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  • Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental

    07/31/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family, for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., neighborhood. Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. Officials say the arrangement came about when...
  • Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony

    07/29/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 2:42 PM EDT | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy,...
  • Flash Mob Robbery Occurs at Victoria's Secret Store in Georgetown

    07/27/2011 7:51:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 7/25/11 | WILL THOMAS
    Flash Mob Robbery Occurs at Victoria's Secret Store in GeorgetownUpdated: Monday, 25 Jul 2011, 10:50 PM EDT By WILL THOMAS/myfoxdc WASHINGTON - D.C. Police detectives are investigating a theft at a Victoria’s Secret store Monday afternoon located inside the Shops at Georgetown Park. Lt. John Hedgecock said two men and two women entered the store at 2 p.m. and within a matter of seconds, scooped up lingerie and took off on foot. "We have some information that they may be using some of the social media such as Facebook and Twitter to schedule an event if you will," Hedgecock said.
  • Secret Video of Obama at the end of Last Night's Budget Negotiations....

    07/14/2011 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/14/11 | wafflepwn
    It really went down this way. Really...
  • Lawmakers grumble over secret Biden talks (Tom Cole R-Okla. - "you really don’t need to know")

    06/23/2011 5:37:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/11 | Pete Kasperowicz and Molly K. Hooper
    Lawmakers grumble over secret Biden talksBy Pete Kasperowicz and Molly K. Hooper 06/23/11 05:20 AM ET Lawmakers are expressing frustration with the lack of information they have received from Vice President Biden’s debt-limit negotiations. The growing restlessness comes as Biden and six members of Congress are aiming to release the framework of a bipartisan deal by July 1 that will lift the nation’s debt ceiling while cutting trillions of dollars from the budget. While the Biden group has expressed optimism that a deal is within reach, rank-and-file members are skeptical, and are raising questions about the lack of transparency. In...
  • Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed

    06/15/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 6/15/11 | NewsEditor
    You are here: Home / News / Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed Posted by NewsEditor on June 15, 2011 · Comments (0) Was Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner and the Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton, unaware that her mother was reported as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Is it possible she does not know that her brother is tied to the Brotherhood’s radical leadership? Did Western media miss what has been revealed in several Arab newspapers, which has remained secret in American...
  • We've Gone from a Nation of Laws to a Nation of Powerful Men Making Laws in Secret

    05/27/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/27/11 | George Washington
    Preface: Some defendants are no longer allowed to see the "secret evidence" which the government is using against them. See this and this. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges can throw out cases because they don't like or believe the plaintiff ... even before anyone has had the chance to conduct discovery to prove their case. In other words, judges' secret biases can be the basis for denying people their day in court, without even having to examine the facts. Claims of national security are being used to keep the shenanigans of the biggest banks an corporations secret,...
  • Secret Service says agents ‘monitor’ Fox News frequently

    05/19/2011 9:27:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/11 | Alex Pappas
    A spokesman for the Secret Service said it’s not out of the ordinary for agents to “monitor” Fox News — or any other news organization. An employee of the Secret Service on Wednesday accidentally Tweeted on the agency’s Twitter account a complaint about having to “monitor Fox for a story” and not being able to deal with the network’s “blathering.” The Tweet was promptly removed and the Secret Service offered an apology, blaming it on someone who thought he or she was posting to a personal account. But why was the law enforcement agency that provides protection to the president...
  • Obama's Order To Kill, Not Capture Bin Laden: Dead Men Don't Talk

    05/08/2011 9:48:57 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 28 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/08/2011 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Obama's order to kill not capture Bin Laden reminds me of a very personal episode from my life. In 1989 the Ceausescu couple was caught and executed by firing squad after a so-called "trial" that lasted less than 4o minutes, sentencing and execution included. No witnesses were allowed for the defendants and no public was present in the room...
  • Russ Feingold: Priorities USA (Secretly-Funded Obama-Allied Groups) 'Playing With The Devil'

    04/30/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - Russ Feingold: Priorities USA 'Playing With The Devil'
  • California’s Secret Government. How Redevelopment agencies blight the Golden State.

