Healthcare IT News reported:
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.
the Judge on IRS scandle:
Whoa... this is a powerful little tool.
You can scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company.
Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen.
Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.
By Steve Raabe
The Denver Post
Ryan Loflin, of Colorado Hemp, funnels his hemp seeds into a baggie in Crested Butte in April. (AAron Ontiveroz, Denver Post file)
Springfield farmer Ryan Loflin on Monday planted the nation's first industrial hemp crop in almost 60 years.
Loflin's plans to grow hemp already have been chronicled, and Monday's planting attracted the attention of more media in southeastern Colorado and a documentary film crew.
Hemp is genetically related to marijuana but contains little or no THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Hemp has dozens of uses in food, cosmetics, clothing and industrial materials.
The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
Infowars.com | Paul Joseph Watson | May 14, 2013
Senator Rand Paul responded to the barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the IRS targeting conservatives, to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters, by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power.”
Associated Press: Justice Dept Defends Secret Review of AP Records, May 14, 2013
Holder recuses himself from Associated Press investigation
By Richard A. Serrano May 14, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recused himself from the leak investigation in which federal prosecutors seized records from 20 telephone lines used by reporters and editors at the Associated Press, and the matter is instead being coordinated by the FBI and the local U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, a top Justice Department official said.
Monsanto wins landmark case in Supreme Court
Published on May 13, 2013
On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the bio-tech giant Monsanto. In the case, Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman was being accused of seed infringement after he allegedly planted soybean seed without the company's permission. RT's Liz Wahl brings us more on the landmark case and how the 75 year-old man violated Monsanto's patent.
What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi
by Ron Paul
Mother's Day has always been a tough one for me to stomach. I lost my mom when I was 18. If you have any great mom memories, please feel free to share!
Here's just a few short ones
Sweeping the backyard so we could ice skate and play hockey with brooms
Pulling me out of school to take me to skiing
Making me toast when I was sick
I wish this post stopped right here, but there's another side to this story.
"Liberty is not the beginning and the end. Before I believed in liberty, I believed in Love and Truth."
This is the speech I gave at the Republican Liberty Caucus of Washington State Annual Convention. It may be the most important I have given to date.
In Love and Liberty, Robin (Blue Republican)
This was so nice to see. Glenn gets a lot of fantastic points out in a very short amount of time. It's almost as if he knew once he started speaking truth, they'd try and cut him off. Awesome job Glenn!
The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.
AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011
Thanks RonPaulforfreedom for link