A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover
up program used to investigate Americans

Reuters, by John Shiffman & Kristina Cooke

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/5/2013 2:58:17 PM

Washington - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The undated documents show that federal

Comments:
And, the "hits" just keep coming. Listen to "Radio 0bama" and see how your Constitutional rights are being ignored by this Tea party rapper.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 8/5/2013 3:17:59 PM     (No. 9459564)

Yo...yo...MEDIA...Are you paying attention?? Or are you all on the Vineyard??? You could be NEXT!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/5/2013 3:31:37 PM     (No. 9459576)

Don´t worry, these programs are meant to protect us.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/5/2013 3:40:33 PM     (No. 9459584)

This is the same story reported earlier today. But isn´t this about the fight against the international drug cartels who want to cut off our heads and teach our babies to smoke dope?

Seriously ~ did anybody expect NSA data to be exempt from use in such efforts?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/5/2013 4:59:09 PM     (No. 9459681)

You can run but you CANNOT HIDE!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 746670




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere
CNN Money, by Jose Pagliery    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 12:33:09 AM     Post Reply
New York - The Internet bug Heartbleed doesn´t just affect websites. It also has shown up in the gadgets we use to connect to the Internet. Tech giants Cisco and Juniper have identified about two dozen networking devices affected by Heartbleed, including servers, routers, switches, phones and video cameras used by small and large businesses everywhere. (Snip) That means for two years now, someone could have been able to tap your phone calls and voicemails at work, all your emails and entire sessions at your computer or iPhone. You also could have been compromised if you logged into work from home remotely.

The NSA denies it knew
of the Heartbleed bug
Washington Post, by Brian Fung    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/11/2014 5:55:14 PM     Post Reply
The NSA is disavowing its knowledge of the Heartbleed security vulnerability after a Bloomberg report suggested that the spy agency had exploited it for at least two years. “NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until it was made public in a private-sector cybersecurity report," NSA spokesperson Vanee Vines told The Post. "Reports that say otherwise are wrong.” The White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence echoed that statement Friday, saying neither the NSA nor any other part of the U.S. government knew about Heartbleed

   

 

  


 
NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed
Bug for Intelligence for Years
Bloomberg News, by Michael Riley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/11/2014 4:00:24 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said. The NSA’s decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts. Heartbleed appears to be one of the biggest glitches in the Internet’s history, a flaw in the basic security of as many as two-thirds of the world’s websites. Its discovery and the creation of a fix

Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America
Hollywood Reporter, by Erik Hayden    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/11/2014 3:52:20 PM     Post Reply
Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program. "The majority of people affected were freelancers and many of the staff either came from the sports group or from The Stream," Dawn Bridges, executive vp corporate communications, tells The Hollywood Reporter. In a note to employees on Friday, the cable news channel´s president, Kate O´Brian, stated that

Official Who Led Secret Talks
With Iran Plans to Retire
New York Times, by Michael R. Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/11/2014 3:37:23 PM     Post Reply
Washington - William J. Burns, a career diplomat who led the Obama administration’s back-channel negotiations with Iran, is planning to step down from his job as the State Department’s second-ranking official in October, administration officials said on Friday. Now the deputy secretary of state, Mr. Burns has been a trusted diplomat in both Republican as well as Democratic administrations. He has twice delayed his retirement, most recently at the request of President Obama. (Snip) “Since I met Bill in Moscow in 2005, I have admired his skill and precision,” Mr. Obama said in a statement, adding that he had “relied on him

Unconfirmed report says Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH370 black box has been found
News Corp [Australia], by Simon Benson & Jennifer Rajca *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 11:57:09 PM     Post Reply
Tony Abbott says rescue teams have homed in on signals they are now certain belong to the black box flight recorder from missing Malaysian flight MH370. The Prime Minister, who is in Shanghai, spoke after an aviation expert claimed the breakthrough discovery had been made. Mr Abbott said they were now engaged in a race against time to find the black box as the signal starts to fade. He will meet personally tonight with Chinese President Xi Jinping to update him on the latest efforts to find the black box, hinting it would soon be located. “We have very much narrowed down the search area...we have now had a series of detections,

Australian PM confident ping
sounds are from Flight 370
Associated Press, by Nick Perry & Kristen Gelineau    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 11:46:52 PM     Post Reply
Perth, Australia - Australia’s prime minister says searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner are confident underwater signals that have been picked up are coming from the jet’s black box. Tony Abbott told reporters while on an official visit to China that Australian authorities are confident they know the location of the black box from the plane that disappeared without a trace on March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. The plane’s black boxes, or flight data and cockpit voice recorders, could help solve the mystery of why Flight 370 veered so far off course.

