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Biggest JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theorist Was RFK

David Talbot in “JFK Assassination: CIA and New York Times are Still Lying To Us” sums up our (but not OUR) media’s recent sentimental and titillating but shallow and manipulative coverage of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas 50 years ago. Read below the fold...

Real Global Terror Alert or NSA-Justifying Scare Tactic?

So as of last Sunday the US State Dept. closed down 19 foreign embassies and facilities in North Africa and the Middle East due to an ongoing “terror alert” begun last Friday based on what Thomas Gaist in "US officials cite deadly drone strike in Yemen to defend NSA spying operations" reports US officials call a "need to exercise caution.” Gaist declares this a “euphemistic way of saying the government does not have credible, specific evidence to offer to the public.” Read below the fold...

Naughty US Drug Enforcement's NSA Use: PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION

I just read an article called “US Drug Enforcement Agency conceals use of information from NSA mass surveillance programs” by Niles Williamson.

It made me SCREAMING MAD!!!!

Yes, there are lots of things on the assembly line of "FRESH HELLS ‘R’ US" AMERICA, but wait until you get a load of this one! Read below the fold...

Being Julian Assange

Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”

According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”

Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...

Tsarnaev Brothers -- This Decade’s Lee Harvey Oswalds?

The two Boston bombings of April 15th killed 3 people and wounded over 170. The two suspects are 19-year od Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s and his deceased older brother Tamerlan, who died after a shootout with the police.

Bill Van Auken of wsws: Read below the fold...

Obama/Congress Traitors to Privacy, Assembly, Due Process

According to Naomi Wolf, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a request for documentation records about government surveillance of the Occupy Movement. Read below the fold...

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$1 billion face recognition system across America

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FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

A billion dollars. A billion dollars for this sucker. Divided 50 times that would mean $20,000,000 for each state were it sent out as revenue sharing. Not a lot, but at least take some pressure off the states. As it is, who needs this? Read below the fold...

Bill Quigley on the Obama Civil Liberties “F” Report Card

Bill Quigley has taken a hard and well-researched look at Obama’s continuation and escalation of what Quigley terms the “draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration” (involving freedoms of speech, of assembly of association, to privacy, to a fair trial, of religion, etc.).

Quigley's article is a strong rejoinder to so much of the myopic, Obamacrat hype about Obama being the lesser of two evils. He only appears to be the lesser of two evils in the hypocritical talk Obama talks and guaranteed will be talking much more of in his ever-intensifying “Lucy and the football” campaign mode. Read below the fold...

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News Corp implosion

UPDATE: Gosh, why won't CNN cover this story?

US politicians seek answers as FBI opens hacking investigation

WASHINGTON: The FBI has opened an investigation into claims that News International's now-closed London Sunday tabloid News of the World hacked phones of September 11 victims and their families.

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FBI spied on little kids for days at a time

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The digital rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced Thursday it had discovered violations stemming from the FBI's use of expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Documents obtained by the group as the result of pending Freedom of Information Act litigation suggest that abuses of surveillance powers granted by the PATRIOT Act had been flagged by the FBI.

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FBI Pushes for Surveillance Backdoors in Web 2.0 Tools

Wired

The FBI pushed Thursday for more built-in backdoors for online communication, but beat a hasty retreat from its earlier proposal to require providers of encrypted communications services to include a backdoor for law enforcement wiretaps.

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Robert Mueller owes us an explanation for this

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Shock jock Hal Turner takes witness stand

BROOKLYN – Shock jock Hal Turner of North Bergen took the witness stand in his federal trial Wednesday and accused the FBI of urging him to make violent statements as a way of infiltrating extremist right-wing groups. ...

... In an investigative report last November, based on FBI documents, The Record outlined Turner’s secret FBI role in infiltrating the same groups who were drawn to his radio show and blog. Besides neo-Nazis, Turner said he made contact with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation.

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Nope, keep the change, civil liberties edition

Twitter Tapping

The government is increasingly monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites for tax delinquents, copyright infringers and political protesters. A public interest group has filed a lawsuit to learn more about this monitoring, in the hope of starting a national discussion and modifying privacy laws as necessary for the online era. ...

... In October, the F.B.I. searched the New York home of a man suspected of helping coordinate protests at the Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh by sending out messages over Twitter.

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