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  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Obama has an offer that AT&T can't refuse

    06/08/2015 4:55:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/15 | Washington Examiner
    AT&T wants to make a deal. America's second-largest mobile telephone provider and its largest landline provider wants to purchase DirecTV, the satellite television provider, for $49 billion. Regulators routinely have to sign off on such mega-deals. At least in theory, they do so in the interest of protecting the freedom of the marketplace from monopolistic practices. But in this case, the regulators are not protecting consumers — instead, the Washington Post reported last week, the Federal Communications Commission appears to be using this deal as a bargaining chip to buy off one of the larger and better-funded sources of opposition...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Apple (and AT&T) intervenes in Radio Shack sale in effort to protect customer data

    05/14/2015 4:22:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015, 06:19 am PT | By Neil Hughes
    Bidding for the RadioShack brand and customer data has ended, but not before Apple weighed in on the proceedings, saying that information collected during the sale of its own products should be left out of the deal. A shuttered RadioShack store, via Ted Eytan. The hedge fund Standard General was the top bidder with $26.2 million for RadioShack's brand name and customer data. The same firm bought out Radio Shack's 1,700 store leases in March, as noted by Bloomberg. But as the bidding process was underway in a Delaware bankruptcy court, Apple joined the proceedings with a filing of its...
  • Feds wallop AT&T with $25M fine over stolen customer data

    04/08/2015 3:12:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    C/Net ^ | 4/08/15 | by Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T settles with FCC over customer data that was stolen from data centers overseas and used to unlock stolen mobile phones. AT&T has reached a $25 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over stolen customer data from three international call centers. The data breaches took place at contracted call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, and involved the unauthorized disclosure of almost 280,000 U.S. customers' names, full or partial Social Security numbers and unauthorized access to protected account-related data. The FCC said the information obtained from these breaches was used to unlock codes for stolen phones. Workers at...
  • The FCC Releases Its New ‘Net Neutrality’ Regulations And One Man Appears to Be Behind the Laws

    03/13/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | March 13, 2015 | Larry Oconnor
    The Internet regulations the FCC quietly passed last month have finally been disclosed. The LA Times reports: “The FCC’s action was strongly opposed by AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and other broadband providers as well as most Republicans. AT&T hinted at a likely legal challenge of the regulations Thursday.” Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller cross-referenced the nearly 400 pages of new regulations and found the organization Free Press referenced 46 times, while making the case for the so-called “net neutrality” regulations. He also pointed out who is behind the group: “It has received $2.2 million in donations from progressive...
  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/06/2015 6:59:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Apple Inc. will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, replacing AT&T Inc., in the first reshuffling since September 2013. Apple holds a market capitalization of about US$736 billion, making it the largest publicly traded company in the world. AT&T, by contrast, has a market value of US$176.5 billion. Shares of Apple were higher in early trading, gaining 1.3% to US$128.02, while AT&T’s shares fell 1.3% to US$33.55. The changes will push the number of technology-related companies in the 30-member gauge to six and boost their influence even more as the tech giant joins Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp.,...
  • Personal request, I use __________@att.net for eMail...

    01/07/2015 1:28:07 PM PST · by BobNative · 16 replies
    Personal request | January 7, 2015 | Self
    I use __________@att.net for one of my eMail accounts. It is powered by Yahoo. I need to talk to Customer Service to resolve Password issues. I have not been able to find support contact information for this Yahoo driven att.com eMail product. Any suggestions? Thank you for your support
  • Obama trying to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights in a typical Obama way

    12/26/2014 9:12:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Doug Book
    During the past several years, the expected signing by the Obama Administration of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has raised the serious question among gun owners of whether the terms of a treaty can take precedence over the rights secured by the Constitution or the laws of the land which derive from it. That is, can our inalienable rights be undone by International Law? Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT last year and the Treaty entered into force—took effect—two days ago on Christmas Eve. Apostles of one world government have endeavored to convince the American people...
  • Our 2nd Amendment rights threatened by The United Nations

