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  • Sessions: 'Little surprise' Obama quietly signed the TPP

    02/04/2016 11:40:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., charged the Obama administration with quietly signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in New Zealand, and said the White House tried to minimize it because it knows the public isn't pleased with the deal.
  • U.N. panel reportedly finds Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was 'unlawfully detained'

    02/04/2016 11:54:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | 2-4-2016 | bbc, ap
    A United Nations panel has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being "unlawfully detained," BBC News reported Thursday. Assange has been holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy since 2012, when he sought asylum there to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which he denies. Assange asked the U.N.'s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, based in Geneva, to look into his case. He tweeted late Wednesday that he would accept arrest if the U.N. ruled against him.
  • State Pulls the Plug On SIPRNet (2010 Time article on Wikileaks)

    01/29/2016 6:09:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 10/29/15 | Massimo Calabresi
    Late last week, after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the White House of the likely fall-out from the WikiLeaks cable dump, the White House came back with a question: "What's our corrective action?" Clinton's undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy, had a simple suggestion: pull the plug on SIPRNet, the classified DoD network that PFC Bradley Manning reportedly used to download the cables from State's inhouse classified database. "The White House said do it," says a senior administration official. The publication by WikiLeaks of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, many of them classified, is forcing an administration-wide intelligence retrenchment as...
  • Mike Huckabee Backs Donald Trump’s Values, Points to Other Candidates’ Flip Flops

    01/16/2016 1:33:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is defending GOP frontrunner Donald Trump against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)'s (R-TX) criticism. The Cruz campaign is pointing to Trump's interview with Tim Russert from 1999, in which, according to the Cruz campaign, "Donald Trump asserts that New York 'views' and 'attitudes' are different than other places in the country, such as Iowa." Huckabee was asked if he thinks Trump is now sincere in what he says. "I have no reason to doubt him. He's pretty outspoken, you got to give him credit for that." Huckabee went on to criticize Cruz, although...
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...
  • Brit Hume Approves of Omnibus (My Title)

    12/18/2015 5:03:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 18, 2015 | Brit Hume
    Much wrong with the big spending bill that passed today, but lifting the oil export ban is a big deal, which is why Obama threatened veto.
  • TPP Would Authorize Obama to Set $15 Minimum Wage, Card Check,

    12/01/2015 2:17:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Michael Hammond
    If we have learned anything about legislation over the past fifty years, it's that pleasant-sounding legislative statements can be used by the courts and by the Executive Branch to spin complex and intrusive regulatory regimes. Title IX (sex discrimination in schools), the National Environmental Policy Act (environmental impact statements), Title VII (affirmative action), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (expansive and dangerous educational services for bad children) all took nicey-nice legislative language, which seemed innocuous at passage -- and used it to massively enhance the role of the courts and the Executive Branch. So what are we to make...
  • Ted Cruz Vows to Vote Against TPP Trade Deal in Iowa

    11/21/2015 9:42:15 AM PST · by Isara · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that he would vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries on Friday while campaigning in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, Cruz said he is "deeply concerned" with the trade pact."While Cruz said he supports free trade, he believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership would undermine U.S. immigration laws and the nation's sovereignty," reported the Des Moines Register."There are a number of Republicans on that (debate) stage who support TPP, who support (the Trade Promotion Authority)," Cruz stated. "I voted against TPA and I...
  • CIA Director John Brennan emails

    10/21/2015 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 21, 2015
    Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects. John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009--a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief. According to the...
  • Obama’s Convoluted TPP Agreement Is THREE TIMES AS LONG As The King James Bible [LIST]

    11/07/2015 7:03:43 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 6, 2015 | Christian Datoc
    The Obama Administration released the full-text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal on Thursday.Tipping the scales at 5,544 pages — and an astonishing 2,056,560 words — the trade agreement is one of the longest documents The Daily Caller has ever encountered, and for the sake of comparison, we compiled a list of things shorter than the baffling proposal.
  • Ben Carson Backs White House's TPP Trade Deal

    11/06/2015 2:32:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 265 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/06/15 | Reid J. Epstein
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the White House – aligning himself more with the GOP’s establishment wing than with the social conservatives who have powered his campaign.
  • Flashback 4 years ago... Herman Cain/Ben Carson ~Vanity

