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  • Paul defends Bush on immgration but says US 'can't invite the whole world'

    04/13/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added the United States "can't invite the whole world" inside its borders....
  • FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot

    04/08/2014 8:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    CT Post ^ | April 7, 2014 | Michael P. Mayko
    BRIDGEPORT -- A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents. Wires and tools were found in the High Ridge Drive apartment where El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, had been living since January with an individual he met while incarcerated in Virginia, according to the FBI. It was not known if any explosives were found. Fahti told an undercover agent in five recorded conversations that he studied the bomb attack operation for months, and had...
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • Moorpark Boy Latest To Be Diagnosed With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

    03/21/2014 6:56:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 20, 2014 10:25 PM | Brittney Hopper
    MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — A 2-year-old Moorpark boy is the latest to be diagnosed with a mysterious polio-like illness. When Lucian Olivera was 11 months, he had an ear infection. Then, he couldn’t stand or use his legs. For months, doctors didn’t know what was wrong. “I felt helpless. It was extremely frustrating. It was hard to sit and not be able to help him,” Olivera’s mother, Erin, said. On Friday, the family went to Stanford University, where it was confirmed Olivera had the polio-like syndrome. “You don’t realize what you have until something goes really, really wrong,” Erin said. So...
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginia’s statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • Mass immigration has left Britain 'unrecognisable', says Nigel Farage

    03/01/2014 8:22:46 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 46 replies
    Mass immigration has left Britain an "unrecognisable" country that many people would not want to leave to their children and grandchildren, Nigel Farage has said. In one of his strongest attacks on immigration policy, he said the arrival of migrants has some British people feeling that parts of the country are now alien to them. The UK Independence Party leader said parts of the country had been "taken over" by foreigners and told how he caught a recent commuter train from London to Kent and had to wait for several stops before he heard English being spoken.
  • Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

    02/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 171 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association: I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling. Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors...
  • How the GOP Sabotaged Marco Rubio, the Man Who Was Once Its Savior

    02/21/2014 10:53:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/21/2014 | Jonathan Chait
    <p>It was a mere two days after the 2012 election, and the shock of defeat had barely worn off when the Republican Party’s answer suddenly became clear, and it was Marco Rubio. The announcement came in a column, portentously titled “The Way Forward,” by Charles Krauthammer, the operative-pundit, Fox News panelist, and columnist whom a National Review cover story had deemed the leader of the opposition to President Obama. The party’s predicament could be solved, Krauthammer announced, with “a single policy change: border fence plus amnesty.” Then, having softened on immigration and thus endeared itself to Latinos, the party need only elevate the handsome, right-wing young senator to the top of its ticket. “Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016,” rhapsodized Krauthammer. “It would transform the landscape.”</p>
  • Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon
    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […] Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free,...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: Change your tune, or Texas goes Democratic

    02/09/2014 3:42:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/9/14 | JAKE MILLER
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered a stark demographic warning to his party on Saturday, predicting that Texas – a sizable electoral prize that Republicans cannot afford to lose in national elections – may tilt Democratic within 10 years if the GOP doesn’t broaden its appeal. “What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul told the Harris County Republican Party on Saturday, according to Politico. “That means we evolve, it doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a...
  • Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking

    01/20/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by kiryandil · 107 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2014 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said. “The guy didn’t seem to speak...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • IMMIGRATION EXPERT: PAUL RYAN MOST 'OPEN BORDERS PERSON IN CONGRESS'

    12/06/2013 9:00:01 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) executive director Mark Krikorian said on Thursday that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is by far the most open borders-minded member of the U.S. Congress—even more so than Democrats like Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who is aggressively and publicly calling for President Barack Obama to halt deportations of illegal aliens. "Paul Ryan is probably the most ideologically committed open-borders person in Congress. I would say even more than the Democrats,” Krikorian said in an interview with American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios, One News Now reports. One News Now’s Chad Groening added that...
  • Rubio Seeks to Reconnect with the Right