    04/23/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | 04/21/2011 | Steven Greenhut
    In Sacramento, Governor Jerry Brown is planning to close California’s $26.6 billion structural deficit through spending cuts and tax extensions. Opposition has been spirited but less contentious than expected, probably because of the size of the budget hole. But one item of Brown’s plan—something that would save about $1.7 billion annually—has generated heated debates between local officials and the new administration. The governor has proposed eliminating California’s approximately 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs). In theory, RDAs spearhead blight removal. In fact, they divert billions of dollars from traditional services, such as schools, parks, and firefighting; use eminent domain to seize property...
  • Upton expands investigation into ’secret’ Obamacare meetings

    04/18/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/11 | Jonathan Strong
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is expanding his investigation into the meetings between special interest groups and the Obama White House that set the stage for the passage of Obamacare, sending document requests to 11 industry groups and unions that played a key role in the negotiations. In April 11 letters to the groups, Upton asks for extensive details and documents about each organization’s interactions with the White House in regards to the health care law. The requests come as the Obama White House has so far declined to provide its documents about the meetings. At issue...
  • Goldstone's Other Secret

    04/11/2011 5:27:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/11 | Fred Taub
    While Israel is used to being vilified in the United Nations, there is far more to be unraveled in the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict than just Richard Goldstone’s retraction on April 1, 2011. The secrets behind the story are revealed in my new book, Boycotting Peace ( and here is a behind-the-scenes peek at what the Palestinians and United Nations do not want you to know. There is a Harvard educated U.S. law professor who has been a consultant to Yassir Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the official name of the Palestinian Authority, and who created...
  • Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash

    03/22/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    FULL Title - Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.
  • Judge bows out of Tom DeLay associates' trial (Reason for removing self remains secret)

    03/19/2011 9:43:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Statesman ^ | 3/10/11 | Laylan Copelin
    Judge bows out of DeLay associates' trialReason for removing self remains secret; trial set for April is likely to be postponed. By Laylan Copelin AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 10:26 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 The judge who sentenced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to three years in prison removed himself Thursday from the upcoming trial of two DeLay associates, John Colyandro of Austin and James Ellis of Washington. A few hours later, Senior District Judge Pat Priest denied DeLay's motion for a new trial, kicking off DeLay's appeal of his felony conviction. In those two separate actions, Priest apparently...
  • Bachmann Exposes $105 Billion Secret

    03/15/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 15, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has again demonstrated her extraordinary leadership in the U.S. House. She discovered $105 billion of taxpayers' money that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had hidden in ObamaCare. Now, Bachmann wants her colleagues to refuse to pass must-pass bills, such as the Continuing Resolution or raising the debt limit, unless they include recapturing that secret money. What a great idea! After all, the new Congress was elected last November to cut spending and put the federal government back within the bounds of the Constitution. The new members of Congress promised not only to cut overall spending but...
  • Paying to Keep Things Secret

    03/12/2011 2:54:53 AM PST · by rambo316 · 13 replies
    My Thoughts | 3/12/11 | Myself
    Dear fellow Patriots-- Knowing that there is an election coming up, there is one simple question that people on the Right, Bachmann, Palin, all the folks that are thinking of running for office should ask. The question is: Why Mr. Obamao, are you paying millions of dollars to keep all of your records secret. It is public knowledge that he is paying law firms to keep all his records secret. Let's start asking why he is doing this. I know why but most of America doesn't know.
  • US In Secret Talks With Taliban

    02/19/2011 9:03:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    business insider ^ | 2/19/11 | John Ellis
    The Obama Administration has entered into direct, secret talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders, several people briefed about the talks told me last week. The discussions are continuing; they are of an exploratory nature and do not yet amount to a peace negotiation. That may take some time: the first secret talks between the United States and representatives of North Vietnam took place in 1968; the Paris Peace Accords, intended to end direct U.S. military involvement in the war, were not agreed on until 1973. When asked for comment on the talks, a White House spokesman said that the remarks...
  • The Dirty Little Secret About De-Funding Obamacare

    02/18/2011 1:36:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Several members of Congress, like Rep. Denny Rehberg (R, MT) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.-Wash.) are offering amendments that would prevent any new spending from being used to implement Obamacare. Good for them. Those are important additions to the big spending bill pending in Congress. But here’s the dirty little secret: Much of Obamacare is being implemented with money that was already appropriated last year. These billions are already available for bureaucrats to put Obamacare into force. Denying additional funding for Obamacare does not de-fund the huge amounts it already is using for implementation. That requires additional action. Even...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Secret filming at Muslim schools in Birmingham and Yorkshire shows pupils being beaten ...