    11/06/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Anyone else think it is kinds weird that almost exactly 4 years to the date the Liberal Whore media was attacking Herman Cain, another Black man running for the republican ticket. It struck me as either a very weird coincidence or something that they planned. I remember Herman Cain was doing really well before he was attacked by the media. Much like how Carson has been doing well.
  • Donald Trump is talking nonsense on trade (No CNN, Donald Trump is 100% right on trade)

    11/05/2015 11:39:11 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 5, 2015 | By Heather Long
    Donald Trump likes to remind America that he's a master dealmaker. "I'm going to make the greatest trade deals we've ever made in our country," he proclaims in his new radio ads. But experts say Trump is talking a lot of nonsense on trade. It isn't backed up by the data. "[Trump] wants to convey as a presidential candidate that any deal that he was not involved with... is by definition an inferior deal because he didn't play a role," says Bernard Baumohl, chief economist at the Economic Outlook Group. (full article) http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/05/news/economy/donald-trump-trade-nonsense/index.html
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership fine print released to public

    11/05/2015 7:47:02 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-5-15
    Image caption The TPP will cover about 40% of the world economy The long-awaited text of the landmark trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released to the public for the first time. The TPP is one of the world's most extensive trade agreements, bringing together 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan. The deal was struck last month after five years of tense negotiations, but continues to face fierce opposition.
  • Jeff Sessions: Kill The ‘Anti-Democratic’ Trans-Pacific Partnership

    11/05/2015 5:13:32 PM PST · by amorphous · 43 replies
    Breibart ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, is calling for the immediate destruction of the 5,554-page Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trans-global trade deal introduced on Thursday.
  • White House releases text of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

    11/05/2015 3:33:55 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/2015 | Vicki Needham
    The much-anticipated release of the final text of a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement became a reality on Thursday morning, kicking off what is expected to amount to months of intensive debate on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office dropped the details of the massive 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal — 30 chapters and more than 2,000 pages — exactly one month since the agreement was completed on Oct. 5 in Atlanta.  The text of the TPP deal will be under congressional and the broader public’s microscope for at least 90 days before President Obama can sign the agreement...
  • Saudi Prince Pledges $32 Billion to Promote Islam/Sharia in America

    10/30/2015 7:08:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he'll pledge his $32 billion to advance the islamization of America. This is a MOAB (mother of all bombs) in the information battle-space. Looks as if I will be keeping busy for quite some time. The Saudis have spent billions already. 80% of the mosques build in America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia are largely funded by the Saudis. We can look forward to 32 billion more of the kingdom's brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam. And it's not just...
  • WIKILEAKS DUMPS CIA BRENNAN EMAIL CONTENTS...

    10/21/2015 12:45:34 PM PDT · by 100American · 45 replies
    https://wikileaks.org ^ | 21 October 2015
    Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects. John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009--a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief. According to the...
  • WikiLeaks: US Government Plotted To Assassinate Bolivian President

    10/13/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/2015 | Submitted by MintPress News Desk via TheAntiMedia.org,
    Submitted by MintPress News Desk via TheAntiMedia.org,Cables leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveal an apparent plot by the U.S. government to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales and overthrow his administration.The cables in question were published in August in “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire,” a book in which multiple journalists along with Julian Assange analyze the contents of the treasure trove of cables Manning provided to WikiLeaks in 2010.The book devotes a section to what “The WikiLeaks Files” contributors Alexander Main and Dan Beeton call “the day-to-day mechanics of Washington’s political intervention in Latin...
  • The Trans Pacific Partnership: Just Change for the Sake of Change, or Well-Disguised Destruction?

    10/12/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The short version the one we know from the mainstream media (MSM) is as follows: The TPP is a terrific trade deal which would increase our economic activity on both sides of the Pacific, and which might be the greatest lasting victory of the Obama administration. It involves some unsavory compromises, but the benefits far outweigh them, if the administration is to be believed. And that may be true. But it may also be very wrong. The fact is, the Trans Pacific Partnership is a massive agreement that changes the entire scope of international trade policy, and merits...
  • The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared

    10/12/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeremy Malcolm
    Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations. Since we now have the agreed text, we'll be including some paragraph references that you can cross-reference for yourselfbut be aware that some of them contain placeholders like x that may change in the cleaned-up text. Also, our analysis here is limited to the...
  • Memo to progressives: Hillary Clinton is lying to you (Hussein also mentioned)

