Tag Archive: freedom

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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on July 18, 2013 in World News

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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on July 18, 2013 in World News

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 June 28, 2013 in World News

Tea party called ‘top terror threat’ in U.S.

26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two… View Article

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