    02/13/2011 8:37:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail | 2/12/2011 | Tazeen Ahmad
    * Undercover footage shows pupils being taught religious apartheid * Muslims who adopt Western ways will be 'tortured in afterlife' * Unprovoked beatings captured on camera in Yorkshire madrassa * Boy threatened with bench by senior student left in charge of class It is an assembly hall of the sort found in any ordinary school. Boys aged 11 and upwards sit cross-legged on the floor in straight rows. They face the front of the room and listen carefully. But this is no ordinary assembly. Holding the children’s attention is a man in Islamic dress wearing a skullcap and stroking his...
  • Inside the Secret Service

    02/11/2011 7:22:23 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2011 | Marc Ambinder
    The Presidential Protective Detail is the holiest of holies. Everything stops for the presidential motorcade . . . The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was not so understanding. His motorcade was arriving at the Sheraton Hotel while a “POTUS Freeze” was in place. The Secret Service agent in charge of Erdogan’s detail asked him to wait until Obama’s motorcade had departed, but the Turkish prime minister did not heed the advice. He opened the door to his car, and armed Turkish agents began exiting the other vehicles in the motorcade. “Don’t do that!” the American detail leader shouted....
  • Afghanistan: Outrage at threat to secret shelters where women hide from death

    02/08/2011 9:03:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 2/8/11 | Jerome Starkey
    Kabul - Secret shelters which protect women from murder, forced marriages and ritual mutilation will be turned into "virtual prisons" that make women less safe, under Afghan government plans to wrest control of them from local charities, women's activists warned yesterday. The exact whereabouts of the safe houses and the identities of the women who hide there are carefully guarded secrets, but proposals seen by The Scotsman would put government staff in charge and force them to inform police of anyone who goes inside.
  • Obama’s Secret

    02/02/2011 6:42:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ |
    Our guest today is Stanley Kurtz, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has also written for National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, and Commentary. He is the author of the new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism. See Part 1 of the interview below:
  • U.N. told North Korea has more secret atomic sites: envoys ('UN Panel of Experts' report)

    01/31/2011 2:00:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Louis Charbonneau - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee has been told that North Korea, which has exploded two nuclear devices, may have additional secret atomic facilities, council diplomats said on Monday. The diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the assessment was included in a confidential report prepared by the so-called U.N. Panel of Experts, a group that monitors compliance with two rounds of U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear arms program. The report to the U.N. North Korea sanctions committee was based on conversations with a U.S. nuclear scientist, Siegfried Hecker, who saw hundreds of...
  • Met Office 'kept winter forecast secret from public'

    01/04/2011 1:07:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 4, 2011 | Steven Swinford
    In October the forecaster privately warned the Government - with whom it has a contract - that Britain was likely to face an extremely cold winter. It kept the prediction secret, however, after facing severe criticism over the accuracy of its long-term forecasts. The Met Office eventually issued a public warning about the early onset of winter a month later, just days before snow and ice covered much of Britain and temperatures plummeted to the lowest on record. Motoring organisations and passenger groups said yesterday that the delay hampered preparations for winter. It has also been disclosed that the BBC...
  • Democrat (Blumenauer RAT-OR) regrets language in memo on ‘death panels’ that reignited debate

    12/31/2010 10:27:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/10 | Jason Millman
    Democrat regrets language in memo on ‘death panels’ that reignited debateBy Jason Millman - 12/31/10 06:00 AM ET Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is distancing himself from a memo sent by his office that urged health reform advocates not to advertise new end-of-life counseling regulations to avoid reviving talk of “death panels.” The weeks-old memo recommended that end-of-life advocates celebrate a “quiet” victory out of concern that Republican leaders would “use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.” Blumenauer now says he regrets the letter's secretive language, which has only bolstered conservatives’ claims that the Obama administration tried to...
  • Secret to a smooth hangover – honey on toast

