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  • Patriot Act author says NSA surveillance ‘an abuse’ of the law

    06/13/2013 6:53:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    conservative action alert ^ | 6-13-13 | Conservative Action Alert
    Regarding the Patriot Act’s Section 215, Rep. Sensenbrenner says that it “was originally drafted to prevent data mining,” not protect it. In a recent op-ed railing against Obama’s Big Brother tactics, the Wisconsin Representative writes: “[B]ased on the scope of the released order, both the administration and the Fisa court are relying on an unbounded interpretation of the act that Congress never intended. The released Fisa order requires daily productions of the details of every call that every American makes, as well as calls made by foreigners to or from the United States. Congress intended to allow the intelligence communities...
  • What is really on trial in the Trayvon Martin murder case (Grab some wet-wipes)

    06/13/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | June 13, 2013 | Anthony Asadullah Samad
    The case that shocked the nation, the Trayvon Martin murder case, has finally come to trial. The case has everything that intrigues, or is, America: xenophobia, race (or racism), guns, liberties debate and media hysteria. It also has many of the conflictions that Americana brings about: self-defense, rights, free speech, public opinion, protest, fair trial, innocence before guilt, guilt before conviction, right-winged rhetoric, left-winged rhetoric, intelligent analysis, anti-intelligent debate, coherent prosecution, incoherent defense … all making for what will be a highly watched trial. Will Trayvon’s death be vindicated? Or will the gun culture rationalize social fear as an acceptable...
  • Maoist attack on Indian train: "We lay on the floor waiting for death"

    06/13/2013 6:40:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jun 14, 2013, 01.32 AM IST | Pranava K Chaudhary, TNN
    MANANPUR (JAMUI): On Thursday afternoon, it was a close brush with death for many of the passengers, including this correspondent, on board the 13331 Up Dhanbad-Patna Inter City Express which came under a rain of Maoist gunfire for around one and half hours.I boarded the B1-AC-III coach at Jasidih on the Howrah-Delhi mainline for Patna at 11.30am. My co-passengers were R N Rathore, Rajeshwari Devi and their daughter, Chiranjeev Das, Alpana Biswas and her mother. My journey was to end at around 3.30pm. Everything was normal with the passengers sleeping, sitting and talking. Around 1pm we reached Jamui - one...
  • 7 years in prison for Argentine ex-President Menem for arms trafficking

    06/13/2013 6:37:05 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Jun. 14, 2013 - 06:19AM JST | By MICHAEL WARREN
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s. The court also banned Menem, now a senator, from holding elective office, and asked the Senate to vote to remove the immunity he enjoys as an elected member of Congress. The sentence is final unless overturned by the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear whether senators will vote him out of office. Menem’s leadership of Argentina in the 1990s is frequently criticized by President Cristina Fernandez, but...
  • Yet More Mismanagement at the IRS

    06/13/2013 6:35:35 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 13, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As more attention focuses on the IRS, there is ever more evidence that it is an agency with serious and ongoing problems that mere "reforms" may not be able sufficiently to address. Another recent audit of the IRS -- finished shortly before the targeting scandal came to public attention and released about two weeks ago -- reports on (1) agency abuse of official travel charge cards for personal expenses; (2) failure appropriately to penalize those who misused their government charge cards, even on a repeated basis; and (3) evidence that even some officials with to-secret security clearances had had their...
  • Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

    06/13/2013 6:32:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Posted 06/12/2013 06:34 PM ET | Staff
    Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are. That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized. Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee. Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of...
  • Fukushima aid official under fire for Twitter tirade

    06/13/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Jun. 14, 2013 - 06:30AM JST
    <p>A public official charged with helping victims of Japan’s nuclear disaster who launched a foul-mouthed Twitter tirade faced calls to quit Thursday.</p> <p>In a posting on the micro-blogging site, Yasuhisa Mizuno said citizen groups demanding measures to protect people against radiation were “leftist shits,” a report said.</p>
  • Op-Ed: Imminent: Israel's Capitulation to the Vatican

    06/13/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2013 6:20 AM | Giulio Meotti
    A long-awaited agreement between the Vatican and Israel appears to be near finality. The two main points revolve around the Church's requests to build two centers in Israel: a church in a section of the Caesaria National Park where a site dedicated to Paul once stood, and the use of a plot on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The structure on Mt. Zion, the highest point of Jerusalem, is known as the Cenacle, where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, and according to the deal which will be signed in the coming months, it will become open to...
  • Old Man Merion wins Day One