    11/16/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/15/13
    Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he's more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive immigration reform. He joined the drive to defund President Barack Obama's health care law, though his voice grew softer as the resulting government shutdown and his party sank in polls. He then turned to championing social issues like legislative prayer. On Saturday, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, an evangelical group that led the successful 2008 effort to ban gay marriage...
  • Deadly Diseases Like Measles And Mumps Make Frightening Comeback

    11/10/2013 8:18:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | November 7, 2013
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. Linh Bui explores an alarming and controversial trend. Measles, mumps, whooping cough — all deadly diseases. Until recently — virtually eliminated thanks to vaccines that prevent kids from getting sick. But now doctors see an alarming trend — more and more people are coming down with these diseases. “Kids die from measles on a regular basis. Kids are in hospitals and can die from...
  • 'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack

    'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack Breaking news Three people have been killed in the hijacking of a bus in Norway, media reports say. The suspect, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told Norway's TV2 news channel. The man was said to have been armed with a knife. There were no immediate details of the number of injured. The attack - which was initially reported as a traffic accident - took place around 17:30 local time (GMT) in the central town of Ardal.
  • Growing Hezbollah Presence in Southwest U.S.

    10/17/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sun, October 13, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. … “Law enforcement officials across the Southwest are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos” and some express loyalty to Hezbollah. … Hezbollah’s business relationship with Mexican drug cartels is seen as a driving force behind the phenomenon. …
  • The Muslims Are Coming, Part II

    10/15/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/15/13 | Mark Tapson
    Several weeks ago I posted a piece on FrontPage Mag entitled “The Muslims Are Coming!” about a recent documentary following a troupe of Muslim standup comics as they toured the country, enlightening all the middle-American clods who have somehow gotten the crazy impression that Islam poses a threat. I harshly attacked this concept; my take was that the world has an Islam problem, not an Islamophobia problem, and that claiming otherwise and slapping a happy face on the issue is insulting and pointless. The film’s producer and co-director Dean Obeidallah, who is also one of the featured comedians, unsurprisingly took...
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)

    09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington. The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety. Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has...
  • Trump, George W. Bush among donors to Abbott’s campaign for Texas governor

    09/08/2013 2:16:41 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/30/2013 | Wayne Slater
    AUSTIN — What do Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush have in common? They both want Greg Abbott to be the next governor of Texas. Both men are among the contributors listed in Abbott’s latest campaign finance report to the state, which covers fundraising over six weeks in June and July that the Legislature was in special session. Trump, the millionaire developer, gave the Republican candidate for governor $25,000 last month. Bush contributed $5,000 in July. Abbott, the state attorney general, raised $1 million, while Republican rival Tom Pauken, the former state GOP chairman, raised $44,395. During the...
  • ( Illegal )Man spits blood, hits agents ribs while in Border Patrol custody

    09/02/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Valleycentral.com ^ | 09.02.2013 | Cristina Garcia
    A man detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents allegedly spat blood and assaulted an agent, while he was being transferred to another vehicle. According to court documents obtained by Action 4 News, an FBI agent observed Alberto Mayen who was present in the U.S. illegally try to escape by twisting the arm of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The incident happened at the Rio Grande City Border Patrol station. After allegedly twisting the agents arm, Mayen then fled on foot. When the agent caught up to him, a violent encounter begun. Mayen was told to stop resisting multiple times in...
  • Police Investigate Three Car Fatal Accident In Somers [Illegal Alien]

    09/02/2013 1:40:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Somers Daily Voice ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | Nathan Bruttell
    SOMERS, N.Y. -- An 82-year-old man died following a three car accident on Route 118 in the town of Somers Tuesday, police said. Dimitrios Caratzas succumbed to injuries sustained in the fatal accident that occurred at around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Route 118. Patterson resident Tomas Salguera-Ramirez, who was driving a Toyota Tundra pickup truck, was headed southbound on Route 118 when he swerved and clipped a 2012 Hyundai Sonata and struck a Hyundai Santa Fe in the northbound lane head-on, state police in Somers reported. Salguera-Ramirez, Santa Fe driver Elaine Mazzeo, of Somers, and Caratzas were transported to Putnam...
  • Threat of Homegrown Radicalization and Domestic Terror Persists

