Sunday, July 27, 2014

Greenwald/Maher (7/25) (VIDEO)

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Philippines joyous as baby Chonalyn's arrival means population hits 100m

Missouri to Vote on Adding Phone, Email Privacy to State Constitution

The Missouri House of Representatives voted 114-28 to put Amendment 9 (PDF) on the ballot. The measure would protect "all electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures," and states that all warrants must give "probable cause, supported by written oath or affirmation."

Clintonians Join Vulture Flock Over Argentina

Krugman Divulges Real Reason Conservatives Freak Out About California Success Story

Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide

5 Examples of How the Government Pressures Poor and Mentally Ill People into Becoming Faux Terrorists

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals to be designated as representatives of terror organizations without any evidence they are actually connected to such organizations, and it gives a single White House official the unilateral authority to place entire “categories” of people the government is tracking onto the no fly and selectee lists. It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.” It also allows for dead people to be watchlisted.