    12/20/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/ 20/14 | Doug Book
    For nearly 2 decades, possible adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has concerned gun owners who fear the deliberate destruction of their 2nd Amendment rights. On December 24th the ATT goes into effect in the United States thanks to the signature of John Kerry on behalf of the Obama Administration. Beginning today, Coach is Right will provide background and current information on Treaty terms and what they can mean to Americans across the nation. First published on Feb. 18, 2011 In 2006, the United Nations decided it was time to explore “…the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for...
  • FCC fires back at AT&T with questions about its paused fiber rollout (FCC wants ATT plans)

    11/14/2014 10:51:22 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    engadget.com ^ | 11/14/14 | engadget.com
    The fallout from President Barack Obama's push to reclassify internet access as a public utility was immediate, and no one reacted faster the nation's telecom giants. Most issued remarks that characterized the move as a huge mistake, but AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson went one better -- as if on cue, he announced that the company was throwing the brakes on its fiber network rollout because it didn't make sense to sink a ton of money a network infrastructure when no one knew "under what rules those investments will be governed". Long story short, he wants AT&T to wait to build...
  • AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

    11/14/2014 4:18:20 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jack Gillum
    AT&T Mobility, the second-largest U.S. cellular provider, said Friday it is no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online. The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that a consumer visits. It can be used to track subscribers across the Internet, a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers that could still reveal users' identities based on their browsing habits. Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this...
  • FCC chair distances himself from Obama on Net Neutrality (NOT Blindly Following Orders)

    11/12/2014 11:46:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    That would be the Democratic, Barack Obama-appointed FCC chair, who spent yesterday backpedaling from his boss on a major policy announcement. Obama went so far as to push out a video demanding unilateral action from the FCC on Net Neutrality, the latest White House distraction from the disastrous midterm elections and an attempt to show that Obama is still relevant: “As long as I’m President,” Obama says into the camera after cheesy, 1996-style buffering graphics, “that’s what I’ll be fighting for, too.” He may be fighting for it, but Obama clearly isn’t managing for it very well. Within hours of this...
  • AT&T reveals Dallas-area cities that will get its ultra-high-speed broadband service

    07/25/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Dallas News
    Ever since AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson revealed in March that his company would bring its ultra-high-speed broadband service to the Dallas area this summer, potential customers — and there appear to be many — have wanted more specifics. What neighborhoods will get the service and exactly when? Four months later, there are still few specifics. But AT&T did indicate Thursday which areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth region will receive its U-verse With GigaPower service later this summer. The company said the initial launch will include parts of Highland Park and University Park, with upload and download speeds of up...
  • T-Mobile’s CEO: AT&T and Verizon Are ‘Raping You’

    06/19/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 55 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Stampler
    Just the latest in John Legere's history of madcap soundbites T-Mobile CEO John Legere is hardly known for speaking delicately, but his most recent outburst, at a Wednesday press event, might take the proverbial profanity cake. Business Insider reports that Legere had harsh words for competitors AT&T and Verizon. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f—ers hate you.”
  • ATT Retiree Medical QuestionRE;Dumped to private exchange

    05/29/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 11 replies
    5/29/14 | cgasmia68
    Question for any retired medicare ATT Freepers that are being dumped by ATT on to AON Hewitt. Have you been to any meetings and if so how bad are we going to take it. Have you spoken to the "licensed insurance rep" for you area? I haven't been to any thing as yet but trying to get a feel for this and get more info but its all reallll vauge and I am sure we are going to take it up the wazoo real bad. Freepmail me if you like. Thanks
  • AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion cash and stock deal

    05/18/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/18/2014 | Mike Stone
    <p>DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator, said on Sunday it has agreed to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion, in the second mega-deal to shake up the U.S. television landscape this year.</p> <p>The deal with Dallas-based AT&T, which has some TV and broadband services, is the latest in a string of big takeovers the wireless operator has considered. Those include an abortive bid for T-Mobile USA in 2011, as well as a potential takeover of Vodafone Plc that receded as a possibility after Comcast Corp surprised the industry this year with a $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc.</p>
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Are you D2, or do you just know them intimately? Read this article and file it away for future

