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Senate extends warrantless wiretapping under FISA

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The Senate agreed on Friday to approve an extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, legislation that allows the NSA and other US intelligence agencies to wiretap conversations involving foreign citizens without obtaining a warrant. Despite growing opposition to one of the most notorious and secretive US spying programs, the …

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9/11 victims families can now legally sue Saudi Arabia

September 11 victims families can now legally sue Saudi Arabia

Reps. Walter B. Jones, (R-N.C.), and Stephen Lynch, (D-Mass.), filed a bi-partisan resolution asking President Obama to declassify 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 report, which reportedly contains evidence that links Saudi officials to the 9/11 hijackers. According to former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and former Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence …

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What is the government’s agenda?

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It has been public information for a decade that the US government secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the insouciant US public seems unperturbed. In 2004 a whistleblower …

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US government admits to killing four American citizens with drones

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US Attorney General Eric H. Holder United States Attorney General Eric Holder has informed Congress that four American citizens have been killed in Yemen and Pakistan by US drones since 2009. It has been widely reported but rarely acknowledged in Washington that three US citizens — Samir Khan, Anwar al-Awlaki …

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The Death of Retail

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If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores?  When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of them …

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Scientists successfully edit the first human embryo in US using CRISPR

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Editor’s note: This technology could be used for good or evil…certainly an area that requires investigation and an open debate/discussion. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the U.S. This work adds to the promise of CRISPR, and it stands as an important step …

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Governments around the world are collapsing

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Last month’s Brexit vote stunned people around the world. But what happened in the aftermath was even more startling. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after six years at the helm, followed by leader of the Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson, withdrawing from the race to become the next Prime Minister …

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US approves $1.3bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

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The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced …

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Govt research finds marijuana kills cancer cells

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The federal government admits in newly funded research that compounds found in marijuana have an unprecedented ability to go in and kill brain tumors without any negative side effects. But you’re still going to jail if you try to use it as a medication. And let’s be clear here: we’re not …

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Trump’s message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated

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President Donald Trump told a group of chief executives on Tuesday that his administration was revamping the Wall Street reform law known as Dodd-Frank and might eliminate the rules and replace them with “something else.” At the beginning of his administration, Trump ordered reviews of the major banking rules put …

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Obama on CIA tactics: ‘We tortured some folks’

President Barack Obama made a rare acknowledgment during a Friday press briefing concerning the United States’ past use of enhanced interrogation tactics in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of …

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9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia for involvement in terrorist attack

9/11 families Saudi Arabia terrorist attack

In a stunning lawsuit seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi …

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State Department whistleblower has emails hacked and deleted

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A US State Department whistleblower whose personal email files contained allegations of abuse and wrongdoing has had his account hacked. Four years of potential evidence has been deleted, his lawyer announced. A computer attack of unknown origin appears to have targeted Richard Higbie, a criminal investigator with the Diplomatic Security …

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Australia facing debt crisis

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Australia’s upper house rejected a proposal to raise the debt ceiling to AU$500 billion ($465 billion), which if not resolved by December 12, could send the country into a US shutdown scenario. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised he will lift the debt ceiling of the world’s 12th-largest economy …

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Ron Paul: Why are we on the side of Al-Qaeda, Syria chemical attack was a ‘false flag’

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During an interview on Fox Business’ Cavuto Wednesday, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) commented on the unfolding situation in Syria, specifically calling the recent chemical attack a ‘false flag’ likely carried out by the US backed Al Qaeda filled rebels. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0HqCWG171g[/youtube]   “I think it’s a false …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

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The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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The letter from Edward Snowden’s father to his son

Lonnie Snowden

Here is the text of the open letter Lon Snowden, along with his attorney, Bruce Fein, wrote to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The letter was provided to the Associated Press. July 2, 2013 Edward Joseph Snowden Moscow Dear Edward: I, Bruce Fein, am writing this letter in collaboration with your …

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