CIA Denies FOIA Request for Info on Edward Snowden

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Matrix One: who is Edward Snowden?

“The Matrix can be looked at as one gigantic covert op. It spills over with cover stories and lies and false trails, to conceal what is actually going on under the surface. The information- specialists have to make the surface seem true, so no one bothers to look underneath it. Keep in mind that media stories, no matter how absurd they are, tend to be believed because they’re simpler than the truth, and people want simple. If the Times says three terrorists jumped out of a mule’s ass on a quiet road and killed a group of tourists, and you come along and propose that the attack was actually the result of a multi-bank money transfer and three idiot dupes who were pumped up by an FBI informant, part of the reason your scenario is rejected is because the mule’s-ass version has only one step…” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Update: the CIA has just refused a FIOA request for information about its former employee, Edward Snowden.

The request was filed on November 15 by John Young, the owner of The CIA’s response, dated December 29, refers to Young’s query seeking “records granting Edward Joseph Snowden access to classified information…[and] records indicating Mr. Snowden[‘s] compliance with controls of classified information upon leaving the CIA.”

The CIA’s letter to Young states, “…the CIA can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your request.” The CIA letter states that any other response would violate rules governing classification of data.

Bottom line: the CIA has nothing specific to say about Snowden’s status while he worked for the Agency.

Once again, the question of exactly who Edward Snowden is resurfaces.

Of course, that question is taboo in major media. All we’re given is: Snowden worked as a contractor for the NSA, he stole vital information, he gave it to journalists, and they are gradually releasing it.

And those who support Snowden consider him an exceptional hero, about whom unpleasant questions should never be asked. He did a wonderful thing; end of story.

Well, what about this: in the wake of Snowden’s revelations and the consequent press coverage, a few billion people know something they didn’t quite know before. They know their lives are under surveillance. What better way to enforce the Surveillance State than by letting people know it exists, so they’ll police and censor themselves? Can this element be legitimately considered in the telling of the Snowden story? Or must it be ignored and rejected out of hand?

Who is former CIA employee Edward Snowden?

As we go along, keep in mind that intelligence-agency personnel live in order to tell low-level and high-level lies. They tend to fall into a suicidal funk if they aren’t lying on at least three or four levels at once.

Let’s look at Snowden’s brief history as reported by The Guardian (“Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations”, by Glen Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong, 11 June 2013):

In 2003, at age 19, without a high school diploma, Snowden enlists in the Army. He begins a training program to join the Special Forces. At what point after enlistment can a new soldier start this elite training program?

Snowden breaks both legs in an exercise. He’s discharged from the Army. Is that automatic? How about healing and then resuming service?

If he was accepted in the Special Forces training program because he had special computer skills, then why discharge him simply because he broke both legs? Just asking. Just a thought.

“Sorry, Ed, but with two broken legs we just don’t think you can hack into terrorist data anymore. You were good, but not now. Try Walmart. They always have openings.”

Circa 2003, Snowden gets a job as a security guard for an NSA facility at the University of Maryland. He specifically wanted to work for NSA? Or was it just a generic job opening near his home he found out about? Nothing worth discovering here? Nothing to see?

Snowden shifts jobs. Boom. He’s now in the CIA, in IT. He apparently has no high school diploma.

In 2007, Snowden is sent to Geneva. He’s only 23 years old. The CIA gives him a diplomat cover story. He’s put in charge of maintaining computer-network security for the CIA and US diplomats. Major job. Obviously, he has access to a wide range of classified documents. Sound a little odd? He’s just a kid.

During this period, in Geneva, one of the incidents that really sours Snowden on the CIA is the “turning of a Swiss banker.” One night, CIA guys get a banker drunk, encourage him to drive home, the banker gets busted, the CIA guys help him out, and then with that bond formed, they eventually get the banker to reveal deep financial secrets to the Agency.

This sours Snowden? He’s that naïve? He doesn’t know by now that the CIA does this sort of thing all the time? He’s shocked? He “didn’t sign up for this?” He doesn’t already know about CIA assassinations and engineered regime changes? MKULTRA?

In 2009, Snowden leaves the CIA. Why? Presumably because he’s disillusioned. It should noted here that Snowden claimed he could do very heavy damage to the entire US intelligence community in 2008, but decided to wait because he thought Obama, just coming into the Presidency, might keep his “transparency” promise.

After two years with the CIA in Geneva, Snowden really had the capability to take down the whole US inter-agency intelligence network, or a major chunk of it?

If you buy that without further inquiry, I have condos for sale on the dark side of the moon.

In 2009, Snowden leaves the CIA and goes to work in the private sector. Dell, Booze Allen Hamilton. In this latter job, Snowden is assigned to work at the NSA.

He’s an outsider, but, again, he claims to have so much access to so much sensitive NSA data that he can take down the whole US intelligence network in a single day. The. Whole. US. Intelligence. Network.

This is Ed Snowden’s sketchy legend. To anyone familiar with intelligence legends and cover stories, it’s mostly red flags, alarm bells, sirens, flashing lights.

Then we have the crowning piece: they solved the riddle: Ed Snowden was able to steal thousands of highly protected NSA documents because…he had a thumb drive.

It’s the weapon that breached the inner sanctum of the most sophisticated information agency in the world.

It’s the weapon to which the NSA, with all its resources, remains utterly vulnerable. Can’t defeat it.

