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Bill Designed to Curb NSA Domestic Surveillance Goes Down in Senate

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

Strongest legislative effort yet defeated by lawmakers, many of whom used the threat of foreign terrorists to defend the need for mass surveillance without oversight By Jon Queally CommonDreams.com Wednesday, November 19, 2014 A cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night failed to get the necessary 60 votes needed to move forward... »

FISA Judge To Yahoo: If US Citizens Don’t Know They’re Being Surveilled, There’s No Harm

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

NewsForage.com Nov. 20, 2014 A legal battle between Yahoo and the government over the Protect America Act took place in 2008, but details (forced from the government’s Top Secret file folders by FISA Judge Reggie Walton) are only emerging now. A total of 1,500 pages will eventually make their way into the public domain... »

NSA Director: Yes, China Can Shut Down Our Power Grids

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press BusinessInsider.com Nov. 20, 2014 China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.... »

Military Deploys Chemical, Biological, Nuclear & High Yield Explosive Response Vehicles to St. Louis

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Jim Hoft Thegatewaypundit.com Tuesday, November 18, 2014 The Missouri National Guard deployed to the St. Louis region on Tuesday, one day after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency. Military vehicles were seen in St. Louis City and in West County. CERFP Enhanced Response Force Package assets were spotted in Chesterfield in... »

Surveillance State Wins – Senate Votes To Allow NSA Bulk Data Collection To Continue

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/18/2014 Senate leaders failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance The USA Freedom Act - which would have limited the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records – and as Bloomberg reports, it’s unlikely a new version can be drafted for another vote before the congressional term... »

30 Years Later, America Truly Is Becoming A ‘1984’ Society

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder EndOfTheAmericanDream.com November 16th, 2014 If only George Orwell could see us today. When he wrote “1984” back in 1948, he probably never imagined that the “totalitarian, bureaucratic world” that he imagined would ever actually become a reality. But that is precisely what is happening. We live at a time when the... »

US Gov’t: Uranium plant leak “warranted emergency classification of ALERT” — Worker: “Video shows release was out of control… Smoke billowing… They refused to warn community” — TV: “I’ve lived here 30 years and never seen anything like it… I was shocked” — “It’s ridiculous… it’s not contained, everybody watched it” (VIDEOS)

Monday, November 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com November 17th, 2014 Follow-up to: “Emergency” at US Nuclear Facility, Uranium Gas Release–Witnesses: “There’s the plume… moving across highway… Chemical taste in mouth… I could smell it!” (VIDEO) NRC, Nov. 13, 2014 (emphasis added): NRC inspection found that Honeywell did not recognize that the HF released… warranted an emergency classification... »

State Department Hacked, Shuts Down Worldwide Email System

Monday, November 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/16/2014 As the G-20 meeting comes to a ‘successful’ end with back-patting congratulations having agreed to create $2 trillion more GDP out of thin air (or maybe hookers and blow), it appears that someone – or more than one – among these nations was less than diplomatic towards every nations’... »

David Cameron Says People Aren’t Radicalized By Poverty Or Foreign Policy, But By Free Speech Online, So ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Mike Masnick TechDirt.com Fri, Nov 14th 2014 A few years ago, we mocked then Senator Joe Lieberman’s request that internet companies put “report this content as terrorist content” buttons on various types of online content. The plan went nowhere, because it’s a really bad idea, prone to massive abuse. Yet, over in the... »

First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

The US government’s secret airborne dragnet is just the latest tool to snoop on your phone. Why aren’t we stopping this? Trevor Timm GuardianUK Saturday 15 November 2014 US government-owned airplanes that can cover most of the continental United States are covertly flying around the country, spying on tens of thousands of innocent people’s... »

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