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  • 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 · 14 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 · 15 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...
  • (Marx) Dayton says his mystery trip pitted secrecy against jobs for Minnesota

    07/30/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/30/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday was steadfast in his insistence that he did the right thing by keeping the target of his economic development trip last week a mystery. "I went because I am trying to get jobs for Minnesota and part of that is meeting with businesses who don’t share my willingness to be put in the public limelight," he told reporters on Tuesday, the first day he met with the media since his mystery mission. "If I am going to have to disclose where I went in that kind of situation, it is going to cost me the...
  • Kafka’s America: Secret Courts, Secret Laws, and Total Surveillance

    07/30/2013 10:19:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | July 22, 2013 | John W. Whitehead
    “Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live. Where was the judge he had never seen? Where was the High Court he had never reached? He raised his hands and spread out all his fingers. But the hands of one of the men closed round his throat, just as the other drove the knife deep into his heart and turned it twice.” – Franz Kafka, The Trial In a bizarre and ludicrous attempt at “transparency,” the Obama administration has announced that it asked a secret court to approve a secret order to...
  • Tax reform proposals to be secret for 50 years

    07/26/2013 7:40:02 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    CNNMoney.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
    Tax reform is apparently so treacherous for senators these days that they require the utmost protection from the public -- half a century's worth. The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee last month asked senators to submit written proposals detailing tax breaks they'd like to see preserved once the tax code is reformed and explain why. The point was to help inform committee leaders in their efforts to craft a tax reform bill. The request apparently wasn't embraced, and the committee has now promised skittish senators that their proposals will be kept secret for 50 years. A memo sent out...
  • [Vanity] DoD Forbids Cleared Employees to Look at Secrets Online at Public Sites

    07/11/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Barry Cratus · 18 replies
    A U.S. DoD command ^ | several times 2012 2013 | A U.S. Department of Defense command
    From a U.S. DoD command to its employees, who have clearances to look at classified material: All Hands, WARNING: CLASSIFIED INFO ON PUBLIC WEB SITE - DO NOT OPEN!! There is a posting on "The Washington Post" home page titled "The NSA slide you have never seen" and another on the Drudge Report titled "Upstream: US Taps Undersea Cables." DO NOT click on either of these links, 'cut and paste' the website address into another browser, or view by any other means, as this will cause a classified spillage or an incident, based on from where you accessed the information....
  • Secret Service "Visits" Outspoken Critic of Obama - Because of Twitter?

    06/11/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/11/13 | Harriet Baldwin
    After you read this- you will wonder what country we are in. Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his "paint" program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form. On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of "Police!" The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could "take a look around." Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn't want any return visits) -...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.'s secrecy motion denied, for now

    06/05/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/05/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s bid to seal parts of soon-to-be-filed court papers containing sensitive details about his medical condition was denied Tuesday, though the judge said the ex-lawmaker may ask again when the papers actually are filed. **SNIP** But Judge Jackson, citing local court rules governing criminal cases, denied the motion without prejudice, meaning he may make his request again. She said that without the actual memorandum she could not "make a reasoned judgment about the necessity for the order." She said Jackson could file the sentencing memorandum with an accompanying motion to seal and that it...
  • Carney: There Are No "Secret" Email Accounts, Only "Alternate Email Addresses"

    06/05/2013 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/5/13 | Ian Schwartz
    Following an Associated Press report that Obama administration appointees have "secret government email accounts," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney argued Tuesday that the accounts aren´t secret and, in fact, prior administrations have followed the practice of appointees having second government accounts. "Having alternate email addresses for cabinet secretaries and other high-profile officials makes eminent sense. If they are inundated in one account with either public emails, or spam or the like, then they can continue to use their
  • DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed

    05/20/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department’s secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News. David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at office in Washington that had been shut down six years ago. The phone lines at four other offices – where 100 reporters worked — were also covered by the subpoenas,...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama

    04/17/2013 8:35:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsday ^ | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance." Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday. The letter comes a day after lawmakers said a letter was mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin. Tensions have been high in Washington and across the country since the deadly bombings on Monday at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170. Police have...
  • What goes on at the secret govt energy lab?

    04/05/2013 9:18:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Watchdog Org ^ | April 4, 2013 | Tori Richards and Carten Cordell
    GOLDEN, Colo. — Inside a futuristic, white concrete campus here that looks like some top secret military organization, the world’s scientists gather to reduce mankind’s carbon footprint and ensure a bright, green future for all. Renewable Energy Lab says is going on. But lately the Department of Energy outpost has become infamous for top salaries of more than $500,000 a year and a staffer who went bonkers on social media late last year, threatening to get a gun and go on a “murderous rampage” against the staff of Watchdog.org. Even industry insiders aren’t sure what goes on at the NREL...
  • US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea

    04/05/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 205 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    First the US fanfared the placement of two F-22 Raptors in the Osan airbase of South Korea. Then it demonstratively launched a B-2 stealth bomber on a training mission over a South Korean gunnery range. Then it deployed an anti-ballistic missile defense system to Guam and positioned two guided-missile destroyers in the waters near Korea. And now, courtesy of the Aviationist, we learn that the Pentagon has escalated once more in an ongoing cat and mouse game with North Korea, of who blinks first, and dispatched several B-1 ("Bone") Lancer strategic long-range bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam....
  • The secret reason the GOP is divided

    03/15/2013 6:12:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Juan Williams
    What if the contest over the future of the GOP is not between Tea Party ideologues and moderate establishment-types? What if the real contest is between Republicans who care about winning elections and profiteers who care about making consulting fees off the political process?
  • There's A Secret Internet For Drug Dealers, Assassins, And Pedophiles

    03/06/2013 6:16:04 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-6-2013 | Dylan Love
    There's A Secret Internet For Drug Dealers, Assassins, And Pedophiles Dylan LoveMarch 6, 2013, 7:00 AMThe average person is only aware of a fraction of the Internet. There is more content out there than any conventional browser can access. These sites are termed "Deep Web" or "Undernet." They exist outside the scope of Google, Facebook, and your RSS reader. It's the digital equivalent of a thriving city that's been domed over and cordoned off. These sites are locked down so tightly that you need a special browser to access them. It's called the Tor browser, and it offers you an...