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  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    05/23/2015 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 88 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 5/23/15 | KEN DILANIAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of the Patriot Act — and some other lesser known surveillance tools — will sunset at midnight that day. The change also would have a major impact on the FBI, which uses the Patriot Act and the other...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret party of the day (95 MPH escape)

    05/19/2015 2:27:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/15 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret party of the day as her security forces race across Iowa at 95 MPH to dodge pursuing journalists For reporters trying to cover the opening months of Hillary Rodham Clinton's second presidential campaign, Waterloo, Iowa might be her Waterloo. On Monday night the Clinton camp held a private campaign party at the home of a wealthy pharmacist in the central Iowa town – a longtime Democratic Party figure – and Daily Mail Online was the only media outlet to make it to the address. Other press outlets can't be faulted, however: Clinton's...
  • Secret US memo for Congress says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/11/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/11/15 | William Lowther, Glen Owen
    Secret US memo for Congress seen by Mail On Sunday says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election,...
  • Loretta Lynch's secret prosecutions 'allow criminals to walk' Obama AG pick leads nation in tactic

    04/07/2015 8:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 4/7/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Loretta Lynch’s extensive use of secret dockets in the Eastern District of New York, which she oversees as U.S. attorney, is yet another issue some of her critics on the Senate Judiciary Committee are examining as they prepare to vote on her nomination to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. Federal prosecutors in Lynch’s Brooklyn-based district have pursued secret unnamed “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” prosecutions 58 times since she became U.S. attorney in May 2010. None of the other federal district courts has charged more than eight “Does” during the same period of time, according to...
  • What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' - secret Arctic base

    04/04/2015 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/04/15 | Jay Akbar
    What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' sent by Moscow have taken over mothballed secret Arctic base in mountain hideaway Concerns are growing over Russian ships that have docked in a once-secret naval base in the Arctic. Military leaders in Norway are nervous about its powerful neighbour's presence on its 'strategically important' coastline following a spike in tensions between Russia and NATO nations. Some experts have criticised the shutting down of Olavsvern Naval Base - a huge complex buried in mountainous terrain near the town of Tromsoe - which has been closed since 2009....
  • House panel shows video of allegedly ‘botched response’ to White House bomb threat

    03/24/2015 9:28:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-24-2015 | FoxNews.com
    The chairman of the House oversight committee confronted the Secret Service director on Tuesday over what he claimed was a "botched response" to a bomb threat outside the White House, playing videotape he said shows it took far too long to secure the scene after a woman dropped off what she claimed was the bomb. The March 4 incident is the same one in which two Secret Service agents were accused of driving through the crime scene after returning from a party. However, oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at a hearing with agency Director Joseph Clancy that the...
  • Holder Used Secret Email Address, Too

    03/10/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/15 | Jonathan Strong
    Attorney General Eric Holder used secretive email accounts under aliases during his tenure at the Justice Department, raising fresh questions about the Obama administration’s compliance with federal records laws as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reels from her own email scandal. Holder has emailed under the nom de plume “Henry Yearwood” in the past, former Justice Department officials say. The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Holder had used three aliases. The current is unknown. Republicans familiar with the issue said that even when congressional officials traveled to the Justice Department for so-called “in camera” review of documents, Holder’s email...
  • Why Did Obama Tolerate Hillary’s Use of Secret E-mail?

    03/10/2015 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/10/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Thanks to Clinton’s flouting of record-keeping laws, the substance of her communications with the president — on Benghazi, say — remains a mystery Politico is reporting that President Obama knowingly corresponded with then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton via the latter’s private e-mail address. That does not necessarily mean Obama knew Clinton was systematically flouting administration rules and federal record-keeping law. It does, however, mean he and administration officials had to know she was conducting official business over non-secure, non-government e-mail — even in communicating with the president of the United States; even though the White House claims Obama, as his...
  • Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate

    03/01/2015 4:38:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/01/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate with each other and plan future attacks, new book claims Terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate with each online by leaving coded messages on websites like eBay and Reddit, claims a new book. The shocking discovery made by intelligence officers and code breakers in Israel, Britain and the United States revealed that seemingly innocuous chats are often much more, according to new sections in the book Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Code breakers found that al-Qaeda is now using...
  • Loretta Lynch's Secret Prosecutions

