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Whitehouse Refuses to Reveal NSA Email Intercept Numbers

Since last year, a few members of Congress—led by Senator Ron Wyden—have been trying to get the Obama administration to answer a simple question: how many Americans’ phone calls or emails have been and are being collected and read without a warrant under the authority of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA)? Unfortunately, no

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Florida Won’t Comply with Obamacare

Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Protesting Blocked in Alaskan Oil Drilling Area

The United States Coast Guard will establish and enforce “a 500-meter safety zone” around the Shell Oil Company’s drilling vessel Noble Discoverer as it drills exploratory offshore wells in the sensitive Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska beginning this July.

US Coast Guard ice-breaker in the Beaufort Sea.

The USCG has

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China Blocks Bloomburg Site Over Leadership Financial Report

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BEIJING — China blocked access to Bloomberg’s website on the mainland after the business and financial news agency published a report Friday detailing the multimillion-dollar assets of relatives of the man set to become the country’s next president.

The report says that the extended family of Vice President Xi Jinping holds interests that

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Drug Dogs in Nevada are Bogus

A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.

The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada’s highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally

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Would you Relinquish all Privacy for Utopia?

by Charlie Jane Anders …

It’s easy to invent a dystopian future — just take the worst aspects of the world around you, and ugly them up. But what about dreaming of a better world, or even a perfect society? Some of the noblest science fiction writers and futurists have imagined a future utopia,

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Reasons to Fear the Next Half of 2012

What is the second half of 2012 going to bring? Are things going to get even worse than they are right now? Unfortunately, that appears more likely with each passing day. I will admit that I am extremely concerned about the second half of 2012. Historically, a financial crisis is much more likely to begin

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TSA Makes “No Frisk” Exception for Beyonce

Should the TSA make a no frisk exception for Beyonce or any other person of notoriety? Of course they should, why not raise the walls between the haves and have-nots as high as possible, why not increase the disdain that the people already have for the TSA and their conduct, sure that’s a great idea.

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Iran: Judaism Responsible for International Drug Trade

Tehran: The teachings of the Jewish book of law, the Talmud, are a driving force behind the international drugs trade, Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said in comments reported on Wednesday.

Rahimi’s remarks, at an international anti-drug conference in Tehran attended by many foreign diplomats on Tuesday, were a rare diatribe by an

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UFO Said to Have Cut Exploration Teams Power

A strangely-shaped object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea has been interfering with the electrical devices of the Swedish diving team that is trying to film it. But critics are growing more skeptical about the long-running mystery.

­The Swedish Ocean X treasure-hunting team first discovered a mystery object reminiscent of the Star Wars spaceship

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Why the U.S. Military Lies about Domestic Drone Operations

An April 2012 list of potential basing locations for DoD drone activities inside the U.S. includes Portland, Oregon as a proposed site controlled by U.S. Special Operations Command. A spokesman for USSOCOM told the Willamette Week last week that it “does not have nor will it have” a drone base in

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OBAMA CARE: Buy Health Insurance or Else

In a victory for President Obama, and a travesty for the Middle Class, the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care mandate empowers the IRS to begin to audit Americans’ health care by 2014. Obamacare represents the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years, with more than 40 provisions that

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Jimmy Carter Roasts Obama in NYT Article

A column published Monday in the New York Times by Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, constitutes an extraordinary indictment of the Obama administration for engaging in assassinations and other criminal violations of international law and the US Constitution.

X-President Jimmy Gives a candid view of the Obama administration in the

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Advances for Eliminating Flouride

A year ago, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) joined the Health Liberty Coalition, formed by Mercola.com, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and Consumers for Dental Choice.

The purpose of forming the nonprofit partnership was to advocate and actively campaign for the freedom of

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Britain Allegedly Attacks Syrian Presidential Palace

Reports from Israel’s Debkafile website say that a British offensive may be taking place in Syria targeting the presidential palace and the compound of the presidential guard.

Unconfirmed first reports from British, French and Turkish sources say British special operations forces crossed from Turkey into northern Syria Tuesday, May 26, and advanced

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UK to Challenge Israel Over Child Prisoner Treatment

The Foreign Office revealed last night that it would be challenging the Israelis over their treatment of Palestinian children after a report by a delegation of senior British lawyers revealed unconscionable practices, such as hooding and the use of leg irons.

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In the first investigation of its kind, a team

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Seismologists: Don’t Re-start Fukushima

Two prominent seismologists said on Tuesday that Japan is ignoring the safety lessons of last year’s Fukushima crisis and warned against restarting two reactors next month.

Japan has approved the restart of the two reactors at the Kansai Electric Power Ohi nuclear plant, northwest of Tokyo, despite mass public opposition.

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Study: H1N1 Killed Far More Than Reported

(HealthDay News) — The pandemic H1N1 flu in 2009 may have killed more than 500,000 people around the world, 15 times more than reported, a new study suggests.

During the pandemic, 18,500 laboratory-confirmed deaths were reported to the World Health Organization from April 2009 through August 2010, but as many as 575,400 may have actually

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Brit Faces Death Penalty For Dealing Marijuana in UAE

A British man is facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

A local news report claimed the unnamed Briton is a 21-year-old.

He was sentenced in Abu Dhabi alongside a 19-year-old Syrian man for selling an undercover police officer 20g of cannabis worth 1,500 UAE Dirhams (£262).

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Insider Trading Thrives in Congress

Congressmen are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in stock in companies over which they have oversight. And it’s perfectly legal.

WaPo (“Members of Congress trade in companies while making laws that affect those same firms“):

One-hundred-thirty members of

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