Government

Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Spying, States Join Revolt

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Spying, States Join Revolt

Today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) finally did what he had been threatening to do for months: He officially filed a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration, the National Security Agency and a host of other security officials regarding a US surveillance program that collects information on millions of American citizens.

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DNI Clapper Admits CIA’s Not-Really-Secret Secret Drone Program

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Government, Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
DNI Clapper Admits CIA’s Not-Really-Secret Secret Drone Program

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has publicly acknowledged the supposedly covert CIA drone program. The CIA has denied a Freedom of Information Act request made by the ACLU about details of its targeting killing program. But Clapper indirectly acknowledged the CIA program at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday

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U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics

Pentagon leaders are keeping quiet on why the head of U.S. Special Forces ordered pictures of deceased al-Qaeda chieftain Osama bin Laden destroyed. Eleven days after the 2011 US elite forces raid that resulted in the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the head of US special operations ordered the destruction of all photos of the corpse or for them to be given to the CIA, new evidence shows.

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Harry Reid Effectively Kills Obama’s TPP and TTIP International Trade Deals

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
Harry Reid Effectively Kills Obama’s TPP and TTIP International Trade Deals

Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader has come out publicly saying, “I’m against fast track.” This means that unlike the international-trade treaties that were rammed through Congress under George W. Bush, Obama’s trade deals won’t be — and that they are thus now practically dead.

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Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

It appears the Obama administration is once again considering whether or not to use a drone strike to assassinate an American citizen living overseas. But, are they following the drone strike rules published by the White House? Watch this video to see why Ben Swann says that despite the appearance of a NEW drone strike policy… nothing has actually changed.

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Time to Take a Stand to End US Impunity

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Government with 1 Comment
Time to Take a Stand to End US Impunity

Why is it that when the United States is responsible for violations of international law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law, discussions of the violations center almost exclusively on whether such violations are necessary and effective? It’s almost as if international law only exists for others, and even then the ‘others’ to which international law applies is limited to those the U.S. views as ‘rogue’ states.

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The Parasitical Elite – Defining the Shifting Enemy Of The Common Man

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Corruption with 0 Comments
The Parasitical Elite – Defining the Shifting Enemy Of The Common Man

Who are these people? Some will immediately chime in, “They aren’t people at all!” Perhaps so…perhaps not. They go by many names; The Powers That Be, The Illuminati, The Freemasons, The Brotherhood of the Snake, The Universal Brotherhood, The Sinisteri are but a few. The broad term, Parasitical Elite, is more description than a branded label.

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Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches.

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The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program – by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program –  by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

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Chris Hedges on Wealth Inequality, Corporate Ruthlessness, Military Mind and the Antidote to Defeatism [MUST SEE]

Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges on Wealth Inequality, Corporate Ruthlessness, Military Mind and the Antidote to Defeatism [MUST SEE]

Abby Martin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, discussing wealth inequality, the unsustainable nature of the economic system, the military mind in solving world problems, and the antidote to defeatism.

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Understanding and Dismantling the Global Control System

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Corruption with 2 Comments
Understanding and Dismantling the Global Control System

Looking at the global situation from the perspective of fear is counterproductive. We need to look at it from a perspective of concern, and see the opportunity that lies in having the knowledge of the global situation. There are opportunities in all these problems. Many people, when they discover the global situation and discover the truth about the world we live in, they move straight into fear. This does not help alleviate the situation. It’s one thing to be aware of it, but it’s another thing to be working actively to rectify this problem – the problem of government corruption, the problem of corporatism, the problem of commerce being superimposed over the human experience to the point where money and economics is viewed as being more important than people and more important than life. Unfortunately this is the situation we currently face.

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Chomsky: No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America — We’re the Biggest Threat

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Government with 1 Comment
Chomsky: No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America — We’re the Biggest Threat

As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?” The United States was the champion by a substantial margin, winning three times the votes of second-place Pakistan. By contrast, the debate in American scholarly and media circles is about whether Iran can be contained, and whether the huge NSA surveillance system is needed to protect U.S. security.

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WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing looking into worldwide threats to U.S. national security on Tuesday, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) suggested that journalists brokering leaked documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are breaking the law. Later, Rogers called investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who first broke the NSA leak story, a thief for stealing government information. Greenwald responded on Twitter, saying, “Maybe there’s something that has become pretty sick about DC political culture if the idea of prosecuting journalists is now this mainstream.” RT’s Liz Wahl talks to WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to see if journalists reporting on leaked documents are accomplices to treason, as some US government officials have suggested, or merely participating in their First Amendment rights to freedom of the press.

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Fast Track to Income Inequality

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Fast Track to Income Inequality

Corporate interests were fiercely lobbying for President Obama to dedicate serious time in this State of the Union speech to pushing fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in order to try to overcome growing congressional and public opposition to both, but instead he made only a brief passing reference. The White House had come under considerable pressure from congressional Democrats and base groups not to raise these issues, given the stark conflict with the main theme of Obama’s speech. Implementing TPP – a NAFTA-on-steroids with 11 nations – would undermine Obama’s efforts to battle income inequality.

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Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Michael Krieger: The Saudi regime just passed a series of Medieval laws to crack down on all dissent. In a nutshell: Dissent = Terrorism. Simply exposing corruption could be seen as a violation of the law. Some also warned that Saudi women who get behind the wheel of a car in violation of the ban on female drivers could be tried under the new anti-terror law. Other worrying aspects include an article that says police can raid homes and offices on suspicion of anti-government activity without prior approval from a judge or even a superior.

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