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on January 15, 2014 in World News

US govt struck deal with Mexican drug cartel

US govt struck deal with Mexican drug cartel in exchange for info – report Between 2000 and 2012, the US government had a deal with Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa that allowed the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs in return for information on its rival cartels, according to court documents published by El Universal. Written statements made by a Drug Enforcement Administration  (DEA) agent and a US Department of Justice official in US  District Court of Chicago following the 2009 arrest of Jesus  Vicente Zambada-Niebla – son of a Sinaloa leader Ismael “El  Mayo” Zambada and the organization’s… View Article

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on January 15, 2014 in World News

NSA able to target offline computers using radio-waves for surveillance

NSA able to target offline computers using radio-waves for surveillance, cyber-attacks The National Security Agency has implanted software in about 100,000 computers around the world, allowing the United States to surveil those machines while creating a trail that can be used to launch cyber-attacks. Though most of the software is installed by gaining access to  computer networks, the NSA can also employ technology that enters  computers and alters data without needing internet access. The secret technology uses covert radio waves transmitted from  small circuit boards and USB cards clandestinely inserted into  targeted computers, The New York Times reported. The waves… View Article

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on January 15, 2014 in World News

More People Die from Falls in NYC Than Firearms

                        More People Die from Falls in NYC Than Firearms According to a UPI report, “300 [people] die as result of a fall” every year in New York City. Meanwhile, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reports 419 people were murdered in NYC in 2012, but of those murders only 239 were firearm-related. Of the 419 murders in 2012, the NYPD lists weapons used as: “Firearms (57 percent), Stabbed (21 percent), Bludgeoned (11 percent), Physical Force (6 percent), Other (5 percent).” The UPI report makes clear that falls “are… View Article

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on January 15, 2014 in World News

Handguns, not assault rifles, used in most mass shootings

            Crime study: Handguns, not assault rifles, used in most mass shootings Media hype about mass shootings in America has fostered a myth that the killings are on the rise and that an assault weapon ban, expanded background checks and greater attention to the mentally ill will curb a rampaging epidemic, according to an authoritative and exhaustive study by a noted criminologist. Instead, according to James Alan Fox, author and criminology professor at Northeastern University, mass shootings have remained stagnant over 34 years, averaging 20 a year, and few were committed by the type of berserk… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

When Did America Turn Into the Soviet Union?

When Did America Turn Into the Soviet Union? Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees. Binney spent decades studying – and trying to counter – the repressive Soviet program of mass surveillance.  In other words, Binney is an expert on spying in general, and Soviet spying in particular. Binney said that – after 9/11 – America implemented the same type of system used by the Soviets. Indeed,… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

ATF sting tactics ‘almost unimaginable’

ATF sting tactics ‘almost unimaginable’ Calling the ATF’s tactics appalling, alarming, disturbing and “almost unimaginable,” congressional members on Thursday slammed the agency for how it conducted storefront stings across the nation and renewed their demand for answers. The sharply worded letter is the latest salvo from members of Congress to U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones regarding the undercover operations. Members of both parties have been demanding answers from the agency and Jones since last January when a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation exposed a series of foul-ups and failures in an ATF sting in Milwaukee dubbed Operation Fearless. Thursday’s letter… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

Fred Dryer Furious at Republican Establishment

Fred Dryer Furious at Republican Establishment He sees the establishment as surrendering to the mainstream media and accepting its stereotypes about conservatives. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon, Dryer said it was the “dumbest thing” for the GOP establishment to abandon constitutional principles when the country – and the constitution – is center right. He blasted GOP establishment honchos like Ed Gillespie for doing nothing but watering down conservative candidates. “They put them through a series of washings to get all that independent thinking out… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

NRA 2013 Victories, Prepares for 2014 Fights

                      NRA 2013 Victories, Prepares for 2014 Fights “We’ve never been up against a bigger juggernaut in the history of this association.” With those words, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, called upon NRA leaders gathered in Virginia last week to prepare for battle in this midterm election year, even as they looked back on a year of victories that the D.C. political establishment had said were unachievable. Thirteen months ago on Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza—a depraved thug who deliberately wanted to kill innocent children—murdered his mother,… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

Warning: Gun confiscation coming soon

Warning: Gun confiscation coming soon ‘Up to law-abiding owners to beat back next assault driven by emotion and fear’ A commentator from America’s neighbor to the north is renewing his warning to citizens of the United States that gun confiscation is coming soon, citing Connecticut laws enacted Jan. 1. Brian Lilley, host of “Byline” on the Sun News Network, said he warned last year that gun confiscation was coming to America. He pointed to statistics showing gun ownership on the rise and gun violence on the decline to argue the issue really isn’t weapons. He said once government gets a… View Article

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on January 13, 2014 in World News

Look out! Obama weaponizing IRS vs Tea Party

                    Look out! Obama weaponizing IRS vs Tea Party Attorney warns taxman opening ‘2nd front’ in war on conservatives Non-profit groups must prepare to fight back [against] the IRS on yet a second front,” warns Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the Washington-based law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, well-known for providing expert legal advise to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. In discussions throughout the Capitol, Mitchell has expressed her concern new rules proposed by the IRS demonstrate once again the Obama administration is determined to keep tea-party groups from having the… View Article

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