    06/13/2013 6:26:21 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/13/2013 | Bob Ford
    The Old Man of the Main Line undoubtedly heard the talk. The pros were coming back and, like kids who return to a playground from their youth, they were supposed to find the place a lot smaller than anyone remembered. It would be too small for their souped-up equipment and their Cybex-tuned bodies and heaven help the place if it rained and the pros didn't have to worry about their shots bouncing off a runway-hard surface. The Old Man laughed quietly. There's more to the game of golf – and to the game of life, thank goodness – than mere...
  • Bill Clinton cautions Obama: Beware looking like a 'total wuss' and 'total fool'

    06/13/2013 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 71 replies
    The former president says the current president may regret staying on the sidelines if Syria's war worsens In a rare split over foreign policy, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama risks looking like a "total wuss" if he lets public and political opposition to intervening in Syria dissuade him from taking decisive action to help rebels topple the Assad regime. "If you refuse to act and you cause a calamity, the one thing you cannot say when all the eggs have been broken is, 'Oh my god, two years ago there was a poll that said 80 percent of...
  • Revolt Among Republicans on Immigration Bill (Title Shortened)

    06/13/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 12, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country. The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.
  • Rand Paul Defends Life From Conception to "Last Natural Breath"

    06/13/2013 6:06:19 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 June 2013 | Warren Mass
    Sen. Rand Paul told a forum in Washington yesterday that he believes there will be a time when everyone is judged on whether they defended human life. Rand Paul Defends Life From Conception to "Last Natural Breath" The New American 13 June 2013 Speaking at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles forum at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington on June 12, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky., shown) said he believes there will be a time when everyone is judged on whether they took a stand in defense of human life. “One thing worth...
  • Riverside County Democratic Chairman Apologizes for (Racist) Comment

    06/13/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | June 13, 2013 | AARON CLAVERIE
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Democratic chairman apologizes for comment The chairman of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee is apologizing for making a reference to Vaudeville-era character “Stepin Fetchit,” who some consider racially insensitive. Howard Katz made the statement during a gathering of central committee membership in Moreno Valley on Monday, June 10. “It was a stupid statement,” said Katz, a retired IBM manager who lives in Temecula, during a phone interview Thursday morning. The incident has promoted calls for Katz’s resignation, but Basil Kimbrew, chairman of the California Friends of the African American Caucus, said that as far as he’s concerned...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 6-13-13

    06/13/2013 5:57:25 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 8 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 6/12/2013 | Dr. Michael Savage
    Thursday Savage
  • China Pressures New York University to Boot Blind Human Rights Activist, Chen Guangcheng

    06/13/2013 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Chen Guangcheng, known for exposing coerced abortions and sterilizations resulting from China’s one-child policy and enforced by state family planning officials, has been booted from the New York University campus. Chen received a fellowship to study at New York University after seeking help at the U.S. embassy in Beijing last year to escape China, where he faced imprisonment and house arrest for exposing brutal campaigns of forced abortions. New York University law professor Jerome Cohen assisted Chen in China after he fled to the U.S. Embassy and assisted him in obtaining a fellowship at New York University. The two had...
  • Guess who is Behind ‘Conservative’ Radio and TV Ads

    06/13/2013 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-13-2013 | Doug Patton
    You’ve seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that “conservatives” like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship.
  • Nancy Pelosi Calls Late-Term Abortions “Sacred Ground”

    06/13/2013 5:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi put her foot in her mouth again today during a press conference, calling the battle to keep late-term abortions legal sacred ground. “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said about efforts to stop late-term abortions. “This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.” During the press conference, in response to a reporter’s question, Pelosi was upset to be asked abotu the gruesome abortions and intanticides done by Kermit Gosnell and indicated she opposes a bill a committee approved yesterday to ban abortions after...
  • Opt-Out Option for President Obama

    06/13/2013 5:49:58 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 4 replies
    N/A | Unpublished | Myself
    Dear Mr. President ` ` I hereby absolve you of ANY responsibility to protect my family from terrorism on our farm. I have some pretty spiffy self-defense gadgets and have established decent clear zones around the house and out-buildings. So I think we can take care of most terrorist threats on our own for now. ` Of course, I'll let you know if that EVER changes. (But thanks for standing by--just in case.) ` ` In exchange, please remove the surveillance you are conducting on our mail, cell phones, internet, credit cards and CB/shortwave radios. You don't need me to...
  • Baby sitter arrested after girl says he sexually assaulted her

