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on July 18, 2013 in World News

America has no functioning democracy

    One of Germany’s biggest newspapers – Spiegel – reports: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter … in the wake of the NSA spying scandal criticized the American political system. “America has no functioning democracy,” Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the “Atlantic Bridge” in Atlanta. Many other high-level U.S. officials have also warned that the U.S. is no longer a democracy. Carter also said that the moral authority of of the U.S. has sharply declined due to excessive restriction of civil rights. And – like many other top American officials – Carter also said that Edward Snowden’s revelations do not harm our… View Article

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NSA Admits It Analyzes More Data Than Revealed

                          NSA Admits It Analyzes More Data Than Revealed As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated. Chris Inglis, the agency’s deputy director, was one of several government representatives—including from the FBI and the office of the Director of National Intelligence—testifying before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. Most of the testimony largely echoed previous testimony by the agencies on the topic… View Article

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Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun

Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge Ron Kelly is a retired Army veteran. He used to fire tanks, cannons, and machine guns while fighting for the United States. However, when he applied to the FBI for the right to purchase a .22-caliber rifle from Wal-Mart, the FBI denied him, citing a minor drug possession conviction back in 1971. Kelly was still in high school at the time, and was reportedly sentenced to just one year probation. Two years later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. “I went on to serve 20 years,” Kelly… View Article

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on July 18, 2013 in World News

34% of Americans Say First Amendment Too Extreme

34% of Americans Say First Amendment Too Extreme A recent national poll shows that 34% of Americans believe the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights it guarantees.” The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, based at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, conducted the national survey of 1,006 American adults in May. That belief is up 13% compared to the results of the same survey conducted last year, the largest single-year increase since the center started the annual surveys in 1997. “It’s unsettling to see a third of Americans view the First Amendment as providing too much liberty,” said...

34% of Americans Say First Amendment Too Extreme A recent national poll shows that 34% of Americans believe the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights it guarantees.” The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, based at Vanderbilt University...

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AG Holder Attacks Natural Right of Self Defense

AG Holder Attacks Natural Right of Self Defense Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, went before the NAACP on Tuesday and called for examining the idea that individuals have a natural right to self defense. He said government must work to eliminate “Stand Your Ground” laws in states like Florida. “It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” the nation’s top cop said. “We must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common-sense and age-old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat, outside...

AG Holder Attacks Natural Right of Self Defense Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, went before the NAACP on Tuesday and called for examining the idea that individuals have a natural right to self defense. He said government must work...

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Lawmaker shreds Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’

Lawmaker shreds Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’ It was as if everyone finally noticed the emperor had no clothes. It began July 3, the day after the administration decided to delay enforcing  the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, when Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, pointed  out the move was strictly illegal. “He has no constitutional authority to simply waive the law … only Congress  can do so,” King  said. A few days passed quietly. Then suddenly, many seemed to notice the  significance of what King had said. On July 8, Michael McConnell, a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

Lawmaker shreds Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’ It was as if everyone finally noticed the emperor had no clothes. It began July 3, the day after the administration decided to delay enforcing  the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, when Rep....

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Court tosses injunction on NDAA indefinite detention

    Court tosses injunction on NDAA indefinite detention The Obama administration regained the authority to indefinitely detain US citizens when a federal appeals court on Wednesday lifted a lower court order which had blocked the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The 3-0 decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was a disappointment to journalists and activists who had filed the lawsuit arguing the NDAA unconstitutionally gives the president the authority to detain anyone suspected of supporting al-Qaeda or the Taliban. They argued that journalists who simply speak with terrorists… View Article

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Paramedics refused to save dying man because of ‘health and safety’

                            Paramedics refused to save dying man because of ‘health and safety’ A CORONER has slammed paramedics who refused to jump into a water-filled ditch to save a dying man – because of health and safety. Medics stood by and watched as Michael Thornton, 30, tragically lost his fight for life after the late-night horror smash. West Somerset coroner Michael Rose said: “The ambulance arrived and I will not say what I think of health and safety regulations. “I was brought up in a country where men… View Article

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on July 17, 2013 in World News

City Subcontractor Demolished Wrong House

City Subcontractor Demolished Wrong House Imagine driving up to your home – or vacation home – and realizing it’s not there. It happened in the Lake Worth section of Fort Worth last Friday when a city subcontracted demolition crew took down the wrong house in the 9700 block of Watercress Drive. The crews apparently demolished the house next door to what was the original targeted property. “Typical city,” said neighbor Stephen Neumann, laughing. Neumann ruefully observes this kind of mistake has happened along the lake before and that he keeps his own property spritzed up to avoid any confusion....

City Subcontractor Demolished Wrong House Imagine driving up to your home – or vacation home – and realizing it’s not there. It happened in the Lake Worth section of Fort Worth last Friday when a city subcontracted demolition crew...

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on July 17, 2013 in World News

Millions of Americans Abroad Reconsider U.S. Citizenship

Due to Increased Regulations, Millions of Americans Abroad Forced to Reconsider U.S. Citizenship The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, is forcing millions of Americans living abroad to reconsider their U.S. citizenship, a lawyer, Colleen Graffy, writes in the Wall Street Journal. “The legislation is Fatca, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. To appreciate its breathtaking scope along with America’s unique “citizen-based” tax practices, imagine this: You were born in California, moved to New York for education or work, fell in love, married and had children. Even though you have faithfully paid taxes in New York and haven’t...

Due to Increased Regulations, Millions of Americans Abroad Forced to Reconsider U.S. Citizenship The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, is forcing millions of Americans living abroad to reconsider their U.S. citizenship, a lawyer, Colleen Graffy, writes in...

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