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PREVIEW: In The Crosshairs: How I Became the Target of an NSA Power Struggle, by Greg Hansen

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: greghansen
a reply to: Expat888

So you have read the book, right?
No?
Then what are you talking about?


Going by past experience .. along with what have observed here the past couple days in your threads . read the preview chapter posted here . tells me all I need to know .. and no I will not be purchasing your book.

Good luck on your endeavors .. time to go have coffee and catch up on events elsewhere in the world ...
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: greghansen




NSA employees - the Government employees - were afraid of me. Why? Because I kept bringing up their complete waste of funds.

So...until you have something valuable to add - STFU.


HA HA don't let the wanna-be internet trolls get you down. They are here aplenty. Exposing Government waste and abuse is patriotic and should be applauded. We need more of it and more importantly, we need to do something about it. These bureaucrats hunker down and nothing ever happens to them. If history is a guide, the worse offenders will be promoted.

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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Did you sign-up for the NSA's offer of Verizons "share everything" plan too?

Usually I categorize ex-guv employees in the same class as lawyers, politicians and thug cops - which usually lies somewhere between "oxygen thief" and "bottom feeder".

BUT, because the NSA is king of all things "dodgy" I will give you the benefit of the doubt that, although pissed at them, you have some stinky-little-beans to spill.

I like stinky little beans.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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The beginnings and inter workings of the nsa don't interest me as much as the dismemberment of it.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: greghansen
a reply to: Siddharta

You have little idea what you are talking about. Thanks, BTW , for looking at my LinkedIn profile. yes I am pissed that I got laid off. I personally became the target of an NSA power struggle - no doubt about that. My crime was that I did what others wanted (REDACTED BY NSA) millions to do. If you think that wasting taxpayer dollars is fine, then good for you.

NSA employees - the Government employees - were afraid of me. Why? Because I kept bringing up their complete waste of funds.

So...until you have something valuable to add - STFU.
I think you are a decent guy who spoke up. I am older myself and i remember there was whistle blower ads on TV, if i remember correctly there was also a reward for reporting such doings as ripping off the Government. Contractors selling hammers for $800 and stuff like that.
So what happened? What is your opinion on Tony Snowden, thats the million dollar question?

I for one appreciate the due diligence you provided to ATS.
And Also a big thank you to Skeptic Overlord for providing ATS this content.

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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Sounds a bit apologist, (once again...except no one actually did) for things that were supposed to go wrong in a certain rather big recent event because they didn't know, (except they did) that event was going to happen.
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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You know I am very disappointed in ATS.

You guys have a real verified source with the courtesy to be answering questions from anonymous jerks, trying to be cool but still sitting here taking flak from wana be couch potatoes that just bitch about crap they cant change or just focussed on doing things in the micro world for their own personal gain, sitting here giving OUR EFFING GUEST a hard time.

Why dont you MIND YOUR OWN effing manners and STFU if you have nothing but contempt for the guy BASED ON HIS PROFESSION.

I am the first to denounce big government and programs like the NSA. I am also the first to lose my cool when morons attack me for no damned reason. This guy has kept his cool for several threads and many pages of barrage after barrage of personal attacks on him with nothing more than WHAT HE TOLD YOU as the basis.

You know what would be worse? IF the he didnt write a book about this and we NEVER KNEW.

Nothing you will EVER DO will end the NSA. NOTHING. You might as well be HUMBLE and thank someone who for whatever reason is giving us ammo to that end. Maybe nothing will come of his revelations. Maybe they will be just a grain of sand on the scale against the NSA. What we do know is that NOTHING you bitching rude asses will ever do will ever come as close to serving the public good as what this man has done.

He put his name out there, his career, security, as well as his life under a microscope, and what does he get? CRAP from people who havent even had the common sense to READ THE BOOK before judging him.

I dont even care if this post gets removed. I hope at least one rude SOB making ATS look bad and lose quality content reads this and realizes that not everyone is happy about this crap. Personally I am ashamed of some of our members.

Dumbasses.

Greg, Thank you.

You have held it down. For that, you have my respect.

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Nice.

This so called source is only looking to make a buck off of some story that most likely is full of b.s but go ahead and put down members who don't believe everyone's so called word.

yourself.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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ATS is here to deny ignorance. So some critical questions are essential.
I support Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon.
I distrust anybody who comes out like this and has nothing to say, but: Have you read my book?

No, I haven't. Did you? He is just starting to promote it. I won't buy it. And that's all.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

MOST LIKELY.....why dont you read the book and get back to me MR psychic-

Also, I dont know about you, but I need money too. Unless you are a trust fund baby you will do things for money too.

