The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven't Heard of

Read more on this subject: Surveillance
News Story Source:, By James Bamford
On a heavily protected military base some 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., sits the massive headquarters of a spy agency few know exists. Even Barack Obama, five months into his presidency, seemed not to have recognized its name. While shaking hands at a Five Guys hamburger restaurant in Washington in May 2009, he asked a customer seated at a table about his job. "What do you [do]?" the president inquired. "I work at NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency," the man answered. Obama appeared dumbfounded. "So, explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial…" he said, unable to finish the name. Eight years after that videotape aired, the NGA remains by far the most shadowy member of the Big Five spy agencies, which include the CIA and the National Security Agency.

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting “Victims” File Suit Against Mateen’s Boss and Wife-A Psyop

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Get used to it. We have the rest of our lives to make time to look into all the Obama psyop shooting events of the past 8 years (2008-2016). For anyone who still hasn't figured out the true nature of these events and those who choose to live in denial about these events you have the rest of your life to resist the overwhelming evidence surrounding many of these events that all point to the contrary of what you have been led to believe. Think of this as having annoying little building 7 sized evidence items circling all around you, smacking your cognitive dissonance in the face every moment of your life.

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Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal

Read more on this subject: Courtroom and Trials
News Story Source: by David Kravitz
On Monday, a US federal appeals court sided against a former Philadelphia police officer who has been in jail 17 months because he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination. He had refused to comply with a court order commanding him to unlock two hard drives the authorities say contain child porn.

The 3-0 decision (PDF) by the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals means that the suspect, Francis Rawls, likely will remain jailed indefinitely or until the order (PDF) finding him in contempt of court is lifted or overturned. However, he still can comply with the order and unlock two FileVault encrypted drives connected to his Apple Mac Pro. Using a warrant, authorities seized those drives from his residence in 2015. While Rawls could get out from under the contempt order by unlocking those drives, doing so might expose him to other legal troubles.

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Should You Have Any 4th Amendment Rights In An Airport?

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For many years, we've written about the craziness of the so-called "border search exception" to the 4th Amendment, in which the US government has insisted that the 4th Amendment doesn't apply at the border, and thus it's allowed to search people at the border. The initial reasoning was — more or less — that at the border, you're not yet in the country, and thus the 4th Amendment doesn't apply yet. But that's expanded over time — especially in the digital age. Perhaps, back when people just had clothes/books/whatever in their luggage, you could understand the rationale for allowing a search, but today, when people carry laptops and handheld electronic devices that basically store their whole lives, the situation is a lot scarier. Unfortunately, (with just a few small exceptions) the courts have simply taken the historical ability to search luggage at the border and expanded it to cover electronic devices. Then, things got even more ridiculous, when H
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The Passing of David Rockefeller

Read more on this subject: General Opinion
News Story Source: By Gary North
He always thought he was doing the right thing. Maybe once in a while, he did something really good. I just can't think of anything.

Rockefeller was a big promoter of modern art. So was his brother Nelson. The brothers promoted an artistic rebellion against the common man's taste. The more that a typical citizen would regard a piece of art as ugly or silly or meaningless, the more money a Rockefeller would pay for it. Americans love Norman Rockwell's paintings. The Rockefellers did not. I can think of no one who better qualified as the emperor with no clothes in the field of painting and art. Doubt me? Click here. His mother was a co-founder of the Museum of Modern Art. When it comes to modern art, I am in agreement with E. Michael Jones' thesis and book title for his book on Picasso: Degenerate Moderns.

He created the Trilateral Commission, which promotes globalism without meaningful national borders. Fortunately, the whole globalist vision is coming undone. He l
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'Right To The City' Is Close To Gaining 'Human Right' Status

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News Story Source:, By: David Hatch
A global database has been relaunched to track how local authorities are implementing the "right to the city", a concept that gained international recognition during the run-up to last year's Habitat III conference on sustainable cities.

The Inclusive Cities Observatory, a project spearheaded by the global United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) network, has been revived to highlight lessons and strategies that can shape municipal governance.

The right to the city is the notion that urban environments should be inclusive and free of discrimination, and that public services and investments should benefit all residents. While the right to the city is not a human right per se, advocates portray it as a synthesis of human rights.

The ambitious concept is enshrined in the New Urban Agenda strategy adopted by national governments in October. Read about other implementation strategies here.

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Culture Change: 1 In 4 Believe Robots Would Make Better Politicians

Read more on this subject: Robots and Artificial Intelligence
News Story Source:, By: Hannah Williams
The impending robot revolution has certainly got people talking – from the workplace to the car and home, robots and AI has really grabbed the attention of the public.

However, setting aside Terminator-esque visions of the future, what do consumers really think of the impending AI revolution? Enterprise information management firm, OpenText, went and surveyed 2,000 UK consumers to find answers to that very question.

Initial findings from the survey mirrored many other reports and surveys, with consumers expecting AI to impact the human workforce and their daily lives in general.

The study found that 42 percent of UK consumers believe their job is likely to be replaced by a robot in the next 30 years, while 25 percent think that this could happen within the next 10 years.

However, the surprising, or not-so-surprising (depending on your opinion of politicians) findings from the report reveal that consumers would entrust the running of the country to robots. 66 percent o
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Kirkin' Overtime:

Read more on this subject: Hollywood-Entertainment Industry
News Story Source: Wired by Charlie Jane Anders
The death of Captain James T. Kirk remains one of the saddest travesties in the history of the Star Trek franchise.

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New Docs Expose Bush Sr. Illegally Destroying Evidence Of US Crimes While Head Of CIA

Read more on this subject: Bush Administration
News Story Source:, By Claire Bernish
That director — George H.W. Bush, who served in the role from January 1976 until January 1977 — went on to become the 41st President of the United States.

As MuckRock reports,

In 1976, Congresswoman Bella Abzug wrote to CIA Director George H.W. Bush about the existing moratorium on the destruction of CIA files. As the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Rights, which had jurisdiction over government information policy including FOIA and the Privacy Act, she wanted the moratorium extended — specifically, she wanted to ensure that Congress had time to enact legislation in response to the Church, Pike, and Rockefeller hearings and the resulting reports.

Preservation of records — the subject of acrimonious debate during the presidential election, thanks to Hillary Clinton's use of a private server and disappearing documents — is pivotal to government transparency and accountability. And for preventing alteration
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