Not only did Snowden stroll into NSA with a thumb drive, he knew how to navigate all the security layers put in place to stop people from stealing classified documents.

“Let’s see. We have a new guy coming to work for us here at NSA today? Oh, whiz kid. Ed Snowden. Outside contractor. Booz Allen. He’s not really an in-house employee of the NSA. Twenty-nine years old. No high school diploma. Has a GED. He worked for the CIA and quit. Hmm. Why did he quit? Oh, never mind, who cares? No problem.

“Tell you what. Let’s give this kid access to our most sensitive data. Sure. Why not? Everything. That stuff we keep behind 986 walls? Where you have to pledge the life of your first-born against the possibility you’ll go rogue? Let Snowden see it all. Sure. What the hell. I’m feeling charitable. He seems like a nice kid.”

NSA is the most awesome spying agency in this world. If you cross the street in Podunk, Anywhere, USA, to buy an ice cream soda, on a Tuesday afternoon in July, they know.

They know whether you sit at the counter and drink that soda or take it and move to the only table in the store.

But this agency, with all its vast power and its dollars…

Can’t track one of its own, as he steals the whole store. Can’t keep the store locked. And they can’t track the later movements of this man who made up a story about needing treatment in Hong Kong for epilepsy and then skipped the country.

Just can’t find him.

Can’t find him in Hong Kong, where he does a sit-down video interview with Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian. Can’t find that “safe house” or that “hotel” where he’s staying.

No. Can’t find him or spy on his communications while he’s in Hong Kong. Can’t figure out he’s booked a flight to Russia. Can’t intercept him at the airport before he leaves for Russia. Too difficult.

And this man, this employee, is walking around with four laptops that contain the keys to all the secret spying knowledge in the known cosmos.

Can’t locate those laptops. The most brilliant technical minds of this or any other generation can find a computer in Outer Mongolia in the middle of a blizzard, but these walking-around computers in Hong Kong are somehow beyond reach.

And, again, before this man, Snowden, this employee, skipped Hawaii, he was able to access a principal segment of the layout of the entire US intelligence network. Yes.

Not only that, but anyone who worked at this super-agency as an analyst, as a systems-analyst supervisor, could have done the same thing. Could have stolen the keys to the kingdom.

This is why NSA geniuses with IQs over 180 decided, in the aftermath of the Snowden affair, that they needed to draft “tighter rules and procedures” for their employees. Right.

Pieces of internal of security they hadn’t realized they needed before would be put in place.

This is, let me remind you, the most secretive spying agency in the world. The richest spying agency. The smartest spying agency.

But somehow, over the years, they’d overlooked their own security. They’d left doors open, so that any one of their own analyst-supervisors could steal everything.

Could take it all. Could just snatch it away and copy it and store it on a few laptops.

But now, yes, having been made aware of this vulnerability, the agency will make corrections.


And reporters for elite media don’t find any of this hard to swallow.

On the ever-solicitous Charley Rose, a gaggle of pundits/newspeople warned that Ed Snowden, walking around with those four laptops, could be an easy target for Chinese spies or Russian spies, who could get access to the data on those computers.

But the NSA can’t. No.

The tightest and strongest and richest and smartest spying agency in the world can’t find its own employee. It’s in the business of tracking, and it can’t find him.

It’s in the business of security, and it can’t protect its own data from its employees.

If you instantly believe all that, with no questions, I have timeshares to sell in the black hole in the center of the Milky Way.

Here is a different possible scenario. Is it any less likely than the one we’ve been treated to?

Snowden was working an op, either as a dupe or knowingly. He was working for…well, let’s see, who would that be?

Who was he working for before he entered the private sector and wound up at NSA?

The CIA.

Would that be the same CIA who competes, on certain levels, with the NSA?

The same CIA who’s watched its own prestige and funding diminish, as human intelligence has given way to electronic snooping?

Yes, it would be. CIA just can’t match the NSA when it comes to gathering signals-intell.

Wired Magazine, June 2013 issue (“NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar”, 06.12.13). James Bamford, author of three books on the NSA, states:

In April, as part of its 2014 budget request, the Pentagon [which rules the NSA] asked Congress for $4.7 billion for increased ‘cyberspace operations,’ nearly $1 billion more than the 2013 allocation. At the same time, budgets for the CIA and other intelligence agencies were cut by almost the same amount, $4.4 billion. A portion of the money going to…[NSA] will be used to create 13 cyberattack teams.

That means spying money. Far more for NSA, far less for CIA.

Turf war.

Suppose people at the CIA, genuine experts, carefully, over time, were able to access those NSA documents, and handed them to Snowden—or patiently, and at length, or showed Snowden how to execute that quite sophisticated piece of access-trickery? Because (more believably) NSA’s internal security was very good. It wasn’t (far less believably) a bumble-dumb of mismanaged amateur clockwork. It was quite tight, so tight that a man like Snowden wouldn’t have been able to move through it like a ghost.

The CIA, of course, couldn’t be seen as the NSA leaker. They needed a guy. They needed a guy who could appear to be from the NSA, to make things look worse for the NSA and shield the CIA.

They had Ed Snowden. He had worked for the CIA in Geneva, in a high-level position, overseeing computer-systems security.

