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  • U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

    12/16/2016 8:22:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    reuters ^ | 12-16-16 | Dustin Volz
    The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested by members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, is expected to be made public as early as next month, the letter said. Its disclosure would come as Congress is expected to begin debate in the coming months over whether to reauthorize or reform the so-called surveillance authority, known as Section 702, a provision that...
  • The Government Is Watching You

    06/14/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | McClatchy
    Someone is watching you.
  • Investment, environment top Jerry Brown's China agenda (6 day trip to China)

    04/05/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Selene · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 4/4/2013 | Anthony York
    Gov. Jerry Brown had a clear message for Chinese companies as he prepares for his week-long trip to the Middle Kingdom next week: California wants your money. “They’ve got billions of dollars,” Brown said. “I'd like to get as much for California as we could.” That includes pursuit of Chinese government and business investment in everything from clean-tech companies to the state’s $68-billion bullet train. Brown will help open a new state trade office in Shanghai, the first of its kind since the state shuttered 12 outposts around the globe a decade ago, to help promote such investment. Along the...
  • EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    03/13/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/13 | Emily Flitter and Stella Dawson and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates. Financial institutions that operate...
  • Obama Brings Catholics and Protestants Together this St. Patty's Day

    03/17/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 7 replies
    Motor City Mac Bolg ^ | March 17, 2012 | Motor City Mac
    Every year I wear orange on St. Patty’s Day. I love to celebrate the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. St. Patrick was a brave and faithful man. He took his calling for God as his life’s work and he lived to serve Christ. Because of his inspired life and his mission, I am a Christian today. There are millions of Irish worldwide who are walking in the Light of Christ because of St. Patrick. These people are Catholic…and they are Protestant. I wear orange on St. Patty’s day to encourage discourse on the reason for the “day”, namely, Christianity...
  • Your Apps Are Watching You

    12/18/2010 5:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 2+ views
    A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone usersFew devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off. These phones don't keep secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. An examination of 101 popular smartphone "apps"—games and other software applications for iPhone and Android phones—showed that 56 transmitted the phone's unique device ID to other companies without users'...
  • Soro's Funds The Project on Death in America

    11/12/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by STD · 25 replies · 4+ views
    William Shawcross ^ | 09/01/1997 | William Shawcross
    The Project on Death in America Summarised from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97) monitored for the Natural Death Centre by Roger Knights.
  • Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?

    09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Press-Telegram, Long Beach, ^ | 9/19/10 | Kristopher Hanson*
    LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
  • Sorry Barack, I'm watching World Cup, says Biden

    06/11/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 961+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/10 | Jon Herskovitz
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – An unabashed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama on Friday he was sorry for leaving him behind to manage the oil spill but was thrilled to be watching the World Cup. "I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry," Biden told a group of dignitaries at the U.S. consulate in Sandton, near Johannesburg. Biden, who arrived in South Africa with several family members about a day ahead of the kick-off to the sports spectacle, told the group not to take the U.S. side lightly. The United States play...
  • Department of Homeland Security Is Coming To See You!

    11/21/2009 2:24:33 PM PST · by UnBubba · 57 replies · 2,834+ views
    The Internet ^ | 11-19-09 | The Department of Homeland Security
    I hold an executive position at a private corporation located on Long Island, NY (250+ employees). On Thursday, November 19, 2009, two casually dressed gentlemen showed up at our facility (unannounced) and asked for the Human Resource Manager.They, unilaterally, determined that our company had a connection to the public safety and national security concerns of the United States. As such, they are requiring us to provide them with 100% of the Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verifications for all our current employees and employees who have been terminated within the past 12 months.The purpose of the form is for an...
  • Obama says world urgently watching US-China talks (Uhh.. Spew- uhh.. Alert)

    11/16/2009 3:26:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 635+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/09 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    BEIJING – President Barack Obama declared Monday the world is urgently watching for a "meeting of the minds" between the U.S. and China as he meets with President Hu Jintao on the globe's biggest issues — climate change, economic recession, nuclear proliferation and more. Obama also prodded China about Internet controls and free speech, but his message was not widely heard in the country because his words were drastically limited online and shown on just one regional television channel. In his first visit here, Obama is strongly suggesting that China, now a giant in economic impact as well as territory,...