    11/23/2013 9:29:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 11/23/13 | Dutchman6
    Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work. With every fresh leak, the world learns more about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive and controversial surveillance apparatus. Lost in the commotion has been the story of the NSA's indispensable partner in its global spying operations: an obscure, clandestine unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that, even for a surveillance agency, keeps a low profile. When the media and members of Congress say the NSA spies on Americans, what they really mean is that the FBI helps the NSA do it, providing a technical and legal infrastructure that permits the...
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • US signs treaty to regulate global arms trading

    09/25/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States, the world’s largest arms dealer, has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading, but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it. Secretary of State John Kerry, who signed the Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday, said it was a “significant step” in keeping the world safe and preventing terrorists and others from obtaining conventional weapons. … Addressing U.S. critics of the treaty, the former senator said fears that it would undermine Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms are not grounded in reality. For one,...
  • Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...

    09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn
    WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent. “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker. Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document. Dear President Obama,...
  • Kerry to sign UN arms treaty, despite Senators' opposition

    09/24/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 27 replies
    Faux News ^ | September 24, 2013 | Nicole Busch
    Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News -- despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. A State official said the treaty would "reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world's worst crimes," while protecting gun rights.
  • AT&T, Park Ridge reach deal to bring U-verse to city (with 26K "landscaping" bribe)

    09/11/2013 2:22:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    The Park Ridge City Council has agreed to a deal that will pay the city $2,000 for each new utility box installed by AT&T as the company looks to expand its U-verse cable, Internet and telephone services to the community. But some elected officials remain wary about the proposed locations of some of the large cabinet boxes and their impacts. With 1st Ward Alderman Joe Sweeney and 7th Ward Alderman Marty Maloney absent, the council on Sept. 3 voted 5-0 in favor of a “landscape agreement” with AT&T. The company has most recently proposed installing video-ready access devices at up...
  • Move over NSA, you got nothin' on the DEA (Records of decades of American phone calls)

    09/02/2013 8:16:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    This is how the New York Times describes a telephone surveillance program carried out by federal drug enforcement agencies: For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans' phone calls -- parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency's hotly disputed collection of phone call logs. Sounds ominous, but is it? The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an...
  • BARR: The U.N. comes after America’s guns

    08/19/2013 9:32:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The true scope of the anti-firearm crusade of the United Nations, which began more than a dozen years ago, finally is coming into clear focus, as the White House readies to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted with U.S. support this past April by the U.N. General Assembly. The reach of this long-term, carefully crafted agenda is truly breathtaking, going far beyond the publicly articulated goals of even the most radical of homegrown gun-control groups. Since the first major U.N. meeting in July 2001, officially launching the so-called “Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in...
  • Obama may have all the rope he needs to hang American gun owners

    08/19/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/13 | Doug Book
    It has taken the global left nearly 2 decades to usher the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) through the friendly confines of the United Nations. Offered for signature in its final form in June, the Treaty which purports to “establish common international standards for regulating the trade in conventional arms,” really is as dangerous to the right of Americans to keep and bear arms as 2nd Amendment supporters have claimed since the Obama Regime–specifically, Hillary Clinton–began the push for the Treaty’s eventual ratification several years ago. (1) The ATT was deliberately written in broad, general terms throughout most of its text....
  • Obama to Sign UN Gun Treaty This Month – Will Lead to National Registry

    08/14/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT · by LucyT · 101 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Before Stalin could confiscate the guns he needed a national gun registry. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. Ammoland reported: You heard...
  • Obama Will Sign UN Gun Treaty While Congress Is On Vacation

    08/13/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 8/13/13 | Alan Gottleib
    BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.” This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August! These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we...
  • Any AT&T iphone users or employees out there? (Vanity)

    08/05/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 21 replies
    As some of you know, my mother passed away last Jan. By June we decided to turn off her home phone and because it was my phone number since childhood, I called AT&T and asked if I could have that number as my cell number. They said no problem but there would be a $36 fee to do so. I was fine with that. Within a week, I had my childhood phone number as my iPhone number! They had done all the work and switched me over. I never stepped into a store. In June , 2 of the 5...
  • GUN OWNERS: Don’t Let Obama Sign UN Arms Trade Treaty