    08/28/2013 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Scott Erickson
    Last week, a jury of 13 military officers found Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for his shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in November 2009. The conviction followed a trial in which Hasan, acting as his own legal representative, offered little by way of defense and stated early in the trial that evidence would show that, “I am the shooter.” Hasan’s conviction notwithstanding, the public, U.S. law enforcement agencies, and the broader counterterrorism community must not allow this small legal victory to cloud...
  • Syria: U.S. passport found at Al Qaeda base

    07/23/2013 4:19:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    JIhad Watch ^ | 7/23/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Now wait a minute. We're constantly told that no Muslims in the U.S. -- none -- adhere to Al Qaeda's understanding of Islam, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. So how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly? "American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria," by Bill Roggio for the Long War Journal, July 23 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a...
  • What really died at Auschwitz

    07/12/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    WHAT REALLY DIED IN AUSCHWITZ What really died at Auschwitz ? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...
  • Are Patriots Apostates

    06/28/2013 10:19:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Inside Catholic | April 14, 2010 | John Zmirak
    I was inclined to be kindly disposed toward the incoming archbishop of Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez faces a thankless task, taking over a church that has just suffered a major persecution – one conducted by his predecessor in office. Whatever the legal cloud following him up from Texas, Archbishop Gomez was formed for the priesthood by members of Opus Dei, a worthy and much-maligned group. That much sounds promising. The state of catechesis and even of liturgy should improve in that long-suffering archdiocese – though it's too much to hope that Archbishop Gomez will deconsecrate the $189.7 million monstrosity...
  • Hillary Super PAC fundraiser linked to Soros, Media Matters

    06/28/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PAC’s Finance Council is a member of George Soros’ progressive donor network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation. San Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clinton’s expected 2016 presidential campaign. …Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing line, is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive...
  • Governor Palin Just Put the GOP on Notice – Updated

    06/28/2013 11:45:35 AM PDT · by Bratch · 136 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 28 2013 | Sarah Palin via Stacy Drake
    Wow! Governor Palin just posted the following on Facebook, along with a link to the article over at Breitbart that we posted last night:Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue...
  • You can't win a rigged game

    06/27/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Erik Rush
    I had the opportunity very recently to have an extended conversation with a young gentleman who officially became a U.S. citizen just over a month ago. He claimed that he had always felt he “belonged here,” took the first opportunity to come to the U.S. presented to him and “never looked back.” He worked all sorts of jobs, traveled all over the country and met people from every socioeconomic sector and demographic. Coming from a country where the citizens have substantially less opportunity than in America and a more or less homogenous population, there were many things he still found...
  • Why Marco Rubio is Important.

    06/23/2013 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/13 | ForMotionCreative
    For over a year and a half, I have focused on our GOP -- its key players who are indeed our enemies, the endless steering and manipulation of the election process, and the corruption of Tea Party candidates. Rove's shenanigans are being exposed, and Marco Rubio's association with him should attract our attention, because it is marking his departure from "the people". It is important to note that he defended Rove and the American Crossroads group's project to find the most "conservative" electable candidates. In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File recently, Rubio said: "They both have a place...
  • Open borders mob descends on home of Kansas Secretary of State

    06/16/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT · by jonefab · 47 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8:49 pm on June 15, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    In a scene reminiscent of the SEIU’s siege of a Bank of America executive’s home in 2010, a mob of around 300 open borders protesters from across the country today descended on the home of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is also counsel to the Immigration Law Reform Institute and, according to the following tweets from 501(c)3 Sunflower Community Action, the “King of Hate.”
  • Frank Gaffney: Does Rubio Want To Be President or Just The Next John McCain?