    02/26/2015 1:45:03 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Johnny Dwyer
    The office headed by the woman poised to become the next attorney general has used an unusual method to keep many of its prosecutions hidden from the public, an NBC News investigation has found. Federal prosecutors in New York's Brooklyn-based Eastern District pursued cases against secret, unnamed "John Doe" defendants 58 times since Loretta Lynch became head prosecutor in May 2010. Two of the 58 are terrorism cases. Eastern District prosecutors have also sought permission to close the courtroom to the public for 11 different Doe cases during the same period, and judges have granted permission in at least 10...
  • HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World's Drug Money

    02/16/2015 9:30:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/16/15 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by the Drug Trafficking & Narco-Terrorism Department of GreatGameIndia HSBC Bank : Secret Origins To 26/11 Mumbai Attacks#SwissLeaks what the media has termed it is a trove of secret documents from HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm that reveals names of account holders and their balances for the year 2006-07. They come from over 200 countries, the total balance over $100 billion. But nowhere has the HSBC Swiss list touched off a more raging political debate than in India.That’s why to obtain and investigate the Indian names, The Indian Express partnered in a three-month-long global project with the Washington-based International...
  • Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Sent Bill Clinton $3.5 Million From Secret Swiss Bank Account

    02/11/2015 3:40:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 2/10/15
    Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein sent $3.5 million to Bill and Hillary Clinton‘s foundation after an underage sex slave probe began, according to secret Swiss bank records leaked by a whistleblower. As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Hillary Clinton is reconsidering her 2016 presidential bid because of fears of the embarrassing revelations that could emerge in the coming months about Bill Clinton’s dealings with Epstein. Sworn statements from Virginia Roberts — the woman who claims she was a teen sex slave forced to have sex with Prince Andrew — also includes the allegation that she saw the former president on Epstein’s “orgy...
  • [Vanity] Our Pathetic President Is Clearly A Closet Muslim And Everybody Knows It, But Can't Say It

    02/03/2015 6:34:20 PM PST · by Stayfree · 88 replies
    Self | February 3, 2015 | Self
    As our country and our world is being overcome by radical jihadist muslims, Barack Hussein Obama refuses to act to save us from this evil...why? Only one answer..he is a closet muslim raised as one and has never changed GOD HELP US TO GET RID OF THIS BASTARD BEFORE HE GETS US ALL KILLED.........
  • Is this proof mysterious bangs heard on both sides of Atlantic WERE caused by a top-secret jet?

    12/01/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston, Dan Bloom and Stephanie Linning
    here was growing evidence today that some kind of hypersonic jet may have been the cause of the mysterious bangs heard over both the UK and the US on Saturday. Engineering expert Dr Bhupendra Khandelwa told MailOnline he believes the loud, repetitive bangs sounded like an experimental jet engine called a pulse detonation engine (PDE). Other theories - including weather phenomenon or meteors and space junk 'burning up' in the atmosphere - have been largely dismissed by experts. And a video showing a PDE being tested in a lab appears to add weight to Dr Khandelwa's claim.
  • Mullahs Call for Annihilation of Israel after Obama's Secret Letter- while BHO Plans Diplomatic Ties

    11/10/2014 3:21:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe we need to know -and right now- what the utterly misguided and reckless White House is up to, scheming together with Tehran these days- seems like a disaster-in-the-making to crown all others, but Val and Barry saved the best for last I reckon... Can you even believe this is your country and your president, getting in bed with these repellant monsters? And behind all our backs! Any Republican with a full set around to stand-up and question just what Obama's chatting about surreptitiously with this menacing Islamic dictatorship- a sworn enemy of the United States? Although the Obama State Dept. denies it,...
  • Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land in California Tuesday

    10/13/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    space.com ^ | October 12, 2014 08:44am ET | Tariq Malik,
    The robotic X-37B space plane, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, will land at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Air Force officials are gearing up for its return. As of today (Oct. 12), the X-37B mini-shuttle has been in orbit since December 2012 and racked up a record-shattering 671 days in space. ... The Air Force has two X-37B space planes in its fleet and has been flying them on secret missions since 2010. But the exact purpose of those flights have been shrouded in secrecy. The mission in orbit now, called Orbital Test Vehicle 3...
  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    10/02/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who has been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years. Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has worked at The Washington Post for nearly 15 years, has broken almost every single story on the agency, a series of shocking reports that on Wednesday resulted in the abrupt resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. (Pierson called the resignation “painful.”) In less than a week, Leonnig uncovered three scandals that pushed the agency’s first female leader out the door. First,...
  • GOP Rep: ‘Politically Correct’ Secret Service Has Allowed 1,000 Security Lapses