   

 

B-G1


 
Kate dazzles on her first night out
Down Under in gown by her favourite
designer Jenny Packham - who she´s
picked for All her most important outings
Daily Mail [UK], by Bianca London    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 8:18:58 PM     Post Reply
It´s a label she has turned to on multiple occasions - most notably when she first stepped out following the birth of Prince George - and tonight, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in her favourite British designer, Jenny Packham. Kate, 31, looked resplendent in a bespoke black dress by the brand she helped catapult to international fashion fame. Kate joined Prince William at a lavish State Reception thrown by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, the Queen’s representative in New Zealand, at his official residence, Government House. As appropriate as ever, Kate had her dress hand-stitched with silver beading to represent

Budget Chief Is Choice
as New Health Secretary
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 7:13:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Even when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was in her early 30s, friends speculated that she might return to her native Hinton, W.Va., and run for governor someday. After all, she had been a Rhodes scholar, and her mother — who later became mayor of Hinton, pop. 2,600 — had driven her daughter’s interest in politics. So far that has not happened, but plenty of other things under two presidents have. On Friday, President Obama is to nominate Ms. Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to take over one of the largest and most unwieldy parts of the federal bureaucracy as secretary of health and

A budget that reflects our true values
Washington Times, by Tom DeLay    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 6:57:07 PM     Post Reply
If you really want to appreciate the good work that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the House Republicans did Thursday in passing their budget, consider the Pencil Story. A friend of mine teaches a class that includes a lot of children from families caught up in the government welfare system, a system that encourages dependency and discourages self-reliance. She told me that the students sometimes come to class on test day without even bringing a pencil. Without a pencil, the kids face getting a zero on the test, but that, my teacher-friend said, was the point. Because they know the public schools will push them along

Stephen Colbert: CBS CEO Les Moonves
explains "Late Show" host pick
CBS News, by Ken Lombardi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 6:36:08 PM     Post Reply
When David Letterman announced last week that he was stepping down as the host of CBS´ "Late Show" in 2015, speculation went into overdrive about who would replace him. On Thursday, the rumor mill was put to rest when the network announced that Stephen Colbert had been given the gig. (Snip) Colbert, 49, has played the role of an ultra-right wing talk-show host, a character he´s almost never broken from during his time on Comedy Central. In an interview Thursday with CBS Radio's Dan Raviv, CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said that "Late Show" viewers can expect to see Colbert be himself in his new role.

Introducing Ofek 10,
the just-launched Israeli satellite
likely designed to keep tabs on Iran
Washington Post, by Ruth Eglash    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/10/2014 6:17:07 PM     Post Reply
Jerusalem - Israel’s capacity to keep tabs on Iran was boosted Wednesday night after the successful launch into space of its 10th and most advanced satellite to date. The satellite, which Israelis call Ofek 10 (Ofek meaning dawn in Hebrew), entered into orbit around the Earth in the early hours of Thursday morning and immediately started transmitting signals back, according to information shared by Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries. (Snip) The Ofek 10 will be used for military purposes, Israel´s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has said, including monitoring Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons development

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Cowboys steal their cattle BACK
in tense showdown over Nevada´s last
rancher: Protesters break federal
blockade as militias threaten to
join fight and pregnant woman claims
she was assaulted by agents

49 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
48 replie(s)
Politico, by Tal Kopan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2014 7:33:24 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama. Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York. “The last five years have been defined by significant strides and

Hillary Clinton Cancels Appearance Where
Benghazi Victim´s Mom, Protestors Await

46 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/11/2014 10:02:18 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 - but she´s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families. Protestors organized by "The Difference Matters" do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton´s role in the Benghazi scandal. "She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don´t want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor. (Snip) Clinton´s office says she changed plans because of

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

34 replie(s)
US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Michelle Obama´s Food Program
Is Non-Nutritious Waste Of Money

32 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/10/2014 2:35:20 PM     Post Reply
Big Government: As students flood Twitter with images of inedible slop, it´s clear that Michelle Obama´s government school lunch revamp is a costly failure. It´s time to get the feds out of kids´ lunch boxes. The $12 billion federal student lunch program, which serves 30.7 million kids, is losing participants fast — more than a million just last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. The reason: the first lady´s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act, an act that has accomplished exactly the opposite of what it claimed it would — leaving hungry, angry, disgusted kids and dumpsters full of wasted

   

 



 
Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

32 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 4:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

29 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

28 replie(s)
Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
26 replie(s)
Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

26 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
26 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/11/2014 6:33:53 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
26 replie(s)
Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

   

Post Reply   Close thread 746670





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS