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How to Keep the NSA at Bay:
The Tricks From Privacy Experts

Daily Beast, by Winston Ross

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 6/8/2013 4:56:55 AM

It’s a fairly safe bet that most people are in one of four camps about all this National Security Agency-spying-on-Americans business: uninformed, apathetic, p****d off, or paranoid. For the uninformed, it’s probably a good time to get up to speed. Before you know it, Barack Obama will personally be hiding in your closet. For the apathetic, Dude, WAKE UP: You think because you live in the suburbs and you work at an insurance company that Big Brother will never come for you? What about that affair with your office secretary last year? What if her brother gets caught up

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 6/8/2013 7:12:33 AM     (No. 9366106)

Actually the way to keep the NSA at bay is to abolish the NSA, stop electing big government plutocrats, stop sending US soldiers overseas on pointless violent adventures and, most of all, next time you travel refuse to take off your shoes.

We get the government we deserve.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/8/2013 7:49:38 AM     (No. 9366157)

An IRS audit because of affiliation with a conservative organization is pretty damning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner, 6/8/2013 7:56:36 AM     (No. 9366163)

We have to be formal when we post, so I would expect a serious article not to use the term "f***ed" as a descriptor.
I usually skip the Daily Beast anyway, but now it is a policy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LZK, 6/8/2013 8:14:00 AM     (No. 9366190)

I came through WWII and I could give you all a few tips on how to stay under the radar...

BUT -- you can solve this yourself....

My favorite line in the movie "Enemy of the State" is "stay off the phone" (that means facebook and twitter). The character lives in what he calls "the jar". It doesn´t have any wires running in or out of the building.

Now I know that´s impossible these days -- but -- each time you pick up the phone -- think about what you´re doing. Keep money in the safety box. Store food and water in your pantry. AND most important -- lock and load.

LZK

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/8/2013 8:18:44 AM     (No. 9366199)

Concluding paragraph:
´´What you can do is try to make it more expensive for somebody such as the NSA to monitor you successfully,´´ [Smari] McCarthy told The Daily Beast. ´´If you keep raising the price, they’re either going to have to commit to targeting you as an individual or accept that they’re just not going to get your stuff.´´

Oh sure. Just make it more expensive FOR THEM to get at you.

But where do ´´they´´ get their money?

Some good resources - I guess - but I´m not going to run and hide. I live by a couple of rulebooks, and the first item on the list in one of them says this:

´´Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably
to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
´´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/8/2013 8:22:49 AM     (No. 9366206)

Another item on that list of rules to live by says this:

´´The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable
searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable
cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.´´

But things are changing so fast (being ´fundamentally transformed´, you see) that that oath or affirmation may be to a deity that isn´t True. ´´Allah´´ may translate to ´´god´´, but it isn´t God.

THAT´s what worries me most.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stryker714, 6/8/2013 8:32:34 AM     (No. 9366219)

Oh sure #2 and that new data collection center in Utah is to just film a new iteration of "The Office". Ask Tea Party members if the government doesn´t care about their minutia. Plus NSA is just an acronym and doesn´t really exist. ha ha.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 6/8/2013 8:45:49 AM     (No. 9366236)

Another item would be not to reply/post to sites like this............

But Big Sis already has my number. so what the ..........
I will start using the daily codebook ----- _the blue swan flies at noon.... let´ em figger THAT out .......

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/8/2013 8:46:03 AM     (No. 9366237)

#2. The people in parking lots do not have the power to deny me healthcare.
All it takes is a bureaucrat declaring that conservatism, or being a Republican or Libertarian or an Independent is a "mental illness" or whatever other excuse they want.
People in parking lots cannot release the full power of government on me to harrass me and take my earnings and savings without a Court Order. The IRS can and will give me grief if I am not a democrat.
They have already proved that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chiller, 6/8/2013 8:51:15 AM     (No. 9366245)

Oh, so you´ve never done anything wrong so you don´t need to worry ?

Who says ? Definition of wrong can change on a whim as we´ve just seen with tea party and conservative targeting.

Tomorrow "wrong" might be listening to talk radio or buying gold or visiting Lucianne

Get the point ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: catfur27, 6/8/2013 8:52:55 AM     (No. 9366246)

...it´s sickening to think we´re at this point...where an article like this is our reality??...be sure to thank a demsheep who voted for The Fraud in return for a "free" cellphone..."free" healthcare..."free" food stamps ...etc

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Reply 12 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 6/8/2013 9:09:24 AM     (No. 9366265)

Now that the purpose of that new data center in Utah is known, perhaps the people of Utah will not permit their state to host the beast.