    10/10/2015 6:30:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/08/15 | Jack Mirkinson
    Nothing says election season quite like politicians dumping their long-held policy stances overboard in a desperate gambit to gain votes, but you have to hand it to Hillary Clinton. With her recently-announced opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, shes making one of the more brazen flip-flops in recent political memory. Whats so amazing about Clintons newfound opposition to the highly controversial deal is the jaw-dropping transparency of the move. Its such an open ploy to counter both the rise of staunch TPP critic Bernie Sanders and the possible entry of TPP supporter Joe Biden that its almost refreshing in...
  • TPP would gut US border controls, Constitution (ISDS)-- Obama's backdoor open-borders amnesty

    10/10/2015 3:33:10 PM PDT · by Javeth · 58 replies
    For Effective Government ^ | 6/3/2015 | Scott Klinger
    The TPP, like many treaties before it, embraces the Investor-State Dispute Settlement process (ISDS), which allows corporate actors to sue sovereign nations to seek compensation for rules or regulations that impede the corporations ability to maximize profits. Unlike national courts that commonly allow corporations to sue to recoup actual investments, ISDS insists that corporations be compensated for expected profits, sometimes profits they anticipate decades into the future. The ISDS process is one-sided and undemocratic. Corporate claims against sovereign states are heard in special courts overseen by a handful of judges, most of whom are corporate lawyers. Once the ISDS panel...
  • Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, announces opposition to Pacific trade deal

    10/07/2015 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her tack to the left Wednesday, declaring her opposition to President Obamas Pacific trade deal. Mrs. Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with Judy Woodruff for PBSs NewsHour program. What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it, Mrs. Clinton said. The former first lady acknowledged that her response had some lawyerly caveats about not having seen every jot and tittle of the pact, but said she doubted she could change her mind. I dont believe...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conferences conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled banks charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Obama calls on nation to refashion the social compact, strengthen labor union powers

    10/07/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Wednesday called on U.S. business, labor and political leaders to refashion the social compact and strengthen union powers across the country, arguing that the troubling trend of declining middle-class wages can be turned around by redefining the basic principles of workers rights. During a speech at a White House summit on working Americans, the president drew a direct link between drops in union membership and the stagnation of most workers wages. Mr. Obama also said that workers anxiety about their job security and whether theyll be afford to feed their families contributes to anti-immigration sentiment and other...
  • Obama cites labors role in US economy amid trade rift

    10/07/2015 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 1:28 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says labor laws should be strengthened and it should be easier for workers to join unions. Obama made the comments at a White House workers summit on Wednesdayjust as theres a rift with labor over a Pacific Rim trade agreement.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Framed To Destroy Thousands of UAW Jobs

    10/05/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-5-2015 | sundance
    The TPP Trade Deal is looming closer to becoming a finalized reality. Current negotiations center around Auto Manufacturing, and Japanese negotiators have constructed an outline that would devastate what remains of the U.S. Auto industry. Unfortunately the K-Street lobbyists, funded by Wall Street through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have already greased the legislative skids to all but guarantee the elimination of thousands of jobs. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue gave Senators $18 million in bribe money to insure passage. The TPP deal encompasses approximately 40% of total global manufacturing. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
  • Clinton's Remarks on the Release of Government Documents to Wikileaks, November 2010

    10/04/2015 11:24:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | November 29, 2010 | Hillary Clinton
    . . .The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts peoples lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. . . . . .So lets be clear: this disclosure is not just an attack on Americas foreign policy interests. It is an attack on the international community the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity. . . . . . I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warrens purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warrens bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvards Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litans treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Also signing the letter are...
  • Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders knows the problem, at least on trade

    09/15/2015 8:37:19 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 38 replies
    By - The Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 10, 2015 | The Washington Times
    Businessman Donald Trump says theres at least one subject where he can find some common ground with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont: trade. I was watching him and he talked about trade and he was talking about how were getting ripped off left and right on trade, and I [said], you know, I think I can take that paragraph and just use it in my speeches, Mr. Trump said Monday via phone on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Its what Im saying its one of my big things. Both Mr. Trump, who has been leading recent polls on the 2016 GOP...
  • U.S. Equity Futures Slip as Fed's Rate Decision Looms

    09/17/2015 5:37:33 AM PDT · by citizen · 62 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | September 17, 2015 | Victoria Craig
    Fed decision day: The event traders across the globe have anticipated for months has finally arrived. As of 8:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 43 points lower, or 0.26% to 16621. S&P 500 futures shed 6 points, or 0.31% to 1982, while Nasdaq 100 futures slid 10 points, or 0.24% to 4370. Todays Markets Months of speculation about whether September was the month in which the Federal Reserve would begin to lift short-term interest rates is finally coming to a close. The Federal Open Market Committee meets for the final day of its two-day policy-setting meeting, which...
  • GE Cuts Texas Jobs, Sees Better Climate In France