    08/05/2009 2:59:21 PM PDT · by trumptman · 9 replies · 562+ views
    El Gallo Crows | El Gallo
    There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the Web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to
  • We're watching you, Mr. President

    01/26/2009 3:31:23 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 1 replies · 303+ views
    If life were a Disney movie and the White House and Congress were inhabited by Pinocchios, it's entirely possible that many noses would be dragging on the ground by now. In this cynical day and age, it's hard to blame voters who believe that when politicians make promises, they're making them with their fingers crossed. And despite the incredible wave of goodwill that President Obama is riding in his first days, the pundits already have their scorecards out.
  • Hawk’s View

    06/02/2008 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies · 105+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 6/02/08 | Revski
    This video is of a red shoulder hawk singing its song and perched on an upper limb, while being watched by a family with binoculars, the hawk gives his view.
  • Are you looking at me? Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.

    04/30/2008 11:26:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 151+ views
    Wild Biology ^ | 4/30/08
    Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul', conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that starlings also respond to a human's gaze. Predators tend to look at their prey when they attack, so direct eye-gaze can predict imminent danger. Julia Carter, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, and her colleagues, set up experiments that showed starlings will keep away from their food dish if a human is looking at it....
  • Red Shoulder Hawk & Song

    04/05/2008 7:26:36 AM PDT · by Revski · 7 replies · 91+ views
    This animated video is presented with bird watchers that one of witch can’t keep quiet.
  • Red Shoulder Hawk & Song

    04/05/2008 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Revski · 81+ views
    YouTube Video (o7jimmy) Bird Watching Humor | 4/5/08 | Revski
    This animated video is presented with bird watchers that one of witch can’t keep quiet.
  • Wonk Alert: Watching the Money

    09/15/2006 1:22:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 277+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/15/06 | Robert Salladay
    What happens after you — yes you, voters — approve billions of dollars in spending and then walk away? Plenty. In 1998, voters passed Proposition 10 and increased the cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack to fund children's health programs. This has arguably done a lot of good. But in 2004, auditors found large amounts of the Proposition 10 money unspent, with no consistent rules in place to govern contracts. In rural Kern County, commissioners used $1,400 to put up bronze plaques honoring themselves in tot lots. ... --snip-- Now, California is getting ready to spend $3 billion for...
  • (Scotland) Yard Is Watching Thousands Of Terror Suspects

    09/01/2006 7:02:52 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 396+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2006 | Philip Johnson
    Yard is watching thousands of terror suspects By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 02/09/2006) Thousands of British Muslims are being watched by police and MI5 under suspicion of possible terrorist involvement, a Scotland Yard chief has disclosed. Peter Clarke, the head of the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch, said they were being looked at in the belief that they might be involved directly or indirectly in supporting terrorism. His estimate was given in an interview for a BBC2 documentary, al-Qa'eda: Time to Talk, which investigates British Muslim connections with the terrorist network and will to be shown tomorrow. Mr Clarke...
  • Kolbe watching BP checkpoints in area (Kolbe's a Pain in the ***!!)

    05/12/2006 7:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    BISBEE — Congressman Jim Kolbe said he would be “closely watching” the Border Patrol’s management of traffic revision points in the area after the officer in charge of the agency’s Naco station said that a permanent checkpoint on Highway 90 would be reinstated. Kolbe has long opposed permanent Border Patrol revision points, which he says are predictable and ineffective. Instead, he advocates roving checkpoints and has inserted a provision into Border Patrol appropriations bills requiring the agency’s Tucson Sector to relocate checkpoints on a regular basis. “The law allows checkpoints, but they must be relocated at least once every seven...