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on December 22, 2013 in World News

White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling

                          White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize state secrets In a set of filings in the two long-running cases in the Northern District of California, the government acknowledged for the… View Article

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on December 21, 2013 in World News

Chuck Norris hits new heights in Christmas stunt

It’s one of the truly epic stunts ever caught on video, that of muscle man Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Belgian-born actor, doing the splits between two moving trucks. The video, which has been viewed nearly 62 million times, was set up to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering, installed on the two tractor-tractors that are driven backwards as Van Damme uses their rear-view mirrors to brace himself. The incredible performance comes from an actor who also has done a long list of martial arts action films, including Bloodsport in 1988, Kickboxer in 1989, Universal Soldier in 1992,… View Article

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on December 21, 2013 in World News

BP, Chevron dumped radioactive waste into Louisiana waters

Lawsuit alleges BP, Chevron dumped radioactive waste into Louisiana waters Oil behemoths BP and Chevron dumped toxic waste – including some radioactive material – from their drilling operations into coastal waters, claims Louisiana parish Plaquemines in a lawsuit removed to federal court Thursday. Plaquemines Parish alleges the companies released oil field waste  into ocean water “without limitation,” violating the Louisiana State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978. The law requires companies to clear, revegetate, detoxify or restore polluted areas, which the companies did not do, the lawsuit claims. The pollution, along with the companies’ lack of adequate  maintenance… View Article

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on December 21, 2013 in World News

RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption

Major computer security firm RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption – report The National Security Agency arranged a clandestine US$10 million contract with computer security power RSA that allowed the spy agency to embed encryption software it could use to infiltrate the company’s widely used products, Reuters reported. Revelations provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and  first reported  in September showed that the NSA created and perpetuated a  corruptible formula that was ultimately a “back door”   into encryption products. Reuters later reported RSA became the lead distributor of the  formula, installing it into a software tool… View Article

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on December 21, 2013 in World News

TSA releases cartoon animation to introduce kids to warrantless checkpoints

TSA releases cartoon animation to introduce kids to warrantless checkpoints   Cartoon animals warrantlessly search a family’s belongings. (Source: YouTube) In an effort to condition children to accept the police state, the TSA has released a cartoon depicting an animated family enduring a warrantless federal checkpoint at an airport. The video casts the the travelers and government agents as cute doggie characters that show how fun it can be to go through a checkpoint. Animated travelers show how easy it is to comply with federal checkpoints. (Source: YouTube) “Its not scary,” explains the father, as he hands his papers to… View Article

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on December 20, 2013 in World News

Obama and his party offer America’s young,death, misery, and slavery

                  Obama and his party offer America’s young,death, misery, and slavery By mike | Published: November 21, 2013 The history of the Democratic Party can be concisely captured by referring to its steadfast allegiance to the four S’s — Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and Socialism. During the Obama presidency we have seen how hard old habits die, even for a Black man whose race was the long-time victim of Democratic Party‘s bone-deep authoritarianism. Under this Democratic president we have seen a war waged on several fronts against America’s young. Indeed, the Democrats’ historic… View Article

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on December 20, 2013 in World News

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exposed

ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, DynCorp, G4S, Walmart and McDonald’s are just a few of the companies that the mega ‘charity’ supports. With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful ‘charities’ in the world. According to its website, the organization ”works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.” So how do the investments of the foundation’s $36 billion investing arm, the Gates Foundation Trust, match up to its mission? We dug into the group’s recently released 2012 tax returns to find out.                … View Article

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on December 20, 2013 in World News

Selling Personal info of Rape Victims to Marketers

‘Data brokers’ selling personal info of rape victims to marketers – report “Data brokers” track, categorize and sell personal health information for marketing use, a new US Senate report reveals. Data groupings include rape victims and HIV-positive individuals, those with depression and dementia, and womens’ gynecologist visits. Hundreds of so-called “data brokers” in the US maintain databases made up of Americans’ sensitive health details. A report by the Senate Commerce Committee says the companies are legally allowed to withhold from individuals what data is collected, how one is categorized and who buys the information. The report on the global multi-billion… View Article

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on December 20, 2013 in World News

Manipulation, Changing Money In Bank Accounts

Report Suggests NSA Engaged In Financial Manipulation, Changing Money In Bank Accounts   Matt Blaze has been pointing out that when you read the new White House intelligence task force report and its recommendations on how to reform the NSA and the wider intelligence community, that there may be hints to other excesses not yet revealed by the Snowden documents.  Trevor Timm may have spotted a big one.  In the recommendation concerning increasing security in online communications, the second sub-point sticks out like a sore thumb: If you can’t read that, it says: Governments should not use their offensive cyber… View Article

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