US News Summary 5/14/14

Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convict

Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.

Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”

REP: Obama supports ‘worst prison break in American history’…
36,000 criminals freed while awaiting deportation…
Obama: Amnesty Push Coming in Next ‘Two to Three Months’…

Hillary discusses her “hard choices” on Iran, Mideast

In a nod to the title of her upcoming memoir, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday detailed the “hard choices” she confronted on Iran’s nuclear program and Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations during her tenure as secretary of state.

During a speech before the American Jewish Committee, Clinton said she and President Obama successfully rallied the international community to impose sanctions on Iran and bring the Iranians to the bargaining table on their nuclear program. She also discussed the current state of talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying the prior rounds of negotiations she guided as secretary of state impressed on her the difficulty of securing a lasting peace.

Former Press Secretary bets Hillary WON’T run

Hillary 2016 is all but a done deal for nearly everyone who follows American politics.

But former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton Mike McCurry says he’s not convinced there’s going to to another Clinton in on the ballot.

In a segment on Real Clear Politics ‘Changing Lanes series, where the news organization interviews influential figures while driving through the nation’s Capitol, McCurry said Hillary may opt to continue the work she’s doing with the Clinton Foundation instead of pursuing elected office again.

Joe Biden does not endorse his son’s position with Ukrainian gas company

Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has accepted a position with Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, but that in no way means the White House signed off on or endorses his hiring, presidential spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.

Burisma Holdings announced Tuesday that Hunter Biden, Biden’s youngest son, would serve on the company’s board of directors.

The company in a news release on its website said Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Burisma’s legal unit and will “provide support” among international organizations. The Moscow Times first reported the news Tuesday.

Ex-DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Humans

With the recent revelations by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, it’s no secret that we live on a planet characterized by mass surveillance and virtually zero privacy. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we face threats, that a high level of national security is needed in order to keep us safe. Think about it, the United States pumps a large majority of their money into the Department of Defence. A state of fear, war and terror is needed to keep those funds flowing in that direction. Many people are starting to wake up and realize a lot of the so called threats we face and have been facing are largely manufactured and fabricated in order to justify a specific agenda, agendas that deal with the black budget world.

“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard.  It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars  allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects which both congress and the commander in chief no nothing about” – Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defence Minister (source)

    From the Archives
Privacy Has Become an Anachronism

By Geoff Metcalf
August 25, 2006

“Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture.” –Phyllis McGinley

I’ve been talking about sub dermal biochip implants for a decade and writing about it for 8 years.

Now the mainstream media is catching up and reporting VeriChip Corp., “one of the most aggressive marketers of radio frequency identification chips,” is trying to convince the Pentagon to insert the chips, known as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips under the skin of the right arms of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. The rationale is to enable them to scan an arm and obtain that person’s identity and medical history. The chips would replace the metal dog tags that have been worn by U.S. military personnel since 1906.

This is the camels butt in the tent. It has long been observed that on the road to mandatory sub dermal biochip implantation, incrementalism would be the key.

Operation American Spring to Hit D.C.

A group of self-described revolutionary-style patriots with a million mobilized militia members are heading to downtown Washington, D.C., this week to bring a simple message to political leadership, from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner: Get out.

They’re called the Operation American Spring — and they’re vowing to oust the likes of Mr. Obama, Mr. Boehner, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Raw Story reported.

NY Times, Justice Dept. under fire for concealing info on NSA snooping

The New York Times and the Justice Department are under fire for bowing to the National Security Agency and either hiding (the Times) or misinforming (DOJ) the public about crucial pieces of the NSA’s secret spying programs.

An episode of PBS Frontline focuses on the 2004 decision by New York Times editor Bill Keller to kill a story on the NSA in the run-up to that year’s presidential election. The two-part program is called ‘United States of Secrets,’ and reveals “the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government’s massive and controversial secret surveillance program—and the lengths they went to trying to keep it hidden from the public.”

The report looks back at what the NSA called ‘The Program’ – the NSA’s decision to spy on Americans’ electronic interactions by spying on telephones, internet communications, metadata from emails, and almost all forms of electronic communications – all without warrants. Scandal broke out when the secretive agency’s spying techniques were revealed to the world – but not by Edward Snowden in the summer of 2013. The NSA first landed in hot water nearly eight years before the government whistleblower began leaking documents.

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday refused to put gay marriages in Idaho on hold pending an appeal from the state’s governor.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale said in her decision that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s appeal is unlikely to succeed, so there’s no reason to keep same-sex couples from seeking marriage licenses or marrying on Friday.

Dale noted she already found the governor’s arguments lacked legal merit when she struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday evening. The judge said allowing Idaho to continue enforcing its laws against same-sex marriage would irreparably harm the four couples who sued, along with other gay couples.

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