(INDYRADIO 1June15) Last week, the NSA began to shut down their mechanism for mass collection of phone data. The sunset of Patriot Act Section 215 that occured at midnight is only one possible reason. Sections 201 and 206 also expired at midnight, and have seen little public discussion. The original "Patriot Act" was cobbled together in a way that made analysis difficult from the start.
Rumblings I hear about resurrecting Robert Taft from the dead for lack of a contemporary Hero are misguided. If you must choose a Republican, Warren G. Harding is your man. Here he is seen on April 12, 1922, throwing the first ball of the baseball season.
An offshore drilling ship and the rig that it towed must leave the Port of Seattle, or the city will levy fines of $500/day against Royal Dutch Shell, as they prepare for a trip to the Artic, using Seattle as a layover. This is a sharp contrast to the treatment they receive in Washington, DC, where the Obama administration has fast-tracked artic drilling.
Washington, D.C.(18May15)—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards.
(1Sept14) We now know that a massacre of 40 Kurdish workers on December 28, 2011 was accomplished with aid from the US. Tracking courtesy of NSA was revealed by Edward Snowden, and published by Der Spiegel on Sunday.