I wonder how the government came to choose Utah in the first place?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 6/8/2013 9:34:36 AM     (No. 9366302)

"_the blue swan flies at noon"

Sorry, #9, but the carob*pods are not yet ripe...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dolphin, 6/8/2013 9:38:22 AM     (No. 9366308)

Personally, I´ve bought a flock of carrier pigeons and have learned the Navajo dialect. I haven´t quite figured out how to get the pigeons to land on Facebook. I do see a lot of their poop in some of the postings, though, so I know it´s possible.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 6/8/2013 9:39:09 AM     (No. 9366310)

A few good tips here, all except the ones on using encryption as a secure way to communicate. NSA uses their huge computer systems for more than just searching and data storage. Experts have proven that even the most complex algorythyms can be broken eventually.

I take the opposite tack, I want this sham government to know that they are disrespected, distrusted and unwanted and say it at every opportunity. I´m not the only one out here and I´m sure those computers get overloaded at times.

My own tip, just be prepared.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/8/2013 9:41:32 AM     (No. 9366314)

The simplest way to keep the NSA at bay...elect a Republican President. The minute that happens the Democrats will instantly demand that all these big data surveillance activities be terminated and made criminal offenses...until the next Democrat President is elected.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 6/8/2013 10:26:15 AM     (No. 9366369)

Tublecain.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/8/2013 10:31:56 AM     (No. 9366378)

#9 - John has a long mustache.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/8/2013 10:43:00 AM     (No. 9366392)

Obama is way ahead of this stuff. He has all his records scrubbed and hidden, and uses someone else´s social security number.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/8/2013 10:48:12 AM     (No. 9366399)

#1 - We get the government we deserve

I respectfully disagree.

You don´t deserve this. I don´t deserve this. No Ldotter deserves this. You and I have been shouting, fighting, clawing our way towards a real respect for a federal Republic that reveres the Constitution ... and not only have we made no difference whatsoever ... our Nation is being subsumed into a hellish mimic of Germany 1930.

We emphatically do not deserve the government forced upon us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: zorba, 6/8/2013 10:54:25 AM     (No. 9366409)

Great tips here. I think it´s so nice that we are so willing to tell the terrorists all the ways that they can escape surveillance. We Americans may be mean but we love our terrorists, who want to kill us.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jimK1, 6/8/2013 10:55:08 AM     (No. 9366412)

I understand the Blue Swan, but did it fly over the pink igloo or up the waterfall. If it was up the waterfall then the Carob beans really do need to be ripe, otherwise the TSA movie about the terrorist bomb plot to blow up the Tea Party with illegal aliens carrying drugs into Chicago will surely fail. Got all that NSA?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/8/2013 11:02:44 AM     (No. 9366422)

First of all, #5, I´m right there with you. I´m also looking into some of the "preppers" means of water purification, electricity generation and storage, etc. Hey, it´s a hobby. ;-D

Second, I don´t know if any of you have read about the soldier who was told he could not listen to or read, Rush, Hannity, Levin, etc., while in uniform??? They already think they´ve won and we have to kow-tow.

Third, why Utah?? Look at a map of the U.S. property owned by the government. Most of Utah, Nevada, Arizona - in fact most the the property in the western US. Under the O regime millions of acres have been bought. It´s almost a wonder that there´s anywhere in Nevada to live.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/8/2013 11:09:12 AM     (No. 9366432)

#23 - Don´t be silly - of course it was up the waterfall - like everything else being shoved "up" - therein lies your clue. So, it stands to reason that the carob*pods must be ripe. Get out your copy of the daily codebook to figure out the exact timing of whence the blue swan flies. (Newbies - sheesh!) ;-D

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Reply 25 - Posted by: b4lucy, 6/8/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9366442)

"The Blue Swan has black feathers"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: OkieTom, 6/8/2013 11:43:35 AM     (No. 9366464)

"We thought you was a toad!"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/8/2013 12:08:46 PM     (No. 9366501)

Unfortunately, abolishing govn bureaucracy is like trying to get rid of nuclear weapons. Once you invent something, you can`t uninvent it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 6/8/2013 1:07:52 PM     (No. 9366598)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BarryNo, 6/8/2013 1:18:54 PM     (No. 9366621)

I´ll say it openly. We need to take down this government before they do any more damage. We need to go over their actions - even the ´career bureaucrats´, and if necessary lock them up for treason.

