R3publicans/Snowden Validated: European Court Says the Mass Surveillance He Exposed Violates Privacy Rights: Reason.com

Since his whistle-blowing, the United Kingdom has granted itself even more power to snoop on citizens.

Scott Shackford|Sep. 13, 2018

When Edward Snowden revealed that the government was secretly collecting and storing mass amounts of our private communications data, he wasn’t just talking about the United States government. He also exposed the United Kingdom’s intelligence agency (Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ) as doing the same overseas.

Today the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the U.K.’s mass collection of everybody’s internet communications data violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient safeguards. The Guardianexplains that after Snowden exposed the British government’s role in citizen surveillance, tapping into communication networks to suck on that massive firehose of data, 14 human rights and privacy groups filed suit against the U.K.

Source: Snowden Validated: European Court Says the Mass Surveillance He Exposed Violates Privacy Rights – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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Chuck Schumer’s Evil Schemes

Chuck Schumer’s evil schemes to hold up the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination are beginning to remind me of Havey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles. It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret accuser of Brett Kavanaugh. And the accuser claims the judge tried to get in her

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R3publicans:  Why the Public Must Revolt Over Eminent Domain

Only democratic pressure can fight government abuse, as a recent case in Idaho demonstrates.

By PHIL HAUNSCHILDSeptember 14, 2018

Most of the time, Boise State University’s claim to fame is its blue turf football field.

But now BSU is garnering attention for something very different: its attempt to seize private land through eminent domain. The reason? It wants to build a baseball stadium for a team that does not yet exist. This has sparked outrage from the public, which sees it as not only exacerbating the community’s housing affordability crisis, but showing just how unimportant private property is in Boise.

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-the-public-must-revolt-over-eminent-domain/

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R3publicans:  More Lies About the White Helmets

Is resettling a terrorist front group in the West a good idea?
Philip Giraldi

When is a terrorist group not a terrorist group? Apparently the answer is that it ceases to be terrorist when it terrorizes someone who is an enemy of the United States. The most prominent recent example is the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), a murderous Iranian Marxist cult which assassinated five Americans in the 1970s as part of its campaign against the Shah’s government. It was removed from the State Department terrorist list in 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after it had promised not to kill any more Americans but really because it had bought the support of prominent politicians to include Elaine Chao, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and John Bolton. It also had the behind the scenes endorsement of both the Israeli Mossad and CIA, both of whom have been using it in their operations to kill Iranians and damage the country’s infrastructure. Someone high up in the federal government, perhaps Hillary or even President Obama himself, must have decided that terrorists who kill only Iranians deserve a get out of jail free card from the State Department.

read more at http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/more-lies-about-the-white-helmets/

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Kavanaugh’s Answers

Self proclaimed liberal feminist lawyer Lisa Blatt introduced her friend Brett Kavanaugh yesterday. And Senate Judiciary members finally got around to asking him questions. And Judge Kavanaugh’s answers seemed reasonable enough. He insisted he judges cases only on the merits, the Constitution and precedent. But that’s just the thing that drives most Democrats crazy says Seth

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R3publicans:  What If Everything We’ve Been Told About Recent History Is a Lie?

“Behind the War on Terror is a strategic plan crafted decades in advance to redraw the map of the Middle East. 9/11 was a false-flag operation blamed on Muslims …”

Chuck Baldwin

He is a relentless foe of neoconservatism and frequently criticizes the neocon hostility towards Russia. His views are representative of an influential and substantial part of Trump’s popular support.

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/history/what-if-everything-weve-been-told-about-recent-history-lie/ri24235

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R3publicans:  MSM Finally Concedes Defeat On Yemen, Ceases Blackout Of Coverage

Last month, an article by Fair.org went viral in republications by popular alternative media outlets ranging from Salon to Zero Hedge to Alternet to Truthdig, among many others. The article was initially titled “ACTION ALERT: It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen”, but many subsequent republications went with variations on the more attention-grabbing headline, “MSNBC has done 455 Stormy Daniels segments in the last year — but none on U.S. war in Yemen”.

The centerpiece of the article was the following graphic, which I saw shared on its own many times in my social media feeds:

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That’s about as in your face as it gets, isn’t it?

read more at https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/msm-finally-concedes-defeat-on-yemen-ceases-blackout-of-coverage-1b774266dbfe

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