    06/13/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | June 11, 2013 | AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
    A man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting was arrested Monday.
  • 2 found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire

    06/13/2013 5:47:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2013 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire that has destroyed at least 360 houses northeast of Colorado Springs. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said one person who was reported missing Wednesday was found safe, but crews on Thursday found the remains of another person reported missing. About an hour later they found the remains of a second person, he said.
  • Women go into menopause because men want younger mates, study suggests

    06/13/2013 5:44:55 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | JUNE 13, 2013 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO – Theories abound as to why women go into menopause, but the latest hypothesis being put forward suggests it may be men — or specifically their preference for younger mates —that has led to women’s loss of fertility at a certain age. Researchers at McMaster University believe that over tens of thousands of years, a lack of reproduction among older women has given rise to menopause as an unintended result of evolutionary natural selection. Using computer modelling, the researchers found that over time, competition among men of all ages for younger mates left older females with much less chance...
  • Benghazi descends into chaos under U.S.-backed regime Islamic militia firing indiscriminately

    06/13/2013 5:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/13/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Benghazi has descended into a state of civil emergency in which lawless militia have begun killing protestors with impunity, in the name of the puppet government the United States has established in Tripoli. A group of highly credible Libyan expatriates have provided WND with links to television news video clips from Libya dramatically showing armed militia in Benghazi on June 8, firing indiscriminately on civilians attempting to protest the increasing influence of radical Islam thug groups with loose ties to al-Qaida.
  • Favorite Summer Songs,Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 6~14~13

    06/13/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT · by fatima · 294 replies
    ~Favorite Summer Song's~ Rascal Flatts - Summer Nights Come on ladies It's time to pop that top And fellas, I know you're ready to rock We went crazy cooped all winter long And school is out, so let's get it on Flip flop tans and some white sand I know the perfect spot Well the sunset better set soon So we can get in the mood Things start getting all heated up When it starts getting cool, yeah Summer nights Everybody, are you with me? Let that igloo cooler mark your piece of paradise Summer nights Everybody's feeling sexy...
  • Double Agent: Marco Rubio Caught Making Different Amnesty Claims to Spanish, English Audiences

    06/13/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT · by montag813 · 63 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-13-2013 | John Hill
    What do I say now? żQué le digo ahora?- On Monday, a majority of Senate Republicans voted to continue debate of the disastrous 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill, surprising many when the vote easily cleared the required 60 threshold, 82-15. The reason many Republicans trust that a bill they haven't even read will "secure the border first" is because Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has assured them it would - endlessly. He even wen't on a record-tying FIVE Sunday news shows to assert this (and a avalanche of other lies), and assured audiences he would never back a bill that did not...
  • President of Chile in Obama's chair

    06/13/2013 5:34:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | june 4, 2013
    After meeting with President Obama regarding new agreements between the U.S. and Chile. President Pińera said "I'm going to sit at the desk of the President of the United States." He then walked right over and sat down. An inaudible comment was made to which Pińera replied, "Why not?" He then mentioned to the smiling Obama, "My daughter was born here," referring to a daughter who was born in the U.S. Obama replied, "Yes, you told me this. I am aware." Obama's people didn't seem sure what to make of the situation and tried to prevent photos from being taken,...
  • SCHUMER: 'YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS' TO SECURE THE BORDER

    06/13/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | JUNE 13, 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer admitted it will take "years and years and years" to secure the border. The chief negotiator behind the Gang of 8 immigration bill was speaking against an amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The amendment would have blocked legalization of current illegal immigrants until the border was certified as secure for 6 months.
  • Bicyclist severely beaten on D.C. trail

    06/13/2013 5:29:39 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 79 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 6/11/2013
    <p>A bicyclist was severely beaten late Tuesday afternoon on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which runs through the District from Union Station to Silver Spring. The trail has been the scene of attacks on cyclists in the past.</p> <p>The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. near Third and R streets NE. Police listed it as an aggravated assault and said the victim suffered wounds that were serious but not life-threatening.</p>
  • Syrian Rebels Pledge Loyalty to Al-Qaeda; U.S. to Give 'Military Support' to Syrian Rebels