This move will probably make him unemployable for the rest of his life.

Like I said, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE to this end. What have YOU done to try and end the NSA?

Yeah, internet warriors...hiding behind avatars and screen names.

I dont care if he makes money. He wont be rich off a single book. ARE YOU GOING TO PAY HIS BILLS if he turns and gives this for free?

Do you boycott your local YMCA for charging membership dues? Refuse to pay membership dues to organizations you are a part of?

No. In the real world we pay rent and need heat, food and transportation.

Why dont you boycott ATS for having ads? They dont need servers, staff, or money for little things like keeping the lights on.

Thats what pisses me off the most. You all pretend to be altruistic, yet work for profit and probably dont go out your front door unless it will entertain you or earn you a buck.

What ever. Not impressed. Not even a little bit.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:15 PM
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was a double, will use.

While I am at it, lets set up a go fund me campaign for Edward Snowden. People here can donate to his needs. Lets see it. Is anyone here so damned altruistic to donate to Snowden? Give up your months cigarette funds, or your entertainment funds....go ahead, help out the ones who dont cover their ass.

This guy would be homeless and hungry if he didnt find a way to make a living now. I guess he could sacrifice his home, car and retirement and just live off a salary as a McDonalds employee or as a computer repair man and just live in a one bedroom apartment with controlled rent.

WHAT THE HELL are you people even expecting him to do for the rest of his life?

HELP yourselves and at least KNOW what the hell you are talking about. You are all upset because he was a CONTRACTOR for the NSA.

OOOH, the devil himself.

But yeah, get back to TV and porno. This man is full of crap and you are not.

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: tadaman




Like I said, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE to this end. What have YOU done to try and end the NSA?


Lol and what has your man crush done to take down the nsa? Nothing because their still in business.

You know what's worse then being a nsa employee? An ex nsa employee.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Like I said, this may be a grain of sand on the scale against the NSA or nothing at all.

Its still more than what you have done.

So I will ask again. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

You didnt actually answer that.

You know whats worse than being full of crap? Thinking you are not.

The guy had a job, UNDER CONTRACT by the NSA. The company he worked for could one day end up making a new interactive school program or build the infrastructure for new communications technologies. At the moment they worked for the NSA.

Do you think that everyone who works at the NSA is your enemy?

Real mature and informed. Its not that the NSA is not necessary. Its that it has over stretched its bounds. Even if the NSA goes away we will need to monitor communications that cover threats to the US. Unless you want people to die because we are all going to stick our thumbs up our asses and just wait for bad things to happen.

BALANCE...not oblivion.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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Yes, it is embarrassing
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: Siddharta

Yes, its "Deny Ignorance" here but all you have done is ruin this thread with "arrogance".

The proof is your first reply is all lower case, then you later use correct punctuation after you got schooled by the OP.




posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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Quite honestly, I find this guy to be rather rude and arrogant. I'd like to see one of these "esteemed guests" answer some questions without peddling their product.

Just because you wrote a book doesn't place you above us, Mr. Hansen. You'll learn that ATS is home to some of the brightest minds you've encountered. Check your arrogance at the door.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Granite

I don't know about English punctuation. Please feel free, to school me on this. I am only watching this site, which is attacked by hoaxers every now and then and try to find out the true witnesses and the liars. I was very successful with Jonathan Patrick Nolan and Robert Dillashaw, who both hate me for this up to date. But I still will watch other people with big statements and weak settings and call them out, if I think they are fake.

I did not call Greg a fake yet, but just called him out as being fired, frustrated and not knowing, who his real boss was. That can be read on the internet, since he published his questions online and other people answered. I published that link in my first post.

Sadly he did not try to convince me, but told me to f * off. I don't think, you are of much help, since you also simply try to silence me. Funny how such things happen, he?



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Siddharta

Well the OP is a new member who doesn't know all your "contributions to ATS".

He deserves respect...start understanding that...please.
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: Granite

He???

You give me problems to make a second line now. Are you serious?
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Granite

Respect goes both ways. Questioning someones intentions or story....hell questioning any and everything is a major part of this site. We all come here to try and find some sort of answers to something.

I agree with tadaman in the aspect of everyone needs money somehow. If he makes it while providing us some insight of how the NSA works etc then awesome. Unfortunately for me, I just lost interest after the petty piss off whenbeing questioned. You will not get respect or money that way. Tadaman, you're a businessman...you know this. No hard feelings either, I love your contributions here.



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