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Filed under: "But you're not supposed to spy on allies!!!111"

THE most under-reported story of 2017...

BND apparently spied on foreign journalists

For almost three years, the NSA's investigation committee met in the Bundestag , last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the last witness. In the summer the final report will be ready. In all these years, the mass surveillance of the US service and later the uncontrolled spy action by the Federal Intelligence Service ( BND ) were concerned . A question was only a marginal question for the parliamentarians: did the German ministry spell journalists?

Documents that the SPIEGEL could now see provide a clear answer: Since 1999 the BND has monitored at least 50 telephone and fax numbers or e-mail addresses of journalists or editors around the world with their own so-called selectors.

Among the spy targets were, for example, more than a dozen connections of the British BBC in Afghanistan and the headquarters in London. In addition, editors of the international program BBC World Service were monitored. A connection of the "New York Times" in Afghanistan was on the list as well as connections of mobile and satellite telephones of the news agency Reuters in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.


Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment, naturally... Remember the good old days when Germany was supposedly 'above' all this, and Berlin was considered a safe haven by all the privacy bros and gals flocking to live there?

Okay, which DUer's truck is this?


Umm...Yeah... Now we're actually trying to deport Puerto Ricans?


A Chicago man who spent the weekend in jail and faced deportation on suspicion he is in the country illegally said what happened to him illustrates the need for America to change the way it deals with immigration. Eduardo Caraballo said his self-described nightmare began last week when he was arrested in connection with a stolen car case. He maintains his innocence and says the car case is still being investigated, but says the real problems began when his mother posted his bail Friday.

Instead of being released, he was told by authorities that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was detaining him because he was an illegal immigrant.

Caraballo said he repeatedly told officers that he was born in Puerto Rico and therefore an American citizen. His mother also presented his birth certificate, but despite that and his state-issued ID, officials told him he was facing deportation.

"I'm pretty sure they know that Puerto Ricans are citizens, but just because of the way I look -- I have Mexican features -- they pretty much assumed that my papers were fake," he said. "They were making me feel like I can't voice my opinion or I can't even speak for myself to let them know that I am a citizen."

He says officers asked him specific questions about the Caribbean island that he could not answer, mostly because he moved to the mainland when he was 8 months old and has only been back to Puerto Rico once since birth.


Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face

Source: BBC

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia.

Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport.

Malaysian toxicology reports indicate he was attacked using VX nerve agent, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations. There is widespread suspicion that North Korea was responsible for the attack, which it fiercely denies.

It responded furiously to Malaysia's insistence on conducting a post-mortem examination and has accused Malaysia of having "sinister" purposes.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39073389

Why does Jeremy Corbyn still have a job?

Especially when he continues to lose previously unlosable seats?

Tories in historic by-election Copeland win as Labour holds Stoke


Sweden is way ahead of us... WAY ahead!



MEANWHILE, in Nashville:



This is the first time I've ever seen James O'Keefe called a "journalist", LOL


This month's nominee for the "Florida Man Hall of Fame"

Florida man claims dog shot his girlfriend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man told police that his dog was responsible for shooting his girlfriend while she was sleeping on Tuesday night in Florida.

Jacksonville police responded around 11:25 p.m. to the reported shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Patou Drive.

Brian Murphy told officers that he let his dog, Diesel, outside after the animal woke him up Tuesday night. When they returned to the bedroom, the room was completely dark. Murphy told police that Diesel walked in before him, and that he then saw a flash and heard a bang.

Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, had been shot in her sleep.

Murphy claimed that "Diesel jumped up on the nightstand, where (Murphy's) gun was sitting, and it went off, shooting Summer in the right leg," according to police.

Miracle told authorities she was asleep when the bullet struck her and that she wasn't sure how she was shot.

She was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.


I want a girlfriend named "Summer Miracle"... No way she isn't a world class hottie with a name like that!

From 1971: "Dividing the Democrats"

Penned by Pat Buchanan himself. Interesting to see so many of these tactics still employed daily:


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