Somewhere in his CIA past, Libertarian and freedom-loving Ed meets a fellow CIA guy who sits down with him and says, “You know, Ed, things have gone too damn far. The NSA is spying on everybody all the time. I can show you proof. They’ve gone beyond the point of trying to catch terrorists. They’re doing something else. They’re expanding a Surveillance State, which can only lead to one thing: the destruction of America, what America stands for, what you and I know America is supposed to be. The NSA isn’t like us, Ed. We go after terrorists for real. That’s it. Whereas NSA goes after everybody. We have to stop it. We need a guy…and there are those of us who think you might be that guy…”

This could be a straight con, or a few CIA people could have actually wanted to torpedo the NSA for its unlimited surveilling operations.

Ed says, “Tell me more. I’m intrigued.”

He eventually buys in.

And the CIA will eventually find a way to protect and shield him while he’s escaping the US and staying in Hong Kong.

Put two scenarios on the truth scale and assess them. Which is more likely? The tale Snowden told to Glenn Greenwald, with all its holes, with its super-naive implications about the fumbling, bumbling NSA, or a scenario in which Snowden is the CIA’s boy?

Let me enhance my alternative scenario and branch it out. If Snowden is still working for the CIA, he and his buds aren’t the only people who want to take the NSA down a notch. No. Because, for example, NSA has been spying on everybody inside the Beltway.

Spying on politicians with secrets.

That includes a major, major, prime NSA target: Congress.

Do you think members of Congress with heavy secrets enjoy knowing NSA is over their shoulders?

Imagine this conversation taking place, in a car, on a lonely road outside Washington, late at night. The speakers are Congressman X and a contractor representing a covert unit inside the NSA:

“Well, Congressman, do you remember January 6th? A Monday afternoon, a men’s room in the park off—”

“What the hell are you talking about!”

“A stall in the men’s room. The kid. He was wearing white high-tops. A Skins cap. T-shirt. Dark hair. Scar across his left cheek. Blue tattoo on his right thigh.”


Dead silence.

“What do you want?” says the Congressman, now trapped.

Imagine this one: “Senator, we know about the underage cheerleader in Ohio. Your trip there in 2010, just before the election.”

Blackmail on the hoof.

If you’re a Congressman or a Senator with nasty secrets, and you know NSA is spying on you, because it’s spying on everyone in the Congress, who’s your potential best friend?

Somebody who can go up against the NSA, somebody who wants to go up against the NSA.

And who might that be?

The CIA?

It’s not perfect, but it’s the best you can do.

So if you’re a Congressman, you go to a friend in the CIA and you have a chat about “the NSA problem.” How can you get NSA off your back? Your CIA friend has his own concerns about NSA.

He tells you in confidence: “Look, maybe we can help you. We know a lot about the NSA. We have good people. You might say one of our jobs is watching the watchers at NSA, to, uh, make sure they don’t go too far in their spying.”

This sounds interesting. If you have to sell your soul, you’d rather sell it to the CIA than the NSA. It’s a judgment call.

And a few months later, a year later…you read about Ed Snowden blowing a hole in the NSA. You take note of the fact that Snowden worked for the CIA. He worked for them in Geneva. Then he left for the private sector and got himself assigned to the NSA.

Hmm. Maybe you have some cause for optimism. Maybe your CIA friend is helping you out.

Some schmuck reporter asks you about the current NSA scandal and you say, “Of course we have to protect classified data, in order to prevent terrorist attacks. But at the same time, we need to respect the Bill of Rights. People can’t go around spying on anyone for no reason.”

You’re sending your own signal.

You’re tipping your CIA guy. You appreciate his help, if in fact he’s helping you. You can’t ask him directly. If you did, he’d never give you a straight answer. But just in case…you’re tipping him off.

At the same time, you’re wondering how many people in Congress are so controlled by the NSA that they’d never try to break out? How many people, with how many secrets, are so deeply blackmailed they’d never dare go up against NSA?

This is an important calculation. The battle might already be lost. You might not stand a chance. Maybe nobody can help you. Maybe you can’t escape.

Maybe you shouldn’t even hint that NSA has overstepped its legal boundaries by spying on Americans.

That’s the conundrum that keeps you up at night.

What if the spies spying on their own government are running the government beyond the ability of anyone to stop them?

You don’t give a damn about what this would mean for America. You only care about what it means for you and your secrets.

Maybe this is the jail you’re in for the rest of your life.

When you’re back in your home state showing your face and giving speeches, and a voter comes up to you and voices a concern about his dwindling paycheck, his house payment, his endangered pension…and when you nod and gaze out at the horizon, as if to pluck a magic answer from the ether, you’re really thinking about the conundrum.

You’re thinking about the life sentence you’re serving in the Surveillance State.

And that night, in your hotel room, you get down on your knees and pray that Ed Snowden is still working for the CIA.

Who else, besides the CIA and numerous politicians inside the Beltway, would be aching to take the NSA down a notch? Who else would be rooting hard for this former (?) CIA employee, Snowden, to succeed?

How about Wall Street?

Still waiting to be uncovered? NSA spying to collect elite financial data, spying on the people who have that data: the major investment banks. NSA scooping up that data to predict, manipulate, and profit from trading markets all over the world.

A trillion-dollar operation.

Snowden worked for Booz Allen, which is owned by the Carlyle Group ($170 billion in assets). Carlyle, the infamous. Their money is making money in 160 investment funds.

A few of Carlyle’s famous front men in its history: George HW Bush, James Baker (US Secretary of State), Frank Carlucci (US Secretary of Defense and CIA Deputy Director), John Major (British Prime Minister), Arthur Levitt (Chairman of the SEC).

