Recent news events have shown that the Obama Administration has been targeting its political enemies, notably conservatives and libertarians.
In May, it was revealed that the IRS had been roughing up Tea Party organizations, organizations with the term “Patriot” in their name, and pro-life Catholic priests.
Around that time, there was also a leak about an anti-Obama AP reporter being wiretapped.
Sadly the only truly anti-Obama TV is the anti-American Russia Today, whose reporters have also been threatened in closed DC rooms.
Now it has broke that the NSA, through their program PRISM, has collected massive amounts of telephone, Internet, and other information on innocent Americans. Bush II’s Total Information Awareness, supposedly shut down before it could, had this same aim in mind.
It is no secret that any enemy of Obama, left or right, is a victim of the Washington machine. A recent article at TownHall.com interviews an “insider” at the Department of Homeland Security, who claims that the government has been gathering data on all independent blogs, with at least a moderate conservative audience, and not connected to the Mainstream Media 1.0 TV channels. The insider claims that Obama is creating a separate “dissident” list, unrelated to existing terrorist watchlists.
This post is an original “LibertyColumns.com Leak” which will prove that the government has been watching LibertyColumns.com, my weekly column, since at least July 2012.
Before we continue, it is important to note that almost every site with a domain name collects logs automatically, and it is included into the hardware and software which runs the site. Usually the software includes a user-friendly display with lists and graphs.
I cannot find evidence of this happening (yet) to my personal blog (danq.co). The logging software used by coredumpcentral.org (my page on the role-playing game Rogue) does not have this capability. Also, several domains containing former activities and businesses of mine going back to 2006 now redirect to LibertyColumns.com, including xcopfly.com (the political columns and podcasts from which are now part of this site), so more monitoring may have occurred.
The following pictures are based on screenshots of my logging software containing activity (first column = page loads) from .gov and .mil addresses between July 2012 and April 2012. These may either be live people viewing LibertyColumns.com from government and military buildings, or they may be “bot” software such as those related to PRISM. As you can see, the government addresses generally increase towards the end, even making the pie chart in November 2012.
Click the thumbnails below to download the full-size image files.
Finally, I have made my own chart, showing the percentages of .gov and .mil hits on LibertyColumns.com each month.
If you do a Web search on this, you will people in forums and on Web sites noticing the same type of activity. One notable example is Coinflation.com, a site listing the base metal value coins vs. their face value. Prior to a Bush-era ban on melting pennies and nickels for their often-higher-value metal content, Coinflation.com also noticed entries (story) (redacted log information) from government agencies in their logs.
“Political Dissident” Americans, who blog on other people’s domain names (Google Blogspot, etc.), need to know that if they have a moderate-to-large audience, they may be a victim of possible PRISM-like activity. The six screenshot-based images and the chart image are dedicated to the public domain according to the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Be sure that this message, and these images, get out!