Infowars – by Steve Watson

The NSA head General Keith Alexander faced a hostile crowd Wednesday while attempting to defend mass surveillance programs at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

Around 30 minutes into his speech, Alexander claimed that the NSA had “stopped thirteen terrorist related activities in the United States,” flashing up a slide that stated the NSA had prevented fifty-four worldwide terrorist events. “Our nation takes stopping terrorism as one of the most important things.” Alexander stated, prompting a man in the crowd to shout “Freedom!”   Continue reading “Security Consultant Heckles NSA Head: Shouts “Freedom!”; “Read The Constitution!””

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (photo: file)Reader Supported News – by Carl Gibson

“The right of the people, peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition their government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

– Wisconsin State Constitution, Article 1, Section 4

emember that part in the Bill of Rights where Free Speech and Free Assembly are guaranteed provided the citizen requesting those freedoms does so upon the approval of his or her permit request? I don’t remember that last part, either. Because if you have to ask your government for permission to protest it, then you never had the right to protest your government in the first place.   Continue reading “Scott Walker’s Crackdown on Free Speech Backfires”

The Kansas City Star – New York Times

Mistakes like a bounced check or a small overdraft have effectively blacklisted more than a million low-income Americans from the mainstream financial system for as long as seven years as a result of little-known private databases that are used by the nation’s major banks.

The problem is contributing to the growth of the roughly 10 million households in the United States that lack a banking account, a basic requirement of modern economic life.   Continue reading “Banks use databases to turn many customers away”

AFP Photo / Pedro ArmestreRT News

Thanks to new DNA evidence a Kansas City man was released from prison three decades after a wrongful rape conviction, though the 70-year-old clerk instrumental in his release was fired for insubordination.

Sharon Snyder, who was fired about nine months prior to her retirement after 34 years as a court employee, was let go by a Jackson County Circuit judge in Missouri for offering legal advice to 49-year-old Robert Nelson, convicted in 1984 to 50 years incarceration for a Kansas City rape the year prior.    Continue reading “Clerk who helped inmate exonerate himself with DNA evidence fired”

chemoNatural News – by Mike Adams

If you or someone you love is facing the possibility of cancer or chemotherapy, make sure they read this story. Breakthrough new science conducted at the University of Michigan and about to be published in the journal Nature reveals that intestinal health is the key to surviving chemotherapy.

The study itself is very difficult for laypeople to parse, however, so I’m going to translate into everyday language while also offering additional interpretations of the research that the original study author is likely unable to state due to the nutritional censorship of medical journals and universities, both of which have an anti-nutrition bias.   Continue reading “Cancer breakthrough: Probiotics may save patients from deadly chemotherapy; antibiotics may cause chemo to be fatal”

World Events and the Bible

WEB Notes: Thousands of U.S. soldiers have been killed in combat fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda yet those same enemies are receiving your tax dollars. With all of the recent news it should be obvious to you all of this is staged and a part of a much larger plan.

(Bloomberg) – Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.   Continue reading “Al-Qaeda, Taliban Receive U.S. Government Contracts Despite Being Sworn Enemy”

Lynwood YatesAP – The Big Story – by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) — Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.

In the tiny farming community of Morven, Ga., the police chief has grabbed three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The town’s deepest body of water: an ankle-deep creek.   Continue reading “Little Restraint in Military Giveaways”

Tech Dirt – by Glyn Moody

Two massive trade agreements currently being negotiated — TPP and TAFTA/TTIP — could potentially affect most people on this planet, either directly or indirectly through the knock-on effects. Like all such agreements, they have been justified on the grounds that everyone wins: trade is boosted, prices drop, profits rise and jobs are created. That’s why it’s been hard to argue against TPP or TAFTA — after all, who doesn’t want all those things?   Continue reading “Trade Agreements With Mexico And South Korea Turned Out To Be Disasters For US: So Why Pursue TPP And TAFTA/TTIP?”

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Raheb HomavandiReuters – by Timothy Gardner

The House of Representatives easily passed a bill on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Iran, showing a strong message to Tehran over its disputed nuclear program days before President-elect Hassan Rouhani is sworn in.

The vote also highlighted a growing divide between Congress and the Obama administration on Iran policy ahead of international talks on the nuclear program in coming months. Iran insists the nuclear program is purely for civilian purposes.   Continue reading “U.S. House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports” Watchblog

WASHINGTON — American intelligence analysts have concluded that a recent Israeli airstrike on a warehouse in Syria did not succeed in destroying all of the Russian-made antiship cruise missiles that were its target, American officials said on Wednesday, and that further Israeli strikes are likely. 

Israel carried out an attack on July 5 near Latakia to destroy the missiles, which Russia had sold to Syria. While the warehouse was destroyed, American intelligence analysts have now concluded that at least some of the Yakhont missiles had been removed from their launchers and moved from the warehouse before the attack.   Continue reading “Syrian Missiles Were Moved Before Israeli Strike, Officials Say-More Strikes Coming”

National Defense Magazine- by Sarah Sicard

A recent survey showed that most Americans oppose the use of robotic weaponry without humans in the decision loop.

Fifty-five percent of the respondents in a survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst said they were either “strongly opposed” or “somewhat opposed” to nations employing fully autonomous weapons, said a report released June 19.   Continue reading “Poll: Americans Opposed to Autonomous ‘Killer Robots’”

The Oakland Press

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP (AP) — The FBI says it arrested a man who appeared at a Flint-area movie theater wearing body armor, possessing a gun and carrying 34 rounds of ammunition.

Cassidy Delavergne was charged Wednesday with possessing a phony card that identified him as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.   Continue reading “FBI: Man at Grand Blanc Township theater had armor, gun, fake CIA ID”

President Barack ObamaCincinnati News – by Jim Hannah

COVINGTON — A 53-year-old Eastern Kentucky man has received a four-year prison term after trying to run though a presidential security barricade in a car loaded with guns during Barack Obama’s visit to the region last September.

Kerry T. Prater was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge David Bunning. Prater, who has a history of mental illness, had pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a person committed to a mental institution. Prater was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital in 2001 and 2005 based on danger he posed to himself and others.   Continue reading “Man arrested with guns during Obama visit gets prison”

KS3Tech Crunch – by John Biggs

Further leaks have revealed an NSA project called XKeyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet – from chat sessions to email to browsing habits.

The system requires an email because many behaviors online are completely anonymous and it is only via some sort of identifier — a username and domain — that the system can scour the database of collected Internet traffic and metadata.   Continue reading “NSA Project XKeyscore Collects Nearly Everything You Do On The Internet”