Suppose you’re one of the princes in the NSA castle, and Ed Snowden has just gone public with your documents. You’re saying, “Let’s see, this kid worked for Booz Allen, which is owned by the Carlyle Group. We (NSA) have been spying over Carlyle’s shoulder, stealing their proprietary financial data. What are the chances they’re getting a little revenge on us now?”

Yes, you’re thinking about that. You’re looking into it.

The Surveillance State has created an apparatus whose implications are staggering. It’s a different world now. And sometimes it takes a writer of fiction to flesh out the larger landscape.

Brad Thor’s novel, Black List, posits the existence of a monster corporation, ATS, that stands alongside the NSA in collecting information on every move we make. ATS’ intelligence-gathering capability is unmatched anywhere in the world.

On pages 117-118 of Black List, Thor makes a stunning inference that, on reflection, is as obvious as the fingers on your hand:

“For years ATS [substitute “NSA”] had been using its technological superiority to conduct massive insider trading. Since the early 1980s, the company had spied on anyone and everyone in the financial world. They listened in on phone calls, intercepted faxes, and evolved right along with the technology, hacking internal computer networks and e-mail accounts. They created mountains of ‘black dollars’ for themselves, which they washed through various programs they were running under secret contract, far from the prying eyes of financial regulators.

“Those black dollars were invested into hard assets around the world, as well as in the stock market, through sham, offshore corporations. They also funneled the money into reams of promising R&D projects, which eventually would be turned around and sold to the Pentagon or the CIA.

“In short, ATS had created its own license to print money and had assured itself a place beyond examination or reproach.”

In real life, whether the prime criminal source is one monster corporation or the NSA itself, the outcome would be the same.

Total surveillance has unlimited payoffs when it targets financial markets and the people who have intimate knowledge of them.

“Total security awareness” programs of surveillance are ideal spying ops in the financial arena, designed to grab millions of bits of inside information, and then utilize them to make investments and suck up billions (trillions?) of dollars.

It gives new meaning to “the rich get richer.”

Think about Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Think about the NSA men who already know everything about GS and Morgan, and are using this knowledge to steal sums that might make GS and Morgan blush with envy.

Goldman Sachs, Chase, and Morgan consider trillion-dollar trading markets their own private golden-egg farm. They run it, they own it, they manipulate it for their own ends.

If NSA has been looking over their shoulders for the past 30 years, discovering all their knowledge, and operating a meta- invasion, siphoning off enormous profits, NSA would rate as their Enemy Number One.

And would need to be torpedoed.

Enter Ed Snowden.

In this piece, I’m balancing and comparing the likelihood of various “Snowden scenarios.” The scenario we’ve been fed is severely lacking in credibility. It has less credibility than the alternatives I’ve sketched out.

For those who think the blizzard of US intelligence agencies is one unified whole, think again. These agencies do cooperate with each other, but they also compete. Competing, lying, subverting, and inventing cover stories is their daily vocation. A day without lying is a day without happiness.

Of course, it’s easier, and in the case of the standard Snowden tale, more gratifying, to accept what major media present to us. Their stories are less disturbing, and simpler, than the complex machinations of truth.

As yet, no reporters have faced off with Snowden and relentlessly asked him probing questions about himself. Why is that? Do the reporters with access avoid looking a gift horse in the mouth? Do they prefer painting a heroic picture of the man? Do they think that revealing some stranger truth about him would undercut and undermine what he has brought to light? Or has Snowden himself brusquely cut short any potential attempt to peer deeper than the surface of his words?

There is now a journalistic “Snowden industry.” The few reporters he has favored have made out well. I don’t begrudge them their money, but I would say that, to the degree Snowden must remain an unblemished champion for the industry to continue succeeding, there is a blind spot. There are unwarranted assumptions that preclude a serious asking of the question:

Who is Edward Snowden?

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  • Who is Edward Snowden? Well he is the one who snowed you in with his snowjob 🙂

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  • NonYo Business

    Well Written and definitely opens up the debate.

  • Aug Ust

    i can say for certain That the CIA NSA FBI and so on as well as Obama and his clan Do not know some things there are certain lets say not government but like them that they do not know they exist
    when shit hits in America they will strike back

  • But, where is whoever keeping the baby with the tubes?

  • sunshine

    Whoa! Mind status: BLOWN! It’s like an onion, layers upon layers!

  • Anothereno

    I’ve been up for about 30 hours straight so I can’t focus enough to read the article but anyways it makes sense not to release info on a open case, sorry if the article has nothing to do with the title lol I just don’t know….

    More caffeine please…

    • That is not good for the brain or body, get some sleep!

      • Anothereno

        Every time I try it backfires, I’m writing something every time I try to sleep my mind clears and I think of something… Maybe I’ll have exactly 2 beers, that usually makes me sleepy.

        • Ironically I am having the same issues but mine are from me not sleeping right last week for 5 nights(3hrs/night average). I couldn’t find my valerian root bottle which was brand new so I gave in and took 40mg of valuum, slept for 2 days but it was fake sleep and now I am dealing with the after effects which I knew I would have to deal with so last night I did this to get to sleep:
          3 glasses of wine
          40mg of melatonin
          4500mg of GABA
          1800mg Valerian Root
          3000mg of L-tryptophan
          20mg of lithium aspartate
          Lots of cannabis vapor

          I slept through the night and I am going to the liquor store to buy more wine shortly to do it again. 7-8 more days of this and the valuum after-effects will be gone.

