Monthly Archives: December 2005
out of control gunna click for larger photo big lefts cyrills got up at 4:40 and had a pre work morning surf. the beaches were out of control so we headed point leo way and ended up at cyrills. nothing too fancy but better something than nothing. tomorrow its going to be 42 degrees so another early surf and get back home before it gets realy warm and don’t move..
Xeni Jardin: Snip from NYT story by James Bamford: Deep in a remote, fog-layered hollow near Sugar Grove, W.Va., hidden by fortress-like mountains, sits the country’s largest eavesdropping bug. Located in a “radio quiet” zone, the station’s large parabolic dishes secretly and silently sweep in millions of private telephone calls and e-mail messages an hour. Run by the ultrasecret National Security Agency, the listening post intercepts all international communications entering the eastern United States. Another N.S.A. listening post, in Yakima,Wash., eavesdrops on the western half of the country. A hundred miles or so north of Sugar Grove, in Washington, the N.S.A. has suddenly taken center stage in a political firestorm. The controversy over whether the president broke the law when he secretly ordered the N.S.A. to bypass a special court and conduct warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens has even provoked some Democrats to call for his impeachment. Link. Above, a photo snipped from this related item on John Young’s Cryptome today: Eyeballing Sugar Grove Echelon Station, with satellite photos and maps of the site profiled in the NYT piece. [Boing Boing]