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How Often Have You Qualifide For Food Stamps ??? - Me... 3 Times In 58 Years...

Does Anybody Else Believe There Is A Sort Of Perfect Synergy From JFK To The NDA ???

Everythig has to come together exactly right... at the precise right time.

Amazing ice circle found spinning on North Dakota river
Becky Oskin - LiveScience

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/amazing-ice-circle-found-spinning-atop-north-dakota-river-2D11664968

Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations - NPR

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/26/247412767/judge-suspends-sentencing-would-be-bomber-after-nsa-revelations

JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us

Link: http://www.salon.com/2013/11/06/the_jfk_assassination_we_still_dont_know_what_happened/

RFK Jr: "The fragility of (JFK's) control over the military" Ellsberg: "Virtually a coup atmosphere"

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101679302

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024099994

There's more, but...

Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations - NPR

Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations
By Carrie Johnson - NPR
November 26, 2013 7:56 PM


The sentencing of a Somali-American man convicted of trying to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., in 2010 has been put on hold indefinitely. That move comes just days after the Justice Department notified his lawyers that part of the case against him had been "derived from" secret NSA electronic surveillance.

Both sides met Tuesday in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Garr King to discuss next steps. The judge later issued a public order delaying the sentencing of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, which had been scheduled to take place Dec. 18.

"If sentencing remains appropriate, the court will reset the sentencing hearing," after it rules on motions from federal public defenders Stephen R. Sady and Lisa Hay, the judge's order said.

The move could foreshadow months or even years of legal wrangling, if the case becomes a vehicle to challenge the constitutionality of once-secret NSA monitoring of overseas email and social media accounts.

The Supreme Court this year turned back a challenge to surveillance law by a group of human rights workers, lawyers and reporters because they could not demonstrate they had been monitored or subjected to any harm. But the fresh disclosure to Mohamud and a series of other defendants in cases where U.S. prosecutors used secret surveillance could help overcome that hurdle.


Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/26/247412767/judge-suspends-sentencing-would-be-bomber-after-nsa-revelations

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'
Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, & Ryan Grim
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:20 pm EST | Updated: 11/26/2013 11:48 pm EST


WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target's credibility, reputation and authority.

The NSA document, dated Oct. 3, 2012, repeatedly refers to the power of charges of hypocrisy to undermine such a messenger. “A previous SIGINT" -- or signals intelligence, the interception of communications -- "assessment report on radicalization indicated that radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent,” the document argues.

Among the vulnerabilities listed by the NSA that can be effectively exploited are “viewing sexually explicit material online” and “using sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young girls.”


The Director of the National Security Agency -- described as "DIRNSA" -- is listed as the "originator" of the document. Beyond the NSA itself, the listed recipients include officials with the Departments of Justice and Commerce and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

"Without discussing specific individuals, it should not be surprising that the US Government uses all of the lawful tools at our disposal to impede the efforts of valid terrorist targets who seek to harm the nation and radicalize others to violence," Shawn Turner, director of public affairs for National Intelligence, told The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday.

Yet Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said...


More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/nsa-porn-muslims_n_4346128.html

An Amazing Benefit Of Birth Control - HuffPo

Link: http://www.upworthy.com/the-side-effect-of-birth-control-no-one-ever-talks-about

LOL... Sorry... Gotta Do It...

Bonobo apes in hi-tech German zoo go bananas for food, not TV porn
By Andy Eckardt, NBC News Producer

Bonobo apes watch TV as scientists study their preferences at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany. (Courtesy Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart/ Fotograf: S. Kern)


MAINZ, Germany – Bonobo apes living in a zoo in southern Germany now have a flat screen TV for entertainment – and a group of scientists monitoring what they watch. "With the new TV set, we wanted to provide some change and a new play tool, but at the same time, hope to study the behavior of this species a little more," said Karin Herczog, spokeswoman for the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart.

The zoo opened a new state-of -the-art ape house in May, where gorillas and bonobos can roam more than 47,000 square feet of outdoor areas and indoor ape enclosures – 13 times the size of their previous home. The compound includes ape showers, paddling pools, hammocks, swings, a labyrinth.

Now, it also has a "Bonobo Cinema” that zookeepers and scientists have been training the apes to use. "Now, the apes have the possibility to choose what they want to watch by pushing buttons below the screen," Herczog said. "Whenever they want, they can select between five different programs."

The films are five to seven minutes long and depict typical scenes from the animal kingdom: the search for food, turbulent play scenes, aggressive Bonobo behavior and general images of life in the wild, taken from an educational documentary originally produced for children in the Congo.

While “Planet of the Apes” is not included the selection, one of the five movies shows explicit ape sex scenes. But so far, the images of copulating apes has not “turned on” any of the 15 members of the group. "Maybe they are not so interested, as Bonobo apes very often have sex anyway. Mating not only plays a role for reproduction or pleasure, but also fulfills an important social function for the animals," Herczog said.

