Saturday, June 22, 2013

US whistleblower Snowden on flight to ‘third country’ via Moscow — RT News

US whistleblower Snowden on flight to ‘third country’ via Moscow — RT News“Mr. Edward Snowden left Hong Kong today (June 23) on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel,” said the Hong Kong government in a press release. The statement also said the documents for Snowden’s extradition submitted by Washington “did not fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law.”

You go Ed!

OpEdNews - Article: Let's be very careful about who we call "traitor". Edward Snowden is one of us.

OpEdNews - Article: Let's be very careful about who we call "traitor". Edward Snowden is one of us.:" It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought refuge from persecution.
As a result of that decision, I have been able to work in relative safety from a US espionage investigation.

But today, Edward Snowden's ordeal is just beginning."

Michael Hastings, Bridge-Burning Journalist (1980-2013)

Michael Hastings, Bridge-Burning Journalist (1980-2013): "You can tell what kind of reporter Michael Hastings was by the kind of reporter who hated him."

Friday, June 21, 2013

“We Don’t Want a Word on Your Allegations Pertaining to NSA Wiretapping of Obama, Judges & Activists”-MSNBC - 12160

“We Don’t Want a Word on Your Allegations Pertaining to NSA Wiretapping of Obama, Judges & Activists”-MSNBC - 12160"In a correspondence with Boiling Frogs Post immediately following his censored interview with MSNBC Mr. Tice stated:

“When they were placing the ear-phone in my ear with less than ten minutes left till my air time, the producer in New York said that their lawyers were discussing the material, and at this time, they did not want me to mention anything about the NSA wiretaps against all the people and organizations that I mentioned. That is how it went down. I did say on the air that I know it is much worse and would like to talk about that some time.”

Cranking Up the Washington Lie Machine | This Can't Be Happening!

Cranking Up the Washington Lie Machine | This Can't Be Happening!: "Just for the sake of argument, let's suspend our disbelief for a moment and pretend (I know it's a stretch) that the Obama administration and the apologists for the nation's spy apparatus in Congress, Democratic and Republican, are telling us the gods' honest truth."

Thursday, June 20, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Florida Highway Patrol spokesman claims right to violate 4th Amendment

OpEdNews - Article: Florida Highway Patrol spokesman claims right to violate 4th Amendment: "A shocking chain of events has led a Florida Highwy Patrol spokesman to claim in writing that the law-enforcement agency can wake up, interrupt the sleep, and demand ID from people at checkpoints without probable cause because it wouldn't amount to a substantial interruption."

OpEdNews - Article: Bin Laden won this war

OpEdNews - Article: Bin Laden won this war:" Just before Easter, as I stood waiting at the Pittsburgh airport in the interminable security lines that were creeping along at the pace of a terrapin, I said to a stranger from Texas, "Bin Laden won this war." She smiled. I did not."

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant | World news | guardian.co.uk

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA's surveillance of Americans' communication"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Kids, Cancer, Firefighters and AIDS: 50 Worst Charities Serving Up A Menu of Scam

OpEdNews - Article: Kids, Cancer, Firefighters and AIDS: 50 Worst Charities Serving Up A Menu of Scam"The Tampa Bay Times has recently come up with a list of America's worst charities. It was compiled using tax records to determine how much was spent on fundraising in comparison to percentage of revenue spent on direct cash aid. The results are incredibly shocking: while watchdog groups say that NO MORE THAN 35% should be doled out to fundraisers, some have paid as much as 98%".

OpEdNews - Article: The Book That's Popping My Eyes Out

OpEdNews - Article: The Book That's Popping My Eyes Out: The speaker is Mary Ellen Lease, a great orator from the Populist Party, Topeka Kansas, 1890:
"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street" Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags". the politicians said we suffered from overproduction. Overproduction, when 10,000 little children" starve to death every year in the U.S. and over 100,000 shop girls in New York are forced to sell their virtue for bread".

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Consequences of Legalizing "G.I. Jesus Tourette's Syndrome" | Alternet

The Consequences of Legalizing "G.I. Jesus Tourette's Syndrome" | Alternet:"I've often wondered as to precisely how many of the scores upon scores of imbecilic, fundamentalist Christian members of the United States Congress have ever served even one nanosecond in the operational ranks of the United States armed forces, not counting service as a military chaplain or physician. The answer is very, very few. And oh how it shows. And oh how these fundamentalist Christian predators are trying mightily to rip asunder and destroy the most essential, bedrock foundation of how our military operates. How? They are crudely attempting to make the unbridled proselytizing of the weaponized version of the Gospel of Jesus Christ literally boundless and without sanction within our Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force."

Monday, June 17, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: What Countries Lead in Animal Compassion?

OpEdNews - Article: What Countries Lead in Animal Compassion?: "What an intriguing question - what country leads in animal compassion? Sadly, I could only find one which Kim Bartlett of Animal People wrote about some years ago, and that is the tiny Buddhist island country of Bhutan. Is it still? I have no idea, but trying to find a country noted for animal compassion is mission impossible. It's easier to find some which are noted for animal cruelty."

Is Naomi Wolf working for the NSA? | This Can't Be Happening!

Is Naomi Wolf working for the NSA? | This Can't Be Happening!: "I hate to do this, but I feel obligated to share, as the story unfolds, my creeping concern that the writer Naomi Wolf is not whom she purports to be, and that her motive in writing an article on her public Facebook page speculating about whether National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might actually be still working for the NSA, could be to support the government’s effort to destroy him."

OpEdNews - Article: Washington Is Insane

OpEdNews - Article: Washington Is Insane:" In the 21st century the 200-year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don't even influence, much less control, the government. As far as Washington is concerned, the people are nothing but chaff in the wind."

Russia Says It Will Not Allow Syria No-fly Zones

Russia Says It Will Not Allow Syria No-fly Zones

Edward Snowden Q&A: Dick Cheney traitor charge is 'the highest honor' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Edward Snowden Q&A: Dick Cheney traitor charge is 'the highest honor' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Edward Snowden Q and A: "The US Government Destroyed Any Possibility of a Fair Trial at Home" | Alternet

Edward Snowden Q and A: "The US Government Destroyed Any Possibility of a Fair Trial at Home" | Alternet: "The whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history answered questions about the NSA surveillance revelations."

Troubling Implications of Susan Rice's Appointment as National Security Adviser

Troubling Implications of Susan Rice's Appointment as National Security Adviser: "The selection of Susan Rice as President Obama's new national security adviser is highly problematic for those of us who believe that United States foreign policy should be more attuned to international law and human rights and that alleged threats to US national security should be based on empirical evidence rather than unsubstantiated allegations by warmongers."

Gagged by Big Ag | Mother Jones

Gagged by Big Ag | Mother Jones: "The recordings caught one senior worker beating a sow repeatedly on the back with a metal gate rod, a supervisor turning an electric prod on a sow too crippled to stand, another worker shoving a herding cane into a sow's vagina."