Agreed on FAS and they pretty much pass on everything they get from the Secrecy Project in their news emails. Lou On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Al Mac Wow <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > ** > > I watched the Senate Judiciary hearing, and took my usual many pages of > notes, then tried to digest into coherent form (*where any of my > observations are stated differently, from my figuring out what the heck it > is, they say, is going on*). They referred to MORE de-classifications > than the ones I found on the DNI site, and MORE than I saw the other day on > FAS site. I am on the hunt, and if and when I find more, I will (*try to*) > add to the story.**** > > ** ** > > - Some letters to Congress have been de-classified. I have seen some > already, I do not know if I have seen all, relevant to issues of current > interest to me: Drones; IRS; Surveillance.**** > - Some statistics have been de-classified. I had seen some earlier, > so I don’t know how much is new.**** > - There are the 54 plots allegedly disrupted thanks to 702 + 215 + > other tools. Supposedly only the details are classified. I have yet to > see an intelligible list of more than a handful of them.**** > > ** ** > > These hearings SAY they are adding things to THE RECORD. But it seems to > me that their record is not public, unless they choose to release some of > it piecemeal.**** > > ** ** > > A site I visit regularly, and also get some of their postings via RSS, is: > **** > > https://www.fas.org/sgp/**** > > FAS = Federation of American Scientists**** > > SGP = Government Secrecy Project … FAS finds stuff the US gov has done, > but neither told the US people, nor classified secret, then makes it > available to us in an organized fashion.**** > > ** ** > > For example, here’s all stuff which came out in 2013 July (a lot)**** > > https://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2013/07/index.html**** > > We can dig thru the links to see similar collections from prior months.*** > * > > ** ** > > ** ** > > Al Mac = Alister William Macintyre**** > > Semi-retired Geek/400.**** > > *Blessed are the flexible, for they will not get bent out of shape*.**** > ------------------------------ > > *From:* cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto: > cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Aftermath > *Sent:* Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:35 PM > *To:* **cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx** > *Subject:* [cryptome] Re: De-Classification DNI FBI FISA Hops NSA 215 702 > etc. / July 31 Senate Judiciary hearing**** > > ** ** > > thank you for your analysis. its very informative.**** > -- The Official Secrets Act isn't to protect secrets, Bernard, it's to protect officials! ~ Sir Humphrey Appleby, in Yes, Minister Every rooster crows atop his pile of trash. ~ Arab proverb Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods. ~ H.L. Mencken *News from the Punster of Münster* A bicycle can't stand on its own because it’s two-tired. --- Looking for the best coverage of American music? You'll find it at www.ElmoreMagazine.com, and at www.NoDepression.com. Be sure to visit The Morton Report and BlogCritics for the best and the most diverse comments and reviews on every subject imaginable.