    06/07/2013 6:38:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/7/13 | f gaffney
    In his June 4 column in The Washington Times, Frank J. Gaffney Jr. asked if Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is serious about running for president in 2016--or if he'd rather just be an accepted fixture in the Washington establishment. In other words, Rubio's vote on the immigration overhaul is going to tell us whether he plans on being president or if he's happy just being the next Senator John McCain. Here's how Gaffney put it: If Mr. Rubio is content with merely paying lip service to the safety and security of the American people, he will continue to enable the...
  • FBI, NSA said to be secretly mining data from nine U.S. tech giants

    06/07/2013 8:05:34 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 30 replies
    ZD Net ^ | June 6, 2013 | Rachel King
    Summary: UPDATED: Turns out U.S. government agencies might be tapping into into a lot more than just Verizon customer records. NSA is watching you US gov't defends NSA surveillance, slams 'reprehensible' journalists NSA: All up in your privacy junk since 1952 FBI, NSA said to be secretly mining data from tech giants The great paradox of our national security NSA 'top secret' spying order affects millions of Americans: FAQ Verizon records tapped by NSA Both the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are said to have been secretly mining data directly from the servers of at least...
  • NSA snooping has foiled multiple terror plots: Feinstein (Sealing the borders work much better)

    06/06/2013 6:32:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/6/2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Kasie Hunt
    A secret National Security Agency program to collect vast amounts of phone records has foiled multiple attempted terrorist attacks inside the United States, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee told reporters on Thursday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein did not specify how many attempted attacks had been prevented, or the nature of the threats, but the California Democrat said there had been more than one. The remarks were made to reporters following a meeting with senators who were concerned over a report in a British newspaper that the NSA had requested phone records from a division of telecommunications giant Verizon. According...
  • Scary: These Slides Show How The NSA Watches Your Every Online Move

    06/06/2013 4:46:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/6/13 | Josh Barro
    A top-secret April PowerPoint slideshow details how the National Security Agency partnered with nine tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, to monitor users activity. The NSA got direct access to these companies servers´ in order to directly watch user communications, according to the presentation obtained by the Washington Post and the Guardian. The program was nominally aimed at foreign actors, but as the Post reports, purely domestic communications could easily end up in NSA hands, so long as an algorithm estimated at least a 51 percent probability that they were foreign.
  • NSA, FBI Operation PRISM Tapped Into Nine Internet Companies

    06/06/2013 4:44:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 6, 2013 | Bidget Johnson
    Since the Guardian story about the NSA seizure of the Verizon phone records of millions of Americans dropped last night, the administration and its allies have been asserting that privacy wasn’t invaded because intelligence agencies didn’t listen in on those calls. “The order reprinted overnight does not allow the government to listen in on anyone’s telephone calls. The information acquired does not include the content of any communications or the name of any subscriber. It relates exclusively to call details, such as a telephone number or the length of a telephone call,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard...
  • Good news: Government’s recording your conversations on the bus too

    06/06/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2013 | Allahpundit
    A timely video from Reason TV on the surveillance state’s newest venture: Cameras and microphones on city buses, just in case Al Qaeda decides to plan its next attack on municipal transportation within earshot of other passengers. Not every city does this, but the practice is spreading — early adapters include San Francisco, Baltimore, and Hartford with funding from, you guessed it, DHS. It’s darkly amusing to think of someone on the bus in one of those cities, reading the news today about the NSA/Verizon warrant on their cell phone, and worrying that the state has their phone records. Who...
  • President Obama's Dragnet ["The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue."]

    06/06/2013 2:26:17 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2013 | Editorial board
    <p>The Washington Post has published a remarkable report showing that the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the central servers of major Internet companies -- Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple -- and "extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time."</p>
  • Documents: U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

    06/06/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 182 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/13 | Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras
    The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time. The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who know...
  • Phone Sex, Banks & Google for Emails: The NSA Spying Is Bigger Than Verizon

    06/06/2013 3:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 6, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    The National Security Agency's warrant for metadata on every single Verizon call for three months is jaw-dropping in its scope. Except, well, the NSA's surveillance of our communications is most likely much, much bigger than that. Technology has made it possible for the American government to spy on citizens to an extent East Germany could only dream of. Basically everything we say that can be traced digitally is being collected by the NSA. We're supposed to trust that our government will be much better behaved, but they're not, and the White House almost admits it. That doesn't mean they're admitting...
  • Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type' (PRISM)

