Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

NOT SO FAST: Lawyer Wants 'Missing' Clinton Emails Subpoenaed – FROM THE NSA.

Credit goes to Fark (that will get you a 403, but image is not at source either), Google image search, and screenshot technology
Vast quantities of our electronic papers and effects are indexed and archived under each of our names (but of course they are not "collected," since collected, it seems, means looked at, not intercepted, diverted, or recorded).  This is common knowledge, no matter how many times Mitch "the-content-of-calls-are-not-captured" McConnell Jr. says otherwise.

How many of us, as we daily are forced to witness our government merge with the good old dystopian fiction we were supposed to have read in school, as we realized the chilling literal reality of the surveillance state erected around us, have nervously joked about putting all that data to good use for a change?  

Hard drive crash?  Ask the NSA.  Lost your cell phone?  Ask the NSA.  Forgot when you said you'd be there?  Ask the NSA.

Hillary says the emails are missing?  Hey, we have an idea!

Subpoena the NSA!

Larry Klayman, founder of FreedomWatch,  just might be the kind of outlier on the bell-curve of sane and rational that makes those of us with the ability to reason that leads us to independently reject involvement in the 'birther' debate cringe.  Despite, notwithstanding, or possibly because of this fact, a certain three letter agency taking the fall for US surveillance and data-retention might just find themselves served with exactly such a subpoena:

U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks of Florida's Federal District Court in West Palm Beach, officially announced on Friday, May 29, 2015, that the civil RICO trial -- Klayman v. Hillary Clinton et all -- will commence on Wednesday, January 25, 2016, which is also noticeably a major election year. The plaintiff in the case is former Justice Department prosecutor, now public interest attorney, Larry Klayman. Klayman is the founder and former president of Judicial Watch and now the founder and chief attorney of Freedom Watch, a nonprofit organization that uses the federal civil court system to expose government corruption and abuse.      
In addition to the Florida RICO suit, Klayman is requesting that both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) turn overcopies of Clinton's emails they allegedly, surreptitiously intercepted. "It's a known fact that the U.S. intelligence agencies under orders from the Obama White House has played loose-and-fancy-free when it comes to electronic eavesdropping. To believe that the NSA or CIA would skip monitoring [Hillary] Clinton's emails and cell phone activity would cause a person to accept the absurdity of such a situation. They've got her emails and cell phone calls or transcripts," said former law enforcement officer Stephen Kablonsky, an expert in electronic surveillance.
Read more at The ExaminerFor a more well rounded view, check out this post at Fark.

Stress is a healthy response, when witnessing the excruciating slide of a loved one into the depths of self-destructive behavior or criminal activity, when each day new lows are discovered, breaches of ethics, uses of force or fraud, lies.  Lies told boldly, despite being obviously transparent.   Stress is healthy, as one is forced to choose between options neither of which are attractive.  Face disapproval, ire, or acts of retaliation, if one speaks up, if one warns others, takes action. Or slide oneself into the silence of denial and complicity.

Violence, injustice, corruption:  evil, experienced or witnessed, produces a form of stress which leads to illness if not processed.  The illness has lately been called post traumatic stress disorder.  The stress is increasingly produced by modern life.  The stress response is healthy,  but not dealing with it consciously can lead to physical illness (impaired immune system), psychological problems (emotional outbursts, errors in judgement), or spiritual malaise (depression, learned helplessness).

More power to you, Mr. Klayman.  Best of luck, really, on this one.

Be seeing you.

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