We then need to abolish the powers at least, of all regulatory entities like the EPA, to write regulations. They may advise - but an elected congress must pass any regulation that can result in punishments for citizens.

I personally would prefer if we could somehow abolish regulatory agencies altogether, and force elected officials to bring in their bureaucracies with them, and pay them out of set budgets. Then if you vote out an elected official, the whole gang of trouble is gone with them.

Obviously, this would not affect agencies like the NSA or the CIA, but with better oversite, and none of this ´hidden law´ crap, they might become tolerable, once more.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 6/8/2013 1:19:00 PM     (No. 9366623)

Re: #17, "...keep NSA at bay...elect Republican president.."

Not exactly right. Problem for a century has been that Republican has lost the meaning "pro constitutional republic.." The Republican party is infected with progressives - to a lesser degree than the Democrats - but more damaging to the right.

What we need is a true conservative republican president. There is a long list of completely suitable candidates, but so far the GOP leadership is more afraid of them than is Obama and his band of subversives.

An RNC approved DNC fellow traveller is not going to do the job.

Cruz, Paul, Rubio, (and like it or not Palin) - or a couple of others might save us if we can take back the senate and hold the house in 2014 so that the country might last until 2016.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 6/8/2013 1:33:44 PM     (No. 9366641)

#15:I´m so glad I wasn´t drinking anything while reading your post, or you´d owe me a new computer! ;)

Some of the tips in the article would work, but trying to outspend the government? Hello, remember who we´re talking about here. Just go off grid, use paper, and burner phones. Oh, and keep all your money in physical currency form. That´s about the best you can do. Of course those who are/were in the military, we´re just up a creek, the government has everything they need to know about us.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mabel normand, 6/8/2013 1:50:51 PM     (No. 9366664)

The best way to avoid NSA surveillance is to get on one of their watch lists.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 3xalady, 6/8/2013 3:08:27 PM     (No. 9366758)

Ha, #33. That sure worked for the Tsarnaevs and probably many others. And pray if you´re on the list that someone misspells it when they´re putting it into the computer. That´s how Tamerlan was able to go to and from Russia unnoticed.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/8/2013 3:27:43 PM     (No. 9366777)

LOL @ #33!!! Ooohhh, so sad, but true....

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Reply 35 - Posted by: wsdiego, 6/8/2013 3:31:24 PM     (No. 9366782)

Hair cuts tomorrow at noon!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 6/8/2013 3:46:17 PM     (No. 9366796)

#9 - Jean has a yellow pencil.

Yours in the resistance,
TQ

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 6/8/2013 7:47:35 PM     (No. 9366948)

´´Stalking your ex’s Facebook page, watching porn, watching porn in one window while stalking your ex’s Facebook page in another, and so on.´´ ?? Okay. I´m in.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/8/2013 8:52:28 PM     (No. 9366986)

#39 - That´s not in my daily code book!! Maybe I need an "update". ;-D

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Reply 39 - Posted by: owl, 6/8/2013 9:41:32 PM     (No. 9367026)

I had to beg for a custom t-shirt silk-screened 20 years ago " Come to Ventura for vacation , go home on probation " . It has a huge screw on the back . Even the lo-fo lame are beginning to recognize this has gone too far . Forget tricks , stand up and fight . You who don´t are simply those who didn´t want to fight in our Revolutionary war , sorry , plain arsed pussies .

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Reply 40 - Posted by: noddy, 6/9/2013 12:15:13 AM     (No. 9367108)

I believe the next hurricane is to be called ´´Barry".

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Reply 41 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 6/9/2013 4:08:38 PM     (No. 9367859)

We top this Gestapho government by saying no.

Stand up

When you open the door between a dark room and a room with light, which floods into the other? The tide really is turning if you shine that light in those little nooks and crannies. The NWO monster is cranking up the fear porn to keep us all off balance because they know their days are numbered. We’re truly unstoppable if we’re immune to their fear machine.

