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WSJ: Big Brother also collecting credit-card transactions

As if the surveillance state didn’t have enough to do, what with tracking every call in America and scanning every Internet transaction. The Wall Street Journal reported late last night that the NSA has been cataloguing credit card transactions as well, rendering utterly void any concept of transactional privacy:
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UN says nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict

The United Nations’ human rights office said Thursday that almost 93,000 people have been confirmed killed in the Syrian conflict, but the real number is likely to be far higher.

Its analysis documented 92,901 killings in Syria between March 2011 and the end of April 2013, said the U.N.’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, but she acknowledged that it was impossible to put an exact figure on the death toll from Syria’s upward spiral of violence.

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California Votes to Allow Boys to Shower with Girls in Public Schools

Parents, how would you feel if you found out that your junior or senior high school daughter was showering with a boy at school?  Then how would you feel if you were told by the school that there is nothing they or you can do about it?

The California Assembly (same as House of Representatives in most states) passed Assembly Bill 1266 by a 46-25 vote.

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Istanbul warzone: Thousands of protesters try to reclaim Taksim Square

(Video) – Riot police have fired volleys of tear gas as thousands of protesters are trying to reclaim Taksim after being forced out in fierce clashes with law enforcement. Thick smoke blankets the square.

Turkish riot police are driving thousands into narrow side streets, Reuters report citing witnesses, with water cannon vehicles advanced across the square. Struggling to disperse the crowd, riot police  water- cannoned a disabled protester who was unable to leave Taksim.

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Europe alarmed by US surveillance

The EU is demanding assurances that Europeans’ rights are not being infringed by massive, newly revealed US surveillance programmes.

Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding plans to raise the concerns with US Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday.

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Air Force Removes ‘God’ From Logo

A Virginia lawmaker is calling on the Air Force to reverse a decision to remove a Latin reference to “God” from a logo after an atheist group complained.

Rep. Randy Forbes, (R-VA), said the Air Force removed the logo several weeks ago from the Rapid Capabilities Office. The patch included a line written in Latin that read, “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.”

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‘Illegal Immigration Will Be a Thing of the Past’

After the U.S. Senate voted to pass the motion to proceed to floor debate on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that this bill would solve illegal immigration and secure the border. “Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,” Schumer said on the Senate floor, celebrating the passage of the motion to proceed.

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Land Of The Rising Bail In: Deposit Confiscation Coming To Japan Next

We now know that ‘muddle through’ is over, and just as we noted here “there may only be painful ways out of this crisis” as we evidenced by Europe’s attack on Cypriot depositors. With the pillars of Abenomics starting to crumble, it seems plans are afoot to prepare for the bank failures that will come from a BoJ-inspired out-of-control bond market.

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Ron Paul: When you have a dictatorship, truth becomes treasonous

(Video) – Former Congressman Ron Paul offered up a heaping portion of Constitutional liberty on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live yesterday when he addressed the recent NSA spy grid scandal, which has linked several high tech giants, including Facebook, Microsoft and Skype, to a secret program in which the government agency was allowed access to those companies’ servers.

Asked if he considered NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden a hero, Paul answered, “Well… he’s done a great service because he’s telling the truth and this is what we are starved for. The American people are starved for the truth.”

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State TV: Suicide attacks kill 14 in central Damascus

WEB Notes: Isaiah 17:1.

A pair of suicide attacks in central Damascus on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and injured 31 others, Syrian state TV reported.

The explosions took place near a police station, a police source said.

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61: Mount Veniaminof volcano erupts in Alaska

A weak eruptive activity has started from the volcano. Since last night, weak ash emissions have appeared from the central cone of the caldera of the volcano.

The new activity is accompanied by a persistent steam plume and increasing volcanic tremor. So far there seem to be no lava flows or other significant eruptive processes.

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A Call To The Invisible Army Of The Restoration Of Liberty

(Video) – An address to those in government who know of governmental wrongdoing and crimes to come forward and save the Republic. I make one serious error and please forgive me; Government does not “give” us liberty, but should give us protection of our liberty!!!! Read More

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