    06/06/2013 3:32:34 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 6, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    IT GETS WORSE: Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type' Brett LoGiurato Jun. 6, 2013, 6:19 PM The National Security Agency and FBI have been engaging in a highly classified program that mines data from leading U.S. internet companies, according to a bombshell report in The Washington Post Thursday night. The program is code-named PRISMand the Post reports that it was established in 2007. According to the report, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" in the program are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple. The program has not been disclosed publicly,...
  • House Talks on Immigration Reform near collapse [over free healthcare]

    06/05/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/5/2013 | Jim Avila
    Bipartisan meetings in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive immigration reform bill have failed, and the congressmen will meet for the last time today without reaching an agreement on a House bill, ABC News has learned. The stumbling block is GOP insistence that newly legalized workers now working in the shadows have no access to government-sponsored health care... Democrats say that since these newly legalized immigrants would be paying taxes they should be eligible for benefits...
  • I94, Arrival-Departure Record No More! (Giant amnesty move)

    06/01/2013 9:47:19 PM PDT · by MNDude · 23 replies
    If you've ever visited a foreign county, you know you at required to fill out and carry around a form stating how long you intend to stay and where. In USA, this form is called I94, Arrival-Departure Record. My mother in law just arrived from Mexico to visit for a few weeks, and we were concerned she lost her form. After inquiring, I just learned that as of a month ago, our country no longer requires this for international visitors. In other words, we are saying that if you visit USA, you can stay as long as you please, and...
  • Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry [results of open-borders policy]

    05/25/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 24, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    Sweden is the best Islamic State." — Adly Abu Hajar, Imam based in Malmö. Hundreds of Muslim immigrants have rampaged through parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, torching cars and buses, setting fires, and hurling rocks at police. The unrest -- a predictable consequence of Sweden's failed model of multiculturalism, which does not encourage Muslim immigrants to assimilate or integrate into Swedish society -- is an ominous sign of things to come. ... At least 100 masked Muslim youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed windows, vandalized property and hurled rocks and bottles at police and rescue services...
  • NY Times Puts Brutal Islamist Beheading Story on A7, Omits 'Swear by the Almighty Allah' Line

    05/23/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    While the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal this morning gave front-page coverage to yesterday's grisly beheading of a British serviceman on a London street in broad daylight, the New York Times placed their 20-paragraph story by London correspondent John F. Burns on page A7. Editors slapped on the headline, "'Barbaric' Attack in London Renews Fears of Terror Threat," with "barbaric" in scare quotes. While the Post, Journal, and Times all ran quotes from one of the attackers as transcribed from a cell phone video filmed by a bystander, the Times curiously left out a portion of the rant where...
  • HORROR! Islamist Talks to Camera After Beheading UK Soldier on Street of Woolwich

    05/22/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit | May 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    HORROR! ISLAMIST WIELDING CLEAVER CHATS WITH VIDEOGRAPHER AFTER MURDERING UK SOLDIER!“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.” The Islamists charged police when they arrived. (Warning on Content) (VIDEO-AT-LINK) More video here. Open ISLAMIC Beheadings come to South London! Sky News reported: Two attackers armed with meat cleavers filmed their deadly assault on a man in London, according to Sky sources. A man reported to be a serving soldier died and two people have been shot in Woolwich, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Senior Whitehall sources said the two attackers...
  • Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico, Pushes For Gun Control

    05/03/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    "Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. "I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.""But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here...
  • All aboard the Obama, McCain, Rubio 'Train of Death' to the American Dream [FReepathon XXVII]

    05/01/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 700 replies
    <p>And by executive decree, President Obama officially flings open our borders. He steadfastly refuses to uphold his oath to faithfully execute the Office of President, and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Instead he ignores the constitution, ignores the laws he chooses, and refuses to secure our nation or secure our borders. He now proudly announces to the world and even advertises in Spanish in Mexico that Mexicans illegally crossing the U.S. border will not be apprehended once they're safely away from the border and, in fact, are then free to apply for foodstamps and other government freebies and the agencies they apply to are not even allowed to ask about their legal status, nor will they be reported or deported.</p>