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on July 3, 2013 in World News

DNI Clapper Admits ‘Clearly Erroneous’ Testimony on NSA Surveillance

                      On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apologized for what he termed a “clearly erroneous” statement he made under oath to Congress regarding the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. On March 12, Clapper responded in the negative to a question by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) about whether the NSA collected “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.” He added, “There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.” That statement was false. In an attempt to get past… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Man facing 13 years in prison for criticizing banks; judge bars any mention of First Amendment in his defense

              NaturalNews) “Insanity” is a term that best describes the large and growing  American Nanny State, but there are varying degrees of insanity within it. For  example, Nanny State insanity is compounded in states – say, California for  instance – where unrestrained progressive liberalism has so influenced the  lawmaking process that it completely confounds reasoned outside  observers. Take the case of San Diego resident Jeff Olson: He is  currently being prosecuted for writing anti-big bank messages on sidewalks in  chalk. If convicted, according to the San Diego Reader, he faces an astounding 13 years… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Women urged to stop sex, even with husbands

            An outspoken feminist is recruiting women to stop having sex with all Texas  men – even their husbands – until the men start voting for the “right” to end an  unborn baby’s life with a late-term abortion. “Don’t give in if your man, boyfriend, husband, toyboy is not voting for your  best interests, your reproductive health – do not sleep with that man!” warns Huffington  Post contributor Vivian Norris. “I don’t care how cute or charming he is! I  don’t care if he is your husband of many years. Resist! Go swimming!  Meditate!” Norris… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

San Diego jury erases ‘stupid’ chalk charges

SAN DIEGO     (AP) — The mayor called the case “stupid” and a jury swiftly said it shouldn’t stick, taking the eraser to vandalism charges for a man who wrote anti-bank slogans on San Diego sidewalks. A Superior Court jury deliberated for five hours after a four-day trial before acquitting Jeff Olson Monday of the 13 misdemeanor charges that could have brought 13 years in jail and $13,000 in fines. Olson, 40, was charged with scrawling messages like “Shame on B of A” and `’No thanks, big banks” in water-soluble chalk on sidewalks outside San Diego Bank of America branches from… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Russian Forces to Provide “Security” At US Events

                        As part of a deal signed last week in Washington DC between the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and FEMA, Russian officials will provide “security at mass events” in the United States, a scenario that won’t sit well with Americans wary of foreign assets operating on US soil. According to a press release by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense and Emergencies, US and Russian officials met on June 25 at the 17th Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations. In addition to agreeing with FEMA… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Health Insurance Rates May Double, Triple for Healthy Americans

According to a new Wall Street Journal analysis, healthy Americans may see their health insurance rates double or triple upon Obamacare’s January 2014 grand opening. Insurance premiums for sicker Americans will become less expensive as healthier Americans are forced to buy coverage or additional coverage to what they currently have or face government fines and penalties. The Journal examined figures from eight states to demonstrate the cost increases for healthier Americans. Virginia is one of the eight states examined by the Journal and offers a fairly typical picture. In Richmond, a 40-year-old male nonsmoker logging on to the eHealthInsurance comparison-shopping… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Magpul Donates Magpul Donates ‘High Capacity’ Mags for Recall of Pro-Gun Control Dems

Magpul Industries donated 20,000 “high capacity” magazines to a June 29 gun rights rally in Glendale, CO, for the purpose of raising money for the recall of state Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron–two Democrats who both supported the gun control measures that become law on July 1. The Denver Post reported that the rally was sponsored by Free Colorado, “a nonprofit group that advocates for firearms rights.” Denver-based Magpul makes 30-round magazines for AR-15 rifles, and the company made news in early March by promising to take its$85 million in annual profit and leave Colorado if the gun control laws… View Article

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on July 2, 2013 in World News

Electric Cars No Greener than Gasoline Vehicles

                      Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests. Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options. Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and “most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts… View Article

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on July 1, 2013 in World News

Happy Dominion Day Canada

On June 20, 1868, Governor General the Viscount Monck issued a royal proclamation asking for Canadians to celebrate the anniversary of the confederation.[1] However, the holiday was not established statutorily until 1879, when it was designated as Dominion Day, in reference to the designation of the country as a Dominion in the British North America Act. The holiday was initially not dominant in the national calendar; up to the early 20th century, Canadians thought themselves to be primarily British, being thus less interested in celebrating distinctly Canadian forms of patriotism. No official celebrations were therefore held until 1917—the golden anniversary… View Article

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on July 1, 2013 in World News

Putin signs ‘gay propaganda’ ban and law criminalizing insult of religious feelings

President Vladimir Putin has signed two controversial laws strengthening the penalties for “propagating homosexuality among minors” and for insulting people’s religious feelings in public. Vladimir Putin has signed the so-called ‘gay propaganda’ bill after the upper house, the Federation Council, approved it on June 26 and the lower house, the State Duma, on June 11. It introduces fines for propaganda of non-traditional sex relations to minors, including in the media, on the internet and via viral adverts. Under the amended law holding LGBT rallies is now prohibited as well as distribution of information aimed at forming non-traditional sexual concepts in… View Article

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