          Good luck! I hope the beers do the trick for you!

          • Anothereno

            I actually have a sleeping disorder, DSPD, Delayed sleep phase disorder, my body basically runs on a 26 hour day most of the time it also randomly changes, taking melatonin is very low doses 1-2mg helps but man it messes my brain up, take the weirdest dream you ever had and times it by 1000… It’s kind of like being on acid and peyote at the same time, I swear my third eye opens some times… So anyways society’s 24hour day just doesn’t work for me :X I’m up this long to try to fix my hours without going to another universe lmao…

          • Get a bottle of NOW brand 5-htp(100mg veggie caps), that fixes circadian rhythms. I gave some to an Iraqi war vet and it cured her sleep problems she had for years from PTSD(guy blew his brians out right next to her, brains landed all over her) in less than a week, now she swears by it. I know what you mean about melatonin, it used to do the same to me but I can’t remember my dreams anymore. It is one of the most potent anti-oxidants known to man so it is good to take regardless. I actually miss those crazy dreams, lol!

            I know exactly what you are going through and I’ve done the same before to fix it. That sucks, hope you get it straightened out.

          • sunshine

            Melatonin or 5-http? Should I take both? And what brand?

            What exactly do you take/recommend each day?

          • The pineal gland secretes melatonin(similar to serotonin which is what 5-htp turns into after it coverts over in the gut sometimes causing upset during the process) and DMT. Melatonin is for sleep, it works so well that you can’t drive when it takes effect, it will make you stumble if you try to walk on it. I use 20mg a night and so does my girl but lately I have been using 40mg until this “valuum hangover” passes. It takes over an hour to take effect and it is one of the most potent anti-oxidants out there so it is very good for your health regardless of the sleep benefits. It’s one of the only things I can use every night and I never get used to the dose and I don’t feel a hangover of any type the next morning, cannabis works too but it takes too much vaping(from a high tolerance) for me to ensure a great night’s sleep so I just use melatonin with a little bit of cannabis vapor which is easier for me.

            I have unstable moods so that is why I use 5htp and I have found that the NOW brand is the best but 5htp is not to be taken lightly, it will get you VERY sick, it will only last one hour(the sickness) but put it this way, my girl won’t take it, it is a very uncomfortable, nauseous hour but after that hour(almost to the minute, I time it) you get this great mood uplift and only think positive thoughts(which is worth it if your are F’d up like me, lol) + it will fix bad eating habits and is a great appetite suppressant so you will lose weight without even trying also. Most people take 50-100mg at a time, I take 600mg though so that is why I suffer these nasty side-effects but lower doses don’t do it for me so in my case it is what it is. I just took 600mg this morning on an empty stomach and I am fine(feeling the positive effects right now), if I do the SAME thing in the afternoon after I have had food at some point I will get VERY sick and I have no idea why this is. I used to take 1800mg/day, 3-600mg doses but now I am down to just one 600mg dose in the morning which has been working nicely.

            L-tryptophan is a precursor to 5-htp(L-tryptophan turns into 5-htp turns into serotonin) and my girl has been loving that stuff since I bought it for my sleep issues(it takes longer to work so when I take that before bed I know it kicks in during the night when I am sleeping which helps me stay asleep). It won’t upset the stomach and the mood uplift isn’t as noticeable and takes much longer to work but it does relax you and put you in a good mood + it is good for the brain. You can push those doses without having a problem, so I’ve noticed(I didn’t read the milligrams but I took 8 of whatever they were last night, they were pretty large capsules).

            A return to bodybuilding and all of these mood/sleep problems vanish, don’t know why that is either but if I am bodybuilding and then I stop I am okay for a while and then I will get evil out of nowhere and I know something is up so I need to start taking the 5-htp again(and vaping LOTS of cannabis until the mood changes, I will lay on my bed and vape and not get up until the mood shifts from the 5htp, it can take 3 hours but that hasn’t happened in a long time). As soon as I start killing myself in the gym though, all of these problems including my sleep issues vanish. I am returning soon, I already started to work on designing my diet + workout + supplement/steroid regimen, that alone can take a full 8 hour day but hey, when I show up in the gym my body radically changes shape in a very short time period(3 months) while everybody else always looks the same but the reason for that is bodybuilding is a lifestyle that occurs mostly outside the gym, the gym is just a place I’ll show up once a day for an hour or maybe a little more to physically punish myself but in a very specific way. For me bodybuilding is 70% diet, 20% training, and 10% supplements/steroids.

          • sunshine

            I have taken 5http in the past (after rolling lol) but I never kept up with it. I also have bad moods so I will definitely try it! I will start off small though! I don’t have sleep problems really, so if I take melatonin I don’t want to be like, comatose or unable to wake up or anything….does it do that? Oh I did get some colloidal silver, gonna start with that too! I currently take a multivitamin, a vitamin D and a biotin every day, maybe I need more stuff?

            That is cool about the bodybuilding, I have started walking every day. I try to do 4 miles but no less than 2 (a good start, right?) and we lift weights too, but my diet isn’t all that spectacular. I do eat bread and stuff, but 99% of the time I only eat things I make at home, the bread is home made, I cook all of our meals, stuff like (tonight) chicken and rice soup with kale, cabbage, turnips, carrots, onions and whatever else I can find to toss in there, the broth is homemade too. So I hope that mitigates my not perfect diet!

