Infowars: Chewbacca vs. TSA: Star Wars Actor Detained for Lightsaber Cane -
June 10, 2013
It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee, as airport staff in Denver found out when they tried to take the Star Wars actor’s walking cane as he boarded a flight.
Security had mistaken his walking stick, fashioned to look like a light saber, as a weapon, as Peter Mayhew, 69, prepared to fly home from a sci-fi convention.
But when the 7ft 2in actor took to Twitter to complain to his 22,000 followers, staff at Denver airport soon realized you should always let the Wookiee win.
NSA considers ending collection of data on Americans’ phone calls
(Photo: NBC News)
The National Security Agency is reviewing whether to stop collecting a vast stockpile of records of Americans’ telephone calls — the most controversial component of its surveillance programs— by allowing telecommunications companies to retain the data until U.S. intelligence officials have a specific reason to review it for possible connections to terror plots, U.S. officials said Tuesday
LMAO - politicians will say and do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get elected! They are so corrupt that you cannot believe a single word that comes out of their mouth!
The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 2013. Ten key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs -
The last few weeks have been among the worst of Barack Obamaâs time in office, recalling earlier periods of turmoil for the president in 2010 and 2011, when his ratings also plummeted. In 2013, the situation is significantly worse for the White House, with the Obama administration engulfed in a series of major scandals (IRS […]
OPERATION TROLL THE NSA -
Operation Troll the NSA wants to “jam up the NSA’s scanners” by getting people to use terror keywords - @olivia_solon (Associate Editor, Wired.co.uk, Wired)
White House cites progress on gun control -
OurGunRights:The White House says President Obama is taking executive actions to address gun violence, but Congress still needs to act. The administration has completed or made significant progress…
The administration just doesn’t get it. Honest citizens are saying, “You cannot have our guns!” You can blame all the criminal acts you want to on honest gun owners! You can get all the crying liberals you want to. It will not work! Government control of guns only insures criminals and the mentally ill have more guns than honest citizens. History is full of examples of this very thing. You can be sure trying to take the guns of Southern Rednecks will be a blood bath!
Michelle to Stay in $3,300-a-Night Dublin Hotel Suite & Air Force II Exclusively Transporting Her Separate From Barack | In Case You Missed It Earlier -
First Lady Michelle Obama is staying Monday evening in the $3,300-per-night Princess Grace suite of Dublin’s Five-Star Shelbourne Hotel, according to Irish press reports, adding some credence to accusations she is in the city for a quick vacation at taxpayer expense.
Michelle jetted to Dublin Monday afternoon Irish time after a brief stop in Belfast with President Obama, who is in the city for the two-day G-8 Summit.
The White House is billing Michelle’s trip to Dublin as having diplomatic significance, but her itinerary suggests otherwise. She and her daughters will visit the Trinity College library to explore President Obama’s Irish family roots, attend a performance by the world-famous Riverdance troupe, and visit the Wicklow Mountains national forest.
Judging by the tail number of her plane on the ground at Dublin Airport, it appears Air Force Two has been flown to Europe along with Air Force One and is being used to transport Michelle around.
The Shelbourne’s Princess Grace suite is so-named because it was often used by Grace and her husband Prince Ranier. Here’s a look inside:
The suite is the best the luxury hotel has to offer, featuring two beds, two bathrooms, four phones and three large televisions. The bedding is 100 percent Egyptian cotton and comes with turndown service, a Nespresso machine and butler service.
According to press reports out of Ireland, 30 rooms have been booked in the hotel to accomodate Michelle and her entourage, which would presumably include various staff and a bevy of Secret Service agents.
The city will be plagued by traffic jams during Michelle’s visit, and according to one report, high school and university students are in danger of being late for final exams and are advised to allow for plenty of extra time for travel.
After visiting Dublin, Mrs. Obama and her daughters will join President Obama in Berlin for the second leg of his European trip.
The 1% lifestyle.