Look past the corporate logo and take heed of this message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PMLjHwwpAdg

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NFL could pull Super Bowl if
Arizona religious rights bill passes

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Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/26/2014 8:36:47 AM     Post Reply
Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition. “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should

Reid hammered by GOP after claiming
all ObamaCare ´horror stories´ untrue

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/26/2014 7:59:58 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is being hammered by Republican lawmakers after he claimed on the Senate floor that all the ObamaCare "horror stories" being circulated are untrue. Reid tried to clarify his remarks late Wednesday by saying he was only referring to the “vast majority” of stories featured in ads funded by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, and not the complaints of everyday Americans. However, he added fuel to the fire by continuing to slam the group’s backers, the Koch brothers, calling them “un-American.” Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, in response, said Reid had effectively

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes right to
refuse service bill SB 1062

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KTAR-FM [Phoenix, AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/26/2014 7:56:00 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Wednesday a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to deny services to gays and others based on religious beliefs. The veto of Senate Bill 1062 will likely be met with praise from Arizona´s business community, which called on Brewer to veto it citing potential damage to Arizona´s economy. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce said Monday the bill could hurt tourism, make it hard to recruit new businesses and open the door to lawsuits against businesses. Three Republican state senators also joined thee call for Brewer to veto the bill. On Wednesday, it was reported that

John Kerry warns Vladimir Putin
on Ukraine: ´This is not Rocky IV´

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/27/2014 5:37:55 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry today warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay clear of the political turmoil in Ukraine, adding that the U.S. doesn´t view the international tussle over the democratic movement in Kiev as a continuation of the Cold War. “We do not believe this should be an East-West, Russia-United States. This is not ‘Rocky IV´, believe me. We don´t see it that way,” Kerry said in a reference to the popular film in which Sylvester Stallone’s character is pitted against a Soviet bully. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Kerry urged Putin to be “very careful” as he plots

Toobin Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Disgraceful,’
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Hails ‘Excellent Article’

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NewsBusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/25/2014 9:45:35 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer brought Jeffrey Toobin aboard Monday’s The Situation Room to expound on his New Yorker magazine blog, “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” posted on Friday. After quoting how Toobin derided Thomas as an “embarrassing” justice, Blitzer ended the segment by endorsing Toobin’s screed denigrating Thomas, trumpeting: “It’s an excellent article in the new issue of The New Yorker.” Blitzer set up the February 24 interview on the 5 PM EST show: “It’s now been eight years since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked a question during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments.

Republicans Recall Lois Lerner
to Testify on targeting IRS

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/26/2014 7:06:59 AM     Post Reply
Republicans on Capitol Hill are not giving up on getting testimony out of Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official at the center of last year’s scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for special review.In a letter to Lerner’s attorney on Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa said he is recalling her to testify on March 5 on her role in the scandal.Last May, Lerner — the director of the tax exempt and government entities division of the IRS — appeared before the committee for its hearing, “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.” But she gave

Russia with plans for military bases
in Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela

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MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/27/2014 1:26:42 PM     Post Reply
Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases or seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. The list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries. Shoigu in remarks carried by Russian news agencies also revealed that the military was also conducting talks with Algeria and Cyprus. He said that it was essential for the Russian navy to be able to call at their ports to service its ships. Shoigu said Russia was also talking

Hired to Fight Pirates,
but Doomed by Boredom

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New York Times, by NICHOLAS KULISH, IAN URBINA    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 2/26/2014 6:41:33 AM     Post Reply
PORT OF VICTORIA, Seychelles — The night before their lifeless bodies were found inside a cabin on a cargo ship, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy enjoyed the night life here, at tourist haunts called Le Rendez Vous and the Pirates Arms.The two, both former members of the Navy SEALs working as ship guards, later visited two casinos, playing blackjack and drinking vodka and tequila with sailors from New Zealand. When the second casino shut its doors at 3 a.m., surveillance images show that the pair bumped into two women and departed with them down a dark corridor.It was in Mr.

Lois Lerner´s lawyer slams Issa, GOP
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Bernie Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2014 12:42:04 PM     Post Reply
The attorney for Lois Lerner blasted the House GOP for recalling the former IRS official to testify next week, saying it would only serve to embarrass her and could increase threats against Lerner and her family. Bill Taylor, Lerner’s attorney, told House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that he told committee staff in January that Lerner would continue to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if recalled, and that she would "happily testify" if given immunity. Taylor, of Zuckerman Spaeder, said he heard nothing further from the committee until Issa wrote to him on Tuesday, saying he was hauling Lerner

VP Biden Claims ´Hatred´ Is
Force Behind Voter Id Laws

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Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2014 2:25:30 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden blamed “hatred” as the motivating force behind voter identification laws in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. Biden wants new laws to block “former slave holding states in the south” from discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Biden, speaking at a reception at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., in celebration of African-American History Month, said that, "These guys never go away. Hatred never, never goes away. The zealotry of those who wish to limit the franchise cannot be smothered by reason." Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) would take issue with


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