            I have done shrooms like, one time I think. I didn’t see stuff, just felt like I was stoned but with energy and no munchies. I wish I could get them here, if they rewire your brain like that!

            How are the snakes doing??

          • They are doing well, our youngest just has a bad shed which happens all of the time in the winter with the dry air + he is in a glass terrarium still and that thing can’t hold heat or moisture/humidity well but my girl just gives him a bath and gets the skin off gently with a wash cloth, he likes it but then after the bath he gets cold so we usually put him in a steralite container first, then clean his cage and close it up so it gets nice and warm, bath him, then put him back in his warm cage. My largest, the female retic is in breed mode so she is messing up her face by pushing at the glass trying to get out… she does this at the same time every year so we just put 50% 10ppm colloidal silver in her water so her swollen gums don’t get infected.. works like a charm!

            Yeah, an old “E-buddy” is who introduced me to 5htp but I was taking 3mg tablets and they didn’t do shit so for years I disregarded 5htp as a “been there, tried that, didn’t work” kind of thing until I learned more and vastly upped the dosage, now it has a great affect on me and keeps me stable, it’s the best out there for treating whatever I have. I used to sell E in bulk so I myself have taken 1000s upon 1000s of E pills but I had mood issues before I ever touched that stuff. 5htp is the strongest, natural anti-depressant that I am aware of and have experience with + it works from the FIRST dose, no need to wait to build up tolerance or anything.

            Colloidal silver is great but I only use it when needed. I know a cool/cheap delivery system for that is right HERE – it is a ghetto version of this:

            Exercise/walking is great for the body/mind/heart but it will NOT change the shape of your body which is what most people want when they say “I want to lose weight,” in which they really mean, “I don’t like the way I look and want to change it.” The first time I changed my body from flabby to shredded I was about 18 and I used this book which is now $3.00!

            I am going to purchase this product for my diet, look at the pic of the two women’s butts halfway down the page, if the woman is not fat she most likely will look like the one on the left from behind but look at the difference with the pic on the right… huge difference! Here is a sample diet from this guy which is very similar to how I eat which is why I am going to use his system: – 6 meals a day, never missing 1 meal for over 3 months is how you do it! Those are examples of a 6-meal a day plan!

            Then here are some FREE, awesome programs that are worth $100s of dollars but they give them to you for free in hopes that you will use their website to order your supplies, which, by the way I get my stuff in 2 DAYS with them, they shower me with free samples and gifts AND their prices are the best out there, that is the reason I go to first for my stuff than anywhere else, including my 5htp! I am going with the Lee Labrada one because he co-wrote the last book that got me shredded but there are plenty of female plans for you and male plans for your husband. I’ve looked them over, they are VERY comprehensive and leave NO questions unasked…. like I said, you would have to pay $100s of dollars to get info like this from a professional trainer/dieter, they are THAT good. ( impresses me every time I order from them. From a business standpoint, they are VERY well organized and very well run, they even print their core values on the sides of their boxes. Most companies don’t even HAVE core values which shows me that those guys are the real deal)

          • sunshine

            Wow thank you for all those links!! I will definitely check them out. I am not fat but I am pretty much a box, and I’ve always been under the impression that you can’t do much about that. But I guess I’ve got a lot of reading to do 🙂

            Aww, that sounds so cute about your girl bathing the snake. Do they like it when they get a bath and get the skin off? Are you in a place that gets really cold and snows a lot? And since your girl (snake) wants to breed…does she lay eggs at all, or does she have to be around a male snake to be able to lay eggs? Do snakes have sex? Wow I never thought I’d want to know about snake reproduction!!

          • If you change your body image it does powerful things for/to you, makes you feel like you can accomplish ANYTHING! My girl is lucky, looks like a model and does NOTHING! Even she is lacking in muscle mass though, she knows it and I am going to help her build that up. It not only looks good/sexy, it is healthy and can add life to your years if not years to your life! One thing that happens to a man when they age, their ass disappears! They get huge bellies and flat rear-ends which shows the weakness of the core which means they aren’t much of a physical threat anymore and not a healthy mate to a female.

            Yeah, the little guy likes it but the large female isn’t so thrilled(she likes the feeling of the skin coming off and likes the bath…for 2 minutes… it take 20minutes to get the skin off so that is an 18minute fight to keep the retic in the tub, lol) so it takes two of us to bath her and we both get soaked. It’s a game of “keep the large retic that doesn’t want to be there in the tub,” lol. My female COULD lay eggs that are “blanks” and they can get stuck and impacted which is a reason why we have a male and by next year he will be able to breed with her so when she pulls this crap next winter she will have a male to calm her down and hopefully she will stop pushing on the door. Not being bred is what is suspected of killing twinkie(egg impaction), the beloved largest retic in the world: – I feel so bad for Jay, you can tell he’s heartbroken to lose his beloved friend(more about twinkie here: We will breed her once a year for her health, NOT to make a profit and the hatchlings will ONLY go to qualified individuals because these just aren’t your any ol’ house pets, lol, they are going to get big FAST and one needs to know how to work with them and also not be scared of them. Many retic owners are scared of their own snakes.

