It goes something like this:
* Al Qaeda actions initiated US military action in accordance with War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544 (b)).
* Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (18 USC § 3287) extends the statute of limitation for prosecuting certain crimes to five years after the hostilities have been declared ended.
* Due to the war, the DOJ has been distracted, and couldn’t keep up with the fraud in the mortgage industry.
by Bionic Mosquito
The United States is growing increasingly isolationist – not by following the Ron Paul pathto Peace and Prosperity, but instead due to the world finally being in a position to push back.
On the economic stage, the US burned its last bridges in 2008; in the meantime, we live through the transition toward whatever is next – and rest assured, the elite don’t have a replacement plan prepared, else it would have been rolled out by now.
Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve
—By Kevin Drum
Tue Sep. 24, 2013 12:20 PM PDT119.
Last Wednesday, the Fed announced that it would not be tapering its bond buying program. This news was released at precisely 2 pm in Washington 'as measured by the national atomic clock.' It takes 7 milliseconds for this information to get to Chicago. However, several huge orders that were based on the Fed's decision were placed on Chicago exchanges 2-3 milliseconds after 2 pm. How did this happen?
Vieux, moi? Je peux encore faire l'amour deux fois de suite!
Une fois l'hiver, une fois l'été.
Me, old? I can still make love twice in a row!
Once in winter, once in a summer.
-- Alfred Capus
Retraction and Apology to Our Readers for Mint Press Article on Syria Gas Attack
Eric Garris, September 20, 2013
On August 31, Antiwar.com reprinted an article from Mint Press News: “Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack.” We originally linked to it, but then reprinted on our site at the request of Mint Press because traffic on their site was crashing their server. The validity of the story was primarily based on the fact that the supposed co-author (Dale Gavlak) is a reporter for Associated Press.
Apple just announced a new feature whereby users can lock and unlock their phones using fingerprint-scanning technology. While this may seem highly secure at a glance, a closer investigation reveals some serious flaws with this approach to data protection.
Four months after the Senate approved a controversial bill requiring online merchants to start collecting sales tax, a pair of lawmakers have opened the debate in the House, but with one major change from the original legislation — no exemption for small businesses.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), a subcommittee chairman, recently released an outline of principles for online sales tax legislation, citing input from taxpayers, trade groups and state and local governments. In it, they argue that lawmakers should take action to level the playing field for brick-and-mortar and Internet retailers.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some very strong words about the United States’ international spying operations today while addressing the U.N. General Assembly. After Edward Snowden‘s release of classified documents revealed the depth of America’s online espionage and data collecting operations, Brazilian government and citizenry have been in an uproar. Understandably so. Dilma’s words reach far beyond the borders of Brazil, however, and should echo in the heart of any American, or lover of liberty.
It used to be that America’s best known exports around the globe were cool cars, rock and roll, and movies. Many citizens around the world have been drawn to American culture, and for those Americans that travel abroad there are always constant reminders of home, whether it’s hearing “Beat It” blasting from a storefront or stumbling upon a dubbed-over episode of “Seinfeld” in your hotel.
But those who actually live overseas are getting a lot more from America than the hip music and classic sitcoms.
Americans' Belief That Gov't Is Too Powerful at Record Level
Record number of Republicans say the federal government has too much power
September 23, 2013 by Joy Wilke
PRINCETON, NJ -- Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.
In a break with tea party-aligned Senate conservatives, Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced he will not vote to block legislation aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown, even though Democrats intend to rewrite it to restore funds needed to keep the nation's 3-year-old health care law in existence.
We've got a good debate going on here, but the author of the article clearly misrepresents Rand Paul and our movement. Please help us educate the public in Michigan about the finer points of Liberty, =).
The National Security Agency is not the only taxpayer-funded organization that is compiling massive databases filled with the intimate details of people’s lives. Local governments are doing their part to grow the surveillance society we live in today.
The Post-Gazette reveals that the Pittsburgh Parking Authority has been scanning unsuspecting driver’s license plates in an effort identify vehicles with too many tickets. Most months 200,000 license plates are scanned, allowing anyone with access to the database to track a vehicle’s movement in the city.
What more confirmation do you need that those that control Israel – the Rothschilds – control the countries that let them do whatever they like while seeking to bomb Iran for having an alleged – an alleged, by them – nuclear programme with no nuclear weapons yet produced (see ‘They will have weapons of mass destruction, honest, would we ever lie to you’)?
Or is it ‘anti-Semitic’ to state the bloody obvious?
Quick, bash it into the kids minds while they are young that guns are bad. And why don't we violate some 4th amendment rights while were at it.
Anybody else find it absurd that we go from a time when people were safer from shootings and schools had riflemen teams to a time where shootings happen constantly and guns are banned everywhere but labeled as the cause?