    06/13/2013 5:25:00 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 13 June 2013 | Drudge Report
    Drudge Report: Syrian 'rebels' pledge loyalty to Al-Qaeda...http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/11/syria-al-qaeda-connection/2075323/ WAR: USA TO PROVIDE MILITARY SUPPORT TO SYRIA 'REBELS'http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57589252/u.s.-syria-used-chemical-weapons-crossing-red-line/ Related Articles: Syrian Rebel Alliance Openly Threatens Ethnic Cleansing Western-backed Syrian Rebels Massacre Shia Villagers Syrian Rebels Massacre Christian Village Oops! Sen. McCain Met Syrian Rebels Accused of Kidnapping Obama-backed Syrian Rebels “Ethnic Cleansing” Christians Syrian Christians Fear Genocide if al-Assad Falls to Muslim Extremists Christian Massacres: A Result of U.S. Foreign Policy Rand Paul: Senate Is Arming Al-Qaeda and Rushing to War in Syria Syrian Rebels Fire on Civilian Protesters Top Syrian Rebel Group Merges With Al-Qaeda in Iraq U.S. Increases...
  • FBI director in the dark about IRS probe, defends surveillance programs

    06/13/2013 5:23:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jun 2013
    The country’s top investigator seemed to be in the dark Thursday when pressed to provide details of the IRS investigation into the tax agency’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, seemed to rattle FBI Director Robert Mueller for not knowing the specifics surrounding the IRS probe. “You’ve had a month now to investigate,” Jordan said. “This has been the biggest story in the country and you can’t even tell me who the lead investigator is. You can’t tell me the actions the inspector general took which are not typically how investigations are done. You can’t...
  • Will girl's transplant hurt the system?

    06/13/2013 5:23:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/13/2013 | Brett Norman
    The campaign to move a dying 10-year-old onto the waiting list for adult lungs has succeeded: Wednesday afternoon Sarah Murnaghan underwent transplant surgery in Philadelphia and she has a good chance at a longer life. What may never be known is who may have suffered in her stead. When one person moves up an organ transplant waiting list, another person may move down If all goes well, the young cystic fibrosis patient will get a fresh start on childhood, able to spend time with friends, play sports and do other normal kid things, Samuel Goldfarb, her doctor at Children’s Hospital...
  • It’s Rand Paul’s World (Democrats are beginning to use him as a symbol of sinister Republican power)

    06/13/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/13/2013 | Ben Jacobs
    A man who was an obscure ophthalmologist only four years ago reinforced his role as one of the important political figures in the United States during a short speech on immigration reform before a gathering of conservative Latinos in the Hyatt Hotel in Washington on Wednesday morning. The freshman senator from Kentucky strategically placed himself in the middle ground of the immigration debate. “I’m sort of in between, I think, of where the House and the Senate is,” said Paul. In remarks to reporters afterward he made clear that his vote was still up for grabs—provided that the bipartisan Gang...
  • Bill Clinton urges more forceful U.S. response on Syria: report

    06/13/2013 5:15:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:20pm EDT | Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - As the Obama administration considers whether to arm Syrian rebels, former President Bill Clinton increased pressure for a stronger U.S. role in Syria's civil war, short of sending in U.S. troops, according to a report. "Nobody is asking for American soldiers in Syria," Clinton said, according to the report from the newspaper Politico published late Wednesday. "The only question is: now that the Russians, the Iranians and the Hezbollah are in there head over heels ... should we try to do something to try to slow their gains and rebalance the power so that these rebel groups have...
  • Why do some Catholic schools require students to read lousy, vulgar books?

    06/13/2013 5:15:06 PM PDT · by Diago · 36 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 13, 2013 06:28 EST | Carl Olson
    A reader recently sent an e-mail which opened with this question: "Has St. Ignatius High School never heard of Ignatius Press?" The institution in question is a Jesuit preparatory school in Cleveland, Ohio. I know very little about it (I'm told that tuition is around $11,000 a year), but I see that the school's website features the following quote: "The purpose of our education is to give a young man the tools whereby he can answer the question What does God want from me?" -- Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J., '54 Very nice. But, having read the school's required summer...
  • Gov. Brewer pushes through ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in Arizona

    06/13/2013 5:15:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Another one bites the dust. — and largely thanks to a governor who, once upon a time, was an outspoken opponent of ObamaCare. Per Politico: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer muscled her way to victory in her crusade for Medicaid expansion Thursday, outmaneuvering conservative opposition to push through a key piece of President Barack Obama’s agenda.Over the objection of Republican legislative leaders, a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats sent Brewer a bill on Thursday extending Medicaid to an estimated 300,000 low-income uninsured Arizonans, transforming the state into the unlikeliest of Obamacare allies at a critical time for the White House.The...
  • Rep. Steve King: ‘Illegal aliens’ invaded my office