            When they copulate their tails twist together and they can stay “locked” together for up to a week and we are hoping that after the pairing they will both be relived and not go crazy. MANY retic owners go through this only they don’t know the colloidal silver secret so many times the face wounds turn into mouth rot which will eventually kill the animal if the infection is not taken care of. Fortunately with my colloidal silver generator I got here: – we will never have to worry about mouth rot again. My boa had it once and we got it immediately looked at by the vet(pre-colloidal silver era for us) and it STILL cost us like $200 + daily treatments he was not fond of… with the silver now we just mix with their water and, if needed, fog their cage once daily(if they have a respiratory infection). I should find an encrypted way to send you a message, I could show you my girls facebook page with all of our animals on it, they are beautiful! (if you had facebook, I don’t and I am not happy that she does)

          • sunshine

            Your girl is lucky! I was that way too before I had kids lol. I bet once she starts working out she will be hooked! It does feel good and it really helps me feel better with my RA, I bet it could help with her MS too. Hopefully.

            Oh I remember Twinkie. She was BEAUTIFUL. The one link about her didn’t work but I remember a video you linked before that showed her getting out of her enclosure…she was something else. How do you know if their eggs are impacted? Can’t a vet or anyone do anything? Poor Twinkie 🙁

            That is so crazy about them being entwined like that, for up to a week! At least they’re hopefully happy afterward…! That poor snake with it’s mouth rot, it looks pretty nasty. I’m gonna really try and convince my husband to get a colloidal silver generator, why buy it when you can make your own!

            I would love to see the snakes…but I don’t have facebook either. I’m not sure how much of that works so if you think of something, let me know.

          • RA? Ya’ know, there IS a cure for that… in the laundry soap aisle at Walmart, lol! It’s banned in Europe but in Germany you can own up to 20grams but it must be registered with the state.
            Here is some info:
            and also here:
            Also concentrated cherry juice works for RA.

            The only way to tell if they are impacted is a vet or experienced person feeling for it or an x-ray and if they are impacted the snake needs surgery. Who could feel an egg impaction in an animal that large? That’s why I think the problem slipped by them, they found out postmortem.

            You should really try to get your husband to buy one(colloidal silver generator) because you won’t need a doctor anymore unless you break something(it is VERY cheap to make, you could give it away… I do sometimes). It is great for kids too, a friend of mine has cured many cases of pink eye with his kids so far using it. It is very safe stuff(you can drop it in your eyes) and very cheap if you get a generator. My generator is great but this one is better: – but also twice the price as thesilveredge machine that I bought. What I showed you was a very mild case of mouth rot, I’ve seen half of their face gone! Even when healed, after an infection like that, the snake is permanently deformed! These are now worries of the past for us! It took 3 weeks to get rid of that with vet help, now we add silver to the water and that’s it! Soo much easier than shoving medicine down a snakes throat or injecting them with stuff.

            In Europe, where colloidal silver generators are illegal they even banned the sale of silver wire so people couldn’t make their own using 9volt batteries! They really make sure your chances of needing their “medical” services remain high… what absolute criminals!

          • sunshine

            Borax? No shit! I do use that for my laundry! And they’ve banned Borax in Europe? What a freaking prison state. I will definitely look more into that! I read that about cherry juice, I got some but now I just have to drink it 🙂

            That makes sense, Twinkie was a big big snake. Poor thing. Do they act like they’re sick, or in pain when they get an egg impacted? How does a snake eat if it’s got half it’s mouth gone from mouth rot? And good lord I can’t imagine trying to give a snake a shot!

            Europe…isn’t that called Codex Alimentarius and they were going to try that crap here? Where vitamins and stuff are banned? Scumbags. Oh lol I read that Zuckerberg posted a pic of his kid at the doctor getting shots…yeah right. People just fall for anything huh?

            What do you think about Vitamin B-12 shots? I’ve always wanted to try them but I don’t know anyone that has.

          • Yep, and get this, Boron displaces fluoride in the body so it can be used to reverse the toxic effects of water fluoridation. It has just about the same LD50 as table salt which is like 50grams so as long as you don’t eat a 50gram pile of it at once you’ll be okay, lol! This woman here has some dosage guidelines and info on Borax:

            Apparently Twinkie showed no signs of distress and her death was unexpected, that’s why Jay Brewer was crying his eyes out over it, he really loved that snake, it seemed everybody did, she was like a dangerous snake ambassador that showed the ignorant that some snakes can be friendly, even really big ones. The Prince of Dubai came in with an open-ended offer(name your price) for Twinkie and Jay said no way because Jay is a good guy, he could have been set for life but he loved Twinkie more than he loved money… he passed THAT test! BTW I fixed that link(blog.reptilezoo above), it was a theme/script problem so I had to move the ending parentheses because it was erroneously including it in the link.

            Yeah, maybe banning colloidal silver and Borax IS part of CODEX but I don’t think they are going to get away with that particular assault… the whole developed world is rejecting GMOs and pharmaceutical drugs. They wish to outlaw your spice rack because things like Turmeric/curcumin are super healers and will outperform their drugs and they know it so they want to force this on us before we all know also but I feel it is too late for them and I hope I am right. Zuckerberg posted a pic of his kid at the doctor getting shots? They really have no low they will stoop to. The bottom, for them, is infinite… all the way to hell and maybe even past hell…I know I wouldn’t want them in hell if I ran the place, lol!