    08/05/2013 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Your guns are in danger. Obama has stopped defending the Second Amendment. He did not get his gun control agenda passed in the Senate. So, he’s unconstitutionally trying to use the United Nations to control your guns. Don’t let him. Obama is getting dangerously close to signing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. If he signs this treaty and the Senate ratifies it, the Second Amendment is toast. And your guns will be in the control of dictators around the world. This sounds like a bad movie or a conspiracy theory, and I wish it were. But it’s real. 130...
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • Obama Commits to Signing UN Arms Trade Treaty While Congress at Summer Recess

    07/11/2013 7:10:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 7-10-2013 | Dave Jolly
    The number one goal of the United Nations is to become the political entity that rules all nations or in other words, the one world government. (SNIP) One of the key pieces of international law that needs to be in place before the UN can take over the world is to control all weapons, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic and automatic weapons and ammunition. Over the past few years, the UN has been pushing one treaty that will help to accomplish that goal. It is the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The UN Arms Trade Treaty is a treaty that would...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • AT&T to force Obama alerts for iPhones with no way to opt out

    06/17/2013 8:17:56 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 74 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    Not only is Big Brother President Obama watching you, he’s going to start messaging you if you own an iPhone with AT&T service. AT&T subscribers with an iPhone 4S or 5 using iOS 6.1 or higher are going to start getting presidential alerts on matters of “national importance” whether you want them or not. As part of AT&T’s new Wireless Emergency Alerts, once a user updates their operating system, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to the phone. However . . .
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • White House suggests Obama will put off signing arms treaty until August

    06/11/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Julian Pecquet
    The White House signaled Monday that President Obama will delay signing a controversial arms trade treaty until after Congress leaves for summer recess. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president aims to sign the pact “before the end of August.” Obama could have signed it as early as Monday. The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes the treaty, and the delay would allow Obama to sign the pact during the August doldrums, with Congress out of town. That time frame appears to validate the concerns of treaty advocates who had worried the administration would wait until the cover of darkness...
  • U.N. arms treaty a direct threat to American gun ownership

    06/05/2013 2:05:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/13 | Chris W. Cox
    Oxfam America has long served as a reliable cheerleader for nearly all misguided United Nations policy. However, Oxfam America President Raymond Offenheiser’s Friday op-ed (“President should ignore fear mongering and sign arms treaty”) is an exceptional illustration of this blind allegiance. Offenheiser wants us to simultaneously believe the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is both the single most important tool to cracking down on war crimes and that the treaty has absolutely no teeth whatsoever. That’s twisted logic for sure. Here’s the truth. The Arms Trade Treaty directly threatens the Second Amendment rights and privacy of American gun owners. Article 12...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty Opposed By 130 Members Of Congress

    06/01/2013 5:13:08 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 1, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is scheduled to be signed by Barack Obama on June 4, this Monday. He has already said he will sign it. However, the United States Senate passed a resolution that they will not ratify the document. Now a letter has been sent to Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry by 130 members of the House of Representatives opposing the ATT. On May 30 the 130 congressmen wrote to remind both Obama and Kerry that they are supposed to be “defenders of the sovereignty of the United States and as such the...
  • Obama punts on signing UN arms trade pact opposed by NRA

    06/03/2013 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama punts on signing UN arms trade pact opposed by NRA By Julian Pecquet - 06/03/13 12:00 PM ET President Obama will not immediately sign a United Nations arms trade treaty opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) but is committed to doing so shortly, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. Advocates for the pact had hoped the president would sign the treaty as soon as it became open for signatures on Monday, arguing that such a public display of support would create pressure on major arms dealers, such as Russia and China, to get on board. Kerry, however,...
  • John Kerry Praises New UN Gun Treaty – Could Lead to National Registry

    06/03/2013 12:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the opening of Arms Trade Treaty for signature today. The Obama administration plans on signing the treaty “as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily.” The United Nations passed sweeping legislation in April that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national gun registry in the United States. No wonder Democrats love it! There’s more… In March the pro-Second Amendment Senate Bill 139 passed 53-46. 46 Democratic Senators voted against the bill which would: “Uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering...
  • Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd

    05/30/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd On June 3, President Barack Obama will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT passed in the U.N. General Assembly by a vote of 153-4 on April 2. This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable. The ATT also provides the executive branch of our government with broad powers for controlling which guns do and don't come into...
  • How the Feds Want to Put Heat on AT&T and Verizon [Obama wants auctions to be rigged]

    04/16/2013 1:26:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | April 15, 2013 | Evan Niu
    Putting heat on the big players is simply the name of the regulatory game -- at least if you're the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the DOJ makes it clear that it would like to put additional heat on dominant wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The FCC has a spectrum auction coming up for low-frequency bands. Frequencies under 1 GHz have greater propagation characteristics that allow signals to provide better coverage in rural areas and penetrate buildings more effectively. Because of this, low-frequency bands are an important part of...
  • After Google Announces Google Fiber In Austin, AT&T Will Build 1 Gigabit Network (Truncated Title)

    04/10/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 4/9/2013 | TechDirt
    As you've probably heard, this morning Google confirmed the rumors that Austin, Texas would be the second city in which Google Fiber is rolled out. Google still appears to be treating this as an experiment, rolling it out in just a few areas, but it's still worth watching what happens. For example, within hours of Google making the announcement, AT&T rushed out a somewhat hilarious press release insisting that it, too, would build a 1 gigabit fiber network in Austin. No one actually believes this is true. What you're seeing is a bit of gamesmanship, but which reveals something interesting.
  • U.N. passes sweeping international arms regulation viewed by some as Second Amendment override

    04/02/2013 9:47:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 169 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to...
  • Sen. Moran Statement on Status of U.N. Arms Treaty Negotiations

    04/01/2013 10:13:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    U.s. Senate ^ | Mar 29 2013 | NA
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), the author of S. Con. Res. 7 – the bipartisan resolution which makes clear a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that undermines Constitutional freedoms of American gun owners will not be ratified by the Senate – released the following statement today on Iran, North Korea and Syria blocking the U.N. ATT last night."I have said all along that negotiating the ATT with dictatorships was a bad idea. Last night, Iran, Syria, and North Korea made clear they have no intention of abiding by any such treaty. Therefore, any ATT would only...
  • Kerry Commits U.S. To U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab

    03/20/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights. Last Friday, the day of the week when unpopular or controversial announcements are traditionally made, Secretary of State John Kerry announced U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a final version of which is being hammered out in New York beginning this week. Certainly the ATT is controversial. Touted as a means of getting a handle on an international arms...
  • Just Seven Companies Offer to Finance Obama’s Inauguration

    01/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 05 Jan 2013 10:51 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Only seven companies have offered corporate cash to help fund President Barack Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. In 2009, Obama banned corporate donors from paying for his inauguration, but he was still able to raise $53 million from private donors. However, this month’s inauguration is being held after the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and even with the corporate donations will be a scaled-down event. This year, fewer people are expected to attend the inauguration and there are only two official balls planned. … According to the Inauguration Committee’s website, more than 400 people have donated toward the events. So...
  • Shooter with hit-list shot dead in AT&T store(NY, 2010)

    12/16/2012 6:58:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    wktv.com ^ | 27 May, 2010 | NA
    NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - Abraham Dickan, 79, of Utica, was angry with the employees at AT&T in New York Mills - anger that he had shown them many times before, but never in the way he did on Thursday, May 27. Shortly before 1 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon, Dickan walked into the cellular phone store on Commercial Drive, with a .357 magnum in his hand, and a list in his pocket containing the six names of the AT&T store employees to which he was holding such deep anger, and planned to kill as a result. "The suspect...
  • AT&T says 20,000 workers begin strike

    08/07/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    AT&T Inc, the largest U.S phone company, said 20,000 employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have begun a strike on the East and West Coast. The West contract covers more than 17,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada, while the East contract covers more than 3,000 in Connecticut, AT&T said today in a statement. Separately, AT&T reached a tentative agreement with the CWA in contract negotiations for more than 22,000 land-line employees in the southeastern U.S.