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Unclear on the concept cavalcade continues to corrupt citizens’ consciousness

Unclear on the concept cavalcade continues to corrupt citizens’ consciousness

by Patrick Devlin Ripped from the headlines, the news seems to suggest that rank and file democrats are following their standard bearer’s ‘style’ when it comes to solving some of the more pressing and complex problems that we face togehter as a nation. Its good to know that these followers have appreciated the efforts made by the Obama administration to “set the tone” as we sally forth together to solve these troubling and significant criminal and cultural problems. Democratic leadership acts as anti-equal justice vigilante, taking personal initiative to smash the concept of equal protection under the law with of […]

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To hell with the heelots and then, to the hills

To hell with the heelots and then, to the hills

by Patrick Devlin As this divided, infrastructurally decrepit, middle class obviated, finance industry indentured, environmentally forsaken, compassion suppressing, rich get richer, war is the only answer, private capital coddling country slides off the rails towards the only demise that its choices can afford it, inhabited as it is by government protectors of big business who scream about government overreach, pettifogging mouthpiece Nobel Peace Prize winners who describe their child victims as terrorists expecting that their ‘framing’ absolves them from war crime guilt, humanitarians who call for the cindering of civilians, government regulators who claim they have only the power to […]

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DEA fakebook : parallel construction

DEA fakebook : parallel construction

by Patrick Devlin Reuters has reported that the National Security Administration has been sharing information gleaned through its extensive secret systems of surveillance with the Drug Enforcement Administration for more than a decade. The information sharing, which has resulted in convictions of criminals in drug cases, has brought the law enforcement practice known as “parallel construction” to the awareness of US citizens who have reacted with astonishment, given the popular conceptions that Americans have about due process as it is articulated in the US Constitution. The NSA, which has been revealed in recent months to be utilizing sophisticated techniques and […]

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FBI use of unmanned drones constrained by unwritten rules

FBI use of unmanned drones constrained by unwritten rules

by Patrick Devlin The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI owns and operates unmanned surveillance drones that have been used by the agency for surveillance purposes. Mueller, responding to a question asked by Iowa senator Chuck Grassley, advised the committee that the FBI surveillance drones have been used in surveillance operations on American soil. Mueller, in an attempt to assuage the concerns of the congressional overseers, assured that the FBI’s use of unmanned surveillance drones to spy on Americans was “very seldom” and only in “particular instances.” Mueller further […]

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them sparkleponypoopmunchers will just have to get used to the ‘trade offs’

them sparkleponypoopmunchers will just have to get used to the ‘trade offs’

by Patrick Devlin >> ahhh..the inexplicablity to regular dullards of the complex nature of constitutional protections that have no meaning or application “if you only knew what we know and how much we are protecting y’all” its just those plain ‘ol super human thought processes only accessible to the humans.who.used.to.be.partisan.hacks but now are super.humans because lesser party hacks voted for them gwbush : “I asked the White House counsel’s office and the Justice Department to study whether I could authorize the NSA to monitor al Qaeda communications into and out of the country without FISA warrants…Both told me I could. […]

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Count Von Count Counts 20 Times the Administration Has Blown Off Targeted Killing Memo Requests : emptywheel Remember: Sequestration was Obama’s Idea : Black Agenda Report Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony [Updated: VIDEO] : Village Voice States with “High Rate” Income Taxes are Still Outperforming No-Tax States : Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Africa and AFRICOM : Neo-Imperialism and the Arrogance of Ignorance : Counterpunch Americans see biggest monthly income drop in 20 years : CNN Money Supreme Court shields warrantless eavesdropping law from constitutional challenge : Glenn Greenwald, Guardian UK

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previous president promotes the possibility of prohibiting prohibitionists

previous president promotes the possibility of prohibiting prohibitionists

The former president of Columbia harshly criticized the United States’ pursuit of the failed “drug war” in a recent interview on Spanish radio. Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, who was president of Columbia from 1990 to 1994 and subsequently served for ten years as the Secretary General of the Organization of American Sates, said that, while the US refuses to accept the reality that people use drugs, “We cannot be condemned to live in war because the Americans do not want to talk about it.” Trujillo was interviewed in advance of April’s Summit of the Americas, where Columbia’s current president has stipulated […]

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