Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

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Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens | 26 May 2017 | U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue. The criticism is in a lengthy secret ruling that lays bare some of the frictions between the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S.

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‘I beat both of them’: Hillary Clinton defiantly claims she DEFEATED Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

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‘I beat both of them’: Hillary Clinton defiantly claims she DEFEATED Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Daily MailMay 28, 2017 Hillary Clinton has claimed she defeated Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election. Clinton, who received almost three million more votes than her reality television host opponent, was denied the presidency because she lost the electoral college count 304 to 227. But the 69-year-old made the claim in a New York Magazine piece in which […]

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Calls To Ban Bitcoin Grow Louder After Ransomware Attack

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Calls To Ban Bitcoin Grow Louder After Ransomware Attack

By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani covers the predictable fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack. First they blame North Korea and bitcoin. Then…

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Whistleblower reveals Obama deliberately allowed violent MS-13 gang members to ‘immigrate’ to the US in order to increase violence

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Whistleblower reveals Obama deliberately allowed violent MS-13 gang members to ‘immigrate’ to the US in order to increase violence

Barack Obama is back in the spotlight – but not in a good way – following the release of concealed documents showing that his administration knowingly allowed violent gang members disguised as “refugees” to enter the United States.
Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, says a whistleblower recently came forward with information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showing that Obama allowed at least 16 members of the infamous MS-13 gang to enter the U.S. back in 2014 as part of his “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) program. These phony “refugees” were then shipped to various juvenile homes throughout the U.S., even as government officials knew full well that they were a threat to Americans.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Sen. Johnson stated, as quoted by The Washington Times.
As you may recall from our earlier reporting, Obama’s UAC program was controversial to begin with because the children he was bringing in on the taxpayer dime were illegal aliens. It was also unclear at the time who these children were, as well as what infectious diseases they (more…)

Your bug out bag isn’t complete until you have one of these weapons

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Your bug out bag isn’t complete until you have one of these weapons

People new to prepping and those who have been involved in it for some time are always being subjected to suggestions about the composition of “bug out bags.” No bag is complete without this. If you don’t have that in your bag, you’re not going to make it.
And so on.
Look, everyone who has spent more than an hour as a serious prepper has an idea about what the perfect bug out bag should consist of. And we’ve all read those reports.
Frankly, some suggestions are very good and even to this day, I can say with honesty that once in a while I’ll read a new account of what the perfect bug out bug should have and I’ll get some good ideas — then act on them by including them in my own bag.
But many times I read articles by phony “experts” that irritate me, for they are clearly nothing more than uninformed clickbait. You’ve read them too, no doubt.
Having said all of that, yeah, this is another one of those “great bug out bag addition” articles, but to be truthful, this is something I had not personally thought of adding to my bag because I just didn’t think I needed to: A compact, lightweight firearm.
I know what you’re thinking, if you’re like me. “What’s the point? I am already carrying an assortment of weapons (more…)

DHS chief says if we knew all he does about terrorist threats, we’d “never leave the house” – don’t stop prepping

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DHS chief says if we knew all he does about terrorist threats, we’d “never leave the house” – don’t stop prepping

The head of the Department of Homeland Security dropped a bombshell during an appearance on a cable news program Friday morning that ought to cause every prepper to double-down on their efforts to get ready and those who are sitting on the fence considering the prepping life to finally pull the trigger and get busy.
John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, made a comment indicating that the terror threat in the United States is far worse than many realize, and that if most people knew all the facts, they would “never leave” their homes, The Hill reported.
“I was telling [Fox News host] Steve [Doocy] on the way in here, if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning,” Kelly told “Fox & Friends.”
He added that there have been four major terrorist attacks just in the past week — in England; Egypt; the Philippines; and Indonesia — “by generally the same groups.”
“It’s everywhere. It’s constant. It’s nonstop. The good news for us in America is we have amazing people protecting us every day. But it can happen here almost anytime,” he added.
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SOTT FOCUS: Behind the Headlines: Terrorism as Population Control

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SOTT FOCUS: Behind the Headlines: Terrorism as Population Control

The recent terror attack in Manchester has once again brought into focus the problem of alleged ‘radical Islam’ in Europe. The mainstream media is content to parrot the official government line that these attacks are carried out by young men radicalized by ‘Jihadi groups’ bent on the destruction of Western society and values and the institution of sharia law. But that contention is obviously over-simplistic and fails to inform the public about the close ties that British and other Western governments, politicians and intelligence officials have had with the very same xtremist Muslim groups that claim responsibility for the attacks.

Long-term Polish-American geopolitical grand master, Zbigniew Brzezinski died yesterday. A quote attributed to him reads:

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… America’s global primary is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained…”

In this single statement, lies the explanation for everything from Trump’s rise to power and the Russiophobia that has gripped the West over the past few years to the rise of China, terror attacks and wars in the Middle East and beyond.

Tune in this week as we analyze the current state of the world, how we got here and where we are likely going.

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Philippines army winning battle to liberate Marawi from Islamic State

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Philippines army winning battle to liberate Marawi from Islamic State

Philippines winning battle to liberate Marawi from ISIS, but long war against Jihadi terror group beckons.

Latest reports from the embattled town of Marawi in the Philippines  –  stormed by ISIS fighters on Tuesday, and now the site of heavy fighting between ISIS and the Philippines army  –  suggest that the Philippines army is gaining the upper hand over ISIS and may be close to recapturing the town.

It seems that Filipino troops backed by air strikes by the Philippines air force have been steadily advancing through Marawi’s western suburbs.  However ISIS still controls the city centre and harbour.

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Egypt’s intervention in Libya is in accordance with international law

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Egypt’s intervention in Libya is in accordance with international law

Egypt’s Foreign Minister has conceded that Libya is a failed state.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has spoken about how Egypt must now take control of its border with Libya as well as events inside Libya itself, as the country is a failed state that has no reliable government.

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What screen time does to a child’s brain & sensory processing ability

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What screen time does to a child’s brain & sensory processing ability

It’s a scene we’re sure you’ve witnessed again and again:

A family is sitting in a restaurant having dinner. The four year old is clearly fed up with sitting, and starts to complain, jump on her seat or run around. But a few moments later, she’s quietly in her seat again, enabling her parents and older siblings to enjoy a peaceful meal and conversation for the next 30 minutes.

 What happened?

Her father handed her his iPhone.

It’s a scene we see repeated in doctors’ waiting rooms, supermarkets, public transportation… and while we entirely understand it, it also saddens us.

So many caring, well-meaning parents are unaware of the developmental damage caused to their children by exposure to screen time and screen media.

Screens.

Televisions. Computer monitors. Tablets. Smartphones. Dumb phones. Children’s toy computers. Kindles. The Apple watch.

If it gives off electromagnetic radiation in the visual spectrum, it’s a screen.

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