    09/30/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9-29-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    An internal Secret Service report revealed more than “1,000 security breaches and vulnerabilities,” according to a House investigator who said that a “politically correct” culture is endangering President Obama. “There are new details that will come out that — you really have to question if security is their number one objective,” Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that is holding a Tuesday hearing on the Secret Service, tells National Review Online. “They want to be politically correct.” Chaffetz backs that up by reference to the Secret Service’s statement on the most...
  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • The Growth of Shadow Government

    09/23/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/23/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Some refer to them as “shadow government” — the pseudo-government associations and authorities that run in conjunction with traditional forms of government. The U.S. Census Bureau defines them as “Special District Governments” and reports that they are growing at a fast rate. From 2002 to 2012, special district governments in Michigan have jumped 33 percent from 332 to 443. Some special district governments are well publicized. For years, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority — whose board members are appointed by the city council —has sparred with the City of Ann Arbor over how to spend millions in parking revenue....
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Secret airstrikes in Libya

    08/28/2014 11:28:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Sun News ^ | 8-26-2014 | Ezra Levant
    August 26, 2014 21:25 Egypt and the United Arab Emirates reportedly attack Libya while leaving US in the dark. Why is the Obama administration so out of the loop?
  • Meet ICREACH: The NSA's Own Secret "Google"

    08/26/2014 8:31:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/26/14 | tyler durden
    Authored by Ryan Gallagher, originally posted at The Intercept,The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as...
  • Secret Emails, Administration Lies, And The Full Details Of The Obama Created Border Crisis

    07/07/2014 8:23:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-7-2014 | sundance
    Several DHS agencies are involved in apprehending, processing, and repatriating UAC, while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for the care and custody of UAC. The Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in the U.S. Department of Justice conducts the immigration removal proceedings. Health and Human Services (HHS) is assigned responsibility from President Obama to shelter “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC’s). In the email below FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is requesting facility recommendations for the housing of the UAC’s. Here is the secretive guideline email requesting help in locating facilities. Note the paragraph: …”This is an...
  • Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users’ emotions

    06/28/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:00PM BST 28 Jun 2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organized by the social media company, without their knowledge. Facebook altered the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were seen on their news feed. They then monitored the users’ response, to see whether their friends’ attitude had an impact on their own. “The results show emotional contagion,” wrote a team of Facebook scientists, in a paper published by the PNAS journal—Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists of the United States. …
  • Judge rules Yee case evidence to remain secret (shoulder fired missiles)

    05/21/2014 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/20/14 | Howard Mintz
    Over the objections of reputed gang figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's lawyers, a federal judge has ordered that the government's evidence in a sweeping criminal case that includes political corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee must be kept secret for now. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer imposed the restrictions Monday on every lawyer and defendant in the case, finding the material should be kept under wraps while both sides prepare for trial. Breyer rejected the free speech arguments of Chow's lawyer, J. Tony Serra, who insisted he should be able to reveal evidence to combat the government's public charges.
  • "You're being watched"

    05/19/2014 6:50:29 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 15 replies
    Click on small front-page photo to left that's titled "You're being watched."
  • Is THIS America's newest top-secret spy plane? Clearest picture yet of mystery aircraft spotted fly.

    04/18/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan and Mark Prigg and Ashley Collman
    A new photo of a mysterious flying object over Kansas has been revealed. It appears to be the same aircraft as one that was snapped soaring over Texas last month. The exact identify of the aircraft remains a mystery, but rumours abound that it could be a secret jet.
  • Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks

    03/12/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Jalopnik.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Patrick George
    Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks After drawing considerable ire from the public over a program that tested drivers for drug and alcohol use — the latter secretly and without their consent — federal transportation officials today said they will no longer surreptitiously collect breath samples from drivers at roadblocks. The Associated Press reports that a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official said roadblock testers will now get motorists' permission before using a passive alcohol sensor, which previously gathered breath samples before drivers could consent to the study. NHTSA has been conducting their National Roadside Survey of...
  • ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption (IMPORTANT TAX EXEMPTION FOR ALL FREEPERS)

    03/12/2014 7:58:51 PM PDT · by catnipman · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/12/2014 | Staff
    .... But amid the post-rollout political backlash, last week the agency created a new category: Now all you need to do is fill out a form attesting that your plan was cancelled and that you "believe that the plan options available in the [ObamaCare] Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health insurance policy" or "you consider other available policies unaffordable." This lax standard—no formula or hard test beyond a person's belief—at least ostensibly requires proof such as an insurer termination notice. But people can also qualify for hardships for the unspecified nonreason that "you experienced another...
  • Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels

    01/29/2014 11:18:41 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Mark Hosenball
    Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials. The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets. The deliveries do not include weapons such as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, known as MANPADs, which could shoot down military or civilian aircraft, the officials said. (Snip)
  • The 25 Worst Passwords of 2013: 'password' Gets Dethroned (123456 Is New Champ)

    01/21/2014 12:59:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    "123456” is finally getting some time in the spotlight as the world's worst password, after spending years in the shadow of “password.” Security firm Splashdata, which every year compiles a list of the most common stolen passwords, found that “123456” moved into the number one slot in 2013. Previously, “password” had dominated the rankings. The change in leadership is largely thanks to Adobe, whose major security breach in October affected upwards of 48 million users. A list of passwords from the Adobe breach had “123456” on top, followed by “123456789” and “password.” The magnitude of the breach had a major...
  • More Hidden Costs of ObamaCare Coming to Light (some subsidies will have to be paid back)

    01/02/2014 5:48:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/02/13 | Bob Adelmann
    **SNIP** In addition, there’s the hidden surprise waiting for those who are enjoying subsidies to help them pay for the insurance. If they have a “major life event” like getting married, or getting a raise or a promotion with a higher salary, not only could the subsidy disappear but any subsidy they enjoyed prior will have to be paid back. **SNIP** The clock is ticking as the November elections draw ever closer. Senate Democrats up for reelection who voted for the ACA are finding themselves facing unhappy constituents and newly energized challengers along with critical TV ads from conservative groups...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • White House’s Secret Santa gift: Extra day to sign up for Obamacare

    12/23/2013 1:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/23/13 | Tom Howell Jr.
    People hoping to gain health insurance through the new health care law by Jan. 1 now have an extra 24 hours to enroll, due to a quiet move by the Obama administration. Government officials and contractors tweaked some software to make sure that anyone who enrolled by 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve still would still obtain coverage by the dawn of the new year, and insisted the deadline — at least on paper — is still today. “We recognize that many have chosen to make their final decisions on today’s deadline and we are committed to making sure they can...
  • Secret Obamacare handbook the feds don’t want you to see is online

    12/15/2013 12:29:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 12/13/13 | Tori Richards
    A confidential training manual for Obamacare navigators that threatens prosecution for unauthorized dissemination is on the Internet for the world to see. The 217-page manual reads like a primer for Amway or novice car salesmen, offering sales advice on how to disarm potential customers who could be lured into purchasing insurance through exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. Section headers include “Smile: Maintain a Positive Demeanor,” “Make the Customers Feel Welcome,” “Listen” and — in what must now seem ironic given Barack Obama’s troubles with over-promising — “Build Trust: Be True to Your Word.”
  • US Air Force Has Secretly Built a New Stealth Drone(Shhh!)

    12/09/2013 3:09:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Space War-UAV News ^ | December 6, 2013 | Staff
    The US Air Force has secretly developed a new stealth drone for long-range reconnaissance missions that could be operational by 2015, according to a report Friday in an industry magazine. The unmanned drone, dubbed RQ-180, is currently in the testing phase at the top secret Groom Lake air base in Nevada -- the infamous "Area 51" where the Air Force tested the U2 spy planes in the late 1950s, Aviation Week said. The Air Force refused to comment when contacted by AFP. The new aircraft was reportedly built by Northrop Grumann, the company behind the Global Hawk and the X-47B...
  • Sources: U.S. has been conducting secret dialogue with Hezb'allah

    11/24/2013 9:27:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/24/13 | Pamela Geller
      Hezb'allah and the nazi saluteThe news goes from terrible to ........ horrible. First Iran, now this. Is there any murderous jihadi that Obama won't sanction? Hezb'allah is a designated terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.Obama is friend to the global jihad, enemy of American interests, an enemy in the White House, no less. Devastating.In April 1983, Hezb'Allah (party of Allah) allegedly blew up a van filled with explosives in front of the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 58 Americans and Lebanese. In October 1983, Iranian proxy Hezb'allah bombed our Marine barracks in Beirut, taking the...
  • WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document

    11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product. Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those...
  • The New York Times endorsed a (Hussein) secretive trade agreement that the public can’t read

    11/13/2013 4:16:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/13 | Andrea Peterson
    The Obama administration is secretly negotiating a treaty that could have significant effects on domestic law. Officially, it's a "free trade" treaty among Pacific rim countries, but a section of the draft agreement leaked in 2011 suggested that it will require signers, including the United States, to make significant changes to copyright law and enforcement measures. **SNIP** Now, as Maira Sutton at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) notes, the New York Times editorial board has endorsed the TPP. While the editorial acknowledges that some are "worried about provisions on intellectual property that could restrict the availability of generic medicines and...
  • It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip

    11/08/2013 3:59:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-3-2013 | Fay Schlesinger
    It is the secret ingredient of many a homemade meal. But the precise contents of this tangy relish itself have remained a mystery. Until now. After more than 170 years, the original recipe for Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been revealed. It was found in notes dating from the mid-1800s that were dumped in a skip by the sauce factory. Brian Keogh, a former Lea and Perrins accountant, discovered the notes, which were neatly written in sepia ink in two leather-bound folios, and rescued them. Today, the label on bottles of the sauce lists vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies,...
  • Exclusive: Obamas Secret Iran Detente

    11/08/2013 6:46:25 AM PST · by seeker41 · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/07/13 | by Eli Lake, Josh Rogin 
    Secret deal made with iran
  • Mayor (Chicago's Rahm Emanuel) wants to kill aldermanic stealth account

    10/25/2013 3:08:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to deep-six a stealth City Council account that some aldermen used to put family members, campaign operatives and those with political baggage on the public payroll without detection until the Tribune exposed the practice. The $1.3 million secret fund, which dates back decades at City Hall, is zeroed out in the 2014 budget proposal the mayor unveiled Wednesday. The change, however, will save only about $6,000. That's because the money is being spent to create a council office of financial analysis and to beef up regular aldermanic expense accounts — which some aldermen also have used...
  • General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired

    10/11/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ap ^ | October 11, 2013 (AP) | ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
    The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said. The Air Force would not specify what Carey is alleged to have done wrong, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
  • The Feds Say This 36-Story Building in Manhattan Was Secretly Owned by Iran

    09/18/2013 6:37:32 PM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 9/17/13 | Dashiell Bennett
    The Justice Department has seized a New York City office tower after claiming it was secretly owned by the Iranian government, who was using it to launder their money. One Wednesday, the DOJ received a summary judgement from a U.S. District Court, ruling that building's owners were actually a front for the Iranian government, placing them in violation of economic sanctions that prevent them doing business in the United States. Now the U.S. government says the building could be sold to compensate victims of "Iranian-sponsored terrorism." U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who has made a name for himself by going after...
  • Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

    09/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 219 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9-16-2013 | Reuters - Phil Stewart
    Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had "secret" clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm's CEO told Reuters. "He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card)," said Thomas Hoshko, CEO of "The Experts," which was helping service the Navy, Marine Corps intranet as a subcontractor for a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services contract.
  • Obama offers Assad secret deal, Sets 4 conditions to avert U.S. attack on Syria

    09/08/2013 5:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/8/13 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – On the eve of a critical Capitol Hill discussion on Syria and two days before his address to the nation, President Obama has offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a way out of any U.S. bombing campaign. Informed Middle Eastern intelligence officials tell WND the U.S. passed a message to Assad through Russia offering a deal that would ensure against U.S. military action if the Syrian leader agrees to the following terms: Serious political reforms that will result in free and fair presidential elections. Assad will not be allowed to run in future presidential elections and agrees to...
  • Lavabit (email service) owner fears arrest for non-compliance after secret surveillance order

    08/18/2013 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    RT ^ | 8/17/13
    The owner of the encrypted email service used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he could face criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret federal court order issued last week. Ladar Levison abruptly shut down his company, Lavabit LLC, last week to avoid being forced to hand over customers’ personal information and communications. James Trump, a senior litigation counsel at the US attorney’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, contacted Levinson’s lawyer on August 8 - the day Levinson ended Lavabit’s services, NBC News reported. The attorney was told that Levison had “violated the court order,” leading to speculation...
  • U.S. to U.N.: 'The United States Does Not Operate Any Secret Detention Facilities'

    08/13/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | JERYL BIER
    In a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the Obama administration unequivocally denies the existence of secret detention facilities operated by any part of the U.S. government. The document is a response to "55 questions prepared by the Committee and transmitted to the United States on January 10, 2010," ranging from CIA rendition to allegations of torture by Chicago police in the 1980s. Among those questions were several regarding the detention of suspected terrorists and combatants. Question 5(a) reads, in part: Please provide information on: (a) Whether the State party has adopted a policy that ensures that no...
  • Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

    08/01/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Nick Hopkins and Julian Borger
    The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes. The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. "GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight," a GCHQ strategy briefing said. The funding underlines the closeness of the relationship between GCHQ and its US equivalent, the National Security Agency. But it will...