Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a rare talk via video at annual tech mega-conference SXSW, where he came out swinging not only at President Obama but also Google and Facebook. Assange claimed that in the Obama administration, the intelligence agencies “wear the pants” and he called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as part of “an unprecedented theft of wealth.”
Since the global uproar over the National Security Agency’s spying practices were exposed last summer, there have been no major shakeups, Assange claimed. When a government wants actual reform, “someone is fired, someone is forced to resign, someone is prosecuted,” he argued.
Because few have faced sanction and the NSA continues its bulk collection of Internet and telephone records, “that means the Obama administration’s response is not serious,” concluded Assange, who has been holed up in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy since June 2012.
There have been a few changes to the NSA. The deputy director, Chris Inglis, stepped down. Obama has ordered the NSA to slightly rein in its surveillance net, from “three steps” to “two steps” of association away from a suspect (for many people, that could mean being able to surveille a few million to a few hundred thousand, depending on how many associations a suspected individual has to the rest of the nation). But bigger reforms will be up to Congress.
read more>>> http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/08/assange-takes-aim-at-facebook-and-googles-unbridled-power-in-sxsw-livestream/
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, American conservative and founder of Media Research Center, Brent Bozell, asserted that, from the standpoint of ideas, conservatives have, “allowed themselves to engage in philosophical discussions that have nothing to do with the conservative movement.” In fact, he says conservatives are entertaining ideas that are “anathema” to what conservatives traditionally believe. We have to keep in mind, says Bozell, “ Ronald Reagan wasn’t a success because he was a Republican. Ronald Reagan was a success because he was a conservative.”
read more>>> http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/07/EXCLUSIVE-Bozell-Claims-GOP-Will-Not-Fight-Obamacare-If-They-Win-Senate
Detroit street thugs and hood rats better beware, because unlike other cities like New York where you may get arrested for defending your family in your home, the Motor City is not one of those cities. That’s because the city’s top cop has given homeowners the green light to light up those street punks with hot lead and a possible coroner’s ride to the morgue if they entertain the thought of breaking into your home and castle, according to the Blaze.
The city has become a literal shooting gallery in several homes this week in Detroit where there have been at least four break-ins which resulted in four homeowners shot back and killed two assailants. Well it appears that Detroit Police Chief James Craig is not like those other gun control officials in Connecticut or New York, where stand your ground means run and hide.
Instead the Motor City police chief, do not call the cops when your weapon is a more viable option. This week he warned thugs, “A lot of good Detroiters are fed up,” Craig said. “The message should be that, you know, people are going to protect themselves,” reported the Blaze. http://freepatriot.org/2014/03/08/detroit-police-chief-tells-homeowners-dont-wait-cops-shoot-thugs-invade-home/
Recently, 100,000 state residents who went to bed as law-abiding citizens and woke up a felon facing prison time. Connecticut Governor Malloy continues to pressure the 100,000 Connecticut residents who have refused to register their guns, to do so, or face forced gun confiscation at their homes. Why is Malloy still Governor? Why aren’t these people recalling this sorry excuse for a governor who obviously holds the Second Amendment in such disdain? And before you tell me that the Governor has given up on the notion of gun confiscation, you would be mistaken. The slight pull back by the Governor is in response to the fact that one third of the impacted residents are law enforcement personnel. Once this is cleared up, gun confiscation will be back on the table. It is looking more and more like Connecticut and other select states are beta testing gun confiscation so the DHS can establish the metrics of resistance and then plan accordingly.
There Is a Coming Train Wreck
In reality, it’s just a matter of time until there is blood in the streets over a rising number of unconstitutional gun grabs, whether it’s in Connecticut or any other state. And when bloodshed starts, martial law will follow.
Second Amendment rights are not just under attack in Connecticut, they are being attacked all across this country. Last year, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 197 which was intended to ban those who have been accused of domestic violence. Please notice, the law says “accused”, not convicted.
Take the case of David Schmecker as he has had his guns confiscated. Schmecker is an honorably discharged Navy veteran with no criminal past. He had his gun permit revoked and his guns forcefully confiscated by police because he politely refused to submit to a psychological evaluation as ordered by an interim physician for a pain medication.
In Hawaii, Senate Bill 219 bans guns as does recent Indiana legislation which has done the same despite the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling which upheld the Second Amendment.
Is someone going to flip a switch and we will see home gun confiscation across the country? It appears that the forces are aligning for just this purpose. http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/03/08/connecticuts-gun-ban-worse-hitlers-gun-ban/
If an article could consist of one word this article would be finished.
The government knows that it’s in trouble, in more trouble than the administrations that came before it. Government spending is out of control and the fact that the country is still actually afloat is simply down to the privately owned, and inappropriately named, Federal Reserve buying up government debt like it’s going out of fashion.
The government knows that more and more people are waking up to the possibility that we are going to face a major crisis in our lifetime. Awakened people are far more difficult people to control than sleeping people, hence the constant surveillance we face daily. They need to keep tabs on who is where and what they are up to.
The government knows that some other major powers are thinking of dumping the dollar, and that its status as sole reserve currency is at risk. They also know the implications of the dollar being dumped, and it’s not pretty.
The government knows it does not have the standing it once did. Up until recently the United States said “jump” and other countries said “how high?” Now The United States says “jump” and the other nations say “why should I?”
read more>>> http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/03/08/government-indoctrinate-children/
The IRS still has not responded to allegations from a former Center for American Progress (CAP) employee that the left-wing think tank coordinates on editorial content with the White House — revelations that could threaten the organization’s nonprofit status.
Former ThinkProgress reporter Zaid Jilani wrote a piece this week detailing his experiences working for the liberal blog, which is run by CAP’s 501(c)(4) nonprofit Action Fund, the advocacy arm of White House counselor John Podesta’s think tank. >>> http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/08/irs-silent-on-nonprofit-center-for-american-progress-coordination-with-the-white-house/
Constitutional law scholars on Wednesday told members of Congress they’re a bunch of lily-livered wimps when it comes to dealing with President Barack Obama’s abuses of power, the Washington Post reports.
“Recently, Congress has seemed — frankly — feckless and uncertain as to its authority,” testified Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University. “For Congress not to act, in my view, borders on self-loathing.”
He made the comments during a committee hearing Wednesday called “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.”
“If you want to stay relevant as an institution,” said Elizabeth Price Foley, a law professor at Florida International University, “I would suggest that you not stand idly by and let the president take your power away.”
The comments come on the heels of Obama’s recent and infamous remark that he would bypass Congress to pass his pet projects.
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone — and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward,” Obama had said in January.
Obama has repeatedly changed aspects of his signature Affordable Care Act law, seemingly at will, most notably his decision to delay the employer mandate. Columnist Charles Krauthammer said of the delay: “This is the stuff you do in a Banana Republic.” http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/16523/