    12/23/2010 9:20:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/23/10 | Richard Alleyne
    Scientists claim that the natural sweetener is a great way to help the body deal with the toxic effects of a hangover. The Royal Society of Chemistry claim that the fructose in the honey – which is also found in golden syrup – is essential to help the body break down alcohol into harmless by-products. The reason why hangovers are so painful is that alcohol is first broken down into acetaldehyde, a substance which is toxic to the body, claimed Dr John Emsley of the Royal Society. This is then converted – using fructose – into acetic acid which is...
  • Is Anything Real? Trillions in Secret Fed Payments Revealed

    12/02/2010 4:08:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back, audio sound bite-wise, to me on my program, this program. This is March 12th of this year... RUSH ARCHIVE: The TARP money was not used for its original purpose. There's something else out there, Jordan, you need to know. The Federal Reserve, before the TARP bailout, made loans totaling $2 trillion and they will not tell us to whom. We don't know who got the money. Whether the Fed loans it or the government prints it, it's our money. So you can talk about the $700 billion TARP. You can talk about the $787...
  • Third Secret of Fatima and Russia

    11/30/2010 7:38:28 PM PST · by pf707 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    November 30/2010
    ONE: In her memoirs, Lucia writes of a warning spoken by Mary pertaining to the failure of Vatican officials to obey her requests in a timely manner...before the point Russia reeks havoc upon the world: "Later...Our Lady said to me, complaining: "Not wishing to attend to my request! Like the King of France, they will repent then make it happen, but it will be (done) late. Russia will have already spread it's errors through the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church: The Pope will have much to suffer." (in Portuguese: Mais tarde...Nossa Senhora disse-me, queixando-se: Não quiseram atender...
  • DeMint: Over 90% of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate, No Vote

    11/08/2010 10:45:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 26 May 2010 | Sen Jim DeMint
    video 10:38
  • Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records (Obama administration keep Records secret)

    10/13/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13.2010 | Tom Fitton
    Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records Judicial Watch recently suffered a temporary setback in its pursuit of records related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s political contributions. On September 30, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, in effect, that the Obama administration may keep the records of these two government-controlled enterprises secret. Here is the statement I offered to the press in response: This [ruling] shows that the Obama Administration’s commitment to transparency is a big lie. It is incredible that taxpayers are on the line for at least $400 billion, yet cannot access...
  • No Busts Yet in Victoria's Secret Bra Thefts

    10/02/2010 11:26:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Star-Banner [Ocala, Fl] ^ | 10/2/10 | Austin L. Miller
    Monday it was tank tops. Thursday, brassieres were stolen. Forty brassieres, worth nearly $2,000, were stolen from Victoria's Secret in Paddock Mall on Thursday, according to police. On Monday, someone stole 101 tank tops worth nearly $1,800 from American Eagle Outfitters. An employee at Victoria's Secret told an officer she was assisting and observing customers Thursday when a man and woman asked for help. She said the woman stood in front of her holding a pink robe, while the man stood behind the woman holding a pair of yoga pants.
  • Iran's secret pipeline into the U.S.(not even need visas because they are special passengers)

    08/18/2010 1:21:46 PM PDT · by goldendays · 11 replies ^ | August 18, 2010 | J.J. Green
    Iran's secret pipeline into the U.S. J.J. Green, WASHINGTON - Iran Air 744 is a bimonthly flight that originates in Tehran and flies directly to Caracas with periodic stops in Beirut and Damascus. The maiden flight was Feb. 2, 2007. The mere existence of the flight was a significant concern for U.S. intelligence officials, but now a broader concern is who and what are aboard the flights. "If you [a member of the public] tried to book yourself a seat on this flight and it doesn't matter whether it's a week before, a month before, six months before --...
  • No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps in (Anyone seen Hussein's mistress lately?)

