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  • What the New York Times UFO Report Actually Reveals

    12/27/2017 8:19:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    nymag.com ^ | December 26, 2017 9:26 pm | Jeff Wise
    The main source in the Times article was a former Pentagon employee named Luis Elizondo, who ran a small program called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification from 2007 until.... 2012.... Elizondo’s account was vouched for by the man who’d arranged for its funding, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, as well as by the billionaire donor who won the contract to manage the program, Robert Bigelow. ... “The program produced documents that describe sightings of aircraft that seemed to move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift,” ... “The...
  • Counterterrorism Agency: Every Citizen a Suspect

    12/15/2012 10:59:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | December 15, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterroism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the records that will be subject to seizure and examination by the NCTC include “flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign exchange students and many others.” Prior to the promulgation of these new regulations, such records were stored on only those citizens suspected of terror-related activity or as part of ongoing criminal investigations. Furthermore, this information...
  • Obama aide started Christopher Steele-FBI alliance

    03/13/2018 12:29:13 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A senior Barack Obama State Department official gave the green light to an FBI agent in 2016 to meet with dossier writer Christopher Steele, a meeting that touched off a relationship that would fuel the ongoing investigation into possible Donald Trump-Russia election collusion. And, the sensational Steele allegation that led to an FBI wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page came from “pillow talk” with the lover of a Kremlin official, a new book says. The disclosure that Victoria Nuland started the process is contained in “Russian Roulette,” a book released Tuesday by Yahoo News report Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones...
  • State Attorney General Demanding ALL Facebook Communications With Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign

    04/02/2018 10:32:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/2/18 | Joshua Caplan
    It appears all the bragging done by Obama advisors about their cozy relationship with Facebook is about to bite the social media giant in the behind. Washington Free Beacon reports: Missouri’s Republican attorney general Josh Hawley delivered an investigative subpoena to Facebook’s Menlo Park offices on Monday, demanding a wide-ranging group of documents related to the social media giant’s handling of user data. The civil investigative demand, which was provided by the attorney general’s office and can be viewed here, comes a week after a group of 37 state attorneys general sent a letter asking for answers on how user...
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post and the CIA (06/02/2017)

    03/09/2018 2:28:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Published: 06/02/2017 at 7:58 PM | Joseph Farah
    Joseph Farah It must be nice to be Jeff Bezos.How do you become one of the richest men in the world by founding a company that only recently gave a thought to profitability?Amazon has been around a long time. It’s one of the few Internet companies that was doing business 20 years ago, when I launched WorldNetDaily.com, now known as WND.com.But it was less than three years ago that Amazon began to achieve any profits to speak of. And, even today, you’d be shocked to know how high its revenues are and how relatively low its profits are. snip...
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/28/2018
    Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled around,...
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • A Government of Social and Behavioral Nudges

    10/13/2015 10:30:54 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 10/13/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    On September 15, 2015, Barack Obama signed an Executive Order with the intent on implementing “Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” The Executive Order (EO) is based on a “growing body of evidence demonstrating that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people.” Furthermore, the EO continues, “Where Federal policies have been designed to reflect behavioral science insights, they have substantially improved outcomes for the individuals, families, communities,...
  • FBI’s Aussie Trump-Russia Tipster Linked to Firm U.S. Intel Chiefs Have Distrusted for Years

    03/07/2018 2:00:36 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Mar 2018
    Alexander Downer — the Australian diplomat whose tip to the FBI about a London pub conversation led to the massive probe of allegations of collusions between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia — is himself closely tied to a Chinese firm experts say is deeply involved in espionage against America. Just last month, all six top U.S. intelligence bosses warned Americans against using digital telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese smartphone producer Huawei.
  • CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