    09/15/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Today, 2015-09-15 | CIARAN MCEVOY
    Blaming Congress' impasse on the Export-Import Bank, General Electric (NYSE:GE) said that it will move 500 U.S. jobs, some of which are deep in the heart of Texas, overseas to Europe and China in order to avoid losing business to foreign companies. The Lone Star State is one of the losers in GE's announcement Tuesday, as the U.S.-based jobs will be shipped from Texas, South Carolina, New York and Maine to France, Hungary and China. Lawmakers from Texas also have been vocal critics of the Ex-Im Bank.
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldnt possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence

    09/03/2015 9:09:50 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 21 replies
    20committe.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | John R. Schindler
    Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence August 31, 2015 The part played by Wikileaks in the Edward Snowden saga is an important one. The pivotal role of Julian Assange and other leading members of Wikileaks in getting Snowden from Hawaii to Moscow, from NSA employment to FSB protection, in the late spring of 2013 is a matter of record. For years there have been questions about just what Wikileaks actually is. I know because Ive been among those asking. Over two years ago, little more than two weeks after Snowden landed in Moscow, I explained my concerns about Wikileaks...
  • The Chinese military will reportedly cut forces by 300,000

    09/03/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. China's confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington. Xi, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said China would cut by 13 percent one of the world's biggest militaries, currently 2.3-million strong. He...
  • Wikileaks Exposes Obamas Phony Trade BillOnly 5 of 29 Chapters About Trade

    08/30/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by yorkie · 30 replies
    The PC Graveyard ^ | August 28, 2015 | Staff
    During the August recess GOP senators were told to press for the passage of the TPP Trade Agreement. Yikes!! Wikileaks has gotten their hands on a copy of Obamas phony TPP trade bill. It contains 29 chapters but only 5 pertain to trade. Wikileaks will be publishing the entire bill and they have already released the chapter on Investment. Its very interesting. It is written in a such a way as to give multinational companies a huge advantage on trade. If a public hospital is built close to a private one, the private hospital has the right to sue the...
  • Snowden Warned Norway He faced Death in US

    08/29/2015 12:31:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned Norway that he faced a possible death sentence if returned to the United States in the extradition request he made in 2012. Snowden may get freedom prize at border (28 Aug 15) US asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden (27 Aug 15) I believe thatit is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial or proper treatment prior to the trial, and face the possibility of life imprisonment, and even death, he wrote in the extradition letter, a copy of which has been obtained by Norway's NRK channel. The letter was sent by fax to...
  • Stop the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

    08/20/2015 8:19:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    JBS ^ | 8/19/2015 | Christian Gomez
    TPA, TPP, TTIP and now TiSA! Much of the debate over current trade policy and the proposed global governance structures that would emanate from it have revolved around this ever-increasing list of alphabet-soup measures. Although not nearly as well-known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) should not be overlooked. Equally potent and potentially even more debilitating to our nations independence and domestic economy than the TPP and TTIP, the proposed TiSA currently being negotiated would be imposed on the entire world, not just a particular region....
  • Democrat Vows To Block Key Nomination Over Asia Trade Deal Secrecy[TPP]

    08/15/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 14 Aug 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Friday he is going to block the confirmation of a high-level White House nominee, because of the Obama administration's refusal to relax its secrecy protocols that make it difficult for members of Congress and their staffs to review the language in a Pacific Rim trade deal.Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, told NPR it was "outrageous" that congressional staff members with the proper security clearances can view the Trans-Pacific Partnership draft only when a member of Congress accompanies them. As NPR's Ailsa Chang reported in May, the document is stored in a highly secure room in the...
  • Obamas Progressivism Requires A Zionistrein Democratic Party

    08/14/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-10-13 | Ben Weingarten
    The progressive movement that has overtaken the Democratic Party gains its moral authority in a morally relativistic world in part based on its support of the oppressed over the oppressor. As Joshua Muravchik ably argues in his Making David Into Goliath, in this construct, Israel has morphed into the oppressor, swapping roles with the Muslim countries that have wished to destroy her from the time of her founding. The Leftist-Jihadist nexus of which Andy McCarthy writes, on display from elite college campuses to the presidents cabinet, is perhaps stronger than it has ever been. It believes in punishing the ultimate...
  • Isis 'hacking division' releases details of 1,400 Americans and urges attacks