    08/08/2010 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies · 2+ views
    MB ^ | 8/05/10
    No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps inAugust 5, 2010, 1:29pm WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Wednesday his security staff put the kibosh on a birthday cake that was to be offered by union leaders for his 49th birthday. Obama, who spoke at an AFL-CIO labor federation meeting in Washington, said that "it's good to spend my birthday with some good friends," but that "the Secret Service nixed the cake." AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had offered the US head of state birthday wishes and said the powerful labor group wanted to provide a cake for...
  • In the President's Secret Service

    08/06/2010 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies ^ | 8-6-10 | Ronald Kessler
    Heard an interview author gave about the SS views on past presidents..Most liked Ronaldo Magnus, because he treated them with respect.worst--the Peanut Man because he treated them like hired help, the red-headed step-child.One example was that Jimma would appear to be carrying his own luggage but it was empty, only did it for publicity. When the camera's were off, he made them carry the real heavy ones.
  • Trading Liberty for Security?

    07/22/2010 7:42:02 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 1 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/22/10 | Alaphiah
    People on the left were incensed when former president Bush used warrantless wire tapping as a tool to fight terrorism. They made wild and exaggerated claims that he was shredding the Constitution. So why aren’t those some people concerned when we have a President and Congress that show so little regard for the Framers and the Constitution? Instead of accusing Priest and Arkin of undermining National Security without evaluating what they’re reporting why don’t we objectively look for who represents real threats to our liberties. Unlike a Thomas M. Tamm, a former lawyer in the United States Department of Justice's...
  • Secret DSAer? Abercrombie’s denial raises more questions

    07/21/2010 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Nachum
    New Zeal ^ | 7/21/10 | Trevor Louden
    In response to my July 12 article exposing evidence he had been a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, the campaign committee of former Democrat Congressman Neil Abercrombie, now contending for the Governorship of Hawaii, has posted an online denial which reads: The latest wave of rumors and attacks are lame attempts to link Neil Abercrombie to a socialist group. See the facts below. QUESTION: Was Neil a member of the Democratic Socialists of America or any other socialist or communist organization? ANSWER: NO. Neil has never been part of any socialist or communist organization. These rumors are being...
  • It is 2010 do you know what your government is up to?

    07/21/2010 8:49:31 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/20/10 | Alaphiah
    I’ve read the brief Washington Times’ Quin Hillyer article entitled, “Is Wash Post harming intelligence work?” It included memo embedded in it allegedly from Mission Support Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Hillyer questioned whether rival paper the Washington Post’s two-year investigative report on secrecy in the federal government was somehow compromising National Security. (see article) The short answer is no, it is not! And in response I say the question ought to be—is anyone going to do enough to protect the American people from this unprecedented build up of federal power? (see :21sec video)
  • State Department warns employees about new website highlighting Top Secret facilities

    07/16/2010 6:30:26 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 30 replies ^ | July 16, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department warns employees about new website highlighting Top Secret facilities The State Department is bracing for a potentially explosive new feature on the Washington Post website that would publish the names and locations of agencies and firms conducting Top Secret work on behalf of the U.S. government, according to the copy of an email obtained by The Cable.
  • Labor blows another $10M on card check

    06/10/2010 7:08:39 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies · 38+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 10, 2010 | Examiner Editorial
    Tuesday’s biggest election loser was Big Labor and its pernicious card-check proposal to abolish secret voting by employees in workplace representation elections. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., opposed card check. Her primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, favored card check. So Big Labor and its allies on the far left of American politics like decided to make Lincoln an example to all Democrats in Congress. They flooded the Razorback State with an estimated $10 million on Halter’s behalf. They forced a runoff, but when the smoke cleared Tuesday evening, Lincoln won fairly comfortably. As an exasperated Obama White House official...
  • Snap! NY Times Exposes Yet Another Secret Operation

    05/25/2010 9:04:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 585+ views
    right wing news ^ | 5/25/10 | nyt
    Perhaps Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick should worry less about the GOP blocking Obama's agenda as "almost sedition," and worry a bit more about the MSM performing "possible treason": New York Times’ Front Page Announces U.S. Expansion of ‘Secret Military Acts’ in Middle East The New York Times, giving America’s friends and foes a heads-up, reports that Gen. David Petraeus signed a “secret directive” in September authorizing “a broad expansion of secret military activity” in the Middle East.
  • The Secret Life of Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