In the past two weeks, only Banbo, a 15-year-old Bonobo ape has been spotted pushing one of the buttons repeatedly, curiously waiting for some kind of dramatic effect...


More: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/26/21626507-bonobo-apes-in-hi-tech-german-zoo-go-bananas-for-food-not-tv-porn?lite

Here's All You Need To Know To View Comet ISON This December

Here's All You Need To Know To View Comet ISON This December (ANIMATED INFOGRAPHIC)

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/view-comet-ison-infographic_n_4325076.html

Spies Fear NSA Leaker Snowden Has 'Doomsday' Cache Of Classified Data - Reuters?MSNBC

Spies fear NSA leaker Snowden has 'doomsday' cache of classified data
By Mark Hosenball - Reuters/MSNBC


WASHINGTON - British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a "doomsday" cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.

The cache contains documents generated by the NSA and other agencies and includes names of U.S. and allied intelligence personnel, said seven current and former U.S. officials and other sources briefed on the matter. The data is protected with sophisticated encryption, and multiple passwords are needed to open it, said two of the sources, who like the others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

The passwords are in the possession of at least three different people and are valid for only a brief time window each day, they said. The identities of persons who might have the passwords are unknown.

Spokespeople for both NSA and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.

One source described the cache of still unpublished material as Snowden's "insurance policy" against arrest or physical harm.

U.S. officials and other sources said only a small proportion of the classified material Snowden downloaded during stints as a contract systems administrator for NSA has been made public. Some Obama Administration officials have said privately that Snowden downloaded enough material to fuel two more years of news stories.

"The worst is yet to come," said one former U.S. official who follows the investigation closely.


More: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/26/21625542-spies-fear-nsa-leaker-snowden-has-doomsday-cache-of-classified-data?lite

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases - HuffPo

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases
Laura Bassett - HuffPo
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:49 am EST | Updated: 11/26/2013 12:09 pm EST


The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will take up the question of whether a for-profit company can refuse to cover contraception for its employees because of religious objections.

Dozens of companies have sued the Obama administration over a rule in the Affordable Care Act requiring most employers -- with the exception of churches and religious non-profits -- to cover the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans. The Supreme Court will hear the most high-profile case, filed by the Christian-owned craft supply chain Hobby Lobby, as well as Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, a case filed by a Pennsylvania-based furniture company owned by a family of Mennonites. The cases will be heard together, likely in March 2014, with a decision expected in June.

Hobby Lobby's attorneys argue that the provision forces it to pay for four methods of contraception to which the owners morally object: the Plan B morning-after pill, an emergency contraceptive called Ella, and two different kinds of intrauterine devices (IUDs) that may sometimes work by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus. Those who believe that life begins at fertilization consider those forms of birth control to be akin to abortion.

"As the federal government embarks on an unprecedented foray into health care replete with multiple overlapping mandates, few issues are more important than the extent to which the government must recognize and accommodate the religious exercise of those it regulates," Hobby Lobby's attorneys wrote to the Supreme Court in October.


More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/supreme-court-hobby-lobby_n_4343794.html

End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now - NYT

End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now
Published: November 25, 2013


WASHINGTON — THE framers of the Constitution declared that government officials had no power to seize the records of individual Americans without evidence of wrongdoing, and they embedded this principle in the Fourth Amendment. The bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records — so-called metadata — by the National Security Agency is, in our view, a clear case of a general warrant that violates the spirit of the framers’ intentions. This intrusive program was authorized under a secret legal process by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, so for years American citizens did not have the knowledge needed to challenge the infringement of their privacy rights.

Our first priority is to keep Americans safe from the threat of terrorism. If government agencies identify a suspected terrorist, they should absolutely go to the relevant phone companies to get that person’s phone records. But this can be done without collecting the records of millions of law-abiding Americans. We recall Benjamin Franklin’s famous admonition that those who would give up essential liberty in the pursuit of temporary safety will lose both and deserve neither.

The usefulness of the bulk collection program has been greatly exaggerated. We have yet to see any proof that it provides real, unique value in protecting national security. In spite of our repeated requests, the N.S.A. has not provided evidence of any instance when the agency used this program to review phone records that could not have been obtained using a regular court order or emergency authorization.

Despite this, the surveillance reform bill recently ratified by the Senate Intelligence Committee would explicitly permit the government to engage in dragnet collection as long as there were rules about when officials could look at these phone records. It would also give intelligence agencies wide latitude to conduct warrantless searches for Americans’ phone calls and emails.

This is not the true reform that poll after poll has shown the American people want. It is preserving business as usual. When the Bill of Rights was adopted, it established that Americans’ papers and effects should be seized only when there was specific evidence of suspicious activity. It did not permit government agencies to issue general warrants as long as records seized were reviewed with the permission of senior officials.


More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/opinion/end-the-nsa-dragnet-now.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

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