    08/13/2015 7:13:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Michael Safi
    A group calling itself the Islamic State hacking division has published the details of 1,400 mostly US military and government personnel, urging supporters to attack those listed. The spreadsheet, published online on Wednesday, exposes names, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. Those listed include members of the marine corps, Nasa, the state department, air force and FBI. Supporters of Isis on Twitter seized on the breach, posting personal details of soldiers and government staffers and encouraging lone wolves to act and kill. A person claiming to speak for the group told the Guardian the information was obtained from military and...
  • Sailor faces charges after photos of Navy attack sub found on cellphone

    08/05/2015 4:25:46 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | n/a
    A Navy sailor assigned to a nuclear-powered submarine has been accused of using his cellphone to snap revealing photos of the subs top-secret inner spaces. Prosecutors say Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier took the photos aboard the attack submarine Alexandria, the Navy Times reported Saturday. He has been charged with unauthorized retention of defense information and destroying his laptop and a camera to thwart an FBI probe.
  • Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans

    08/05/2015 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 66 replies
    Huff Po ^ | August 5, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    Democrats who are proud of their progressive values are filling arenas to hear Sanders speak in a direct manner (while others dodge questions) on contentious issues like Keystone XL and the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. While the FBI is currently investigating the email security of one candidate, Bernie Sanders is narrowing Clinton's lead nationally and defeating Republicans in other polls. Like Brent Budowsky writes in The Hill: The fact that Sanders beats Walker by 6 to 7 points, depending on whether all voters or likely voters are counted -- a near-landslide margin in a general election -- makes it clear...
  • [New SEC Rule] Companies will be required to reveal CEOs versus workers pay

    08/06/2015 3:39:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | 8/6/15 | Peter Eavis
    The chief executive of General Electric raked in a $37.3 million pay package last year, a large sum by any standard. But how much larger was it than the average pay of the 305,000 employees who helped General Electric earn billions in profits that year? The industrial giant did not disclose that comparison, and corporate America rarely reveals how the compensation of the chief executive stacks up against that of the workers in the ranks below. That will soon change. After a long delay and plenty of pushback from corporations, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved in 3-2 vote on...
  • Peter Schiff on the Fed, Rand Paul, and the Next Financial Crisis

    07/27/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | 20 July 2015 | Matt Welch & Joshua Swain
    "The bubbles are pretty much everywhere," says investment guru and radio host Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. "They are in the stock market, they are in the bond market, they are in the real estate market, they are in the U.S. dollar." Schiff sat down with Reason's Matt Welch while at FreedomFest 2015 to discuss the dollar, his support of Rand Paul, and his argument that we are already living in another stock bubble. Video 12:52
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAIAs social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the Peoples Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow Chinas Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a shadow present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • Senate advances Export-Import Bank lifeline

    07/26/2015 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/15 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept a promise made to Democratics earlier this year that in exchange for their support on an important trade deal, he would allow a vote on a measure to extend the bank.... Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-challenges-120600.html All the Good ol Boys are convinced we the people, maintain generic, or self-inflicted stupid. We the people keep proving it is so, up to the tipping p0int. Raben
  • Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries

    07/26/2015 8:33:02 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | July 25th, 2015 | By Paul Handley
    Washington (AFP) - Higher costs for needed generic drugs. Longer copyright protections than the global standard. Foreign investors empowered to overrule governments. A more tightly-regulated Internet. Those are just some of the potential pitfalls from any deal that could emerge from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-country free-trade and investment pact shrouded in secrecy as negotiations head into the final stage in Hawaii next week. A handful of draft chapters of the TPP, leaked via Wikileaks, have highlighted the proposed treaty's heavy emphasis on expanding protections for corporate rights and assets like intellectual property -- patents, copyrights and databases -- that...
  • McConnell and Reid may have just set a 51-vote threshold for passing Obamacare repeal

    07/24/2015 11:17:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    Next week, Senate Republicans could pass Obamacare repeal with a simple 51-vote majority as part of the long-term highway bill, according to Sen. Mike Lee. The Utah Republican laid out the argument in a press release after party leaders set the sequencing of votes: "The first Obamacare vote on Sunday will have a 60 vote threshold, and Democrats will likely block it," Lee continued. "But thanks to the sequencing of the votes we just locked in, Republicans will have the opportunity resurrect that Obamacare amendment later on in the process, and put it back before the Senate in a manner...