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Homeland Insecurity

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Sliding towards an entirely foreseeable and preventable tragedy

Militias move forward on Texas border, leader's background emerges

The militia groups has set up a "command post" in Von Ormy, about 20 miles south of downtown San Antonio, Davis told KRGV on Tuesday. Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara did not immediately return a request for comment.

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The Saudi problem

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Rotating villain watch

Democrat Dianne Feinstein proves an obstacle to Obama’s push for changes at spy agencies

Yeah, because as we all know a Senator has so much more power than a President when it comes to the NSA. Read below the fold...

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What Bezos bought

Jeff Jarvis

Newspapers need to gather "small data" about individual users, such as where they live, work, and what their key interests are, to serve people with greater relevance and value, Jarvis said. "I hope that skill -- building profiles and using them to improve relevance -- is the first that Bezos brings to the Post."

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Just Because They Can . . .

A commenter at DailyKos on my previous post on drawing the line in identifying whistle blowers said, among other things:

What I really find interesting is that Greenwald isn't even allegeding any wrong doing or illegal activity, just that the NSA 'has the capability' well no shit sherlock the government could do lots of things that doesn't mean it does or will.

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Tweet of the Day

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Tweet of the Day

Boston Bombing News from CS Monitor & McClatchy

Jonathan Landay of McClatchy:

The peace of a historic and festive event was shattered Monday when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old, and injuring at least 130 more.

The near-simultaneous blasts shattered windows and sent runners and onlookers fleeing through curtains of thick gray smoke. Police and emergency personnel rushed to aid casualties lying on the blood-stained pavement.

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Now I know how Russians felt

U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

(Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

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Tweet of the Day

Once drones over US skies become plentiful, I expect a rich market for "Not Engaged in Combat" hats, wrist bands, t-shirts, etc.
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Michael Wiik
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What Obama actually said

Some people don't get sarcasm

An interview of Tom Paxton by Pete Seeger

"Buy a gun for your son" Read below the fold...

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DHS seizes a boat

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STOLE MY BOAT TODAY

It is going to be the collective impact of thousands of incidents of this sort that delegitimize Obama. Read below the fold...

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