    05/18/2010 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    Credits to James Thurber ^ | May 18 2010 | parody
    “We’re going through!” Commander Richard Blumenthal’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. “We can’t make it, sir. It’s spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me.” “I’m not asking you, Lieutenant Berg,” said the Commander. “Throw on the power lights! Rev her up to 8,500! We’re going through!” The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa. Blumenthal stared at the ice forming on the pilot window. He walked over and twisted a row of complicated dials. “Switch on No. 8 auxiliary!” he...
  • White House adviser spills secret: Obama loves pie

    04/24/2010 7:27:33 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 69 replies · 1,461+ views
    abc/AP ^ | 04/24/10 | AP/abc
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - April 24, 2010 -- Presidents have had their indulgences - Ronald Reagan loved jellybeans and Bill Clinton binged at McDonald's. What's President Barack Obama's weak spot? Pie.
  • Secret prison revealed in Baghdad

    04/19/2010 10:22:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 324+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/19/10 | Ned Parker
    Forces under the office of Prime Minister Maliki held hundreds of Sunni men at the facility. The U.S. fears that the news will stoke instability. Reporting from Baghdad Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's military office, where many were routinely tortured until the country's Human Rights Ministry gained access to the facility, Iraqi officials say. The men were detained by the Iraqi army in October in sweeps targeting Sunni groups in Nineveh province, a stronghold of the group Al Qaeda in Iraq and other militants in...
  • Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

    04/12/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 3,309+ views
    Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released Family Given Permission To Review Files First BOSTON (CBS) ― The FBI kept a top secret file on the late Senator Ted Kennedy. There are thousands of pages in it. There could be a lot of material in there that would make tabloid editors salivate. The files are being released after media requests under the Freedom of Information Act, reports CBS station WBZ-TV. The FBI is ready to make 3,000 of those pages public, but before they do, the Kennedy family will see them first. The Globe reports that while the...
  • Leaked documents reveal draft text of top-secret global copyright deal

    04/08/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT · by day21221 · 59 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | April 7, 2010Comments | Vito Pilieci
    Leaked documents reveal draft text of secret global copyright deal ) OTTAWA — As negotiators from 37 countries prepare to meet in New Zealand on Monday to discuss a top-secret trade agreement, a draft text of the document has found its way onto the Internet. While bits and pieces of the agreement, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), have been leaked in the past, this is the first time a full draft is available to the public. The agreement, negotiated privately for the better part of two years, aims to create a global organization to oversee worldwide copyright and intellectual...
  • Salazar: No ‘secret agenda’ at Interior Department on land protection

    03/03/2010 7:04:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 402+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/10 | Ben Geman
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday vowed to work with Congress on conservation, denying accusations by western Republicans of a “secret” Interior plan to designate vast tracts of land as national monuments through executive branch power. “There’s no secret agenda,” Salazar told reporters. “We are getting the best ideas in terms of how we protect the public lands of America and how we work with local communities, the states, members of Congress.” Salazar indicated that land protection decisions will go through Capitol Hill.
  • Stimulus: Secret sequel in the budget

    02/02/2010 11:21:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 256+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/2/10 | Tami Luhby
    NEW YORK ( -- They're not calling it Stimulus 2, but the Obama administration wants to extend the life of several Recovery Act provisions by building them into the federal budget. The president's $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2011, unveiled Monday, calls for giving states more money for Medicaid and infrastructure projects, as well as renewing tax breaks for workers, small businesses and municipalities issuing bonds. It also requests additional funding for Obama's educational reform initiative, Race to the Top.
  • Obama's Secret Slush Fund

    02/02/2010 10:21:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 886+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/2/10 | Phil Kerpen
    The big news in last year’s budget release was the revelation that the Obama administration planned to use cap-and-trade to raise $646 billion dollars over ten years to finance its big spending programs. At the time I wrote here in the Fox Forum that estimate was a lowball of what actually constituted the biggest tax increase in U.S. history, something White House economist Jason Furman later admitted when he revealed the real revenue would likely be triple the official estimate. So the first thing I checked in this year’s budget was how much revenue was expected from the cap-and-trade energy...