    06/13/2013 5:11:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 13, 2013 | by Liz Goodwin
    Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa and the House's leading immigration hawk, complained Thursday about young immigrants who had shown up to protest his bill that would defund President Barack Obama's deferred action program. King wrote on Twitter that "20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have invaded my DC office. Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law." The congressman sponsored a measure to defund Obama's 2012 executive action that gave young unauthorized immigrants relief from deportation and a work permit if they attend or graduate high school and have no criminal record. One of the...
  • The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic

    06/13/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 6/13/13 | Ann Friedman
    Over-the-counter emergency contraception has just survived a fourteen-year slog through the federal bureaucracy, with the Justice Department announcing this week that it will finally allow people of all ages to purchase the pill without a prescription. Obama backed down when it looked like a lawsuit over the age restriction would make it all the way to the Supreme Court. Apparently, after years of citing paternal concerns as the reason his administration has ignored the recommendations of doctors and lawyers, he just doesn’t want to continue to have this fight in public. In April, when Obama became the first sitting president...
  • Did someone help Ed Snowden punch a hole in the NSA?

    06/13/2013 5:00:25 PM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | 6-11-2013 | John Rappaport
    Did someone help Ed Snowden punch a hole in the NSA?by Jon RappoportJune 11, 2013Ed Snowden, NSA leaker. Honest man. Doing what was right. Bravo. That still doesn’t preclude the possibility that, unknown to him, he was managed by people to put him the right place to expose NSA secrets.Snowden’s exposure of NSA was a righteous act, because that agency is a RICO criminal. But that doesn’t mean we have the whole story.How many people work in classified jobs for the NSA? And here is one man, Snowden, who is working for Booz Allen, an outside contractor, but is assigned...
  • This Is What Crisis Feels Like: A Personal Story: “It All Changed. Literally Within A Day…”

    06/13/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/12/13 | Simon Black
    On December 1, 2001, Argentina’s economy was in trouble. Unemployment was high, debt was high, and recession had taken hold. But life was somewhat ‘normal’. Basic services still functioned. And no one had to really worry about… food. Or water. Then it all changed. Literally within a day. On December 2nd, our bankrupt government imposed measures that essentially froze everyone’s bank accounts. You can just imagine– one day having access to your funds, and the next day being completely cut off. Within a matter of days, people were out in the streets doing battle with the police. The government soon...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Day 4 of jury selection in Trayvon Martin shooting

    06/13/2013 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2013 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD — A middle-aged housewife in a hot-pink jacket — a prospective juror in the George Zimmerman trial — bluntly told attorneys Thursday that she believes he is innocent and that Trayvon Martin, the teenager he shot, was a troubled young man looking for a fight. "I know his family loved him," said the woman. "He probably just started going with the wrong crowd. They probably didn't know about it." She then gave a recitation of some of the most reputation-damaging things found on Trayvon's cellphone: a photo of a semiautomatic handgun; one of growing marijuana plants; a text he...
  • Obama, Trust and the NSA

    06/13/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    http://patriotpost.us/alexander/18651 ^ | June 13, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    Last week, Barack Hussein Obama deflected new concerns about the National Security Administration's intrusive domestic data-mining operations, saying, "If people can't trust ... the executive branch ... to make sure we're abiding by the Constitution, due process, and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here." Barack, we have some problems here. Of course, trusting the Executive Branch is not the issue. The problem is Obama's life-long record of deceit and deception, and his utter contempt for Rule of Law. Amidst recent revelations that Obama's black-bag cutouts inspired his "low-level" union cadres at the IRS to target...
  • Dead man in wheel well discovered after 7 flights

    06/13/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | June 13, 2013 | Kristen Butler
    Airport maintenance workers in Moscow noticed blood stains on the main landing gear of an iFly Airbus A330-300 that had just flown in from Italy, and found a dead man with a Georgia passport inside the wheel well. The plane had made seven flights before the remains were discovered.
  • Obama is arming a group that executed a 14 year old boy for insulting Islam [Vanity]

    06/13/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 35 replies
    June 13, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Just thought I'd call Obama's arming Syrian rebels for what it REALLY is; America training and arming terrorists who've committed atrocities just as bad as those committed against them. When evil fights evil, we should just let them kill each other! There is no 'good guy' in this fight and we should stay OUT of it. Obama is arming Al Qaeda. Why is America doing this, to help spread the Caliphate? To further the reach of Sharia Law?
  • Study raises hope of combating global warming by reducing soot