I could maybe see this being a good use of founds if she was acting like a first lady and being an ambassador. That is not what is happening. She is like Marie Antounet, mythically said, “Let them eat cake.” She thinks she is a queen and a god on earth, like her husband.
The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail -
The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer.
this is some fucking bullshit.
they are really going to ruin a kids life and fuck up his record over a t-shirt that says protect your rights with a rifle on it??
come the fuck on……..
i see kids wearing obscene t-shirts all the time…..
if you are gonna infringe on one persons rights you might as well infringe on everyone at school who wears a tshirt that supports any type of organization period.
kids can only wear plain white or black shirts ……blah blah blah….
i remember they kept saying they were gonna make us do that shit when i was in school but it never happened……
but this is fucking stupid. you can’t hardly do shit to express yourself anymore……
Edward Snowden: Dick Cheney Calling Me A Traitor Is An Honor - http://bit.ly/14h2uKW
Overseas Cyber-attack Target Memo for Obama to Include the Possibility of Use Inside U.S. -
MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:10
Nearly lost in the scandal of domestic data mining, spyng and possible phone call monitoring of US citizens revealed by Glenn Greenwald is an article he co-authored on June 7. In the Guardian UK piece, Greenwald and co-author Ewen MacAskill discuss the implications of President Obama authorizing the targeting of nations, organizations, and just about anybody for US government initiated cyber-attacks.
(Here is the full document obtained by Greenwald and the Guardian and sub-titled by the paper, “Eighteen-page presidential memo reveals how Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber attacks.”)
So we have a president who has an assassination list and decides or delegates who shall live and who shall die; we have a president who has authorized the vast intelligence apparatus of the United States government to gather private data and communication records of American citizens; and now courtesy of the Guardian UK, we discover that we may be subject to cyber-attacks without even presidential approval when there is an “emergency.”
Who is to say that this won’t be used against environmentalists, whistleblowers, the Occupy Movement, journalists and any person or organization that advocates for changing the status quo.
Is the surveillance and cyber-attack state being built to protect the citizens of the United State or to protect the corporate/political ruling elite from the citizens of the United States?
The evidence keeps mounting that it is the latter, incrementally creeping in upon us like a dark blinding fog.
fuck the #nsa
Happy birthday, Paul McCartney.
Pictured: The Beatles wave to fans as they arrive at the Los Angeles airport for a press conference in August 1964.
See more photos here.
(Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Bank of America whistle-blower’s bombshell: “We were told to lie” -
Bombshell: Bank of America whistle-blowers detail horrid schemes to fleece borrowers, reward foreclosures (UPDATED)
Bank of America’s mortgage servicing unit systematically lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications, and paid their staff bonuses for deliberately pushing people into foreclosure: Yes, these allegations were suspected by any homeowner who ever had to deal with the bank to try to get a loan modification – but now they come from six former employees and one contractor, whose sworn statements were added last week to a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts.
“Bank of America’s practice is to string homeowners along with no apparent intention of providing the permanent loan modifications it promises,” said Erika Brown, one of the former employees. The damning evidence would spur a series of criminal investigations of BofA executives, if we still had a rule of law in this country for Wall Street banks.
The government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which gave banks cash incentives to modify loans under certain standards, was supposed to streamline the process and help up to 4 million struggling homeowners (to date, active permanent modifications number about 870,000). In reality, Bank of America used it as a tool, say these former employees, to squeeze as much money as possible out of struggling borrowers before eventually foreclosing on them. Borrowers were supposed to make three trial payments before the loan modification became permanent; in actuality, many borrowers would make payments for a year or more, only to find themselves rejected for a permanent modification, and then owing the difference between the trial modification and their original payment. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner famously described HAMP as a means to “foam the runway” for the banks, spreading out foreclosures so banks could more readily absorb them.
THE U.S. NAVY WILL NO LONGER COMMUNICATE EXCLUSIVELY IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. -
“NAVY WANTS ITS ORDERS AND OFFICIAL MESSAGES TO BE MORE READABLE AND LESS RUDE.”
Now, if we could only get Twitter on board.