The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together: 'We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.'"
"It can't possibly be that easy to beat the TSA's billion dollar fleet of nude body-scanners, right? The TSA can't be that stupid, can they? Unfortunately, the can and they are."