            Vitamin B-12 shots are great, they’ll up your appetite and make your pee change colors too, lol! You can get injectable vitamin B-12 right here for $20 and without any red tape, hence why it says not for human consumption: – I’ve used RUI products many times. I’ve used their Letro to successfully reverse gyno(bitch tits) 3 times already, I have absolutely no trace of gyno, it worked 100% and was an oral injection that tasted good too. I took about .5ml per day for like 4 days and the lump disappeared every time. It killed my sex drive for 60days but that is much better than a $5000 surgery! I have also used their oral clenbuterol(fat burner) and I bought their Synthetic T3 hormone but I didn’t take it and wouldn’t recommend that either… you screw with your T3 levels and you can really jack yourself up. T3 speeds everything up so you lose both muscle and fat. The strongest fat burner known to man is classified as a poison, it is called DNP or 2,4-Dinitrophenol. It will burn the fat right off your body without sacrificing muscle tissue, you can literally see the heat coming off the people who use this stuff, the room they are in can get warm. If you overdose which is easier to do your corpse will continue to rise in temperature for hours postmortem right on the slab so that shit is not to be messed with but it IS the strongest fat burner in the world, bar none.

          • sunshine

            You never cease to amaze me with all of the stuff you know! Thank you for the links, I have got a lot of reading to do! Out of all of that, I have only heard of T3 and Clenbuterol, I think I remember that some celebs were taking Clenbuterol back in like, 2006 (or that’s when the news covered it, I’m sure they still take it), isn’t it some kind of thing they use for race horses too? I would be scared to death to mess with that stuff that will cause you to burn up…YIKES! I am interested to read that link just to know more (who can pass up more knowledge??)

            My baby has a weird rash, I think it may just be because it’s cold, but I put some colloidal silver on it, and maybe it will be better in the AM. At least I hope so. Zuckerberg just had his kid on his lap at the Dr office, he’s probably full of shit, it’s all shows for the proles anyways. I read a retarded gossip site (for the comments, I can’t ever believe that sentient beings can be so, so stupid) and they were all gushing over how great it is that he’s getting her vaccinated, blah blah blah, and how anyone that’s anti-vax is sooo dumb, ugh it’s sickening how people just fall for it, but those people are SUPER hivemind brainwashed, they fall for ALL of it. I think it’s just a matter of “typical” women being typical women, reminds me why I always seem to get along better with men!

            How did you get bitch tits? Lol if you don’t mind me asking. I have heard of it, and I think some psych meds can cause it? Maybe other meds too, but I think I saw some lawsuit notices on a psych drug that had gynomastica (sp) as a side effect. Anyway…lol thanks for the links, off to read now 😀

          • Here you go, lots of info so I linked it:

          • sunshine

            OMG so much to digest, thank you! I can’t even begin to reply but I will let you know what happens as I go along 🙂

            Trump was fantastic, of course! He came out to “Eye of the Tiger”, it was awesome! I’m glad I got to see our next President!

          • lilred

            What about getting some magic mushrooms to help rewire your brain? Have you tried the binarial beats or solfeggio music to help yet? Theres a free Glenn harrold relaxation hypnosis app on google play that could help too

          • I finally did psilocybe cyanescens after all of that suffering and it worked! Great advice! I honestly did not think it was going to work, I was VERY surprised. I have tried binaural beats and isochronic tones but not the sofeggio music or Glenn harrold… gonna go grab some of that now… thanks!

          • Anothereno

            Meh don’t know if this is really funny or I’m overtired ><


          • Never joined facebook but those that have can view it.

          • Anothereno

            Step one, use a vpn, step 2 don’t use your real name, step three don’t use your real email use one created while using a vpn, step 4 don’t add anyone you know irl 🙂 I follow quite a few really great groups on there.

          • sunshine

            You need time cube! Lol just kidding, that sounds kind of crazy! Do you think the melatonin is what makes your third eye open or just the lack of sleep? Also, there is a Stephen King book called “Insomnia”, have you ever read it? Your situation kind of makes me think of that.

          • Anothereno

            It has only ever happened while on melatonin but I only ever take it when I’ve been up for way too long so It could be a combination of both, I once had a dream I was flying, I woke up in a football field that’s a few hundred yards from my house at about 6am in the pouring rain, and no I’m not on any drugs lol… That specific time I was up for about 50+ hours..

            wish I could replicate it, sometimes it can be really awesome like a waking dream, but 90% of the time I have no control whatsoever, it will feel like great lengths of time will pass meanwhile i’m just passed out on a couch lol..

          • sunshine

            Whoa, that’s crazy! Can I ask what your blood type is? Are you Rh negative because this kind of thing seems to happen to them more than anyone else.

          • Anothereno


          • sunshine

            As I expected….

            This may be a really crazy question but…have you ever seen a UFO/been taken?

          • Anothereno

            lmao, haven’t been taken that I know of, pretty sure I saw a ufo once, actually a bunch of us saw them, ground level red orbs that kinda looks like a plasma ball, was pretty freaky…

          • sunshine

            Thanks for answering…I know it was weird! But you should read into the Rh negative thing (if you haven’t already). It’s some crazy stuff. If you have other weird unexplained stuff happen to you, that may be why.

          • Anothereno

            Hmm going to have to look into that some more, after a brief read a lot of stuff hit home :X Thanks!

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    At first, I thought of Snowden as a hero, but over time I began to see how he was a pawn. After reading some stuff he wrote, I was struck by his use of language, turn of phrase and so on. He’s very well spoken for someone with only a high school education.
    My guess is he’s probably pretty highly educated and still has value to US intelligence services. What isn’t clear is whether Putin will ever let Snowden leave Russia.