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  • NSA Surveillance Reach Broader Than Publicly Acknowledged

    08/21/2013 5:11:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    The National Security Agency's surveillance network has the capacity to spy on 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • WHERE IS THE REPORTAGE AND THE WHISTLE BLOWERS - SECOND OF THREE POSTS

    02/15/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by 7thson · 7 replies
    I have been wondering lately about some of the stuff going on in the news and our culture. Out of the hundreds of reporters in the US, where is one report of what happened in Benghazi? Where is one investigating journalist digging into Fast and Furious? Out of the thousands of people who work in the State and Defense Dept, where is the whistleblower releasing damaging emails or memos? Is the corruption so deep that no one is going to do the rght thing?
  • Rick Boucher (D, VA-09) buys new car with campaign money

    09/16/2010 1:25:01 PM PDT · by BAW · 10 replies
    Before It's News ^ | Sep 16, 2010 | Moe Lane
    Not Larry Sabato, who cannot be happy about the fact that his fully-justified anger at seeing a 14 term Democratic Congressman use campaign finance money to buy himself a nice, new car is now showing up as yet another reason why to vote for Rick Boucher’s opponent Morgan Griffith, who is not using special-interest money to buy himself shiny new automobiles. I know this because I just called to check; and the sound of their laughter at the very thought… Moe Lane PS: For extra giggles, Boucher sabotaged his own administration’s fiscal policies by buying a Ford. What, Government Motors...
  • J.C. Watts called it on Fannie Mae...

    09/29/2008 2:25:51 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 7 replies · 819+ views
    PB Commercial ^ | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007 | J.C. Watts
    COMMERCIAL COLUMNIST J.C. WATTS -- CONGRESS TURNS A BLIND EYE TO THE FINANCIAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM -- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007 Excerpt "Congress is sticking its nose into speculation of some evangelists’ matters, while everyone in Congress has the facts lying before them regarding the financial shenanigans of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two taxpayer-supported financial organizations have restated their earnings and skewed their financial statements to an extent that would make any Enron or WorldComm executive blush. Executives from both companies have resigned under a cloud with billions of dollars unaccounted for. Every member of Congress is...
  • Something for Congress to stick in its analog hole and smoke

    01/07/2006 2:43:56 AM PST · by unseen · 10 replies · 311+ views
    ZDnet ^ | January 4, 2006 | Posted by David Berlind
    Neuros Technology International CEO Joe Born in his open letter to congressmen James Sensenbrenner Jr. and John Conyers on HR 4569, the Digital Transition Content Security Act (aka: Analog Hole Legislation): …we believe the proposed bill will not only do nothing to protect against piracy, it will actually reduce legitimate media sales, unnecessarily harm consumers, and have a chilling effect on innovators of new media technologies…Today, we make a next generation digital VCR of sorts that would effectively be outlawed if HR 4569 becomes law….This device is meant to make it easier for consumers to adapt content they have already...
  • U.S. Iraq oil claims target Chirac: French senator (GEE YA THINK!?)

    05/17/2005 11:56:45 AM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 5 replies · 594+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | May 14, 2005
    PARIS (Reuters) - A senior French politician said on Friday he had been implicated in an oil-for-food scam in Iraq in an effort to discredit President Jacques Chirac, a fierce opponent of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. A U.S. Senate report on Thursday said Senator Charles Pasqua -- once a close Chirac associate and former interior minister in a conservative government -- had received an allocation of 11 million barrels of oil with the personal approval of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The oil-for-food program allowed Iraq to sell limited oil supplies to buy basic goods and negotiate its own...
  • Democrats in the news and awful lot.

    08/25/2004 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Smartaleck · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Various from around the net ^ | 08/25/2004 | Various
    ******The Growing Scandal Surrounding Kevin Shelly The financial scandal involving Secretary of State Kevin Shelly is growing ominous. First, an investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle revealed that as Assembly Majority Leader, Shelly had sponsored a $500,000 grant to a non-profit foundation run by Shelly political associates for the construction of a community center in San Francisco that was never built. That foundation made payments for highly questionable purposes to certain individuals whom within days made uniform $25,000 contributions to the Shelly for Secretary of State campaign in 2002. Now comes word from the San Jose Mercury News that Shelly...
  • DUMP GRAY DAVIS! Recall Rally in Sacramento on 2/22!

    02/18/2003 11:22:59 AM PST · by MarCarl · 15 replies · 396+ views
    Recall Gray Davis Campaign ^ | 2/18/2003 | MarCarl
    Recall Gray Davis Rally Where: Sacramento, CA. State Capitol. North side steps.When: Saturday, Feb. 22ndTime: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon RSVP At: Rally@RecallGrayDavis.com Friends: Thanks to you, we’ve made history with the Recall Gray Davis campaign! In one week we have signed up tens of thousands of Californians to volunteer, contribute or both at the official Recall Gray Davis campaign website: http:// www.RecallGrayDavis.com The pundits in the media first scoffed at our efforts. They greatly offended me with the victim’s mentality of ‘you get what you deserve’ for having narrowly re-elected Gray Davis. This is a poor excuse to...
  • Church Rite Can Hinder Reporting of Priests

    05/13/2002 5:59:35 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies · 224+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 13, 2002 | Aamer Madhani and Julia Lieblich
    By Aamer Madhani and Julia Lieblich Tribune staff reporters Published May 13, 2002 As legislators in Illinois and elsewhere seek to force Catholic clergy to report allegations of sexual abuse, they are finding the confession booth to be guarded by a thicket of legal, political and theological issues. Last week, the Illinois Senate passed a proposal that would exempt clergy from the reporting requirement if they learn the information in the confessional or while acting as a spiritual adviser. Critics say the exemption is too broad and may render the law meaningless. Across the country, legislatures are wrangling with the...