    02/24/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    theguardian ^ | Glenn Greenwald
    Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, "iRevolution", that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain. The documentary, featuring CNN's on-air correspondent Amber Lyon, viscerally documented the brutality and violence the regime was using against its own citizens who were peacefully protesting for democracy. Commenting on why the documentary did not air on CNNi, CNN's spokesman cited "purely editorial reasons".
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • REPORT: Anti-Trump Senator Mark Warner Made $6 Million in 2012 From Russian Tech Business

    05/12/2017 8:21:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/11/17 | Carter
    Hardcore anti-Trump Democrat Senator from Virginia and Russia conspiracy theorist, Mark Warner, made $6 million from Russian search engine and tech company Yandex back in 2012. GotNews reports that the $6 million he pocketed represents 10% of his entire net worth. This is corroborated by the Christian Science Monitor, which reported his net worth to be around $80 million.
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • Mueller Worked With Radical Islamists to Purge Anti-Terror Training Docs Offensive to Muslims

    01/28/2018 5:53:28 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 23, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Trump for alleged "collusion" with Russia, Judicial Watch said that, as FBI director under President Obama, Mueller purged the Bureau of all anti-terrorism training material that was deemed "offensive" to Muslims. This was done, said Judicial Watch, "after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief." Judicial Watch obtained the documents on Mueller and the Muslim groups after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI in July 2012. Mueller had met with the Muslims groups on Feb. 8, 2012, after which the curricula purge took...
  • Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court’s scathing attack on women-packed jury

    01/28/2018 3:53:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The nation’s highest military court has thrown out the 2012 rape conviction of a Coast Guard enlisted man because admirals and prosecutors packed the seven-member jury with five women, four of whom held jobs as advocates for victims of sexual assault. In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unleashed caustic criticism of all involved. From the Coast Guard commandant down to an appellate court to the original trial judge, the high court said all contributed to a “stain on the military justice system.” The...
  • Review of the FBI Activities Under Section 702 of the FISAct

    01/21/2018 11:35:27 AM PST · by stockpirate · 15 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice RECENTLY RELEASED. ^ | Jan. 2016 | U.S. DOJ Inspector General
    Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice This is the 99 page report on the FBI and FISA court.
  • The 15 Best Conservative News Sites On The Internet

    01/20/2018 9:33:22 AM PST · by TBP · 81 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 04 Apr, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Even though Right Wing News is an opinion site these days, I do still surf the web for news and to find material to write about. Some websites I read for columnists, others I peruse to see what particular bloggers have to say, but when I’m looking for news, here are the websites I check out in order. 15) Twitchy: Michelle Malkin’s new Twitter based news site. 14) Doug Ross: Larwyn’s Linx is great. 13) Weasel Zippers: Not as much volume as other places, but quality work. 12) Free Republic: Better known for commenting than news, but still good. 11)...
  • Under Obama and Clinton, Mueller and Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Op (trunc)

    01/17/2018 5:38:10 PM PST · by smileyface · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • A former FBI agent battling Deputy Director McCabe said there is a 'cancer' inside the FBI

    09/01/2017 4:03:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Circa ^ | 9-1-17 | Sara A. Carter
    When the FBI launched an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of the bureau’s top former counterterrorism agents believed that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would have to recuse himself from the investigations. Former Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was one of the bureau’s top intelligence analysts and terrorism experts but resigned from the bureau five years ago after she said he was harassed and her career was blocked by top FBI management. She filed a formal sexual discrimination complaint against the bureau in 2013 and it was Flynn, among many others, who publicly came to her...
  • State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract

    09/14/2012 1:51:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    The State Department is denying charges it held up a security contract to protect the U.S. Ambassador in volatile post-conflict Libya. On an appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight , former Romney and United Nations spokesperson Ric Grenell said he’d been told by State Department officials that Academi “was set to go in and provide security for the Ambassador in Libya.” “They have been waiting,” Grenell said. “They've done some preliminary evaluations, but for two months, they have been waiting while the State Department decides to get the paperwork right." A second source with ties to Foggy Bottom confirmed...