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21 votes

Latest Snowden Leak - Internet trolling and manipulation by government is no longer conspiracy theory

Disturbing but not surprising...

The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with SMS messages, track people by impersonating spammers and monitor social media postings, according to newly-published documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents – which were published on First Look Media with accompanying analysis from Glenn Greenwald – disclose a range of GCHQ "effects" programs aimed at tracking targets, spreading information, and manipulating online debates and statistics.

The disclosure comes the day before the UK parliament is due to begin up to three days' debate on emergency legislation governing British surveillance capabilities. With cross-party support the bill is expected to be voted through this week.

16 votes

Politico: The Rand Paul pile on – "many in GOP fear Paul is winning the foreign policy argument with the American people"

By DAVID NATHER and JEREMY HERB | 7/14/14 8:20 PM EDT

If you had any doubts about how seriously some Republicans are taking the notion of a Rand Paul presidency, look at how far they’re going to shut down his views on foreign policy.

1 vote

Everything You Should Know About Roy Masters

Everything You Should Know About Roy Masters

A series part of “Healers, Gurus, and Spiritual Guides”

This is a profile of Roy Masters at the beginning of his career, written in 1969 by former CBS News Correspondent William Wolff.

“If you are for what is truly right,” Roy Masters was telling me, “then everything else that is wrong—but seems like it is right—is shown up in contrast to it.”

Read more: https://medium.com/@roymasters/roy-masters-moment-of-truth-f...

8 votes

Internet Forums: Targets for Disinformation and Propaganda

i thought Ron Paulers might be interested in this:

The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies
http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm
(starts after the list of links)

includes topics:
1. COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum
2. Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
3. Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist
4. How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)
5. Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

1 vote

Iowa Governor: 'I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State'

Iowa Governor: 'I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State'

July 14, 2014 1:23 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (CBSDC/AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.

11 votes

9 Schools Of Economics Explained On A One-Page Cheat Sheet

From the man who bought you "the shortest economic textbook in the world"; and "13 things Economists won't tell you", here is Ha-Joon Chang's ultimate pocket guide to the differences (and similarities) between all the economic schools of thought.

24 votes

Grandma and the State Trooper

Great story!

"Miss, what are you afraid of?"

"Not a f**king thing!"

https://twitter.com/BobG231/status/488783590961197057/photo/1

4 votes

Cheney Family Says Rand Paul Is 'Out To Lunch' On Foreign Policy

DANIEL STRAUSS – JULY 14, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney were pretty clear about one thing on Monday: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is "out to lunch" on foreign policy.

At an event hosted by Politico on Monday featuring the former vice president, Liz Cheney, and the former vice president's wife, the elder Cheney and his daughter both expressed skepticism about Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on foreign policy.

0 votes

NZ Prime Minister John Key EXPOSED

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key EXPOSED
https://theusindependent.com/nz-prime-minister-john-key-expo...

24 votes

Rand Paul getting attacked HARD on his facebook page by Rick Perry supporters – Are these people serious?

I cannot believe the ridiculousness of these comments. If you have a facebook account and a few minutes to burn see what you can do to improve the situation and upvote some of the pro Paul comments. Pretty much all the top ones so far are pro-Perry.

https://www.facebook.com/RandPaul/posts/10152371633376107

Sample of some of the top comments:

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10 votes

Rick Perry's Willful Ignorance on Iraq

The Neocons are slinging more mud in Senator Rand Paul’s direction regarding his Middle Eastern foreign policy stance. One potential candidate for the 2016 Presidential election has started to take some pretty big swings at the junior senator.

Recently, Rick Perry had some disparaging remarks about the early GOP front-runner Rand Paul. The following excerpt is from an op-ed Perry penned for the Washington Post:

That’s why it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq. The main problem with this argument is that it means ignoring the profound threat that the group now calling itself the Islamic State poses to the United States and the world.

In the Islamic State, which came to prominence in Syria and now controls ample territory, weapons and cash in both that country and Iraq, the world is confronting an even more radicalized version of Islamic extremism than al-Qaeda. This group is well-trained, technologically sophisticated and adept at recruitment, with thousands of people with European passports fighting on its side, as well as some Americans.

First, I would request that Mr. Perry dig up the quote where Rand Paul called on people to “ignore what’s happening in Iraq.” After he comes up empty on that search, maybe he can research what country helped train the Islamic militants fighting in Iraq.

10 votes

Sunscreen Innovation Act

Well, my browsing through the Library of Congress has paid off again with this fun bill making it's way through Congress. The Sunscreen Innovation Act. The bill has the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish a process to review and approve over the counter sunscreens.

Read the bill at:

http://thedailyfed.com/sunscreen-innovation-act/

20 votes

Rand Paul Surge Sparks Republican Rush to Find 2016 Alternative

By Jonathan Allen
Jul 14, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Republican jockeying in the 2016 U.S. presidential primary is becoming a contest over who will become the alternative to the Tea Party’s candidate.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the favorite of the small-government movement, and Republican rivals are starting to gang up on him to argue that he could dim the party’s chances against a Democratic Party unified behind Hillary Clinton.

3 votes

Monsanto Hides Toxicity Test Results On Roundup, Calling Them ‘Commercial’ Secret

Monsanto Hides Toxicity Test Results On Roundup, Calling Them ‘Commercial’ Secret

Talking about Monsanto’s latest attempt to obstruct justice...

by CHRISTINA SARICH | INFOWARS.COM | JULY 14, 2014

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