    06/13/2013 4:48:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 13, 2013 | by Pete Wetspotts
    Between 1989 and 2008, clean-air rules in California virtually halved the concentrations of black-carbon soot in the state's skies, in effect reducing the state's carbon footprint by the equivalent of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 21 million tons a year, according to new analysis. Though the data have yet to be fed into global climate models to see if California's results can be replicated elsewhere, they bolster the hope that focusing on black-carbon soot could be an effective way to begin to address global warming. Estimates of how large an effect soot controls could have on global warming will have...
  • Again! - Western-backed Syrian Rebels Massacre Shia Villagers

    06/13/2013 4:48:23 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 June 2013 | Alex Newman
    In a brutal killing spree this week, Western-backed Sunni rebel forces have massacred dozens of Shia Muslim villagers in Syria. Western-backed Syrian Rebels Massacre Shia Villagers The New American 13 June 2013 Less than a month after a spokesman for the Western-backed "Free Syrian Army" threatened in a television interview to exterminate Shia Muslims across the nation, dozens of Shia villagers in Syria were massacred by Sunni rebel forces this week, according to international news reports citing government officials and opposition fighters. Analysts said the brutal killing spree, segments of which were recorded on video and posted online, illustrated...
  • So Why Didn't NSA Catch The Tsarnaev Brothers?

    06/13/2013 4:43:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | June 13, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: With the director of national intelligence defending a program he told Congress didn't exist, the Patriot Act's author says this isn't the targeted surveillance intended and warns of losing needles in a too-big haystack. Edward Snowden is quite possibly a traitor, but we have been caught in a Prism of our own making, outsourcing our national security to 29-year-old unstable contractors, one of nearly 500,000 employees of private firms with access to the government's most sensitive secrets. Perhaps if we were doing the targeted surveillance envisioned by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when he wrote the Patriot Act, we wouldn't...
  • Man Of Steel EXCLUSIVE! (Superman goes Union)

    06/13/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Crowder
    In the latest edition, it seems like Superman joins... a UNION?! What is this country coming to?
  • Atoning for the Sins of Empire

    06/13/2013 4:38:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2013 | By DAVID M. ANDERSON
    WARWICK, England — THE British do not torture. At least, that is what we in Britain have always liked to think. But not anymore. In a historic decision last week, the British government agreed to compensate 5,228 Kenyans who were tortured and abused while detained during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s. Each claimant will receive around Ł2,670 (about $4,000). The money is paltry. But the principle it establishes, and the history it rewrites, are both profound. This is the first historical claim for compensation that the British government has accepted. It has never before admitted to committing torture...
  • Motorcyclist snaps pics of wolf as it chases him on highway

    06/13/2013 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 56 replies
    CalgarySun ^ | June 12, 2013 | Corrie DiManno
    BANFF, Alta. — A Banff man took the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” to another level over the weekend when he managed to snap photos of a wolf chasing him down the highway while riding his motorcycle. Tim Bartlett was travelling north on Hwy. 93 South in Kootenay National Park on Saturday afternoon when a wolf crossed a lane of traffic to try to intercept his motorcycle. Bartlett rode for another 100 metres up the highway before looking back to watch the wolf, which had stopped in the middle of the road before making its way back into the...
  • Soldier Faces Charges For Reading Conservative Books

    06/13/2013 4:36:09 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 13, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: A member of the U.S. Army Band says he's being reprimanded for having the wrong bumper stickers on his car, serving politically incorrect food at a party and reading books by conservative authors. It seems what we read isn't just a question reserved by the IRS for its "special scrutiny" of Tea Party groups. Apparently in the U.S. Army the wrong answer to this question can lead to disciplinary action and charges by your superiors. Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year Army veteran and conservative Christian based at Fort Myer in Washington, D.C., is facing formal charges —...
  • Exxon CEO says delays in gas export permits hurt U.S.

    06/13/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Delays in approval of more natural gas export projects are costing U.S. companies millions of dollars a day and giving a leg up to rival countries also looking to boost exports, the chief of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Thursday. The comments by Exxon's Rex Tillerson came hours after new U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told lawmakers he hopes to "expeditiously" begin evaluating the more than a dozen applications awaiting approval to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). "It's a very competitive marketplace. It's not like people are just going to stand at our door like panting...